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What is PACT?

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Today, many of us create our financial lives by building it from the outside in. Why? Because the entire way our system is set up today from our educational systems, our career systems, our family structures, etc teach us on some level that something outside of us is better than the version that we are. Our systems teach us that we are flawed on some level. That we need to improve what we are not good at as opposed to really focusing on what we are inherently really good at and amplifying those talents.

What we are missing is that we were each put here on this earth for a specific calling. We’ve chosen our careers, and the money we make, to be the center of every decision. Money has become a core value and every decision pushes out from that. So if you don’t have money, you are of no value and if you have a ton of money, you have huge value. I’m here to tell you that this is a bunch of rubbish.

When we put our calling in the center of our lives, we can then build our wealth from the inside out. In the PACT process we redefine what wealth really means to you. Real wealth! We explore how you have defined wealth in the past, how you would like to define it in the future and we align all of your decisions from that definition you create along your journey. We must understand that it is an ever evolving process. We need to allow ourselves to be ok with what is and be ok with what we want to create so that the day we die, we have no regrets. This is real wealth!

Over the years, I have witnessed those who followed their calling, their passion, or otherwise known as life’s purpose, they flourish financially. Even in 2008 and 2009, I watch those that were absolutely passionate at their jobs get $30,000 bonuses while so many were being laid off. Many of those that got laid off hated their jobs, their bosses, their commutes, or their coworkers. When we don’t willingly choose the shift, a life crisis will cause the shift for us. The PACT process gives you tips and tools to guide you along the way to avoid the crisis point. When we love what we do, we are vibrating at a higher energetic frequency because we are having positive emotions, happy and joyful. Then, more good comes our way.

Over the past 20+ years in my calling, I’ve created the PACT system. PACT allows us to create more present moment living, releasing our financial past decisions, and fund the future that we desire. It all starts with making a PACT with yourself. My PACT process allows a person to be in a safe space. And the results from using PACT are sustainable.

I find that those who are ready for the PACT process are those who are seeking change in their lives. Seeking transformation, but are not exactly sure what is out of balance, but they know they want something different. This change could be in your personal life, financial life, work life, or family life. One of these areas of your life is likely dominating over the other ones which is what is causing some of your unhappiness or discontent. It got this way because life is busy, we roll over what are deepest desires are because time just slipped on by and then we realize years have gone by and we are full of a bunch of woulda, shoulda, coulda moments.

Well, that stops today. I invite you to muster up the courage to love yourself enough and call in your shift. Call in a life filled with high quality moments, lots of abundance, including financial abundance. I invite you to join me to make a PACT with yourself to create the life of your dreams.

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Financial Self Love

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Wow, this past month has been intense. Who else is with me? All that no longer serves us must fall away. The old model of doing things must go. It’s time for energetic and financial expansion.

When I wrote my first book The Emotion Behind Money, I made reference to sitting on a bar stool. That once you start to shift you can’t ever go back and sit on the same barstool any longer. You start to shift and the common traits you once shared, you realize they are fading away, even if they’ve been friends for years. This has happened to me in a big way this past month.

One of the most financial self-loving things I did this past week was to accept my reality. I loved myself enough to see how I chose to participate in it. Once I really realized the cluster F*#@ that was created I got so sad. Sad how I had been betrayed by those I loved and sad that here I was again. And boy oh boy, did I grieve the fact that I knew better. I started to beat myself up. Ever done that before?

I realized that the sadness that came up wasn’t only about this situation, but it was also about all the times in my life that I did this exact same pattern. For me, I believe people at face value, but that leaves me at risk to be “wowed”, to be “sold a bill of goods with no substantiation”. I over road my own intuition in both instances and I didn’t apply my personal and business knowledge. I gave my power away. I thought someone knew better than me, that they had more authority on what I was doing, then me. That couldn’t have been farther from the truth. It was time for me to take my power back, hold healthy boundaries for myself, take inventory of the reality that was created, and align the situation to what was true for me and take action.

In the process of accepting my reality, a critical step in financial healing, I knew that my emotional body would drum up all kinds of self judgement, shame, blame, and/or guilt. When they came up, I chose to be the observer of those feelings. A response I’ve become very familiar with over the years. This is where I knew healthy boundaries were so important while I moved through both of these situations. For me, healthy boundaries meant that I needed to take a step back and create space for myself first and foremost. Then, evaluate, plan out my action plan to rectify things, then collaborate with others to set things straight.

