As a bookkeeper I have the honor and privilege of seeing hundreds of people and their intimate relationship with money. Because I am their bookkeeper, I also see how this correlates to what is or is not in their bank accounts and I began to see various money patterns.
I discovered that no matter how much money people did or didn’t have, what mattered is that how they felt about money. I also saw that everyone has a money story and it was impacting their ability to attract and receive abundance.
It became very apparent that I was more than just a bookkeeper – I had a calling to help people become empowered around their money. My clients often tell me I have a natural gift to teach people how to interact with their money in a way that transforms their relationship with money.
This is how the Money Empowerment Project was born.
I grew up in a household where both my mom and dad were entrepreneurs. In addition to my mom’s business, she also worked a full time job. I grew up believing that you had to work REALLY HARD to make money and be successful.
So that’s what I did.
I worked really hard for almost 20 years in non-profits and the corporate world doing events, and had a side business helping people with their bookkeeping. I always gave 110% and couldn’t understand why I was always exhausted, burned out, and could never break my energetic income level of $50K a year.
The last “real” job I had was running an event center. It was kind of like running my own business because I managed it all – from the sales and marketing, to the staffing, and even buying the toilet paper. The building was operated by a non-profit and by a twist of fate, they were gifted a building by another non-profit.
To make a long story short, I put 110% of my energy into creating a business structure for this second building, and when it came down to compensating me for my time and talent, I was offered a 4% raise to manage both buildings. That didn’t sit so well with me, and when I told my boss no, he fired me.
When I got fired from my job, despite having a bruised ego, within days I knew it was time for me to start my own business. Within a matter of months I was making more than I had EVER made working for a company.
I had broken out of the Matrix – the structure that dictated how much I could make and told me how much I was “worth.”
During this experience I recalled a conversation I had with my dad when I was in my twenties. I was stressed about paying bills when he asked me if there was ever a time that I couldn’t pay my bills. That’s when I realized I had always figured it out and why would this time be any different? He gave me permission to trust myself and stop worrying about it.
When I recognized that there is plenty of money out there and that money is just energy, it changed everything.
I stopped chasing money, because it only made money run.
I changed my entire relationship with money and started accepting and loving it instead of only expecting it to show up when I needed it. (Talk about a dysfunctional relationship!)
This journey is an ongoing process. Even though I have a lot of knowledge about money stories, money blocks, and money abundance, I still have shit come up. I still freak out occasionally about where money is going to come from.
The difference now is I have tools to help me move through the freak-outs and return to truth: money is infinite and you can always make more.
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