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Need to Dream Again?

Let me tell you why you need to chase DREAMS and not Accomplishments!

I don’t do ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

I get bored with accomplishments the day after I accomplish something.  If you think about it – I’m sure you feel similar.

I can remember the day after I got my degree or my latest letters behind my name. Sure, it felt awesome for like a day, but it really didn’t leave me inspired much past that, in fact – truth be told – I just wanted to start another course and get another designation. 

It’s like eating fast food. Accomplishments taste so good in the moment, but leave you wanting more and never really satisfy you – especially if you are a high achiever, like yours truly.

What are accomplishments?

Accomplishments are like awards you can put on your fireplace mantle that say things like “Debt-Free” and “Retired with $2,000,000 in Assets.” Congratulations! Those things are accomplishments.

Accomplishments are great; however (and a BIG however!) – they don’t leave us inspired.

They don’t lead to a LIFE YOU LOVE.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND DREAMS ARE NOT THE SAME THING!

Accomplishments do IGNITE & inspire others and it’s important to note they are the side effects of YOUR amazing dream.

Accomplishment are a way to brag to the world about how much money you have or what education you’ve collected on your resume.

Who cares?

You can’t leave this world with it anyways.

You can’t leave this world with your accomplishments!  

What do accomplishments really do for you at the end of the day besides feed your ego? Good, Bad or Ugly.

Dreams are different.

Dreams are what fuels YOU. 

Dreams are expansive.

Dreams are the vision you have for your life – to create something worthwhile, to have a positive impact on the world, your community, your family, your friends.

Accomplishments are ‘after the fact’ – whereas DREAMS are the best part of the journey.

Accomplishments usually come after a ‘period of time’ of achievement. That doesn’t sound fun for anyone who wants to LIVE NOW!

Where does the rubber meet the road?

When you use your accomplishments – the money, the skills, the education you have acquired and apply it to your dreams. 

That’s what your calling is. 

That is living in the sweet spot.

Do you have dreams? Of course you do!

Do you need to wake some of those dreams up and shake things up again?

Sure you do.

{I think many of us find ourselves in this space where we need to dream again. Plus it’s healthy to dream! And even more healthy to dream BIG! Did you know your dreams had health benefits?! They do!}

When you discover or re-discover your dreams and put a plan in place to call them into reality that’s 100% how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

Do you need to dream again? Do you need to realize your dreams?

That’s where I come in.  That’s what I will help you with! 

I want to help you fund your dreams.

And I have the system, the support and the education you need to be able to accomplish this for your life.

Want to hear more?

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I will help you get your dreams on paper with a plan to bring them to life. 

Grab your dream, and book your FREE ONE-ON-ONE session with me to help you LIVE YOUR LEGACY and fund your dreams today.

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6 Reasons You Need To Buy Life Insurance

6 Reasons You Need To Buy Life Insurance

Here are 6 reasons I always share with clients why they need to buy life insurance.

Did you know that life insurance pays out tax-free to your beneficiaries usually within 30-60 days upon claim? Did I mention tax-free money to your estate?

1. To Pay Final Expenses

In my opinion, everyone needs to have a small permanent life insurance policy to cover off final expenses.  These expenses can run from $5,000 to $25,000 or more. Besides burial or cremation costs, there are also final tax returns and legal obligations or probate or tax owing that are required to close your estate. Here’s the thing, don’t be a burden to your family or friends – consider having a small paid up whole life or universal life or Term100 that will pay out tax free to your chosen beneficiaries to help ease the immediate burden of final expenses.

2. To Cover Children’s Expenses

If you have children under age 18, I firmly believe it is your responsibility to help provide for those children if you were to pass away prematurely. This is something I’m very passionate about because it’s so inexpensive for people of child-rearing ages to afford a decent sized life insurance policy of even $500,000 to $1,000,000 at minimum. Everyone knows a million dollars doesn’t go far these days, not to mention if you want to help contribute to your child’s secondary education costs, then you will really need to take a good hard look at getting the proper amount of life insurance.

