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May 28, 2020
When it comes to asking for what you want in life, are you the type of person who tries to figure things out on your own or are you the type of person who is willing to ask for help and support? For many women, myself included, it’s hard for us to ask for what we want because we’re not taught to ask. For me, I think about why I waited so long to ask for help when my business was crumbling in the last recession and it’s because I grew up in a household where I was not taught to ask. I was taught to figure it out. Combine that with the fear many of us have about asking for support, and it’s no surprise so many women hold themselves back professionally, as entrepreneurs, and even in their relationships. Today, Lucinda Cross, author of The Big ASK and an International speaker and influencer, joins us to unpack why so many of us fear asking for help. Lucinda pulls from her own experiences and from the hundreds of people she’s interviewed on this subject and has come up with some practical steps you can take now to get closer to asking your big ASK.  Find Lucinda here: https://lucindacross.com/ This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/   Get Off Your ASK Takeaways The fear of asking usually comes from either not having clarity on what to ask or having asked before and been let down. – Lucinda Cross Come up with 10 solid reasons this thing matters, then when you get rejected, remember those reasons and keep asking. – Lucinda Cross When you tell people to ask for what they want, they usually only know what they don’t want. – Patrice Washington No one wants to do anything for someone who is doing nothing. – Lucinda Cross Don’t be an ASKhole (i.e. someone who keeps asking and asking, but then does absolutely nothing). – Lucinda Cross Even on your best day, when your swagger is at 100% and everything about you is hot and on full blast, there will be those who don’t feel you. – Lucinda Cross Two-thirds of 7 billion people want to say yes to you. They just need to know you exist and know what you have to offer. – Lucinda Cross As you work on your big ASK, use Lucinda’s work as a guide. Walk through the ten reasons why this thing matters to you and as you go, get more and more clarity on your ask. You also want to avoid being an ASKhole, so be respectful of the person you’re making the big ask of and don’t waste their time. Do you have a big ASK? Have you ever been an ASKhole? And how can you avoid it from happening again. Let us know in the comments below.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Lucinda’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Doing what I want, when I want, how I want, with who I want.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Unlimited supply.”  One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen https://amzn.to/3dge8jj Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Lucinda and the truth about wealth is that it’s available.”   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/ YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
May 21, 2020
Have you ever struggled with loving yourself? I know I have. And since a Redefining Wealth community member recently asked me how I’ve learned to love myself, I figured it was probably a good topic to discuss, since it’s still an ongoing process for me. For me, I grew up feeling very ugly. I compared myself to others in school, I felt I wasn’t as pretty as my cousins, and even at home, I grew up with too many people saying that I was ugly. So, in that respect, it wasn’t just a feeling, it was something I was told. And because of that, I became addicted to achievement. My whole identity then became about being the best student with the highest grades, being the captain of the basketball and volleyball teams, and being class president – all fine things. But all were done from a place of trying to be loved, not from a place of purpose. Since then, I’ve learned to love myself, but it’s something I have to continually practice every day. It is through evolving and learning new ways to embrace who we are and how we love ourselves that I’m able to love myself, and it’s the thing I want to share with you in today’s episode. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you.  Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/.    How I Learned to Love Myself Takeaways I have the power to reject what does not serve me and receive what empowers me. – Patrice Washington You don’t have to pick a compliment apart or give a compliment back – just say thank you and receive it. – Patrice Washington Learning to love myself comes from getting up every day and choosing to chase your purpose. – Patrice Washington The more I see how my sloppy progress is a blessing to others, the more I fall in love with myself. – Patrice Washington Loving myself has nothing to do with achievement – it has to do with fulfillment. – Patrice Washington I don’t need anyone to tell me how to be me. – Patrice Washington God was not practicing when he created the masterpiece that is Patrice. – Patrice Washington Every day that I wake up with breath in my body is another opportunity to do my best to get it right. – Patrice Washington  Are you struggling to love yourself? Are you struggling to find your purpose, or rather, to follow it? Are there topics or questions you’d like me to cover on Redefining Wealth? Let me know where you need support, and I’ll do my best to cover it in an upcoming episode.   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
May 14, 2020
How do you set and keep boundaries in the midst of COVID-19? How do you practice contentment and gratitude during a global pandemic? And how do you stay productive when you’re stuck at home? Today’s guest, Nedra Tawwab – therapist, content creator and owner of Kaleidoscope Counseling – has the answers to all of these questions and more. Known as a boundaries expert and featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Psychology Today, Self and Vice, Nedra teaches her clients and Instagram followers the importance of boundaries and how to implement them. For a lot of people setting boundaries and being assertive about them is difficult, even more so during a global pandemic – and that’s why Nedra is here. In today’s episode, Nedra’s going to walk us through the importance of boundaries and how to maintain or set new boundaries as we move into this new normal. Join us as we cover everything from contentment and gratitude to productivity and boundaries. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW. Boundaries Expert Takeaways   Whatever needs to be kept a secret, probably needs to be told to a therapist. – Nedra Tawwab If our basic needs are met, we have to be okay with that right now and be grateful to be alive. – Nedra Tawwab Have a moment of gratitude at some point in the day. – Patrice Washington Being busy is not an accurate measure of worth. – Nedra Tawwab The climate has changed, but my boundaries have not. – Nedra Tawwab When it comes to boundaries, it’s about you sticking to them, not making others stop doing something. – Nedra Tawwab No one has ever calmed down from being told to calm down. – Nedra Tawwab Don’t problem-compare because oftentimes you don’t know what it’s like for the other person. – Nedra Tawwab You cannot transform people who have a BUT spirit. – Nedra Tawwab Have you allowed quarantine to shift your boundaries or are you holding true to them? Are you finding it difficult to practice contentment and gratitude when there’s so much uncertainty around? Let us know in the comments below what you’re experiencing in this new normal and what shifts you’re making to make the transition easier. Find Nedra here: https://www.nedratawwab.com/   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Nedra’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.  Define Success: “Success is ever-evolving and different for everybody, but for me, right now, it’s about waking up and having time to read, journal and move my body. It’s about putting nutritious meals into my body. It’s about spending time with my kids, and being able to do some work, too.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Lots of money.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman https://amzn.to/35OFM3K Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Nedra and the truth about wealth is that it’s internal. When I think about wealth, I think about quality of life and having enough money to live the life I want – that’s what I mean by it’s internal.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
May 7, 2020
If you’re a parent, then you already know parenting isn’t always easy, and parenting in the time of COVID-19 is something altogether different. Our kids want to go to school. They want to play with their friends and have birthday parties and sleepovers, and go places. And they can’t do any of that right now. Not only that, but for those 8 to 10 hours they were at school every day, they’re now at home. And you’re home with them trying to manage everything. It can be a lot to handle, and it’s why I invited Dr. Deborah Tillman, host of America’s Supernanny and author of Parenting on Purpose, to give us parents some actionable steps we can take to be better, especially in the wake of this pandemic. Join us as Dr. Deborah breaks down the reasons why parents need to encourage, connect and respond to their kids. As she says, “It’s important to give children the space they need to communicate what’s wrong and not be judged on or criticized for what they say.” This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/talk   Parenting on Purpose Takeaways I don’t have the desire to be a public success and a private failure. – Patrice Washington True leadership starts in the home and the quicker we get that, the better parents we will be. – Deborah Tillman If we say children are the future, then we better do our part now so they have a future. – Deborah Tillman You can’t expect people outside your home to be a better role model than you are to your own family. – Deborah Tillman Give children the space to communicate what’s wrong and don’t judge them for what they say. It may seem insignificant to you, but it’s not to them. – Deborah Tillman Know your child’s Distinct Natural Ability (DNA). – Deborah Tillman Love is spelled TIME and we have the opportunity now to give a whole lot of it. – Deborah Tillman How will COVID-19 change your relationship with your kids? Will you get to know them better? Will you get creative and come up with new ways for them to learn? Will you resume family dinner and encourage open communication? Let us know in the comments below how you plan to use this COVID-19 lockdown to get to know your children better.  Find Deborah Here: https://www.deborahltillman.com/ Join Deborah in Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DeborahLTillman/   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Deborah’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Failure.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Bible https://amzn.to/2Wx6fPd Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Deborah and the truth about wealth is that it comes from the inside.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
April 30, 2020
Does grief always have to be reserved for the loss of a loved one, friend or pet? Can you experience grief with any loss like the loss of a job, loss of normalcy or loss of your finances?  According to Herdyne Mercier, Chief Grief Crusader and host of the Redefining Grief podcast, grief is a natural response to any loss and you have the right to grieve anything you want. In the midst of this global pandemic, it’s normal to experience grief and not even realize that’s what you’re experiencing. You might be grieving the loss of your job, the loss of your income or the loss of being around friends or visiting your parents, and that’s normal and okay. In today’s episode, Herdyne walks us through the anchors of grief and goes deeper into explaining why grief is normal and natural and how embracing grief and our grieving process is one of the best steps we can take for our future. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW. To learn more about Herdyne, visit www.herdynemercier.com To register for her upcoming Master Class on grief, visit www.herdynemercier.com/masterclass.    Stop Policing Grief Takeaways It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. – Ecclesiastes 7:2 We should give people the dignity of their own grief process. – Patrice Washington Grief has no timeframe. – Herdyne Mercier Stop policing my grief because none of us are immune to heartache. – Herdyne Mercier The ability to tell the truth about your heartache is freedom. – Herdyne Mercier When you connect with someone who sees you, hears you and validates your feelings – that’s power. – Herdyne Mercier I know what darkness is and I’m not going back so I have no choice but to anchor in my faith. – Herdyne Mercier I want to die empty and die knowing I gave it my all. – Patrice Washington As we’re all navigating life differently now, a lot of us are probably grieving our schedules, our titles, our routines, our income, etc. – and that’s okay. Grieve what you need to grieve, but also know that this time can produce a new normal that’s more glorious than how things were before.  Let us know what you’re grieving about and how you’re processing that grief in the comments below.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Herdyne’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.  How do you define success: “Knowing how to say goodbye.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Goodbye.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose by Marshawn Evans Daniels Find book here: https://amzn.to/3aFctBn Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Herdyne Mercier and for me the truth about wealth is it is important to seek wisdom so that you can leave a legacy of wisdom and pass it down from generation to generation.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
April 23, 2020
With everything going on in the world right now it’s understandable that people are worried and scared. We’re in a time where our normalcy has been stripped from us and it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor or black or white. COVID-19 is no respecter of person. Some communities are obviously more impacted by this virus than others, but we’ve seen both celebrities and everyday people stricken by it, and we know no one is exempt. Not only is the virus detrimental to some, it’s having a catastrophic effect on our mental, physical and spiritual health. There are so many people out there who are suffering and afraid to speak up.  That’s why this rewind episode with T-Kea Blackman, author of Saved & Depressed: A Suicide Survivor’s Journey of Mental Health, Healing & Faith and owner of Fireflies Unite, a mental health media and communications company, is so important. Join us as T-Kea and I go deep into the topic of mental health. We cover everything from T-Kea’s own struggle with depression and her attempted suicide to society’s understanding of mental health. This episode is brought to you by the Wellness Recovery Action Plan – a 4-week online self-designed prevention and wellness training that anyone can use to get well and stay well, so they can create the life they desire. Hosted by T-Kea Blackman, this training is for you if you’re battling burn-out, struggling with making self-care a priority, especially in a season like this, and unclear about how to detect the early warning signs of deteriorating mental health. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan is an evidence-based practice and was initially used by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.  To find out more and claim your seat, visit firefliesunite.com/wrap.   Success Doesn’t Make You Exempt Takeaways I didn’t realize my desire to end my life could be linked to depression and mental health. – T-Kea Blackman We all have mental health. The problem is a lot of people use “mental health” and “mental illness” interchangeably and distort what each means. – T-Kea Blackman People assume if they have mental health – good or bad – that they have issues, but that’s not true. – T-Kea Blackman Depression is not a synonym for sadness. – T-Kea Blackman When people use depression and sadness interchangeably, it minimizes the severity of depression and can cause more damage. – T-Kea Blackman Sadness tends to fade away once a situation gets better, but with depression, there’s a lingering sadness that actually never leaves. – T-Kea Blackman If we understand that depression is truly a disability, we can have a greater level of compassion for those suffering from it. – Patrice Washington You can’t always see someone’s mental health just by looking at them. In fact, oftentimes, it’s the high-achieving, high-functioning people who have poor mental health or are struggling with a mental illness. That’s why we need to always show compassion for those struggling and really offer support instead of judgement. Now, let us support you. How has COVID-19 affected your work, relationships, family, etc.? How has it affected you mentally, physically and spiritually? Are you struggling with or ashamed by what you’re feeling in the wake of this pandemic?   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into T-Kea’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Walking in my God-given purpose.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Wholeness and peace.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With Or Without A Man by Patrice Washington Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is T-Kea Blackman and for me the truth about wealth is that it is contingent upon your healing and saying yes to the call.”   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/   Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW https://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
April 16, 2020
Have you ever lost it all and thought how the heck am I going to rebuild all of this? For many people losing it all might sound extreme, but I’m sure many of you have lost money at some point in your life and thought, “What am I going to do now?” Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista, has experienced losing it all – her job, her home, her boyfriend – and remembers thinking, “How do I rebuild as a grown woman?” Fortunately, she was able to rebuild and has created The Budgetnista brand in the process. As we dig into Tiffany’s journey, she shares that one of the key things to her success was learning the only thing she could truly bet on was herself. Join us as we cover everything from money and success to passion projects and Tiffany’s new book Happy Birthday Mali More.  This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.  Find Tiffany here: https://thebudgetnista.com/   The Budgetnista Takeaways The only thing I can truly bet on is myself. – Tiffany Aliche People don’t want to follow someone who’s financially perfect. They want to follow someone who’s made mistakes and come out better for it. – Tiffany Aliche I’ve always been passionate about financial education, but my experience with losing money gave me compassion for people. – Patrice Washington Just because you mess up with money, doesn’t make you a mess up. – Tiffany Aliche Be conscious of your daily deposits – you cannot reap what you have not sown. – Tiffany Aliche Working and money are necessary, but not at the expense of everything else. – Patrice Washington I don’t need to chase success. It is set aside for me. – Tiffany Aliche Any time you say, “I’m doing X because I HAVE to,” that’s going to be a problem. – Patrice Washington Live, at least some of your life, inspired. – Tiffany Aliche The journey and the dream are one in the same. – Tiffany Aliche We are all situationally important. – Tiffany Aliche For many of us, we can relate to Tiffany’s advice and experience – I know I can. Like I said, we’re two peas in a pod. But I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever lost money and thought, “What now?” What did you do? Did that loss set you up for even greater success?   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Tiffany’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Freedom”  Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Service to others.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho https://amzn.to/2RqycXi  Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Tiffany Aliche and the truth about wealth is that it’s about how much you can help other people, and you will never die if you have poured into someone else because through them you will continuously live.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.    Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  https://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW https://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/ YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
April 9, 2020
When it comes to getting clear and committing to your truth, what do you think is involved? And if you’ve spent your whole life pleasing others and doing what you think they’d want you to do instead of what your truth tells you to do, then how do you change? According to Varian Brandon, a transformational business and leadership coach and an expert in helping her clients stand boldly in the truth of who they are, you’ve first got to tell yourself the truth. For Varian, the equation of power is Truth2 + Voice = Power. Truth2 means truth to yourself first, then truth to others. For many of us, we won’t even tell the truth to ourselves, which makes it impossible to tell the truth to others. In today’s episode, Varian and I unpack this idea of Truth2 and get into how she became committed to truth. Join us as we cover everything from Princess Diana to setting personal boundaries. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW. Committed to Truth Takeaways Unprocessed pain always becomes a part of your personality. – Varian Brandon We don’t know people. We think we know people by what they look like, what they do and where they come from, but we don’t know people at all. – Varian Brandon You have a choice not to like me and it doesn’t mean I’m bad. It just means that you’re exercising your choice. – Varian Brandon I’m not a selfish person, but I am a self-first person. – Varian Brandon I’m not attached to money and because I’m not, it has no leverage. – Varian Brandon Truth is about awareness – you don’t automatically have to go to judgment. – Varian Brandon Tell the truth to yourself knowing that then you get to decide what you want to do with that truth – if anything. – Varian Brandon The most powerful thing you can do is look at your own truth and not turn away. – Varian Brandon Truth is about awareness, not judgement. Given that statement, can you appreciate your truth more? Does it change what you tell yourself? Oftentimes, we tell the truth and then go immediately into judging whether it’s good or bad.  What if you suspended that judgement? How would that change your truth? Let us know in the comments below. Find Varian here: https://www.facebook.com/varian.brandon.3    Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Varian’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.  Define Success: “Having enough reserves to not fear the natural occurrences in life.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Discretionary time.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Bible, because God is my partner in this wealth building process. https://amzn.to/2wap5T0 Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Varian Brandon and the truth about wealth is that it doesn’t discriminate. It moves in the direction of value and visibility.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW https://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
April 2, 2020
When it comes to decluttering your home or office, it’s probably a chore you don’t get too excited about. Especially with all the emotions that can come up as you’re going through and purging things. I get it, believe me. But I also get that the people who are most successful, don’t live in clutter – they can’t because they wouldn’t be able to function at their highest level if they did. To help tackle this topic, I’ve invited Allie Casazza – founder of The Life Minimalist and host of The Purpose Show – to discuss what it means to live a minimalist life, and how decluttering your space can not only reduce stress, but can make you more successful in life and business. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.   Begin an Uncluttered Journey Takeaways Living a minimalist life is about having less crap so I can focus on living my life instead of cleaning up after it. – Allie Casazza In my business, I don’t have to know how to do all the things, but I have to know all the things that are being done. – Patrice Washington Less time is not always the way to simplify in your business. – Allie Casazza There is something deeply therapeutic about getting a closet cleaned out. – Allie Casazza How we treat our space teaches other people how to treat us. – Patrice Washington If I take myself back down to the level of status quo, there are people out there who will not be reached because I retreated. – Allie Casazza I learned how to be a rich person. – Allie Casazza   Where are you when it comes to clutter? Are you someone who keeps stacks of anything and everything around or are you like Allie and purposeful in what you keep? Has decluttering made you more successful in life and business? We’d love to know. Find Allie Here: https://alliecasazza.com/start-here/   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Allie’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Feeling the inner balance of I’m not worried about money, I’m not worried about my relationships, I feel connected to God, I feel successful and centered and solid and confident – If I’m in that place, things are going well and that’s success.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Abundance, purpose, peace.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero https://amzn.to/2UzBfyh Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Allie and the truth about wealth is that you can build as much of it as you want – there is no ceiling unless you set it for yourself.”   Find Patrice on Allie Casazza’s “The Purpose Show” Podcast: https://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/138/    LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCWhttps://www.youtube.com/user/SeekWisdomPCW
March 26, 2020
How many times a day do you stop and compare yourself to someone else? So-and-so has a 6-figure business, and I don’t. So-and-so has a sold out program, and I don’t. So-and-so had all of these stunning pictures taken, and I’m still stuck with a headshot from three years ago. Truth is: We’ve all compared ourselves and our journey to others. It’s natural. But if we get too caught up in comparing ourselves, it can only be detrimental to our success. Today’s guest, Darnyelle Jervey Harmon, knows all about this. In fact, a major struggle for her has been around comparison, because she knows from first-hand experience how it can stall success. Fortunately, she’s been able to overcome it, but not without faith and trust in God.  Join us as we talk about faith, God and the importance of each of us realizing how incredible we are. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you.  Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/ Next Level Everything Takeaways I don’t care what other people think of me, I only care what God thinks of me. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon Either faith is going to win or fear will kill you every time. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon The only constant in life is God. I might change my hair, my man, whatever, but God is always God. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon If you were to realize that you’re incredible and if you were to help others realize that they’re incredible, too, then the world would be incredible. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon God created you. He did not have time to create a nobody. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon No one goes to bed a blunder and wakes up a wonder. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon God can’t use me the way he wants to use me if I’m overweight and can’t stand on a stage long enough to do everything he needs me for. – Darnyelle Jervey Harmon Have you let comparison slow your success? Have you allowed disobedience and fear to keep you from your God-given purpose? What can you do today to move through this and step into the person God called you to be? Let us know in the comments below.  And if you’d like to learn more about Darnyelle, check out Breakthrough in Business – an event for growth-minded business owners who are already serving clients and generating revenue; owners who are ready to uncover the holes in their business and build a strategy to accelerate their growth. Find Darnyelle here: https://www.incredibleoneenterprises.com/   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Darnyelle’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is seeing myself the way God sees me.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “God, love, purpose.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Making-Money Machine by Mike Michalowicz Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Darnyelle and the truth about wealth is that God gave me the power to create it in Deuteronomy.”   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 19, 2020
What would happen if you gave yourself the chance to approach your finances from a more simplistic place? This episode is sponsored by the Simplifi by Quicken App at simplifimoney.com, but all thoughts and opinions are of course, my own.  I don’t know about you, but in the past I’ve been one of those people who would overcomplicate things. Fortunately, in 2018, my theme for the year was simplicity. As I practiced that, I gave myself permission to approach life from a more simplistic mindset and it’s now become a part of how I live. So any time I find a new way to make my life easier, especially when it comes to managing my finances, I want to share it with you with the hopes that it will make your life easier, too.  And today, I’m sharing one of the tools I use on a daily basis to streamline my money and finances and keep everything in one place.  Simplifi by Quicken is designed to help you tackle your money goals. Their app features things from monthly watchlists, so you know when you’re getting close to overspending, to savings and debt trackers that are designed to help you figure out how long it will take to save for X or pay off a credit card. It’s Simpler Than You Think Takeaways Compulsive spending is an unhealthy obsession with spending money to the point where it interferes with your daily life. – Patrice Washington When you’re a compulsive spender, you find ways to keep needing to shop, even though you don’t need what you’re buying. – Patrice Washington It’s not so much the item you’re buying; it’s the high you get from going to buy that item or from swiping your credit card. – Patrice Washington If you’re a compulsive spender, use Simplifi to set monthly watchlists. – Patrice Washington The word BUDGET carries a lot of baggage with it, but remember, a budget is literally only numbers on a sheet that are there to guide you. – Patrice Washington Stop thinking about a budget in terms of what you can’t do and start thinking about it as a guide for what you can do. – Patrice Washington When you have savings goals or you want to pay down debt, you have to be willing to sacrifice something for a season. – Patrice Washington Whatever goal you’re working toward, make it specific, set a target date and use something like Simplifi to track your progress. – Patrice Washington  Have you tried Simplifi by Quicken app yet? What are some of your favorite features? What do you think they could they improve or add to the app? I’d love to know. And if you haven’t tried the app yet, what’s stopping you?  Start your free trial at www.simplifimoney.com or download the app at the App Store and Google Play Store and follow along on @simplifimoney in social media!   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 12, 2020
This month I turn 39, and as I walk into this last year of my 30s, I want to recap some of the top lessons I’ve learned over the past year. For me, life isn’t about just checking things off, it’s about making sure I look at how I’ve grown from the things I’ve done. So in this episode, I’m going to reflect and share my biggest takeaways with you in the hopes we can grow together and you can offer your voice, insights and feedback, as well. So please feel free to comment and give the podcast a rate and review — that would be the best birthday gift you could give me. And without further ado, let’s jump in and discuss the five biggest lessons I’ve learned over the last year. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW. Lessons from the Last Year Takeaways  Stop romanticizing relationships and trying to force people to be who you’ve imagined them to be as opposed to they’ve shown you they are. – Patrice Washington Operate in excellence, but don’t stress out about perfection. – Patrice Washington No one needs you to be a perfect ten to get results – allow yourself to make sloppy progress. – Patrice Washington Don’t be ashamed to talk about yourself and share your successes. – Patrice Washington When you don’t share openly about your success and what’s possible, other people won’t see what’s possible for themselves either. – Patrice Washington I will do X, Y and Z with grace and ease. – Patrice Washington If you say something is impossible, it simply means it’s not your priority. – Patrice Washington Purpose evolves and it will shift over time, but when you’re in a season that requires your focus, you need to be able to turn distractions off. – Patrice Washington Now, I’d love to hear from all of you – that’s my birthday wish. What are some life lessons you’ve learned over the last year? What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from Redefining Wealth? What are some of your favorite episodes? Any advice or words of wisdom as I go into the last year of my 30s? LINKS: Episodes mentioned: Growing Over Winning Stop Romanticizing Relationships Impossible Means It’s Not Your Priority Jordan Raynor: Master of One Obedience Over Everything To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 5, 2020
