WHY EMPOWER Excellence is a part of MY WHY! #Financial Freedom

WHAT IS MY WHY?

There is gratitude in my soul for Simon Sinek when he introduced the concept of “WHY”. It provided the foundation for what so many of us were already living — our mission, our purpose, more clearly defined. My simplistic WHY is to help women and their loved ones have a healthy relationship with money. There is so much more to this: self worth, self care, gratitude, visualization, faith, feelings, emotions, trust, and more. FEELINGS are major: lack of worthiness, disconnectedness, depression, and more. But why am I doing MY WHY? And why am I doing it with EMPOWER Excellence?

There has been a lot of inspiration, mainly from women, all the way from the beginning of my departure from corporate America to the naming source of women in transition in Cleveland. There has been a lot of client work that demonstrated the need for women to have a better appreciation and understanding of their financial needs through transitions of personal relationships and careers. Professional advisers do a good job of advising financial topics but do a less than stellar job with the needs of women throughout their life cycle. That motivated me and it still motivates me today with not only EMPOWER Excellence but also Professional Women’s Connection and Ageless Women of Wisdom.

EMPOWER Excellence began with the energy of money in women’s lives and continued with Professional Women’s Connection to address the professional connection needs of women in their careers, and finally in 2019 Ageless Women of Wisdom was added to provide the vehicles of communication to share the wisdom of women through conversations of all sorts: informal gatherings, retreats, and now online programs in self care. All of this is money related with all generations of women…it is not an isolated phenomenon. Money allows women to expand their self care, their financial well being and their wisdom through the sharing of wisdom on all of these levels. They are connected…

MY WHY with Money allows women of all ages and lifestyles to become EMPOWERED, CONNECTED, and WISDOM SHARED as only money in their lives can do once they understand and expand their world through FINANCIAL FREEDOM!

For more information on EMPOWER Excellence, Professional Women’s Connection, and Ageless Women of Wisdom: jan litterst.com and janicelitterst@gmail.com

POWERFUL ENERGY…Mind, Body, Spirit–A Legacy

Honesty

For years, I have written about ENERGY, but I do not think that I have ever, not once, defined the word!  But the day has come as I continue to write about a Family Legacy with Financial Wellness.  There is no way to create that legacy without ENERGY, Money Energy to be specific.  And we will be writing about that as time goes on.  

ENERGY has many definitions, but let’s use this:  strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.  It can be synonymous with many words, but for simplicity here are a few:  vitality, vigor, life, verve, and spark!  

There have been many influences in my work on Money ENERGY, but in the NOW, no one has had more of a profound effect than Deepak Chopra.  I must share the credit for my journey with Money ENERGY with many, but Deepak definitely!  

ENERGY is with us from the time of conception.  Let’s focus a little more on youthful ENERGY.  At the same time it is important to look at the quality of your ENERGY.  Keep in mind that childhood energy is always within no matter your age.  That may surprise you.  It may not seem that way, but it is the quality of the ENERGY that changes when it is not at the level we would like.  When we are told that we look “young”, that refers to the biological or physical state of who we are.  We are usually happy when we are told “you look so young”, and that has a lot to do with the fact that we want to remain young to be able to experience everything we want to experience in life.  I intend to live to at least 104, so that means I have at least one third of my life left.  I have a lot I want to experience.  But to be “young” is not only physical, it is also mental, emotional, and spiritual.  

Every living being with cells has their energy begin with the processing of energy in every cell every moment.  The physical energy has to do with growth, the mental with how we think and process thoughts, the mental and emotional come with development, and spiritual is there always, always has been there.  The processing of youthful energy is ageless and happens through bodily processes such as breathing and more.  ENERGY comes in, energy goes out.  Breathing, eating, digesting, healing are bodily processes involving the creation of ENERGY.  

Different people have different needs at any particular moment of their lives…ENERGY is in the NOW.  Quality also differs from moment to moment, but, when optimized, it is a restful alertness.  Know that ENERGY is constantly renewed as cells live in the moment.  ENERGY can be increased many ways including meditation which is simply a technique.  When used in combination with self care including food, ENERGY can become complete without limits adding to our wholeness, our joy, our creativity, our freshness, and our alertness.  ENERGY!

 

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Choose Joy and a Whole Lot More Energy!

Choose JOY

It is Friday, and, like every moment of every day, you can choose how to feel.  So many times, money takes over our feelings, our attitudes, our outlooks; and we let it.  Friday could be a payday  It is the start of the weekend.  And, for some reason, many feel like they have to fill every moment with activity to prove that they are not at work.  And, in many cases, that takes a lot of money.  Sometimes, it is money that we do not have!  BUT, it is the weekend, isn’t it?

And those activities can give us JOY, sometimes for the long-term, many times for the very short-term.  

I would like to give you a gift for this weekend.  Really, something that may be very different for you.  In the recent weeks, I have added a new dimension to my company Empower Excellence.  In the early years of my business, I created and presented many group programs on Money.  What I learned was that people need to talk about their money, their money concerns, and more; but they do not want to do it in a group.  Money is too personal for that.  So the programs were idle until 2018, and now they are slowly being designed to be in an on-line format on a platform called Teachable.  They focus in general on Money Energy, and most people do not really know what Money Energy is all about.

My gift to you is my introductory program, created this year, to explain the concept of Money Energy; and it is a gift to you at this time.  There is no secret; it is a gift that you can keep forever.  I would love to provide the direct link, but WordPress has a problem with that.  If you go to Teachable.com

The name of the program is OUR ENORMOUS CAPACITY FOR JOY.