3. To Replace Your Partner’s Income

If you depend on your partners income to run your lifestyle and housing costs, then this is a no brainer, obviously if you didn’t have insurance and your partner passes away you may be forced to radically change your lifestyle. The question becomes, is this something you are willing to do during the hardest days of your life? Any amount of life insurance will help ease this burden so you aren’t forced into making rash decisions at inopportune times.

4. To Pay Off Debts

Like I said about the insurance for your children, I also will say that it is your responsibility to cover your debts in the event of your passing. You were the one who made the decision to take on the debt in the first place, don’t you think that you should also not leave that debt to your loved ones to deal with your messes? Time to ADULT now and make sure you have proper coverage to handle all your debts, from mortgage to credit cards to car loans to business agreements.

5. To Cover Business Expenses

Buying life insurance to cover Key Employees or to fund a buy/sell agreement or just to cover outstanding debts in the business, it is so important to look at life insurance for your business. Make sure to talk to a CFP to make sure all the angles of your business are covered.

6. To Pay Off Estate Taxes

Although Canada doesn’t have estate taxes per se, they do have probate fees and final taxes on deemed dispositions of assets on the date of your death. This can be a massive blow to your estate. For example, a million dollars in RRSPs would be worth $600,000 or less after all the taxes are paid on your final tax return. That’s a huge win for the government and a huge loss for your family. This is where permanent insurance is important, such as whole life or universal life or Term100. Probate fees are minimal in some provinces, but in other provinces can be very costly.

 

Okay, now ask yourself if you have enough or you have enough on your partner.

Let me ask you this, in your darkest of days – losing your best friend, lover, partner – do you want to be financially stressed on top of your loss? OR, on that note, if he’s a schmuck who owes you money and never pays up on time, wouldn’t it be better to have a policy in place to make sure you get what is contractually yours in the case he dies and leaves you high and dry raising kids… just more food for thought… cause you will curse his name for getting off scot-free one last time! 🙂

Either way, I’m happy to get you a quote or put you in touch with someone in your jurisdiction who can help you get some proper risk management and life insurance in place! Don’t wait… I will write another blog on the people who came to me and said they wished they had put some life insurance in place before their partner passed unexpectedly.

Grim, I know. Real Life – Yes, unfortunately.

Bottom Line: You’re still gonna need money, honey.

xx Lisa

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The Cost of Financial Inaction

The cost of financial inaction always boils down to one thing.

Fear.

Fear – which is the opposite of love – is what is holding you back from actually doing the things you know you should do and the things that align with your values.

Especially when it comes to your money or financial plan.

So why haven’t you done the things you know are in alignment for your life?

Why haven’t you completed your will or final instructions yet to save your family lots of frustration and pain when you pass away?

Why haven’t you set aside money or cash (or at least started the stash) for when you lose your job to next years pandemic or have to close your business for a period of time?

Why haven’t you protected the family that you love with a stream of income if you happen to get disabled or die?

It boils down to fear.

Fear that you won’t have the money to pay the lawyer for the will.

Fear that you might actually have to face your mortality (this is a big fear for many).

Fear that you will have to think through all the bad stuff and worst case scenarios, such as job loss or illness.

Fear that you might get declined for insurance or fear that the lender may discover your bad credit score.

Fear that you will be shamed for not saving enough or for carrying too much debt when you knew better.

These are all legitimate fears.

Some big, some not so big – but all valid reasons and the reasons why people get stuck in inaction.

Fear is holding you back.

And there’s a cost of that fear.

There’s a cost to you, to your family and to your community.

Here’s a crazy way new way to think about your procrastination and inaction.

Love – which is the opposite of fear – is expansive.

Love believes and IS infinite abundance.

Love knows no bounds and is not shackled by fear.

Where LOVE and belief in true abundance (abundance comes from the purest of love also known as the universe or God) will bring the money for all the needs and desires, whereas fear will cost you money because it is rooted in lack and not-enoughness.

Fear leaves you in inaction.

Inaction leaves you without a will, without insurance, without savings, without a plan, without a business, without goals, without dreams.

Fear leaves you WITHOUT.

Love brings with it ALL THE THINGS your heart desires because they were laid on your heart for a reason with a purpose.