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You grind and hustle, exhausting yourself every week. And then you end up further away from the thing God has called you to do. For many people, this is their reality, and it’s one that I’ve lived for too long That’s why, for me, this year is all about obedience. Thus far, I’ve realized that when I’m disobedient to God’s word, everything goes out of whack. In other words, everything becomes a struggle, and I end up exhausted and burnt out. In today’s episode, Dr. Shanté Holley, host of the Believe Bigger podcast, zeros in on the idea of disobedience and explains how God is the king of brand affiliation. We also talk about how being obedient doesn’t mean being perfect and how it’s more about committing your heart to follow what God has said to do. Join us as we go deeper into this discussion, while we look at some examples of disobedience and learn how to shift into obedience.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Command the Stage, a 2-day intimate training created for the next generation of transformational speakers who desire to confidently communicate the message they’ve been called to share with the masses. How would you like to captivate your audience, attract your tribe, build authority and use speaking from the stage to grow your platform exponentially by becoming more magnetic, more memorable and more powerful? Get more details at patricewashington.com/stage.    The Cost of Disobedience Takeaways Obedience is not about perfection, it’s about being committed in your heart to doing what God has said to do. – Dr. Shanté Holley We go clamoring to God when we’re in trouble, so when we’ve had a progression of successes it can be easy to drift away from His word. – Dr. Shanté Holley God is the king of brand affiliation. He can’t be affiliated with you when you’re out there doing x, y and z while He’s told you to do a, b and c. – Dr. Shanté Holley I’m not willing to sacrifice God’s best to be buddy-buddy with people anymore. – Patrice Washington When you’re in alignment with what God has for you, you don’t have to hustle and grind, you attract and manifest instead. – Dr. Shanté Holley God is not a bully. He’s content to let you go your own way. – Dr. Shanté Holley One of the greatest expressions of self-love is to love God. – Dr. Shanté Holley When you’re in alignment with what God has for you, you don’t have to hustle and grind. With that said, I challenge you to be honest with yourself and determine if you’re operating from a place of obedience or disobedience. Share what comes up for you in the comments below.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Shanté’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Being able to answer the call that God has put out to me with an enthusiastic yes.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Peace. Joy. Obedience.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown  Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dr. Shanté Holley and the truth about wealth is that it has absolutely nothing to do with money. True wealth is about being content and at peace with who you are and with the choices you’ve made.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 27, 2020
How many times has God asked or encouraged you to do something and you responded with, “I will, but once I finish this,” or “Are you sure, God? I don’t think I have the ability to do that?” For me, I spent years making up excuses about why I wasn’t ready or why I was too busy to do the things God was calling me to do. So, when a business relationship of mine went sideways last year, and God had already called me to end it months before, I thought, “That’s it, I’m claiming obedience as my theme for 2020.”   And all of this got me thinking about what my life would look like if I just obeyed God the first time – on everything He’s called me to do. What would your life look like if you practiced obedience over convenience, perfection, logic or procrastination? Today’s episode is brought to you by Command the Stage, a 2-day intimate training created for the next generation of transformational speakers who desire to confidently communicate the message they’ve been called to share with the masses. How would you like to captivate your audience, attract your tribe, build authority and use speaking from the stage to grow your platform exponentially by becoming more magnetic, more memorable and more powerful? Get more details at patricewashington.com/stage. Obedience Over Everything Takeaways Obedience means having perfect confidence in God. – Patrice Washington God does not speak to be heard, He speaks to be obeyed. – Priscilla Shirer How often do you choose perfection, avoidance, excuses, expectations, logic or convenience over obedience? – Patrice Washington What if you were obedient the first time you heard God? What would your life look like? – Patrice Washington “All these blessings will come upon you, and overtake you, if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God.” – Deuteronomy 28.2 We overthink and overcomplicate things because we weren’t being obedient to begin with. – Patrice Washington Now, I’d love to know – what would your life look like if you practiced obedience over convenience, perfection, logic or procrastination? Let me know in the comments. And if you’re up for the challenge, let’s do an obedience challenge. Instead of waiting or making excuses or rationalizing, how can you move forward today with the vision God has given you? And how will you practice obedience to that vision every day? LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 21, 2020
Introverts pursue purpose boldly too. That’s what Arika Davenport has been showing us lately in my business accelerator, Purpose to Platform!  Not only did Arika not have her idea quite refined yet, she was also pretty shy. So  much so that she didn’t turn her camera on for our weekly video calls for the first few months of being in the community. Since joining Purpose 2 Platform, Arika has not only turned that camera on, but she hosted her own event where she spoke from the stage and actually had women sign up to work with her in her BETA program. She even launched the powerful 30 Day Pray for Purpose Challenge where she’s been guiding other women through discovering their purpose so they can live their best lives. Listen in as Arika ends our week long celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week by sharing a few of the limiting beliefs she had to push through to create the amazing resuls she  This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer so you can increase impact, influence and income with integrity! Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/talk    LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 20, 2020
It’s not uncommon for women to be uncertain of what platform they want to build when they come into my Business Accelerator, Purpose to Platform, but that wasn’t Suzette Vearnon’s story at all. Quickly approaching her 60th birthday, she had a vision of seeing her self on a bigger stage and knew she was called to deliver her soul’s message to the masses, but didn’t know who she could trust with such a large vision.  Enter Purpose 2 Platform. On Suzette’s first weekly Q&A call in the group, she learned first-hand the power of community and what genuine support could like when you aligned yourself with purpose driven women. Tune in as Suzette recounts her experience with Purpose to Platform and how she finally walked into the spotlight of her life. It’s a tear jerker, so get ready! This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/    LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 18, 2020
Faith Joyner had experienced coach hurt like many emerging entrepreneurs out there who were hoping to learn the how-to strategies of a successful biz owner. Instead she found that some of the people she admired didn’t have real businesses and were using faith as the veil to cover up greed in their coaching practices. When Faith joined Purpose to Platform, she knew she had found a purpose-first community. Since then, Faith has experienced incredible results. She’s re-branded her own podcast – For Love Only – and built a deeper connection with a now thriving audience of women she knows 100% she was called to serve. She’s refined the method for how she serves women dealing with the trauma of relationship betrayal and has even raised her prices so that she can actually pay a team to support her holistic retreats and still have money left over to finally pay herself!  Join us as Faith shares her experience with Purpose to Platform and her biggest takeaways and most radical outcomes since enrolling. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer so you can increase impact, influence and income with integrity! Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/talk LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 18, 2020
Linda Murray Bullard experienced not one layoff, but two layoffs in the last year. The first time around her six-figure salary was snatched from under her and she had no additional income streams to rely on. But the second time which was just several months ago in 2019, she was a member of my business accelerator, Purpose to Platform, and this time she knew she would be all right.  Linda started her business, LSMB Solutions six year ago. She was well known in her hometown of Chattanooga, TN and was busy doing all the things she thought were necessary to be successful in business, but she didn’t have a blueprint. Since joining Purpose 2 Platform, Linda has repurposed her content in a way that serves her clients more powerfully, revamped her pricing to go from charging by the hour to charging for results and she’s refreshed what it means to be “The Business Plug.” Join us as Linda shares her experience with Purpose to Platform and her greatest takeaways and incredible experiences since enrolling. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer so you can increase impact, influence and income with integrity! Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/talk  LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 17, 2020
When Brittany joined my Business Accelerator, Purpose to Platform, she came into it with the idea that she was going to build a business. There’s nothing wrong with that idea, but as Brittany says, “Purpose to Platform is a program that takes you from having a one-track business mind into developing a full platform. It transformed how I thought about building a business.” Since then, Brittany has achieved so much. She’s launched her own podcast – The Brittany Sherell Podcast – that’s about helping women learn to be okay with prioritizing themselves. She’s been featured as a thought leader in ten different publications, has been featured on podcasts, has taught webinars for international organizations, has completed a coaching certification to become a happiness coach and has published her first book, The Fulfillment Factor. Join us as Brittany shares her experience with Purpose to Platform and her biggest takeaways and results since enrolling. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer.  Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you.  Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/    The Fulfillment Factor Takeaways We’re conditioned to chase success and then oftentimes we find out that satisfaction does not live there. – Brittany Sherell One of the most powerful things I’ve gained is understanding that there’s power in having a network. – Brittany Sherell Sometimes other people’s freedom is attached to your fruit. – Brittany Sherell You have to be willing to move beyond fear and move into the unknown and embrace it because it’s bigger than you. – Brittany Sherell I’m committed to being my best self so that I’m always pouring from a place of abundance into other people’s lives. – Brittany Sherell Execute and then evolve. – Brittany Sherell Are you on the fence about Purpose to Platform? As Brittany says, “You don’t know how much time you have left on Earth, so you need to make the most of it. Do not second guess this. Too many times, we consider things or look things over and come up with an excuse to talk ourselves out of something. You execute and then you evolve. You don’t sit there and come up with a million reasons why you should be doing something else.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 13, 2020
Have you ever noticed how many people use Valentine’s Day and the gifts they receive as an indicator for how much their spouse or significant other loves them? They’ll post pictures of all their gifts on Facebook and Instagram and say things like, “Look at how much so-and-so loves me!” But is this love? I ask because I’m not so sure it is.  See, for many of those women, sure they’ll get the candy and flowers, but when it comes time for them to invest in themselves, their spouse or significant other will usually say, “We can’t afford it,” or worse “I don’t want you to.” And to me, that’s not love. Love is about support, and on today’s episode, I’ve invited the husbands of three Purpose 2 Platform students to share how and why they support their wives, and how this support has made their marriages stronger. Join us as we shift from conventional Valentine’s Day speak and zero-in on how love looks like when you’re supportive, not demonstrative. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/  When Love Looks Like Support Takeaways We typically think coaching is for sports, but really anyone who wants to achieve something should seek some type of coaching. – John Norris When you’ve a shared goal as a couple, you need to let each other explore different avenues of accomplishing that goal. – Dr. Jameson Mercier For a lot of people, business ideas come out of desperation and desperation cannot sustain a business. – Dr. Jameson Mercier When I was starting out, there were many times when I had to borrow Gerald’s faith, and for me, I’d much rather have that than flowers. – Patrice Washington You don’t mitigate the risks by NOT following your dreams – it’s still risky whether you do or don’t do it. – Dr. Jameson Mercier We’re on the same team. So if your spouse makes money, you make money, too. – Jamal Joyner What does love look like to you? Is it roses and candy or is it the support of your spouse or significant other? I’ve met a lot of women who want to take their lives and careers to the next level, but don’t have the support they need from their spouse to get there.  If that’s where you are, follow Dr. Jameson Mercier’s advice. Be honest and speak to your spouse about what you need. And, of course, Happy Valentine’s Day. LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 6, 2020
Have you ever heard the phrase, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” or “The quickest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already where you want to be?” These phrases are fairly common in the business world, especially when you get into networking and learning how to build a network. Today, Dr. George Fraser, author, entrepreneur and speaker talks about how to improve your network (and why you should), the importance of building wealth and leaving a legacy and the need for an economic shift in African culture. Dr. Fraser has written several critically-acclaimed books: Success Runs in Our Race: The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community, Race for Success: The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America and Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships.  He is also the founder of the annual PowerNetworking Conference, and founder and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a global leadership network of 91,000 Black professionals, business owners and community leaders. Join us as we cover everything from business basics to global economics, and be prepared because Dr. Fraser holds nothing back. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW. Dr. George Fraser Takeaways If you want to change your life, change your relationships. – Dr. Fraser Don’t spend major time with minor people. People who are going nowhere want you to go nowhere with them. – Dr. Fraser If you are not where you want to be in life, it’s because you don’t have the right people in your life. – Dr. Fraser It doesn’t matter how smart you are; whatever you’re going to get done in life, you’re going to get done with and through other people. – Dr. Fraser I’d rather carry a plastic bag with $5,000 in it than carry a $5,000 Louis Vuitton bag with a $100 in it. – Dr. Fraser If you’re driving a Land Rover, but you still have a landlord, you’re ignorant. – Dr. Fraser “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s child.” – Proverbs 13:22 Who are the five people you spend the most time with? Are they helping you grow and develop as a person, thinker, provider and business owner, or is it time to find a new tribe? Join thousands of the world’s best and brightest black leaders and learn how to build a network and legacy you’re proud of and use the code DAMNGOODDEAL at https://www.powernetworkingconference.com/ .   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Dr. Fraser’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.  Define Success: “The successful achievement of a worthwhile goal.”  Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Values, cash, ideas.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dr. George Fraser and the truth about wealth is that it’s easier to attain than expected.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 30, 2020
Have you ever wondered, “How do I find my purpose? How do I narrow down the things I’m good at and find the one thing that’s my true gift?” At Redefining Wealth, we’re all about chasing purpose, not money. In fact it’s our tagline. But struggling to find your purpose is indeed a major problem for most people, and when you don’t know what your purpose is, you end up going in a bunch of different directions and never fully committing to any of them. In today’s episode, I invited Jordan Raynor, author of Master of One, to share his story and what he’s learned about the process of narrowing down multiple passions to focus on true mastery and how excellence comes from that initial step of finding and cultivating your purpose.  As we dive in, Jordan talks about how he was always the “Jack of all trades, and master of none,” and how he had to shift his thinking so he didn’t end up living in mediocrity – in the “master of none” space. Join us as we discuss how to find your purpose, how to pivot your purpose as needed and how to embrace excellence and mastery in the thing that you’ve chosen.  This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.   Master of One Takeaways Embrace being a “Jack or Jill of all trades,” BUT become a master of one. – Jordan Raynor To become truly masterful, you need to develop a lifelong discipline of continually raising the bar and getting better at your craft. – Jordan Raynor Passion is a side effect of mastery. – Jordan Raynor Plan on putting in 10,000 hours of purposeful practice to get world-class at anything. – Jordan Raynor You can do a million things one time and be upset by the results, or you can choose to do fewer things a million times and master them. – Patrice Washington Most people make a millimeter of progress in a million different directions – that’s not mastery. – Jordan Raynor Purpose evolves and requires you to take everything you’ve learned and use it to serve and support you in the next season. – Patrice Washington You cannot do your most excellent work if you’re scattered and unfocused. – Jordan Raynor Are you a “Jack or Jill of all trades and master of none?” Are you struggling to find work you can do exceptionally well? Are you getting caught up in the discipline and practice of mastery? Wherever you are, Master of One can help. Grab your copy of Master of One HERE.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Jordan’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Being excellent at all of the things that I’m committed to.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Abundance.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Jordan Raynor and the truth about wealth is that I did not generate it. Wealth and honor come from God alone and I’m just a steward of it.”   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 23, 2020
Have you ever thought, “If I were a different version of myself – thinner, richer, more successful – then I would have a fairer shot at life”? Truth is: Many of us do. Sadly, it’s not a story that’s unfamiliar to us. Princeton Parker points out in today’s episode, the story of the Prodigal Son. The son who does not just leave his home, but he leaves a version of himself in pursuit of a different version of himself only to discover that there was nothing wrong with who he was before he left home.  He has to lose everything he thought he wanted in order to realize he needed none of it. Join us as we unpack the story of the Prodigal Son, bringing emotional health and psychology into the mix, while looking at those things through the lens of the prodigal son’s father. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.   Can’t Protect from Process Takeaways Growing up and maturing isn’t about becoming someone different; it’s about realizing there was nothing wrong with you in the first place. – Princeton Parker Reclaim the identity you gave up in search of what you felt like you needed to be. – Princeton Parker We think we know what inheritance means because we’re able to see reward without responsibility and promise without purpose. – Princeton Parker If I loved myself, I would know that I was enough. – Princeton Parker I can’t “okay” you leaving until I “okay” the life that I have without you. – Princeton Parker The hardest thing to break up with are our own expectations. – Princeton Parker The same faith that gives you the strength to hold on should be the same faith that gives you the strength to let go. – Princeton Parker When we release someone from our lives– a child, a partner, an employee – we have to trust in that decision and in that process. Like the prodigal son’s father letting him go, the father had to trust and accept his son would experience more than he could give him through words alone.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Princeton’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is authenticity plus service.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Purpose, relationships, love.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent’s Love Rules Your Life by Patricia Love Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Princeton and the truth about wealth is that it starts on the inside and it overflows to the outside.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 16, 2020
Where do you rank on the organized-disorganized spectrum? Many of us rank somewhere in the middle – not completely disorganized, but not 100% organized either. That’s why so many people set New Year’s resolutions to declutter their home. But at Redefining Wealth, we’re not about resolutions, we’re about results, and that’s why I’ve invited Tanisha Lyons Porter to join us today. Tanisha is a professional organizer and has been organizing spaces since she was a child. In addition to working one-on-one with clients, Tanisha teaches several organizing workshops across Southern California, and her signature event – Sort n Sip with Tanisha Porter – is a hands-on organizing workshop that erases the dread of decluttering with food, fun and socializing. So, if you’re trying to declutter this new year but you’re overwhelmed, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. Inside, we’re covering everything from practical steps for decluttering and making it a consistent habit to what the difference is between organizing a space versus cleaning a space. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded people from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.   Natural Born Organizer Takeaways Clutter is the physical manifestation of chaos in your mind. – Patrice Washington Organization is not about perfection, it’s about finding systems and methods that line up with how you and your family operate. – Tanisha Lyons Porter Being organized is about being able to find what you need, when you need it – it’s not about being Pinterest perfect. – Tanisha Lyons Porter The average American spends 76 hours a year looking for things they already own but can never find. – Patrice Washington When it comes to getting rid of clutter, create a consistent routine rather than an organizing event or marathon. – Tanisha Lyons Porter Keeping clothes in your closet that don’t fit is like keeping mean girlfriends around because you don’t like to be alone. – Tanisha Lyons Porter Do you have any decluttering tips of your own? Share them with us!     Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Tanisha’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Freedom of choice, freedom of movement, freedom in our minds.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Freedom in choice.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Tanisha Lyons Porter and the truth about wealth is that it is attainable for all.”   LINKS:  Tanisha’s Course on Decluttering: patricewashington.com/simplify To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 9, 2020
Are you the type of person who goes to bed thinking, “I didn’t do enough today,” “I didn’t accomplish all the things I had on my to-do list and I feel awful about it”? Too often, this is how we end our day, and it’s how we wake up the next day. But here’s the thing, feeling bad about yourself for not being as productive as you wanted to be doesn’t serve you. And it certainly isn’t going to boost your productivity because who’s going to be more productive when they feel like they’ve been bad?  In today’s episode, I sit down with Tonya Dalton, author of The Joy of Missing Out and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co., a company centered around productivity tools and training, to dive further into this topic of to-do lists and priorities and how most of the things we check off our lists just leave us feeling incomplete and unhappy. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.   The Joy of Missing Out Takeaways So often we think life is meant to be endured, when truly it’s meant to be enjoyed. – Tonya Dalton We’re so busy chasing busy that we don’t give ourselves a chance to inhale so that we can exhale. – Tonya Dalton Give yourself permission to take back your power and choose what actually matters to you. – Patrice Washington We’re so busy people pleasing that we put ourselves at the very bottom of our own people-pleasing list. – Tonya Dalton We can’t shine our light on other people if our batteries always need recharging. – Tonya Dalton Self-care is not about spa days and pedicures; it’s about filling up your soul, not your calendar. – Tonya Dalton Quiet your soul – only then will you be able to see where God is pulling you. – Tonya Dalton When it comes to living that go-go-go lifestyle, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of it and think that productivity should outweigh our happiness. But that’s just not true – your happiness is more important than checking off a bunch of meaningless tasks. So I invite you to think about how you’re living each day. Are you checking off tasks that are truly important to you or are you checking off tasks and creating lists that are meaningless to your purpose?   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Tonya’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Living a life that’s true to my message.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Time with family.”  One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Tonya Dalton and the truth about wealth really is about how you spend your time more than anything else.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 2, 2020
Why is a morning routine important? How do you start one and what do you include? Is it just a morning meditation or can your routine include meditation, breakfast, going to the gym, journaling, etc.? In today’s episode, we’re kicking off 2020 with our Results NOT Resolutions series and I’ve invited Koya Webb, founder of Get Loved Up, an international lifestyle community and Yoga School, and author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, to share how she uses rituals to manifest results in her life. Koya is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker and vegan activist whose core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness and eco-friendly living to combat some of the world’s biggest challenges including mental health, social injustices and global warming. Part of Koya’s message is if you’re serious about getting results and manifesting what it is you say you want, then you have to commit. You have to consistently –day-in, day-out – show up and do the work. Now, let’s dive in as Koya and I discuss this and more!  This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, my hands on business accelerator that gives spirit-led women the strategy to create more impact, influence and income with integrity. Schedule a call to see if I’m the coach for you! Rituals Create Your Results Takeaways Gratitude is the number one key to keeping us in alignment with love. – Koya Webb Expressing gratitude takes you out of victim mentality and puts you into that creator mentality. – Koya Webb Whenever you find yourself in any type of emotion that’s not love, happiness, joy or abundance, that’s fear. – Koya Webb Fear is feedback. When fear comes up, it’s telling you there’s a place within you that needs more love and attention. – Koya Webb I want you to see the person who offended you on a stage, for example, and imagine a bunch of good things happening to them. – Koya Webb When I know better, I have to do better and if I don’t, then I’m part of the problem. – Koya Webb Do you have a morning routine? Do you practice gratitude? One of the big hesitations people have around setting a routine is that they won’t commit to it every day. Discipline is not a punishment and it’s not perfection. If you’re just starting out, try to do one thing to process your emotions – practice gratitude, journaling, going for a walk, meditating, and so on. Do one thing that brings you joy and then build on it.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Koya’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is living in the vibration of love in everything that I do.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Abundance in love.”  One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Abundance Now by Lisa Nichols Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Koya and the truth about wealth is it’s available at all times and in all places.”   LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 26, 2019
If you’re feeling like you’ve missed the mark this year or you didn’t accomplish everything you wanted to, then this episode is for you. This week we’re shifting how we reflect on wins and accomplishments, and celebrating the process and steps to those wins just as much as the wins themselves. Many of us look to Instagram or to our Facebook memories to try to piece together the wins and milestones of the year, but we often forget the small steps and work that was needed to achieve those things. I use journaling, not only as a powerful manifestation tool, but also as a reminder of the process to whatever goal I’ve set for myself. Journaling, for me, is not about keeping a diary, it’s about understanding how to unlock more of the things I say I want and heal the things that come up in the process. This episode is brought to you by Rachel Luna and the Faith Activated Journaling Experience, which is a year-long experience that teaches you how to stop wasting your time and so you can manifest MASSIVE results through journaling. You’ll discover how to unlock your blessings, author the life of your dreams and create rapid results in just 5 minutes a day. If you want to up level your game and GROW in the 6 pillars of Wealth, check out Faith Activated by going to PatriceWashington.com/FaithActivated. Growing Over Winning Takeaways  Journaling gives me an accurate depiction of my growth or lack thereof. – Patrice Washington You don’t have to be completely out of debt to acknowledge the win of shifting your money mindset. – Patrice Washington You don’t have to drop 100 pounds to acknowledge that you’ve been plant-based for the last five days and feel great. – Patrice Washington I was settling for what had been good – that comfort zone – instead of going after what God was showing me. – Patrice Washington The growth is in the mindset. It’s not something I can check off my list. It’s who I’ve become in the process. – Patrice Washington Give yourself grace and acknowledge your growth. – Patrice Washington As you move into 2020, I encourage you to celebrate your wins – big and small – and reflect on your growth. You’re moving forward, so celebrate it.  If you’re stuck thinking, “It’s never good enough,” you’re going to stay stuck another year, and that’s not what I want for you. So bask in the glory of your wins and share them with us! LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 19, 2019
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone – personal or professional – where the connection doesn’t feel fully aligned, and it makes you a little uneasy, but you ignore it? In most cases, we figure it’s just us, right? Or, that we’re merely reading too much into a given situation or exchange. Well, this week I’m here to tell you: Don’t ignore those gut feelings you have and stop romanticizing relationships – current and expired ones. For me, this topic hits close to home because I recently tried to justify accepting behavior that was not in alignment with my core values. It was one of those, “Well, I know that’s how so-and-so treats other people, but with me, it’s different.”  Reality is, IT’S NOT! It’s easy to romanticize and believe that it is, but the thing is, their treatment of others is a direct reflection of who they are and you are not exempt from experiencing this. Join me as I share more on this topic and provide actionable steps you can take to untie and end relationships that are out of integrity with your values. Podcasts are one of the fasting growing mediums for reaching an ideal audience – an audience that’s really listening. So when it comes to ads, you can rest assured they’re not tuning out the noise like they do when radio commercials come on.  If you’re a solopreneur and/or small business owner who needs help amplifying your message and reaching the masses, we’re accepting podcast ad applications! Find out more at patricewashington.com/podcastads Romanticizing Relationships Takeaways  “When people show you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou Every time I have veered off the path from my core values, I have suffered. – Patrice Washington Know that how you show up behind closed doors – when no one else can see or hear you – that’s the true you. – Patrice Washington Move forward with a quiet confidence because insecurity is so loud. – Patrice Washington People matter and the minute you stop acting like they do, you threaten your own chance of having the wealth and life you desire. – Patrice Washington Treat people well, operate in integrity, preserve your relationships and when a season is up, untie. – Patrice Washington Do you have any relationships you need to untie and walk away from before the end of the decade? If you do, now is the time to untie them and move on. LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 12, 2019
How much do you REALLY know about investing in the stock market? Honestly, do your eyes glaze over as you hear words like valuation, dividend, index fund and margin? Listen, I know the stock market can be overwhelming, even for those who know the basics, so that’s why I’ve invited Tela Holcomb, creator of Trade Your 9-to-5™, to put stocks and investments into plain English. After Tela’s corporate career ended abruptly in 2012, it forced her to use the stock market knowledge she had to make a living – and boy did she. By 2013, just eight months after being fired from her good-paying job, she’d doubled her retirement account and found the key to financial freedom in the stock market. In today’s episode, Tela shares her top investing tips. We discuss the difference between investing and trading, what an average day looks like for her and how she’s using her stock market knowledge to help others achieve financial freedom and leave their 9-to-5. Remember, you or someone you know can showcase their product or service on the podcast! Podcasts are one of the fasting growing mediums for reaching your ideal audience. An audience that’s really listening – not tuning out the noise like they do when radio commercials come on. If you’re a solopreneur and/or small business owner who needs help amplifying your message and reaching the masses, we're accepting podcast applications! Find out more at patricewashington.com/podcastads.   Trade Your 9-to-5™ Takeaways Financial “gurus” use complicated language to convince people they can’t figure out the stock market on their own. – Tela Holcomb Hiring someone to help manage your investments is okay, but relying on them to do all your homework is not. – Tela Holcomb Trading is like dating – you can mix it up as often as you want, but if you want the reliability of marriage, then investing is what you’re after. – Tela Holcomb I need a stock to show me it’s worth my time and money before I bring it home with me. – Tela Holcomb I practiced investing for eight months BEFORE I put real money into the market. – Tela Holcomb Don’t believe the hype … you do NOT need a lot of money to start investing in the stock market. – Tela Holcomb Investing is something that can feed you for a lifetime, so it’s worth putting in the time and effort to get it right. – Tela Holcomb Inspired by Tela’s story? Already wondering how you can master trading and investing so you can ditch your 9-to-5? Join The Exchange and get this FREE training on trading the stock market: https://courses.telaholcomb.com/p/stocks-profit Now, Tela and I would love to hear from you. Did Tela’s plain English approach to the stock market help you understand it better? Do you still have questions? Let us know.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Tela’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “When you’ve reached the point of fulfillment and when you’ve left your mark on this world to the point where when you die it keeps going.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Financial freedom.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Tela Holcomb and the truth about wealth is that it’s not about the money.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 5, 2019
