Women’s History Month Day 2: JK Rowling

JK Rowling became the first billionaire author ever in the wake of her success with Harry Potter. 

Often celebrated for her perseverance in getting her first novel published after being rejected 12 times, it was actually what happened long BEFORE that first rejection that paved the way to her success. 

I’m honoring JK Rowling as the next noteworthy feminine phenom for using this feminine super power: RECEIVING. 

She describes the experience of coming up with Harry Potter as “the characters dropping into my head, fully formed”. 

I don’t know about you, but I’d be quick to dismiss an idea about wizards, owls, and quidditch. 

Not JK. 

She received that idea and ran with it; all the way to the billionaire’s bank while igniting the hearts and imaginations of the planet. 

Soooo often women are quick to qualify their dreams with phrases like “I know this sounds kinda ridiculous, and I have no idea how to actually do this or if this is even a thing, but I’ve always wanted to…”

Girl, that’s the calling!! RECEIVE IT! Once you put the SLIGHTEST bit of action to it, the path will reveal itself. 

((Sneak Peek- she’ll be back 2 more times this month for maximizing other feminine qualities on her road to success))

Is it OK to Charge for That?

There’s an interesting question women advisors ask that their male counterparts don’t ask. 

In the last two weeks I’ve spoken at a women’s Financial Advisor conference and mostly women’s Travel Advisor conference. 

A common question among them is always: 

“Is it okay to charge a planning fee?” 

The question most men ask is:

“How much can I charge for my planning fee?”

Perhaps it’s because the men I work with are more established in their careers and have reached their pinnacle BECAUSE they charge for their wisdom. 

But there’s a different ramp-up conversation with women to generate the buy-in that their wisdom is valuable and more than worthy of charging a fee. 

The Wisdom Economy is alive and well. Leadership and guidance are SO VALUABLE in a world where options beget more options and we all have decision fatigue. 

What’s it worth for your clients to understand that you are advising based on THEIR best interests, not YOUR commissions.

The ability to cut through the noise, provide viable options, and offer objective perspective is invaluable. 

Consider how much time and energy you are saving your clients to help make empowered choices. What’s that worth?

And then there’s this secret weapon that we have. Our intuition! We have the ability to hit the sweet spot of head + heart in our leadership. What’s THAT worth?!?!!! 

Consider how many hours, resources, and relationships have contributed to ALL your wisdom. What’s it worth for you to condense all of that into one concise conversation? 

One of my favorite strategies for determining your fee is to pick a number in your head. 

Now double it. 

Women are notorious for doubting our worth. But getting that first check is a great reminder that we’re worth so much more than the products we sell. 

Having someone write you a check just to have your brain on a part of their life? 

More of THAT please!!!

Do what you love  Charge what you’re worth  Be nice at home!