WHEN IT COMES TO CREATIVE AND/OR FINANCIAL LEAPS…

It often comes down to trusting your intuition and taking (strategic) action…

BUT 

The question lies in whether you are truly able to discern between your intuition and programming

And/or when you do receive the intuitive nudge to act, do you?

Or do you experience fear and doubt?

Delay, mull it over, analyze, and get presented with a series of imaginary“threatening” outcomes?

Programming and trauma can falsely lead you to believe you're following your intuition when — in fact — you’re actually being guided by survival programming which continues to keep you living at default.

When we have unresolved trauma and programming, it can be difficult to discern between survival programming and intuition and can, therefore, cause further confusion and resistance which perpetuates a loop of mistrust and distracting patterns as I mentioned above.

When it comes to business and money, this discernment is essential, as decision-making is emotional and can often include unconscious behaviors that continue to set you back, plateau, and/or delay.

We don't need any more information and inspiration, we need new developed approaches that meet our rapidly changing times.

This is why I use a comprehensive psychosomatic approach to uncover AND dissolve the *specific* programming and trauma related to *each* part of your money (the *cause* to your financial/business *symptoms*: earn and burn, create and destroy, debt, high income but broke, over functioning, major compromise, fear of investing and growing your money, etc) at the cognitive, emotional cellular, and nervous system level.

Get to the (layered) root cause AND dissolve it so you can experience a completely different business and financial reality.

When you sync up both your mind AND your body, you can then fluidly follow through on the decisions that are truly right for you and your work…

While continuing to expand your creative and financial edges.

Catherine xx

WHEN IT COMES TO CREATIVE AND/OR FINANCIAL LEAPS…

It often comes down to trusting your intuition and taking (strategic) action…

BUT

The question lies in whether you are truly able to discern between your intuition and programming

And/or when you do receive the intuitive nudge to act, do you?

Or do you experience fear and doubt?

Delay, mull it over, analyze, and get presented with a series of imaginary“threatening” outcomes?

Programming and trauma can falsely lead you to believe you're following your intuition when — in fact — you’re actually being guided by survival programming which continues to keep you living at default.

When we have unresolved trauma and programming, it can be difficult to discern between survival programming and intuition and can, therefore, cause further confusion and resistance which perpetuates a loop of mistrust and distracting patterns as I mentioned above.

When it comes to business and money, this discernment is essential, as decision-making is emotional and can often include unconscious behaviors that continue to set you back, plateau, and/or delay.

We don't need any more information and inspiration, we need new developed approaches that meet our rapidly changing times.

This is why I use a comprehensive psychosomatic approach to uncover AND dissolve the *specific* programming and trauma related to *each* part of your money (the *cause* to your financial/business *symptoms*: earn and burn, create and destroy, debt, high income but broke, over functioning, major compromise, fear of investing and growing your money, etc) at the cognitive, emotional cellular, and nervous system level.

Get to the (layered) root cause AND dissolve it so you can experience a completely different business and financial reality.

When you sync up both your mind AND your body, you can then fluidly follow through on the decisions that are truly right for you and your work…

While continuing to expand your creative and financial edges.

Catherine xx
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“Failure”, Financial and Goal trauma, why it matters. ...

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How Are You Stifling Yourself Right Now?. ...

TO GET SPECIFIC RESULTS IN *EACH* PART OF YOUR MONEY, YOU NEED A SPECIFIC APPROACH...***NOT GENERAL***

You know... basic money affirmations, archetypes to reference  and identify, meditations, or journaling prompts that commonly miss the *exact* cause of your financial patterns and *only* focus on the symptom.

One of the most common things I see in business and transformational work is the use of too many generals and *not* enough specifics

Both in WHAT they address and HOW....and this makes the biggest difference in delivering results.

And, because this is a major area of focus and concern of mine, I often wonder if the person, in fact, knows their own approach to delivering results and also WHY they have chosen to use the approach they do.

Is it because it actually works? Or because that's what their mentor tells them or the last course/book taught them?
I see too much of this, especially when it comes to the most important part: their approach to the transformational piece, especially if you have invested A LOT and numerous times.

I see some people slag others' techniques and methods,  but fail to clearly mention -- without being opaque and vague -- what THEIR approach is and why it actually works....do they actually know?

When it comes to money, it requires a specific process to both diagnose/uncover WHAT the *exact* causes to your challenges are AND a specific (and comprehensive) approach to dissolve and/or resolve those challenges.

You see, I could prattle on about the value of "money mindset" like many money/business coaches do, except very few acknowledge that our relationship to money is —  in fact — emotional which requires a specific and intentional process and approach to honor that fact.

Instead, most  only focus on your thoughts and top-down approaches and what I commonly saw many years ago and still today, which is incomplete in many instances.

It actually can lead to a lot frustration and self-recrimination because mindset (top-down) does *not* include what is most important.

It does NOT address the actual (layered) cause.

(Cont 👇) 

Wolfgang Tillman’s
Star Struck #3
2000
#wolfgangtillmans

TO GET SPECIFIC RESULTS IN *EACH* PART OF YOUR MONEY, YOU NEED A SPECIFIC APPROACH...***NOT GENERAL***

You know... basic money affirmations, archetypes to reference and identify, meditations, or journaling prompts that commonly miss the *exact* cause of your financial patterns and *only* focus on the symptom.

One of the most common things I see in business and transformational work is the use of too many generals and *not* enough specifics

Both in WHAT they address and HOW....and this makes the biggest difference in delivering results.

And, because this is a major area of focus and concern of mine, I often wonder if the person, in fact, knows their own approach to delivering results and also WHY they have chosen to use the approach they do.

Is it because it actually works? Or because that's what their mentor tells them or the last course/book taught them?
I see too much of this, especially when it comes to the most important part: their approach to the transformational piece, especially if you have invested A LOT and numerous times.

I see some people slag others' techniques and methods, but fail to clearly mention -- without being opaque and vague -- what THEIR approach is and why it actually works....do they actually know?

When it comes to money, it requires a specific process to both diagnose/uncover WHAT the *exact* causes to your challenges are AND a specific (and comprehensive) approach to dissolve and/or resolve those challenges.

