Money Mantra

I love this money mantra!!!!

Screenshot this 👆mantra and turn it into your phone’s screen saver. Every time it pops up on your phone, take a deep breath, exhale, and read. 💜

With repetition, these mantras will (whether you believe them to be true or not right now), sink into your subconscious and conscious mind. You will be surprised how powerful this is.

It’s one of my many strategies to making bank 💰!

Don’t Waste Your Mind!

We all know what wasting money means, but what does wasting your mind mean?

It means, don’t spend mental energy on people, places, things, or situations that don’t serve your greatest good. The more we are distracted in negativity, the less we are able to focus on our goals.

One way I can tell if I’m veering off course is if I feel drained, fatigued, bored, or zombie-like.

For me, that’s a BIG sign that I’m “wasting my mind” on something or someone that doesn’t serve me. Sometimes it’s easy to remove from my life, other times I need to create a plan of action to disconnect. Like if a client isn’t right for me, or if I signed a contract to speak somewhere, that I later realize doesn’t vibe.

So first be aware of what is draining you, then remove it and/or make an action plan to remove it ASAP. After all, “the mind is a terrible thing to waste”.

We All Have a Story

What I loved most about being a television news anchor and reporter was hearing everyone’s story. I loved asking people both unique and simple questions, and never knowing what to expect them to say. In my 4 years at Emerson College as a journalism major, and 4 years at NBC, CBS, and E! News, I got the privilege to interview thousands of people from all walks of life, from celebrities to farmers, to a former President of the United States, to gang members, to single moms barely scraping by.

The one thing in common with all of them (aside from basic human functions), is that we all have a story, that’s filled with pain, joy, and everything in between.

There’s no amount of money, fame, or power to avoid having shit happen in your life. Whether you chose to stay small “safe” and hide or chose to play it BIG and go after your dreams, shit will happen either way. I promise you. Life isn’t meant to be all stress-free and easy. It is meant to be messy at times, and down-right blissful at times. Without those crappy times, we wouldn’t be able to experience the blissful times.

I leave you with one of my favorite questions to ask people: what are you avoiding doing in your life, in an effort to
Trust me, we all have an answer here, as I’ve been asking this question to thousands of people for more than 20 years!!! (Although I didn’t ask former President Bush Jr. this question, as I was too afraid at the time, I did ask several celebrities…yes they all had an answer.).

The Reality of Entrepreneur Life

LET’S GET REAL, the entrepreneur life, the life of a wealthy person, successful person, executive, boss babe, is about 10% glamorous and fabulous, 70% basic and tedious, and 20% a crazy shit-show. Most people are only sharing that 10% on social because quite frankly those moments make great photo ops and inspire people to go after their dreams.

The issue with only showing the glam is people may be inspired to take those first steps to follow their dream career or starting their dream business, BUT, it won’t stick. 98% of people quit or get stuck as soon as they hit their first few roadblocks.

I believe if you knew what roadblocks you were likely to face and have a game plan to overcome them, it wouldn’t be so shocking and discouraging when they pop up, WHICH THEY WILL. Even the top in their field who are worth hundreds of millions, still face giant obstacles. Look at Tony Robbins’ latest bad press on the #metoo movement, or go follow Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk (@garyvee) who is open about the obstacles he faces with his 250 million dollar empire.

My mission with ProjectME is to empower women to go after their dreams through education, wealth-building strategy, and mentorship. I would be doing you a dis-service if I just empowered you without educating you on things that are new to you, that I’m a proven expert in. It would be a set-up for initial excitement and action, that would likely end in an ugly crash and burn. WE DONT WANT THAT DO WE?!

Going after your dream life is 100000% worth it, and it’s a roller-coaster ride. You wouldn’t want to go on a giant roller-coaster alone, would you? 🎢 YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY DO THIS, just not alone or without proper guidance and strategy.

Remember if being wealthy, healthy, and empowered was simple #1, it would be boring, and #2, there would far more millionaires than < 2% of the population!

