We’d been on the phone for almost 2 hours -
I’d never done anything like this before, & frankly, I was scared, deep down.
Kweku Riverson, a coach who works with his wife Jessica, was explaining how their coaching program I was interested in worked.
It was exactly what I needed to bust open my business - but I was fixated on the price. I’d never invested in myself at this level -
It was a $5000 program for 10 weeks. I knew it was valuable.
But I didn’t trust myself.
Didn’t trust I’d be able to implement what I learned.
Or that I could make back the investment. At that time I was charging FAR less than my value - and far less than market prices.
Because I DIDN’T trust myself.
The thing was, I trusted Kweku - at the beginning of our call he told me to guess how to spell his name, and I was woefully off!
We talked about Ghana, his original home, and…
WE LAUGHED> a lot.
Though I knew this was a sales call, it felt more like a conversation.
I don’t know how this man had so much patience with me to talk with me (not at me) for 2 hours…
but over the last 3 years of knowing him, I’ve seen him be infinitely patient with clients, Facebook morons, and white people.
He said at the end of the call, ‘Jen - let’s break the payments up for you. We can do 3 payments of $1667. It actually comes out to be three dollars less than if you paid up front!’
And we laughed again.
I opened my bank account - my OWN business bank account which I’d been squirreling money into for months - and there was $1767 in there.
I had enough for the first payment!
I didn’t have to run it by my husband (a GIANT limiting belief I had at the time) and could pay for it with money I’d already earned!
In that moment, I could’ve said, “This will only leave me with $10 in there.”
Instead I said, “Wow! I have enough and actually have 10 dollars left over!”
I trusted myself - and said, “I don’t know how, but if I’ve made this much already, I can make it again.”
I never missed a payment - and more than tripled my investment before the program was over.
Self-trust is scary. Maybe right now, you feel like you don’t trust yourself so say the ‘right’ thing or ‘do’ the right thing.
I get it - self-trust requires us to take chances on ourselves - and I don’t know about you -
I’ve cheated on myself a WHOLE lot.
How likely would you be to trust someone who’s let you down as many times as you’ve let yourself down?
Right now is not a time to let yourself down. It’s not a time to hide.
It’s a time to trust - to trust that you know what the next step is for you -
Maybe for you it’s
Yesterday I spent time with Kweku - he’s in Seattle, but he’s captivating on video. I watched & listened to him take the time to educate me - a white, spiritual, privileged woman, who’s not sure what to say or do right now.
If YOU are looking for education…
And a little humor (He’s funny as hell with several ‘Brace yourself for this information, white people’ moments)..
Please watch his video. Share it if you’re moved.
Kweku has read this message & gave me permission to share it with you.
If you want to know what to do next for you -
In your life
In your business
In your community
In your country -
Ask for help.
There are so many experts out there on whatever it is you need to do to get to the next level for yourself.
Most importantly: trust yourself. Stop BEATING YOURSELF UP. Stop worrying about whether will people roll their eyes or unfollow you or unsubscribe or make a nasty comment.
OF COURSE THEY WILL.
Let them go.
Stop sacrificing your self-trust - and take action.
If you have questions, resources, or education for me - forward it over! I answer all my own emails and am happy to listen to you.
TL;DR: My friend Kweku taught me some shit I never knew this week. He’s prolific and will help you feel educated - which promotes self trust!~. Watch his video here -
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