You see, I could prattle on about the value of "money mindset" like many money/business coaches do, except very few acknowledge that our relationship to money is — in fact — emotional which requires a specific and intentional process and approach to honor that fact.

Instead, most only focus on your thoughts and top-down approaches and what I commonly saw many years ago and still today, which is incomplete in many instances.

It actually can lead to a lot frustration and self-recrimination because mindset (top-down) does *not* include what is most important.

It does NOT address the actual (layered) cause.

(Cont 👇)

Wolfgang Tillman’s
Star Struck #3
2000
#wolfgangtillmans
...

WHY YOUR SINGULAR GIFTS/LENS AND APPROACH (ALWAYS) MATTERS...

AND HOW IT CAN BE *THE*  DISTINGUISHING FACTOR TO YOUR SINGULAR (GENIUS) WORK. 

We hear a lot about "gifts" and "genius" in the online space.

I obviously use both buzz words myself, except I think it's *always* important to define your terms.

Gifts are not the same as your genius.

You have many gifts and they function differently depending on the context...

And this is why when I see or hear "gifts" mentioned without actually giving them context, a very important opportunity is lost.

It risks reducing your gifts to an "interesting feature", rather than *the* center point of your work.

This is why I place so much emphasis on understanding Your Singular (Genius) Work: your singular process and approach for delivering superior results which has everything to do with understanding your most powerful singular gifts/lens and how they work IN THE CONTEXT of your work.

Except many do not know their work or it's distinction....at all.

They have bypassed this piece in the name of marketing and selling in order to *only* make more money….

Instead of truly REPRESENTING work that can lead in radical ways while also claiming new space.

And that takes attitude, grit, and courage.

Many people are winging it, or stringing arbitrary steps together that "make sense" with a dash of "intuition", but it's far from an intentional, profound, truly effective, and elevated approach that serves your clients' desired ends and aims which truly differentiates you…

Beyond trendy visual branding, generic tropes, and empty and superficial philosophies.

Knowing THIS is where strong communication and representation of Your Singular Work begins.

There are a lot of motivational marketers and "influencers" who rely heavily on images and superficial metrics.

Except, it can prove hollow.

(Cont 👇)

WHY YOUR SINGULAR GIFTS/LENS AND APPROACH (ALWAYS) MATTERS...

AND HOW IT CAN BE *THE* DISTINGUISHING FACTOR TO YOUR SINGULAR (GENIUS) WORK.

We hear a lot about "gifts" and "genius" in the online space.

I obviously use both buzz words myself, except I think it's *always* important to define your terms.

Gifts are not the same as your genius.

You have many gifts and they function differently depending on the context...

And this is why when I see or hear "gifts" mentioned without actually giving them context, a very important opportunity is lost.

It risks reducing your gifts to an "interesting feature", rather than *the* center point of your work.

This is why I place so much emphasis on understanding Your Singular (Genius) Work: your singular process and approach for delivering superior results which has everything to do with understanding your most powerful singular gifts/lens and how they work IN THE CONTEXT of your work.

Except many do not know their work or it's distinction....at all.

They have bypassed this piece in the name of marketing and selling in order to *only* make more money….

Instead of truly REPRESENTING work that can lead in radical ways while also claiming new space.

And that takes attitude, grit, and courage.

Many people are winging it, or stringing arbitrary steps together that "make sense" with a dash of "intuition", but it's far from an intentional, profound, truly effective, and elevated approach that serves your clients' desired ends and aims which truly differentiates you…

Beyond trendy visual branding, generic tropes, and empty and superficial philosophies.

Knowing THIS is where strong communication and representation of Your Singular Work begins.

There are a lot of motivational marketers and "influencers" who rely heavily on images and superficial metrics.

Except, it can prove hollow.

(Cont 👇)
...

MONEY IS ITS OWN DOMAIN

Too often I see people try to connect transformational work to money/business so they can charge more or they think it will raise the perceived value of their work.

It’s often taught by business coaches and it’s unfortunate. Truly.

I have worked with many transformational coaches who have 3-5 times their prices AND received it after working together *without* any mention of money or business. Most just aren’t getting specific about FOR WHOM their work is and aren’t fully communicating and connecting the value of their work because they don’t fully see it in all its dynamism. But that’s a different post 🙂

Yes, I do think doing interpersonal work can be powerful to bring new awareness to oneself, life, and business, except when it comes to *each* part of your money, it’s essential to get specific. I think the same when it comes to Your Singular Work and business.

This is what I learned many years ago as a professional creative freelancer and exhibiting artist. I was stressed out when it came to client dynamics, making financial investments, having money conversations that related to representing my work, and actually feeling confident in my business/financial decisions.

There’s much more to your interpersonal dynamic to *each* part of your money, as it gets very nuanced and complex.

It’s also how a lot of people unconsciously*avoid* truly addressing their interpersonal relationship to money.

I had tried so many things before I finally found the advanced interpersonal work I now lead my clients. I actually wanted to go deeper, unlike a good percentage of people as the market plainly shows me. Why else would Abraham Hicks or the like be so popular? Why else would money affirmations and meditations be so popular? Because it appears easy and not much is really asked of the person. Because “bandaids” and coping is always highly sellable. Because most people don’t actually want to confront that which actually causes them the most resistance and fear — the real resolution (“solution”).

I actually did and I was challenged to find anything that could take me to the levels I needed and, more importantly, absolutely desired. 

(Cont 👇)

MONEY IS ITS OWN DOMAIN

Too often I see people try to connect transformational work to money/business so they can charge more or they think it will raise the perceived value of their work.

It’s often taught by business coaches and it’s unfortunate. Truly.

I have worked with many transformational coaches who have 3-5 times their prices AND received it after working together *without* any mention of money or business. Most just aren’t getting specific about FOR WHOM their work is and aren’t fully communicating and connecting the value of their work because they don’t fully see it in all its dynamism. But that’s a different post 🙂

Yes, I do think doing interpersonal work can be powerful to bring new awareness to oneself, life, and business, except when it comes to *each* part of your money, it’s essential to get specific. I think the same when it comes to Your Singular Work and business.

