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~ Lisa Nichols

It was a breath of fresh air. I began to realize that the freedom I felt/experienced on the coaching call was something I was created to enjoy and able to have in my life on a daily basis.

~ Chantel C.

Vasavi has a compassionate and caring style of coaching with the perfect level of toughness that allowed me to push myself toward my intended outcomes.

~ Melissa R.

Since the time I was kid, my parents drilled into my head to never chase after money. My father always said, “Be of service and money will follow.” What I am learning more and more about myself is that the less I worry about money, the more it flows into my life. The less I worry, the more mental space I have to create programs and services that will help people move forward in their lives. It wasn’t always that easy. I would often find myself scratching my head wondering, where is the money going to come from? It was quite the paradox.

On the outward, I seemed to have it all together, but my bank account was a hot mess. HOT MESS. My self-worth was wrapped around how much money I made (or didn’t make). I mean, come one now. My mother is a doctor (how Indian of her) and my father is a CPA. Both in private practice. Both have worked their little brown butts off. The bar was set from a pretty young age. Needless to say, I lived a very abundant life. I got to travel all over the world from a very young age, meet people that I would not have typically had the chance to meet. But most importantly, like the thing I am most grateful for- is the opportunity to invest in myself through formal education, certifications, books, seminars, retreats, and mentors. I no longer view money as something that defines me. Rather, it is merely an expression of my work, creativity, and commitment to service. It’s taken consistent practice and discipline to get to this place.

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I’m so thrilled to be part of Kate Northrup’s Money Love Stories project that’s part of the launch of her new book, Money: A Love Story.  

The idea is this: Money is a taboo topic and it’s a source of shame and fear for many. I can tell you from personal experience in my house growing up, there were two main conversations about money. The first was that money should be saved and never spent. The second was that money was meant to be spent and not held onto until the day you die. Weird and confusing for a kid my age.

Watch the video below to hear Kate interview me about my own Money Love Story. I hope it inspires you to keep it real about your own relationship with money!

I absolutely love Kate’s approach to money. I gotta say, a lot of the financial experts there put me to sleep, so it’s quite refreshing to be a part of this conversation with Kate.

Money: A Love Story is a uniquely kind and rollicking guide to getting your finances on track. It’s chock full of inspiring stories -including Kate’s own of getting into and out of $20,000 of credit card debt -and 29 eye-and heart-opening exercises.

Whether you want to pay off your debt for good, rake in more income, or forge a lifestyle of true freedom, Money: A Love Story is your road map. True abundance, financial clarity, and a loving relationship with your money (and yourself) are all yours for the having. This book will take your hand and show you exactly how to get there. 

P.S. When you order your copy of Money: A Love Story you’ll get free access to an exclusive 2-hour online event called A Course in Having Enough. Kate will be joined by guest experts Marianne Williamson, NY Times bestselling author of A Return to Love, Barbara Stanny, bestselling author of Overcoming Underearning, and Amanda Steinberg, Founder & CEO of DailyWorth.com to teach the course. To order the book and get all the details visit www.moneyalovestory.com.

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Is it easy for you to invest in yourself? Or is it a constant battle between your bank balance and your goals?

If you’re a financial worry wart, or if just the idea of clicking ‘Pay now’ makes you shudder, this week’s video is for YOU.

Lara asks:

“I know that I need support in my personal life, and I need someone to hold me accountable. The thing that stops me is my relationship to money. I’m so scared to spend money on myself. What do I do?”

Awesome question Lara. And the answer goes much farther back than your last trip to the ATM.

We’re all ingrained with beliefs systems surrounding money at a very young age, depending how and where we were raised.

Tell me if any of these sound familiar:

“There’s never enough money,”
“You have to work your butt off to earn it!”
“People with a lot of money do bad things.”
“Money will come easily to you.”
“Money is evil.”
“If you’re spiritual, you shouldn’t care about money.”

Yep – thought so.

The problem is, these internal dialogues from your childhood are still running the show in your adult life. I think it’s high time you transformed your relationship to money – don’t you? Start taking investing in yourself seriously.

The power’s in your hands! Check out the video to learn more.

P.S. Had your eye on my S.O.U.R.C.E. of Your Success program? Early enrollment has closed, but the registration doors are still wide open for you. 🙂 Head on over to check it out – what you learn could change your life.

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Kansas City, MO – Can love and money harmoniously coexist in the business world? Lifestyle Coach Vasavi Kumar believes so. In fact, she argues that bringing love into a business organization is fundamental to monetary success in both the short-term and the long-term.

“People want to feel appreciated in their work, but that appreciation is really just another word for love,” says Ms. Kumar. “We all crave love in several areas of our life – including our work life. The problem too often is we do the least amount to achieve love or managers fail to understand how important a role love plays. In fact, many company leaders think that you can’t mention loving your fellow man and using the word business in the same sentence.”

Kumar points out that tele-workshops like, “Rising In Love With Yourself,” which she runs, can help CEO’s and other company leaders. They provide an excellent example of how leaders and managers can improve their working relationships and increase employee productivity by including this innovated concept of bringing love back to business.

“The end result of these kinds of seminars are for leaders to be more spirit driven and less fear driven,” explains Kumar. “When employees feel they’re valued then they become more creative and committed to the company. When that happens, productivity goes up and that makes the company stronger. So rather than being fearful of the next quarter projections, companies find more success by looking at things from an emotional intelligence viewpoint and always ask questions like, ‘What will make my workers feel more secure and important?’”

Companies are already doing this. Case in point – SAS.

It’s a software firm based in the Research Triangle Park in Cary, NC, and was named by Money Magazine as the best place to work in 2011. SAS cites perks like on-site healthcare, childcare, car cleaning, a beauty salon and a state-of-the-art gym. The biggest benefit offered to employees though is what those perks truly represent. As one manager there reported, “People stay at SAS in large part because they are happy, but to dig a little deeper, I would argue that people don’t leave SAS because they feel regarded — seen, attended to and cared for. I have stayed for that reason, and love what I do for that reason.”

But what about those small to mid-size companies who can’t bestow expensive luxuries upon their employees to show they care?

“It might be trite, but love doesn’t cost a thing,” Kumar points out. “You don’t have to build a new entertainment wing to win a worker’s trust and confidence. What it takes is tapping into that love and dignity managers want and expect to receive. If you pass that down to workers, you’ll have a hard-working, dedicated staff. The difficult part is learning how to show that appreciation.”

That’s where coaches like Vasavi Kumar come into play.

She explains, “When I do an onsite evaluation I go right to the top first – the CEOs. They’re the captains and their attitude toward themselves plays a big role in how everyone interacts. Once I get the CEO’s take on their company, we speak with the workers — in total confidence — to get their real opinion of the working situation. Sometimes the CEO’s ideals are meeting worker expectations, but more often than naught, there’s a miscommunication. When you find the ‘silent issues’ that are gnawing at a company, the CEO can use skills they already have to reach a solution. As a result, workers are happier, productivity increases, employee turnover– which is expensive — goes down and revenues rise. With this system, everyone wins.”

Ms. Kumar believes that a company doesn’t need to sacrifice making money in order to follow its heart. In fact, following a path filled with love and admiration is the key to unlocking untold potential. To learn more about the Tele-Workshop Group Coaching Workshop, “Rising In Love With Yourself” and to explore upcoming program dates starting 4/14 visit http://vasavikumar.com//workshops-2/for details.

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