I know you have a big difference to make and you want to (secretly?) get paid the big bucks to do it. But you're not supposed to care about money. You're supposed to just be grateful for what you have. You have to make sure everyone is taken care of first and that everyone has their fair share. You know you're allowed to want things like "abundance" and "better self care" and "to be happy" .... but when it comes to money?
You're definitely not supposed to want more of
Except.... YOU DO.
But doesn't that make you greedy? A bitch? Selfish? Unspiritual? That's exactly what we've been programmed to believe according to our societal rules and patriarchal programming. After all, who benefits from women making less money or thinking that wanting money makes them (gasp!) greedy?
Hint: it's not women.
Just like me and every other woman on the planet, you've been taught to be nice. To be likeable. To be agreeable. To take care of others before taking care of ourselves. To put others needs, wants and desires before our own (in fact, it's even better if we don't have needs, wants and desires. AmIRite??)
I'm on my 3rd month of surviving without toxic money from my trust. On my own, I'm earning $30k/ month. Now I'm ready to turn 5 more of my projects into revenue-generators. I've really turned a good corner and our work together is a huge part of that.
Karen helped me clear out the blocks around money.- asking for it, receiving it, setting prices. I recently had one of the biggest moments of my career on The Today Show.
I got off the phone with a prospective client and he’s signing on! YES! Each client represents about $7-10k so this is a big deal. I feel a lot more comfortable talking about myself than in times previous. Lots of tears, shifts and epiphanies. Thank you.
We've been taught to suppress who we are, what we think and what we want in order to keep the peace (aka: The Patriarchal Status Quo) and remain "a part of." And suppressing our desires has translated to safety and belonging for milennia. After all, women who dared to speak, want, or challenge the norms of the day were shunned, exiled, given lobotomies, raped, or beheaded!
And these days we may not be beheaded, but the modern day equivalent is being mocked, trolled, belittled, made an outsider from our families, or
No wonder we don't want to want. No wonder we feel safer on the sidelines. No wonder we freak out at the thought of taking up too much space. No wonder we sabotage our efforts to make more money.
More money equals more power. And more power has meant death, both literally and figuratively for generations of women before us.
Here’s what I want you to know…
Transformational Money Mindset expert, Certified Pro EFT™ Tapping Coach and trauma thriver.
How the heck did I get here.....?
Well... it's not so straightforward, but I'll do my best to sum it up without making you sit through a "hey, wanna see my vacation pictures from Bermuda while I walk you through all the deets?!" kinda night.
In 2008 I was hit and run over by a car while crossing the street. I was living and working in NYC at the time, at a soul-sucking job while pursuing acting on the side.
Over the next 4.5 years, I was laid off from said sucky job, took multiple, albeit dwindling, temp gigs (#GreatRecession), got certified to teach yoga, moved twice, and ultimately wound up back home with my parents. #Winning.
During that time, I went through a pretty horrendous and scary bout of PTSD and ever-increasing chronic physical pain. My self esteem plummeted and I had no idea what the heck was happening in my life. I felt like I'd lost control.
Without giving you a huge list of everything I tried to do to heal myself, let's just say I did #allthethings one is told they should do and a bag of wholistic chips on the side.
I was surviving on unemployment and an occasional acting or modeling gig. (Ever see Celebrity Ghost Stories on the Biography Channel?? That was me in a spooky re-enactment.)
In 2012, I found myself on a healing retreat at Esalen in Big Sur, California. There, I met a man who practiced this weird thing called "EFT" or "Emotional Freedom Technique" (aka: Tapping) and my life took a giant leap forward.
I learned that the reason my body was holding on to physical pain actually had to do with suppressed emotional pain and tapping on my face helped to clear it. (Right-- Not. Weird. At. All.)
Over the course of the next year, while continuing to tap and dig deeper into this admittedly strange technology, I started feeling better and better, moved from NJ to Los Angeles and got certified in Tapping (Pro EFT™ -- Progressive Energy Field Tapping to be specific) and started a business.
As I continued learning and studying, I realized that Tapping was helping me in all areas of my life and helping me to uncover hidden blocks and programming that I didn't even know existed.
By this time, I’d accumulated a fair amount of debt (nearly $13k!) and was freaking out a little bit. I dove into learning everything I could about money mindset and started tapping to clear all of the completely unhelpful beliefs I’d picked up around the subject— Beliefs stemming from my family of origin, the religion of my youth, painful money events from my past (including the accident and subsequent lawsuit), society, schooling, being a woman and being a woman growing up in a patriarchal society.
T’was a lot to take in.
Much like my physical healing, I had no idea money and my relationship to it was so multi-layered.
But I also had no idea that money and my relationship to it held so much potential.
Over the course of 2.5 years I cleared all the debt and built up a nice savings (and also bought a new (to me) car and took a trip to Costa Rica!
I learned that money mindset (much like losing weight) is not about deprivation. It’s about abundance. Value. Expression.
It’s about going bigger and expanding. Not getting smaller and contracting. . . which is what we’ve been taught to do as women in so many ways
If you have a cockeyed relationship with money — if you’re scared to even think about it, let alone, want more of it — If you know you have a bigger difference to make, but feel held back by procrastination and negative thinking and fear — please know this is not your fault and there is a way out.
I’m so glad you’ve found yourself here. Whatever kind of income or financial peace you’re looking for is closer than you think. Money can be fun and uncomplicated and even, dare I say, pleasurable.
You’re in the right place, friend. Grab a cup of coffee (or some fizzy water with a splash of lime if you wanna get fancy) and get ready to have some fun.
Be sure to sign up on my email list below and grab my FREE Money Mindset Training to get started. You’ll be the first to know about my latest offerings and you’ll be subscribed to my weekly Money Mindset Love Notes.
Learn how to RE-WIRE your hidden money programs and beliefs so you can make more money. (Your money blocks are NOT about money!)
Your new Money Future starts right now.