This is what I learned many years ago as a professional creative freelancer and exhibiting artist. I was stressed out when it came to client dynamics, making financial investments, having money conversations that related to representing my work, and actually feeling confident in my business/financial decisions.

There’s much more to your interpersonal dynamic to *each* part of your money, as it gets very nuanced and complex.

It’s also how a lot of people unconsciously*avoid* truly addressing their interpersonal relationship to money.

I had tried so many things before I finally found the advanced interpersonal work I now lead my clients. I actually wanted to go deeper, unlike a good percentage of people as the market plainly shows me. Why else would Abraham Hicks or the like be so popular? Why else would money affirmations and meditations be so popular? Because it appears easy and not much is really asked of the person. Because “bandaids” and coping is always highly sellable. Because most people don’t actually want to confront that which actually causes them the most resistance and fear — the real resolution (“solution”).

I actually did and I was challenged to find anything that could take me to the levels I needed and, more importantly, absolutely desired.

(Cont 👇)
...

It’s funny to observe how much people tout mindset as the be-all end-all.

I was a child running prodigy, ranking first in my state (CO) for 4 years in the 5k. I set times and beat them. I knew how to push my body beyond its limits.

I had a natural drive to win; to excel.

It showed in everything I did: every sport I joined, academics, social standing. I made my way to “the top”.

When I suffered panic attacks many years later, I asked myself the question: When did things become so hard; a struggle? When did you lose the plot?”

Before reading/studying any psychology or training, when I was visiting home after 4 years of being gone because of irrational fears to leave NYC, I considered my trajectory.

I’ve always been very introspective, as I have found most high performers and advanced creatives generally are.

When I first started competing at age 8, I loved running and learning. It came very easy to me. It was joyful and fun. I loved challenging myself, except I recognized a change.

When did that happen?

And that’s when I was revisited by the awareness that many things changed when my father, an entrepreneur, experienced hardcore financial struggle. Therefore, the whole family did.

This lasted a few years. I recognized in my contemplation a distinct change in my performance when we were forced to move, there was a palpable and perceptible financial degradation, and my family fell into silent collective fear and depression.

Did I continue to excel? Yes.

Except the things that once gave me joy became tainted with a need, attachment, vows, and conditions.

I started experiencing mysterious breathing problems.

I developed eczema. 

I started getting injured more.

I struggled to beat times, and I started to lose races.

My training started to feel like a chore, not something I did with excitement as I once did.

I would be met with: “You’re your worst enemy,” by my father as he could see by the expression on my face the presence of a hardcore internal punisher echoing I was shit, a failure, never enough.

(Cont 👇)

It’s funny to observe how much people tout mindset as the be-all end-all.

I was a child running prodigy, ranking first in my state (CO) for 4 years in the 5k. I set times and beat them. I knew how to push my body beyond its limits.

I had a natural drive to win; to excel.

It showed in everything I did: every sport I joined, academics, social standing. I made my way to “the top”.

When I suffered panic attacks many years later, I asked myself the question: When did things become so hard; a struggle? When did you lose the plot?”

Before reading/studying any psychology or training, when I was visiting home after 4 years of being gone because of irrational fears to leave NYC, I considered my trajectory.

I’ve always been very introspective, as I have found most high performers and advanced creatives generally are.

When I first started competing at age 8, I loved running and learning. It came very easy to me. It was joyful and fun. I loved challenging myself, except I recognized a change.

When did that happen?

And that’s when I was revisited by the awareness that many things changed when my father, an entrepreneur, experienced hardcore financial struggle. Therefore, the whole family did.

This lasted a few years. I recognized in my contemplation a distinct change in my performance when we were forced to move, there was a palpable and perceptible financial degradation, and my family fell into silent collective fear and depression.

Did I continue to excel? Yes.

Except the things that once gave me joy became tainted with a need, attachment, vows, and conditions.

I started experiencing mysterious breathing problems.

I developed eczema.

I started getting injured more.

I struggled to beat times, and I started to lose races.

My training started to feel like a chore, not something I did with excitement as I once did.

I would be met with: “You’re your worst enemy,” by my father as he could see by the expression on my face the presence of a hardcore internal punisher echoing I was shit, a failure, never enough.

(Cont 👇)
...

If you're NOT identifying AND dissolving the (layered) root cause of your *specific* programming/beliefs and financial trauma , then you risk skating the surface of too much extraneous information, psychological digressions, and NO resolution = BIG DISTRACTION + WASTE OF TIME...

Instead of finally resolving your challenges so you can raise your internal financial 'set points' and accelerate your income growth, eliminate debt, raise your investments and savings, experience confident financial decision-making,  end chronic stress and tension, experience ease, pleasure, and deeper connection to Your Singular (Genius) Work.

Too much guidance is stuck on the surface, including meditation, contemplation, yoga, visualization, a lot of therapy (including talk therapy), and mindset (brain based) coaching when it comes to money.

Why?

Because when it comes to your money,  it requires getting specific to your interpersonal dynamic to *each* part of your money and most fail to identify the actual deeper (layered) cause -- because they don't know how to ((( look ))) ...

AND many do *not*  use an approach that goes to the fundamental level you most need to resolve it.

Your relationship to money is emotional and very personal.
And when I say emotional, I mean unconscious (read: unfelt, conditioned).

The common approaches are heavily brain based/ top-down and focus heavily on the conscious (aware and known), except you need to go to the (unconscious) level of the body: the nervous system which dictates internal 'set points', energy centers and the emotional cellular level which store and hide your greatest fears/resistances and your energy and life-force reserves in the form of inspiration, insight, charisma, courage, and enthusiasm.
It requires syncing up your cognitive/mental faculties with your heart, instincts, and drive which are held in the body.

Otherwise, you risk pushing and struggling to meet your goals or to resolve your long-standing resistances/obstacles while experiencing exhaustion, over functioning, chronic stress, and burn-out.

If you only address the symptom: behavior, 'story', conscious thoughts...

