Are you ready to Shine?

I’ve barely had time to breathe since December and now I can tell you all about it.

I took a contract full-time position working for TurboTax for tax season and it’s been a wild ride. (more about all the things I learned in the past 5 months later).

I took the contract because I knew it was time for a change. I’d been feeling a bit “meh” about my work as a marketing coach for mystics. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my clients and loved watching them succeed but something felt off and I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Now I know that it was just the Universe’s way of reminding me to hone in on my priorities and passions. I needed to get into alignment with myself.

Too much navel-gazing only begets more ennui and navel-gazing for me. I’m one of those people who needs to be DOING in order to figure out what it means to be BEING. Not everyone is this way, but with my stiff, strong thumbs and over-active Jupiter mounts and stars I know that moving and doing is a way for me to sort things out. Being on the go forces me to laser focus on my priorities and to clarify what matters most.

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Palmistry readings for clarity and purpose

It wasn’t long into my contract that I realized I didn’t miss the doing of marketing coaching.  In fact, I felt relieved that I could make the same amount of money working to empower our agents and contributing to an awesome team that I had made coaching. It was easy to do my work and I felt great getting paid for it!

I made a clear distinction — I love to HELP people with their marketing but even more so I love to groom people to rise to their best and find their message to put into the world. However, I felt pretty crappy trying to put together a one-size-fits-all system of marketing (which is necessary in order to scale and make a decent living) when I’m particularly jazzed about the ways we’re all so different and amazing. Just because I know a lot about marketing and sales (remember I did it in my corporate career for more than 15 years) doesn’t mean that my way of marketing is the only way. It certainly doesn’t mean that it will always work for you…primarily because you and I have very different fingerprint patterns, hand prints, DNA and astrological charts. So basically, it was a drag marketing myself as a marketing coach and I was starting to think I didn’t want to get paid to do it anymore. Which is when the TurboTax gig pretty much fell into my lap (still can’t figure out how they found me) and I said yes to the opportunity that the Universe was handing me on a silver platter.

Without that marketing stuff in the way, I realized that I missed reading hands. More than I thought I would. I still had the feeling that there was something else that will be added to the mix in my toolbox for helping people, but I missed looking at fingerprints and hands and lines and sharing that wisdom with people who are ready to hear it. Luckily I’ve had a number of colleagues hit me up for readings in our off hours and they’ve kept my schedule pretty full. Each of those readings was a blast and the people getting the readings were more than delighted with what they learned about themselves!

I’ve been doing readings all along while working full-time. Now that tax season is almost over – (can I get a Hallelujah and an Amen?!) I’ll be conducting 10 readings a month between my travels this summer.  They’ll be in person here in Tucson or by phone or Skype if you’re not lucky enough to live here 🙂 And if I can squeeze it in when I’m on the East Coast I’ll be happy to do your reading there too. (If you want to know where and when I’ll be in Virginia – send me an email or subscribe to my newsletter).

In the meantime, I’m working on listening to my heart to see what comes next while I’m hiking the mountains, walking as many miles as my feet will allow around this awesome town and putting together some new passion projects that have been on the back burner for way too long!

Want a reading? They’re first come-first served on the schedule. And you can reserve yours here.

 

 

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Communication Secrets

End Miscommunication Using Palmistry

Palmistry can help you communicate so you're understood

Did you ever play the “telephone” game? Where one person starts out with a short story or phrase and whispers it in the ear of the next person in line? This goes on through an entire line or classroom and the last person stands up and states out loud what she just heard.

It’s often funny to see how from the original a story can change after all that whispering. Communication is often confusing. Maybe that’s because we spend a great deal of time thinking about how we’re going to respond, or because we’re listening to their information and trying to put ourselves into their story.

Useful communication takes diligence on the part of the giver and the receiver. We can trace most of our personal and professional woes to miscommunication, and it’s not a great leap to see how the inability to communicate has led to unrest around the world.

Why is it such a challenge to communicate effectively?

Why do we have so much trouble saying what we really mean and hearing what other people are trying to convey?

We all have an innate style of communicating and it’s our wish or presumption that everyone else has the same style. Except they don’t.  Other people have a way of communicating that is innate to them and can seem alien to us.

This is where understanding your heart line type can help! Your heart lines show how you communicate. Your heart line also shows how you wish everyone would communicate with you!

There are four heart line types and each has its own style.

The Passionate or Diva heart line requires speed. They don’t have time for details and the history of how you came to your conclusion – they simply want to know what it’s got to do with them! Whether you’re selling to a Diva or trying to convince him to clean his room, it’s in your best interest to present the highlights in a useful, quick manner. You can help them by writing down reminders or deadlines and popping in with quick check-ins to ensure that you’re still top of mind. The Passionate can get easily distracted by shiny objects and new adventures. In conversation, they may promise to do something but at the appointed time, they don’t show up. Don’t take it personally, they ran down a rabbit hole after something else interesting and lost track of time.

The Nurturer heart line requires your time. They don’t like you to fast-forward in conversations and they enjoy learning all about your back story. They want to know how you feel and why you feel the way you do. Whether you’re selling to a Nurturer or want to get them to put down the phone and talk to you, it’s in your best interest to share your feelings.  Tell them why you feel your product or service will make a difference in their life and let them know how they’ll feel once they’ve made the purchase. To get them off the phone and into conversation, tell them, from your heart, how it feels when you get to spend time together, really listening to each other. The conundrum here is that the Nurturer truly feels she is connecting when she is on the phone using social media, texting and emailing other people!  Nurturers can lose track of time because they can get wrapped up in someone else’s story or drama. Don’t take it personally if a Nurturer shows up late because they were busy helping out a stranger who was lost. It’s their nature. However, it’s okay to call and let them know you’re waiting!