Do you see the connection between fear and inaction in your life?

Do you see the cost that inaction brings you?

I will tell you this.

Fear and inaction has cost me millions of dollars.

I’m sure if you looked into your fears and all the action you didn’t take you will also find that it cost you dearly.

In all the areas.

Years that you could have been financially without worry, thinner, fitter, thriving business, better relationships, more opportunities for you and your family.

ALL THE THINGS you ever wanted.

That is the financial cost of inaction.

That is why you need to find the area in your life where you aren’t taking action and start taking the small steps towards changing that.

That’s where true and lasting transformation occurs – in the small actions, the small habits.

Love yourself enough to take the actions and to stop costing yourself all the things you ever wanted in life.

Get out of inaction.

Step into loving actions and you will surely…

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

PS. If you want to step into financial action, you need to join us at financialbliss.ca – that is where you will find the 5-Day Financial Basecamp to get you set up with a SOLID FINANCIAL base for your life.

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The Ruins of Busy

Busy will ruin you.

It will disguise itself as good and in many ways as there are desirable qualities busy carries with it.

I was sitting with a man having a drink and he proceeded to tell me he was busy.

He’s always telling me that.

It’s such a turn off.

(Not in a sexual manner, but let’s face it – in that way too. Who wants a lover that’s too busy for them?! #thisistrue!)

Who even wants to be associated with people that are too busy?

Now, ya’ll know what I have preached – every which way to Sunday – about time management, schedule it or it’s not getting done and then also on the fact that once you have it scheduled you need to be in INTEGRITY around your calendar.

But ‘busy’ goes far beyond the fact that some people still need to learn how to schedule and use a day planner (although, yes, I would still suggest that some people really still need to get into integrity with their time management!)

Busy is a word that when used makes the other party feel not important.

So there is that as well.

Again, back to the friends you have that say they are too busy to visit you or hang out with you – total bummer eh?

I’ve already made my points about ‘busy’ and could stop writing the blog right here and be totally fine with my reasoning and justification to never use the word ‘busy’ again.

However, today, my loves, I want to take this to a whole other realm.

I want to dive into why ‘busy’ is actually keeping you from accomplishing your goals and keeping you disconnected from your source, your power.

Ya, it’s that harsh.

Being disconnected from your source and your power is serious stuff.

And being busy and using that word, along with its connotation and definition is doing just that to you.

What if you began to hold the belief that there was time for everything that you wanted to do?

What if you began to believe that there was an abundance of time?

I started believing in time abundance years ago and as I’ve grown my business, hired people, and still drive my kids around – I know there is an abundance of time. {Einstein actually came up with this… seriously… you can google….}

But even deeper than that, is this.

What if you truly believed that you could create your life exactly as you wanted it, would ‘busy’ be a part of it?

I think ‘busy’ was for the 1980’s mom who couldn’t outsource or connect as easy we can these days.

Busy to me implies this.

Stressed out.

Unorganized.

Flying by the seat of your pants.

And hey, that’s okay sometimes.

But there’s nothing you are helping your soul with when you can’t sit still for even 5 minutes because you are so busy.

So, I want you to get out of ‘busy’ and step into your Queenhood.

Queens do not tell anyone they are busy, yet in reality, they probably have the most full schedule.

Queens handle things like… ummm… a queen!

They are not scatterbrained.

The handle everything with grace, elegance and poise.

They have a deep faith.

They know everything is working together for their highest good – even all the wars and bad stuff.

They know how to delegate.

Delegate.

That’s the big one.

They will create the biggest visions, but always know they will delegate out all the parts to others with expansive faith (not stress or worry), but they also know how to prioritize self-care first and realize they first must give to themselves before they can give to others.

That’s what happens when you can slow down, take a deep breath and get to that place of nothingness.

SECRET: That’s the place you need to get to in order to create, you must have the blank slate in front of you before you can draw out the big vision – the big vision never comes when you are BUSY doing all the things and very few of them in alignment with your big vision – YES, that BIG VISION – the big vision you haven’t even made time to map out because you’ve been so busy and keep blaming where you are in life on that.