(Cont 👇)

Kaari Upson 
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2015
Water color

If you're NOT identifying AND dissolving the (layered) root cause of your *specific* programming/beliefs and financial trauma , then you risk skating the surface of too much extraneous information, psychological digressions, and NO resolution = BIG DISTRACTION + WASTE OF TIME...

Instead of finally resolving your challenges so you can raise your internal financial 'set points' and accelerate your income growth, eliminate debt, raise your investments and savings, experience confident financial decision-making, end chronic stress and tension, experience ease, pleasure, and deeper connection to Your Singular (Genius) Work.

Too much guidance is stuck on the surface, including meditation, contemplation, yoga, visualization, a lot of therapy (including talk therapy), and mindset (brain based) coaching when it comes to money.

Why?

Because when it comes to your money, it requires getting specific to your interpersonal dynamic to *each* part of your money and most fail to identify the actual deeper (layered) cause -- because they don't know how to ((( look ))) ...

AND many do *not* use an approach that goes to the fundamental level you most need to resolve it.

Your relationship to money is emotional and very personal.
And when I say emotional, I mean unconscious (read: unfelt, conditioned).

The common approaches are heavily brain based/ top-down and focus heavily on the conscious (aware and known), except you need to go to the (unconscious) level of the body: the nervous system which dictates internal 'set points', energy centers and the emotional cellular level which store and hide your greatest fears/resistances and your energy and life-force reserves in the form of inspiration, insight, charisma, courage, and enthusiasm.
It requires syncing up your cognitive/mental faculties with your heart, instincts, and drive which are held in the body.

Otherwise, you risk pushing and struggling to meet your goals or to resolve your long-standing resistances/obstacles while experiencing exhaustion, over functioning, chronic stress, and burn-out.

If you only address the symptom: behavior, 'story', conscious thoughts...

(Cont 👇)

Kaari Upson
Untitled
2015
Water color
...

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED: WHAT IS YOUR "(MONEY) STORY"? 

It's the most common question I see asked when it comes to self-development: What's your story?

Except, you have many stories, and they're generally as complex as you are.
It only skates the surface.

The "story" only describes what you're consciously aware.
It doesn't take into account that you *also* have many "forgotten" stories and why they remain unconscious.

Except they STILL deeply affect you.
 
It's often why talk therapy or mindset work (top down/brain based approaches) can be limited or take a long long time.

Firstly, because it requires a process to actually IDENTIFY the cause AND  to dissolve it.

It's also why I'm not the biggest fan of laser style coaching.

If you actually want to change something --your story(ies)--you have to get to the *root cause*.

And that means NOT stopping at the mental/cognitive, but ALSO addressing the nervous system, energy centers, and the emotional cellular level.

Our relationship to money is deeply emotional.

And why when it comes to money, you must GET SPECIFIC.

You are perfectly and uniquely wired and therefore have your own interpersonal dynamic with *each* part of your money.

Don't you think you need to honor that?

We have programming and beliefs at the core of our stories which need to be uncovered AND dissolved and the fundamental level that actually matters.

That's how you experience true transformation; otherwise, you risk staying stuck in a mysterious pattern, despite your high financial and business acumen.

So many people argue that you don't need to look to the past.

Except, the subconscious does not know time; time is NOT linear.

The first 7-8 years of your life sets the foundation for your your life, including internal 'set points' which relate to everything, especially to money -- including how hard you believe you must work or who you believe you must be  in order to receive it.

This is only ONE area to mention as you have different programming connected to *each* part of your money and why your relationship to one area may be strong while you experience stressful patterns in other areas of your money.

(Cont 👇)

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED: WHAT IS YOUR "(MONEY) STORY"?

It's the most common question I see asked when it comes to self-development: What's your story?

Except, you have many stories, and they're generally as complex as you are.
It only skates the surface.

The "story" only describes what you're consciously aware.
It doesn't take into account that you *also* have many "forgotten" stories and why they remain unconscious.

Except they STILL deeply affect you.

It's often why talk therapy or mindset work (top down/brain based approaches) can be limited or take a long long time.

Firstly, because it requires a process to actually IDENTIFY the cause AND to dissolve it.

It's also why I'm not the biggest fan of laser style coaching.

If you actually want to change something --your story(ies)--you have to get to the *root cause*.

And that means NOT stopping at the mental/cognitive, but ALSO addressing the nervous system, energy centers, and the emotional cellular level.

Our relationship to money is deeply emotional.

And why when it comes to money, you must GET SPECIFIC.

You are perfectly and uniquely wired and therefore have your own interpersonal dynamic with *each* part of your money.

Don't you think you need to honor that?

We have programming and beliefs at the core of our stories which need to be uncovered AND dissolved and the fundamental level that actually matters.

That's how you experience true transformation; otherwise, you risk staying stuck in a mysterious pattern, despite your high financial and business acumen.

So many people argue that you don't need to look to the past.

Except, the subconscious does not know time; time is NOT linear.

The first 7-8 years of your life sets the foundation for your your life, including internal 'set points' which relate to everything, especially to money -- including how hard you believe you must work or who you believe you must be in order to receive it.

This is only ONE area to mention as you have different programming connected to *each* part of your money and why your relationship to one area may be strong while you experience stressful patterns in other areas of your money.

(Cont 👇)
...

A True (and Miraculous) Story I often share to much disbelief.

A True (and Miraculous) Story I often share to much disbelief. ...

YOU WERE BORN PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR WHAT YOU’RE MEANT TO CREATE, EXPRESS, AND SHARE.

Your “voice” is connected to that.

You were born already worthy and deserving.

But then you learned otherwise.

And little by little, you started reining it in….shying and hiding away in the subtlest ways.

Your fears and resistance will show you that.

We were born into a construct - time and money - which was made up…

With lots of ‘rules’ that were unconsciously programmed into our mind and body we never asked for…

Programmed through modeling, hypnotic suggestion, repetition, and trauma.

It’s incredibly fine and subtle which is also why it’s so powerful and convincing.

It’s weaved into everything and creates invisible barriers both intrinsically and extrinsically.