Are you ready to ditch debt, save money and build real wealth? If so, you’re in for a treat this week because that’s exactly what our guest, Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance, teaches. Not only does Bola have her own podcast on personal finance, she’s also the author of the book Clever Girl Finance, a book designed to teach you how to save, budget, invest and manage your finances so you can build real wealth. Bola gives some great advice and helpful money tips as we talk about her own money story. In this talk, we cover the good, the bad and the money practices Bola uses when she needs to shift a bad money habit – because as she says, “We all have at least one bad money habit.” Join us as we spill all the tea on this, plus more controversial topics such as the concept of privilege and opportunity, and how your time and health are your most important assets – yes, even more important than money. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/ Clever Girl Takeaways You don’t ever want to be a liability to anyone, including yourself. – Bola’s mother, Emily Everyone has at least one bad money habit. – Bola Sokunbi Make it an inconvenience to continue your bad money habits. – Bola Sokunbi Privilege is given, but not always valued. – Bola Sokunbi Anyone that you’re spending time with has the opportunity to speak life or death into you. – Patrice Washington Your time and your health are your most valuable assets – forget the money – money is a by-product of hard work. – Bola Sokunbi Feeling inspired by Bola’s story? Want to save $100,000 like she did? Want to become your own financial success story? Grab a copy of Bola’s book, Clever Girl Finance, now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1119580838/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_qda6DbF6AWWC8. What’s the first thing you plan to do when it comes to your financial wellbeing? Or what bad money habits are you going to work to change? Let us know in the comments below.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Bola’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Peace of mind” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Being happy” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach  Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Bola Sokunbi and the truth about wealth is that without effort, you can’t succeed.”   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 28, 2019
Are you living your best life? Sadly, most people aren’t because they’re in a constant cycle of overconsumption and indebtedness, and mindlessly spending on things that don’t add value to their life or purpose. Today’s guest was once in that exact spot.  Jason Vitug, author of You Only Live Once, remembers how the path to success was drilled into him growing up. It’s the same path we’re all told to follow – graduate high school, go to college, get a job, get a car, get a promotion, buy a house – pretty standard, and oftentimes simply achieving these things doesn’t make us happy. For Jason, he started on this path and then began to question it, asking, “When do I actually become happy?”  It’s this realization coupled with the concept of YOLO in reverse that became the topic for his book. In You Only Live Once, Jason applies YOLO to personal finance and discovers it’s not about instant gratification, but rather about long-term satisfaction. Listen in and learn how you can shift your money mindset and experience YOLO today and for years to come. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull the trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://patricewashington.com/purpose2platform/ You Only Live Once Takeaways I was income stable, but still financially inept. – Jason Vitug You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West NO should stand for New Opportunity because the moment you say NO to something, you open yourself up to something greater. – Jason Vitug Money isn’t everything, but money permeates every aspect of our life. – Jason Vitug If we don’t tell our money where to go, then we’ll always wonder where it went. – Jason Vitug Money is a tool. But as with any tool, if we lack the skill to use it, it won’t benefit us much. If you purchase a TV for $600 and you make $10/hour, that TV now represents 60 hours of your life. Think about that. – Jason Vitug When it comes to living your best life, where are you? Are you mindlessly spending money on things that don’t add value to your life or purpose? What can you do going forward to course-correct? Drop a comment below and let us know. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Jason’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is the ability to fall down and get right back up and keep moving forward. Failure is just a pit stop to success – it’s not permanent unless we decide it’s permanent.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “To live well.”  One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: A Guide to a Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Jason Vitug and the truth about wealth is wellbeing. Wealth is truly about living our best life and that includes the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 21, 2019
What does your parents’ health have to do with Redefining Wealth? Well, more than you might think. You see, if you’re like many of us in the “sandwich generation” – the place where you’re raising children while also caring for your parents – then you know your parents’ health can affect your lifestyle and financial independence just as much as it does theirs. Now, this has been something I’ve experienced myself, and it’s something Connie Hill Johnson, owner of a Visiting Angles franchise in Cleveland, Ohio, witnesses on a day-to-day basis. As you might imagine, she gets a front-row seat to the challenges senior citizens face and the struggles their caretakers and families battle with when things like long-term care, power of attorney and last rites aren’t discussed or prepared for in advance.  Tune in as Connie shares critical steps in preparing for your parents’ future care. We cover everything from how to start the role reversal conversation to getting your siblings on the same page. We also talk about preparing your finances so caring for your parents doesn’t end up being a burden. Connie also shares several eye-opening ways to have the conversation (even when your parents don’t want to talk). This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer.  Through this program, you’ll receive accountability and support in a dynamic community designed so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you.  Book a Breakthrough Call today at https://Purpose2Platform.com!   Role Reversal Takeaways Don’t just ask who’s going to make the potato salad this holiday. Talk about the who and how of caring for your aging parents. Sit down with your parents and siblings and have the conversation when all is well BEFORE a crisis hits. – Connie Hill Johnson We’re all going to grow old whether we like or not so we may as well talk about it. – Connie Hill Johnson If your parents don’t want to have the conversation, don’t take it personally. They simply may be uncomfortable talking about their mortality. – Connie Hill Johnson In our society, growing old isn’t sexy, but it’s life. – Connie Hill Johnson Make no assumptions. Ask questions. – Connie Hill Johnson Family dynamics matter when it comes to this whole role reversal journey. – Connie Hill Johnson Do your parents have vital documents about their healthcare already prepared? Ask the right questions and offer to help them through the process if they don’t know where to start. Listen, having this discussion is hard, but it gets much easier when you have Connie’s Role Reversal Guide as a resource. Get it here: http://www.conniehilljohnson.com/role-reversal/. Now, Connie and I would love to know your biggest takeaways from this episode. Have you already started talking to your parents about their wishes and future needs? Let us know.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Connie’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.  Define Success: “Peace”  Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Joy, contentment, abundance” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Bible Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Connie and the truth about wealth is finding my place in life and giving back to benefit others. Service to others is my truth about wealth.”   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 14, 2019
What are you feeding your spirit? Seriously, what are we putting into our bodies that’s positioning us to actually get what we say we want? The Holy Spirit placed so many lessons on my heart as I was locked away in a hotel room, snacking and working on my next book. It was like a blaring alarm went off, and at that moment, I realized I wasn’t just snacking physically. I was snacking spiritually, too.  You see, I’d do some drive-by faith by getting in a devotional here or there. Vibe to some gospel music at the gym or drop a “preach, sis, preach” on a faith-based meme on social media, all the while convincing myself it was enough. But the truth is, I was snacking. And if snacking alone is not enough to nourish our bodies, how is it ever enough to feed our spirits? It’s not. I want you to know spiritual malnutrition is a serious condition that will leave you ready to pop off over insignificant things and incapable of living in the fullness of what you’re asking for, among other things. That’s why we must choose to make time to nourish our spirits on a daily basis. Now, have you ever thought to yourself, “I just need more hours in the day?” I know I have, so when I meet women with full lives and full plates who seem to do SO MUCH with joy, peace, style, grace and ease, I'm always quick to ask them the secret. When I met, Tina Black, a Paul Mitchell school owner, salon owner, author, podcaster, wife and mother how she does it all, she reminded me, “It's not about time management, it's about priority management.” Tina doesn't believe in letting life just happen, she believes in planning. She created BE A PLANNER to help us all get ready for our best decade ever! Be a Planner teaches you how to plan your quarter, month, week and day down to a tee. It helps you think through what you should be doing versus what you should be delegating. Success Leaves Clues, Purpose Chasers, and for just $30 for a year-long planner, I'm willing to see how much of what has helped Tina create her amazing success can be applied to my life for sure. To pick up your copy of “Be A Planner,” head to TinaBlack.net/SHOP. And let’s plan our way into a purposeful 2020 and beyond. Nourishing your spirit surely deserves a bullet on your daily to-do list just as much as the other things in your life, so plan it into your day.  Spiritual Takeaways You can’t outwork a bad spiritual diet. There’s no need in wishing, hoping and praying for things you’re not spiritually strong enough to accept, embrace, hold, maintain and sustain.  Faith is about believing in something greater, so if you say you believe in something, then you must make time to practice it. Don’t get so far it this wealth-building, business-building, brand-building and people-pleasing that now you think you can snack your way to spiritual victory. Spirituality is not a one-size-fits-forever thing. What you feed your spirit today may not be enough to nourish the vision that God has for you tomorrow.  Let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode in the comments section. What changes are you willing to make to your spiritual diet? LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 7, 2019
This week, Redefining Wealth is LIVE from Atlanta with special guest Brandi Harvey. Brandi has been a guest on Redefining Wealth before. In fact, a few episodes back, we re-released her interview on how she’s made fitness a lifestyle through her brand – Beyond Her. Make sure to check out that episode if you haven’t already. Today, we’re going deeper into Brandi’s story and talking about her new book Breakthrough Sold Separately. We’ll also discuss how her own transformation has led her to help women of color reconnect to their internal power to heal and transform their mind, body and spirit. This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. You'll have accountability and support in a dynamic community so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what's no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at Purpose 2 Platform.com. Pick up some gems of wisdom that will help transform your life, business or both? Please share your feedback in the comments. About Brandi Harvey Brandi believes our personal freedom lies beyond the edges of our limits so we should eat well, give a damn and move our bodies daily. Committed to teaching women how to care for and preserve their mind, body and spirit, she understands that women are pushed to the limit in their careers, family and everyday lives. Therefore, the need for women to restore themselves by creating daily rituals and spiritual practices is vital. As a former high school educator and executive director to the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Brandi spent the majority of her career serving children and families within the United States and around the globe. Answering her life calling as a wellness teacher, Brandi launched Beyond Her – a holistic lifestyle brand helping women of color reconnect to their internal power to heal and transform their mind, body and spirit. The Process of Healing In order to write Breakthrough Sold Separately, Brandi had to go through the process of healing herself first. She had to uncover the things she’d suppressed for years, and then get over the shame she had around being the daughter of a mega-star and still having things to deal with and heal from. Tune into the podcast to hear about Brandi’s realization and how she was able to heal.  The Backstory on Breakthrough Sold Separately Brandi opens the book by talking about her father, Steve Harvey, releasing her from her position as Executive Director of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. And I asked her if before that happened she’d been in what I’d call a boat of mediocrity.  She said this:“I was. I knew that I didn’t want to be there. You know what it’s like when you don’t want to be doing something, right? You’re planning trips while at work, you’ve got Amazon open and you’re doing everything that’s not your job.” Brandi then recalled how she had lost the spark she’d once had for the role and knew it was time to leave. “I was stuck in a position that was not my vision. It was somebody else’s vision, and I knew God was calling me higher.” – Brandi Harvey  Now, Brandi also spoke candidly about how she received notice that she’d been fired. Listen now so you can hear all about it in her words.   The Mountaintop Experience After receiving notice that she’d been terminated, Brandi didn’t know what she was going to do, but thought it might be time to write a book.  “I was stuck on what to write about,” Brandi said, “and thought my breakthrough would come with a cocktail on the beach. God had other plans, and instead of the beach, I ended up in Boone, North Carolina on a silent retreat.” After five days in silence, Brandi emerged with a eureka moment and realized it wasn’t just about writing a book – well, yes, that was part of it – but there was more God was calling her to do. The Process of Transformation “So often we attach ourselves to positions because we want to be validated by people.” – Brandi Harvey  For years, Brandi didn’t have a close relationship with her father. Instead, she was clinging to her position because it provided a closeness she thought she needed. “Me being fired,” she says, “was the best thing that could have happened for our relationship because it freed me from the need to want him to accept me. When I was working for him, I kept trying to prove myself, thinking that if I could win him over, he’d love me more.” “I had to learn that I had to start showing up for myself.” – Brandi Harvey  The thing is this: We owe ourselves silence because through silence our goals become clear. And when we’re clear on our purpose and what we’re here to do, everything shifts. When we surrender, all bets are off, and we do what we’re here to do.  To find out more about Brandi and Beyond Her, visit https://beyondher.co/. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Brandi’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.  Define Success: “Success for me is loving the woman I see in the mirror. Applauding her, loving her, telling her how good and fabulous and wonderful she is – to be able to say those things – that’s success. To honor the God in me and the God in other people and to know that God is everywhere and in all things – that’s success.”  Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “I am enough.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Breakthrough Sold Separately by Brandi Harvey  Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Brandi and the truth about wealth is you have to define it for yourself every single day, every opportunity, every encounter. It’s not just about money, it’s about the lives you get to touch.”  LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 31, 2019
This week, Redefining Wealth is LIVE from Atlanta with special guest, Marshawn Evans Daniels. Marshawn has been a guest on Redefining Wealth before. In fact, a few episodes back, we re-released her interview on her book – Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose – so you can still catch it if you haven’t already. Today, we’re going deeper into Believe Bigger and looking at Marshawn’s story and her reasons for writing the book. We’ll also discuss how the concept of believing bigger can be applied and why it’s so important to utilize this idea in your own life. So if you’ve ever wondered about your purpose, calling and gifts, and specifically asked how to become more aware of them so you could utilize them in your life, then this is an episode you don’t want to miss.  This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. You’ll have accountability and support in a dynamic community so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what’s no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at Purpose 2 Platform.com. About Marshawn Evans Daniels Marshawn Evans Daniels is a Reinvention Strategist, Influence Expert and Best-Selling Author known as The Godfidence® Coach.   A master in teaching the art of manifestation, this former Sports Attorney, Miss America Finalist and Donald Trump Apprentice, left her full-time job as a stuffy big-firm lawyer and turned her passion for people into a multimillion-dollar enterprise just a few years ago. She helps emerging and established women influencers of faith to Believe Bigger, Live Bigger and Profit Bigger so they can ultimately Give Bigger.  Marshawn is the best-selling author of  BELIEVE BIGGER: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose. Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose Six days before Marshawn’s wedding, she found out that her fiancé was cheating on her. A woman who had built a successful multiple 7-figure business, who had been a Miss America finalist, who had starred on The Apprentice, found herself at rock bottom. And it was in that moment – what Marshawn calls a split rock moment –she realized things had to change.  First, she called off the wedding. Then she asked God, “Why did this happen to me?” And he replied, “Because you’re going to be able to change the lives of women like never before.” Tune in to the podcast to hear what Marshawn said in response to this. Through this experience, Marshawn discovered her superpower is in helping women step into their purpose and to believe BIG (Built In God).  “It is impossible for a woman to step into her destiny without being in alignment in the presence of other women.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels  God Has Prepared a Future Version of You “God prepares before he provides. He gets things and us ready for that new reality and he doesn’t call us prematurely.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels So what happens when we think we’re believing bigger but we’re actually moving before our time because we haven’t taken the time to do the work? According to Marshawn, God matures you before he moves you into your next season. Many times, we think he’s delaying, but he’s really developing, and some of the delay is our lack of willingness to submit to the development. Many of us out there are what you’d call purpose chasers – we have a message and a mission and want to share it with the world. When we’re called, that’s just the beginning. The assignment comes with development. It comes with work. It comes with having a launch where nobody buys anything. It comes with losing – and that’s when people give up.  How to Transition From Believing Bigger to Living Bigger When it comes to living bigger, how do you know when you’re actually living bigger?  Oftentimes, we compete and compare ourselves with other people’s version of living bigger and end up stuck. Marshawn calls this the gap. It’s the middle space between our comfort zone and our glory zone, and a lot of people end up there and don’t realize it. “Gappers,” she says, “talk about what God is going to do all the time. But that’s it, nothing ever changes. They think that just being anointed is enough and it’s not.” Listen to the podcast and learn the three main things that keep people in the gap and what you can do to move out of the gap if you’re one of them. How has Believe Bigger changed your life? Please share with us and let us know your biggest takeaways. Visit https://marshawn.com/ to find out more about Marshawn and Believe Bigger. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Marshawn’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “In alignment with divine assignment.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Kisses from hubby.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose by Marshawn Evans Daniels  Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Marshawn Evans Daniels, and to me, the truth about wealth is that abundance is an inside job.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 24, 2019
Last week we touched on mental illness, and this week we’re talking about mental health and how to preserve it because it really is so critical to your overall well-being. Mental health plays a part in your relationships, finances and wealth, and in your faith too. It’s also part of the first pillar of Redefining Wealth. Typically when I talk about the FIT pillar, people assume I’m talking about being physically fit, and although that is a part of the pillar, being mentally fit is often more important. In today’s episode, I sit down with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, founder of Therapy for Black Girls and a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, as we unpack mental health. Here, we discuss the basics of mental health and when it’s best to see a therapist and what you can expect from the experience.  This episode is brought to you by Purpose 2 Platform, a 20-week business accelerator and mentorship program that will get you clear on HOW to package your PURPOSE, communicate your PROMISE to your ideal audience, choose the best PLATFORM for your personality and lifestyle and create a PREMIUM offer. You'll have accountability and support in a dynamic community so you can finally make progress and be ready before you even need to pull that trigger on what's no longer serving you. Book a Breakthrough Call today at Purpose 2 Platform.com. About Dr. Joy Harden Bradford  Dr. Joy is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. Her specialty includes working with Black women in both individual and couples counseling. Her primary areas of interest include break-up and divorce recovery, depression, work-life balance, relationship skills and self-esteem improvement. She also has considerable knowledge in working with undergraduate and graduate students in areas including procrastination, stress management, dissertation/thesis support and career development.  Dr. Joy created Therapy for Black Girls as an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. As such, Dr. Joy developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant. What Is Mental Health? Mental health is comparable to our physical health – it’s something we all have. So when we get check-ups, have blood work done, exercise and eat right, we’re doing things to take care of ourselves physically. Mental health, on the other hand, often gets forgotten because many people don’t realize that it’s also something they need to take care of.  “Mental health encompasses our emotions and how we experience things. It often feels intangible, but is very important in our lives.” – Dr. Joy  Historically, the African American culture has been one where you couldn’t or shouldn’t share certain types of information with other people. Reasoning for this often meant it was for survival purposes or for life, work or social opportunities in business or in the community. And while it made sense back then, now we’ve come to realize that leaving things bottled up inside is not healthy.  Having said that, therapy is still difficult for a lot of people. People still struggle with the idea of sharing about their childhood and family and that’s often because they’ve been raised to not talk about those things. What is Mental Illness? Mental illness is a diagnosed psychiatric condition. This can be any conditions such as a major depressive disorder, an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. With any of these there are a specific set of symptoms that impact your life in significant ways – that’s why they’re classified as a mental illness. Therapy for general things, however, is usually not a full-blown mental illness. So if you’re feeling anxious about a new job or an upcoming interview that’s not necessarily an anxiety disorder. Another example is if you want to be more assertive in your relationships, again, not necessarily a mental illness, but something you can certainly see a therapist for.  Is It Time to Find a Therapist? Therapy is useful when dealing with life issues – from anxiety about a new job to how you show up or want to show up in your relationships. So how do you know when it’s the right time to talk to a therapist versus praying or talking to your girlfriends? According to Dr. Joy, there’s nothing wrong with praying, talking to your girlfriends and talking to a therapist. Usually though, many people put off talking with a therapist because they think therapy is something you only do in a crisis. But the reality is you can be talking with a therapist long before any crisis happens. “Therapy isn’t always for a crisis. Oftentimes, if you talk to a therapist in those early stages, you can prevent something from escalating.” – Dr. Joy So, are you doing yourself a disservice by not making therapy a part of your lifestyle? Tune in to the podcast to find out with Dr. Joy says.   How to Choose the Right Therapist According to Dr. Joy, the “right therapist” is someone you feel comfortable discussing personal, often private topics with. These are sometimes things you haven’t ever shared with anyone – not your mother, spouse or best friends. So it’s going to be very important for you to trust the person with that information. You also want to make sure to find someone who has specific expertise in working with the condition or concern you’re coming to them with. For instance, if you have an eating disorder, you’d want to look for someone who has expertise in that area or someone who has done additional training in eating disorders. This way you know you’re going to someone who has the best chance of treating you. “At its core, a therapeutic relationship is like any other relationship in your life, except that you’re not hanging out after the session.” – Dr. Joy  Now, Dr. Joy shared some eye-opening insight about finding the right therapist that you’ll have to tune in to catch, but in the meantime, I’ll leave you with this valuable nugget: When choosing a therapist, the biggest thing is feeling 100% comfortable and being able to trust them. If you think you need support or you have questions about therapy, please visit Dr. Joy’s site, Therapy for Black Girls – it’s an incredible resource. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions  And with that, let’s dig into Dr. Joy’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Being able to make my own rules and live life the way I want.”  Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Health, family and vacation.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dr. Joy and the truth about wealth is that it is individual for each person.” LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 17, 2019
Mental health, like money, is often a taboo topic. It’s also a topic that has terminology associated with it that’s usually used incorrectly, namely equating mental health with mental illness and sadness with depression. In fact, many of us equate sadness with depression, but the truth is they’re very different. In today’s episode, I sit down with T-Kea Blackman author of Saved & Depressed: A Suicide Survivor’s Journey of Mental Health, Healing & Faith and owner of Fireflies Unite, a mental health media and communications company. T-Kea and I go deep into the topic of mental health. We cover everything from T-Kea’s own struggle with depression and her attempted suicide to society’s understanding of mental health. This episode is brought to you by my signature program, Purpose to Platform, the most comprehensive online business accelerator for authentic, spirit-led + purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Apply to work with me HERE and let’s get you clear on who you serve, why you chose them, what’s the best platform for you to shine like the rockstar you are and how to bring it altogether so you can charge premium prices for purposeful work. About T-Kea Blackman T-Kea Blackman, MPS (also known as Kea) is a mental health advocate, speaker and author. She is the owner of Fireflies Unite, a mental health media and communications company. She is also the creator and host of the Fireflies Unite Podcast, a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing light into darkness–just like fireflies–by sharing the stories of individuals with mental illness who are thriving within communities of color despite the disadvantages and racism that negatively impacts their mental health. ​Described as an inspiration, her heartfelt and powerful story is a testament that anyone can thrive despite having a mental illness. T-Kea was diagnosed with major depression and generalized anxiety disorders and is a suicide survivor. She previously worked in the television industry as a publicist and production/talent coordinator. Within her career, she provided support to TV One’s signature award-winning shows Unsung and Unsung Hollywood, BET’s Black Girls Rock!, The Soul Train Awards and BET X Youth Experience. Her diagnosis led her to use her communications and media skills to raise awareness for mental illness within communities of color. T-Kea wrote her first book, Saved & Depression: A Suicide Survivor’s Journey Of Mental Health, Healing, & Faith to educate her community on mental health, as well it encourages them to seek treatment. To follow T-Kea’s journey and listen to her podcast, visit www.firefliesunite.com and connect with her @firefliespod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Saved & Depressed: T-Kea’s Journey In T-Kea’s book she talks specifically about her own mental health, her healing process and her faith. One of the questions she asked herself while in the psychiatric unit of a hospital following her attempted suicide is:“How does someone with an apartment, a car, two college degrees and a promising career end up in a place she was told was for crazy people?” T-Kea believed the people who ended up needing psychiatric care were people who were homeless, who talked to themselves and who were in disarray. She didn’t know there could actually be something going on internally with these people and ultimately with herself. In fact, she remembers saying to one of the nurses, “I don’t belong here.” And the nurse replied, “You’re here because your brain is sick. Just like you would go to a cardiologist if you were having issues with your heart. Right now, you’re here because your brain is sick and we’re working to figure out how to help you move forward.” Even T-Kea’s aunt told her she didn’t belong there with “those people,” and I’m sure many of us would tell someone the same thing in an effort to be helpful and to encourage them to “snap out of it.” But the truth is … it’s deeper than that. “High achieving doesn’t mean you can’t have poor mental health.” – T-Kea Blackman  The Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness We all have mental health. The problem is, a lot of people use the terms “mental health” and “mental illness” interchangeability and distort what each actually means.  So if you ask someone, “How’s your mental health?” There’s a good chance they’ll get offended. But everyone has mental health.  “A lot of times people assume if they have mental health – good or bad – they have issues, but that’s not true.” – T-Kea Blackman We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. Mental health is a person’s condition in connection to their emotional and psychological state. So you can have good mental health where everything is great or you can have poor mental health where things like low self-esteem and depression start to creep in. When poor mental health goes untreated, it can develop into a mental illness such as depressive disorder or bipolar disorder or even in extreme cases, schizophrenia. The biggest thing with a mental illness is it will destroy your ability to function at your maximum capacity. Depression Is Not A Synonym for Sadness This is another place where we use the words depression and sadness interchangeability and incorrectly. One of the things T-Kea covers in her book is how debilitating it is when you’re in a depressive episode and how some people perceive you as being lazy or they say, “You’re just sad” or “You just need to push through this.” “When people use depression and sadness interchangeability, it minimizes the severity of depression and can cause more damage to a person.” – T-Kea Blackman  When you don’t have enough money to get your car fixed, you’re sad or bummed out about it – this is an example of sadness. But when you find the money to get your car fixed, you’re usually fine. In other words, with sadness, it tends to fade away once the situation gets better. But with depression, there’s a lingering sadness that actually never leaves – like a dark cloud that follows you everywhere. The other thing with depression is there’s often a loss of interest in activities you usually enjoy. “If we understand that depression is truly a disability, we can have a greater level of compassion for those suffering from it.” – Patrice Washington You can’t always see someone’s mental health just by looking at them. In fact, oftentimes, it’s the high-achieving, high-functioning, people who have poor mental health or are struggling with a mental illness. It’s for that reason we need to show compassion for those struggling and really offer support instead of judgement. Now, I’d love to hear about your experience with mental health. How do you see mental health in society? Do you agree that the majority of people use depression and sadness incorrectly? Please let me know in the comments below. And to find out more about T-Kea and Saved & Depressed, visit www.firefliesunite.com. LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 10, 2019