Stop blaming BUSY for what you know is really you not being in alignment with your life….

or too scared to actually sit in the stillness and hear your thoughts.

Trust me.

It’s not for the faint of heart.

The universe will most likely ask you to do something BIG and 100% out of your comfort zone.

And that’s why you stay in the negative energy of ‘busy’.

If 2020 had one glimmering bit of light it was this:

Be Still.

(Oh and funny story, on Dec 31, 2019 I literally chose my phrase or word of the year for 2020 and it was BE STILL. Funny, not funny – but I feel I manifested this whole year of shut downs. 😉 Be careful what you wish for!!)

So on that note, I want to say that I run from people who always tell me they are busy. Usually, they aren’t open to receiving the gifts that await them when they truly hold the POWER of TIME ABUNDANCE.

That’s what this is all about.

Being able to create at the highest level.

Not serving all the millions of things on your to-do list, but really being able to step into your power.

You can NOT… I repeat, YOU CAN NOT STEP INTO YOUR POWER WHEN YOU ARE BUSY.

Make a commitment to completely rid yourself of the word busy.

Try other words: I’m full or previously engaged at that time or actively engaged or I’m unavailable at that time, maybe we can do another time?

When you commit to time abundance you commit to stand in your power and elevate your life (& money!)…..

and that’s how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Go to wealth-collective.com to see what all the fuss is about!

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Base in Place

I want you to succeed – especially when it comes to your money. 

Success looks like this.

No stress, no worry around money. 

That’s financial success.

And guess what, it doesn’t take millions to get out of the stress and overwhelm when it comes to your money.

What it takes is creating a solid financial base.

That’s why I created Financial Basecamp. 

It’s FREE and it’s in the Money Makeover Facebook Group under the tab UNITS.

If you haven’t checked out Financial Basecamp {my FREE 5-Day Course} in the Money Makeover Facebook Group – do so! {Especially now as we head into this next season of our lives!}

Everyday I’m signing wills with clients, setting up investment accounts, making sure they have enough insurance and I am reminded that most of the people out there still do not have the financial basics down and it really only takes 2-3 hours to CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY of your family’s financial future forever!

So what are you waiting for?!  Call us or reply to this email if you need help putting your financial base into place!

Oh ya baby! That rhymed!

And that’s what happens when you write damn good copy and everything falls into place!

So again, what are you waiting for? 

Go out and…..

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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How to Accomplish Any Goal

My life has shifted a LOT – and I want to tell you the how.

How to SHIFT your life to accomplish the goals you want.

I’m queen of this.

No, really, I am.

It’s because I tap into my power and know how to do that.

Connect to source.

(Side note: I also know 100% when there is a goal for another season of my life or if there is something I really am not ready for yet, or don’t want. Discernment over goals is key too! That’s wisdom.)

BUT it took a long time to work through MANY past teachings and come to some conclusions on my own and truly tap into my power.

Okay, so I’m going to walk you through some very deep and personal things, but only in efforts to help you out.

I’m seeing way too many men and women with so much potential that just can’t seem to get it together.

Spinning their wheels!

And with love, I’m sharing the 100% biggest 2 secrets to help you get it together.

AND both of these 2 things, I have failed MISERABLY at.

I don’t want you to stay in the miserable places that I’ve been.

Sure, I know that sometimes you have to figure these “mistakes” out for yourself, but I also believe to my core:

a) there is no need to fail

b) there is no need for life to be hard

Those are choices.

Seriously.

Choices.

Learning from others will help you collapse time frames and ultimately get to your goal faster.

Oh, and this isn’t about happiness.

I’m usually pretty happy.

The first thing I learned was that happiness was my choice and not about anyone else.

Even when I was going through the hardest times, joy was found.

Joy is always available even if it doesn’t manifest as a smile.

It’s something deeper.

Okay, so now I share the 2 parts to this!

The #1 reason you are not receiving the outcome to the goals you want to accomplish is this:

You are 100% not in integrity with yourself or others.

So, the first part.

You are not in integrity with yourself.

That mean, you are NOT doing what you told yourself you would do.

