In “The Wedding Singer”, Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler) gives singing lessons to an elderly student.
Unfortunately, she pays him not with cold, hard cash but with meatballs instead.
Before he can escape her house, she plops a few sloppy ones in his hands and insists that he take a bite out of them.
While I haven’t heard of any coaches being paid in meatballs (yet), I have come across plenty who are being paid with the equivalent of them.
These coaches are working for discounted fees, or (even worse) for free, and they’re frustrated and burned out by it.
And why wouldn’t they be? If they do the work, they should be compensated well for it.
If you aren’t being paid for what you do, you don’t have a business – you have a hobby.
Since so many coaches are struggling with this, Barbera Aimes is hosting “The Thriving Changemaker’s Charge What You’re Worth Spotcast”, and she asked me to take part in it.
I’m one of 7 speakers showing how you can bump your coaching fees up to where they should be, and let others take payment in meatballs.
You can register for the event here: