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Is It Time for You to Water Your Own Garden?

Written By Millen Livis

“If we did all the things we’re capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” ~ Thomas Edison


You are smart. You are talented. You are successful.
How come you are still worried about money all the damn time?


Financial anxiety is something so many of us deal with, but few ever admit to. A habit of secrecy and silence about money keeps many people stuck and discouraged! We project an image, we share our highlight reels, but feeling financially secure is a bit harder than snapping a good photo, isn’t?
Trust me, that nagging feeling you have is not unique to you.. and it’s NEVER a sign of failure.
I meet so many middle-aged powerful women – single, married, divorced, employees and  entrepreneurs – who experience financial anxiety and worry about their financial future. And what I find remarkable is that many of them make a good living… yet still something prevents them from feeling confident about their financial future. Something that may also be preventing you from achieving the financial success you desire…..


There’s Alice, a smart, well-educated professional who, on the surface, appears to be successful yet feels insecure about her financial future… “What if this is just a fluke? What if it all goes away? How on Earth do I make things better and never worry about money again?” She could have been free years ago, but her hidden limiting beliefs and lack of financial know-how have kept her from the financial success that was right in front of her!


…or Diana, a bright woman, who found herself in financial ruin and feeling unsafe financially after her divorce. Left without much savings, no retirement money, and inconsistent cash flow from her business, Diana started experiencing money anxiety and fear of uncertainty, which only worsen her business revenues. “I haven’t really managed my money… My ex was in charge of the money. I still don’t know how to manage my cash flow without getting into debt.” Sadly, she lost her confidence and gave away her power.


… and Kate, who invested a lot of money in the past but, unfortunately, experienced devastating losses with her stock market and real estate investments. “I don’t want to invest because I lost so much before… And I don’t trust financial advisors with managing my money.” She became so paralyzed by the fear of loss that she stopped investing all together and gave up on her dream to become financially free.


Sound Familiar?


Although the circumstances that I described above may seem very different, I see a common denominator across all of them, which I’ll share with you shortly. You might also recognize yourself in one of the women I described.


Do YOU still feel unease about your finances? Do YOU worry that you are not doing enough to secure your financial future and it could be too late if you don’t start now?


I am convinced that MONEY IS NOT A CAUSE but an INDICATOR of something that I call “money slavery conditioning“.  It’s very likely that your painful money–related memories and experiences keep you hostage… You keep re-living the movie of the past in your mind – financial challenges, loss of investments, divorce – and these memories make you feel stuck and fearful about taking decisive actions now.


Even when you achieve a higher level of success, you still feel afraid that in a fluke moment you may lose it all…  You feel like you’re pushing gas and brake pedals at the same time because something inside still prevents you from moving forward with clarity and confidence.


I know these feelings oh so well. For years I was re-living my past painful memories of financial turmoil due to divorce, bad investments and wrong business partnerships; serious health concerns and deeply frustrating business experience.


Yes, I’ve gone through my own ‘oh, shit’ phases in life so I can relate to your fears and concerns. I know that it’s not easy to break through the catch-22 cycle of ‘what if’s, and ‘yes, but’s, and ‘it’s not possible for me” heads-t. Your mind is programmed to keep you ‘safe’, keep you  where you are because it’s where you feel comfortable even when it doesn’t serve your best and highest interest.


And because I myself went through hell phases in life and was able to leap to a very rewarding and prosperous life, I can honestly tell you that not only it’s possible but it is feasible for you as well. It’s very likely that you just need to make a few adjustments in your mindset and money habits. That’s why I always have coaches and mentors in my life because “I cannot see my back in a mirror” and sometimes a small observation makes a huge difference in life.


If you are REALLY READY to go from ‘having just enough’ to ‘having more than enough’, from being a slave to money to becoming its confident and competent Master – reach out to someone who you trust and ask for help. Put your ego and pride aside – they will not help you leap to prosperity.


You always make yourself available to others, yes? Maybe it’s time for you to “water your own garden.”  And if you feel that I could help you upgrade your life – I’ll be honored to speak with you.


With Love and Gratitude,


About the Author

Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.

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