My nuggets of money, business, and life wisdom.
All intentionally written by me to help you step into your full financial power and potential.
An empowering, elevated money mindset–or any elevated mindset around a subject for that matter (think: energy, love, creativity, time)–starts with awareness and is cultivated through positive consistency.
Consistency almost always creates exponential growth when it’s positive, consistent action.
If you want a quantum leap in your chosen currency of life (love, time, money, energy, creativity) you must commit to consistent action. Not “constant” action as one of my mentors says, but consistent action.
Is your consistent action of avoiding looking at your credit card statements burying your head in the sand about your money?
Is your consistent action thinking, “There’s not enough to go around?”
Is your consistent action doing the same thing over and over, expecting something different to happen?
Take an honest look at who you’re being, what you’re thinking, and what...
The world’s a better place when women are in financial control.
Women are stepping into stewardship around money like never before. Stepping in with their curiosity, their values, and their vulnerability and it’s making for a very compelling story of clarity and confidence in their lives–and in their bank accounts.
A Wall Street Journal article (paywall) states that, by 2022, women will control over 60% of the wealth in the United States.
And that’s a good thing.
Here are three reasons why:
When it comes to decision making, women tend to use three decision-making tools in unison: intuition, emotion, and logic. This results in a more informed and deliberate decision within their home and in their businesses, whereas men tend to focus only on analytics.
Money isn’t linear and using a linear approach like logic doesn’t allow for the ebb and flow that is the energy of money. It’s not called “currency” for...
There’s a very special and secret permission slip that only you can give yourself to make more money . . . and that permission slip goes something like this,
“I give myself permission to make more money.”
Yep, it’s that simple.
Yet, is it easy to do that? Hell no, or we’d be making more money.
What do you believe about making money that isn’t allowing you to give yourself permission about making more money? (Do not pass this question until you answer it.)
Consider these questions:
Somewhere in that line of questioning is your core belief that you have about making more...
You’re smarter than her, so why’s she still around?
The Mean Girl . . . oh, she’s a devil. Deceitful, sneaky, conniving, jealous, a little sassy, and a big talker. You know the one.
When she’s all up in your face, you just can’t seem to shake her. She knows just when to show up–when you’re down and out or when you’re about to go for something big or change an old pattern. She loves to ask the question in her snarky fashion, “Why are you doing that? Are you sure you want to do that, you might get hurt, look stupid, fail, etc, etc?”
Look, what it all boils down to is that we all want to be seen and heard. All of us. In our relationship with our spouses, our parents, our bosses. We want to be noticed, cared about, to be appreciated, and/or be acknowledged.
This includes the three identities within us: Your Mean Girl (aka your ego, aka your gremlin), your Inner Child, and your Wise, Older Woman. And it’s up to...
As of this month, I’ve been meditating for 20 minutes a day for seven years. It’s the most important thing I’ve done in my life to increase my happiness, fulfillment, and income.
Meditation’s made me a different person. A better person.
There’s a saying,
“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy (insert: stressed, nervous, or anxious), then you should sit for an hour.”
If you know you’re a worrier or future-oriented person, trying some form of getting into the present moment is a proven way to reduce that stress. Meditation’s a great option, and so is dance, EFT, breathing techniques, exercising (e.g. running, walking). It doesn’t have to look like sitting on a meditation cushion cross-legged with forefinger and thumb touching.
And I know not everyone has 20 minutes–let alone an hour–but these days with everything going on we HAVE to find a way to go inward...
This world right now is asking–no, BEGGING us to show up–show up in ways that we might not be used to or comfortable with. Showing up fully to ourselves, to our home life, to our businesses, to our communities.
For most of you, that’ll mean standing up to “your story.” The story that protects you and gives you a reference point. The story and/or stories that have created a safe place for you to retreat to–albeit maybe not the most powerful place, but safe. The story that says, “If you leave me, you’ll have to create new stories trusting yourself fully.”
Whoa . . . that’s big. It’s no wonder we don’t want to let go of our stories. They got us to this point.
Recognizing that you’re living in a story of the way it was, the way it’s supposed to be, or the way it should be, is the only way to unlock the freedom you desire: freedom from money worries, freedom from internal struggles in...
I didn’t expect it to happen like this . . . but it was (and still is) a pivotal time in my finances.
Money was SUPPOSED to come to me through hard work, persistence, and hustle.
My coaching business was about a year-and-a-half old, and I was (and still am) coaching others on their money mindset and creating a healthy financial foundation that would (will) serve them for the rest of their lives (or at least this lifetime.) Money mindset is a set of beliefs and thoughts that shape your habits around money.
My personal experience, my training, my education, and my research all led me to this path. Yet, I was only a few steps ahead of the people who so courageously and willingly look at their money mindset and choose me as a guide through it–and I was only a few steps ahead of my clients on some level.
Until last summer, when I encountered a quantum leap around my finances . . . and it all started with a crack on my windshield.
When I decided to...
Be the Abundant Gift of Light
“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”
That’s what the tag at the end of the tea bag said. I let that settle in for a few moments, in which I felt, well, “light”.
Abundance to me feels light. Light in the sense that there is an ease about it — a fluidity to it. When I feel abundance, I feel peace. Abundance is more than plenty of luxuries. It can be found in all areas of life, and in this season of celebration and holiday, it’s easy to seek it out.
This season, you could say there is ample light, present in the form of candles on the menorah, brightly lit decorated houses and Christmas trees, or the light from a fireplace warming you on a cold day. Keeping your focus on these comforts reiterates the prosperous nature of our world.
So this holiday season, take it upon yourself to bask in all of the abundance available to you today, and know without a doubt, true wealth is...
Mind, Body, and Spirit.
If you’ve been in the personal development scene for any length of time, you know that the Mind, Body, Spirit connection is huge. You can’t impact one of these elements without impacting the others. Being human means we’re made up of all three and all three are interrelated. Focusing on only one such element creates an imbalance, which holds us back from being our whole self.
Think about it: you could have the fittest body, eat the best of foods, and live a physically healthy lifestyle. But without “feeding the brain” abundant and compassionate thoughts, or creating space for your highest self to come forth (a.k.a. awareness in the present moment), the table is only built with one leg and will inevitably fall.
There is an inherent organizing power in the number three. Marketers understand this…
Three Blind Mice.
A, B, C. 1st,2nd, 3rd.
Third time’s the charm.
Gold, Silver, Bronze.
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
One of the hardest obstacles to overcome in my personal coaching journey, as well as building my coaching business, is knowing my value. The value I place on myself, the value that I give to others, and the value of my workshops and programs.
When we truly discover what we bring to the table, it’s a very powerful place to live from. If we’re not taught how to value ourselves and our thoughts early on, we start to seek out our worth elsewhere. One such place is through money, a concept which can get very misconstrued.
Let’s Talk About You As A Valuable Commodity
If you live in a world whereby money is your benchmark, then it’s likely your value is tied to actual dollars in the bank account and/or the accumulation of material items. While there’s nothing wrong with desiring things, check in with the intention behind it.
Does achieving a certain amount of revenue, each month or each year, make or break you? Does money dictate YOUR value?