You are not standing up for yourself. (Is there someone you need to set boundaries with?! A partner maybe? A child? A boss? A friend?)

You are not properly taking care of yourself. (Did you schedule in the time to meditate, have alone time, body self-care, sleep?)

You are not spending money in a way that is fully aligned with you. (You are spending money on something, when deep down you wished you spent it on something else.)

Your calendar.

a) you don’t keep a good calendar

b) you have no integrity around time or planning

I’m not perfect, but I have learned a few things that really help – ESPECIALLY if you want to do BIG & GREAT things in the world.

You will NOT be able to do GREAT things in the world if you do not have INTEGRITY with your TIME MANAGEMENT – which also means with yourself.

I have developed a practice of deep integrity with myself in certain areas and the other areas, I still need help with.

Oh, and trust me I have coaches and masterminds and they are all fantastic – however – this is something only you can do – only you can honour yourself in this area.

No one can do it for you.

Second part.

You are not in integrity with others.

You said you were going to do something and you bailed or lied or cheated.

Which is fine, but trust me – your invitations will slowly cease because people expect you not to show up. {And that’s because of an underlying fear.}

Don’t be that person.

And even worse, many people don’t even communicate period.

That’s just flat out disrespect – and then – from your own soul’s energy – you expect respect from other humans, but can’t give it to other humans?!

OKAY – obviously you get that – however, there is a DEEPER issue here – and it is NOT about other people at all..

It’s about you.

Your energy field is clogged – to say the least.

You are in disrespect with YOURSELF!

And that sucks to hear. Truly – you are the meanest person to you.

People who have deep integrity with themselves NATURALLY show up in the world for others with deep integrity in all they do!

I personally do not care if people show up late or not at all (that stuff doesn’t affect me – truly), however, I do recognize that people who do not show up are not in integrity with themselves – and trust me – that’s going to cause you a whole lot more pain than it will me.

I’ve been there – done that.

And it feels icky and yucky.

And quite honestly – it’s horrible to have to be so out of integrity with yourself.

It’s self hate.

It’s a deeper problem that needs to be rooted out.

And that’s the whole point of this soul message today.

CREATE A DEEP INTEGRITY WITH YOURSELF.

DEEP.

DEEP.

DEEP.

IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.

Trust me when I say, you life will begin to show up roses a whole lot more and you will be able to expand and show up in greater ways for other people.

Do you really want to accomplish some great goals?

Weight loss? 100% about integrity with yourself.

Making Money, Growing Money? 100% about integrity with yourself.

Relationship/Love/Friendship? 100% about integrity with yourself.

Body Building? 100% about integrity with yourself.

Leadership? 100% about integrity with yourself.

Are you NOT accomplishing your goals?

Then you need to find the integrity cracks and fix them.

Forgive yourself and move forward.

No need to apologize.

{Another side note: every time you break integrity it breaks a small part of your soul, it leads to dis-ease in the body, it leads to pain. Breaking integrity is sinning against yourself.}

Deep respect, deep honesty, deep relationship building with yourself will lead to great things.

Why settle for good when you have the ability to be GREAT?

Alberta Lee Cox

Greatness starts by holding integrity in all you do.

That’s how you crush any goal and stay in flow.

That’s how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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The Lighthouse, The Trapeze and The First Kiss.

If I were to ever give my BEST 3 pieces of advice to anyone in life, including my children they would be this:

Lighthouse Analogy

This is probably the most profound thing I ever heard. It’s guided me well thus far, and I’m sure it will guide me again and again.

It is this.

Be the lighthouse. Draw the boats to you, don’t go out looking for the boats.

Lighthouses stand tall and bright.

They do not go in desperation to find the sinking & lost ships.

The sinking & lost ships find them.

We need leadership more than ever before.

Leadership is not the same as management.

In fact, leadership is so convoluted these days.

But I will make it simple for you.

Leadership is setting the example you want others to follow.

That’s it.

You want people to do what you are doing – DO IT FIRST.

Show them.

Be the light that shines in others lives.

Do you.

People are always drawn to the light givers because they are bright and you can’t help but be attracted to light.

The key is this:

You need to tune out other people – maybe not entirely, but in a nutshell, yes. (Such as, don’t tune into anything that can possible bring you down or ruin your high vibe, especially if you know without a shadow of a doubt you did your best. You stay in integrity with yourself and the opinions of others will never matter to you. You stay focused on your goal.)

You need to listen to yourself, the Holy Spirit within, Your Higher Power, Your God, Your Universe or Unlimited Intelligence that has 100% been bestowed upon you as a human be-ing in this world.

ASK and YE SHALL RECEIVE.

It’s from God. He’s the light.

You tune into him and you don’t need approval from anyone else.

Not your mom, dad, spouse, friends, children.

NO ONE.

When you have God on your side, you’ll shine brighter because you are tuning into the frequency of pure love.

Love always wins.

Love shines bright.

Be the lighthouse.

Trapeze Analogy

I heard this idea from Barbara Huson. But I’ve known it most of my life as letting go and jumping off the cliff. And I think this is the hardest one every time you are tying to step into something bigger than yourself or reach a new unknown level of what you define as success.

There is this moment when you MUST let go of one rung and be suspended mid air with no net before you can cling on to the next rung. The trapeze artist knows this full well and takes the chance every time they let go.

Release the outcome.

It’s scary. It’s not comfortable. It will give you diarrhea or make your stomach churn – but seriously, I think all those are signs you are doing something BIG and exciting and that’s how you know you are stepping right out of your comfort zone.

If your life is peachy-keen, then maybe its time to do a review and see if you are dreaming big enough? Actually stepping into who you were called to be? Growing your big vision and sharing your gifts with the world?

The adrenaline rush, the fear, the sick to your stomach are all good signs that there’s something big brewing in your life. Not everyday, but you definitely need to learn to love that feeling of fear of BIG THINGS to come and how it manifests in your body.

Take the jump and be suspended in mid-air. That’s the sweet spot.

First Kiss Analogy

The third thing is really not about kissing, but really more about procrastination.

Don’t procrastinate.

It does nothing for you.

It’s about the speed at which you come to your decisions that is what will propel you forward and working the decision making muscle will help you in life.

Like your first kiss, that was awkward until it happened, you just got to go for it. This means, any decision, any big or small decision – there is no time to worry if it’s going to turn out or not.

Set the intention, commit, and release – like the trapeze, you need to do this quickly.

Like waiting for the right moment to kiss someone new, decision making without procrastination can be awkward at first and sometimes it will not end up the way you want it – but many times, it will be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Don’t procrastinate. Take those steps, jump in – sometimes it’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done and other times its mind blowing amazing – and the point is this:

Start before you are ready.

You went for it, you didn’t sit and hum and haw about it, you knew that you had to try it and usually, it works out pretty damn well…

This is actually healthy for your soul, the same way kissing is healthy for our health and if you REALLY like the person may actually release all sorts of feel good chemicals, such as oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine.

It’s all connected.

Go get it.

Don’t sit around and wait for it to fall in your lap.

Your life will pass you by.

I sure hope you don’t procrastinate about kissing like most people do their decision making.

The Lighthouse, The Trapeze and The First Kiss are all ways to….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

PS. Wanna get started? Start at financialbliss.ca!

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Spend Yourself

Spend Yourself

I know there’s a “spending” epidemic in our world right now, however, I do notice the opposite when it comes to the beautiful humans and our lives.

There is a SAVING epidemic.

We are all trying to save ourselves.

I just wonder what we are all so busy saving up for?

I see people everyday using excuses to not step fully into what they are called to do.

And the excuses, although some sound legit in our brains (like caregiving, health issues or lack of capital), are usually because we truly like where we are in life and doing that ‘thing’ that will SPEND US is actually terrifying and uncomfortable.

I would examine your ‘legit’ excuse holding you back.

Take me for example.

Next week.

Big Launch of what is probably going to be my work for the next decade of my life if not my life’s work – something I’ve been developing over the last 5 years! 5 YEARS! {This is going to award me the Order of Canada!}

I’ve cringed over the money we (okay, I) are spending.

I’ve had moments of incredible hope and adrenaline rush only to come down crashing hours later. It’s exhausting!

I’ve called my coaches crying in total breakdowns and fear and needed to talk through the impact of bringing this vision into the world.

I’ve talked myself out of this idea and into this idea so many times.

I ‘ve justified this idea to kingdom come.

I’ve had nightmares of how this project will pan out.

I’ve literally had stomach issues – stress causes constipation or the opposite! TMI – LOL – but don’t laugh – this is really what happens when you actually take the stand and SPEND YOURSELF.

(Side Note: Your health gets way worse when you save up yourself and keep everything bottled up! But the spending yourself health issues that arise are usually short lived – are are more inline to birthing pains, which usually are worth it!)

You manifest all sorts of crazy things in your life – physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually!

All because truly SPENDING YOURSELF is scary.

You are getting rid of the back up reserves – the saving.

And that sucks.

You are hanging on the ledge. {That’s not my idea of fun!}

You are emptying the tanks so you can fill them up with something BIGGER & BETTER!

And all this draining and spending calls for a nap! HA!

Especially when you have NO IDEA if your dreams, planning, vision will ever even come to fruition.

But the same way you shouldn’t buy things that don’t align with you or lift you up is the same way you should not spend yourself in ways that don’t align with you. 

I realize there are different seasons of spending and some seasons for saving yourself. 

Saving yourself may include educating yourself or taking a well deserved rest.

However and a big however. I have seen so many people who GIVE up before they start or saving up themselves so much until everything is perfect or until they make a million dollars.

{You make a million dollars one dollar at a time.}

And guess what my BIG LAUNCH next week is not 100% yet. It’s about 85%. But I know to launch before you are ready.  

Because the trick to life is this – you’ll never be really ready for what life has for you unless you go for it and spend yourself – which also means putting yourself out there in all your imperfect perfection.

It means. Full-Frontal. 

Well, at least that’s what it feels like.  {I remember so many days past I’d rather stand naked in front of the crowd instead of being this vulnerable!}

So here’s the question:

What area of your life are you saving yourself for and not going full-frontal with?

There’s always an area. 

  • It could be telling someone you love them.  
  • It could be forgiveness.
  • It could be your business.
  • It could be stepping out on your own.
  • It could be your art, your song, your invention.
  • It could be your health. (FYI, your health gets way worse when you save up yourself! But spending yourself is usually short live
  • It could be sharing your story.

Whatever it is…. maybe it’s time you start spending versus saving. 

Saving up when you know you should be spending yourself is like a cancer that needs to be released.  

Release.

Spend yourself. 

Spend yourself as an investment in yourself.  

The returns – I promise you – will be worth it. 

You are your best investment. 

Always.

So go out and….

Live Your Legacy! 

xx Lisa

PS. If you want to get your financial life in order, then you need to reach out to us. Start with our FREE toolkit at FINANCIALBLISS.CA!

Blog.

The Stand.

The Stand

This is the problem.

This is the frustration around our financial system.

It’s broken.

Let me tell you how it’s broken.

It’s not that there’s a lack of information.

There’s the opposite problem with too much information and often times, not the right information and the issue of time to sort it all out.

Dr. Google doesn’t always paint a clear picture of what to do with your money and it’s definitely not tailored to you.

You don’t need cookie cutter advice.

It takes time to sort through it all, develop a plan, understand tax implications, market implications, estate implications and your financial future.

There are approx. 100,000 “financial advisors” in Canada. First of all – all these advisors are not doing holistic financial planning, most either do insurance only or investments only.

Then we get into the problem of the banking system itself and how profit driven banks are only focused on shareholder return and not actually servicing individuals unless they have many millions.

There is a huge lack of service and this is of not fault of the employees who work at these archaic institutions, but the culture and systems of these financial organizations.

Somewhere, somehow – Canadians, in general, have not received the help they need to create wealth and preserve wealth.

And don’t get me started on our education system and the lack of financial literacy and numeracy provided by schools in general.

Truly, this system needs an overhaul because it’s in the process of desecrating your wealth and leaving our country in financial ruin.

And this is all backed by statistics: (and now, get ready for this!)

