Here’s one thing the “money gurus” say that I simply can’t stand: “charge what you’re worth.”
Ugh! What does that even mean??
Listen. Your worth is beyond infinite. You are born worthy. Worth has nothing to do with the cash in your bank, how nice your car is, or what your salary (or rates) are. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
And yet, and yet, and yet …
We need to find ways to make money and value dance together. We need to find (or create) meaningful work in the world, that offers up our gifts, and creates a thriving, sustainable lifestyle for ourselves.
This is the tender, essential work of earning. It’s a “growing edge” for so many of my dear community members, no matter how much (or how little) they earn.
Earning (and overcoming under-earning) is one place where the inner work of Money Healing meets the outer work of Money Practices.
You decide to ask for a raise or increase your rates (external money work) …
Then bump up against self-doubt or self-criticism (internal money work) …
Then take a baby step forward (external money work) …
And follow the positive growth spiral ‘round again …
I love talking about value, inner work, and money … and how this all combines to create a beautiful lifestyle. That’s why I adored interviewing Mikelann Valterra.
Mikelann was one of my incredible guest teachers for The Art of Money. She’s an author, money coach, and the founder of MoneyMinderOnline … and specializes in helping people (especially women) step into greater abundance by overcoming under-earning and bringing a more holistic approach to money.
Needless to say: we had a lot to talk about!
If earning money has ever felt like a struggle for you, I know you’ll enjoy this snippet from my recent interview with Mikelann, heart-plucked from the private, members-only area of The Art of Money. Listen in as we talk about:
- Her new definition of “under-earning” (it might surprise you!)
- Why overachievers can still under-earn
- The 3 steps Mikelann recommends to begin working with under-earning
Pour yourself a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy this fabulous conversation. You’re worth it.
Want even more Mikelann? Here’s another clip from this same interview, where she and I talk about:
- The practical and metaphysical work of breaking through money ceilings
- The 5 Big Fears that hold people back from earning more money
- Why self-care is key as you overcome under-earning
- A super-simple exercise to help you start overcoming under-earning, right now.
I adore interviewing amazing thinkers like Mikelann. That’s why guest teacher interviews like this are an integral part of my year-long money school, The Art of Money.
If you’d love access to more thoughtful, practical, soulful conversations about money like this one, you won’t believe your eyes when you see the lineup for The Art of Money 2016. We officially kick off in February, but our doors are open now for a limited time to welcome you early birds who are rarin’ to get started on their journey now, rather than wait until February 1st, 2016. You’ll get a boatload of early learning materials, a live class only for early birds in November 2015, a live tele-ritual with Bari a month later in December, and access to the private member’s area in January, with a batch of amazing pre-course content to take you further.
Click here to learn more about The Art of Money 2016, and feast your eyes on the prezzies we’re giving you earlybirds. (Way better than worms. Yuck!)
p.s. Once a year, something magical happens ‘round here: my beloved, year-long money school, The Art of Money, opens its doors a little early for the early birds who have been waiting (with baited breath) to begin their journey to a better relationship with money. That time is now … and we’re celebrating with this Money Mochas Series: mini-jolts of sweet, delicious money clarity. In the time it’d take you to enjoy a mocha, you’ll get a rich, savory idea of practice about money. Enjoy!
The best part: each Money Mocha is heart-plucked from the private, member’s only area of my Art of Money program. So you’re getting a wee taste of the Art of Money experience!
If you love this sneak peek, consider signing up for our early bird registration for The Art of Money 2016. We officially begin in January, but we’re opening our doors from now to November 15th for those of you ready to get started now … and get spoiled with exclusive classes, rituals, and e-goodies from me. All the details about early bird prezzies and this amazing, year-long journey (open now!) are right here.