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Hello? Are you there?

I’m doing an informal survey and I’d love your help!  I’ve listed the questions below. It should take abouta cash gift five minutes to complete the survey and send me your responses.

What’s your money story?  I don’t need to know all your personal financial details.  I’m not looking for bank balances or how you’ve made or lost fortunes. I just want to hear about the way in which you think about money.  Are you someone who grew up with the “money doesn’t grow on trees” outlook?  How about the “time is money” view? Did you hear “pinch your pennies so you can make it stretch”?  Feel free to send two or three of the statements that reflect your story or write a paragraph or two.

The second question is: on a scale of 1-10, how happy are you with your current financial situation?  One means “I’m totally and completely unhappy” and ten means “I’m THRILLED beyond measure.”

And my final question is this:  How do you have fun with money?

That’s it. My entire survey. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. Please post your responses below or send them to  Thanks for your help!

TODAY’S TIP: Take my money survey, respond to the questions that follow and send your answers to  What’s your money story? How happy are you with your current financial situation? How do you have fun with money?  Have a GREAT Thursday!


What’s the catch?

catchHow many FREE offers do you receive a day in your email box? I haven’t counted recently, but I’m pretty sure I receive at least ten a day.  Because of what I do as a coach, I’m on LOTS of e-mailing lists.  I receive newsletters, offers for teleclasses, offers for free conversations, and offers for free resources every single day of the week.  I’ll be honest with you, sometimes I gratefully accept the offers and sometimes I decline. And, when I look at the offer, I often ask the question “What’s the catch?”  I wonder if the experience will be helpful or a waste of my time, if I’ll make a real connection with the person who made the offer or if I’m just another ‘potential’ client or customer.

I also wonder if my fear, concern or skepticism prevents me from taking advantage of a gift that could be really helpful.

How do you respond to free offers? What do you consider? How do you decide where you will invest your time and energy?

freeMy FREE OFFER, a gift to you, is still available. I’d like to introduce you to Your Sacred Money Archetype because I believe it can help you get a handle on your finances and relieve your stress and anxiety around money. This is a F-R.E.E! 30 minute Meet Your Money Sacred Archetype conversation. No catch. Just someone who has some great information to share so you can live a more successful and prosperous life. Get in touch with me at  Let’s talk!

TODAY’S TIP: Take advantage of a FREE OFFER that will inspire you, encourage you or support you in experiencing prosperity and success!  Have a FREE Thursday!

Fun With Money

American Dollars Falling from the SkyCan we talk about your money for a few minutes?

What happened when you read that question? Did you get excited, nervous, anxious? Did your heart rate increase? Did you feel yourself tighten up?

Money is such an important and prevalent part of all of our lives, yet I think it’s one of the least talked about. Money takes the blame for a lack of happiness or success and often gets the credit for happiness and success. We have a love/hate relationship with money. Money triggers our emotions. We may not know it or admit it, but we all have a relationship of some kind with our money. It can symbolize caring, power, control and freedom and it can be a major bone of contention. And, many of us are really uncomfortable discussing money.

What would it be like for you if you could give up worrying about money and start having fun with it? What might happen if instead of money conversations triggering anxiety, fear, frustration, and resentment, your money conversations created new, more powerful and positive thoughts and emotions?

If you’re ready to end your money anxiety and fear and become the empowered financial leader of your business and your life, get in touch with me at I want to have a FUN conversation about money with you and introduce you to your very own Sacred Money Archetypes!  Your Sacred Money Archetypes help you understand what drives and motivates you and they lift up both your gifts and your challenges around money. Knowing and embracing your Sacred Money Archetypes can help you take control of your finances and speak with courage, clarity and compassion about money so you can live into your full potential! This F-R.E.E! 30 minute conversation could change your business and your life FOR THE BETTER! Contact me today at to schedule your F-R.E.E! Meet Your Sacred Money Archetype conversation.

TODAY’S TIP: Talk about money. Have a conversation with someone you trust about your gifts and challenges around money and take courageous action toward handling one of your challenges with grace and ease. AND — contact me at to schedule a F-R.E.E! 30 minute Meet Your Sacred Money Archetype conversation!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Keep the Momentum Going

Yesterday I had you check-in with your happiness-o-meter.  How did that go for you? What did you learn about happiness in your life? It went so well for me I’ve decided to keep the momentum going and deem today ON-TRACK TUESDAY!

What I learned from yesterday’s exercise is that I have a tendency to have happiness ups and downs and large portions of gray areas, plateaus or times when I’m not aware or paying attention. And, I learned that that’s OK! It’s the way I function.

Another thing I realized is that I have had a story about happiness, learned from my earliest days on this earth, that has had a major impact on the happiness in my life. My happiness story taught me that it’s important to parcel happiness out because there’s only so much to go around. The theme is something like this: “Happiness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You can’t be happy forever. You’ve got to pay your dues. Don’t get too happy, because it’s gonna be really hard to deal with it when it’s gone.” So, as I thought it about happiness yesterday, I realized I’ve been afraid to truly embrace it because I DON’T WANT TO LOSE IT! I’m afraid it won’t last!  That was a profound revelation for me. Instead of choosing to live in happiness, I think I’ve been pushing it away and living in fear! And when I do experience happiness, I make sure (sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously) that it’s only in little bits and pieces because then it might last longer and won’t be so bad when it’s gone.

And — here’s the REALLY profound connection and learning for me — this has shown up in other areas of my business and my life, too! It’s been the kind of relationship I’ve had with money, success, leadership, and in relationships.