There is no mention of money or energy in the title.   It is Money Energy!  It is an explanation that is my sharing about what Janice Marie (Jan) Litterst does in her Empower Excellence work at its very foundation.  Please enjoy my gift to you.

A Path to Money Energy…

 

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!

 

A Path to Money Energy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!

 

A Path to Money Energy…

 

 

 

 

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!

 

A Path to Money Energy…

 

 

 

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!

 

A Path to Money Energy…

 

 

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!

 

A Path to Money Energy…

 

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!

 

A Path to Money Energy…

 

When asked recently for a list of five books that had to do with The Energy of Money, the list came to me quickly because of the impression they made on me on my path to Money Energy work!  They are of various genres:  spirituality, energy, finance, time management, success, and values.  They were not chosen to lead me to Money Energy work; they were chosen because of where I was on the path to my work!  

There could be many more books on the list.  But I believe these have stayed with me over the years more than any others.  With the opportunity to share, I am going to take them in the order in which I read them.  That being said, please understand that I, like all of us, are never at the same point when reading books over the years.  Life steps in and gives us a perspective unique to that particular time period.  And each is unlike any other time period in our lives.

While THE ENERGY OF MONEY by Maria Nemeth was originally written in 1997, the year I began my financial planning career, I did not read it until sometime in the early 2000’s.  I had already gone through the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000 in the stock market.  I had been in the planning business for several years working with clients and learning that what the clients were looking for was not the same as what Wall Street firms were looking for which was great bottom line profit to please shareholders.  I began to really learn where I stood on that continuum, and THE ENERGY OF MONEY reinforced my own values.  This book had a profound effect, but it is not one I recommend often as it is much more work than most clients want.  I must say that it provided the foundation for where I am today with clients:  MAKE MONEY SIMPLE!

Christmas, 2009 was a turning point in my path to MONEY ENERGY work.  I had been working on “energy” through a nontraditional, nondenominational church in the Unity tradition (and there are many books that were read during that time that were part of my education in Unity teachings that continued to build the foundation for my current work).  I could do a whole other list of just those books! But several years before, I had read Don Miguel Ruiz’ THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.  And I gave a copy of that to my oldest son as a Christmas present.  His Christmas present to me allowed me to have THE FIFTH AGREEMENT.  The cover states that it is “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”.  This book incorporated THE FOUR AGREEMENTS with the Fifth Agreement.  To illuminate anyone who has not read either of the books:

1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2.  Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3.  Don’t Make Assumptions.

4.  Always Do Your Best.

5.  Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen.

The last came at a point where I had learned not to care what others thought about me or my actions; and that was not a bad thing.  In the author’s words, “Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.  Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear.  Is it ‘really’ the truth?  Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.”  This was the time where I had been working with Unity principles, and I became the patient of a fantastic medical intuitive, and had recently ended a 20+year relationship that came after my divorce and a separate 1 year relationship with someone who was not grounded in reality although he had been a valuable spiritual teacher during our time together.  It was also the time where I began to separate from my birth family in values and philosophy…  It was an appropriate time for THE FIVE AGREEMENTS.

In 2012, I had begun my company Empower Excellence, LLC, and I was beginning my book THE JOY OF POSITIVE M.E.  (MONEY ENERGY) Subtitled “The Relationship Between Money Energy & Joy in Your Life”.  This book is planned for publication in March of 2019!  My foundation in financial principles, which began in the early 1990’s, was complete, and I had left the financial industry.  It was time for Money Energy in its early phases.  The ironic thing was that EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT (A New Path to Spiritual Awakening) by Andrew Cohen was my book of choice at the time.  Even Deepak Chopra liked the book “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”  (from the foreword of the book)… Yes, enlightenment was a major part of my journey working with MONEY ENERGY.

But also in 2012, Tama Kieves, the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE, which was given to me in 2011 as I left the traditional financial industry, wrote INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE “Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work”.  I preordered the book and read it nonstop in a 24-hour period!  I knew I was inspired, and I knew, as I know now, that I am unstoppable.  I had the dream of MONEY ENERGY work, and I was ready to take it to the next level.  As any entrepreneur knows, you can be wildly enthusiastic one day and wildly depressed the next.  Tama knew each of us needed to be moved on our own personal path and gave us a blueprint to follow!

Ironically, the hardest period of developing Empower Excellence, leaves no books that impressed me.  I am sure there were some, but these were the hard years of developing a client base and growing my business.  In 2017, I stepped off of my path and moved to a unique city.  From December of 2016 to January of 2018, I moved and, unrelated to the move as I understand now, I suffered a year of respiratory infections which left me voiceless and breathing in difficulty.  Once I did the work to understand the causative factors, I was back on track slowly developing Empower Excellence, LLC in a way that was truly unstoppable.  And the reading began again!  The reading began as I got my voice for Money Energy back!  And the book 5 DAY WEEKEND “FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE AND WORK RICH WITH PURPOSE” by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson kicked me in the butt like no other book before.  It was like THE FIFTH AGREEMENT for finance, values, and life!  The subtitle says it all, and I only found the book because my longest-standing client of many years is ready for something more in her life…I will leave it at that.  

These books sit on my desk today and every day because they are my bibles of sorts.  5 DAY WEEKEND made me stop and realize how far I have come.  I am ready for so much:  for my book to be published, for my time as a public speaker to take off, and to be a special part of the Visionary Business world.  I am enlightened, I am inspired, I am unstoppable, I have integrity, I have values.  It is time for me to share Money Energy like beer before, and these books will always be part of that path!