Shari Molchan (sharimolchan)

For over 18 years I've helped hundreds of women and men with risk and wealth management, even my own life was dramatically changed through education and support from friends in my industry and self-help support groups. What became apparent after a few years in the industry was that the traditional ‘Financial Planning’ model that I was taught as a licensed financial advisor was not working for the majority of the population. I started my own company on this principle to change this in 2005.

I have sat down with hundreds of people who told me they wanted a different financial life than the one they had. Some wanted more money. Others were looking for peace of mind, more possessions, the ability to communicate better with their family about money, or they just wanted the tools to manage their money. They understood the ‘common sense’ principles, but they kept unknowingly, sabotaging their plans. Why? Well I discovered that your issues with money are – not about the money. One reason is that throughout your life you're given multiple, often conflicting messages. On the one hand, you’re taught about the value of money and the need to spend and save it wisely. On the other, especially as a woman you’re indirectly or openly taught that it’s equally important to be kind, nurturing, and cooperative; it’s in your nature to nurture.

In my experience the number one reason is; you don't have a relationship with your money. Well you do – but it's a totally dysfunctional one. When do I get the phone calls? When you are forced to deal with it – due to divorce, death, birth of children or change in employment. In other words you don’t pay attention to it until you are in extreme, life changing circumstances and you have no choice. Until this time, you'll keep supporting this dysfunctional relationship because you're afraid of it and fear failing and you're fearful that it will reveal all your weaknesses – which can lead you to shame and guilt. It becomes far easier to ignore the issues altogether. But the longer you ignore it – the worse it gets and then you fear that it's too late to even try.

My mission is to educate, empower and inspire you to develop a healthy honest relationship with your money. You have to see this relationship as a reflection of your relationship with yourself. The trick to prosperity is to not die waiting for it to come. You need to want and feel good about not only about making money, but that you are worth it.

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