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Pricing Shit is Hard aka We All Have Epic Fails

You’d think that being as I’ve been working my money medicine and money magic for myself for so long that I’d have my shit together. But here’s the truth, we all have epic fails now and then. It’s called being human, and I’ve decided the pay-off for it is far better than the costs so I’m learning to roll with the punches and admit when I’ve been wrong.

It sucks, but it’s worth it.

Two weeks ago I launched my Shake it Out offering. I love Shake It Out, I love the depth and the power of the work. I love leading the sessions, I love following up afterwards I love hearing the results, but they are a lot of work. For me, and for the Wonder showing up and doing the work. Some of the Wonders in my world who had helped me test the offering talked to me about the price that I planned to launch with. Rather, they lectured me. They’d done the work and they thought it needed to be priced a lot higher.

But I told them I knew the value of my offering and I was just thinking of you.

And I was. I was thinking about what my things have cost before. About how I was launching completely new work – in a new to me field. I wanted the price to be not intimidating. I wanted it to be easy (or easier) for you to begin to work with me on your money. I was thinking of my new money work as easily branching out of the work I’d done before and not as its own reboot.

But then this thing happened after it launched. You see, I don’t lead my business alone, one of the key things I’ve learnt in my money explorations is that my Super Spirit League – those I talk to in ritual and divination and sacred spaces – are some of my best business advisors. They keep me plugged into my Perfect Self (what Fabeku calls your Bigness) and into The Work and over the last year of so I come to trust them and my big “S” Self above all else, in particular.

Once SiO launched, I’d go to them in ritual to talk to them about my next right steps – where should my energy be going, how did they want me to share the work, etc – and instead of answering that they started talking to me about the price. Over. And over. Again.

Until I finally had to admit I needed to raise the price. Now. Not when it started booking out, not slowly over the next few months, but today. (See that’s part of the deal, they do their part and I do mine. Listening and gratitude are two of my biggest contributions to the relationship.)

Pricing shit is hard.

Even though I let my Spirit League and real life team of Wonders guide me on everything else in the offering I didn’t listen about the price. I thought, they don’t now my people. Or they don’t realize I have a plan. Sometimes trusting that inner guidance is the fucking scariest thing ever. (Same goes for wise outer guidance too.)

But I was wrong.

I was wrong. Because instead of think about you (or rather instead of making presumptions about you) or about me (which is what I was really doing), instead of that I should have been thinking about The Work. I should have been putting The Work first and trusting that what I knew to be true of it really was worth the number that was inside of me. I should have taken a big deep breath and leapt off the ledge with that number already in place. Even though it was scary. Even though it seemed almost crazy.

Because I, more than anyone else, know that if something isn’t just a little damn bit scary then it’s wrong. I should have remembered that for myself too.

So now Shake it Out is $550.

I’m not announcing that it will go up next week because that’s a shit manipulation tactic meant to keep you from making a well thought out decision, meant to make you jump out of fear. SiO is intensive work, more intensive for you than me, and it deserves to be more than half assed, it demands that you definitely not come at it from a place of fear. But even beyond that I’m not very fond of manipulation to begin with. I love and respect you, everything about my work should reflect that truth.

And even though it feels fucking crazy to blog about this (I mean who does that) I know in my gut that it’s what I need to do. It’s my Next Right Step. So here it is. I’m blogging about it rather than just quietly raising the price because pricing shit is hard. Even when you are actively studying and engaging with money. Even when you have a super league of spirit and real peeps to guide you. It’s hard for me and it’s hard for you too, but I invite you to listen to your Super League – be they real or spirit – trust your gut, trust in Your Work and take the leap with me.

”Ask yourself what you are comfortable with and strive to stretch that boundary.” Denise Duffield-Thomas

Yours,
Megan


p.s. Forget Winter ~ Summer is coming. Summer of Money, that is. It'll be about money, but really, it will be about so much more than money!


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March 17, 2016   No Comments

Money Conversations: Exploring Our Worth with Alana Sheeren

You know that time someone you love made that off-hand comment or joke and what they said stabbed into you. And even though they’ve probably forgotten it because it meant nothing to them you’re still carrying it everywhere you go. Yeah… Alana talked to us a bit about how one of those moments has been impacting her relationship with money and with herself for years.

Because Money is Almost Never Just About Money

Watch the conversation here.

Once you watch the video we’d love to have you join us for Flourish and Grow my upcoming class all about shifting your current relationship with money from a codependent one to an aligned one. I’m pretty darn excited about it, if I do say so myself.

Yours,
Megan


p.s. Forget Winter ~ Summer is coming. Summer of Money, that is. It'll be about money, but really, it will be about so much more than money!


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March 16, 2016   2 Comments

Money Conversations: Turning the Tables with Megan Potter

It seems to me that if I’m going to ask you to talk to me about your money and your relationship with your money then it is only right that I’m willing to have that exact same conversation with you. Which is exactly why I asked the lovely Ellen Ercolini to interview me as the guest of my very own episode of Money Conversations.

And no, I’m not perfect with my money… Catch the whole conversation here:

Yours,
Megan


p.s. Forget Winter ~ Summer is coming. Summer of Money, that is. It'll be about money, but really, it will be about so much more than money!


