Seven years ago, I had just finished my MBA, had a 6 figure job in Corporate America, and had already bought two condos in my hometown of Connecticut.
Most of you know that I had a sudden spiritual awakening and very quickly manifested getting laid off from my job and I began traveling the world on a spiritual quest.
My desires changed on finances. I didn’t want to be tied into the “system” or have to pay a mortgage, which for me meant having a job I didn’t love.
I gave it all up. I sold everything I had.
I lived like a gypsy for six years. I had some stuff in storage at my mom’s house, but mostly I carried my everyday belongings in my backpack.
I’d rent a little place either by the ocean in Byron Bay Australia, Goa India, or near the mountains in Chiang Mai Thailand and Ubud Bali, and “live” there for a while.
My job those days was to find out who I really am and what I came here to deliver.
Fast forward to today, I’ve built a successful business coaching, teaching, and network marketing. And my philosophy on finances until a couple of months ago was to only look at where and how I wanted to live. I manifested enough to pay to live there because I wanted to live there.
Then, something started to shift in me.
My vision for my financial legacy started to get bigger. And I realized I was currently living out of integrity and congruence with that vision.
I not only wanted to earn a lot of income, but I wanted to create a tremendous amount of freedom. In other words, I wanted my passive and residual income streams to pay for my living expenses. Learn how I do that here. I do not want to have to trade my time for money ever again. This is true freedom for me.
That means that not only do I have to earn a lot, but my expenses have to make sense.
At that point, I was paying a high rent in Venice beach and barely able to save, invest, or pay down debt (I don’t have that much – thank goodness).
I realized that after a year in California, I had nothing to show for all my hard work. All my earned income went to living expenses. For most of my life, I actually believed this was normal. Until I had this financial awakening.
I know that I’m here to expand, evolve, and inspire the collective to do the same. I can’t do that if I’m trading hours for dollars and spinning my wheels day after day just to pay for my expenses.
Additionally, I like nice things. Helloooooo. I don’t want to live in a sh*thole. I’m not inspired to create there.
So, Las Vegas came into my world.
Beautiful homes for 1/3 of what I was paying in LA. New, clean, spacious. Pool & hot tub. Yard for the dogs to roam. Near an airport for all my travel. NO TRAFFIC! And NO STATE INCOME TAX. Say what?!
All the other living expenses are cheaper too – like food, gas, and trips to the salon;)
There’s a growing spiritual community here. I love being on the cutting edge and bringing the Light.
I used to think that thinking this way – about what is cheaper – was a poverty mindset. Now, I know that the wealthiest people in the world make GOOD financial decisions. They even make short term sacrifices to build their wealth and legacy. They don’t live above their means. They save and invest and don’t pay big interest on credit card debt.
This was my decision. I feel so happy with it. I have an extra bedroom in my beautiful home if you’d like to come visit and hang by the pool.
Thank you for being here. I hope you take a look at your financial philosophy and see where you can create more freedom for your soul to soar.
Let me know in the comments: What’s one thing you can start doing today to change your financial legacy? Are you willing to make short term sacrifices for long term freedom?
P.S. Learn how I’m creating a residual income stream that grows and grows while I work from home and do what I love: http://bit.ly/explorethesisterhood