What was interesting in both scenarios, when I didn’t respond to others demands, they came at me harder. Another test? Absolutely, I was being forced to get this one. They came at me like a bull in a china shop. They even tried to rally the troops against me. They tried to come after me in numbers. I knew I could choose to meet with each group of individuals and allow them to reinforce all my shame, blame, guilt and judgement, or I could choose to do the most self-loving thing. I chose the latter. The most self-loving thing for me was to take a step back, evaluate and see what was true for me. I didn’t engage. I didn’t plug into the energy they had going on because that was their business not mine. My business was to get really in tune with myself.

I realized, AGAIN, that I am a huge giver, and I attract takers. In my giving, I tend to rescue people, particularly financially. I’ve had a pattern of exchanging money for love. But I was doing that with people who don’t even love themselves, so they had no capacity to love me, reinforcing my suffering that I am unlovable. A pattern I thought I had said good bye to years ago. Apparently, I needed to strengthen my self-love muscles. I made a PACT with myself years ago, that I was no longer going to work with vendors, or have friendships, employees, or other relationships that were not mutually beneficial, loving, and reciprocal. This is where I was tested this past month.

I wound up getting into two situations where those I was dealing with were opportunists and they were personally financially destitute, which clouded their decision making process, and they were seeking to be bailed out and tried to make it my problem. Years ago, I would have bailed them out, and then just complained about it for years. What I’ve come to realize, when we do things that are not in alignment with who we are, we store those unprocessed emotions in our nervous systems, only to eventually act out in our health.

I always say, we either work things out or we act them out. We act them out through our money and though our health. This past month, I decided to not act out from shelling out money to people who were out of alignment and I was unwilling to carry their money issues. My body started to get numbing sensations. I know from reading Louise Hay’s book, Heal Your Life, the emotional cause of numbing is “Withholding love and consideration. Going dead mentally.” I was checking out likely because I’ve seen this pattern many times before. It was so stressful for me that I was in this pattern again.

I know many of you are with me on this one, you’ve likely had similar patterns repeat in your life and eventually you feel like you’re beating your head against the wall. Well, it’s time to stand up and love yourself!!!

How did I get out of what I created and how can you as well?

  • I went back and got in tune with what I wanted to create in my life. I loved myself enough to give me the time to do this regardless how much other people were barking at me, and threatening me legally, to do it differently.
  • I evaluated what was true for me, and what was I being “sold” and see what was not in alignment with my highest and best interest.
  • I proactively reached out to those involved to find a collaborative solution.
  • I let go of those who were unwilling to collaborate because that’s not my style.
  • Lastly, I expressed gratitude for all those who showed up for me and for the lessons I learned which helped me build even stronger self-love muscles.

Whew!! It was a process, but my soul came here to do something, and as God and The Universe as my witness, I’m going to do it and nothing is going to stop me, even the lessons. Bless your lessons along the way. Thanks for reading…..

Look out this spring for my new book Awaken Your Wealth will be coming out which will be a roadmap which I call the PACT process which allows you to walk yourself through the most self-loving path to financial wellness on all levels.   Come like my Facebook page to join a community that is all about financial abundance and support you in creating the financial life that you desire.

Namaste,

Julie

Divorce Because Every Day Matters

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You may be considering divorcing your spouse, friendship, parents, siblings, co-workers or other relationships that are causing you to suffer. How do we know when the time is right? Or is it right? All we know on the inside is that something is not working for you at that moment of time. We put up with continual behaviors and patterns for far too long. Why do we stay? We stay because of the stories and roles we have played that are familiar and it’s easier to stay with what we know versus venturing out into the unknown. It takes a lot of courage to push out of our personal patterning. Again, it’s the stories that keep us stuck.

Stories, stories, stories……this is how we play out our lives. Many times the stories we tell ourselves come from our experiences in life and the experiences of the generations before us. This week, I was reminded about how when we interface with others, especially long term relationships, whether be spouse, family or otherwise, many times we follow our conditioning as opposed to our authentic selves. Many times these stories cause us to suffer keeping us from moving forward.