We gradually learn the UNtruth that we are NOT YET enough; that we must do more; that we have to be someone else or shut down parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable or “fit in”; to compromise so others feel comfortable; to hold back or settle instead of going for that which we’ve always been meant; to second-guess ourselves; to appeal and be “liked” by everyone; to not cause a stir; to not stand-out; to only ask and receive what’s acceptable by our “tribe”; don’t be too different or “weird”, make sense; make sure everyone understands you; don’t be too sexy or bold; don’t challenge the norms or the status quo; that there are conditions attached to receiving the money we desire; that there are limits to your potential; to shame or make your desires wrong; that you are flawed somehow and need to be fixed; that you must seek authority outside yourself for the answers because someone else always knows better…

The list goes on…

I do not talk about emotional/mental programming and trauma because it gives me joy to talk about shame, guilt, anger, deep disappointment, grief, humiliation, sadness….

But because I am tired(!) of seeing the endless advice and empty solutions provided to people, especially related to the complex topic of money, that spin people around and never get to the true cause.

The guidance to “high vibe it” all the time is toxic.

(Cont 👇)

YOU WERE BORN PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR WHAT YOU’RE MEANT TO CREATE, EXPRESS, AND SHARE.

Your “voice” is connected to that.

You were born already worthy and deserving.

But then you learned otherwise.

And little by little, you started reining it in….shying and hiding away in the subtlest ways.

Your fears and resistance will show you that.

We were born into a construct - time and money - which was made up…

With lots of ‘rules’ that were unconsciously programmed into our mind and body we never asked for…

Programmed through modeling, hypnotic suggestion, repetition, and trauma.

It’s incredibly fine and subtle which is also why it’s so powerful and convincing.

It’s weaved into everything and creates invisible barriers both intrinsically and extrinsically.

We gradually learn the UNtruth that we are NOT YET enough; that we must do more; that we have to be someone else or shut down parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable or “fit in”; to compromise so others feel comfortable; to hold back or settle instead of going for that which we’ve always been meant; to second-guess ourselves; to appeal and be “liked” by everyone; to not cause a stir; to not stand-out; to only ask and receive what’s acceptable by our “tribe”; don’t be too different or “weird”, make sense; make sure everyone understands you; don’t be too sexy or bold; don’t challenge the norms or the status quo; that there are conditions attached to receiving the money we desire; that there are limits to your potential; to shame or make your desires wrong; that you are flawed somehow and need to be fixed; that you must seek authority outside yourself for the answers because someone else always knows better…

The list goes on…

I do not talk about emotional/mental programming and trauma because it gives me joy to talk about shame, guilt, anger, deep disappointment, grief, humiliation, sadness….

But because I am tired(!) of seeing the endless advice and empty solutions provided to people, especially related to the complex topic of money, that spin people around and never get to the true cause.

The guidance to “high vibe it” all the time is toxic.

(Cont 👇)
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“Since that event…. “

“I keep experiencing the same income ceiling…”

“I can’t seem to raise my savings and investments”

“My debt started growing or won’t budge no matter what I do”

“I lost my confidence to speak up, be more myself, or share more important aspects of my work/expression”

I had a woman reach out to me, who specialized in (sexual) trauma and worked with high performing women leaders, because, despite being highly educated, well versed in business, and had experienced financial success in the form of $20k + months, she had hit a very long dry spell. Thirteen months to be exact.

She had been to numerous mentors before she came to me during those months.

She had been spinning her wheels, and with each month that passed, she became increasingly more frustrated and panicked.

This is what commonly happens. People pile layers upon layers of new knowledge and guidance *without* going to the (layered) *cause* or properly identifying “the problem”.

When it comes to your money and business, you have to know how to look AND how to actually dissolve the (layered) cause, or else it’s just more information that doesn’t actually lead to meaningful change or resolve.

I always start my clients with uncovering their programming related to *each* part of their money , starting the first 7 years of life, as it deeply affects what you’re currently experiencing. This includes uncovering any (micro) trauma which can lead to unusual unconscious patterns and set points related to the above.

I also always look at my clients’ work.

In her case, she had delivered incredible results, but she was undercharging by a lot. Her programs were too long and she was not entirely clear about her process or her approach which is important for identifying and communicating your distinction and the value of what you offer. You may make good money, except are you valuing your time? And do you enjoy how you make your money?

(Cont 👇)

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“Since that event…. “

“I keep experiencing the same income ceiling…”

“I can’t seem to raise my savings and investments”

“My debt started growing or won’t budge no matter what I do”

“I lost my confidence to speak up, be more myself, or share more important aspects of my work/expression”

I had a woman reach out to me, who specialized in (sexual) trauma and worked with high performing women leaders, because, despite being highly educated, well versed in business, and had experienced financial success in the form of $20k + months, she had hit a very long dry spell. Thirteen months to be exact.

She had been to numerous mentors before she came to me during those months.

She had been spinning her wheels, and with each month that passed, she became increasingly more frustrated and panicked.

This is what commonly happens. People pile layers upon layers of new knowledge and guidance *without* going to the (layered) *cause* or properly identifying “the problem”.

When it comes to your money and business, you have to know how to look AND how to actually dissolve the (layered) cause, or else it’s just more information that doesn’t actually lead to meaningful change or resolve.

I always start my clients with uncovering their programming related to *each* part of their money , starting the first 7 years of life, as it deeply affects what you’re currently experiencing. This includes uncovering any (micro) trauma which can lead to unusual unconscious patterns and set points related to the above.

I also always look at my clients’ work.

In her case, she had delivered incredible results, but she was undercharging by a lot. Her programs were too long and she was not entirely clear about her process or her approach which is important for identifying and communicating your distinction and the value of what you offer. You may make good money, except are you valuing your time? And do you enjoy how you make your money?

(Cont 👇)

Image: K Yamamoto
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YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM DECIDES WHAT’S SAFE. 

Your body keeps the score.

My former client, a trader, and now friend sent me an article the other day, which I mentioned in my most recent video.

It was talking about risk aversion, which is a phrase used in economics and trading and investment circles.

I know it as ‘survival programming’ which relates to one’s internal ‘set points’ which are essentially determined by your nervous system which send fight-flight-freeze signals through your system when you cross an internal ‘set point’ and affects your (unconscious) behaviors.

