I felt like I was going to puke when I thought about closing my sliding scale. I loved this shit out of my clients (and still do!) and I knew some wouldn’t continue if I changed my pricing structure.
I felt pulled to do it but was terrified. And it took me about a year of coaching and therapy and journaling before I was willing to change. I gave every client 6 months’ notice so that they had time to make the decision and we had time for closure, if necessary.
And I visioned new ways to run an ethical business.
I realized the patriarchy told me I had to help EVERYONE. So, I acknowledged that I won’t be able to help EVERYONE and I’m not meant to.
I only have 15 one on one spots, so I won’t be working with the whole world and that’s okay.
And I’d often make mistakes with the sliding scale because every client was paying a different rate. After I closed it and transitioned with some dear clients, I got clarity about the scholarship.
3 spots. 50% off. Open every 6 months. And I don’t make mistakes because it’s all streamlined.
And I acknowledge even with a 50% reduction, some people will not be able to access these spots.
I can’t help everyone and I’m not meant to.
But I love that I get to give a lot of writing, webinars and podcasts away for FREE. And put some of my profits towards organizations and causes that matter to me and reach folks who’ll never read my stuff or work with me.
If you have a sliding scale and you feel good about it, that’s amazing! And the way I’m contributing is amazing too!!
There’s not one way to run an ethical business, and you get to choose!
So, if you’re an ideal candidate for my scholarship, I’d love to have check it out here.
Or if you know someone who’s an ideal candidate, I’d be absolutely honoured if you’d share this with them.
Love and ethics,
PS If you have any questions, ask me! I answer all emails and DMs myself :).