How many of us think, “what’s the catch?” when we see “Free.” And many business owners loath the clients who always try to get something for free (the poverty mindset). But you can give free resources and have cash flow.
I have the heart of a giver but I did not know that there was a downside of this gift. If you do not have boundaries you will give away too much. Many coaches and mentors said, “People will not pay if you give it all away.” Not giving makes me feel empty but not earning money made me feel worse. I struggled for many years trying to find the right point for giving. How can I share my resources with wisdom?
“Michelle, think of the vessel you are pouring into.” “The size of the vessel determines the amount people are able to handle at once. And because you have so much to pour out you have to be aware of the amount.” I love those powerful encouraging words!
Desiree helped me to understand how I can give without giving too much. I later found a scripture in Leviticus 23:22 to help guide me further on this process.
We as Christian business owners should give. The world treats free users harshly. Free is usually a trick. People usually receive very little resources and are forced to pay to actually see any benefits. I believe that’s not the way God wants it to be. Going back to the bible verse I found in Leviticus it talks about leaving behind wheat for those who did not have a way to provide for themselves. The wheat that was left behind is the best of the wheat. It’s not the sad dried out wheat. God did not want them to consume all they had.
Leviticus 23:22 NIV “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.”
This process did not cost them extra resources and was already a part of their process. I have watched many business owners hire people to develop a free offer (Rich minded mindset). I am confused because this should be a portion of what you are already developing. If you have to increase costs to develop a free offering are you offering your best?
When you give your best even for free you will feel appreciated. Clients who can pay will be more encouraged to pay for more services. Those who won’t pay will eventually hop over to someone else. If they follow someone else, let them go because they are not your clients.
Get more information about developing “free” resources. “Avoiding The Free Backlash- The Giver and The Receiver”
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