I didn't always have entrepreneurship figured out: making money, keeping money, financial management and systems, etc.
Have you ever tried to fix your money issues and no matter what you try and do, you find yourself in the same financial situations?
Have you ever woken up and realized that all of your money “stuff” was negatively playing out in your business and keeping you stuck?
That was me and it felt like my 5-year old self was in charge of the finances.
I was simply reacting to the money problems as my 5-year old self and never getting ahead of it because nobody ever taught me how.
I came from parents who made names for themselves in their respective careers out of nothing. I was determined to create my own name and impact because I wanted to be financially independent and successful in my own right.
I had investments and saved up a lot of money and was able to open a brick-and-mortar fitness studio. I wanted to start a business that helped people transform their lives. I thought that running a business would be a great investment for our future and would lead us to financial freedom.
Once we were up and running it became apparent that I was financially way in over my head. I was handling more money than I had ever had at one time. I soon realized I had bitten more off than I could chew, but I was responsible for the business I started and committed to.
I would sit in my office and I could feel the embarrassment and shame come over me. Thinking about my wife, my family, my employees and how I was letting everyone down. I was sitting there freaking out because I knew my bills were due, but I had no idea how I was going to pay them. I started to get shooting pain in my stomach, my gut sank, my palms started sweating, and I felt this pressure barrel down on me.
I felt so heavy. I was numb and frozen in fear. I struggled in silence and would put on a brave face, but inside I felt like a failure.
I was sick and tired of dreading opening my bank account. I was tired of the shame and guilt I felt that kept my up at night. My health was deteriorating and I certainly wasn’t fun to be around.
On the surface, it looked like I was being irresponsible for the business’s money – overspending, making financial poor decisions, and not accounting for every penny. I was running the business’s finances on autopilot as someone who had no clue how to manage money well…AND wasn’t taking responsibility for it.
I was doing the best I could with the skills I had at the time and then I had an epiphany…
The secret to being good with money is understanding that: Who you are with money is more important than money itself.
I realized that making money and keeping money are two different skill sets. And in that moment, I decided that I never wanted to feel that way again when I opened my bank account.
My plan was to get my financial sh*t together. I started to take full responsibility for my role in my current financial situation, became aware of some old belief patterns that were holding me back, and educated myself on financial skills that I was lacking.
I had to discover and unravel who I was BEING with money in order to start changing what I was DOING with money. I had to change my habitual behavior with money and stop burying my head in the sand when it came to facing my finances.
It was difficult to give up parts of myself that were no longer serving me and where I wanted to go. My old money stories would continue to trip me up here and there, but I was at least aware of them this time and how they were playing out.
I was able to turn my company’s finances around and ended up building a million-dollar company. My financial confidence grew as I formed a new relationship with money.
Not many people teach you this stuff and you're left to figure it out, grudgingly, on your own.
I have continued to help people transform their financial situations, from finding an additional 6-figures worth of money in one client’s business, to changing how couples communicate about their finances in their relationships, to helping someone heal their past by transforming their relationship with money into a healthy one that brings more fulfillment and ease.
When you don’t have to think about money anymore and all of the anxiety falls away because you are empowered by your numbers, and not avoiding them, a lot of space opens up to be more creative and impactful in your business. You can't put your gifts into the world if your money stories keep bogging you down.
I now have a profound respect for money and the opportunities it can create for us. They only thing standing in your way from experiencing those opportunities money can provide is how you see yourself with money and learning financially empowering skill sets.
It takes courage to face your money baggage and it takes time to build your financial confidence, but with the right support, the right attitude, and the right resources…anything is possible.
I believe everyone deserves to open their bank account and love what they see!
Helping You Succeed With Money,
are you ready to succeed with money?
If you find yourself struggling with money and not making as much money as you would like
If you find yourself consistently saying:
“I’ll never be good with money”
“I never have enough money to do what I want”
“No matter what I do, I still can’t get ahead financially”
“I don’t know how to make / keep / save money”
“I don’t deserve to have a lot of money”
“Money will always be a struggle”
If you find yourself feeling like “I’m smart and intelligent, why can’t I figure out my money problems?”
You’re probably living in a financially trapped cycle that is running on autopilot. You are running an unconscious program and pattern that is running your financial life.
Background & Education
Private Investor, Entrepreneur, & Speaker
Financial Behavior Specialist
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Psychology – Whittier College
Certified Master Life Coach – Institute for Life Coach Training (Accredited Program)
Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis -The Association For Integrative Psychology
Master Practitioner of Mental Emotional Release ™ – The Association For Integrative Psychology
MindMap Mastery Coach - Applied Neuroscience of Behavior, Performance, & Personal Transformation
Z-Health Performance Certified Practitioner – Applied Neuroscience of Pain and High Performance