If You’re Looking For A Sign THIS Is It!

If you are waiting for a “sign,” an answer, help, validation, encouragement; my loves, HERE IT IS!

I decided to make my message straight-forward and clear, as this is the core mission and process of ProjectME. My goal is to help millions of women create their Most Exceptional life, guilt-free and empowered.

This doesn’t happen in a week or even a month, this is a process, and I can only help the willing. You need to be willing to consider operating differently, thinking differently, and communicating differently to find your Most Exceptional you, to have your Most Exceptional life. This all begins with you believing you are worth it! Worth the time, energy, and commitment to focus on your beautiful self. To put YOU first for once in your life.

This didn’t used to be me. I felt worthless, hopeless, depressed, frustrated, anxious, scared, angry, exhausted, and lost. I created ProjectME to be the guide, the mentor, the messenger I wish I had when I was the walking dead. I promise you, there is a different way to operate and live. If I got there, I know you can if you are open, willing, and ready. If you are still reading this post at this point, it’s a pretty good sign that you are ready.

There is no quick fix on creating the Most Exceptional version of you, it’s a process I designed with ease, balance and grace. We no longer need to push, force, stress, and hustle our way into our best selves and best life. We can do this with a clear, direct and loving approach. Please tag or privately share this page with a friend who is looking for a new way, or to be inspired through self-empowerment.

… Look forward to being on this journey with you.

Stop Saying This Word!

Can you guess which 5-letter word I feel is both misused and overused by women!

S O R R Y- each time I hear a woman who is going around me at the grocery store (and not even close to touching me-God forbid) say, “oh so sorry,” in a meek, submissive voice, I CRINGE 🤨. When a woman comes up to meet me or ask me a question after I give a speech, and she says, “I’m so sorry to bother you but….” my heart sinks a little.

I now speak back to the women and say, “ no need to be sorry, this is part of my job and I’m here to meet people and answer their questions.” Or if I’m feeling super sassy I say, “ why are you sorry (in a kind way)?” I’ve not ever had one woman be able to answer that question.

Part of why this unnecessary apologizing affects me so much is I used to do it in my personal life all the time. I even apologized when I ran into a chair at my house! No, I’m not kidding. In my professional life, I actually had some self-confidence and respect, but in my personal life, I was that “sorry” girl. I didn’t want to bother, annoy, or interrupt anyone’s life with my needs or even curiosity. My self-worth was so low, I didn’t feel worthy of having my needs met, asking for help, or even a shoulder to cry on.

Fast forward a mere 3 years, and I am no longer that girl. I am an empowered woman who is worthy of others time, attention, money, and love. So if you are that “sorry” person, do your best to catch yourself. You are just as worthy as I am, whether you are rich, poor, depressed, sick, happy, overweight, underweight, a trauma survivor (#metoo)… Instead of saying a weak “sorry,” replace it with an empowered “excuse me” or “pardon me” or better yet NONE OF IT, unless of course, you step on someone’s foot or something.

If you don’t think you are worthy, how can you expect others to see your worth?

Why You Should Pause Before Reacting

“YOU DID WHAT??!!!” This is something I think or sometimes say to clients and women I mentor. Not in a shaming or judgmental way, more so out of shock. Then I take a few deep breaths and help them correct the situation. It amazes me how many mistakes, drama, and loss of money could be avoided by simply pausing and not reacting.
Making a decision when in a space of fear, anger, frustration, depression, or any other low vibration emotion is dangerous. None of us think clearly when we are caught up in the moment of something. I remind people over and over again, to pause when something or someone pushes your buttons. Ask for guidance from a trusted mentor, coach, therapist, the Universe, and for sure your higher self.
The first and most important step is to pause and do nothing. If someone is pressuring you to make a decision, tell them politely that you need 24 hours. Unless it’s a life or death situation, everything can wait 24 hours. If not, say you need until the end of the day. You don’t need to provide an explanation as to why. The why is none of their business.
This advice also applies to replying to emails, calls, and text messages. I promise you will NEVER regret pausing. No client or mentee calls me in a panic because they paused. It’s always because they didn’t and now there’s a mess to clean up. Sometimes those messes can’t be cleaned. Write the word “pause” on a post-it and put it somewhere that’s a danger-zone for you to react.

