Whether we are conscious of it or not, there are three lenses through which we view money, others, and, most importantly, ourselves.

They exist in every money story and in every principle I teach. They are:

…Money Mindset
…Money Trauma
…Money and Racism

MINDSET: This is how we think about and interact with money. I always refer to this as being how your brain looks at money. Think of it as the money-making ideas you have that look good on paper.

TRAUMA: This is how we feel about money. What are the emotions that come up when we think about money or when we have interactions with it? What reactions do we execute when faced with money or intense situations? We’ll feel it in our stomachs or hearts most of the time. Think of it as those situations when you are asking for money (sales) and you feel that pit in your stomach.

RACISM: This one has two angles to it, systemic oppression and cultural impact. How does the system we’re interacting with either hold us up or push us down? Culturally, what have we been taught by our families, our communities, our government? And how do both of these influence us in how we interact with and perceive both ourselves and others.

These are already active inside you, influencing your worldview and the rules you have around money and yourself.

If you want something different, we absolutely MUST look at and adjust each lens.

When we adjust the lens, we adjust our perspective.

And when we adjust our perspective, we understand new truths that allow us to see ourselves in wholeness – without money (or what we do) as the determining factor to who we are or can become.

Here is what I know: when we separate who we are from…

→ What we do
→ What kind of money we make
→ What the system tells us we’re capable of
→ And from the limits that culture has placed on us

…we are emboldened to step confidently into the power of what can be and live the kind of lives we truly desire.

Lives filled with greater understanding, more love and grace, more money and opportunities, and more influence and impact that leave behind a legacy that stretches into multiple generations.

Without shame.
Without guilt.

Without wondering if “it’s okay” to make, keep, and share large amounts of money.

So when dealing with your money, I want you to ask yourself which of these three areas is being impacted and what do you want to do about it.


To your impact and legacy,