AOM Roadshow Ep. 7: She spoke the truth about growing up wealthy.
Hint: it’s not as easy as you think.

written by Bari Tessler January 22, 2015

Dear Community,

My little family and I are back in Boulder, safe and sound after our amazing Art of Money Roadshow adventure. What a wild and beautiful ride it was! (Check out our behind-the-scenes travelogue — with my notes and photos from the road!! — right here.)

We’ve still got a few more teaching videos to share with you from the Roadshow. And today’s is a heart-opening doozy. But first …

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My fabulous HQ team and TA’s (Transformation Assistants!) are getting everything ready so we can open the community (and send out your first Monthly Mission!) on February 1st.

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Now, I’d like to introduce you to one of my dearest friends — and today’s Roadshow interviewee! — Rebecca Lewis McLoughlin.

In today’s episode, Rebecca shares the raw truth about her experience growing up in a wealthy family.

Mind you: “growing up with wealth” can mean a huge spectrum of things. Some people never need to work to support themselves; others have to battle to access a trust fund; some receive one significant sum of money early in their lives; others are promised an inheritance that never arrives.

There’s a huge range of wealth in the world (and in our Art of Money community). And being born into a wealthy family doesn’t mean you won’t have “money issues” to face.

There’s always a “both/and.” Having a trust fund and struggling to find meaning when you don’t necessarily need to work. Feeling grateful and, perhaps, feeling unsure of your worth. Luxury and shame, generosity and alienation. Beautiful stuff and, at times, deeply challenging stuff.

And, if you were raised in a family who struggled to make ends meet, you may find yourself “triggered” by those who were born into wealthy families. “What do they have to complain about, anyway??”

No matter where you are on the spectrum of wealth, you can do incredible money work. Move from hopelessness to hope. We have seen it over and over again. And Rebecca is a beautiful example of what it looks like from the other side.

Today, Rebecca’s pulling back the curtain and sharing her personal story. She’s done a ton of work, so it’s articulate, aware … and unbelievably honest and brave.

Sit back and watch this intimate interview, in which Rebecca gets real about:

  • What it was really like, for her, growing up in a wealthy family
  • The specific issues and “money pain” she had to work through
  • The stages of her money journey, and how she’s shifted her relationship and systems through major life transitions
  • What happened when her “inner teenager” showed up at the Apple store (!!) — and how she dealt with the money decision AND the tantrum.

I’m so excited to share this brave and beautiful interview with you all. No matter how much or how little money you grew up with (or have now!), I know this interview will leave you feeling more compassion for people of all backgrounds, at any stage of their money journey.

As Rebecca says in the interview: “you can’t pit pain against pain.” We all have “money stuff.” And we’re all in this journey, together.

Goodies for Going Deeper

Want more? Ready to dig in, dive deep, and work with your own money stuff? That’s why we’re including extra resources (practical + soulful) with every Art of Money Roadshow episode.

This episode pairs well with …

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Welcome to The Art of Money Roadshow: a wild and beautiful adventure!

This January, we’re driving an RV from Seattle to Santa Cruz and filming live(ish) episodes of a mini-teaching-travel-documentary. It’s starring dear friends and Guest Teachers from The Art of Money: my year-long money school. We’re breaking bread, sharing stories, and delivering deep teachings on money and life. It’s our unconventional way of loving up our community, sharing valuable content, and celebrating the opening of The Art of Money 2015, which is open for registration now (but not for much longer, as the program begins on February 1st.)

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