It develops the first ~ 7 years of your life and is always where I start with EVERY client no matter what their income.

This is commonly what brings a lot of my clients to me.

They either start making (a lot) more money, except they struggle to manage, handle, or invest the money well due to “ mysterious” patterns.

They experience some form of stress related to money or business, especially as they grow, evolve their work, and become more visible.

Or they find themselves experiencing creative hold backs because moving into new directions, especially integrating their singular gifts, feels like a “threat” to their money, business, reputation.

The article mentioned that our perception of loss vs gain is 2:1, meaning if you were to lose $100 vs gaining $100, you would experience the loss twice as intensely.

We are wired to look out for danger and to avoid loss, except this also keeps us from making important changes that can lead to incredible growth, expansion, and innovation.

In other words, it’s deeply rooted in scarcity and lack.

And this doesn’t just apply to money.

And if you make a high income you are not exempt from this.

The advice given in the article was of course rather topical and logical, suggesting having a trading strategy, clearly not acknowledging that our relationship to money is emotional.

We each have our own “risk” threshold which, as I mentioned, is a set point.

It applies to each part of your money

…but it also applies to visibility, vulnerability, affection, love, giving form to your singular gifts, etc.

We develop this very young.

(Cont 👇)

YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM DECIDES WHAT’S SAFE.

Your body keeps the score.

My former client, a trader, and now friend sent me an article the other day, which I mentioned in my most recent video.

It was talking about risk aversion, which is a phrase used in economics and trading and investment circles.

I know it as ‘survival programming’ which relates to one’s internal ‘set points’ which are essentially determined by your nervous system which send fight-flight-freeze signals through your system when you cross an internal ‘set point’ and affects your (unconscious) behaviors.

It develops the first ~ 7 years of your life and is always where I start with EVERY client no matter what their income.

This is commonly what brings a lot of my clients to me.

They either start making (a lot) more money, except they struggle to manage, handle, or invest the money well due to “ mysterious” patterns.

They experience some form of stress related to money or business, especially as they grow, evolve their work, and become more visible.

Or they find themselves experiencing creative hold backs because moving into new directions, especially integrating their singular gifts, feels like a “threat” to their money, business, reputation.

The article mentioned that our perception of loss vs gain is 2:1, meaning if you were to lose $100 vs gaining $100, you would experience the loss twice as intensely.

We are wired to look out for danger and to avoid loss, except this also keeps us from making important changes that can lead to incredible growth, expansion, and innovation.

In other words, it’s deeply rooted in scarcity and lack.

And this doesn’t just apply to money.

And if you make a high income you are not exempt from this.

The advice given in the article was of course rather topical and logical, suggesting having a trading strategy, clearly not acknowledging that our relationship to money is emotional.

We each have our own “risk” threshold which, as I mentioned, is a set point.

It applies to each part of your money

…but it also applies to visibility, vulnerability, affection, love, giving form to your singular gifts, etc.

We develop this very young.

(Cont 👇)
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NOBODY WANTS TO BE UNSEEN

We each have our own understanding of what it means to be truly seen.

Achievers….that’s what you are wired to do: achieve.

You aim high. You have high standards, which can make you a bit what others might say…particular.

I’m not talking about the corporate ladder climber, you’re far more challenging than that as you venture in new directions and pathways that are often not well worn or defined and even highly non-connotative, which can be ever changing and even what some call “disruptive”.

Because you have a strong understanding of how you want things to be.

To the extent that some might call you eccentric or intense.

Most around you might see your choices in life as high risk — “Not safe.”

Except, *not* honoring your work and vision is what you might consider sacrilegious.

You’re devoted through and through.

“If you’re going to do it, do it first, best, different…”

You may have even tried to do it the “given” way and learned rather quickly you were meant for otherwise. 

You might describe it as choice-less as you followed your inner guidance which saw no other way except your own…and you let it lead with the ultimate trust, despite scaring you at times. 

It’s why many stand on the proverbial sidelines watching you with both admiration and maybe concern because they don’t fully understand your drive, your vision, and your deeper intentions. It might even appear “insane” because no one can see what you see and know.

Others secretly envy you for your courage and grit. 

You can feel the pressure. 

And it can get lonely.

Maybe you don’t yet acknowledge it, but when you’re sitting with yourself, privately, it can feel big. You may attempt to articulate the exquisite nature and nuance of your vision in the context of your work, but the immensity can feel great and even overwhelming, not to mention very uncertain.

The responsibility…to others, to yourself, to your work and your vision, in this lifetime.

This is why I share that which I do, especially in the context of money and your work.

Because money is connected to everything: safety/security, love, self-image.

It gets primal.

(Cont 👇)

NOBODY WANTS TO BE UNSEEN

We each have our own understanding of what it means to be truly seen.

Achievers….that’s what you are wired to do: achieve.

You aim high. You have high standards, which can make you a bit what others might say…particular.

I’m not talking about the corporate ladder climber, you’re far more challenging than that as you venture in new directions and pathways that are often not well worn or defined and even highly non-connotative, which can be ever changing and even what some call “disruptive”.

Because you have a strong understanding of how you want things to be.

To the extent that some might call you eccentric or intense.

Most around you might see your choices in life as high risk — “Not safe.”

Except, *not* honoring your work and vision is what you might consider sacrilegious.

You’re devoted through and through.

“If you’re going to do it, do it first, best, different…”

You may have even tried to do it the “given” way and learned rather quickly you were meant for otherwise.

You might describe it as choice-less as you followed your inner guidance which saw no other way except your own…and you let it lead with the ultimate trust, despite scaring you at times.

It’s why many stand on the proverbial sidelines watching you with both admiration and maybe concern because they don’t fully understand your drive, your vision, and your deeper intentions. It might even appear “insane” because no one can see what you see and know.

Others secretly envy you for your courage and grit.

You can feel the pressure.

And it can get lonely.

Maybe you don’t yet acknowledge it, but when you’re sitting with yourself, privately, it can feel big. You may attempt to articulate the exquisite nature and nuance of your vision in the context of your work, but the immensity can feel great and even overwhelming, not to mention very uncertain.

