Paying back $100k of long-term consumer debt in 9 months is something I’m incredibly proud of.
Not just because of the hard work and the strategies it required, but because I had to search deep within myself and completely shift my relationship with money.
See, a few years ago, I was presenting an illusion of success to the world.
I had a high-paying finance job with a major media company and a couple of side hustles… but I was also hiding a huge secret - I was in $100k of consumer debt.
Even though I was earning good money and I could pay my bills, I found myself stuck on a financial rollercoaster where I would make great money and watch it all go out the door.
I hardly saved anything and getting a deposit together for a property seemed like a distant dream.
I also desperately wanted to grow my coaching business and leave my 9 to 5, but I felt like an imposter.
Here I was - a coach and a professional in the finance industry and yet even with the best money...
The first time I felt shame about money was when I was 4 years old, and it happened somewhere totally unexpected.
I used to have a friend at school who got free snacks because her Mum volunteered at the school canteen and we’d often go together and get something tasty. One day, I went without my friend and asked for a strawberry frozen yoghurt (my favourite) and her Mum told me I’d have to start paying for my food.
I hadn’t known, of course, that she’d been paying for those ‘free’ snacks behind the scenes all along. What I did know was that I stood there, 4 years old, suddenly aware that I needed money and deeply humiliated by not having any.
I started looking around at the other kids and comparing myself. The rich kids had money for the canteen and Reebok shoes. Their parents were doctors or lawyers. I wasn’t like them. The shame I felt stopped me from telling my parents about what had happened and though I didn’t realise it at...
It’s been three months in the making and it’s finally here...
I’m so excited to reveal what you’ll hear inside in the first 3 episodes:
Episode 1: The Truth About The Law of Attraction
How to get the LoA to work for you if you aren’t having much luck with it
Episode 2: The Law of Attraction - How It Works
How I’ve personally used the LoA to improve my life and business
Episode 3: How To Start Fixing Your Money Mindset
If you know that working on your mindset is a top priority but you’re not sure HOW to do it, this episode is for you!
Can’t wait to hear more? Check out the Money Mindset with Caroline Labour podcast on Apple Podcasts today.
P.S. Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and let me know what you think!
Think it's possible to make an extra $4K per month by writing it on a slip of paper?
For most people, it isn't. They write out the same goals year after year, or make vision boards... and nothing changes.
But it just happened to my client, Karen.
See, Karen recently stumbled across a goal she wrote a year ago while she was doing tax prep.
“I am earning fifteen hundred dollars per week,” she wrote.
Karen had forgotten all about this slip of paper.
Like a lot of people, Karen had set goals like this in the past with no luck. She felt stuck because she didn’t have the time to work on her goals or get extra support.
I'm sure you've heard that famous definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Karen realized that's what she was doing and she decided to try a different approach. She followed up on a conversation we had two years ago and ended up joining my Money Blocks Breakthrough Program.
Karen wanted to make more...
Food or exercise? Which do you think matters most when you're trying to get in shape?
Before you answer, let me share a personal story about what I'm celebrating this week... I'm feeling stoked because for the first time in months, I can fit into my skinny jeans!
I don't talk about weight and body image much because people usually roll their eyes when I do. They say things like "you're skinny, you have nothing to worry about" or "what do you know about putting on weight?".
But as any woman knows - and I'm sure a lot of guys do too - body image is such a personal thing. It's not the numbers on the scale that matter, it's how you see yourself.
When you look in the mirror, you don't just see your physical reflection. You see what you already believe about yourself - which is often shaped by your life experiences.
When I was younger, I struggled with my weight a lot. I went from being a super skinny kid to filling out in my early teens and staying chubby for years. It's only after...
The other day I replaced a cartridge in a high-end water purifier.
It was meant to take 5 minutes… but it took me over an hour (and after a couple of tantrums, I finally asked someone to help me!)
Was there something wrong with the filter? Nope.
Did I follow the instructions incorrectly? Not this time (although that has happened before!).
The problem was, I hadn’t used this particular water purifier in several years. This caused the filter cartridge to get over-saturated and it created a tight seal inside the unit. So separating the filter cartridge from the lid required a mammoth effort.
At first I felt annoyed because the advertised '5 minute filter change' had failed by miles. But of course I accepted it was my fault, and because of one thing - neglect.
It's actually a story I see playing out all the time in the mindset space.
Most business owners believe their mindset is fine because they read 'Think And Grow Rich' ten years ago. So they go about spending all their...
Is Manifestation a real thing or is it just luck?
There seems to be two schools of thought on manifestation.
Those who swear by it - and those who think its spiritual fluff.
As a money mindset coach, people assume I'm in the first camp.
But I agree with both perspectives.
You see, the problem is that people who claim to 'manifest' things, tend to only say that when good things happen.
They have no explanation for the times things don't work out.
And they usually can't teach the process to anyone.
This is what I call Magical Manifesting - basically nothing more than wishing and hoping.
Like the time I printed out the picture of the $1M cheque from The Secret and stuck it up on my wall... and nothing happened.
I felt like an idiot for doing it but I didn't give up on the concept of manifestation.
Because lots of big things have come to me over the years that seemed like more than random coincidences.
Things like the prestigious business scholarship I got at the end of high...
$25k in 12 hours…
A few weeks ago, I helped someone make a subtle mindset shift and he closed a $6.5k sale the next day.
He messaged me again today to let me know he made $25k in 12 hours… and is on track to hit $40k-$50k this week.
Amazing result and one I’ve been very reluctant to take any credit for. Except he keeps sending me voice messages saying a shift has taken place.
See, this guy isn’t even my client. He’s my coach.
In case you’ve missed my last few posts, I recently hired a business coach, Richard Fletcher, who specialises in messaging and copywriting.
I signed up right in the middle of coronavirus because I was ready to build momentum. But I had noticed Richard wasn’t promoting his higher-ticket program (the one I joined).
Instead, he had switched to a lower cost offer that was making great money, but I sensed something else was going on. So I asked Richard about it and he admitted he assumed people wouldn't pay...
It’s impossible to get a high paying job during COVID. Everyone knows that.
Except two of my clients just landed $200k+ jobs.
Let’s start with ‘Rob’ (not his real name - he’s a high-profile executive and wants to remain anonymous).
Rob left his last exec role 18 months ago. Now you’d think it would be easy for a high level boss to walk into another well paying job - but it’s often not.
You see, there just aren’t that many exec roles around at any one time.
And the recruitment process is usually a formality because they already know who they want. These types of jobs aren’t generally advertised on online job boards either.
Rob would sit for months and get zero calls from recruiters.
And for the roles Rob did apply for, he got rejected every time. With each knock-back, his confidence took a further hit, until one day he knew he had a problem he couldn't fix on his own.
Rob had progressed to the fourth interview stage for a...
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