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The Money Interview Part 2: Megan and Money Now

LM-Shake-It-Out-Promo-Square-URLLast week I shared part one of this interview where I talked a bit about my past relationship with money, so this week, I’m sharing a snapshot of what my money relationship has evolved into.

Which seems timely because today, with the full moon in Virgo (my birth sign you know), I’m leaning even further into all the money work that I’ve been studying and experimenting with in background for the last 8+ months and finally launching some of the money goodies I’ve been working on.

Today, Money Conversations went live with two videos: an interview with Ellen and one with Julia. But even more exciting than that, Shake It Out: A Money Healing for Whole Hearted Expansion, officially launches into the world today. It occurs to me though that before you are willing to delve into monster-filled-money-closets with me, you might want to know a little more about how I understand and work with money.

Megan’s Money Philosophy: aka What Money is To Me

When you talk about money I hear you talk about Right Relationship with Money. Can you define what you mean by that? What does being in Right Relationship with money mean to you in your life?

Right Relationship is a phrase my magic teacher, Briana Saussy, often uses and it appeals to my Earthy soul (relationships being key to Earth elemental people) but to me the term is powerful because it’s wholistic, it’s you in balance for right now, it’s in movement and it leaves room for expansion and evolution. Right Relationship isn’t some point we’re trying to achieve like a far off goal, it’s for right now and right here. And that is both beautiful and powerful, don’t you think?

So then being in right relationship with money specifically is about looking at the way you relate to money as a being or entity that is in every part of your life, and central to your survival. It is a measurement, the fuel, and a tool that can help you find contentment and satisfaction, experience your passion and build your dream. It seems to me if we need to spend that much time with it and it can do so much for us, shouldn’t we WANT a strong and healthy relationship with it?

Do you feel that anyone can be in Right Relationship with Money?

Right Relationship by its very definition is attainable by everyone because it’s merely about your personal relationship and the way you feel when you think about, deal with, or are around money. It’s not a measurable metric in practical means, that is to say, you aren’t in right relationship only if you have so much excess money each month, or make a certain amount a year, etc… etc… Right relationship is about a state of being and wholeness and not about metrics.

A good example is that they’ve done studies and found that the sweet spot for contentment in life is those who make $70,000 a year. Too much less than that and you can’t afford the few things that make life feel like more than work (vacations and Starbucks coffee say), a lot less and you are worried about making ends meet. But too much more than that and the focus becomes about how much you have and making more and keeping up on the fancy car payment you just got (though of course, if you’re working to be in right relationship with your money then that won’t be the case). Right Relationship is about finding that sweet spot for yourself, within your current circumstances (no matter what they are) and therefore is both something all of us can accomplish AND is the thing we are really looking for when we talk about wanting to make more money or be rich.

Can you share a bit about how your current relationship with money influences your life? (especially compared with your childhood or young adult stories?)

It. Is. Everything.

Before, in my twenties, even three years ago (or sometimes last year if we’re being transparent) money and I had a push pull relationship. We were highly codependent and dysfunctional. I wanted it, and I resented it. I felt kind of dirty for caring about it and I was terrified that this would be the month that Life failed me and we wouldn’t be ok. Thinking about money made me feel: sick to my stomach, afraid, tense, taut, full of discomfort and like I needed to be away, away, anywhere but here. All the worst parts of a roller coaster with none of the good. Phew… this made working, paying bills, and planning the next vacation/day/week feel like shit. I felt bad about money and I felt bad about myself on a pretty regular (if not daily) basis.

And then I got curious. It started because of a Bible verse “I have come so that you can have life and have it abundantly” (I love all the interpretations for it that you can see here.)

Thought #1: What the hell does that mean?
Thought #2: Whatever it is I definitely don’t have it!
Thought #3: Must figure out what it is and get. it.

Thus began a dozen + year journey to figure that shit out.

Here is what wealth and abundance are to me now: Open, Together, Play/Laughter. (This by the way is what it is to ME not what it is to you… definitions will vary.)

It’s not just something I know, it’s something I can measure on a moment to moment basis. “Is the idea of putting this into the world as an offering and doing it with clients making me feel Open? Does it feel playful and connecting? No. Then I’m not doing it.”

Did I play today? Was I open today? Did I connect/feel together with another person today? If no: then I did today wrong (and how can I correct that right now). If yes, I’m rich.

Is the way I’m behaving with my money right now making me feel open or closed down? Am I in connection with another with it or do I feel closed off by it? Is there room for play and laughter in this or have I gotten lost in worry and fear?

Am I paying attention to my money? To me?

Life is not unicorns shitting rainbow cupcakes. Some months I come up short. I have goals, some months I exceed them, others I miss. But my life, at the end of the day, is full of all the good parts of the roller coaster and the spinning tea cups with a very, very, short few of the plummeting parts. Life is night and day from what it was as a child and adult, and not all of that (or maybe even half of it) can be explained by dollar amounts.

I don’t think it’s enough to be in right relationship with money alone, but I do know that – as a very wise woman *ahem* you *ahem* pointed out to me – to bring alignment and right relationship with one area of your life is to bring it to some degree or another into the others too.

To Be Continued


This is Part Two of an Interview with the lovely Karen Wallace, read Part 1 here.

Yours,
Megan


p.s. Forget Winter ~ Summer is coming. Summer of Money, that is. It'll be about money, but really, it will be about so much more than money!


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