When it comes to incorporating faith into their business, many business owners shy away from it, and not because they aren’t spiritual. But because, in many cases, they’re afraid to offend people who don’t share their beliefs.  I’ve had that fear. People have even told me to tone down the “God talk.” But God is an integral part of my business and my life, and to ignore Him and my faith wouldn’t be right. It also wouldn’t be of service to my business. In today’s episode, I sit down with Kachelle Kelly, author of Boss Women Pray and Boss Men Pray, and we talk specifically about how to infuse faith into your business and not feel like you’re pressuring others to believe what you believe. This episode is brought to you by The Courage Circle, a community of women committed to growing BOLDER in their faith so we have the confidence and courage to go after EVERYTHING God said we could have! JOIN TODAY for bible studies, devotionals and a special limited offer. Sign up today at thecouragecircle.com.   About Kachelle Kelly Kachelle is a transformational speaker, author, corporate trainer, serial entrepreneur and thought provoker dedicated to changing the world one mindset at a time. She was able to successfully introduce the idea of merging faith and business in the world’s first prayer guide for entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, Boss Women Pray and Boss Men Pray, which created an international movement. Even with the success of those book, Kachelle is most proud of her book Boss Kids Pray: ABC’s Prayers for a Child’s Life, featuring power words and prayers to cultivate children in today’s culture. Kachelle has been featured in Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise and Sister 2 Sister Magazine. She, and the entire Boss Pray movement, also received recognition in her Houston, Texas hometown where she was is now the first female in the personal and professional development field to be awarded her own day.  Boss Women Pray “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” – 3 John 1:2 This verse has been one of my guiding scriptures since January 1, 2006. So when I opened up Kachelle’s book Boss Women Pray and saw it, I knew the book was going to be incredible – and it is. As a woman of faith and someone who incorporates God into her business, I’m always surprised when I meet people who are equally surprised that I incorporate faith into my business. They say things like, “Oh my gosh, you’re so bold” or “I can’t believe you did that – I could never do that.” And I’m genuinely curious about why people shun the idea of incorporating faith into their business.  For Kachelle, she thought it was going to be career suicide to even write Boss Women Pray because no one was mixing business and faith. After all, she didn’t want to offend anybody or assume everybody was Christian, and yet she wanted to be authentic and genuine to herself and her beliefs. “I didn’t want to write a book. I simply wanted to read a book like Boss Women Pray and I couldn’t find anything similar to it.” – Kachelle Kelly After Kachelle searched and searched and couldn’t find anything like what she wanted, she heard God whisper, “When you can’t find something you create it.” Obedience to God “Be obedient and God will give you everything you need.” – Kachelle Kelly  For many people, they hear God but then immediately question what they heard or question themselves and then don’t do it. These are the people who know they want to write a book, but then take seven years to write it or don’t write it at all. Kachelle wrote Boss Women Pray and Boss Men Pray in seven days. As soon as she heard God whisper, “When you can’t find something you create it,” she knew this was her assignment and she got to work. She’d didn’t question Him or her ability. Instead, she got clear on what she wanted this book to be, mapped out each section and meditated on scripture. She asked questions like, “If I was starting a business today, where would I start? Where would I end up? What would be my problems?” And then wrote the content around those things. “I was afraid, but I chose to be obedient because when you hear God, you go – you take action.” – Kachelle Kelly  Excerpt from Boss Women Pray When I was looking to completely shift my team, I kept going back to Day 21: Prayer for Partners and Staff. This prayer allowed me to get clear and intentional about who I wanted to go with me to the next level. Now, you must tune in to this week’s podcast to hear me read this powerful, clarity-inducing prayer. I turn to it time and time again, and I will continue to use it as we keep growing the Redefining Wealth team. Many people are conditioned to pray when something is wrong. Kachelle’s book teaches us that it’s okay to pray specifically for our business. God is concerned about everything that concerns us. So it makes sense that he’d be concerned about our business.  “We box God in and think he’s there only to keep us safe or protected or to give us peace. What we don’t understand is he’s there for everything.” – Kachelle Kelly  How is your relationship with God? Do you share your business concerns with him? Have you been called to do something and it’s still a to-do on your list? I’d love to know in the comments below. And to find out more about Kachelle and Boss Women Pray, visit http://www.kachellekelly.com/shop/. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Kachelle’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Peace.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Generational and real estate.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Any books by Patrice Washington or Suze Orman. Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Kachelle Kelly and the truth about wealth is that wealth is within you – it’s peace. It’s however you define it, and it needs to be generational and leave a legacy for those behind you.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 3, 2019
When it comes to the FIT Pillar of Redefining Wealth, it’s all about becoming your best self. It’s not about being the skinniest person in the room; instead, it’s about being the healthiest – both physically and mentally. One of the things we talk about a lot is that many people have a vision for their life, but they aren’t protecting the vessel that’s needed to execute that vision. In today’s episode, I sit down with Brandi Harvey – owner of Beyond Her, a holistic lifestyle brand helping women of color reconnect to their internal power to heal and transform their mind, body and spirit. This episode is brought to you by the Eating for Energy 4-Week Transformation Program designed by our very own Purpose Chaser, Certified Nutrition Coach, Nichole Guerrette.  If you are ready to wake up with more energy and have more confidence in the kitchen join this comprehensive program today for JUST $47! Head to patricewashington.com/energy NOW!  About Brandi Harvey Brandi believes our personal freedom lies beyond the edges of our limits and so we should eat well, give a damn and move our bodies daily. Committed to teaching women how to care for and preserve their mind, body and spirit, Brandi understands women are pushed to the limit in their careers, family and everyday lives. Therefore, the need for women to restore themselves by creating daily rituals and spiritual practices is vital. As a former high school educator and executive director to the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Brandi spent the majority of her career serving children and families within the United States and around the globe. Answering her life calling as a wellness teacher, Brandi launched Beyond Her – a holistic lifestyle brand helping women of color reconnect to their internal power so they can heal and transform their mind, body and spirit. Brandi Harvey is a renaissance woman who believes the stakes of life are high., meaning we might as well bet on ourselves and play to win. Seeing Myself Become My Best Self Brandi’s journey into health began when she went home for spring break her sophomore year of college. When she was home, her dad loving called her his “fluffy girl.” She remembers thinking, “What does fluffy mean?” And realized that it meant fat, overweight … you know the drill. When she got back to college, something clicked in her and she started working out. In the beginning though, Brandi worked out like so many of us do – she’d work out for 45 minutes and then reward herself with a treat, like a milkshake.  Eventually, Brandi started to correct this and started removing “unnecessary” things from her diet. Over time, she became vegan, and then became a spin instructor, then a certified trainer, and then a fitness competitor. To Brandi, her dad calling her “fluffy” wasn’t damaging to her self-esteem. Instead, it awakened the giant within. “Everybody has a giant inside of them. It just takes a nudge or a word for it to wake up. That’s what the word ‘fluffy’ was for me.” – Brandi Harvey  Brandi says, “At first, I wanted my father’s approval and for him to say I wasn’t fluffy. But then I realized, No, I want to be healthy and I want to live my life to the highest, fullest potential I possibly can.” That word and her decision have set Brandi on a path that’s taught her how to heal herself. Since then, she’s learned how to heal her body, mind and spirit, and says she’s in better health now at 35 than she was at 15. You Only Get One Body For many people, they’re like Brandi was in the beginning – they need a reward for working to earn something. But here’s the thing, you get one body – that’s it. God has blessed you with one temple to take care of. For many of us, when we hear the idea of our body as being a temple, and we equate it to sex. You know, “Be careful who you sleep with because your body is a temple.” You’ve probably heard that before or, “Don’t drink or smoke because your body is a temple.” But what we put into our body and how we maintain and care for our temple is equally as important, and it’s usually something that’s not talked about. Think about it like this, every Sunday after church, there’s either a bake sale, coffee hour or some type of non-healthy meal, right? Yet in church we’re praying for healing of our bodies, minds and aliments, and then the next thing we do is put crap into our bodies, the same crap that’s killing us. In other words, we’re praying for God to help us with our hypertension or diabetes or cancer – all preventable things – but then we don’t take the preventable measures because to do that requires us to do something different. It requires us to change something that’s not in our wheelhouse necessarily. The thing is, we know how to heal ourselves. We’ve just forgotten because we’ve also been taught we need a high protein diet, we need meat and we need calcium from milk and cheese. “What we are putting into our bodies has the ability to heal us or it has the ability to harm us and cause disease.” – Brandi Harvey Greatness Never Goes on Sale “You cannot get a discount on greatness – it never goes on sale.” – Brandi Harvey  Think about this the next time you see one of those insta-quick diets or weight loss solutions. You know the ones – the 8-minute abs or 14-day diet or 21-day challenge. These things are not going to solve your problem. Sure, you may lose weight, but you’ll gain it right back when something triggers you emotionally. Emotional weight, mental weight, spiritual weight – it’s all connected to your physical weight. “When I talk about losing weight, I’m not talking about shedding pounds to fit into skinny jeans. No, this is about shedding the weight of life.” – Brandi Harvey  Many of us want those quick-fixes, but until we make the switch in our mind that it’s not about the physical weight – it’s about what caused the weight – then we stay stagnant or we lose weight and then gain it back. The Beauty of Silence  Brandi started her health journey at 19 and now she’s 37. If anything, those 18 years have taught her that physical shape is only one part of the equation.  As she says, “Until I got my mind and spirit in shape, I had to distance myself and disconnect. I had to get silent. I had to get uncomfortable in order to find out who I really was, and I had to understand that I couldn’t live life for somebody else.” “Focus on your mental health – that’s when the total shift happens and your life opens up.” – Brandi Harvey  We owe ourselves silence because through silence, our goals become clear. And when we’re clear on our purpose and what we’re here to do, everything shifts. When we surrender, all bets are off, and we do what we’re here to do.  To find out more about Brandi and Beyond Her, visit https://beyondher.co/. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Brandi’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “I define success by the people who I’ve touched, the people who I’ve loved.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “God is infinite.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Alan Singer Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Brandi and the truth about wealth is we define it every day for ourselves.”  LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
September 26, 2019
Have you ever wondered about your purpose, calling and gifts, specifically how to become more aware of them and utilize them in your life? If so, then this is an episode you’re going to love. We’re doing a rewind this week because this is such an important topic and one that lays the foundation for a lot of the conversations we have at Redefining Wealth.  Plus, Marshawn Evans Daniels is a powerhouse and I want you to have the opportunity to hear her message again as she talks about her purpose, calling and gifts and how those things have shifted throughout her life. I also want you to hear about her incredible book – Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose. This episode is brought to you by my our first ever LIVE Podcast Taping taking place Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Join us as we meet, greet, connect and record two powerful episodes of Redefining Wealth! Limiting tickets remain. Get yours at www.RedefiningWealthLive.com. About Marshawn Evans Daniels  Marshawn Evans Daniels is a Reinvention Strategist, Influence Expert and Best-Selling Author known as The Godfidence® Coach.   A master in teaching the art of manifestation, this former Sports Attorney, Miss America Finalist and Donald Trump Apprentice, left her full-time job as a stuffy big-firm lawyer and turned her passion for people into a multimillion-dollar enterprise just a few years ago. She helps emerging and established women influencers of faith to Believe Bigger, Live Bigger and Profit Bigger so that they can ultimately Give Bigger. Featured regularly on CNN, Fox Business and ESPN, Marshawn’s client roster includes HP, Home Depot, Ernst & Young, Delta, Tiffany & Co., Nike, Rolls Royce and NFL & NBA Athlete. She’s also the best-selling author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom and BELIEVE BIGGER: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose. Marshawn’s philosophy is – “If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.” Purpose Is Not a Checklist Believe Bigger is about discovering the path to your life’s purpose and one of my favorite parts of the book is when Marshawn says, “I’m not here to help you find your purpose. I’m here to help you become more aware of it.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels Purpose is the natural impact and presence your life is meant to have on others. This is the crux of why we are here.  For Marshawn, to understand her purpose, it took her needing to be in the trenches with people rather than speaking to them from a stage. Most of us, she says, try to look at our lives through our own lens or through the lens of what other people say and that doesn’t get to the core of our purpose.  “Purpose is not about platform or reach or fame. It’s about how you’re designed to make the lives of other people better.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels  Think about purpose like this: What is it about you that if you never got a paycheck or no one ever saw or heard your name you’d do just because it’s you? Purpose, in other words, is more about personality than profession.   Calling Is Your Assignment Calling is a specific assignment. You can think of it as a specific mission or objective and throughout life you will have multiple assignments.  You should look at calling as a seasonal assignment and ask yourself, “What am I being assigned or called to do for this season?” Also, realize it might change. This is where obedience and being open to and aware of God’s voice is absolutely imperative because you might plant roots in soil that God only intended you to plant seeds in. Gifts – Your God Endowments  Think about gifts as you would superpowers because your gifts are your superpowers. These are the things God has deposited within you and they’re exclusive to you.  Our gifts give us clues about our assignments and when we understand our purpose in terms of our personality and essence then we can show up uniquely. For this reason, there’s nobody else on the planet like you.  There might be multiple people who talk about messaging and branding, but nobody does it the way Marshawn does. They can’t – it’s just not possible. Or take me for example. There are many people who talk about money, but nobody talks about it in exactly the same way I do. “When we don’t understand that we’re purpose-made, we start to compete and live beneath our calling.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels  Our gifts, in other words, are great clues to where we’re supposed to be and who we’re supposed to become – we just have to be open to and aware of them. Do you know what your gifts are? How do they align with your calling and purpose? Please share with us and let us know your biggest takeaways. Visit https://marshawn.com/ to find out more about Marshawn and Believe Bigger. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Marshawn’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “More people who get to spend eternity with me and me with them.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “More than enough.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Bible, particularly the book of Proverbs and the story about Joseph when he went from the pit to the palace. Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Voice, and for me, true wealth is about speaking life and being a catalyst so that new life can come forth.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
September 19, 2019
If I asked you to define what it means to practice self-care and self-love what would you say? The key to all “practices” is you decide what they mean for you. For example, my definition of self-care could be wildly different from yours and neither of us would be wrong. When I sat down with Vanessa White, known as Olanikee Osi, the CEO and Founder of Goddess Detox Inc., and SelfishBabe, I asked her to define self-care, self-love and what it means to be selfish. I also asked her why she thought so many women struggle with the idea of being selfish and asked her what we could do to change that.  Listen in as Olanikee and I dive into the topic of selfishness and discover new ways you can embrace “being selfish” to enhance your self-care, self-love and overall health and wellness.  This episode is brought to you by the Selfish Babe app, the place women can turn to to learn how to selfishly and authentically love themselves as well as a place to turn to for self-love resources. DOWNLOAD NOW: Apple App Store CLICK HERE Google Play Store CLICK HERE   About Olanikee (Ola-Nee-Kay)  Olanikee is the CEO and Founder of both Goddess Detox Inc. and SelfishBabe – two brands dedicated to self-love. She’s a self-love manifestor who helps women around the world, including herself, develop ways to love themselves by being more selfish and authentic in their lives. She also believes if you truly want something you can get it – you just have to make it happen. How Do You Define Selfish? As women, many of us struggle too much with the idea of being selfish. But one of the things I believe most is that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we assign it. For example, when people think about the word selfish, they often think of it in terms of lacking consideration for others. This is what you’d find in the dictionary. But I always encourage people to go deeper, and when I thought about what it meant to be selfish, I saw concern for one’s own personal profit or pleasure. “Being selfish is about being honest with yourself and truly loving yourself. Self-love is selfish.” – Olanikee Osi  Olanikee believes too many women struggle with the idea of being selfish because society tells us as women that we need to be taking care of others in order to feel fulfilled. In other words, we’re taught to nurture other people like we would the baby dolls so many of us grew up caring for. Be Unapologetically Selfish Self-love is about more than going to the nail salon or spending an hour in the bath. It’s about your mindset, and it’s about understanding and committing to putting yourself first. For the SelfishBabe app, Olanikee knew she wanted to create something where women could feed their mind and change their mindsets. She wanted to motivate them and give them the push they needed to take action on their ideas.  “Me choosing myself is going to be the best decision for both of us.” – Olanikee Osi  Many of you know my story – how I lost everything in the recession and ended up sleeping on my brother’s couch. But what you don’t know is a couple of years later he needed to borrow money and I said no. My family couldn’t believe it, but I knew what I was being called to do and I knew if let him borrow all the money I’d saved, I wouldn’t be able to do the things I needed to do.  In other words, had I not taken that moment to be selfish and to put myself first, then I would have let myself down. And people may not get it in the moment, but it’s not for them to get. It’s for us to start to stand up and be unapologetically selfish. This Ain’t Ya Mama’s Self Help The SelfishBabe app uses choice language, but what I always tell people is, “You can’t miss the message because you get caught up in the minutia.” For me, I love my Christian music, but I also love my Snoop Dogg – to me, the app is a bit like that. It’s a safe space for young women and it meets them where they are in life and in a way that feels good for them. Olanikee agrees and said she created the app the way she did because personal development doesn’t have to look any one way. She wanted it to feel like your friend was talking to you, and wanted it to be relatable, fun and something that would get you engaged. “The SelfishBabe app is the home-girl who’s going to boost you up and be real with you at the same time.” – Olanikee Osi  SelfishBabes are learning to selfishly love themselves. They get daily affirmations sent to their phone and whether they say them out loud or not, they read them and that plays into the subconscious mind telling them they can do this. Are you ready to be more selfish? What’s one thing you would do right now for yourself? Share with us in the comments.  And visit https://www.olanikeeosi.com/ to find out more about Olanikee, the Goddess Detox and SelfishBabe. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Olanikee’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “The understanding that I have the power to create my reality.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “An abundance mindset.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Olanikee Osi and the truth about wealth is that we all have access to it.” LINKS: Remember to Download the Selfish Babe app today! Apple App Store CLICK HERE Google Play Store CLICK HERE To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
September 12, 2019
Growing up as an African American woman, I often heard that I had two strikes against me: being Black and being born female. Neither of which I had any control over. In addition to that, I didn’t feel like the prettiest girl in the clique either - another plight beyond my control. But the things I did have control over? How I dressed, what grades I got, how many achievements I could stack under my name in the Senior yearbook. . . Oh, I ran with that. And I also became addicted to achievement and accomplishments because that was the only way I knew I could be seen, heard, validated and ultimately, in my mind, supported. The problem with that, however, is that it can create an insatiable need for perfection. And that can sometimes paralyze you from taking the next step until you believe you’re a ten (when in reality, you’ve already been on twenty all along.) This episode is brought to you by my our first ever LIVE Podcast Taping taking place Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Join us as we meet, greet, connect and record two powerful episodes of Redefining Wealth! Limiting tickets remain. Get yours at www.RedefiningWealthLive.com.    Two Year Podcast Anniversary As I reflect on how much has happened in the last two years since launching the Redefining Wealth Podcast, I can tell you that this journey has been far from perfect and yet one of the absolute most rewarding endeavors of my life. I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt this supported. Two years ago, I imperfectly “threw together” what would become the platform that has attracted some of the most incredible human beings into my life (guests and listeners alike.) I have grown as a leader, a friend, a mentor, a coach, a speaker, an interviewer, a wife, a mother and most importantly as a bold woman of faith. “Time flies when you’re walking in purpose.” – Patrice Washington   A Message From The Heart This heartfelt episode has no fancy structure or clever theme. There’s not 3 solid tips for everyone to chase purpose or start a podcast. This is one of those, “I’m in my feelings today and I had to tell you from the heart that it’s real” type of episodes. What I pour my heart into each week for you is real. How much I genuinely care for people I may never meet is real. When I say I’m humbled and grateful for y’all, it’s real. To say that I’m honored, is an understatement because it’s just that real. I am connected to my audience in a way that I don’t think many people understand. So when there’s something heavy on my heart, I’ve learned to abandon on the rules and just get to what’s real. “If there’s something on your heart you feel called to do, please do not wait until you feel perfect.” – Patrice Washington   Flaw-filled -NOT Flawless What’s real for me right now is reflecting on the last 24 months and celebrating the good, as well as the bad and recognizing in all of that, amazing work could still be accomplished. Someone recently commented that I was flawless, to which I replied, “I’m flaw FILLED and the incredible part about that is God can still use me to create significant impact.” The audio hasn’t always been tight, the social media schedule can get wonky and I’ve had to switch podcast editing teams abruptly multiple times and yet, people were served. He has no desire for our perfection and there’s no need for us to be a perfect ten. He just wants our heart, our gifts and our commitment to surrender. “You’re not required to be flawless. You can be flaw FILLED and still create significant impact.” – Patrice Washington  Let this quicker than usual episode serve as your reminder to push past the excuses, doubt and perfection that threatens to stifle your wildest dreams. Choose to trust that if you’re being called to something, you’re also being equipped daily to handle it and that any other conversation is a distraction from your destiny.  Thank you for two years, ONE MILLION downloads and the biggest blessing of my professional career. I’m excited about the next 12 months have in store for all of us. LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
September 5, 2019
Vipul Bhesania: The Art of Intentional Networking   How committed are you to building meaningful relationships when it comes to networking? For many entrepreneurs, it comes down to the number of business cards they can put in people’s hands at a networking event. While others may get the courage to send that follow-up email or otherwise “shoot their shot,” but then give up at the first sign of rejection.   But shoving business cards in people’s hands or giving up after rejection is not how Vipul Bhesania approaches networking. In fact, he’s completely intentional when it comes to networking. And I, for one, am thrilled to sit down with the host of the Know Your Legacy podcast to unpack how he has been able to cultivate such meaningful relationships with some of the top names in business.   In this episode, Vipul shares his own networking struggles and how he shifted his approach to overcome them. He also reveals how he has been able to connect with the hearts of influencers – all without having a huge platform.   This episode is brought to you by the Redefining Wealth LIVE podcast taping in Atlanta on Sunday, October 13th! Pick up some gems of wisdom and meet Purpose Chasers from all over. Limited Tickets available at RedefiningWealthLive.com!    About Vipul Bhesania   At just 26, Vipul is living proof that wisdom is not determined by age. In a day where social media has all but snatched away the human element in business connections, Vipul’s concise, yet intentional approach to networking and relationship building is the reason I agreed to be a guest on his podcast.   As the host of a 5-star-rated podcast, Know Your Legacy, Vipul is known for capturing fascinating conversations with legends all over the world to help people find their passion and purpose in life.   Be So Purposeful They Can’t Ignore You   “People are attracted to the mission, not the ‘man’.” – Vipul Bhesania     Have you ever sent an email to an influencer or a thought leader only to get zero response? And then you send a follow-up email or direct message and that, too, goes into a black hole of silence?!   To top it off, you see them connecting with your peers and colleagues – making you wonder, “What’s wrong with me?”   Vipul says that your ability to get people to answer your messages and respond positively to your requests is directly linked to your energy and intentions. And from there, you must use the appropriate tactics at the right time which involves tapping into what’s most important to the person you’re reaching out to.   He goes on to talk about how, over the past year, he has discovered that the real secret sauce to cultivating real relationships is not centered around tactics or spamming people with emails, it’s about having a deep understanding of why we do what we do and allowing that to drive how we interact with others.   So, by getting clear on his mission and purpose, he’s been able to attract the right guests to his podcast and connect with thought leaders and influencers in a more meaningful way.   Serve First   “If you can’t share contacts, if you can’t give your wealth of experience (because you don’t have any) or if you can’t give your money, the two things you can give are time and attention.” – Vipul Bhesania    We have an abundance of time – 24 hour every day – that we can choose how to spend, says Vipul. He goes on to say, when it comes to attention, people are just not present enough to show they’ve done “their homework” and have taken the time to get to know the thought leader before reaching out to ask for something.   Vipul’s approach includes not only researching the brand but also to gaining an understanding of what suits the influencer, what he/she is passionate about AND what you can bring to the table to push that person’s efforts forward.   From Fan to Friend   We’ve talked a lot about making the connection and getting someone to respond positively to your request, but what happens after the coffee date, podcast interview or initial connection? Vipul says to take someone from a fan – tagging on social media, posing for a picture – to a friend you can reach out to for some laughs or just great conversation, you must master the art of:   “Handing out a feeling not just a business card.” – Vipul Bhesania    See, Vipul doesn’t simply attend networking events or connect on social media to share his contact info or pass out business cards; instead he focuses on handing out a “feeling” – one that makes him memorable.   As the late-great Maya Angelou says:   “… People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou    And it’s those “feelings” that can turn fans into friends, positioning you to build meaningful relationships with people whether you met them in person at a networking event or via social media.   Networking is NOT a Numbers Game   Vipul learned through trial and error how not to approach networking as a numbers game. In fact, he shared how his first attempt at reaching out to prospective guests for his podcast failed miserably because he was playing the numbers game.   After launching the podcast in January 2018, he spent 6 months reaching out to anyone and everyone who he deemed as a major player in their respective industries. But he recalls as the days and weeks passed his “success” in landing guests plateaued and the moment at which he had to reevaluate his approach.   Vipul says he had an interaction with a thought leader who was humble enough to share pivotal information about networking with him.   He recalls the thought leader telling him it doesn’t matter where you’re pitching, you need to be straight and to the point. He also told Vipul to never leave someone trying to figure out what to do next.   In short, Vipul says to:   “Be short, sweet and direct which means putting yourself in their shoes and … determining how you can make it as easy as possible for them to connect with you.” – Vipul Bhesania   Value the Relationship   “There’s always someone watching you who has the power to bless you.” – Patrice Washington    I’m so impressed with Vipul’s commitment to following up and making the time to cultivate real relationships and how he has truly practiced what he preaches since he first reached out to ask me to be a guest on his podcast.   His authenticity actually influenced me to invite him to appear on my podcast before he even asked me for anything. But because it doesn’t always work out like that, I asked Vipul to share his insight on when it’s okay to “make the ask.”   Now, he says it should never be in the first interaction because you should always focus on the needs of the other person and how you can bring value to the connection.   In fact, he says every interaction thereafter should be about value. However, the awkwardness and discomfort of the “ask,” is usually gone about 2 to 3 conversations in.   Here’s why:   “If you’ve played your cards right by being authentic and providing the right type of value to them, they will say to you, ‘how can I help you’ and then you tell them at that time.” – Vipul Bhesania    Wow, Vipul dropped so many gems during our discussion that I know they’ll change how you network for the better. But I want to leave you with one final thought that was so good I have to end the summary with it:   “You don’t know who knows who in this world, so value every interaction and leave every interaction better than you found it.” – Vipul Bhesania   Visit https://soundcloud.com/knowyourlegacy to check out Vipul’s podcast, Know Your Legacy. Here’s the link to the downloadable gift he promised during our discussion: https://patricewashington.com/buildingalegendarynetwork   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions   And with that, let’s dig into Vipul’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.   Define Success: “Enjoying the process of your life as it unfolds.”   Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “It starts internally.”   One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Art of Living by Bob Proctor   Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Vipul Bhesania and the truth about wealth is you have to experience it internally before you see it externally.”   LINKS:   To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media:   Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth   Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW   Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW   Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW   YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
