Smash your money blocks

, 10.00 - 13.00
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Have you ever thought that your thoughts and behaviour around money might be holding you back in business? We all have set patterns around money, which come from our own individual experiences, as well as the culture around us and even the industry we work in. For example, how did your parents speak about money or treat it? Do you think it’s rude to discuss income? Do you feel your services should be cheaper because you work in a job that helps or heals people? Or work in the arts and hear the ‘starving artist’ myth day in, day out?

These patterns can affect us negatively when it comes to running our own business, or even asking for a raise if we work for someone else!

Your attitudes to money can affect how you set your prices, how you negotiate, how you target customers and many other aspects of your business, all of which ultimately affects your income. In this session we will:

  1. Identify individual, social/cultural and industry money blocks through a variety of exercises
  2. Understand the ways in which we might be self-sabotaging our business decisions
  3. Find meaningful ways to dispel our money blocks and still hold true to our ethics.
  4. Set practical new ways of behaving around our money for greater business success.

This workshop is for the self-employed, freelancers, entrepreneurs and even employees: we all have attitudes to money that may be holding us back. Come along to re-examine your relationship with money, learn how to make better financial decisions and focus on making the income you really want to achieve.

You will receive all the workshop slides with further resources to follow up on, as well as an eBook, The Storytelling Entrepreneur, which helps you re-frame your business story.

Bespoke advice

You have the option to book both the in-person workshop + a follow-up online 121 with Melissa, which will be booked with you at a mutually convenient time and date following the workshop. This private session, lasting 1 hour, will allow Melissa to give you bespoke advice on your money blocks.

Feedback from previous workshops run by Melissa Addey at the British Library:

  • Thank you again for all your insight, encouragement and openness.
  • Hard won gems of experience from someone who has actually done it. 
  • Simply and clearly presented. A really great experience.
  • Most enjoyed the practicality. Down to earth realistic attitude. 
  • Enjoyed the practical hints and tips and the honesty – showing the pros and cons of key issues – thank you!

(We do not take cancellations but if you are unable to attend on the day you will still receive the video playback, slides and eBook by email after the workshop.)

About the speaker

Melissa Addey spent fifteen years in business, developing new products for Sainsbury's Head Office and then mentoring over 500 entrepreneurs for a government innovation grant programme. In 2015 she became a fulltime self-published author and has a PhD in Creative Writing. She has been the Leverhulme Trust Writer in Residence at the British Library and written and published thirteen books, including historical fiction (8), non-fiction and a picture book for children. Her novels have been Editor's Choice at the Historical Novel Society and won the 2019 Novel London Award.

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Name: Smash your money blocks
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 10.00 - 13.00
Price: £40 - £90
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