  • Out of 15,000,000 women working in Canada $49,721 is the average income of a woman in Canada in 2019 compared to $66,504 for men (gender wage gap)
  • Less than 10 women in Alberta earn over $1,000,000 per year on their tax returns
  • You are in the top 14% of Canadians if you earn $100,000 or over
  • You are in the top 5% of Canadians if you earn $150,000 or over
  • You are in the top 1% of Canadians if you earn $234,700 or over (which is 271,000 Canadians that fit that bill in 2017)
  • You are in the top 0.1% of Canadians if you earn over $740,300
  • And 2,780 Canadians earned over 2.7 million in 2017 the 0.01%

Also:

  • 7% of Canadians Eligible to Hold a TFSA account have maxed out their TFSA account (which as of this year is $69,500)
  • 18% of Canadians contributed to an RRSP in 2018 or about 6 Million Canadians
  • 50% of Canadians will retire with debt and an average debt of over $100,000
  • 59% of Canadians who are nearing retirement have no idea how much money they will need to live comfortably for the remainder of their days
  • 80% of All Investment Accounts in Canada are under $100,000 in size
  • The average RRSP size is $111,922 across Canada per household
  • 1/3 of Canadian Households do not own life insurance according to LIMRA
  • 66% of Canadians feel they are underinsured and could use more life insurance
  • Only 15% of people in Canada feel “very prepared” financially if they couldn’t work
  • 42% of Canadians have never even talked to a personal insurance agent for life or disability insurance
  • 8% of Canadians have a critical illness policy – on a good day
  • 50% of Canadians have more in credit card debt than they do in their savings
  • $852 – the average net savings of the average Canadian Household
  • 56% of Canadians DON’T have a will and even more don’t have an up-to-date will.

And then for women:

  • the average age a woman is widowed in Canada is 56
  • 50% of women who are widowed will not longer be able to keep their current standard of living or lifestyle
  • 40% of marriages end in divorce
  • 60% of marriages that start between ages 20-25 will end in divorce

And finally, to really drive this home:

The Value of Financial Advice Study, a huge two-year study completed in 2016 by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, said that investors who worked with a financial advisor accumulated 290% or 3.9 times MORE in ASSETS over a 15-year period than someone investing on their own.

My two cents on this study and why it demonstrates such a dramatic difference in results from working with a financial advisor to not working with a financial advisor is this:

  • behavioral psychology (managing client emotions, expectations and disciplined behaviors) played a huge part in that
  • accountability
  • actual tax planning to reduce taxes
  • setting up structures to systematically save and do proper financial planning

All of the value add that a Financial Advisor brings to the table is worth the small cost to the client. (Don’t listen to those ridiculous commercials that say your advisor eats up 30% of your retirement savings! It’s called paying for value and no different than any other time you open your wallet to buy something! Oh and by the way, you’ve always been paying these fees and charges – you probably just weren’t made painfully aware!)

And all of this is tied together by relationships.

The importance of having a relationship with your advisor is this:

  • they know you
  • they know your family situation (your crazy father-in-law)
  • your income
  • your business, jobs & career
  • your health & family health
  • your fears and worries around money
  • they know Y-O-U!

The benefit of a long-term relationship with your financial advisor is that you don’t have to re-explain yourself to every new “advisor at the corner bank” every time you are with them. You end up leaving a LOT of valuable information out that way, which only ends up hurting you.

And I could go on and on about this.

You get the picture I’m painting here.

I’ve outlined the problem and why the system is broken.

Here’s the solution:

I feel we are called to change and transform this patriarch system in favour of the few and channel in the new, the advice, knowledge, accountability, implementation and holistic financial planning to the masses.

This is no longer reserved for the wealthy.

This is how we are changing the game entirely across Canada.

We are rising up and taking on old, worn out, slow moving oligopoly financial systems and bringing in new, robust, quick, helpful systems and education to facilitate total financial planning.

We are unveiling a new way to do and GROW your money.

This is Wealth Spa™.

This is how you Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

Want to get on board? We’ll show you how. Contact us at admin@ellementsgroup.com and we’ll tell you all about it!