August 29, 2019
When it comes to understanding how to build a business and what the entrepreneurial journey looks like for many entrepreneurs, The Mentors, Vadim and Sergei Revzin, are here to help. From their personal story and start to what they’ve seen countless times with other businesses, they’ll share the importance of testing your business idea before quitting your 9-5. They’ll also share why it’s critical to listen to your market along the way. Join the three of us as we dive deeper into the topic entrepreneurial and all that goes with it. This episode is brought to you by my free LIVE Master Class training, How to Chase Purpose: 5 Shifts to Help You Acknowledge Your God-Given Gifts, Align with Your Passion and Powerfully Answer the Call on Your Life. To REGISTER, become a  Purpose Chaser at iamaPurposeChaser.com  About Vadim & Sergei Revzin Vadim and Sergei Revzin are twin brothers and co-hosts of The Mentors podcast, a weekly show where they share stories about ordinary people who have become extraordinary entrepreneurs. On their podcast, they also break down what it takes to succeed in the critical early days of starting a business.  Vadim is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Ethos, a national non-profit. He also teaches entrepreneurship at State University of New York. He’s advised hundreds of startups, and has been both a founder and leader across several early and growth stage startups. Sergei is a venture investor at the NYU Innovation Venture Fund where he leads the university’s technology investments. He has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs all over the country, and has been an early employee and founder at tech companies in NYC and Boston. Make Entrepreneurship More Accessible On their podcast, Vadim and Sergei are known for using real stories and experiences to transform the complexities of entrepreneurship into something that’s accessible, enjoyable and fun. And unlike some of the more popular business coaches, these two say it’s okay to step back, take a full-time job when necessary or take a job to enhance a certain skill level because: “Though we believe in entrepreneurship, you’re not going to be entrepreneurial 100% of the time.” – Vadim and Sergei Revzin  They also went on to say how everybody they know, young and old, are supplementing their primary focus or full-time job with a side project or new creative pursuit. The lesson here: The beauty of entrepreneurship is it can manifest itself in many different ways, as well as, there are many different ways to define it. Of course, this is so anyone can let their entrepreneurial gene shine. First Entrepreneurial Venture Wow, do you remember your first entrepreneurial venture? Well, Vadim and Sergei recalled wanting to start a company of some sort back in their college days. BUT, they knew nothing about running or business or even where to start. But after hearing a story about a man from the United Kingdom who’d ventured into the world of advertising and made a million dollars, they started to think about the importance of leveraging advertising and social platforms for business growth. So, they decided to use that idea as their first steps into entrepreneurship. Now, with the idea in hand, they found an engineer on campus who had the skills to execute their idea – someone who wanted to be a partner in their business. And while they turned down the offer of partnership, a decision they now regret,  they did learn a valuable lesson that has followed them throughout their entrepreneurial journey: “One hundred percent of 0 is 0 and it’s okay to give away equity if it increases the chances of your success significantly, especially if you find someone who will complement the skill.” – Vadim and Sergei Revzin  Listen to Your Market Now, Vadim and Sergei were so confident about their brilliant idea that they worked with engineers for months to build a prototype all before ever talking to their audience. And that was a major mistake.  Products and services are created for the audience. This means, no product or service can be “perfect,” brilliant or deemed a game-changer until AFTER the market validates it as such. Take me, for example, I now have a program called Purpose to Platform and at one point I shared messaging that was very strong around saving for your kids’ college days and saving for your family, and then I realized after doing a survey with the audience that over 70% of them didn’t have any children. Here’s what we’ve all learned during our entrepreneurial journey: “It takes a desire to intimately want to understand and serve the people you’re targeting.” – Patrice Washington  Choose Productive Over Pretty The last topic Vadim and Sergei touched on was the idea that people waste so much time doing the pretty things in their business – logos, web design brand colors, photo shoots – because, as humans, we default to the things we’re most comfortable with. Now, this discussion was so real that you’ll have to tune in to catch all the gems, but I will share this major lesson: “If at least once a week you’re not doing something that creates revenue, you’re not going to be able to do it full-time.” – Vadim and Sergei Revzin And with that, I’d love to hear from you. What are your biggest takeaways from my conversation with Vadim and Sergei? What questions do you have? And how do you plan to use the tips they gave in your business? Visit https://thementors.co/ to find out more about Vadim and Sergei and The Mentors Podcast. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Vadim and Sergei’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: Vadim: “It’s about having more interesting experiences. I’m fulfilled if I’m continually experiencing new things.” Sergei: “Personal happiness and satisfaction. If I’m able to have the impact I want in the world and balance that with my family and loved ones, that’s success.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Vadim & Sergei: “One word: Contentment.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Vadim: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie  Sergei: Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Vadim and the truth about wealth is the most rewarding moments are when you see you have made an impact on somebody else, even if it’s just one other person.” “My name is Sergei and the truth about wealth is if you chase it head-on, it’s elusive. If you focus on value creation instead, more often than not, wealth will come in the form of contentment of financial gains.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
August 22, 2019
Everyday I speak to women and men who sell themselves and their gifts short. We’re often hardworking and talented, but for some reason we still develop a need to over complicate the path to offering and profiting from our gifts.  We think we have to be exhaustively perfect and over prepare our gifts to justify them, but that’s not true. Instead, all we really need to do is show up and get out of our own way.  In today’s episode, Amanda Miller Littlejohn and I will dive deeper into the topic of personal branding and visibility. We’ll cover everything from Amanda’s personal story to finding your purpose and packaging your genius. Join us as Amanda reveals the importance of your message and how your visibility isn’t about you, but about the difference it makes to someone else. This episode is brought to you by my free LIVE Master Class training, How to Chase Purpose: 5 Shifts to Help You Acknowledge Your God-Given Gifts, Align with Your Passion and Powerfully Answer the Call on Your Life. To REGISTER, become a  Purpose Chaser at iamaPurposeChaser.com  About Amanda Miller Littlejohn Amanda Miller Littlejohn is a nationally-recognized top expert in personal branding. The author of her personal branding playbook, Package Your Genius, she is an idea maven, brand problem solver and creative powerhouse working at the intersection of public relations, journalism, marketing and social media. As a former print journalist, along with her training and passion as a writer,  Amanda uses her unique storytelling lens and reporting skills to help her clients uncover and subsequently share better brand stories.   A highly sought-after speaker, trainer and writer, Amanda regularly speaks to groups of business owners, students and women on personal branding, public relations and social media. She regularly shares her expertise with media outlets like the Washington Post, Forbes, Huffington Post and Sirius XM. She can be reached at http://www.amandamillerlittlejohn.com/. A Pivot from Journalism to Entrepreneurship Amanda and I found ourselves in a similar place during the Great Recession. We were both unemployed with newborns. I asked her to share about her experience and how it led to her pivoting from a career in journalism to starting her own business. She’d been thinking about transitioning from the journalism space into something else and at the time and knew writing was her gift and strength, as well as, something people needed and something that they’d pay for. She started out with writing by approaching small public relations firms and small businesses she thought might need help with writing proposals or with client work, but that didn’t need a full-time, in-house writer. Essentially, she cold called to the top by contacting everyone she knew to see if they needed a writer or if they knew someone who did.  And I did the same to jumpstart my speaking career years ago. “Your purpose found you as you were in action.” So many people think there’s a magic formula, but Amanda I agree there’s not. It takes knocking on doors, making phone calls and sending emails that get no response. Package Your Genius In Amanda’s book, Package Your Genius, there’s a place where she says her dad was the smartest person she’d ever met and the smartest person you’d never heard of. That is what planted the seed for Amanda to do this work called personal branding or visibility. She didn’t think it was fair that someone who had so many gifts and talents wasn’t able to flip those gifts and talents when he needed to flip them. In other words, he had a job and that job got plenty out of him, but when it came time for him to take the next step and leverage all he knew and had learned through decades of work, he didn’t understand how to put himself out there.  “When you work for years to become good at something, the inability to market yourself shouldn’t be the thing between you and success.”  Amanda found her gift in helping people like her dad who were really great at what they did, but not great at putting it into words. She’s dedicated her life to giving them the marketing tools and confidence they needed to get out there.  “Your gift is not about you; it’s about how you will be used to change the lives of other people.”  Think about it like this: If just one person needs to hear what you have to say and your message could potentially plant a seed that could change their life, who are you to focus on your nerves or anxiety?  This is much bigger than how you feel. When I think about it like this, it helps me get over myself and my fears very quickly. The Effortless State of Being is Purpose In Package Your Genius, Amanda says, “The effortless state of being is purpose and you don’t have to dress it up to sell it. You don’t have to dilute the gift by overcomplicating it. You don’t have to make yourself anxious perfecting and preparing yourself to justify it. You just have to show up, get out of the way and allow yourself to be the channel that you are.” Amanda believes that problems arise when we mistake our talent and skills with purpose. So just because we’re good at something doesn’t mean that’s what we’re supposed to be doing with our time.  If you’re naturally gifted and talented, and if you work hard at everything you do, then after a while you’ll probably get pretty good at it, right? We see a lot of people who have several things they can do well. And we also see other people – parents, family members, bosses – say you have a talent and push you in a certain direction because you’re good at doing something. But it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s what you’re meant to be doing. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s your purpose. You’re the only one who can dial into the purpose piece and you can do that by asking and looking at where you’ve been energized in the past. What work lights you up? What people light you up? What audiences do you enjoy serving? Who do you want to connect with? Who do you like being around? What do you want to build your life around and be known for? These are all questions you need to ask yourself. We unpack a LOT in this episode and know you’ll get value whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to build your empire or an executive looking to climb that corporate ladder. What are your thoughts on personal branding and visibility? Do you agree with all that Amanda has said? What were you biggest takeaways and how will you use these things to shift your brand and business? Visit http://www.amandamillerlittlejohn.com/ to find out more about Amanda and Package Your Genius. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Amanda’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is doing what’s inside of me and impacting the people and audiences I care about the most.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “To die, empty.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Amanda and the truth about wealth is it’s available to everyone and it’s available to you at any time.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
August 15, 2019
What does it mean to be an empire builder? What needs to shift in your mindset for you to go from an employee or entrepreneur to an empire builder? And, how can you best set yourself up for success?  We’re covering all these questions and more on today’s episode with Gerald Washington, my husband, for the release of his book Don’t Start a Business, Build an Empire. In this episode, we’re going deep into this idea of empire building, where Gerald shares our personal story, explains concepts from his book and gives practical advice for building your empire. This episode is brought to you by the Redefining Wealth LIVE podcast taping in Atlanta on Sunday, October 13th! Pick up some gems of wisdom and meet Purpose Chasers from all over. Limited Tickets available at RedefiningWealthLive.com! About Gerald Washington When he’s not building his own empire, Gerald Washington is using his leadership, innovation and business acumen to empower others to move beyond being just another entrepreneur to becoming their own empire builder. His passion for business and entrepreneurship didn’t start when Gerald was the partner and president of Steve Harvey World Group, nor did it start just after college when he launched a boutique real estate company with his then girlfriend and future wife, Patrice, a business venture that would help him build a multi-million dollar real estate empire by his mid-20s. It actually began when he was in high school and created a 5-figure business as a teenager. Which you’ll hear more about shortly. Today his genius is turning missed opportunities for others into thriving empires – he is all about sharing his experiences and wisdom to help others find the wealth that he has gained through his own love of the game of wealth.  You see, his own empire includes multiple multi-unit real estate holdings, a transportation company, brand management agency and now a transformational portfolio with his own speaking, co-coaching programs and a new book, Don’t Just Start a Business, Build an Empire.  Our Story from Gerald’s Perspective I talk about our story a lot on the podcast, but Gerald doesn’t. So one of the things I asked him to cover was telling our story from his perspective. Here’s what he has to say: Before the 2008 Recession, Patrice and I had a thriving real estate empire. We were very successful in what we knew, but we’d neglected to have a guide or mentor to give us advice. So, when the real estate market took a turn, we weren’t prepared for it because, one, I wasn’t watching the market and wasn’t aware of what was happening, and two, I didn’t have anyone to talk to about it besides my peers. And so the market crashed and without a road map or guide, we lost it all.  At that point we went to New Orleans to try and hold onto the last of our properties, and it became very clear that I needed to get a job by any means necessary. I went to McDonald’s, Burger King and Hardee’s, but they all told me no. I then went to Taco Bell and said, “Listen, whatever job you have, I’ll take it. I’ll clean toilets, I’ll work food prep, I’ll run the register, whatever you need me to do.” And they gave me a job. “I went from a 7-figure business owner to working at Taco Bell and making about $2,400 a month.” I was so grateful for that job though, because it gave us some stability. After nine months in New Orleans, I followed Patrice to Atlanta and was able to work at a Taco Bell there.  Fortunately for us, Patrice was working for the Steve Harvey Show and had built a relationship with the people there. It was through that connection that I was offered an opportunity to watch Steve’s manager’s house every night while they were having construction done.  I did that for three months, but what I also did was notice things. I’d walk around the house at night and make notes of the construction that’d been done during the day and I’d communicate these things with the homeowner – noting things he might want to look at or ask about. What I didn’t know was by doing this, I was essentially interviewing for a potential job in the future, which I got when the Steve Harvey Show asked me to come work in the office. . .  Listen in for more of that story, but we also tackle why Gerald decided to write Don’t Start a Business, Build an Empire. According to him it takes the same energy to develop the concept for a business as it does to create the concept for an empire – the only difference is mindset. And with the right mindset, you can expand what you consider to be your entrepreneurial effort into something that can become a global empire if you’re willing to look at things like expansion, sustainability and allowing others to participate in the conversation. So I wrote the book to help shift the mindset of entrepreneurs out there who can’t see the empire just yet. “Unfortunately, many of us don’t look at how to expand our entrepreneurial efforts beyond us running things.”  We also tackle Gerald’s thoughts behind many entrepreneurs going in circles – over-thinking, over-creating and attempting to over-deliver, but the end result is they spend too much effort and energy and put themselves under too much unnecessary stress. He says, “We do a great job of over-complicating the simple things, and in-turn lose profitability. Take In-N-Out Burger for example. They have three options with the burger purchase – with French Fries, Coke products or a milkshake, and their lines are out the door. They’re thriving and simple.” Now, take The Cheesecake Factory. They have so much crammed onto their menu with hundreds of choices. It’s too much for the consumer and for me, every time I go there, I don’t even read the menu; I just order what I’ve ordered before.  “Here’s the truth, you don’t need to have 10 offers to be successful, and when you do, you make it hard for people to choose how to work with you.”  In your business, if you want to add certain items to your “menu,” do it when the time is right, when you’ve perfected the selected things you do offer and then do it sporadically so the consumer gets excited about it and there’s a supply and demand to it. Listen to the full episode for more gems on building your empire and learn more about Gerald Washington by visiting www.GeraldWashington.com or follow on Instagram at @empirebuildergw. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Gerald’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Happiness.”  Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Freedom from a job.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Gerald Washington and the truth about wealth is that it is not tied to money.”  LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
August 8, 2019
A few days ago, I was reading through the MBA courses I need to take this semester for my Behavioral Finance degree. Each course listing said it required an average time commitment of 20-25 hours a week, and as soon as I read that, I started thinking about all things I have going on this semester, and I felt the words “This is going to be impossible” about to slip out of my mouth. Now, if you know me, you know that I believe words are powerful, and what you verbalize, you magnify and magnetize. So, if I allowed myself to believe – before I’d even started – that it would be impossible, I would make it impossible. In this episode, we’ll look at what it means when we say things are impossible, and learn what’s needed to shift our belief from impossible to possible.  This episode is brought to you by Redefining Wealth LIVE from Atlanta! Join me, a special guest and Purpose Chasers from across the globe for a LIVE podcast taping of your favorite podcast! Limited tickets on sale NOW! It IS Possible Before I go any further into today’s discussion, I want you to know this: One hundred percent is actually possible 100% of the time.  I learned this concept many years ago and it’s stuck with me. Whenever I’m feeling like there are too many things that need to get done, I think, “Okay, Patrice, nothing is truly impossible.” In other words, if I’ve said yes to something, I should have a good idea of what it includes. Take my MBA program, for example. I know when papers are due, when the exams are, what assignments I need to complete and by when; therefore, all I really need to do is plan and prepare my schedule in advance. So, technically it’s not impossible, but rather it’s a question of what am I willing to do. What am I willing to shift? What am I willing to sacrifice? What will be my priority? A lot of times, we use words like impossible when what we’re really trying to say is, “This is not a priority right now,” or “I don’t care enough about that thing to stop doing these things over here.” Any time we label something impossible, we allow ourselves to stay stuck in confusion. The truth is, you’re never confused, you’re just not humble enough yet to ask for the support and help you need, because there’s an answer out there – AND there’s always an answer out there. “It’s not impossible. It’s that your ego is in the way or you’re just not that interested.” For me, I recognize that in order to increase my probability for success, I’m going to need to adjust my schedule and shift my priorities. But how do I or you do that? How do I or you make something a priority in my or your life?  Well, here are three things to consider: 1. Make It Meaningful In order to make something a priority in your life, you have to make sure it’s meaningful. This means you’ll have to understand the purpose behind what you’re doing – the WHY, in other words. One of the reasons why I wanted to do an MBA program is because back in the day I knew people’s money problems weren’t coming from their lack of budget or bank account balance – they were coming from a learned behavior and I wanted to help people shift that behavior. So, I decided to get a degree in Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance to understand this behavior more and to see if what I’d been teaching people for years was real. It meant a lot to me to understand this and to separate myself from “someone who’d lost all her money and now wanted to help people with her story” to being someone who has more meat in the game and understands how to apply the theory with the practical. Now, of course, this would mean expanding my knowledge in a way that positions me to serve more of the people who need me most. So, for me, it was worth the additional hours. It was worth the money invested. And it was worth the time away from friends. “In order to make something a priority, you have to make sure that it’s meaningful to you.”  2. Don’t Find Time, MAKE Time I’m in the process of planning my weeks out well in advance. And for me, I start my schedule with the end in mind. So, for instance, if I know that at the end of this 8-week term I have a paper due, then I schedule days and times for me to do research for the paper, and time for me to write the paper. For me, it’s not about finding time, but about making it. “You don’t find time because time is not hiding from you.”  If there’s something you want to do and if it’s meaningful to you, then in order to make it a priority, you have to approach it with a sense of, “I will get this done – by any means necessary.” That might mean some give and take of things, and that’s okay. My family understands that for a year this is what I’m doing, and at the end of the day, there’s a greater vision for how this will benefit our family. My team, too, understands I will need greater support, so I’ll be delegating more to focus on this priority.  3. Invest in What You Want Whether your investment is time, energy, money or all three, you have to be willing to invest in the thing you want. “Where there is no transaction, there will be no transformation.” To me, anything that is worth it and will change your life, is going to take some level of drastic investment. And if it doesn’t or if it comes easily to you, then it probably wasn’t worth it.  Getting the desired results should motivate you to make whatever it is a priority. In other words, in order to make those impossible things possible, you have to be willing to invest in whatever it’s going to take for you to get mastery over it.  Be Committed, Not Just Interested Your dreams, goals and aspirations are all possible. If you allow something to be impossible, it will be for you. The reality is, there are people in the same situation who are crushing it right now. The difference is you’re interested and they’re committed. You’re interested and they’re committed. Think about that and decide how committed you are. If you say you want it or if you say you’re going to do it, decide now how you’re going to make it your priority and let me know in the comments what you’re committing to. Need some help figuring out how to commit to what you want? Check out these past episodes: Commitment Makes the Difference – In this episode, I talk more on the topic of being interested or committed? Interested people rarely achieve their goals. They may start, but they don’t finish. Committed people do it by any means necessary. I’m Not Above Backing Out – Some of you can’t find time because you have so many things on your calendar that you’ve been doing for years just because. Not because you still love them, not because they bring you joy, but because you do them out of obligation. The truth is, in order to go where you’re going, you’re going to have to give somethings up. Lisa Bilyeu – How All-in Am I Really? – If you’re saying you’re going to do something, then you have to be all-in. If I’m all in on this degree, then that means some of the other things I’d like to launch I have to delay. I have to be 100 percent all-in; I can’t be all-in on only 50 percent of things. Reality is, I have to choose each quarter what am I going all-in on and stick to it.  Two Words I’m Adding to Every Goal: Grace and Ease – For many of us, every time we want to go to the next level the thing that stops us is the fact we imagine the stress and struggle before we even get started. Instead of approaching things this way, I add a disclaimer to each goal –I will complete said goal with grace and ease. How would adding this disclaimer change you attitude or approach? LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
August 1, 2019
Redefining Wealth: The People, Work + Money Pillars This week, we’re doing another rewind here at Redefining Wealth. If you missed us last week, go back and have a listen because this week’s episode builds on the three pillars we covered last week.  At Redefining Wealth, we believe becoming wealthy has 100% nothing to do with money – IT has 100% to do with your mindset toward money. What is in your mind, as well as what happens in every aspect of your life plays a part in your financial goals.  If you’re living in a cluttered space, most likely your finances will reflect that. If you’re not fulfilled in the work you do, your finances will reflect that, too. It’s a vicious cycle, but one you can break if you’re willing to do the mindset work that goes with it.  So many of us were raised to chase money, but chasing money is not enough. I’m living proof of that. I’ve made a lot of money and then lost it all in the Great Recession. Through that experience though, I’ve learned it’s not about the money. This week we review how and why it’s about tapping into the other areas of your life and making sure those moments are just as fulfilling and in line with your vision. “The more you become fulfilled in other areas of your life, the easier time you’ll have with money.”  People Pillar So often I get asked how I went from sleeping on my brother’s couch to giving expert money advice on the Steve Harvey show.  The short answer: It was never about chasing the money. It was not by knowing every item on my credit report. It was about understanding the six pillars, especially the people pillar, and knowing that relationships matter.  “Relationships are a key part to building wealth – you need allies and advocates to connect you to opportunities.”  Surprisingly many people don’t value relationships. They don’t make wise decisions when it comes to how they interact with people. I’ve been in these relationships before, especially in business.  For instance, I’ve hired someone who I thought was great to work with. However, that person ended up disregarding timelines, the contract and failing to acknowledge the breakdown. All of these things ultimately damaged our relationship.  I believe in the golden rule – treat people how you want to be treated. You don’t reach out to someone ONLY when you want something, and when there is breakdown, you don’t run and hide, you talk to them and figure out a way forward together.  “If we thought more deeply about our relationships, it would change our conversations, attitudes and the way we do business.”  Work Pillar This pillar is all about living out your life’s purpose, which I see as the key to wealth. For me, I’ve always gone well beyond the normal budgeting and couponing conversation. If you look at Real Money Answers for Every Woman, you’ll notice in the book – before I ever talk about a budget or a savings account – I talk about mindset and creating wealthy habits, and the importance of giving yourself permission to earn more money.   I know when I lost everything, it wasn’t about cutting coupons or using reward cards. It was about using the gifts and talents I’d been born with to produce wealth. When you’re not excited or fired up by the work you’re doing, then you’re looking for ways to fill the void, and to me, this lack of fulfillment is the number one reason people mismanage money. In other words, they’re unfulfilled and they think buying things or using their money on x, y and z is going to provide the fulfillment they need, but it never does.  When you’re working in your purpose, you bring a sense of enthusiasm and energy to your work. You want to operate in excellence. You want to be known for greatness. It naturally puts you in a space where you attract more because people want to work with you and they want to bring opportunities your way – that does not happen to someone who is working merely to get by.  Money Pillar  You know by now that I’m not a fan of chasing money, that’s true. What I am a fan of is attracting the prosperity you desire, and I think when you bring all of these pillars together, it becomes more of an attraction thing than a running-after-and-chasing thing.  My sweet spot has been showing people how to make and manage their money masterfully. That’s what I’m good at. I can talk to you about budgets and debt elimination, but if you don’t have some of these pillars mastered, you’ll never do what needs to be done because you won’t have the right mindset. You won’t have the right behaviors yet.  People often ask me, “What’s the greatest lesson I can know about money?” And I say, “It’s not about savings or your 401k, it’s that what you respect will become what you perfect.” In other words, we’ve been conditioned to jump into a relationship with money without ever being trained on how to properly acknowledge and respect money.  Think about it. What you have with money is a relationship, and any relationship that’s rooted in acknowledgment and appreciation, is bound to be healthier. It’s bound to be healthier than a relationship where there’s no communication or a lack of interest.  “You have to check in and show respect in order to have the best relationship you can with your money.”  So, how do you do this? Block time on your calendar each week or each month to check in with your money. Look at what’s coming in, what’s going out and find areas where you can do better.  Reserving the time to have that conversation nurtures the relationship and gets you on better ground with your money. These last two weeks, we’ve looked at all aspects of the six pillars because I’m convinced this journey is not only about money. The successes we have with money and wealth are based on our well-being and happiness in all the other areas of our life.  Did you find this rewind helpful? Which pillar are you committed to working on first? PEOPLE Pillar Faves Charreah Jackson: Go Hard AND Go Home Boundaries Are Necessities Sheri Riley: The Value of Being Present WORK Pillar Faves: Finish Strong: Determine What's Important Now Lyn Talbert: Why Making Time for You Is Mandatory Mikki Taylor: You Can Keep Your Makeover MONEY Pillar Faves: Dr. Dennis Kimbro: Wealth is a Choice Dr. Daniel Crosby: The Best Thing You Can Do is Nothing Dr. Brad Klontz: The Truth About Savings And if you’re specifically struggling with a pillar and need additional support, go to www.patricewashington.com/watch and choose a pillar in the dropdown. LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
