What if you were friends with your money?

For more than a decade, I have been talking to clients about making friends with their money. Most people have a really crappy relationship with their money. When they imagine having a conversation with their money it is pretty awful – filled with blame, shame and judgement. I invite you this weekend to spend some time with your money. Imagine your money is someone you care about but you’ve had a challenge, and argument, a separation. Your goal is to reestablish the relationship. just like you would with a friend. Answer the following questions to begin to imagine how things would be different for you. Start by knowing where you are now to Overhaul Your Money Life. Ask Yourself and write down your answers or discuss them with your partner: How would your life be different if you are friends with your money? What would it feel like? What would it look like? What would it sound like? What would you be doing or not doing that is different than now? Share your ah-has and insights with us! Happy Friday – have a prosperous and joyful weekend....
I’ve missed you!

I’ve missed you!

Happy New Year! I know, I know, it is almost the end of January, but this is my first newsy email of the year. Life is great here. I hope 2015 is rockin ‘n’ rollin for you. You may have felt that you have seen fewer emails from me over the past few months. It’s true.  I been listening to you … You love knowing where I am at and the quick hits of ideas, tips and action steps. The long articles, well … Not so much. They just take too much time to read.  I get it. I am with you. So … you will see things coming to you a bit differently going forward. So here’s the scoop on what’s up with me. So far, 2015 has been wonderful. I have had a ton of fun with clients, create a new workshop and program and speaking at various events including The Association of Ontario Doulas and the Women’s Education program at TELUS. Cool stuff that is coming up: Two really great telesummits where we are talking Money and Mindset The Mindset of Money – Feb 1-10 Canadian Domination Prophets for Profit – NOW to April 3 Radio Show – A GPS For Your Success with Judith Harrison – February 9th MoMondays, Barrie – Feb 16th – Telling stories “How Tall is He?” Making Money in Heels LIVE in Oshawa – March 28th – Speakers Panel I am working on a new workshop based on the five Entrepreneurial Power Personas that I introduced in The One Percent Secret Special Report. I am so excited about it! More to...

Are you a Magician?

It is important get a hold of the purpose of the Entrepreneurial Power Personas. While you could see that “I am this but not that” or “that one is good and another is bad”, instead, listen for what you don’t know that you don’t know. Your Entrepreneurial Power Persona reveals your go-to approach to business, relationships, money and life. You have seen and heard some things you haven’t thought about before in these posts. Your purpose is to begin to identify some very powerful things inside yourself as an entrepreneur that are both serving your business and hindering it at the same time. To get access to ALL of the Personas right away, click here. Entrepreneurial Power Persona #4 The Magician As The Magician, you are confident in your ability to create the life and business that you want. You are probably spiritual and feel energetically connected. You live more in the possibilities for the future than in the present. It’s likely that you focus as much on personal development as you do on your business and the numbers follow. As a Magician, you use your sense of purpose to guide business. You fear being inauthentic and you focus on being true to yourself and your purpose. Benefits of the Magician You thrive, Magician, in your unshakable belief in the possibilities for you and your business and your trust that it will all come to pass. Personal development gives you focus and you bring the learning into your business. When things are going well and you feel like you are in alignment, you can manifests money and opportunities easily. You...

The Entrepreneurial Power Personas – Week 4

In week four of the Entrepreneurial Power Personas, it is critical to understand that your purpose in reading these posts is not to say “I am this but not that” or “that one is good and another is bad”. It is actually to look for what you don’t know that you don’t know. Your Entrepreneurial Power Persona reveals your go-to approach to business, relationships, money and life. I know that I have introduced some things you haven’t thought about before. Your purpose is to begin to identify some very powerful things inside yourself as an entrepreneur that are both serving your business and hindering it at the same time.  To get access to ALL of the Personas right away, click here. Entrepreneurial Power Persona #4 The Magician As The Magician, you are confident in your ability to create the life and business that you want. You are probably spiritual and feel energetically connected. You live more in the possibilities for the future than in the present. It’s likely that you focus as much on personal development as you do on your business and the numbers follow. As a Magician, you use your sense of purpose to guide business. You fear being inauthentic and you focus on being true to yourself and your purpose. Benefits of the Magician You thrive, Magician, in your unshakable belief in the possibilities for you and your business and your trust that it will all come to pass. Personal development gives you focus and you bring the learning into your business. When things are going well and you feel like you are in alignment, you can...

An extravagant life

Most of my clients have said this to me at some point in our work together. You may have said it or thought it yourself. Shelley and Brian were frustrated with juggling hockey fees, camp dues and property taxes in a month where the business revenues were lower than they had hoped. They decided it was time to get their money sorted out once and for all. They said to me “We make good money, I don’t understand why we are always struggling – we don’t live an extravagant life …” I said … yeah you do. I wasn’t being mean – I was being honest. OxfordDictionary.com defines extravagant as: Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources; Exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate Shelley and Brian aren’t alone. Forty percent of Canadians are living an extravagant life. – they are spending more than they are making. Another 20 percent live close enough to the edge that a late paycheque or a low revenue month makes them nervous. Are you living an Extravagant Life? Find out by answering these three questions. How much do we earn? Be clear on how much income you are bringing into your household. As a business owner, the total revenues you earn are not all available for your personal use. Taxes, business expenses and business investment must be accounted for. How much do we spend? Be clear on what your life costs. Consider not only the monthly expenses, but the fixed and variable expenses that come up during the year. Items like car repairs, gifts, gas and spending money for trips to the in-laws, vet...