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I require all my VIP clients to do an Intake Questionnaire, before working with me. I require this for two reasons:

  1. So they have to be honest and clear on their intentions.

  2. Because it reveals small portions of their Belief System.

Understanding what someone believes about their business, goals, and self is one of the first steps of determining where to begin to help them start, build, and elevate. The reason is that what we believe guides our thinking and eventually leads our actions. While my Intake Questionnaire is not super complicated, it is extremely revealing. And what it usually revealed is the root of why my clients find themselves stuck. Hence, why we spend a great deal of time-shifting perspectives to eventually transform their Belief System.

So then the question becomes what does our Belief System consists of, what type of impact does society have on it, and how does it affect our business.

1. Love:

If you know like I know, love is the most powerful thing on the planet. How you define love is how you will give love and receive love. More importantly, how you love yourself will be directly reflected in you through the people and circumstances in your life.

2. Security:

Just like love, you have to determine what makes you feel secure. Is it money? If so how much? Is it a healthy body? Is it a location? A certain status? Is it having a mate? How you define security is how you will seek it.

3. Community:

Humans are made for connection, hence why we live in villages and build communities. We build with people with like values, interests, and…beliefs. We do this because we desire to know we are not alone in our thinking.

These are just a few of the characteristics that make up our Belief System. I'm choosing to focus on these three only because these are the three that I see affecting women the most as it relates to their business. I see women struggle to build the business they truly desire because they struggle with worthiness, which is rooted in self-love. Society doesn't give women permission to build and live a life that puts themselves at the top of the list, take care of themselves without any guilt, and make money unapologetically.

Without self-love, women struggle to feel secure. And if a lack of self-love isn't bad all by itself, society has taught and trained women to think that no matter how spiritual, nurturing, or successful they become; they alone are not enough. Women are taught that their security will never be complete until they have a mate. This terrible "belief" then creates a pattern of seeking one's security in an outside source.

Lastly, society has told women that they need to look, think, and behave a certain way to receive a particular status. And the worst part each status comes with subcategories. Society has a set of standards that determine if you are a good mother, a good wife, a good boss, a good daughter, a good friend, a good volunteer, and the list is endless. And this is why the community we dwell in is imperative to our mental and emotional development. The wrong community leaves us in a state of constant comparison that feeds our insecurities, while the RIGHT community accepts, uplifts, and supports us unconditionally.

So I dedicate the proper time to making sure my clients are aligned and crystal clear in these major components of their Belief System. Because when these are out of alignment, tainted, or not functioning properly; women cannot start, build, or elevate anything.


I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose walking and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.

Thanks for reading my post. I try to publish new posts weekly, but I believe in leaving room for God, which means there are no guarantees. But check in often and let me know what content awakens your spirit and I’ll be more than happy to share my experiences.

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Don’t allow your life to become what you should have done or what you wish you could have accomplished. Instead, step into the greatness that is your destiny and start creating, building, and elevating the life of your dreams.

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