Managing Your Emotions When Asking For Money

One of the biggest obstacles preventing us from charging the fees we desire is ASKING for them.

And it’s not without good reason.

Navigating the “money conversation” in sales appointments is oftentimes the most emotionally intense part of the entire sales cycle.

So much so, that it’s one of the most common problems I’m asked for help with by the clients that I coach.

They want to stop settling for uninspiring compensation and raise their rates, but the words won’t come out when the topic comes up with prospects.

The video below is an excerpt from a recent presentation I delivered in my group coaching program explaining this very issue.

In it, I highlight the importance of neutrality when talking about money with prospects and the common pitfalls to avoid when navigating this vital part of enrolment conversations.

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Another common mistake is getting overly
emotional when talking about money. Now

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you may be emotional when it comes to
money, you probably are. In fact, everyone

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is, to some degree. But being obvious
about your emotions towards money, when

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talking about money, and asking for money
from your prospects is absolutely deadly.

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Because look, you may have emotions
about money like “money is

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my saviour, I need money so much”
and if you have that

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kind of, emotional attachment to it, so “I
need to… I need to keep all the money I

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have” and “You have money? Yes! I
need it, I need it, I need it!”

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So if you’re making money a condition for
your emotional well-being.

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If you have that kind of,
survival mentality when it comes

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to money. And then you’re asking for it
in that way to your prospect, they’re

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going to get super-repelled by that. They’re
just going to get so off-put. And it’s going to

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reek of neediness. It’s going to completely
tarnish any rapport that you’ve built.

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Because it’s now “okay, so now you’re
talking about money, now you’re getting

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all hyped-up about it, and now you’re
doing everything in your power to

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try and extract it from me in some kind
of way.” So, there’s that, kind of, piece.

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And then there’s, resenting money.
That’s another kind of,

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that’s an emotion about money but on the
other side. Where it’s like, being

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almost disgusted by it, or repelling it.
Or not really being okay with it.

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Kind of, pushing it away to some degree.
And then, so when you’re asking your

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prospect for it, you avoid
talking about it. You don’t really

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want… It’s like, you ask for it, but you
don’t really want it, so it’s like you’re

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really confused about it.
And if you gasp.

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You get all sweaty, your palms start
sweating, you get really

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worked up, when it comes to talking about
money with your prospect. Again, that’s

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going to repel. So as much as possible,
you need to be as neutral as possible to

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make this work, and to ask for the fees
you want. Because usually, most people

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don’t end up asking for the prices that
they want, because they’re so afraid that

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someone will say “no” to them, or someone
may shame them by saying “Wow, I can’t

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believe you charge that much!” “That’s
outrageous!” “That’s exorbitant!” “That’s

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extortionate!” And if someone says
that about you, how do you feel?

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“Oh my God, this was my pricing decision,
I must be a selfish person.”

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“I can’t believe that I’m doing
this to people, and I’m harming them by

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charging them money for
offering a service.”

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You have to be really aware of this point.

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And the thing is, I know that this
sounds easy. I know it sounds

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easy. I know that, me just saying “getting
emotional when talking about money to

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your prospect”, is just a bullet
in a presentation. And we’re talking

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about things that could take you months
or years. Most people spend lifetimes

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trying to really detach emotionally from
the things that they have.

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And I’m asking you to just not
be emotional, I get that. But that’s

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really part of the entire value of
getting coached. Is by not being so

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emotionally attached to people, places
and things. That’s really where a lot

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of value of coaching comes in. And
coaching is going to supplement, and aid

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you being able to get results in any
area, especially when it comes to sales.

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Because really this is critical. Getting
emotionally freed-up and detached from

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outcomes happening. From things
happening that you don’t like, or

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things happen that you do like.
Just getting into an emotional mess,

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really, will inhibit
performance and results.

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