I have seen countless times when a relationship is not working, and when one of the parties just makes it an option to be willing to leave, it shifts the entire relationship. You have to be WILLING to leave. Be willing to change. Be willing to invite in the new. Why? Because you will stop suffering and you will respond differently to things in life. When you are willing to walk away, it actually frees everyone involved. And, as a side note, this also shifts people financially too.

Many people don’t get divorced because they are afraid of what the financials look on the other side of a divorce. I can tell you, I’ve had client after client tell me they were afraid of what their financial reality will be on the other side. What we need to realize in this process, is that you are left with you on the other side. Yes, you and only you. And when you have no one else to point the finger at, you will be forced to look in your own mirror. The only thing I’ve watched people fear is when they are choosing not to be the best version of themselves. We chose to blame your spouse for why you are stuck, shame your family for not being different, guilt your kids for not filling your expectations and judge them all – your spouse, boss, sibling, parents, etc, but that only works for so long. If you’ve spent a lifetime doing this, then you will keep chasing and never feel whole within yourself. And to top it off on some level you will always financially struggle. Some to it by repeating the debt cycle over and over again. Some do it by having to split their money from divorce, or a failing business, or getting laid off, etc. All situations that have cash walking out the door as opposed to growing and being abundant.

If on the flipside, if you’re like me, you may have been the one that has constantly interfered with other people lives by doing too much for them, your kids, employees, your spouse, your siblings and even in some cases your parents. When you don’t allow others to have the full experience of what they are choosing in the world, they can’t evolve to be the best version of themselves. We do it to “do the right thing” or “to help support them when they are down” and in reality, we are crippling them more the more we bail them out. When one gives too much to others, and not in alignment with them on every level, it is accompanied by expectations being set. Expectations of how those people should act in return and this comes from the fact that you on some level feel put out. When I’ve done this in the past, particularly with my siblings, it only created more suffering for me.

I had an experience one day that taught me that I didn’t necessarily need to divorce my siblings, but I needed to release all expectations and I needed to stop giving so much because I felt put out. This often caused me to get physically sick as well, could have been as easy as a cold or as bad as being laid out for a week or two with the flu. It took me a while to realize this really had nothing to do with my siblings, it had everything to do with little old me. I was continuing this pattern to keep my story alive. My childhood put me in a parenting role with my siblings being the 2nd oldest of 12 children. It naturally just happened that way. A gift my childhood gave me was the skills to run a successful business today. The shadow side was that I needed to learn to just keep busy being myself and doing my soul work in the world. I did so by staying in a place of being an observer and listener, not problem solver, when it came to the interface with my siblings. And when I felt a certain way, I communicated it, but steered clear of telling them what I think because that just meant I fell back into being a problem solver for them. By doing so, this has freed me and freed them at the same time.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What suffering patterns do you see over and over again in your relationship that you are considering a divorce?
  • How have you participated?
  • If someone is pressing your buttons, it’s really about something that needs to shift within yourself. What are those buttons that need to be healed within you?
  • What does a healthy relationship look like to you?

How does this all fit into money? Well, when you participate in relationships that are operating from a place of scarcity, struggle, or suffering, there’s no way full abundance can come your way in all areas of your life, including financials. That is why this is important as you do self-reflection; you need to consider all areas of your life to look at Personal, Financial, Family, and Work Life. I go into these in detail in my book The Emotion Behind Money. If one wants to shift, stop repeating patterns, or improve their financial lives, one must address all the emotions going on inside their lives as a whole, otherwise you will ebb and flow and all will stay approximately the same, unless you give yourself the gift of your own emotional freedom and choose to change those patterns of suffering.

Choose You!   Choose to Divorce or Release unhealthy relationships! Just start shifting one of those relationships this week. Express gratitude for that person in your life and what they have given you and gratitude for what they will give you in this divorce process. Send them love and light along the way.

xo

Julie

You’re Worth It

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It’s time to raise our energetic, financial vibration!!! I want you all right now to download the song, “I’m Worth It” by Djsleazy and listen to it often. I realize you may not be a pop music fan, but my 3 year old daughter this week, MaryKate, is walking around the house blasting this song, wiggling her little hips dancing and singing “I’m worth it. Yeah, I’m worth it.” I understand this song could have a couple messages, but the fact that my 3 year old is internalizing that she is “Worth It” will go for miles during her lifetime.