The Strong and Silent or Hermit heart line requires time to process information. This doesn’t mean he’s slow, it means he wants to have time to ingest what you’re sharing. He takes in information and lets it settle before he makes any decisions or responds.  Whether you’re selling to a Strong and Silent or trying to determine how he feels about you in your relationship, it’s in your best interest to make specific statements, ask specific questions and allow them time to respond. Give them specific dates and times when you’d like to follow up or continue the conversation. They don’t need multiple reminders, once they have your appointment on the calendar; they are going to show up! Although they really appreciate it when you reach out and give them a 24 hour courtesy reminder – that way they know that you are serious and will follow through!

The Philosopher or Romantic Idealist heart line requires information from you. She likes to get things right and is often worried that she doesn’t have enough information to make a wise decision.  Shecan come off as aloof and can seem distracted.  Whether you’re selling to a Philosopher or trying to get her to pick a place for dinner, it’s in your best interest to limit the options, give a specific deadline and let them know there is no wrong answer.  Philosophers are notorious for wanting to research just a little longer – they spend so much time in their head weighing pros and cons! If you don’t give them deadlines and take the pressure off about the possibility they may be wrong, you could be waiting a long time for a decision. Rest assured a Philosopher will be happy once the decision is made, just allow the time to ask any questions they need to make an informed choice.

These little snippets give you a quick overview of each heart line in real life. If you lean heavily to one of these types, note that if you’re having a hard time communicating with someone in your life, they may be coming from another heart line perspective! It doesn’t make them wrong, it makes them different.

Want to discover your heart line style? Order your mini-reading today!

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A clear guide on profitable psychic fairs

 

Palmists can use psychic fairs to build their platform

Over the weekend I went to a psychic fair in my new hometown of Tucson. On a personal level, I met some of the most amazing people and had a great time.

On a professional level I couldn’t help noticing that the event had low attendance and most of the vendors/readers were not busy at all.

As the founder of the Profitable Palmist, I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve profitability!  Here are some observations for the readers at shows like the one I attended this weekend.  These tips can help you if you’re at a super-crowded and busy show or a show that is under-attended.

  • Know why you’re there. Before you go, know your objective. Obviously making back the investment in the table is a great idea. More important is focusing on long term profitability. For instance, you may decide to charge a very low fee for a brief reading/consultation so that you can get to know as many attendees as possible. By doing so, you create a private focus group! When you know what questions people have about working with you and what challenges are in their lives, you have exactly the information you need to write tailored blog posts and newsletters! (Bonus – make sure you ask for contact information and permission to add people to your email list!) Focusing on the long-term has helped me find three perfect, year-long clients, all from a stint at a psychic fair! Go in with the end in mind and you’ll have more success than if you simply focus on a dollar amount.
  • Engage your audience. Remember, people RARELY buy the first time they see something –especially if they are still trying to figure out the whole “psychic” thing. They could be worried about breaking some rules related to their religious upbringing or they may just not be sure what an “Angelic Realm Transmission” is and rather than feel stupid by asking, they simply pass by. Make it easy for people to come up and learn what your modality can do for them. What results will they get? And for heaven’s sake, unless you have a medical reason for staying seated, get off your chair and stand up, say hello when people walk by, give them something to hold or read if they’re curious. (Basically, be the person you’d like to meet if you were in a venue where you were a little nervous and unsure of yourself. Make them feel welcome!)
  • Collect their contact information so you can continue the conversation. If your table is appealing and you welcome people they are likely to engage in conversation and ask questions. If they seem intrigued or interested in learning more, ask them if they’d like to receive occasional emails from you where you share more information like the conversation you just had. Let them know it’s free and they can unsubscribe at any time.  Another tip – ask for their phone number as well. Not everyone will give it to you but if you follow up with a phone call after the show to thank people for stopping by, you will make a great impression and I guarantee they will remember you when they are comfortable and ready to have a reading.
  • Tables need to be appealing. I know that each venue assigns you a plain tablecloth and a chair, but what can you do to make your table stand out from the person beside you? One easy and cost effective idea is to add height and dimension – bring old shoe boxes and place a colorful cloth over them and have your photo or sign on top of it so you’ve got some height to draw the eye. Bring fresh flowers or candy or a professional sign. Give people something to do or see when they come to your table, especially at shows/events that may not have much traffic. Make what you have on your table something that engenders comfort and calm – flowers are great for this! The more at ease people feel and the more they can see/touch/get a feel for you and your work, the more comfy they are in sitting down for a reading.)
  • Make it about THEM. You spent years and dollars learning your craft. You’ve studied with people who are really famous in your world and you want to assure the person looking at your booth that it’s worth it to spend money on a reading with you. It’s natural that you’ll want to share the process or the history with them. However, they don’t really give a crap. And they don’t have any idea who that person is you are talking about in reverential tones that was your teacher and your teacher’s teacher. So they nod and smile and walk away, because they were afraid to ask you who those people were because you made it sound like they should know who they are in order to have a reading. What they really wanted to know was whether or not you could help them get out of their funk, find a better job or make a healthy decision about an unhealthy situation. So before you answer the “What do you do?” question with a history of your modality and process, try something like this instead. “I use your hands to help you feel more powerful in your everyday life. Does that sound like something you’d like?”  And then let them TALK.

Want to learn more about using fairs, markets and shows to build a platform for your Palmistry business? Subscribe to the Profitable Palmist newsletter today!

 

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