Marketing mental health is hard.
Earning enough money offering people a service for them to feel better about themselves is, surprisingly, hard.
Getting people to prioritise something that won't, on the surface, earn them more money, give them a better reputation or more stuff or, otherwise, enhance their lives visibly to the outside world, is hard.
Was I to offer a service where I'd triple your income so you could have more luxuries or more freedom to relax, I'd be rich by now. Was I to offer a service where you'd become famous and praised, I'd have a massive waiting list. Was I to give you the recipe for performing better at work and getting better results, I'd be famous myself.
But who wants to pay to simply feel better about themselves? What kind of investment of time and money is that? Especially, when I promise that you won't have quick results!
I'm a marketing nightmare!
But investing in yourself is your single best investment.
By liking yourself more, by increasing your self-esteem and confidence, by reducing your perfectionism and inner critic and by becoming better at communicating your needs instead of aggressively projecting your unresolved problems on to others and by getting to know and understand how your mind works you will, in fact, have a much richer life, you'll gain praise where it matters, you can increase your work performance but you might also learn that none of that really matters and prioritise feeling truly happy instead of chasing it at the end of the next rainbow, and the next and the next.
Your life, your choice!
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