Many of us have life experiences that have helped us feel like we are not worth it. We’ve created habits that don’t necessarily put us farther down our path to our soul work on this earth. Financially speaking, this comes about in various ways. We spend more than our income, we carry credit card debt and we keep choosing car loans over and over again. All things that deplete our energy and suck the life out of us as opposed to feed us more uplifting, positive energy. Then on top of that we pump ourselves up with Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts large coffees cream and sugar please, that keep us it the bad habit cycle of distracting ourselves to what’s really going on in our lives.

It’s a trap. It’s an addictive trap. Whether it be debt, coffee, other caffeinated drinks, bad relationships, or whatever else your vice is, they are all pulling you away from soulful living. I watched two of my employees this week juice to reduce inflammation and just feel less foggy and feel lighter. It was interesting to hear them speak about how when they no longer had their distractions. They actually felt their feelings. By doing so, it allowed them the space to choose consciously whether or not to continue those things that were not serving them very well. They had profound clarity due to the emotional space juicing gave them. I believe that’s why we don’t stick to diets or budgets because on some level, we’ve not fully committed to creating the life we dream of. We’re on some level nervous to feel our feelings. It’s foreign. For years, generations were taught to stuff them down, fall in line, and do and say all that you should.

I’ve been going through my own journey this past week as I continue to do the work I am meant to bring into the world. I’ve realized that I’ve distracted myself with pulling in vendors to help me on my professional journey that are order takers. Another gap was that none of them had skin the game to generate revenue, meaning if it didn’t work out, “Sorry Julie”. They didn’t have any skin in the game. I had all the risk. Why, because I wanted control. My childhood was packed with lots of things going on as 1 of 12 children. How I coped with it was to take control of things around me. It was a survival mechanism I put in place. That’s how I hard wired it in my subconscious mind which has led to how I respond to the external world.

In the past two weeks, I decided to break that bad habit of the need to control everything around me. Sound familiar to any of you out there? I’ll bet. There’s so many of us that are wound up so tight trying to control every move around us, we’re about to burst. This has put me in emotionally vulnerable positions. I observed that I was like a fish out of water. I felt very strange. I wasn’t clear as to how to just be with the emotion of feeling out of control. Anyone that knows me knows I like to have my act together. What came up for me was nervousness. My insecurity kept rising. I was feeling scared. Not a familiar place for me to be. I was scared of the unknown. I never allowed myself when I was younger to actually feel my feelings. I learned from my environment as a child to just divert those emotions into some other behavior that didn’t serve me very well.

Since I am a financial professional I’ve got the money side of the equation mastered. I always say, we either work things out or act them out through our money or through our health, and in many cases both. My bad habits and distractions have to do with my health. I’ve always stuffed emotions down with food. A client of mine put up on Facebook, 30-30-30 challenge. 30 days of eating healthy, 30 days of exercise, and 30 days of losing weight. I opted in. The challenge created the space for me to do something else to interrupt my pattern. The past few weeks I’ve chose to observe, not judge, when I emotionally ate which always resulted in overeating. This led me to make another conscious choice. I chose to stop my bad habit of emotional eating. How? The day after I overate, I chose to fast to empty my stomach to get back into alignment once again. I’m giving myself the space to do it in bite size pieces. We all can do that. Do things in digestible pieces so we don’t feel we are denying ourselves, but also putting ourselves in more alignment with our true selves as opposed to giving into all of our distractions of life.

As I’ve mentioned, financially, we have all kind of distractions we’ve created:

  • Debt – House, cars, student loan debt, credit cards, etc.
  • Overspending month to month from the income that is actually coming into our checking accounts
  • Creating credit card debt that our spouses have NO clue about (I see this so often)
  • Stay in jobs that we hate, so we rob ourselves of raises and good bonuses.

Just to name a few.

Ask yourself a few questions:

  • What are your money distractions or bad habits?
  • What small steps you can take right now that will free you of these depleting behaviors?
  • Who do you need to cut out of your life that reinforce your bad habits?

It all boils down to self love. Love yourself enough to move to the next place of your personal evolution. Embrace change, it really truly is the only thing that is constant in our lives. Change, change, change….so let’s just love it!!!

 

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