Palmistry Changes Lives

9 Practical Ways Palmistry Can Improve Your Life

 

Palmistry can help relieve stress

Palmistry isn’t fortune-telling. It’s a tool, like any assessment tool you may have taken in your life to help you know yourself better. It’s also a real life GPS that helps you check in on your journey through your days to see if you’re on your own right track. Having your hands read doesn’t change your life, and let me remind you, you are in no way broken!

However, if you wake up in the middle of the night with a zillion thoughts in your head, or you spend days feeling overwhelmed, or worried or just out of sorts, a palmistry reading can start you on the road to feeling better and making informed choices that help you feel better, sleep better and manage your time in a way that serves your highest good. (i.e., you get the important to you stuff done first!)

Sound good?  Here are 9 (and a bonus) reasons to have your hands read:

  1. To know yourself better. This sounds like a self-involved Diva-type pursuit. I assure you it’s anything but! If you have ever found yourself in the center of a maelstrom of pain and heartache and wondered what the heck was going on – you know how important it can be to know and understand yourself. While trying to find your way out of a difficult situation is one reason it’s useful to know yourself, it’s equally important to understand your needs and wants so you can banish should and get on with your life.
  2. To release your need to be in control. The more you know about yourself, how you’re hard-wired and what your innate talents and challenges are, the easier it is to let go of your need to control everything and everyone in your world. It’s not your job to be CEO of the Universe, so let it go. It’s much easier to do this when you understand the hands you were born with and the hands of those you deal with on a regular basis.
  3. To regain your power and your voice in relationships. Whether professional or personal, relationships can be the bane of your existence. They can also be the source of great joy. However, learning to own your strengths and weaknesses without judgment gives you the gift of being able to see yourself as whole and perfect. This wisdom allows you the freedom to find your way back to your own power. When you are in your power, you know that your requests are worthy if you ask from a place of truth.
  4. To heal relationships. As you dig into the ways your gifts and talents and challenges show up in the world, you begin to see that others are not hard-wired like you are and you realize that instead of driving you crazy, they were simply trying to be heard on their own terms. Longstanding relationship challenges take time to heal, but with the compassion you learn as you read hands, you have a miraculous tool to progress on that healing journey.
  5. To excel at your career. Entrepreneurs, artists and corporate employees alike learn to focus on their strengths while working through and with their challenges when they have access to the wisdom in their hands. Team building is easier with the insights you have through palmistry and can help you in interviews, salary negotiations, annual reviews and when you’re pitching your new idea – simply by understanding on a deep level the communication styles and personal needs of the people present.
  6. To attract the perfect people to your business. The more you understand the nuances of palmistry and the mysteries in your own hands, the easier it is to hone in on your core client. You’ll understand on a deep and meaningful level what problems they really want to solve (the problem under the problem) and you will have the language to help them!
  7. To expand your current offerings. Whether you’re a massage therapist, yogi, tarot reader, psychic, medium or healer, having an additional tool in your box is immensely useful for your clients. Some clients long to have a hands-on approach to their healing and want to have you point to exactly where their challenge is hiding. This is especially true if you tend to work with skeptics, who want to believe what you’re telling them, but harbor a secret fear that you’re just making things up.
  8. To find your own niche and help others do the same. Bloggers, artists, designers, creatives and anyone running their own business are often told that the key to success is to find their niche. Using your hands you can identify your niche in any number of ways and, if you’re a coach, you can help others do the same.
  9. To relieve anxiety and sleep better. When you know yourself deeply and can compassionately understand how you’re “hard-wired” to be in this world, it can help you work through the anxiety that comes when you compare yourself to outside forces.
  10. BONUS – Readings are now 20% off!  My end of summer sale continues through Labor Day! You can order your reading now.

Want to talk about how a private reading can help you sleep  better, find more time, and stop feeling so anxious?  Order your session today. We’ll have a preliminary chat before your reading  to ensure you get the most out of our time together

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Before You Become the Resident Reader

11 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Become the Resident Reader at your Local Metaphysical Shop

 

Before you commit to be the Resident Palmisty Pro, Answer these questions!

 

Hey ho Palmistry Pro! If you’ve done your homework and decided to start your own business (see my post on 14 Things You Should Know before starting your biz here) you may be itching to get a gig as the “resident reader” at your local metaphysical shop.

If you’re lucky enough to have a metaphysical shop in your area, being a resident reader can be a wonderful way to build a clientele, fine-tune your readings and even network with others in complementary professions. Every shop has its own vibe and quirks so it’s a good idea to do your homework before you settle in to the comfy back reading room. To make it easier for you to decide if the shop is a fit for you, here are 11 questions to answer before you commit.

