I know what it’s like to work long hours and not have the money follow or to just stay at the same income level. Or to launch a business and be frozen in fear and not know what next steps to take.
I have a Finance Honors degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an MBA from the Simmons School of Management in Boston, MA.
I came to do the work I do because even though I had this awesome education I still found myself struggling to pay for my basic living expenses when I started my first company.
I worked 16 hour days in my first business and I made $500 income in 3 years and had to rely on friends and family to cover my basic expenses.
I couldn’t understand what was happening and I felt soo ashamed because I knew how to write the perfect business plan and do projections and spreadsheets.
But somehow I couldn’t translate that knowledge into action. I couldn’t openly talk about the prices of my products and services, I struggled to negotiate in business deals, I froze up when I had to send invoices to clients and had insane panic attacks about money.
I thought I wasn’t working hard enough and not thinking positively and yet no matter how much I affirmed, I just couldn’t seem to make money in my business or even grow my business beyond a certain point and I felt more and more depressed and started think there was something wrong with me.
Deep down I knew that there had to be more to money than just positive thinking, budgeting and cutting back on expenses so I ditched my university and academic lessons and hired a coach, went on journey to start working on healing ancestral money trauma and unlocking ancestral wisdom.
One day a friend of mind asked me if I was sure if my depression and fear and anxiety about money were all mine or if maybe I was carrying some of my ancestors stuff especially around money.
So I went back to learn about all those things I was taught growing up and started researching trauma and ancestral trauma and as I started healing I started tapping into my ancestor’s money wisdom.
I realized I was burning myself out, focusing on things in my business that were not my key strengths and that certain things like marketing and sales, that I thought I was terrible at, were actually things my ancestors were good at.
I learned that we were also good at operations and systems and that I could tap into this wisdom to build my business and I could hire people to do the things I wasn’t good at.