EXCITING NEWS: I’m experiencing huge changes for the better in my business and life because I’m choosing something better! Not only are BIG shifts in my awareness and behaviors relating to the happiness factor in my life taking place, I’m also seeing BIG changes in my relationship with money. Now that I know the story that’s governed my understanding and experience of happiness, I’m writing a new one that has already resulted in greater happiness in my business and life and around issues related to money! I’m using the gifts of my Sacred Money Archetype, which is a model that exhibits particular patterns of behavior, to help me take control, plug my money leaks, tame my fears, end my struggle and stand in my power around money and money issues. As a result I’m generating more income and experiencing more freedom, happiness, and fun in my business and my life.

MORE EXCITING NEWS! To keep my momentum going, I would love to offer you the opportunity to explore your Sacred Money Archetype!  If you’re stressed out about money, tired of not generating the income you want and ready for something different and better in your life when it comes to money, get in touch with me at

TODAY’S TIP: Keep the momentum going and your happiness growing today! Build on what you learned from checking in with your happiness-o-meter yesterday. And —- if you want to have a happier relationship with money and have more of it show up in your life, get in touch with me ( to discover the ways your Sacred Money Archetype can help you make that happen! Have an ON-TRACK for more happiness TUESDAY!

Sailing Jean’s 7 “C’s” of Success

sailboat2No, today’s blog post won’t be about winds, tides or boats.  We’re just going to do a brief revisit of Jean’s 7 “C’s” of Success and I’ll share a couple of ways you can use them!  If you’re someone who would like to enjoy more success and prosperity in your business, your relationships, your finances or any facet of your life, you can start by doing a quick review of the 7 “C’s”.

1.  Clarity
2.  Courage
3.  Change
4.  Commitment
5.  Completion
6.  Celebrate
7.  Connections

In which of the seven are you the strongest or most consistent?  Which one is the most challenging?  Where can you direct your focus so that you can gain maximum forward movement toward your goals and dreams?  How will you do that?

Use the above questions for a daily check-in and check-up.

Or, simply to focus on one “C” per day, every day of the week.  You can start with #1 and go straight through the list.

Or, write each “C” on an index card and pull one (or more) each day and focus on that topic.

Or, get in touch with me at to learn how together, we can use the 7 “C’s” for Success to create  your own personalized Anything-but-Boring Success Guide.

TODAY’S TIP:  Review Jean’s 7 “C’s” of success, apply them to a facet of your business or your life, and let me know how you will use them by posting below. Have a successful and prosperous Tuesday!

Jean’s 7 C’s of Success

So….here we go — again!  In the upcoming week, I’ll be sharing Jean’s 7 C’s of Success.  These seven words are part of my personal Success Check-Up & Check-In system.   When things aren’t turning out as I imagined, I run a quick check of my 7 C’s to see where I need to shift my focus and energy so I can regain some forward momentum.

Before I share my 7 C’ s of Success, what seven words, beginning with the letter “c”, would you or do you use in your personal Success Check-Up & Check-In system?

Jean’s #1 C of Success:  CLARITY

This is almost a mantra of mine: In order to get where you want to go, you’ve gotta be clear about where you’re going.  The same applies to growing a successful business or living the life you want.  Be clear about what that looks like.  And, for those of you who may be saying (or even whining — I know you’re out there!  I’ve done it myself!) “But, I don’t KNOW what I want!”  here’s a suggestion: set aside a few minutes and imagine what your ideal job, relationships, life and financial situation look like.  Where do you want to live?  Who do you want to be living with? What do you want to be doing to generate income?  How much income to you want to generate (or how much money do you want in the bank)?   What kinds of things do you want to do to have fun?

Hopefully, that will get you started.  If you still can’t get clear — contact me at  I’ll help you figure it out.

TODAY’S TIP:  Take at least 10 minutes and write down what ‘success’ looks like to you in your business and your life.  Have a CLEAR Tuesday!

OK — what the heck is an archetype?

Yesterday I posted an exciting offer for a F.R.E.E. gift.  I offered to help you discover your Sacred Money Archetype if you’re interested in generating more income or growing your bank account.  I had a couple of folks contact me and ask “What’s an archetype?” so I thought I’d take a minute and explain what I’m talking about.

Archetypes are universal models, ideals and patterns of behavior.  Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, used archetypes as a way to understand the unconscious lens through which we experience and react to the world.  (Feel free to do a Google search to get more information.) Many people have built on or expanded his work through the years. My mentor, Kendall Summerhawk, has taken a look at archetypes through the lens of our relationship with money. She has identified eight different archetypes that reflect the ways in which we interact with and think about money. They are (in no particular order), the Accumulator, the Ruler, the Romantic, the Celebrity, the Maverick, the Nurturer, the Connector and the Alchemist.  Each of us has pieces of all of the archetypes, however, for the most part, there are generally 2-3 that specifically “fit” us better than the others.

The Sacred Money Archetypes are a helpful and fun way to take a look at behaviors and thoughts that serve or support our dreams and goals and to identify those behaviors and thoughts that probably are NOT as helpful or supportive, especially when it comes to money!

So, if you’re interested in learning which Sacred Money Archetype most influences the way you handle your money or finances, be sure to contact me so we can schedule your F.R.E.E. MEET YOUR SACRED MONEY ARCHETYPE conversation!

TODAY’S TIP:  Consider one area of your finances (income, expenditures, bank balance, investments, etc.) you’d like to improve.  Which archetype do you think best describes the way in which you experience money in your life?  Contact me ( and let’s see if you’re correct!

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