The responsibility…to others, to yourself, to your work and your vision, in this lifetime.

This is why I share that which I do, especially in the context of money and your work.

Because money is connected to everything: safety/security, love, self-image.

It gets primal.

(Cont 👇)
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Telling yourself to “Stop being a victim or a ____(fill in the blank)” or “work harder, toughen up, etc” is not how you resolve (micro) trauma, especially when it comes to your money. 

Go to the (layered) cause.

And quite frankly, achievers can fall for it because they have been (unconsciously) hard on themselves a good portion of their life, so this form of guidance matches and perpetuates their programming which is not supportive or leading to meaningful resolution or transformation.

Catherine xx

Telling yourself to “Stop being a victim or a ____(fill in the blank)” or “work harder, toughen up, etc” is not how you resolve (micro) trauma, especially when it comes to your money.

Go to the (layered) cause.

And quite frankly, achievers can fall for it because they have been (unconsciously) hard on themselves a good portion of their life, so this form of guidance matches and perpetuates their programming which is not supportive or leading to meaningful resolution or transformation.

Catherine xx
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Know Your Singular (Genius) Work.

Know and honor the value you offer.

You have it. You simply need to commit to it, see and recognize your singular gifts/lens, and actually give it the form it deserves.

It can be scary for some because it calls on you to grow in sometimes very uncomfortable ways.

YOUR SINGULAR (GENIUS) WORK IS BIGGER THAN YOU.

It leads you to remember the person you already are and meant to become, except programming and even trauma can distort your perception and disconnect you from your singular agency and truth, which has everything to do with your genius. 

These may sound like simple concepts, and they are, but time and time again, the nuances of them are what make the biggest difference.

It's not enough to just slap a big price tag on your work, you also have to deliver and know how you SPECIFICALLY do that. 

(Unfortunately, there are too many doing that.)

...and WHY your approach actually matters.

But sadly, a lot of people are stringing random steps together and “building it as they go” or “intuiting it”with very little intentionality, making their clients the ultimate guinea pig, and sometimes at a high price. Or they are following a step-by-step linear process that has been passed down a good few years which is completely devoid of any substance from the creator. 

This is *not* how you become a master.

It’s the way a lot of people are taught in this industry, but what they don’t see is they are living in the shadows of their mentor(s) and dependent on keeping up….with visual branding, being entertaining, presenting only a version themselves, being “a personality”, showing your expensive purchases and experiences…

None of which are wrong or even ineffective, BUT if the focus is *only* on that, you are missing an opportunity of a lifetime, which is to truly give form to that which only you can.

Exploring and deepening your work so you can powerfully represent it so it truly leads others in new, profound, and radical ways.

And money in some form or another can present all the survival programming at the onslaught of deciding you’re ready to confront that which you’ve been avoiding (for perhaps a very long time).

(Cont 👇)

Know Your Singular (Genius) Work.

Know and honor the value you offer.

You have it. You simply need to commit to it, see and recognize your singular gifts/lens, and actually give it the form it deserves.

It can be scary for some because it calls on you to grow in sometimes very uncomfortable ways.

YOUR SINGULAR (GENIUS) WORK IS BIGGER THAN YOU.

It leads you to remember the person you already are and meant to become, except programming and even trauma can distort your perception and disconnect you from your singular agency and truth, which has everything to do with your genius.

These may sound like simple concepts, and they are, but time and time again, the nuances of them are what make the biggest difference.

It's not enough to just slap a big price tag on your work, you also have to deliver and know how you SPECIFICALLY do that.

(Unfortunately, there are too many doing that.)

...and WHY your approach actually matters.

But sadly, a lot of people are stringing random steps together and “building it as they go” or “intuiting it”with very little intentionality, making their clients the ultimate guinea pig, and sometimes at a high price. Or they are following a step-by-step linear process that has been passed down a good few years which is completely devoid of any substance from the creator.

This is *not* how you become a master.

It’s the way a lot of people are taught in this industry, but what they don’t see is they are living in the shadows of their mentor(s) and dependent on keeping up….with visual branding, being entertaining, presenting only a version themselves, being “a personality”, showing your expensive purchases and experiences…

None of which are wrong or even ineffective, BUT if the focus is *only* on that, you are missing an opportunity of a lifetime, which is to truly give form to that which only you can.

Exploring and deepening your work so you can powerfully represent it so it truly leads others in new, profound, and radical ways.

And money in some form or another can present all the survival programming at the onslaught of deciding you’re ready to confront that which you’ve been avoiding (for perhaps a very long time).

(Cont 👇)
...

The reason why most people experience cycles of earn and burn, over spending, mismanagement of money, recurring debt cycles, and challenges around raising their income, savings, and investments is because they have (unconscious) programming (and even trauma) related to *each* part of their money, which create internal 'set points' that need to be *specifically* identified and dissolved...

Our internal set points develop very young and are not just mental concepts pertaining to your cognitive programming, but that which get wired into your body: nervous system and energy centers, including the emotional cellular level. We also receive and experience information through the body; hence, why a psychosomatic approach that works on multi-levels is essential.

This why despite having a high financial/business acumen, you may experience frustrating patterns that continue to either set you back or stall your progress or simply cause you stress and distraction.

Or why despite making more money each year, you may experience a sense something missing, more guilt, working harder, more stress, spending more and losing track of your money, or you feel like it’s never enough.

It causes unnecessary stress and can further perpetuate hidden beliefs that money is stressful. 

This is not just about receiving more money, it's important to understand your specific interpersonal dynamic to *each* part of your money affects how you manage, handle, and grow your money, yes, but ALSO how you experience your money.

Because if you’re making increasingly more money, except you experience increasingly more stress, or you’re still holding back in some area of your business or the work you’re creating, it will all feel like a struggle, compromise, or things are hard, which is  typically reinforcing and amplifying a belief that has been present all along. 

It’s not just about the what (results) but the how (your experience of those results) that matter to me.

(Cont 👇)

Image: K Yamamoto

The reason why most people experience cycles of earn and burn, over spending, mismanagement of money, recurring debt cycles, and challenges around raising their income, savings, and investments is because they have (unconscious) programming (and even trauma) related to *each* part of their money, which create internal 'set points' that need to be *specifically* identified and dissolved...

