This is my office desk. My playlist is all Khalid today. Now that I am past registration for Art of Money 2020 I can start to focus on next big projects. I have a second book, which will be a journal, that can accompany my first book or stand on its own. That’s due June 15th and will be published in Fall of 2021. And now I’m bringing the Art of Money certification to a front burner again. I have been slowly chipping away at the concept, structure, price point, etc for a few years now. Today I got on the phone with a money coach who has been patiently waiting for me to do this. She has already taken my year-long program (which is a pre-requisite) and I got to hear exactly what kind of mentoring she is looking for. She is seasoned in her work but looking for a particular kind of mentorship. It was so good to get on the phone with her. I’m planning to open my office hours soon to talk directly to folks (therapists, coaches and financial folks in private practice) who have been asking me for this kind of training for years and will continue to shape this small group mentorship program. I’m getting closer and closer and closer to offering this. #mentor #mentorship #financialtherapy #financialtherapist #financialcoach #moneycoach #therapist #coach #bookkeeper #accountants #financialplanner #somatictherapy #homeoffice #creative #creativepreneur #mamapreneur #legacy #legacywork
“I am reading this book and now having a money date with myself”. I’m so happy to see my Dutch friends reading my Art of Money book. Hopefully one day it will be translated into Dutch. For now, thank you for reading my book in English @paulien_kluver_photography #books #bookstagram #dutch #english #authorsofinstagram #author #personalfinance #artofmoney #financialtherapy #booklover #personaldevelopment
Early morning soccer game and more soccer training in the afternoon. But for now, we are having the best brunch at @panzanodenver - we love this Denver restaurant and highly recommend any meal here. And we love that our son is on a Denver soccer team and we get to hang in the city a lot more. #family #weekend #husband #son #fatherandson #brunch #denver #denvereats #love #soccerparents #weekendvibes #myloves
#tb - I was 27 years old, working as a counselor in the mental health field. This was my very messy desk. I worked 40 hours per week making $11.00 per hour, for almost 3 years. I was living in a house with 3 roommates and threw away my bank statements. I wore lots of vintage-like dresses. I danced often and every summer when the Colorado Dance Festival would come I would walk across the street after work and take Afro-Brazilian dance classes. At some point I took a 3 month work sabbatical so I could finally finish my 150 page thesis on how the somatic healing modality, authentic movement, helped young women through their 20’s and taught them essential life skills. I used to teach tiny groups of this movement practice. The practice is part of what saved me and got me through that time. I finally finished my thesis and got my Masters in Somatic psychology. When my school loan came due a year later it’s what propelled me towards creating my Financial Therapy work. But first I learned how to do my own bookkeeping and then ran a bookkeeping business for therapists, coaches, artists and contractors where I saw so much of how humans interact with money and what their values are. I have both sweet tender memories of this young woman and so grateful I am not there any longer. But she made me. So thank you, young lady. #woman #youngerself #tb #tbt❤️ #somatictherapist #financialtherapist #financialtherapy #financialcoach #therapist #memories #naropauniversity @naropau
Quickie Money Date in the basement. Ok that sounds a little more sexy than it was. My husband's office is in the basement and it was a quickie money date. It started with him telling me he liked my velvet vest and asked if I got it at the consignement shop. Then we proceeded to discuss cash flow. We always discuss numbers after my Art of Money program registration. How we compared to last year (increase or decrease). What are the actual numbers for yearly income and monthly income. We discussed some of his Clarity Lab business numbers. We clarified expenses that are increasing: we got regular health insuarance again instead of a healthshare. We clarified expenses that are decreasing: our groceries/food budget is way down now that we are using Green Chef and making those meals at home. We clarified our Montessori private school bill is ending in 3 months. We are counting down the days + looking forward to public school next year. We clarified the expenses for our upcoming trip to Spain (what's already paid for and what we will still need to pay for). It got a little heated as we discussed his car payment, so we each took the floor to share how we see it (it's amazing the way each of our minds explains this expense differently). But after hearing him out I was really able to see that his business income-commissions pays for this and that we really needed a safe car that drives to Denver for our soccer commute and will take road trips since my little electric car doesn't go far. After the energy got revved up and we talked it through, I said, let's go back to how much you love my velvet coat. I wanted to lighten the energy a bit and dissolve some of the last bit tension. And, it got him to pet my velvet coat. I try different techniques to dissolve any tension, so we can end in some appreciation for having the hard and important conversations and for celebrating that we are on the same team. We'll have a longer money date soon once I update our Quickbooks online and have all the numbers to discuss. I think these shorter money dates really help the longer ones. Then we put our hands together, palms together, to close out the money date.
This morning-bed-cat selfie series is one of my favorites. It may be a self-serving series but it cracks me up, and maybe you too love cats as much as I do. #catsofinstagram #cats #catmama #selfie