Allison Rapp

Feeling Misunderstood? That Makes It Tough To Get Clients!

Discover and learn how to use your natural strengths—you'll be better understood by potential clients and that will get you a better practice.

Do you ever feel misunderstood when you talk to someone you know would benefit from your work?

You go away from the conversation knowing something missed, and the person just isn’t going to get the help you could give?

I used to feel that way a lot… I even got to the point of thinking that there really only were a few people—out of billions on the planet—who would ever really want what I had to offer. I began to wonder how many people I’d have to talk to, in order to find enough clients to earn a living.

It took me longer than I like to admit to figure this out—but it hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized that there was a direct connection between feeling misunderstood and being unable to make a living with my practice!Feeling Misunderstood- Blog title custom

The root of the problem

See, I didn’t really want to “sell” anything to anybody.

Can you relate?

And the whole thing of trying to “sell” when you don’t want to do it at all… well, it makes you feel like somebody else, and that leads directly to showing up in a way that your potential clients don’t really see who you are.

When people can’t understand you and don’t see who you really are, they can’t figure out why they need you.

And one thing is absolutely certain: When they don’t know why they need you, they don’t become clients.

Are you cut out for this?

It wouldn’t surprise me if you thought maybe… “No, not really.”

And you’re in good company, because lots of practitioners feel like they’re just not cut out for getting clients.

They believe they have to overcome a massive weakness, because they just can’t become that horrible salesperson they think they’d have to be in order to “sell.”

Believe me—I get it.

As I said, I’m not a fan myself… and luckily…

That’s not the end of the story!

You see,  a big part of this problem vaporizes when you realize that you don’t have to focus on selling! Selling is like forcibly pushing somebody uphill toward the finish line.

I can’t think of anyone I know who wants to do that.

But you can get those same people to that same line by going alongside them,  encouraging them to put one foot in front of the other.

As long as you’re communicating in that way, you can call it anything that fits with who you are… persuasion, education, giving information, developing a relationship. 

It’s gentle, it’s easy, it’s respectful. It’s never pushy or manipulative. It doesn’t make you feel bad about yourself.

And I know a lot of people who feel just fine about that. Do you? Does it fit with the person you see yourself as being? I hope so, because…

You’ve got that covered!

The extremely good news is that you already have natural abilities that persuade [insert your word here] people.

I didn’t just make that up—I know it’s true, because we all have those abilities! You know what else is true? When you use them with intention, they show up like super-powers!

The funny thing is that you’re already using those abilities all the time in daily life! But I’ll bet you probably don’t even pay attention to them—precisely because they don’t make you feel weird, unnatural, sleazy or icky!

They just make you feel like… you, being who you are when you’re at your best!

Being yourself is natural and easy, and it helps you get clients…

That’s why I want to help you unearth your super-powers—so that you can start using them in your practice… actively cultivating them so that the real you shows up to speak with potential clients in a way that’s clear and unmistakable… so people know why they should say “Yes!”

It might seem crazy that we’d need help to figure out what they are, but the fact is that most of us have learned to hide our abilities because they don’t fit with who we think we’re supposed to be.

The first step in turning that around is discovering your natural super-powers and I’ve got a free course for you that will help you use them in relation to change.

Just click here to get started.


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