We need to talk about shame.

SHAME. I’m seeing it everywhere lately… Women ashamed that they “let someone” abuse them, too ashamed to speak up, or ashamed that they didn’t sooner. Men ashamed of their behavior, for the behavior of other men, or men being shamed by others for being men. People shamed for their skin color… or ashamed what others with the same skin color have done, or have neglected to do. People shamed for how they voted, who they aligned with, or who they aligned against. Know where else shame shows up? With our MONEY. We’re ashamed that we don’t have enough (so we say), that we’ve made poor decisions… haven’t earned what we’re worth… have spent it unwisely or unconsciously… invested it recklessly… lost it needlessly… just “aren’t good with it,” and so on. Or perhaps we’ve got “plenty” of it (so others would say), but we find ourselves ashamed that we STILL don’t feel “secure” enough, smart enough, generous enough, enough enough. Shame immobilizes us. It makes us want to hide. It makes everything worse, and nothing better. Several weeks ago I did an interview with Marcia Mariner for her “Wealthy From the Inside Out” telesummit. (Register here by Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 to be notified.) Recently, I looked at what other speakers talked about… manifesting, prosperity, attracting money effortlessly. I’ve definitely learned the art of making money. But I took a different approach. I took a trip down memory lane to those dark, shameful moments. The times when I was SCARED. Ashamed… or being shamed by someone else. When I didn’t know how I was going to keep my lights on, pay my bills, or where I was going to live after my foreclosure. I’ve had huge financial wins, and I’ve suffered the damage of huge financial storms. And as much…

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