  1. What’s the pay structure? It’s not awkward to have the money talk up front. The person who owns the shop is a business owner and you are a business owner too. Presumably you both want to deliver outstanding service to clients but if you don’t both want to make money, you’ll be back working for someone else in short order. The most common pay structure I’ve seen on the East Coast of the US include a 60/40 breakdown and a shop standard for reading rates. (you get the 60%, the shop gets 40%).
  2. What kind of insurance, if any, does the shop require? This is not a universal request but some shops will ask you to prove that you cover liability insurance that covers you in case an angry customer comes back blaming you and the shop for her bad financial investment or something similar. I’m not an insurance agent but we do have several recommendations about insurance coverage in the Profitable Palmist Private Group on Facebook.
  3. What special events will you be required to attend? Often shops have anniversary parties, holiday events and psychic fairs that are part of their marketing effort to build their customer base and show customer appreciation and they like their readers to be present. Find out before you sign on what those events are and if they conflict with any of your family traditions or trips.
  4. What’s the pay scale for special events? Many shops pay a lower fee for your readings at psychic fairs and events because they are charging special pricing for their customers. Usually your readings will be 10-15 minutes in length and you will be given a flat fee for the number of readings done at the event. Make sure this is a fit for you financially, especially if you’ll be missing out on New Year’s Eve with your honey to be there!
  5. How will they market your readings and what are you expected to do to bring in customers? Will you be writing a column for their website or newsletter? Does the shop do reader introductions to their loyal customers? What’s your responsibility for bringing people into the shop during your reading hours.
  6. Will you have a set schedule or by appointment only? Some shops want you to come in every third Tuesday regardless if they have bookings or not. Make sure you are cool with sitting in the shop when it’s slow and do your best to build up word of mouth to avoid feeling bored and underutilized! If you work by appointment only find out how far in advance they require appointments to be made and
  7. What’s their policy on no-shows? If the shop collects a deposit at the time an appointment is made, there is less likelihood of no-shows! If they have a deposit and the client doesn’t show, what percentage of the deposit do you get?
  8. Is the shop the kind of place your favorite type of clients would hang out? Spend some time looking around at the shop and getting to know their products and other services. Is what you see a match to your general way of working in the world? We all have a personal style or “vibe” and making sure that yours gels with the shop is an important factor.
  9. Do you feel like you want to tell the shop owner how to run his/her place? Sometimes you can tell that a shop has a ton of potential and your little helper heart just wants to jump in and assist in marketing, recommending products or other services. While it’s really nice of you to genuinely want to help, it’s important to remember that it’s not your shop. If you’re not asked, don’t meddle.
  10. Is this shop in a neighborhood or location that feels good to you and your perfect people? If you have to drive 40 miles each way to get to the shop, it may or may not be the best fit for you. Same goes if it’s in a strip mall surrounded by hamburger joints if you’re a vegetarian. Just make sure you and your perfect people find it worth your while to head out there!
  11. Is this shop going to be in business for the long haul? I know, you’re a palm-reader, not a psychic! Still, use your best judgment to decide if this shop owner is in the business for quick cash or to build a sustainable community mainstay.

Alright! Now you’re ready to decide whether or not being the resident reader at your local metaphysical shop is a perfect fit for you!

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The Profitable Palmist’s Guide

8 Guidelines for a Successful Palmistry Circle

 

Want to start booking palmistry parties to build your business? Here's how you can do it and still have a blast! PeggieArvidson.com

 

Over in The Profitable Palmist forum one topic that comes up often is how to conduct a successful private hand reading circle or palmistry party.

There are nearly as many ways to facilitate these events as there are palmists, and definitely make sure to infuse your event with your personality and style. However, the following are my best pieces advice for ensuring everyone has a great time (including you)!

  1. Get it in writing. Have a contract or other written agreement that is signed before you finalize a date. Your agreement should include the date and time of the event, the types of readings being given (see below), your fee and deposit and cancellation information.
  2. Define the work. Work with your host/hostess/meeting planner to be very specific on what types of readings will happen. If everyone at the event is getting a reading and you have a specific time frame for the event you’ll need to do the math to calculate how many guests can be read in that amount of time. Then make sure you have a timer on your phone or assign someone that role at the event so that you can stick to time and everyone gets a reading. Other reading options include having you in a separate room and people come to see you as they wish throughout the event, or you give a general talk and then take a few volunteers from the crowd for their own mini-readings within the group.  Obviously you  can vary this as you see fit, just be sure you and the party organizer are on the same page and include it in your agreement.
  3. A flat rate is easier for most organizers than a rate with tons of add-ons. Whether you say it’s a specific hourly rate and everything is included or you charge per number of attendees (let’s say one fee for 10-100 guests and another for 101-500) write it out and make it easy for you and for them to understand.
  4. I recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the event begins so that you can go over any last minute details with the organizer and get an idea of the space where you’ll be working. Depending on the size of the gathering you can mingle as the party gets started and introduce yourself to different people. Some organizers may even want you to simply fit in to the event and read hands randomly as you see fit! If you arrive early, remember you are there to make the organizer’s job easier, don’t get in the way as they set up, but make yourself useful!
  5. For intimate gatherings it’s a great idea to include a short talk before you get started. This helps put all the attendees at ease as they hear from you what is and is not included in their reading. Some people are very nervous about having a palmist in their midst, as they are afraid we’re psychics and will release their deepest secrets to the entire group!
  6. Some hostesses/meeting planners do not want you to pitch during their event. Discuss this with the organizer before booking and include what you discussed in your working agreement. If you’re asked not to sell your private bookings during the event, ask if you can give out cards if you are directly asked for that information.
  7. If you want a large percentage of your palmistry business income to come from private events, be sure to follow up with the organizer after the event and ask if he or she know of any other people/meeting planners who might be interested in your service.
  8. Commit to having fun. As the hired entertainment at an event, bring your best self to the party and set the tone for your work. If you’re silly, be silly! If you’re more serious and studious be that way! Just be you and make sure you have a good time.

These are 8 simple guidelines for Palmistry Parties – share your tips or best practices in the comments!