A moment in Canggu, and also if you don't like my blogs, don't read them!
A moment of time to write a blog before I get back to my little darling who is having a playdate with her Swedish friend later this afternoon. This morning started off with a 90 minute massage and then uploading the latest module for our current #kuiniklub online program, #highpriestess. The topic of that training module is ‘how you can design and create your own online workshop’ as I know that many of our #kuiniklubbers have been wondering about the practical side of doing this.
All the wāhine on the #highpriestess program have some great koorero and wisdom ready to offer to the world, and they ALL already know stuff that they could be teaching online to their own soul-aligned audiences.
The last few days have been a little bit flat energetically for me, even though we are in beautiful Bali! A lot of emotional processing and internal re-calibration has been going on for me! It’s also hard to juggle working and mothering at the same time, FACT.
I have a whole bunch of business related learning modules to create and deliver for the #kuiniklubbers in the #crystalcore program, starting with my thoughts, learnings and personal experiences related to the topic of koha, utu and charging for your work. I find finances are still a big thing holding so many #kuini back from living their dream lives, and feeling empowered to even charge for their #mahiaroha is still a mental block for many.
I draw largely from my experiences as a moko artist, in terms of my thoughts on koha and utu, and the info I will be presenting to the wāhine currently on the #crystalcore program. One motto I learned as an apprentice was ‘good moko ain’t cheap and cheap moko ain’t good’ and I can see how the same idea can apply to other types of taonga, including mātauranga.
Your knowledge is also a taonga, and whatever it is that you are wanting to teach online or package into digital learning resources, is indeed likely to be a taonga of some kind too. The hours and hours and YEEEEEAAAAARSSS of experience that these wāhine have in their chosen areas of expertise is also a taonga and it blows my mind the stink attitudes of some people who project their own nonsense and scarcity mindset onto others (like me) by saying things like ‘all that for just 9.99’ and other smart-arsed mean-spirited comments.
If you think i’m going to spend weeks, months and years away from my other paying mahi, away from my other businesses, and away from MY FAMILY just to create content and trainings and worksheets and workbooks and events and helpful resources etc for others all for freeeeeeee, then think again! Other people don’t go to their jobs for free, why the fuck should I? In #mugglespeak, THIS IS MY JOB!!
Since i’m not yet a #maorimillionaire I don’t have the luxury of pouring in yeeeaaaarrsss of heart and soul and experience into a kaupapa (such as kuiniklub) just for the thrill of it, for ungrateful people that won’t value it and won’t even IMPLEMENT any of the mātauranga shared for their benefit.
That’s part of why I charge for this mahi - because that way it only attracts people that VALUE the TAONGA they are being given (and that they’re paying for), and that way they are also more likely to IMPLEMENT what is taught to them, without taking the information for granted.
Far out! Ironically I have found that often it is other wāhine who are quite similar to me, and could be doing something similar to me, that are sometimes the ones who feel the most entitled to throw the most hateration and snarky comments at me, wāhine who don’t even KNOW me, have NEVER MET ME and know nothing of my history leading up to where I am today. Puhleese! If you don’t like my blogs and videos and ideas etc, DON’T LOOK AT THEM, mind your own business and get on with whatever it is that you DO LIKE!
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