July 25, 2019
We celebrated our 100th episode a couple of weeks ago, and I thought now would be the perfect time to re-introduce the six pillars of Redefining Wealth. So, we’re doing a rewind to refresh your memory of what I mean when I say “redefining wealth.” Also, if ’you’re new here, Welcome! This episode will help you gain an in-depth understanding of what you can expect from the Redefining Wealth community.  Before we dive in, I have a question for you: Did you know the original definition of wealth had nothing to do with money? Wealth, in its true origins, focused on an individual’s well-being, meaning it was about overall life happiness and fulfillment. And when I created Redefining Wealth, I did so in the spirit of the original meaning of “wealth”: “Wealth in our eyes is not about money and material possessions. It’s about well-being.” In the Redefining Wealth community, we seek to find well-being and fulfillment in many areas of our lives. Now, we recognize that if we don’t get clarity around those areas then sadly, we will always have challenges with money. In today’s episode, we’re going to cover the pillars that relate to well-being – the fit, space and faith pillars. And then next week, we’ll look at the wealth-building pillars. This episode is brought to you by Holistic Healing with Amy. If you need to talk to an expert about which foods can help you progress in the FIT Pillar and change your health once and for all, schedule a free call with Amy soon! Fit Pillar “Your health is your wealth.”  I know, I know, when you hear “fit” you might immediately think of the “gym.” But the fit pillar is SO much more than that – it’s working out on a whole new level. Think about it like this, if you’re an entrepreneur or you work a 9-5, you’re earning money every day. Are you earning money so you can simply spend it on prescriptions that you can’t pronounce? Or, are you earning money so you can spend it on health issues that are threatening your life? NO! You see, each of us is called into this world to do something special with our lives. And in order to do that, we need a body that is capable of executing our vision and purpose in life. If we don’t protect our body how we should, we weaken our ability to fulfill our vision, at least in its full capacity.  Are you thinking about your life? Not just in terms of the goals you want to accomplish, but in a way that forces you to reflect on whether you’re physically capable of seeing this thing to the end? And when you hit your goals and see your visions come to fruition, are you able to walk in it, live in it, enjoy it? Or are you going to be in a hospital somewhere? “We all have a vision. The problem is, we’re not preparing our body – physically or mentally – to see that vision all the way through.”  Space Pillar You’ve heard that time is money, right? It’s true and the Space Pillar is all about setting up a life that supports maximizing your time. Think of it this way, how many people do you know who operate from a space or environment that is cluttered and messy. There’s so many and what they don’t realize is that by living in that clutter, they end up wasting time and therefore lose out on money because of the lack of clarity their space produces. According to Newsweek, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things they own but can’t find. “55 minutes a day.” That’s 12 days a year. I bet you could do a lot in those 12 days if you had them back. Take a vacation. Read a few books. Lie on a beach and forget your troubles. Or, pamper yourself till you think you’ve hit heaven. Forbes, too, says the typical executive wastes 150 hours searching for lost information. That’s almost an entire month lost when they could have spent those hours making money or going to the gym or taking cooking classes. “Clutter is the physical manifestation of confusion in the mind.”  For me, every time I swim in confusion, I take a step back and examine the physical area around me. I ask, "where is the clutter?" I do this because I know my wealth correlates with my ability to clear confusion from my life. What this means is, if YOU want the freedom to create, think and manifest what you want out of life, you must first clear away the clutter. Faith Pillar I would not be America’s Money Maven. I would not be a bestselling author. I would not be a media personality. I would not be sitting here in my home studio completely restored from where I was in 2009 – if it were not for my faith. The whole lesson behind the faith pillar is about believing in something greater than the world around you. It’s about realizing there’s something bigger at work and that in general, things don’t happen to you, they happen for you.  In fact, when I think about my life, all the greatest lessons I’ve learned have come from some type of challenge or failure. It’s like Winston Churchill says, “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” And for me, my faith is my enthusiasm. It’s the belief that there is something greater. That there is a bigger purpose at work and that nothing is ever happening to me, but it’s happening for me.   “Life is only 20% of what happens to us and 80% of how we choose to respond to what happens.”   My faith is the primary reason I don’t chase money. Instead, I chase purpose. When you’re not in alignment with something greater – with faith – it can be tough to see a life that doesn’t require chasing money. I know because you feel like everything will be better when you have money, and then it’s not. What you need is purpose. I hope you’ve enjoyed this rewind of the Fit, Space + Faith pillars. Here’s three favorite episodes from each pillar, so that you don’t have to dig and dig to find more: FIT Pillar Faves Dr. Thema: Stop Suffering in Silence The Power of No Comparison Brandi Harvey: Your Roots Create Your Results SPACE Pillar Faves: Egypt Sherrod: Simplicity Drives Success Are You In a Money Making Space? The Blessing of Downsizing FAITH Pillar Faves: Elijah Frazier: You Can Turn This Around Greatness Requires You to Expect Resistance Marshawn Evans Daniels: It's Time to Believe Bigger And if you’re specifically struggling with a pillar and need additional support, go to www.patricewashington.com/watch and choose a pillar in the dropdown. LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads  Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
July 18, 2019
Last summer, my husband Gerald and I did an episode on the blessing of downsizing, and now, a year later, I want to give you an update. When we started downsizing, there was a lot of struggle, a lot to figure out, but one of the things that kept us going was knowing there was something purposeful about downsizing. For those of you who are new to Redefining Wealth, Welcome! Redefining Wealth is a community that recognizes wealth is so much more than money and material possessions. In this episode, we’re going to give a quick summary of where we were last year and then dive into where we are now and what lessons we’ve learned along our downsizing journey. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW. Summer 2018 This time last year, we were in the middle of downsizing. My husband, daughter and I were living in Southern California in a 6,000 plus square foot house and not occupying half of it. There was so much of the house we weren’t using, yet we were still paying to clean and maintain – it didn’t make sense. So, as a family, we went through a voluntary downsize. “Our goal was to cut our expenses by 60% and then reinvest the money into things that mattered to us.” Logically, we knew downsizing was the best thing we could do, but once we started packing and moving, there were a lot of emotions that affected all of us.  During this I remember Gerald said, “We’re not decluttering. We’re detoxing.” That was like a lightbulb moment because decluttering is one thing, but detoxing can be very uncomfortable. For us, we had to stick with it even though it was uncomfortable and painful. I compare our detoxing to a season of pruning. It’s a season where you’re removing the things that no longer serve you. And with pruning, there’s a purpose to doing it – to help you (or a tree) grow stronger. And so, that’s what we did. We went through this voluntary pruning and while the last 12 months have been painful at times, they have also been purposeful. Here’s a bit of what’s changed for us personally and professionally: We were able to purchase two apartment buildings here in Georgia We started a transportation company and bought our first 18-wheeler We bought a home in a wonderful neighborhood (also, shout out to Egypt Sherrod [https://www.instagram.com/egyptsherrod/] who was our realtor and helped us find our incredible home) I was able to bring on new team members for my business I launched my Mastery + Momentum Mastermind, the Purpose to Platform, and the Purpose Chasers Community Redefining Wealth has almost reached a million downloads Gerald finished his book, Don’t Just Start a Business, Build an Empire  I believe these things couldn’t have happened if we allowed ourselves to continue to hold onto dead weight. In other words, if we’d continued to wrap our arms around those things that looked good from the outside, but didn’t feel good on the inside, then we would not be in the place we are now. And regardless of where we are now, I want you to know that every transition and transaction comes with work. There will be painful moments. There will be uncomfortable moments. But the key is in remembering why you’re doing it. Summer 2019 – 12 Months Later When we started 2019, our word for the year was “release.” Without even knowing all the releasing that was going to happen to us. We’ve released relationships, conversations and material things. “It’s been a learning process. I’ve learned more from these unforeseen scenarios than I have from any book.” – Gerald For Gerald, working through the process of downsizing and releasing has been tough at times. And it’s challenged his faith. We went through a lot moving from a 6,000 plus square foot house to an apartment, then to a hotel room and finally to a house again.  All the trials and tribulations that happened with each move, from people taking advantage of us to our space being cramped, have pushed our faith and forced us to lean on each other. “As much as I want to lean on God, I also need somebody physical that I can talk to and communicate with when things get challenging.” – Gerald One of the biggest challenges we had was with our movers. These movers took advantage and by the time all was said and done, we’d paid 3x the amount they’d initially quoted us. And that increase in cost came up after they already had our stuff. That’s when I started to do some research and discovered this happens often. Families have lost all of their possessions because in route movers have doubled, tripled, quadrupled the price and people can’t pay so the moving company will claim possession of their stuff. I couldn’t believe this was actually a thing, but it happens every day to people nationwide. As for us, we have faith, but we also save correctly so when things do happen, we’re prepared and can push through even though it’s a challenge. And we’re so fortunate we chose to downsize and cut our expenses, almost in preparation for what was to come. What if we hadn’t downsized? Or if we had let other people’s perceptions of our downsize stop us from downsizing?  Downsizing material possessions is no different than downsizing relationships. What happens is this: We like to romanticize a relationship or an object based on what it used to be and not whether it is currently serving us – and that’s a problem.  Releasing people, releasing beliefs and releasing things – we’ve done all of that in the last 12 months and we’ve realized through it all that it has deepened our bond as a family. Gerald and I are working together again, we’ve deepened our connection with our daughter and we know that we’d not be where we are today if we hadn’t downsized. There’s a lot that’s happened in the last 12 months and we do still wholeheartedly believe this:  Downsizing is a necessary part of maximizing.  Now, I’d love to hear from you. Have you thought of downsizing? Have you already done it? If so, how has it gone for you and what lessons have you learned?   LINKS:  To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com  Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media:  Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth  Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW  Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
July 11, 2019
I can’t believe this is already our 100th episode. It feels like yesterday that I reluctantly stumbled into the world of podcasting. And now, nearly two years later, here we are. If you’re new here and looking for hardcore advice on things like budgeting and investing, this is not that type of money podcast. You see, Redefining Wealth is about getting you prepared for those types of podcasts – the money ones I mean. It’s about helping you understand that wealth is so much more than just money and material possessions. “There’s much more to wealth than chasing money. At Redefining Wealth, we unpack and explore all the different ways money connects to our lives.” This episode is brought to you by Radical Success Certification Program. If you’re an emerging life coach or experienced coach who feels stuck, check out this proven, A-Z coaching framework by Doreen Rainey.  You don’t want to just become a coach, you want to run a thriving coaching business and she can show you how. Learn more and apply at RadicalSuccessCertification.com.  Knowing When Your Season Is Up To celebrate our 100th episode, I want to take you back to just before I launched Redefining Wealth.  I was in a great place. My career was going great. For the most part I was fulfilled with what I was doing. I was making good money, doing good work, helping and serving people, and yet, the truth is, my season was up.  “What if your season has long expired and you’re extending it out of fear, complacency or delusion?”  Now, I’ll be honest, Redefining Wealth was not something I’d planned on doing. The idea of starting a podcast had crossed my mind a couple of times, but it always seemed like too much work. And there was also a fear that people might not get or want it. After all, I had been known as a personal finance expert for years, and while I still incorporate the term wealth, I rarely talk about those hardcore money topics anymore. I lacked confidence. I also thought I lacked the credibility to go deeper into the money topic – to look at how money connects to all the other areas of our lives. But here’s what I learned: It doesn’t matter how credible you are on paper, what matters is how you feel. A Season Doesn’t Have to Be Bad to Mean It’s Time for a Change Sometimes we think that a situation has to be awful in order for us to move on.  But here’s the thing, purpose evolves and I don’t believe any of us are meant to do the exact same thing in the exact same way our entire lives. “We’re meant to evolve and if we don’t move when our season is up, then we go bankrupt emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially.”   For me, I was in a space where I was content. I was America’s Money Maven. I had a weekly segment for years on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. I was doing other shows like Dr. Oz and being featured by publications like Cosmopolitan, the New York Post and Essence Magazine. I had a good name as a money expert. Why would I change all of that? How to Know When Your Season Is Up First of all, I experienced what I call the boulder effect. It started out as a pebble, as it always does. For me, well it looked like me getting annoyed going on all of these talk shows and talking about budgets and credit reports when I knew that money and wealth was much more than those things. I kept thinking, “If they ask me one more thing about a budget, I’m going to snap!” Money is not about a template, it’s about your behaviors. It’s about your mindset. It’s so much bigger than a budget, and yet, I’d go, get on the couch, smile and do what I was brought there to do. Then came the rock. My website got hacked. Not hacked in the sense that it redirected to a naughty site or something like that, but hacked in the sense that the hacker went in and deleted files and content, and changed the language. It was bad, and even though the hosting company restored the site, it was a shell of what it had been – so much of my content was gone. Then came the boulder. I received a letter stating that Real Money Answers, my entire brand, was infringing on someone else’s copyright. What?! I didn’t understand and from what I knew, I’d had Real Money Answers trademarked for quite a while. What I learned through this process, however, was that my attorney had dropped the ball, and I didn’t actually have Real Money Answers trademarked.  It was like one nightmare after another, and I knew it was time for a change. What Began as a Dream Turned into a Chore Another way I knew my season was up was that opportunities that once felt like a dream had turned into a chore. They didn’t excite me anymore. Perhaps one of my friends describes this best, “You know what it is?” she said. “I’ve tried to romanticize the fact that this thing started as a dream so that I could survive a toxic environment.” Ding, ding, ding. I know exactly what she means. As an entrepreneur, if you have consistent contracts or clients, you can chain yourself to something and start to believe that IT is your source. In all actuality though, you’re trying to force it to remain or to be the source because you want to romanticize the opportunity based on how it started out. “Not everything that starts out one way will end the same way, and not because the environment changes, but because we change.”  The truth is we can make anything look, feel or seem like a dream opportunity if we have an agenda. That’s the space I was in before finally accepting the call to let go and start Redefining Wealth. “Purpose evolves and you have the right to say goodbye to one season and hello to another – that is part of the journey.”  If I can leave you with anything, it’s to be honest and real with yourself. If you’re in the midst of a boulder effect or if you know that what began as a dream has turned into a chore, I want you to know it’s okay to surrender and accept that the season is up. Lastly, I want to add that one of my clients, Danielle Joseph, has a whole program on seasons and she further explains how you can go from one season to the next in different areas of your life at different times. If you’re interested in learning more about how to know when your season is up, check her out. https://iamdaniellejoseph.com/about  LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com  To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen  If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.  Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW  Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW  YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
July 4, 2019
When you’re incapable of disconnecting yourself from past pain and trauma, it impedes your ability to walk in the success you desire. Think about it. How often do you allow the pain someone may have caused you in the past to come up again and again in the present? Geremy Dixon wastes no time jumping into this topic. Join me as I sit down with my very own pastor and discuss all the parts of forgiveness you didn’t know you needed. In this episode, Geremy shares excerpts from his Unstuck Series – a 5-part series covering UnLoad, UnPlug, UnCover, UnShackle and UnSubscribe. This episode focuses particularly on UnShackle, as we dive into what it means to forgive and how critical forgiveness is to our own well-being and success. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers Community. Connect with like-minded listeners of the Redefining Wealth Podcast who all desire to improve in the Six Pillars of Wealth.   About Geremy Dixon Pastor Geremy has served as associate and now Lead Pastor for over 18 years at Center of Hope LA in Inglewood, CA. Known for his approachable demeanor and common-sense method to Kingdom living, he has the unique ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Pastor Geremy’s particular blend of humor, inspiration and sound biblical grounding has opened doors for him to be a guest facilitator and well-sought-after speaker at churches, conferences and conventions, both nationally and internationally. Articulate, passionate and driven he is one of the emerging voices proclaiming God’s desire to establish His Kingdom in the marketplace.   Actively Pursue Forgiveness “As long as we’re not actively pursuing forgiveness, we’re standing at the gate of incarceration for everyone we’ve ever held in contempt.” – Pastor Geremy Pastor Geremy says the way in which we legitimize past pain and trauma is by highlighting the fact that what took place necessitates some sort of punishment. We seem to believe that it necessitates some act that rights the wrong, and that we have to be the one to make sure the “wrongful” person has paid their debt to us in some way. If we’re not careful though, as we seek to bring about justice in someone else’s life, we find ourselves having to stay until the proceedings are over or the sentence is served. So, now imagine having to live guarding the gate of someone who has a life sentence. Think about how often you’d think about the pain they caused on a minute-by-minute, day-by-day and year-by-year basis. Sadly, and painfully, it would always be right there. And yet, there’s a world out there waiting for us and all that we have to offer, but when unforgiveness creeps in, our mind shifts from all that’s available to the pain and brokenness, and we can’t forgive, forget or move on.                                                                          How many times has this happened to you?   Arrest/Pre-Arrest Investigation “Before we can give forgiveness, we have to get clarity around whether what we’re offended about really happened.” – Pastor Geremy Think of it how Pastor Geremy does and ask yourself these questions: Did I see it myself? Who are the people bringing it to my attention? Are they credible? Is it a misunderstanding? Do I assume certain people see me a certain way? Do I feel offended not because something was wrong, but because I wanted it a different way? For many people, we hold grudges with people who didn’t do anything to begin with. And in a lot of cases, we find out that unforgiveness is not necessary because there wasn’t really anything wrong to begin with. That’s why it’s so important to investigate these past offenses and to clearly understand what took place.    The Arraignment This is where Pastor Geremy says the “wrongful” individual gets to hear exactly what they’re being charged with.  If and when it’s possible and safe, it’s imperative for the process of forgiveness to be able to sit with the person who has offended or harmed you and have a conversation about how you feel.   To do this effectively, you need to be clear on the real problem. Knowing this will help you articulate your feelings and understand why you are hurt. Then when you sit down with the other person, you can approach the conversation with strength and confidence. You can ask questions instead of placing blame, and you can create a space for dialogue. “When we are offended and emotionally charged, we’ll pile on charges that are not even necessary.” – Pastor Geremy   Release on Own Recognizance Here he says, you allow the person in question to be released while the case is being built. In other words, you suspend judgment. For many of us, a situation will happen and we jump immediately to this happened and that happened, and start making assumptions, drawing conclusions and making judgments. But what we should do instead is suspend judgment until we’ve had time to sort out the situation. Making a judgment before we’ve had a chance to look at the situation or to talk with the other person, makes the process so much harder to work through.    Trial, aka “Conversation” This is critical. Pastor Geremy says conversation can put you in a place of understanding and forgiveness. Many times, you’ll meet an individual who has lost their way or done something unbecoming, but when they begin to talk about their situation and talk about their world, your perspective changes. I, too, can’t stress the importance of conversation enough. When I have the chance to sit with a person who has harmed or offended me, to hear their story helps me to understand and accept their own brokenness and hurt. This is crucial for being able to move to a place of understanding and forgiveness.   Sentencing is Always Forgiveness The question you have to ask yourself here, he says, is: Is it release to reunification or a new normal? In other words, forgiveness is always the answer, but reunification is not always easy. Sometimes you’ll realize that you can’t go back to the same behaviors or the same relationship you had before with the person, BUT you can still forgive them. You can forgive and say, “It will never be what it used to be, but we can figure out a path forward or decide to go our separate ways.”    Restitution “People who harm me cannot provide restitution to me. They cannot undo what was done. They don’t have the capacity.” – Pastor Geremy He says to think about restitution like this. Let’s say a person steals something from you. They can (and should) return the item to you, but they can’t return the safety you felt before you were robbed. The feeling of vulnerability and insecurity that you could have your possessions or even your person impacted at any moment by someone who has ill intentions is something that can only be restored by God.    “Forgiveness is giving up the possibility of a better past.” – Patrice Washington   “Forgiveness is not the removal of the charge. It’s the refusal to sentence them to death.” – Pastor Geremy   Visit www.geremydixon.com to find out more about Pastor Geremy.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Geremy’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.   Define Success: “I am walking in absolute purpose according to God’s design, not my own.”    Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Peace, purpose, risk.”   One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: “Unlocking Heaven by Kevin Dedmon”   Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Geremy and the truth about wealth is you have more of it than you recognize.”   LINKS:   To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media:   Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth   Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW   Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW   Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW   YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
June 27, 2019
The doors to Mastery + Momentum are open for a bit longer, and I thought while we wait to start this amazing adventure it would be great to peel back the layers and share some key points with you. In this episode, we’ll look at why I created the Mastery + Momentum community, how you can apply the concept of Mastery + Momentum to your own life and what the program has done for the women we currently serve.  Before we dive in, I want to celebrate these women. In the last six months, we’ve seen everything from raises, promotions and increased income to mended relationships, weight loss and saving more money than they’ve ever done before. These epic results come from a radical approach to goal setting and accountability, and I can’t wait to share it with you! This episode is brought to you by my Mastery + Momentum 12-month Private Mastermind and Retreat Experience. If you’ve been craving sisterhood and community with not just like-minded women, but women who have the capacity to relate to your success, while understanding the struggles that come with it, I might have what you need! Learn more at MasteryandMomentum.com. Mastery If I asked you to define mastery, you’d probably say something like knowing everything possible about a particular subject or area. The truth is, however, you don’t have to know everything, but you do need to be at least proficient which is more in alignment with what mastery means. Notice: it doesn’t mean perfection. For many of us, we never create enough time to become more proficient – more masterful – in the things that challenge, scare or are unknown to us. Instead, we stay comfortable. We keep the same company, hide out, play small and tell ourselves that, “That’s just who I am.” In other words, we settle.  Now, I want you to take a moment and think about the greatest version of yourself. Who is she? What is she like? When I see the greatest version of myself, I recognize that there’s work to do – some of it is scary and some of it I don’t even know how to start. But one thing I don’t do – I don’t stop. Instead, I center myself around people who are strong where I am weak, and I invest in learning so that I can become more proficient in areas that I’m not.  “I don’t have to be perfect, but I can be more knowledgeable, more proficient.”  In the Mastery + Momentum Mastermind, we use my 6 Pillars of Wealth to get honest about where we are. We look at the areas we need to work on most and who we need to become to reach our goals and more importantly maintain them.  “If you don’t take the time to master your weaknesses, you’ll mask them with things that don’t matter and waste precious time and money.” Momentum Simply put, momentum is the driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events. In other words, when you get clear on the areas you need to work on and you begin building up your proficiency, momentum will create a chain-reaction of milestones – achievements obtained sooner, quicker and faster than you’ve ever experienced before. It’s like a landslide of winning. For many people, they experience a win every three or five years. They’ll accomplish one thing and then sit on the sidelines again waiting for another opportunity.  With consistent dedication to mastery, however, your momentum builds and that win that only happened once a year or once every five years, happens on the regular. Meet Mastery + Momentum To show you how powerful this concept of mastery and momentum can be, we invited a handful of women from my Mastermind to share their experiences with you.  First up is Lezlie. Lezlie is a massage therapist from Detroit and when asked to share one win she’s had since starting the mastermind, she said,  “I don’t want to be too broad in saying that every area of life has changed for the better, but honestly, it has.” – Lezlie  Since being in the Mastery + Momentum community, Lezlie has lost 16 pounds. She’s straightened out relationships that had been gnawing at her. Her career is more fulfilling. And she’s managed to follow and maintain a daily routine. Many of these incredible women have created exponential momentum by embracing new ideas of what self-care means. Here’s a look at how Maritza’s self-care changed: “Self-care is about protecting your space. It’s about creating boundaries and taking care of yourself mentally and physically.” – Maritza It’s also about carving out time in your day to make sure you’re doing what’s important to you. For Maritza, Mastery + Momentum has completely transformed her life. She now wakes up two hours earlier than she was before and uses that time to work out, pray or journal.  “Had it not been for Mastery + Momentum, I’d still be living with a limited definition of what self-care means.” – Maritza Some of the women like wife, mother and entrepreneur, Herdyne Mercier, came in committed to elevate one pillar and then something else happened. As Herdyne discussed, the one pillar she wanted to elevate was the faith pillar. When she started in Mastery + Momentum, she was questioning whether or not God was hearing her prayers and wondering whether the dreams he’d deposited in her would manifest themselves.  Over the course of Mastery + Momentum, Herdyne launched the LCSW Success program to help people pass the exam needed to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also raised her prices and has gotten more exposure so she can walk in purpose and spread her own unique message. That’s momentum. That’s her prayers being answered. When we asked how being a part of the Mastery + Momentum community felt, here’s what April, an advocate for children and families in the education arena in NYC and Carla, a mom and marketing expert, had to say,  “We have such love for one another. We support each other, we push each other and we never allow each other to stay stuck in a bad moment.” – April “I have sisters who support me. I have a true sense of community with women who cheerlead, encourage and pray with each other.” – Carla  Seeing these women interact at our live spring retreat left me asking several of them, “Are you sure you didn’t know each other before this?” These women have grown together, they lean on each other, they bounce ideas off of one another, and they refuse to let their sisters settle for second best. This community is exactly what I set out to create. And now, as we’re gearing up for the next Mastery + Momentum group, I have to say from the applications I’ve read so far, I’m astounded by the number of people who aren’t willing to leave their comfort zone to claim their breakthrough.  Fortunately for Natalie, an international influencer from the UK, she was willing to and didn’t let living across the pond prevent her from joining our community. “I love everything about Patrice Washington. When I heard she was doing a mastermind, it was a no-brainer, I had to be a part of it.” – Natalie  Another bonus for Natalie has been the wonderful Mastery + Momentum community, and she says, “It’s been amazing having such a supportive group of women from the US. These women have taken me onboard as a sister of theirs and I’ve loved the support we’ve given each other.” Support. Sisterhood. Friendship. Structure. Success. These are all words used to describe Mastery + Momentum and they’re backed by real action.  Now, I’ll see many women filled with excitement when they attend a conference or enroll in a mastery program, but find themselves sitting with the same old habits shortly after the event or program ends all because there’s nothing or no one pushing them to keep progressing forward. With Mastery + Momentum, that’s not the case. If you’re willing to admit you can’t do this alone, that you need a sisterhood to support, motivate and challenge you, then applying for Mastery + Momentum will be one of the best decisions of your life.  Transformation, goals achieved, momentum, mastery and the BEST version of you are all waiting on the other side of this click: MasteryandMomentum.com LINKS: To apply for Mastery and Momentum: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
June 20, 2019
