Coming To America
I came to the United States as an exchange student in college, and was excited to embark on this new journey. I moved away from my parents, who had their own views and relationships with money mindset. In the states, I quickly learned I needed to have access to cash. I was on my own for the first time in my life, and was still completely reliant on my parents for money. I didn’t even have enough cash for a pack of gum! When I’d reach out for money, they would deny the request. I quickly learned I needed to find a way to create financial independence for myself, but had no idea on how to do that.
I ended up getting married very young. I devoted myself to being a stay-at-home mom, completely dependent on my husband for all my needs. We lived on a tight budget, and my husband controlled the purse strings. I had no decision-making authority in my home, and I was miserable. We were living above our means, and we never had enough money. We didn’t travel, and could barely make ends meet. By the time my children were in middle school I was working three full time jobs just to pay the bills. It was no way to live. One day I finally looked around at my life and said “this is enough”! My children were beginning to struggle, and things were quickly falling apart. My husband and I ended up getting divorced after 18 years of marriage, and I started accomplishing my own goals instead of being trapped. A few months later, I declared personal bankruptcy and started from ground zero.
Forging My Own Path
I set off to forge my own path after my divorce, I went back to complete college and graduate. After graduation I was promoted at my corporate job. I was starting to get my feet back underneath me, and started making great money. I was able to start traveling, I updated my wardrobe, and began to take care of my body. I was able to afford the lifestyle I had always dreamed of. This empowered me to find new ways to continue building my wealth and stay self-sufficient. I started investing in the real estate market, and growing my rental portfolio. I founded a group of women that supported my goals, and was building a tribe The Women Investment Group. I was empowered by the steps I was taking in my life. I began to see my own worth and self-value, and I began to attract a higher vibration of people in my life.
I met my second husband and with our combined wealth, we lived lavishly. We had the perfect life: big house, fancy cars, and designer clothes. We started to live above our means, keeping up with the Joneses. We had high levels of income, but we had a high cost of living. We jointly embarked on the Journey of buying rental investments. However, I was faced with his sudden death in a tragic accident and I was left putting the pieces back together of my life. I lost everything. I had to sell my house, my toys, and all my possessions. I was starting from ground zero again. All I kept saying to myself was: “why me, how did my life end up like this?”! At 45 I was again bankrupt and financially devastated. How will I ever break free? That was a turning point for me. Following Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With The Wind, I said to myself, “As God is my witness, I will never be poor again!”.
I looked at my relationship with money, and even though I’d come a long way from working three jobs to being an international traveler, I still had to do some work around my money mindset. I had patterns in my life where I would either be dependent or I would combine my financials which left me vulnerable. I needed to shift my priorities, and become smarter about my financial decisions. I needed freedom, so I poured my resources into creating streams of abundance in my life. I made smart financial decisions, and began to grow my income again. I started to see how women often have these codependent relationships with money in their lives, and have no skills or knowledge on how to create wealth for themselves on their terms.
My Journey of Financial Independence
By changing my relationship with money and maintaining my independence, I attracted a new life. I married again for a third time to a wonderful guy that understood my quest for independence, and my respect for money. We decided to keep our money separate. This time I would stay fully financially independent. I have created a program that helps women become Wealthy, Healthy, and Wise by taking them on a journey of financial independence and retire early. I help my clients find a way to create avenues for cash flow and passive income, which all begins with changing your relationship with money. I help women release the fears they often have about their finances, and give them the tools to start taking more control of their money. I have since then made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other women and men manifest an abundant life style, change their relationship with money and start living the life they really deserve instead of feeling trapped in a rat race. I watch their confidence and bank accounts skyrocket too! And find the freedom to create the life and business they’ve always dreamed of.
Since then, I’ve worked with many private clients, spoken in front of countless groups: I lived my dream of having my own business, earning passive income, writing my own book, conquering my time and money, traveling internationally. I can truly take the time on my own. I am debt-free, worry-free with a nice source of passive income, and still earning an income while I travel with my online business. I have created the Women On FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire early) to work through financial steps to understand the Human Laws of money and the Spiritual Laws of money to create, manifest and grow money every woman, regardless of her age, needs to apply to start manifesting a truly abundant lifestyle, to get out of her own way and skyrocket cash flow in record time.
I coach women all over the world on how to create the life of their dreams by breaking through their own inner blocks, making more money and creating more FREEDOM.