Something most people don’t know about me is that I’m not on Instagram.*
I know that sounds crazy but I’ve found my mental outlook is far better without it.
I have greater mental clarity, more focus and it’s one less distraction to suck up my time.
Yesterday, I got a message from one of my team. We started talking about Freebie culture.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
It’s when coaches in our industry run around following free information on IG/YT/FB like a frisbee… hoping that ‘this resource’ or ‘that podcast’ will hold the secrets to all the challenges in their career.
Free content is like crack for coaches.
And in some ways, it really is.
Coaches are so hooked up to social media and its bite-sized free content that it’s like an IV bag full of dopamine.
Like a junkie looks for their next hit, there are people in this industry that are frothing at the bit for their next bit of free content.
Whether it’s content on IG, a podcast, or a downloadable… it’s all the same.
Now of course there isn’t anything inherently wrong with free content (we give away heaps for free).
Consume as much as you want…
The problem comes when it’s ALL you consume.
Here is why.
Contrary to popular opinion, more information is not the answer.
If it was, no one would be fat, no one would be poor, and no one would be as dumb as a doorknob.
But last time I checked… it hadn’t solved the issue.
So why doesn’t more information work?
Why are coaches still on the ‘hunt’ for free advice… even though in our own professions, we expect to be paid?
It’s a mindset thing.
See one of the hidden trade-offs with our Freebie culture is that it drags down our perception of value…
When something is ‘free’, its perceived value is low.
But if you took that very same resource and put a price tag on it — the value would immediately increase.
What that means is the resource itself isn’t the only thing that confers value…
The price attached to it does too.
Read that again.
That’s why we charge $147 per week to join our flagship training program. Because it’s such a big investment, it’s valued.
Sure, others try and do it for $70, but it doesn’t have the same impact.
Because the more that someone invests in something, the more they value it. And the more they value it, the more they act on it. And the more they act on it, the more they level up and get the results they want.
See how that works?
If you want to upgrade your thinking and start acting on the advice you obtain… the best thing you can do is pay for it.
Because once you pay for something, the transfer of money also transfers value.
That’s been one of my little secrets the past 4 years since I started paying for mentorship.
Now it’s yours.
Do with it what you will.