Use This Mantra To Manifest Success!

Even if you don’t fully believe this is possible for you yet, say it anyway. Act as if you believe it. Imagine what it would feel like to have the Exceptional life you desire and deserve. You have NOTHING to lose by embracing these mantras I provide you. They are a tool to manifest the life you crave. Trust me, you have a lot to lose by not being open to new ways and new ideas.
I know the Universe will provide you with an amazing life, filled with abundance and joy, as long as you are 100% in and willing to be on the ride. I didn’t believe in most of the mantras I read, but as@louise_hay_affirmations teaches, you do it anyway, and overtime, you will. She was soooooo right.
Through my podcast, ProjectME the Podcast with Tiffany Carter you will get to hear my story on Mantras and how I thought they were cheesy to now knowing they are necessary for success!

Reality Check: Not Everything You See Is As It Is…

Something commonly said about me and to me is, “you really have your shit together, and are so confident.” Granted this is a nice compliment and I’m always flattered, but this statement used to fill me with shame.

For my entire life, even as a tween and teen,
I looked like and presented my self like I had it all together. In some ways I was advanced for my age, in terms of career, finances, and my communication skills. The rest of me was a mess, the really important stuff was broken. I had almost no self-worth, I hated my body, I was walking around barely surviving as an untreated severely abused child. My natural survival skills presented the world with an illusion that I was A OK. Meanwhile, I was the walking dead.

I share this part of my story as a lesson, not for sympathy. Also, to let others who are struggling know they are not alone, and there is a different way to live.

My story took me from abuse to abundance. I can now proudly say that I don’t live in the shadows of shame, I stand empowered in the light. When I hear that comment about me having my shit together, instead of thinking, “if they only knew,” I say, “yup some days I do and some days I don’t.” I speak my truth to let people know that no one has their shit together all time, in every area of their lives. Good lord that actually sounds really boring.

So if you catch yourself admiring someone else, while shaming yourself for not being better or “more like them,” remember not everything you see is real, and you truly can’t know someone’s full story just by how they present themselves to the world. That doesn’t mean they’re fake or misleading, they simply could be just surviving in the only way they know how.

My Personal Tips & Tricks to Mastering Content Creation

ATTENTION 🗣 all writers ✍️ and content queens 👸. If you are anything like me and countless other people I know, creating butt loads of content can get overwhelming. This overwhelm can easily make you unmotivated and uninspired, which isn’t fun. The entire point is to enjoy our work, especially content creation. If we lose that loving feeling, it will show in everything we do. Not good.

So in my 10 years as an entrepreneur, I’ve been forced to figure out this content management thing. At least my struggles can turn into lessons for others.

My strategy is I select 2 days per week as my writing days. I make sure my calendar is mostly or totally clear on those days. Instead of dreading them, I make them into a luxurious experience. So I wake up, meditate, have coffee ☕️, go move my body, sometimes take a bath 🛀, then I put on some mood music 🎶, and if it’s nice outside (usually is in LA)…. I’ll sit outside and type away.

If some content isn’t flowing out of me, I move it towards the end of my list and keep writing on what is easily pouring through my fingers. So don’t force it or the end result will be inauthentic crap that you won’t like anyway. People can feel your energy and mood through your content.

Also, I recommend creating a beautiful inspiring writing spot for yourself whether you have a home based office (like me) or a cubical. Use your favorite pens, favorite colors, get a cool laptop skin or cover (see photo), a fun notepad, crystals, quotes, candles, whatever inspires good creative energy for you. This is part of where my office supply addiction got started, as I believe working with the right gear is so damn motivating. Share your writing tips in comments 👇.