How all-in are you when it comes to building the life you want? For many of us, we think we want something, but the truth is we aren’t willing to give up x, y or z to get there. Lisa Bilyeu knows how to put it all on the line. Join me as I sit down with the co-founder of the billion-dollar company, Quest. In this episode, Lisa shares her own health struggles and how she made the choice to overcome them. She also reveals how she went from housewife to world-class entrepreneur and provides some of her best mindset shifts for creating the life you desire. This episode is brought to you by my Mastery + Momentum 12-month Private Mastermind and Retreat Experience. If you’ve been craving sisterhood and community with not just like-minded women, but women who have the capacity to relate to your success, while understanding the struggles that come with it, I might have what you need! Learn more at MasteryandMomentum.com. About Lisa Bilyeu Lisa is living proof that Darwin was right when he said it’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but rather the most adaptive to change. Lisa began her professional career in film, moved briefly into administration, and then, as a founding team member at Quest Nutrition, she took on logistics – building the company’s fulfillment department from scratch and helping facilitate the company’s rise to #2 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies. Lisa then returned to media, helping build the company’s revolutionary in-house media team, producing content that has been viewed over 100,000,000 times. Presently, as co-founder of Impact Theory, she’s looking to combine her highly developed skills as a creative producer with her drive to help people build things that matter. Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You “Take the best talent and then invest in them.” – Lisa Bilyeu For a lot of people, when it’s time to invest in their business, they often shortchange themselves by just taking whoever they can find. For me – and for Lisa – it’s better to have nobody than a bad body. Talent doesn’t mean having been born with a certain skillset. It means that you’re willing to keep pushing yourself and learning. So, for Lisa, if someone comes into her business patting themselves on the back and believing they can never make a mistake, there’s a good chance she wouldn’t hire them. The reason? Lisa wants her team to know they’re never going to be perfect. They will make mistakes. They will get critiqued. Talent then could be defined as the drive to push yourself to accumulate said skill and the desire to continuously refine it and build on it. How All-in Am I? I meet people all the time who have lofty goals and dreams. They want time freedom, they want to work from home, they want to travel on a whim, but when it comes to investing in the life they want, they often don’t. That’s why I love this question so much: How All-in Am I? In other words, what am I willing to sacrifice and what am I not willing sacrifice? How all-in am I willing to go? What am I willing to lose? At the end of the day, you have to do what feels right for you. For Lisa, she put her house on the line because she knew if she didn’t, she’d look back and know she hadn’t given it her all. I Choose This Life – the Key to Personal Responsibility Lisa never expected to be an entrepreneur. She was a housewife for eight years and had been primed her whole life for that role. So when her husband suggested this new business venture – Quest – Lisa had to restructure her mindset and take responsibility for her choices. Within two years, Lisa went from shipping out bars from her living room floor to building out a 10,000 square foot shipping department with 40 employees. How did she do it? She made the choice to ask all the questions she needed to achieve the things she wanted and to push the business forward. She could let fear paralyze her. She also could have pretended she knew what she was doing. But neither of those things would have serviced her and the life she wanted to create. Lisa accepted that she didn’t always know what she was doing, but that she could figure it out. “When feeling weak or unsure of myself, I just keep asking questions.” – Lisa Bilyeu Tell Yourself a New Story Everything we believe is either a story we tell ourselves or a story others have told us about ourselves. When you’re a kid and other kids say things like, “Oh, you’ve got a big nose,” or “Oh, you ask too many dumb questions.” You carry these thoughts through into adulthood and those jabs become your story. Now, Lisa and I both realize, that those things we thought as kids, don’t define us. And knowing they don’t define us and we can come through the other side, is so empowering. “When you realize you have the power to construct your story, anything becomes possible.” And now, adds Lisa, “I’ve shown myself that putting my hand up and asking questions actually gets me what I want.” Embrace Your Decisions When Lisa and her husband got married, she expected to one day have kids. As their business started to develop though, she realized she didn’t want kids. Working through her decision, embracing it and standing with it has been tough, but it’s helped Lisa realize a few things: It was the right decision for her, her husband and their business. The people who support you are people you should keep in your life. Those who judge you, don’t belong in your life. Generally, people don’t set off to make you feel bad. In most cases, they’re projecting a judgment they have when they feel in conflict with your decisions and their own. Become Your Best Self At the height of their company, when they were winning awards, had bought their dream house in Beverly Hills and were enjoying a bottle of Dom Perignon, Lisa felt like her entire digestive system had erupted. After years of doctors routinely prescribing antibiotics and Lisa taking them, it had wreaked havoc on her system. She could barely eat anything and lost so much weight that her hair started falling out. As the co-founder of one of the largest nutrition companies in the world, she was embarrassed, ashamed and for a long time hid that she was sick. Now, four years later, Lisa takes complete ownership over what had happened to her. Yes, doctors prescribed the antibiotics, but she took them. She never asked what long-term side effects they could cause. Rather than beat herself up about it, though, Lisa chose to take ownership and regain control of her body, and now speaks out about her health struggles to help others better listen to their bodies.    Visit https://impacttheory.com/women-of-impact/ to find out more about Lisa and Women of Impact. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Lisa’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “It is how much I smile on a daily basis.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Never wanting.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Lisa Bilyeu and the truth about wealth is that it is not about money in your bank account. It is about how you feel every single morning about yourself when you look in the mirror.” LINKS: To apply for Mastery and Momentum: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
June 13, 2019
Have you ever struggled in your relationship with God? Have you been in a place where you have faith and a strong connection with God, but you’re also mad, disappointed or frustrated with Him? Courage Molina knows this all too well. Join me as I sit down with my Mastery + Momentum co-coach and talk about God, transformation and her book Power Principles: Courageous Living. In this episode, Courage shares her story of transformation. Her transparency in revealing how she was able to overcome depression and live life anew provides strategies that will empower and equip women of faith to exchange their struggles for strength. This episode is brought to you by my Mastery + Momentum 12-month Private Mastermind and Retreat Experience. If you’ve been craving sisterhood and community with not just like-minded women, but women who have the capacity to relate to your success, while understanding the struggles that come with it, I might have what you need! Learn more at MasteryandMomentum.com. About Courage Molina Courage knows firsthand what it takes to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. As a teen parent, she had to work extra hard to graduate from high school, and then as a wife and mother of three, she had to again work extra hard to earn a college degree. But through all of that she never questioned God or the decisions He made. It wasn’t until her cousin died and her marriage took a turn for the worse that her relationship with God started to change – and not for the better. Courage was depressed, and she used alcohol to numb the pain, until she reconnected with God. She owes her recovery, healing and success to her faith and the biblical principles she applied to her life one day at a time – these are the same principles she writes about in her book Power Principles: Courageous Living. Now, as Chief Courage Crusader and as co-coach of Mastery + Momentum, Courage passionately shares her message of confidence, transformation and faith in God. You Are Who God Says You Are When you go through something difficult or you have a setback or failure, you can sometimes become the thing that happened to you. The problem with this is 1) there’s an ever-changing interpretation of labels and 2) you will never be more than the identity you accept. In other words, your goals will never be higher than who you think you are. If you believe, for example, “I’m just a black girl from the ghetto,” then you will never accomplish more than being a black girl from the ghetto. The moment you realize YOU possess the power to change your reality and own your position in this world, you’ll genuinely believe anything is possible. Forgiveness is Freedom Have you ever thought someone needs to suffer for the pain they caused you? Afterall, they deserve it, right? Wrong! It’s not up to you to charge people with their sin. It’s up to you to forgive. You see, when you refuse to forgive somebody, it only holds you back and makes what was done to you an ongoing thought pattern. God’s gift is being able to forgive by allowing yourself to be free of the negative connection that binds you to the hurtful incident.   “My healing is my responsibility.” You Must Put Your Faith to Work When you say you believe something, your actions have to demonstrate that belief. It’s not enough for you to say it, DOING IT is what makes the difference. So when it comes to faith, others should be able to see faith at work in your life, like you can see the wind at work in the trees. You can’t see the wind, but you can see the impact the wind is having. Your faith is the same. It should be moving something. If it’s not moving you to do something – to take action – it’s a dead faith and faith won’t work if you don’t work it. “God knows what you’re waiting on when he sees what you’re working on.” @SeekWisdomPCW Positive Relationships Are Your Life Jacket On your journey, there will undoubtedly come a time when you can’t swim anymore. If the only things around you are doubt and fear, it will become more difficult to stay afloat and those negative things will start to damage the resources and people around you. Like our thoughts, our words have the ability to negatively or positively affect our environment. “Words have power, and what we verbalize, we magnetize in our life.”  What type of environment are you creating for yourself and other people with your words? Growth Is Not Optional; It’s Required I always encourage people to read books more than once because as we continue to grow, our perception changes. In other words, you’ll read something and it will sound completely different than when you read it before, and the reason for that is growth. “Growth does not happen accidently. It’s you deciding to increase your potential and capacity to learn.”  Visit https://couragemolina.org/ to find out more about Courage and her book Power Principles: Courageous Living. Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Courage’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is pursuing your purpose.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “What you have right now.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: “Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.” Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Courage and the truth about wealth is not only is it our birthright, but it’s our obligation.” LINKS: To apply for Mastery and Momentum: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
June 6, 2019
One of the questions someone recently asked me was: What would you do today if you had to rebuild your life after a financial loss? And it got me thinking back to 2009 and my devastating bathroom floor moment. Now, if you’re new to Redefining Wealth, you might not know this story. So, let me quickly give you the gist. First, thank you to Experian for sponsoring this episode. All thoughts and opinions are my own. To learn more about Experian Boost as mentioned in this episode, visit Experian.com/patrice. Straight out of college, I built a 7-figure business. Then at the height of the recession, I went from making a million to scrounging for change in couch cushions, old purses – any and everywhere possible. Fortunately, though I was able to pick my life back up and rebuild everything. And if I had to do it again, I’d use the same tangible things we talk about on today’s podcast. Give Yourself Grace I know for many people who find themselves in financial despair, it can leave them ashamed, embarrassed and downright depressed. I know for me, when I lost everything, we’re talking foreclosure, repossession and creditors calling left and right, I felt guilty and ashamed and I beat myself up about the situation – wondering how could I have let this happen. You see, it’s so easy to fall into that beat-up mindset, BUT I want you to remember (and tweet) this vital point: [spp-tweet tweet="[bctt tweet="“You are not a failure simply because you find yourself in a failed circumstance.” – Patrice Washington" username="seekwisdompcw"] Now, a big part of Redefining Wealth is the Faith Pillar, and one thing that it has taught me is this: [spp-tweet tweet="[bctt tweet="“Nothing in life happened to me; instead, it happened for me.” – Patrice Washington" username="seekwisdompcw"] I want you to remember these two things and show yourself some grace. Yes, take personal responsibility and acknowledge what you could have done differently, but drop the shame and beat-up mindset because they’ll not serve you well at all. Instead, get curious. Think about what you could do differently in the future. What changes would you make? What might you notice sooner? Commit to a Plan One of the first things I remember doing in 2009 when everything was falling apart was to refocus and reflect on my goals at that moment. Not what they were back when I was making 7-figures, but what they were in that moment of financial scarcity. This approach is similar to the concept “So What, Now What” from my book Real Money Answers for Every Woman – meaning, “Okay, so this has happened, what are you going to do NOW?” In creating and committing to a plan, it’s essential to get clear on the “now” piece. What can I do now? What are my goals now? What is the next best step I can take now? What is my “why” now? The other part of this approach is having a why – a reason for working through your situation. The best advice I can give is to take it step-by-step and write everything down. What is your first goal? Is it to downsize and move into a smaller space? Is it to figure out your car situation? Is it to look at your budget? What is the new normal you’re willing to embrace? And what is the plan that goes along with that? In other words, for you to take your next best step, what do you need to do? Who do you need to call? Where do you need to go? What do you need to sacrifice? Add a Boost to Your Credit If you’re like many people, when you’re in a financial struggle, you avoid opening your mail, you stop answering the phone, and you likely avoid checking your credit report. Now, dodging your credit report is one of the worst things you can do. Why? Because credit is weaved into so much of your life  – many opportunities you’ll have (or won’t have) are directly linked to your credit. Hill Harper, brand ambassador of the credit bureau, Experian, says this: [spp-tweet tweet="[bctt tweet="“The most important thing you can do is pay your bills on time and not take on too much debt.” – Hill Harper" username="seekwisdompcw"] Experian Boost is something I wish was around 10 years ago. It works by giving your credit a boost when you pay your household bills such as utility bills, cell phone bill, cable bill and others on time, every time.   Until now, things like the electric, gas, water, cell phone, cable bills haven’t affected your credit score. But now that they can, you’ll have the chance to boost your score instantly with every on-time payment. While results will vary, if you’ve been through a lot and you want to have something that allows you to feel like you’re making progress, take advantage of Experian Boost by visiting Experian.com/patrice and get your quick win! Seek Support Sooner Rather than Later For me, the worst part of my financial trouble was the sense of loneliness. I felt I couldn’t tell anyone because of guilt and shame. I also felt people wouldn’t understand or respect me anymore. I felt alone and waited until my back was up against the wall before getting any help. It wasn’t until I was crying on the bathroom floor that I reached for my Bible and landed on Proverbs 17:16, “What good is money in the hands of a fool if they have no desire to seek wisdom? That was when it occurred to me: I’d been good at chasing money, but I had no idea how to ask for help. Once I opened up to the possibilities that were out there and asked for help, I realized the variety of resources available – and that was 10 years ago. Today, there are thousands of resources available at your fingertips. It’s literally that easy to find support, and I recommend doing it sooner rather than later because another minute spent trying to work through your struggles alone is another minute lost. LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
May 30, 2019
Have you ever thought, I’m sweeping too much of who I am under the rug so that other people will like me or continue to like me? As a people pleaser through and through, you want to be loved, to be appreciated, to be needed. But at what cost? Join me as I sit down with motivational speaker, author and Live Out Loud founder Brooke Thomas.   In this episode, Brooke explains that in order to heal past wounds and live fully in your purpose, you’re going to have to bring something to the surface. We cover everything from Brooke’s cancer diagnosis and the changes she had to make to the life she lives now and how she shows up daily for her community.   This episode is brought to you by Radical Success Certification Program. If you’re an emerging life coach or experienced coach who feels stuck, check out this proven, A-Z coaching framework by Doreen Rainey.  You don’t want to just become a coach, you want to run a thriving coaching business and she can show you how. Learn more and apply at RadicalSuccessCertification.com.   About Brooke Thomas   At 26 years old, newly married and in the first trimester of her first pregnancy, Brooke was diagnosed with stage-three melanoma. Doctors discovered the spot at an OB-GYN appointment and told Brooke the best option was to abort the baby and have chemotherapy.   That wasn’t an option for Brooke. Instead, she opted to have the melanoma surgically removed—without anesthesia. After the procedure, she ended up with 50 stitches and an awful scar that looked like she’d been attacked by a shark. After her daughter was born, Brooke started to deal with her diagnosis and what it meant for her future. She knew she wanted to be a healthy mom and decided to dig into health and nutrition to really understand what “being healthy” meant.   For years, she became a student of healthy living—immersed in researching cancer, health and nutrition and the connection between them. Eventually, Brooke began doing monthly wellness segments for a local NBC affiliate, and began speaking at major schools, hospitals and Fortune 500 corporations.   “My cancer diagnosis shaped my heart into a more compassionate person and taught me how to manage stress effectively. As I grew stronger in following my purpose, I stepped into leading a team of women.” – Brooke Thomas   Now, a motivational speaker, author of the Thankful 30 recipe book series, and the CEO of Live Out Loud, Brooke helps women pursue their purpose with confidence. She runs a thriving online community with regular trainings on mindset, leadership and creating authentic relationships, and hosts high-level masterminds, live events and group coaching programs.   When the Questions Bubble Up   For many of us, something happens in our life—like it did for Brooke with her cancer diagnosis—where we start to ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this or that? What am I not paying attention to? What is my core purpose?”   The first pillar of wealth is all about becoming your best self and paying attention to your mental and physical well-being.   I know from Brooke’s story that she’d been scratching what she’d thought was a bug bite for months. She couldn’t see it because of where it was located on her body, but it continued to itch. After discovering that it was melanoma, she asked, “What else haven’t I been paying attention to?”   As women, we wear many hats and take on so much responsibility that it can actually be to our own detriment. We’re people pleasers and often the cog in the wheel that keeps everybody and everything going, but when we’re not taking care of ourselves or paying attention to the signs, the consequences are much bigger than we think.   “I feel like that’s what happened to me in all areas of my life. I remember thinking, ‘Hey, can we just deal with this after the baby is born?’” – Brooke Thomas   For Brooke, it was like a beach ball that she was trying to push under the water—and not just her cancer diagnosis—but parts of her childhood and relationships, too.   “God showed me in my moment of pain and darkness that there is light and that I wasn’t meant to live in fear of people or fear of anything—that the light overshadows the darkness. It took a cancer diagnosis and scratching what I thought was a bug bite, to remind me of all the things I had pretended were okay.” – Brooke Thomas   Show Up at the Highest Level   “When women show up full of love, ready to fully support one another, there’s no rivalry between them. Each has her own unique gifts. I want to be surrounded by women like that.” – Brooke Thomas   I love this and see it too in my mastermind group – Mastery + Momentum. I’m so impressed by the women in that group and all that I learn from them, even though I’m the group leader. All I can say is that to be a container for women to come together and bring things to the surface is incredible, and the level of healing that happens is unbelievable.   All the wisdom I get from my mastermind participants, makes me wonder what Brooke teaches and receives from her Elite Mastermind. One of the best bits is that each morning she decides how she’s going to show up for the day and how she wants to be showing up. Brooke doesn’t let her emotions run her calendar because when they do, they stop her from showing up the way she wants to.   Visit https://www.brookethomas.com/ to find out more about Brooke and her Elite Mastermind.   Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions   And with that, let’s dig into Brooke’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.   Define Success: “Freedom. Freedom to really show up fully you and live the life that you want, fully.”   Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Emotional abundance.”   One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: “Without Rival by Lisa Bevere. I believe to create wealth – emotional or monetary – you can’t live in rivalry or in comparison with other people.”   Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Brooke and the truth about wealth is it’s possible for everybody.”   LINKS:   To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media:   Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth   Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW   Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW   Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW   YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
May 23, 2019
I see your superwoman cape flapping in the wind, but let me ask you this: Are you tired of “doing the most” and still NOT seeing the results YOU truly desire? If your answer is YESSS, then it’s time to take off the cape and come get your entire life with media personality and lifestyle expert Tai Beauchamp. In this episode, Tai reveals exactly how you can get intentional with the way you show up so you can move with greater confidence and position yourself to make a more authentic, meaningful impact in the world. This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Purpose Chasers community. Want to share your aha moments with a group of like-minded purpose chasers from all over the world? Visit iamapurposechaser.com and join NOW.   About Tai Beauchamp As an award-winning media personality and leading expert in all things fashion, beauty and style, Tai has built an incredible career as an internationally-recognized public speaker, style authority, executive producer and director. This New Jersey native and Spelman College alum made history as Seventeen magazine’s youngest and first African American beauty and fitness director as well as founding fashion and beauty editor at O, the Oprah Magazine. Her vision has also contributed to the pages of top publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Vibe and so many others. Yet, even with such a high-profile career and a long list of accolades and awards, Tai says her work in entertainment does not define her. She then dropped this confidence-infused teachable moment that had me ready to throw my laptop: “I have never been defined by what I do. I am defined by who I am and how I show up. I have never desired to be famous — it’s not what moves me. My purpose is to impact the lives of women.” – Tai Beauchamp And that’s exactly the type of clarity and unapologetic presence you get when you know you are “beyond ready” as Tai says. But getting to that place is not easy, especially in the world we live in today. Waiting for Validation You see, we’re in a space where many people require validation to move forward. Now, I know “require” is a strong word, but when you look at the human attachment to likes, comments and hearts on social media, you’ll begin to recognize a lot of people are waiting for others to validate their success, purpose and even existence. I asked Tai about her take on validation seekers and to share some insight on the powerful words she posted on her Instagram page (be sure to follow her @taibeau). It reads as: “When you decide you don’t need anyone’s approval to speak, to live or to be, you’ll land on a path uniquely your own that blows your own mind and surpasses anyone’s expectation.” – Tai Beauchamp Tai believes waiting for people to validate you trips up the way you move. That’s why she urges all of us to draw from within because we’re already equipped with everything we need to live the life we want. In other words, Tai says we’re all “beyond ready,” we simply need to know how to move with intention and confidence. This entire segment of the episode stirred my soul because how she breaks it all down is so real and transparent. Needing validation is one of those “unspeakable truths” that most people aren’t willing to admit because it requires them to first own that they’re waiting for others to validate what they want and how they live out their lives. Finding Your Voice From there, we rolled into a discussion on “finding your voice” and leveraging your platform in a way that is intentional and meaningful. Now, you’re simply going to have to listen to the episode to get all of the gems she dropped during our conversation, but in the meantime let me leave you with this quotable moment: “When you find your voice, you recognize the things that don’t support your voice are not worthy of your time and your space.” – Tai Beauchamp Beyond Ready In this episode, Tai delivers a more in-depth explanation on how two simple words are creating a downright revolution among men and women who are ready for more AND are willing and more than happy to commit to doing the work to get it. So what exactly is “Beyond Ready”? It’s an e-learning platform Tai created based on the premise that we’re all equipped with the internal power and drive to live our best lives. However, many lack the confidence and intentionality to fully commit to the work required to achieve the objectives they set for themselves. Inside “Beyond Ready,” Tai teaches individuals how to not just be “ready” but to step into “beyond ready” by making the commitment, at all seasons of their lives, to intentionally unleash the confidence, drive and purpose that lies within. Visit https://taibeyondready.com to find out more about the “Beyond Ready” e-learning platform and use code WEALTH to enroll for 15% off the pay in full option. (Limited time offer.) Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Tai’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “I don’t believe in success. I believe in continual progress. I don’t want to arrive anywhere. For me, success, as we have been trained to understand it, means, ‘to arrive somewhere’ and I want to stay on a continuum where I’m always progressing, evolving, developing, learning, loving more, giving more and receiving more.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Spirituality, love and joy.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: “Every book written and every program created by financial expert Dr. Lynn Richardson.” Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Tai and the truth about wealth is it takes work.” LINKS: To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealthInstagram: @SeekWisdomPCWTwitter: @SeekWisdomPCWFacebook: @SeekWisdomPCWYouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
May 16, 2019
This week’s episode is brought to you by Holistic Healing with Amy. To learn more about Tower Gardens, Juice Plus and ACT = Accelerated Change Templete for pinpointing mindset blocks and clearing them using kinesiology visit Holistic Healing with Amy and tell them Redefining Wealth sent you. Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, podcast and TV host committed to helping people live their highest potential. I was on her podcast Over It and On with It, and I have been binging on it ever since I started listening to it. Christine supports individuals in answering the important questions of “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” She combines life coaching with spiritual psychology to help people find the answers to live their best lives. Episode Summary: In honor of our first pillar of physical and mental health, this is Mental Health Awareness Month. Christine is the perfect guest for this month. She is all about feeling your feelings, so you can get on with your best life. We talk about having compassion for yourself and allowing yourself to feel without judgement. We also talk about how we can’t change other people, but we can support them with love while we change ourselves. This conversation is packed with wit, wisdom, and real life examples of living your purpose. CLIFF NOTES A lot of times we think we're feeling our feelings but we actually are still suppressing them. When we do feel them, we analyze and judge them. Be in a place of compassion with yourself. It’s okay to let it out. When we have an emotional situation that is bigger than the situation calls for that means we are in a trigger. It's probably a big feeling that has been suppressed and not dealt with. The only way to soothe our feelings is to feel them. The rational mind cannot soothe our feelings. Learn to calm and soothe yourself and release the feeling that you are suppressing. Notice your feelings. Allow yourself to feel it, and then ask what do I need. Slow down and notice your feelings. We can support other people's healing by loving them and supporting them unconditionally and doing our own healing. Quotes from the show: “When it comes to feeling our feelings, we get pretty confused.” -Christine Hassler “A lot of times we think we're feeling our feelings, but we actually are still suppressing them.” -Christine Hassler “We are often in our head instead of just being with our feelings.” -Christine Hassler “Calm and soothe yourself and release the feeling that you are suppressing.” -Christine Hassler “Compassion has zero judgment and zero analysis.” -Christine Hassler “As a parent, you have to let your kids feel and help them work through it.” -Christine Hassler “Positive thinking is great as long as it doesn't diminish feeling.” -Christine Hassler “When you suppress the negative feelings you have less access to joy, creativity, and passion.” -Christine Hassler “As women, we are really good at suppressing anger. ” -Christine Hassler “When you're triggered, make a date with your feeling.” -Christine Hassler “We see so much more clearly when we're not highly charged by a feeling that we are suppressing.” -Christine Hassler “Often the person we need to forgive is our self.” -Christine Hassler “People can change, but we can't change people.” -Christine Hassler “We never know what someone's soul curriculum is.” -Christine Hassler “The more were focused on changing someone else the more off course we are on our own path.” -Christine Hassler Christine’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: When I feel fully self expressed. When I feel I'm living up to my potential. When I feel like I'm sharing my best self and serving at my best with others. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Abundance, joy, and worthiness. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Science of Getting Rich: How to Make Money and Get the Life You Want Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Christine and the truth about wealth is it's always a reflection of my own inner experience.” Links: -Christine Hassler Website Over it & ON WITH IT -Christine Hassler on YouTube -Christine Hassler on Instagram @ChristinHassler on Twitter -Christine Hassler Facebook Page -Christine Hassler on LinkedIn Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself from Your Past, Change Your Present and Get What You Really Want Books by -Christine Hassler Coaches Corner: Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington Mastery + Momentum Holistic Healing with Amy To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
May 9, 2019
Elijah Frazier is an inspiration. At one point in his life things weren’t going his way even though he changed the people around him and geographical areas. He finally came to the realization that he was the problem and knew it was time to do a 180 in his life. Now he is a successful entrepreneur, filmmaker, speaker, and author who thrives by living the purpose he was meant to live. We are so fortunate to have him here today to share his wisdom and brutal honesty. Episode Summary: Before we get going on today’s show, I'm going to let you know that I'll be doing an Instagram video on each of our pillars. If you are new to the show or you would like a refresher on the pillars, please be sure to follow me on Instagram. . . This is such a fun episode. Elijah drops knowledge bombs and wisdom at every turn of this show. He gives wonderful examples and has a unique perspective on how we should live our purpose and serve each other. CLIFF NOTES Sometimes what we think we need isn’t actually what we need. If the same thing keeps happening in your life, you are the one who needs to be turned around. The very moment Elijah took accountability for his actions, his life and his relationships turned around. It’s important to take account of what is coming in to your life. We need to be careful about what we allow into our spirit and our soul the same way we're careful about what we allow into our bodies. If you want to be as successful as you can be, discover the purpose that was created for you. We were chosen and born to let other people know how valuable they are. Even if you are afraid, you can still do it. Chase after your success, not other people’s. Quotes from the show: “The pillars will help you create a stronger foundation that your strategy can stand on.” - Patrice Washington “A lot of times we find ourselves in a position where we think we need one thing, but it's actually something quite different.” - Elijah Frazier “A lot of what we need comes from the foundation of who we are.” - Elijah Frazier “If we tap into who we really are, then we would know who we are bringing to the table is really enough.” - Elijah Frazier “Don't be surprised if the answer in your life is something completely different than what you expected.” - Elijah Frazier “If I'm 100% honest with myself, I know I'll get to where I'm going.” - Elijah Frazier “If the same thing keeps happening in different places, take a look in the mirror.” - Elijah Frazier “What would happen if you really turn around and put the work in?” - Elijah Frazier “Take credit for the good and take credit for the bad and act accordingly.” - Elijah Frazier “Play into the purpose of your life.” - Elijah Frazier “Before you were created your purpose was created.” - Elijah Frazier “People struggle with seeing value within themselves.” - Elijah Frazier “Open the gifts that were given to you.” - Elijah Frazier Elijah’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Purpose. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Fulfillment and purpose. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Shut up and Ignore Everybody Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Elijah Frazier and the truth about wealth is that it is identity and purpose and being fulfilled.” Links: Thrive Conference Making Money Matter Confidence Activated One-Eighty Elijah Frazier on Facebook Elijah Frazier on Instagram Elijah Frazier on Twitter Made for More Elijah@18Y.com To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
