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Stay Woke, Not Broke

Updated: Jul 18, 2019

The latest study shows that money is the #1 stressor for most Americans. Are you one of the many people who can’t get a handle on your money? Financial stress adds so much pressure to our everyday lives, clouding our ability to feel free and fulfilled, healthy and energized. If you stop to think about your finances right now, how do you feel they limit you?

Have your finances affected your happiness, your sense of well-being and personal fulfillment? Have they impacted your relationships?

There are many things going on externally, the cost of goods and services increasing, stagnant wages, gender and racial pay inequality, etc. There are also things going on internally that is keeping us stuck, affecting our ability to achieve the success and balance we say we want in our finances. Your beliefs – around money, work, yourself, rich people, what it would take to be successful, and much more – could be dictating your life.

Beliefs around money, success and happiness are so deeply ingrained in a person that they look and feel like “the truth.” They’re often connected to deep emotions, and sometimes to old, buried memories as well.

Until we’re able to access these deeper root(s) of our beliefs, transforming them can feel like a long, slow climb up a large, steep mountain. The truth is, in order for positive beliefs to support you in living the abundant and fulfilling life you deserve, you have to truly believe them, not just mentally, but emotionally as well on a subconscious level.

The first step in this process of transforming your limiting beliefs is identifying them. Here a few limiting beliefs around money:

· I’m not good with money

· To be successful and wealthy, I’d have to “give it my all,” and that’s more than I want to give

· Money is the root of evil

· Only people are good at business can be successful

· I don’t want to be greedy

· Making more money means working more hours

If you’ve ever thought any of these thoughts you are living with limiting beliefs and while you can work hard and reach some goals, you will not reach your fullest potential until you address them.

Working with a financial coach will allow you to release old limiting beliefs and become mentally and emotionally invested in new and more empowering beliefs. You can learn to know and believe that success and wealth can and do co-exist with a rewarding and fulfilling personal life. And, by using better tools and systems, you can figure out how to make more money without working too many hours.

It will be like being awakened from a sleep and you will no longer live in the cycle of stress about money. Your entire life will begin to transform. With your new, empowering beliefs as deeply ingrained as your old ones once were, your experience around work, money, success and fulfillment naturally begin to support the abundant and fulfilling life you deserve. You will be woke, not broke!

To be connected a transformational financial coach, contact Vanessa Lindley at Also, follow her on social media @vanessalindley and at

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