From Passion To Profit – Transcript
Hello, Radiant One and a very big and a very warm welcome to today’s episode.
If you have ever had like a deep longing or a desire to do something in the world only to have it immediately be followed by the thought or idea of, “Oh, I can’t do that because you know there’s no money in that” or “I won’t ever make a profit for that” or “I won’t be able to live off that,” then today’s episode is specifically for you.
I want to share a story about one of my very, very first clients that I had many moons ago and how that is what she told me in the very, very first session that we had.
We were joined and I was coaching her through her priorities and her values and then this idea came up, like this calling I want to say.
Not Just an Idea
It wasn’t just an idea. It was a deep longing. It was a calling.
This is what she really, really wanted to do but her immediate sentence after that was, “But there’s no money in that.”
Which I then questioned and I asked her, “Are you sure?”
Thinking yourself limited will hold you back
She was very taken aback because in her blocked or limiting – I don’t want to say limiting beliefs, that was what she had made herself into believe, that there was absolutely no money in doing that one thing that she knew that she wanted.
So instead she was destined to be slaving away at a job that she just hated that was not tapping into her full resources, that was not bringing her joy or satisfaction, that was not visionary. It was none of the things that she really wanted to feel or be in when she thought about this one calling.
So what we did was in her case, like I said I questioned her and then I gave her exercises and commitments to do and “to do’s” in which she would begin researching this area.
She would begin seeing – because it may or may not be true.
Start by Researching
If you have a deep desire and a calling and a wish to do something but your idea is that that’s not possible because of x, y, z, it may be because there’s no money in it. It may be because there’s a lot of people doing the same. It may be because no one’s ever done it before.
There may be a million reasons that come up. It doesn’t have to be about the money. It can be another thing. If there’s a thought that is limiting you, telling you you can’t x, y, and z because of x, y, and z, my purpose with this episode is to inspire you to question that and to do your research and to see is that really possible?
Now, for my client, what she wanted to do – she was a what is called – you would probably call it a mental coach but she was specialized within sports psychology and her passion, her calling was in coaching what’s called the sub-elite which is a teenager.
Once we have a huge mass of athletes that are very, very good at what they do but there is about 20 percent of those that are destined for other things – or for greater things, I want to say.
Maybe it’s not even 20 percent but there is very few who actually make the jump from being an amazing junior athlete to being an incredible senior athlete and actually having a professional career.
Her passion, because she saw that about 80 percent never made the jump. It was only about 20 percent who was able to make that jump and her passion was to coach those, to work with those, to mentally prepare those, that sub-elite, those teenagers for the years that would come, the years of a professional athlete.
Prioritizing – Love is The Way
Once I got her – first of all, we got her priorities straight in terms of the job that she had that was feeding her and we got some structure in place. We organized and of course we followed the heart because that, to me – that’s the number one thing. It will never lead you astray.
It may bring up challenges and obstacles and blocks and sabotage and all of that shit that you gotta’ clear but the heart will never lead you astray.
That is my number one.
Love is the way.
Putting services and products in place
So that’s how we worked. We put in place services and products both for not only that group because for that particular group of young adults, those who are paying for them are of course their parents.
So not only did we set up products and services for the young adults. We also set up products and services for the adults, for the parents that are supposed to take care of this child and how to deal with this child.
Don’t max out your credit cards!
We allowed it to expand from within. She knew what she wanted to do and she began expanding from that. I want to say I know there are coaches who will tell you to go jump off a cliff or max out your credit cards and blah, blah, blah. That’s not something that I ascribe to.
Exciting Butterflies are ok
Yes, there will be times when you need to make a decision that will make your heart pump like crazy and yes, there will be times when those decisions you make will make it seem as though you’re jumping off of a cliff.
But you don’t have to do it all at once.
You can start small.
You can take small steps and expand and expand and expand, grow your courage, grow your strength, your spine, your belief in yourself, your confidence and so forth. You can really expand from within and that’s what we did in working with her.
Needless to say, I guess, the results were astounding because not only was there people willing to pay, they were willing to pay, I don’t want to say a lot but they were willing to pay because this is a group and an area where the parents are already “conditioned” to this and they want to see the best for their children.
Also, the children once they become those athletes, they’ve understood the importance of coaching.
It’s been years now but that one client today runs a very, very successful sport psychology business. She has employees. She works with Olympians. She works with athletes across the world. She is a sought-after expert on both national TV and radio and in magazines as well.
What’s holding you back?
So that I hope will inspire you to ask yourself, “Is this true? Is the limiting idea that I have – “ which is what it is – “Is the limiting idea I have, is that something that is true? Or could there be a way, a possibility?”
If you’re someone who’s stuck in that, working with a coach like me is something that can support you tremendously, as it did for her. This is how she got organized.
It’s how she got prioritized. It’s how she got supported while she created essentially her empire and that’s what she wanted. She wanted that.
If you’re someone who feels called, who feels called by like a deep desire, who has a desire to do that, I invite you to book your free discovery session with me. You can go to Mariaestela.com/apply.
It is a totally free session.
There is no strings attached.
It is a real session and it’s a way for you and I to see if I am the right one to support you in bringing to life that which you’re here to birth because if something is tugging at your heartstrings and has been for a while, it deserves at least you researching it and taking it apart and looking at it to see if possibly this could be your calling and your business and your life.
I’d love to hear from you
So I would love to hear from you in the Comments below. What inspired you the most and tell me what is tugging your heartstrings?