The belief that you can’t get what you want because you do not have the money to pay for it is incorrect. It’s a smoke screen. You can have anything you want if you answer yes to the following two questions:

  1. Are you willing to pay the price? Everything has a price, and it’s not about money. The real cost of happiness is that you have to take ownership of and embrace your feelings, always. The real cost of health is that you have to exercise and eat a healthier diet. The cost of getting commercial products when you don’t have enough money to pay for them is to be willing to step out of your comfort zone and investing the time/energy required to get them. 
  2. Do you really want it? Most people don’t want what they say they want because they take no action, which means that what they really want is the wanting.

Different people pursue their dreams differently. Some tend to believe they have to go out into the world and make things happen. Others often prefer to focus on intentions. Both approaches work, provided you work on them with consistency. At the end of the day it is not your responsibility to know how what you want will manifest, but it is your duty to believe in the long run that it can (not just for a few hours of a few days) and act accordingly.


Educate yourself

What is the first reason why people give money to people? The answer is so simple that very few see it: “because they’re asked.” Read:


Take action

First things first: be very clear on how much money you need in total.
Is that simply the amount of the training you want to attend with us (if so the answer is here), or is there more that needs to be added for whatever reason?
Whatever the total you come up with is the goal you are working to achieve.

About rejection therapy

If you want to train to learn a new marketable skill: Selling yourself now
This is not the easiest path, but it has been done before and it works. Erase the idea in your head that you will only be able to make money after you have been trained. This is incorrect. Replace it with the conviction that you are going to be extremely well trained and will soon have a highly valuable expertise on the topic of therapeutic laughter. Done? Great. Now introduce yourself as a Laughter Wellness Facilitator, Trainer or Consultant in training and go sell yourself! Explain to your prospects who you are and what you are trying to achieve and offer now a laughter program that you will commit to deliver after you complete your training. This exercise will of course raise many questions in your head now that many people never ask themselves until after their training, only to realize that making money selling anything can often be harder and more time consuming than anticipated. If you can’t implement the following ideas now, know that it’s unlikely to become easier later.

The only way to overcome your fears is to address them directly:

  • Do you have a description/flyer for your laughter program? You should. Explore the web to see what others are doing and inspire yourself from what you find to create your own. You do not need to reinvent the wheel. You do not need to be perfect and have a shiny brochure either. You just need to be willing and do your part: Handwrite your brochure if you have to.
  • How will you explain your laughter service/event to your prospects? Do your homework. If you are not convinced yourself you’re going to have a hard time convincing others. Practice with friends. Refine. Practice again. Keep refining. Practice again. Then go out in the world and do it for real.
  • How much will you charge? Not yet being trained is not a part of this discussion. Again: You will very soon be very well trained and you believe that, yes? Good. Now based on that assumption, how much will you charge once you are a laughter expert? There is no right or wrong way to answer this question. The answer is a mix of your expertise level (how much extra money you can help your clients generate/save), what people are willing to pay for your services (how much extra money they think you can help them generate/save), and a calculation of how much money you need to live/survive brought down to a per-working-hour cost and multiplied by at least 3 (every 1 hour invoiced requires at least 3 hours of admin time that’s not invoiced.)
  • Who will you sell your services to? Indeed: Who do you really want to work with? What’s the profile of people with whom you believe you would do your best work? Go find them and convince them of why they need you. Ah, yes. That means that you’re going to know now why they need you, which means that this is a topic you should really research…now! Read this.
  • How will you promote your services/events? There are no secret techniques about promoting and selling laughter-based programs. It’s about promoting/selling a service, and hundreds of thousands of people worldwide successfully do the same thing:  They focus on doing the basics right. Why not ask google? Alternatively go to your local library or bookstore and find books that talk about selling/marketing a service, read them at least 30 minutes/day, and implement the best ideas you read.

“Selling” is essentially a transfer of enthusiasm. Be enthusiastic. It’s also a numbers game. Do not get discouraged at your first “no”! Practice, be patient, persevere. If something doesn’t work after 10 or so attempts review and adapt your plan, ask around for advice, and then do it again. Eventually you will succeed. The question is not “if” but only “when.”

If you want to train to offer a free service in your community: Fundraising
Beyond the obvious of asking people directly for financial help (e.g., your school, senior center, local businesses or associations…), there are many websites nowadays that will help you fundraise money. Here are some examples:

  • www.youcaring.com
  • www.gofundme.com
  • fundly.com
  • …and many more if you look online for “fundraising websites“.
  • What to do: Explain who you are, what your story is, why you need money (how much?), what will you do with what you learn, What does this trip mean to you? etc. Learn to self-disclose. Help people to relate.
Listen to Cheraldine share how she received $3,800, because she kept asking and believing:

More creative fundraising ideas:

We do not recommend you get into debt to attend any of our trainings. Start with one of our cheaper options, implement what you learn, make some money and then move up from there. Our process works if you work it.