Our internal set points develop very young and are not just mental concepts pertaining to your cognitive programming, but that which get wired into your body: nervous system and energy centers, including the emotional cellular level. We also receive and experience information through the body; hence, why a psychosomatic approach that works on multi-levels is essential.

This why despite having a high financial/business acumen, you may experience frustrating patterns that continue to either set you back or stall your progress or simply cause you stress and distraction.

Or why despite making more money each year, you may experience a sense something missing, more guilt, working harder, more stress, spending more and losing track of your money, or you feel like it’s never enough.

It causes unnecessary stress and can further perpetuate hidden beliefs that money is stressful.

This is not just about receiving more money, it's important to understand your specific interpersonal dynamic to *each* part of your money affects how you manage, handle, and grow your money, yes, but ALSO how you experience your money.

Because if you’re making increasingly more money, except you experience increasingly more stress, or you’re still holding back in some area of your business or the work you’re creating, it will all feel like a struggle, compromise, or things are hard, which is typically reinforcing and amplifying a belief that has been present all along.

It’s not just about the what (results) but the how (your experience of those results) that matter to me.

(Cont 👇)

Image: K Yamamoto
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When you stop pretending and competing, you find out what you are
🦅 

It’s essential if you genuinely desire to live from your singular genius.

Catherine xx

Matt Connors
Stop Step
2021
#mattconnors

When you stop pretending and competing, you find out what you are
🦅

It’s essential if you genuinely desire to live from your singular genius.

Catherine xx

Matt Connors
Stop Step
2021
#mattconnors
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Metrics Can Be Deceptive & Why You Must Be Mindful. ...

It can feel “safer” to operate from expertise, the known.

It can become its own crutch.

To become a master requires more of you.

It requires a deeper trust in yourself, versatility, and awareness of your singular gifts and wiring.

When it’s no longer about “getting it right”…

Instead, it’s about showing a new way ~

(And that calls on something deeper in you)

Catherine xx

It can feel “safer” to operate from expertise, the known.

It can become its own crutch.

To become a master requires more of you.

It requires a deeper trust in yourself, versatility, and awareness of your singular gifts and wiring.

When it’s no longer about “getting it right”…

Instead, it’s about showing a new way ~

(And that calls on something deeper in you)

Catherine xx
...

WHY RESILIENCY SHOULD BE ONE OF YOUR #1 FOCUSES 

RESILIENCY: one of *the* most important things you can build within yourself *now* (or ever) as you grow your business, develop Your (most profound) Singular Work and represent it, so you can demonstrate true influence, while receiving and managing the money to support it.

Challenges are inevitable when it comes to building and growing a business.

It's not just about the flow, it's also about the ebbs which is where many fold.

I do not take this for granted, and *why* it is an ever present part of the work I do.

This is *not* about going to the spa, meditating, or doing CBD.

Have you ever heard someone say, "Your reality is created by your reactions?"

This is essentially what our patterns show us. It is a reflection of our behaviors, which include our defenses (reactions) and triggers which are commonly unconscious and can be very subtle and even seem mysterious.

Nothing shows you this better than your money. (At least the way I approach it.)

As you become increasingly more successful, addressing these exquisite layers of programming becomes even more important as they can have the greatest effect:

⚡️Making higher investments

⚡️Bigger credit lines and expenses

⚡️Receiving and managing more money, people, opportunities

⚡️Creative problem solving

⚡️Elevated critical thinking

⚡️Stress levels 

⚡️Fluid and confident decision making

⚡️Ability to make deeper and finer connections

⚡️Distinguish yourself with courage and grace

⚡️Refine your communication so it is an effective bridge between your desired client/opportunities and your work.

⚡️Courage and charisma to follow through on your most singular ideas and expression.

⚡️Potentiating your work in new directions; innovation

WHY I address *each* part of my clients' money: debt, income, income goals, savings/investments, as we each can experience different challenges related to different parts of our money and each has its own (layered) cause.
And why it's important to uncover it using specific and intentional processes along with a scientifically proven psychosomatic approach to dissolve it at multi-levels:

👇

Francesca Woodman
Untitled 
1983

WHY RESILIENCY SHOULD BE ONE OF YOUR #1 FOCUSES

RESILIENCY: one of *the* most important things you can build within yourself *now* (or ever) as you grow your business, develop Your (most profound) Singular Work and represent it, so you can demonstrate true influence, while receiving and managing the money to support it.

Challenges are inevitable when it comes to building and growing a business.

It's not just about the flow, it's also about the ebbs which is where many fold.

I do not take this for granted, and *why* it is an ever present part of the work I do.

This is *not* about going to the spa, meditating, or doing CBD.

Have you ever heard someone say, "Your reality is created by your reactions?"

This is essentially what our patterns show us. It is a reflection of our behaviors, which include our defenses (reactions) and triggers which are commonly unconscious and can be very subtle and even seem mysterious.

Nothing shows you this better than your money. (At least the way I approach it.)

As you become increasingly more successful, addressing these exquisite layers of programming becomes even more important as they can have the greatest effect:

⚡️Making higher investments

⚡️Bigger credit lines and expenses

⚡️Receiving and managing more money, people, opportunities

⚡️Creative problem solving

⚡️Elevated critical thinking

⚡️Stress levels

⚡️Fluid and confident decision making

⚡️Ability to make deeper and finer connections

⚡️Distinguish yourself with courage and grace

⚡️Refine your communication so it is an effective bridge between your desired client/opportunities and your work.

⚡️Courage and charisma to follow through on your most singular ideas and expression.

⚡️Potentiating your work in new directions; innovation

WHY I address *each* part of my clients' money: debt, income, income goals, savings/investments, as we each can experience different challenges related to different parts of our money and each has its own (layered) cause.
And why it's important to uncover it using specific and intentional processes along with a scientifically proven psychosomatic approach to dissolve it at multi-levels:

👇

Francesca Woodman
Untitled
1983
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How the best interpersonal work is strategic.. Instagram post 17969726359441647

How the best interpersonal work is strategic.. ...