Why Aren't You Charging More for Your Design Genius?
Who here has ever felt like an imposter in their business? Raise your hand. C’mon, don’t be shy.
Every single person should be raising their hand because we’ve all felt it — that feeling that my designs are not worth that price tag, that I can’t charge more because I don’t have enough experience or a degree I can frame on the wall and point to as evidence I spent years studying for this career.
Everyone has that tiny voice in the back of their head whispering these things, but that doesn’t mean you have to listen to it. And don’t forget that ultimately you are in control of your thoughts … sometimes they just need extra guidance or a heavy hand to steer away from the edge of that massive, looming cliff.
So when that little voice tries to speak up, tell it to bugger off and replace those mutterings with positive, powerful affirmations.
If that voice whispers, “You can’t charge $X price for your design because you don’t have enough experience,” then holler back, “I hear your silly little voice but you are wrong. Goodbye!”
Follow that up with a replacement thought, such as “My designs are priced correctly because they reflect the hard work I do and my creative nature in bringing clients dream homes to life.”
THIS is how you overcome imposter syndrome and gain enough confidence to charge what your designs are truly worth.
Want a step-by-step guide? Well here you go:
- Think like a non-imposter thinks: Keep writing and rewriting that new script in your head whenever that little voice speaks up.
- Visualize success: See yourself and your business fulfilling your big goals down the road.
- Find a mentor: Someone who can coach you through the rough patches.
- Keep showing up: Be courageous, take risks, fake it till you make it as they say.
- Fail forward: Give yourself grace when there’s a mishap, then learn from it.
- Reward yourself: Celebrate even the smallest victories. (Just don’t go on a shopping spree each time.)
- Comparison is the thief of joy: Oh, social media. The best example of the grass is always greener on the other side. Except for it’s not… after all, they are probably using filters.
What’s wrong with being confident? Nothing, absolutely nothing. And once you grasp that, you can tackle all the other parts of your business that trickle down from there. I’ll be focusing on those details in the coming weeks on the blog.