Money is often a dirty word in the yoga and spiritual communities, and the idea that we should make money as spiritual entrepreneurs is often ridiculed, shunned, and shamed. This is an outdated way of thinking, and that belief system keeps us small and impoverished. Listen to Alanna share her insights of two decades of wading through this particular challenge, and coming out the other side with a multi-six figure business. She offers specific tips and tricks to elevate your spiritual entrepreneurship and embrace your inherent value.
Of course, today we’re gonna cover one more topic. Spiritual entrepreneurship, I know that this can be difficult. Please believe me, I have lived this and led for this dream for many, many years, and it’s something that I’ve been through personally it’s so close to my heart and it’s one of the reasons why I continue to talk about this in a big way as I possibly can to my fellow yoga teachers and spiritual practitioners, because I am of the whole-hearted belief that you should not be broke doing what you do in fact I think that you should be thriving doing what you do, the type of work that you do as a spiritual leader. Is valuable, it’s incredibly valuable, and it has been valued. Well, throughout history, though, I must say that there had been some terrible stigma and full rumors in the spiritual and yoga community is percolating for the last few decades that say, “Oh my gosh, because you’re a spiritual teacher you shouldn’t charge for what you do.
Well, my friend, we’ve got to stop shooting ourselves.
And in fact, yes, we need to charge for what we do.
When we don’t value our work when we give it away for free, we are telling the world it is not valuable.
Most of us have invested quite a bit of money in our education and if we think about it for a minute, there are a lot of other careers where when you invest in your education, you are rewarded with a higher income invest education into some kind of degree, and you are rewarded with a higher income, you’re invested in some kind of training and you’re rewarded with a higher income. It’s odd that in yoga and spiritual circles that that’s actually not thought of as the case I’ve experienced on this personally as a business woman, people emailing to say it, I shouldn’t charge for what I do.