May 2, 2019
Dr. Nicole B. Washington is a board certified psychiatrist, speaker, author, and consultant. She helps high functioning individuals get help with issues around mental health. A large area of her focus is on physician mental health and dealing with the stigma around mental illness. She is the chief medical officer of Elocin Psychiatric Services and is passionate about corporate mental health. Dr. Nicole is the host of The C-Suite Confidant Podcast and the author of From Introspection to Action: The High-Level Professional's 28 Day Journey to Improving Mental Health. Episode Summary: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I am so glad to have Dr. Nicole B. Washington here to talk about how we all need to be conscious of our mental health and not be afraid to seek help when we need it. We unpack how and why high functioning individuals put so much stress on themselves and what to do about it, as well as, why you must give yourself permission to be broken and not put arbitrary rules on yourself. Dr. Nicole shares tips for focusing on the positive, celebrating achievements and what true self care routines look like. CLIFF NOTES After experiencing panic issues, Dr. Nicole realized that physicians and high functioning individuals didn’t always have places to go to for help. Don’t hold yourself to unreasonably high standards and give yourself permission to be broken. It’s important to pause and celebrate yourself and your achievements. Be intentional about your focus and focus on the positive not the negative. Practicing gratitude can help with this. Create a brag folder to remind yourself of the great things you have done and who you really are. Don’t impose “should of” rules on yourself and make yourself feel guilty. Self care is important. Do something special for yourself once a week and something more special monthly. Get sleep and outsource. Quotes from the show: “You have to take time for you, because if you let yourself die or let your job kill you, your position will be posted before your funeral even happens.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “None of us can have it all together all the time.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “I can't do everything. I'm not superhuman. I'm just a person.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “It's important of foster being driven, but also important to teach our kids how to rein that in.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “Be purposely intentional about focusing on the positive.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “Let it out and let it go. The key is not to hold on to that negative thing.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “Imposter syndrome is along the lines of not feeling that you're good enough or that you deserve to be on that same level as others.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington “Just because I can does not mean I should.” - Dr. Nicole B. Washington Dr. Nicole’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: I think success is defined as whatever goal you reach that keeps you fulfilled. Success is always changing. What I define today may be totally different a year from now, because I'm evolving and changing all the time. Set your goals. When you are fulfilled with where you are, you've reached success.. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Family, faith, and love. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Think Your Way to Wealth Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Nicole Washington and the truth about wealth is that it is not defined by finances.” Links: Nicole B. Washington, D.O., MPH on LinkedIn From Introspection to Action: The High-Level Professional's 28 Day Journey to Improving Mental Health The C-Suite Confidant Podcast Dr. Nicole B. Washington Podcast Movement To advertise on the podcast: http://www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: http://www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
April 25, 2019
Dominique Brown is an entrepreneur and credit expert. He is the author of How to Fix Your Credit and the owner of the YFS Academy and Your Finances Simplified. He helps individuals and small businesses overcome their financial roadblocks that are preventing them from financial freedom. His motto is finances can be fun, and he makes everything fun. He believes becoming rich is a lifestyle choice. Episode Summary: April is financial literacy month, and this is the last episode in the confident money series. I'm so excited to have Dominique Brown on the show today. He is incredibly brilliant and yet super down-to-earth. He and I are in a mastermind together where he shares all kinds of tips about finances, business, and money. In this episode, Dominique shares his story and how budgeting doesn’t have to be deprivation, but how important it is to have a plan to work towards your goal. We also talk about credit repair and more amazing financial information. CLIFF NOTES Get educated about money and finances, because you can’t help yourself or others without that education.   Have a spending plan or a budget. Write down what you want to accomplish and then plan for that. Dominique talked about fixing credit with people and then moved on with financial planning and investing. Don’t listen to credit myths like you can’t fix your credit on your own, changes happen instantly, and taking on more loans improves your score. To fix your credit, create a specific goal like buying a home and then meet the goals to improve your score for that purpose. Write down everything that is coming in and going out. Then pull your credit report and analyze what is negative. It’s not always about deprivation, sometimes you just need to earn more money. Quotes from the show: “When you have a child it changes everything. It changes how you think, how you wake up, and what you are motivated for.” - Dominique Brown “The only way out of the mess for me was to get educated.” - Dominique Brown “A family without a spending plan is a family without a plan.” - Dominique Brown “People budget every day, they just don't write it down.” - Dominique Brown “You have to meet people where they are.” - Dominique Brown “Your credit score is a byproduct of your financial behavior.” - Dominique Brown “Try your best and forget the rest.” - Dominique Brown “The more specific you are about your goal and your use of credit the easier it is to get on track and stay there.” - Dominique Brown “Credit problems typically happen from behavior.” - Dominique Brown “You're not going to reach your goals by not starting.” - Dominique Brown “Do you really want to win or do you want to look good losing?” - Dominique Brown “I'm a huge fan of always walking towards something or striving for something whether it's paying off a debt or having a goal.” - Dominique Brown “We all need to be well-versed about our money.” - Patrice Washington “The foundation of money is taking personal responsibility.” - Patrice Washington “The biggest fear for most people is just facing whatever it is.” - Patrice Washington “If you're aware and disciplined, you don't have to go the route of deprivation when it comes to finances” - Patrice Washington Dominique’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Success to me is waking up everyday with a sense of purpose. What I mean by that is being excited about my work, the people around me, and I'm excited to accomplish that next goal. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Having the time. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dominique and the truth about wealth is you already have it in you. More money won't make you happier if you have family and can do the things that you want.”   Links: Wealth Can’t Wait FinCon The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing How To Fix Your Credit Your Finances Simplified YFS Academy on Instagram YFS Academy Mint Budget Tracker Who Are You Becoming   To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
April 18, 2019
David Osborn is a real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and the author of a book that was life changing for me. Wealth Can’t Wait is a must read for anyone who wants to upscale their life and wealth. David has founded over 50 companies, employs exceptional people, and has distributed millions of dollars to his partners. He is also an educator who teaches having an abundant life through goal-setting. He is also extremely down to earth, and it’s an honor and pleasure to have him on the show. Episode Summary: April is financial literacy month, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to have on the show than David Osborn. His book, Wealth Can’t Wait is the current Pod Club book, and this is my third time reading it. The seven pillars in his book are very similar to the Redefining Wealth six pillars. We talk about planning, taking action, surrounding yourself with the right people, and being accountable. Wealthy people take purposeful action, and David really drives that home in this episode. CLIFF NOTES Wealth is a CHOICE. You can decide to earn more, spend less, save more, and learn to invest that savings for growth. Don't you deserve financial freedom? Wouldn't it be amazing if you never had to answer to another person for the rest of your life? Develop disciplines that will serve you for a lifetime and make that choice to be wealthy. Learn to take risks and practice thoughtful measured risks. Avoiding risk makes it hard to get ahead. Don't fall into the know-it-all trap. Build knowledge over time and the status will come. Prioritize your tasks by A B and C. Then only do the As. List and prioritize everything. Become purposeful with your actions and focus on your air game, not your ground game or just doing everything that needs to be done. You have to be the CEO of the corporation of YOU. You do the most important stuff and hire people to do the other stuff. Quotes from the show: “Money is not rocket science.” - David Osborn “You're not short on knowledge or capability; you're short on making a choice.” - David Osborn “There's a lot of ways to get there, but you need to get discipline.” - David Osborn “Have a disciplined, purposeful approach to building wealth.” - David Osborn "Develop discipline that will serve you for a lifetime." - David Osborn “Redefine what winning is for you.” - David Osborn “You learn more from the failing than you do from the succeeding.” - David Osborn "Care a lot less about more and care more about less." - David Osborn “List everything you need to do 1-7 and then focus on the top 3 each day.” - David Osborn "Am I taking the right actions right now that will serve me for the long term?" - David Osborn "Wealthy people are so purposeful." - David Osborn “Take a killer vacation every year whether you think you can afford to or not.” - David Osborn "Wealthy and successful people are purposeful to their own agenda." - David Osborn “Become the CEO of YOU, Inc.” - David Osborn   "Develop discipline that will serve you for a lifetime." - David Osborn David’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Being able to do what you want to do, with whomever you want to do it with, whenever you want to do it. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Abundance, prosperity, and contribution. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Giving Tree Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is David Osborn and the truth about wealth is that wealth is not a destination it's a process, The journey of wealth is one of expansion, personal growth, and miracles if you choose to follow it.” Links: Wealth Can't Wait: Avoid the 7 Wealth Traps, Implement the 7 Business Pillars, and Complete a Life Audit Today! Miracle Morning Millionaires: What the Wealthy Do Before 8AM That Will Make You Rich Jim Rohn David Osborn David Osborn Instagram @IAmDavidOsborn on Twitter David Osborn on Facebook   This episode is brought to you by Gwendolyn Young at Your Virtual Admin Expert To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Get on the list for Patrice’s Mastermind Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
April 11, 2019
I love having a partnership with Capital One. They recently did a study that found that 49% of respondents reported being someone confident or not very confident at all in the car buying process. They also found that 94% of respondents didn't believe that the process was completely transparent. Dave Kang is Managing VP of Consumer Auto Finance at Capital One and he’s here to give us tips and help us become more confident in the car buying process. Disclaimer: Thank you to Capital One for sponsoring this episode! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about the Capital One Auto Navigator tool, visit CapitalOne.com/cars. Episode Summary: In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we’re launching a new series called Confident Money.  I want to focus on helping you “make money moves” with more confidence than you ever have. I know it can be intimidating to handle money from purchasing a home to investing in stocks and everything in between, but this month, my goal is to help you build the confidence necessary to make wise financial decisions in every area. In this episode, I share my ideas on building money confidence, so you can build the wealth you deserve. Then I have a conversation with Dave Kang about the car buying process.   CLIFF NOTES You need to feel confident about money in order to build wealth. Clarity is what breeds confidence. Not being clear about the steps that lead up to the process breeds financial confusion. Ask why you are making this financial decision now and how it can impact the entire picture. When your decisions lack confidence, you’ve probably made a purchase from desperation. We want to make choices rooted in faith - NOT fear. Confidence increases when you have trusted resources. Always ask for help and get support in the areas that aren’t your strongest. Here’s the big takeaway this week: In order to make the best financial decisions you can and be someone committed to making WISE money moves, you have to think about how to boost your confidence BEFORE you get into the transaction. We have to stop making emotional decisions and make the ones that make sense for the bigger picture. Quotes from the show: “To make great strides and build wealth, it really requires building confidence.” - Patrice Washington “Ask why you are making this financial decision now in order to get clarity.” - Patrice Washington “Look at how your financial decision is going to impact everything else in your life.” - Patrice Washington “What is it going to take to make it to the end result without settling?” - Patrice Washington “We want to make choices rooted in faith not fear.” - Patrice Washington “Knowledge is one thing, but wisdom is knowing how to apply the knowledge that you've obtained.” - Patrice Washington “Clarity will breed confidence.” - Patrice Washington “We want to be confident proactive productive citizens and proactive and confident consumers.” - Patrice Washington “A vision of Auto Navigator is to bring more transparency to the car shopping and car buying experience.” - Dave Kang Ask yourself . . . “What decisions are being for me versus what decisions am I making for myself.” - Dave Kang Links: Capital One Auto Navigator   To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
April 4, 2019
As we kickoff financial literacy month, I'm doing a REWIND episode before we start the Confident Money Series, next week. I didn't record this week, because my heart is telling me that I can grieve and mourn even for someone I don't know personally. My husband and I were just at the store where Nipsey Hussle was shot. As someone who grew up in that area, it's just heartbreaking. I will be sharing specific tips for the upcoming Confident Money Series. In this episode, I set the tone by going back to why faith cannot be your financial crutch. It will be a great foundation as we get into the Confident Money Series.   CLIFF NOTES Many of us have been raised to believe that money is bad or being poor is more noble. This can create conflicting beliefs. We can’t just be irresponsible with our financial lives, and then just pray for things to get better. There is a personal responsibility that comes with personal finance. Some things you just need to do. We can’t pray our way out of financial problems and predicaments. We should pray before we get into those predicaments. You have to know your own numbers. We are all responsible for what goes in and what goes out. You need to accept help when needed. Sometimes you need the help of someone else to get to what's next for you. Nurture what you do know. Words are powerful. You should wake up knowing that you are ready to manage your money and manage it well.   Quotes from the show: “Whether people have great jobs or sources of income or not, they still tend to use faith as a financial crutch.” - Patrice Washington “Your faith should not be your excuse for not being responsible.” - Patrice Washington “There are some things that you need to plan and commit to not just pray about.” - Patrice Washington “You can't be irresponsible with your finances, and then just pray for an intervention.” - Patrice Washington “We don't have time to be irresponsible with our finances. Faith without works is dead.” - Patrice Washington “There is a PERSONAL responsibility that comes with personal finance.” - Patrice Washington “People often use their faith as a long-term answer instead of stepping up, taking responsibility, and doing the work.” - Patrice Washington “Faith is not your crutch for not doing well with your finances.” - Patrice Washington “You have to know your own numbers.” - Patrice Washington “We are all responsible for what goes in and what goes out.” - Patrice Washington “It's our responsibility to give God something to bless.” - Patrice Washington “Financial success on any level comes from you taking action and accepting help where needed.” - Patrice Washington “You should wake up everyday with the feeling that you are ready, willing, and able to manage your money responsibly.” - Patrice Washington “You are ready to manage your money and manage it well.” - Patrice Washington “All of the things you supposedly don't know about money are just a story that you have told yourself.” - Patrice Washington “Start to change the way you speak, and you will be surprised how you start to understand things with grace and ease.” - Patrice Washington “What you nurture grows.” - Patrice Washington “What we have with money is a relationship.” - Patrice Washington   Links: Dr. Daniel Crosby: The Best Thing You Can Do is Nothing To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 28, 2019
Even powerful and successful women doubt themselves at times. Doubt has also become a common thread with women in my community. Sometimes, we think that people who are successful never have doubts or fears. The truth is everyone has doubts and fears, it’s just that the successful people choose to push through those doubts and move forward. In this episode, I will talk about doubt and give you three actionable ways to push through that doubt. I also have a big announcement about the Purpose Chaser Community. You can sign up for free to connect with like minded people. Next month is financial literacy month where I’ll be doing a whole series about money management and tips. CLIFF NOTES People and women in general often think that people doing amazing things don’t have the same doubt and fears that they have. Don’t let doubt creep in and distract you from making decisions and moving forward with your goals and progressing towards success.   It’s up to us to decide that we are going to do whatever it takes to push through obstacles and our own fears. Doubt is normal defeat is a choice. It’s normal to have doubt, but letting it stop you is a choice. Let the benefit of the doubt apply to you. We give this benefit to others. It’s time to give it to ourselves. Write out the worst case scenario and realize that’s not the worst thing that could happen. Quotes from the show: “Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and remove this need for perfection and decide if the worst-case is really the worst thing that could happen.” - Patrice Washington “Sometimes we have the perception that women or people in general who are doing amazing things don't have the same fears and doubts that we do.” - Patrice Washington “We get stuck by allowing doubt to take root and completely distract us.” - Patrice Washington “Your doubt does not mean that you shouldn't do it. Doubt does not mean don't do anything.” - Patrice Washington “Decide that you are going to do whatever it takes to push through even pushing through your own fear.” - Patrice Washington “Doubt is normal, but allowing it to stop you in your tracks is a choice.” - Patrice Washington “God doesn't require perfection from us and neither do most humans.” - Patrice Washington “Don't measure your reality against a filtered fantasy like social media.” - Patrice Washington “Why do we give so many other people the benefit of the doubt, but cut it off when it comes to us.” - Patrice Washington “People want to support you, but you have to allow the benefit of the doubt for yourself in order for them to do that.” - Patrice Washington “Progress beats perfection on any day of the week.” - Patrice Washington “Doubt doesn't mean don't do it. Who is served by not doing it?” - Patrice Washington “The best thing you can do for doubt is to challenge it and go get a win.” - Patrice Washington Links: Mattie James: The Responsibility of Influence Sarita Maybin: Ask for What You Want Rachel Luna: Built to Survive People Want To Support You I’m Not Above Backing Out Give God Something to Bless Greatness Requires You to Expect Resistance Results VS Resolutions: Commitment Makes the Difference To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 21, 2019
Rachel Luna is a good friend of mine and an entrepreneur, master confidence coach, speaker, author, podcaster, and a woman who tells it like it is. She helps women and ultra secure men find clarity and confidence to have the life and business of their dreams. She has overcome many obstacles in her life to find her purpose in helping people increase their sales and revenue through increased confidence and living with purpose. Episode Summary: In this powerful episode, Rachel shares some of her story and how and why she became a coach. She talks about how external issues can be solved by fixing the internal issues. We talk about active journaling, listening to god, having boundaries, not being a victim, and the realities of motherhood. We change the narrative around shame, because no one can shame you. Rachel also gives some great examples of having and enforcing positive boundaries. CLIFF NOTES Rachel helps people become more confident in anything. Externally, people may think they need help with something, but internally it may be a confidence issue. As she overcame her problems and found a coach to help her, Rachel’s natural talent for helping others became evident. A coach provides guidance and asks powerful questions. A consultant or mentor gives advice. Actively wait on the lord to help you by seeking answers and praying and journaling. Take action and listen to God. Sometimes it’s literally doing the work to get past the tests that we are given. Doing work you love does not have to be laborious. Don’t see yourself as a victim. Take back your power and don’t squander your opportunity. Quotes from the show: People will admit they have a problem with sales before they admit they have a problem with confidence. - Rachel Luna I have to get you in and then show you what you need. - Rachel Luna You might be a high-functioning mess. - Rachel Luna When you overcome your pain, people will want to know how you did it. - Rachel Luna Everything that has happened in my life happened for me so I could help someone else. - Rachel Luna Coach - provides guidance and ask the powerful questions - Rachel Luna Consultant and Mentor - gives advice - Rachel Luna If life was easy there’d be no reason to go deeper. - Rachel Luna Actively waiting means you wait on the Lord and still do something. - Rachel Luna Our faith will be tested from time to time. - Rachel Luna The more you know God and his word, the more you hear his voice. - Rachel Luna We won’t do the work, but we’ll want the reward on the other side of the test. - Rachel Luna People get confused with what work means. Work doesn’t have to be hard and laborious. - Rachel Luna Sometimes you have to give people no option but to sink or swim. - Rachel Luna Before you cut someone off, offend them to their breakthrough. - Rachel Luna As a coach I don’t get to make an excuse to allow my clients to make an excuse. - Rachel Luna Do you want a breakthrough that will remain broken? - Rachel Luna We have to get clear about our identity and who we are. - Rachel Luna We are all built to survive. - Rachel Luna Nobody can shame you. We allow people’s thoughts, reactions and words to . . . - Rachel Luna Rachel’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Waking up and being alive is a victory unto itself. It means that God has said I am not done with you yet, and you are still of service. You can still make an impact today. Success is yours. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: People, relationships, and service. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Money, A Love Story Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Rachel Luna and the truth about wealth is it's limitless and available to me at any moment that I choose.”   Links: Mattie James: The Responsibility of Influence Sarita Maybin: Ask for What You Want Confidence Activated Rachel Luna Rachel Luna on Facebook Rachel Luna on Instagram @RachelLunaTV on Twitter REAL TALK with Rachel Luna Books by Rachel Luna To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 14, 2019
About our Guest Sarita Maybin is an international speaker and communications expert. She has worked with clients like Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles County, Department of Navy and the Las Vegas Convention Center and has spoken all over the world. In 2012 she was voted Top 5 Communication Speaker and has had the privilege of speaking on the TEDx stage. She’s also the author of If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say? and an expert in confronting tough communication situations in a positive and fun way. Episode Summary: Today, we continue the Powerful Women Series in honor of Women's History Month. Our focus today is on the people pillar and how we communicate. We tackle the complex topic of speaking up when it  might not be comfortable and talk about the importance of finding a middle ground to say what needs to be said before things blow up. We discuss how to ask for what we want using the right language. This includes giving the other party a vote by using collaborative phrases and the power of positive communication phrases. This episode is full of practical tactics for both personal and professional communication. CLIFF NOTES It’s important to speak up and say what needs to be said. Use phrases like, “I would appreciate” to make requests not demands. We need to just ask for what we want. Use a phrase like, “would you be willing to?” Use collaborative phrases at home. When giving feedback focus on the positive rather than the negative and use positive communication phrases like, “help me understand.” 3 Clues that you should pick up the phone instead of email or text. Sensitive subject, conflict, or when there’s a back and forth. Instead of a spellcheck do a “please and thank you check.” The 3Ps by Dr. Martin Sullivan: Don't take things PERSONALLY. It's not PERMANENT. Don't let it ruin the big PICTURE. We can use “if”, "as soon as" and "when" to set boundaries. Quotes from the show: If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all doesn't work anymore. Sometimes you have to say what you need to say. - Sarita Maybin We can all benefit from more truth tellers in the workplace. - Sarita Maybin If we don't tell the truth, how do people improve?  - Sarita Maybin You can tell people the truth and leave them with their dignity intact. - Patrice Washington Say what you mean, mean what you say and don't say it mean. - Sarita Maybin We can make subtle changes in how we talk to each other while remaining assertive. - Sarita Maybin Instead of a demand, its okay to make a request. - Sarita Maybin We need to just ask for what we want. - Sarita Maybin Sometimes our biggest challenges are the communication in our own home. - Sarita Maybin Give feedback with a positive rather than a negative.  - Sarita Maybin We do a spell-check on email, but what we should do is a "please and thank you" check. - Sarita Maybin Don't take things PERSONALLY. It's not PERMANENT. Don't let it ruin the big PICTURE. - Dr. Martin Sullivan Don't take other people's problems on and allow it to ruin your day by taking it personally. - Sarita Maybin When people say something negative it says more about who they are than who you are. - Sarita Maybin Just because you're in a drama, you don't have to be dramatic. - Tim Storey Participating in other people's drama is a choice. - Sarita Maybin Are you the person who brightens the room when you walk in OR when you leave? - Sarita Maybin Sarita's Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Enjoying what you do and making a difference. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Feeling that you have enough for yourself and enough to share with others. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Lean In Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Sarita and the truth about wealth is it's possible.”   Links: Sarita Maybin Get the 50 Phrases for Communication Text: Sarita Talk to 22828 @SaritaMaybin on Twitter Sarita Maybin on Facebook Sarita Maybin on LinkedIn If You Can't Say Something Nice, What Do You Say?: Practical Solutions for Working Together Better Mattie James: The Responsibility of Influence Black Women’s Network Sarita Maybin, M.A. -TEDx Talk To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
March 7, 2019
About our Guest: Mattie James began blogging about her favorite products and outfits in 2008. Five years later in 2010, blogging became her full-time job. In 2017, she began her Mattie James blog where she talks about beauty, life, motherhood, inspiration and more. She also creates courses and has worked with well known brands like TJ Maxx, State Farm, Olay, and many more. She is also the host of The Mattie James Show and the Mattie & Chris podcast. Episode Summary: March is Women's History Month or what I call the powerful woman month. This month I am highlighting some dynamic women that I really admire. Mattie James is a brand influencer and entrepreneur who I admire and am thrilled to have on the show. We have been supporting each other over social media and it's great to talk with her. One of the things we talk about is giving ourselves permission which was also the theme of The Bliss Project that I just attended over this past weekend. CLIFF NOTES Mattie is amazing at working with brands, but she also lives her life’s purpose with her work.   She evolved from a fashion blogger to a mom who began sharing more aspects of her life. People cared more about her story, than just about what she was wearing. For Mattie, everything is content as she authentically shares her life. People want to make their lives better. If you have figured out a way to make your life better, people want to apply that to their lives. To be successful, we have got to prioritize mindset. Our success mirrors our personal development. Assuming that something good is out of reach is a reflection of our mindset. Get to the reason why you want to be successful and ask who you want to help and who you want to make better. Quotes from the show: “When you first start blogging, you're going to be really bad at it just keep pushing through.” - Mattie James “It was important for me to show my entire life to say that you can do this too.” - Mattie James “People care more about story than they do about niche.” - Mattie James “I tried to be as organic and authentic as possible.” - Mattie James “I have the mindset that every single thing is content.” - Mattie James “People want to make their lives better. If you have figured out a way to make your life better, people want to apply that to their lives.” - Mattie James “Anytime I can sow a seed of light or betterment in somebody's life, because I shared a piece of mine, without compromising or diluting my quality of life, I'm happy to do it.” - Mattie James “Any success that we have mirrors our personal development.” - Mattie James “Ask questions from the right perspective in the right position.” - Mattie James “We automatically assume that if something is good it's out of reach for us, not because we lack resources but because we lack mindset.” - Mattie James “Until you get the mindset right no matter what kind of seed you put in there, you will still come up short.” - Mattie James “When you put out content that is really you, your following will inevitably grow.” - Mattie James “If you are with somebody who is willing to do the work, you will be good.” - Mattie James “I get the feeling that Mattie is truly living her life's purpose.” - Patrice Washington “If you don't evolve as these platforms evolve, you are going to have a problem.” - Patrice Washington   “When you don't understand what your purpose is it's truly a struggle to prioritize your personal finances.” - Patrice Washington “I'd rather have a real connection with my followers than to have millions of followers where no one is moved.” - Patrice Washington “It's been so refreshing to see my husband do the work because he wants to be better.” - Patrice Washington Mattie’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Purpose realized and purpose actualized. Consistently working on making my purpose a reality. Anytime I fulfill my purpose, I am honoring anything and everything that is important to my life. My purpose is spreading the good news. Me sharing with you how I restored my marriage is spreading the good news. Me sharing with you how I made six figures working with brands being myself is spreading the good news. Anytime, I'm sharing the good news it's my success, because that's me realizing and actualizing my purpose. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Fulfillment, overflow, and purposeful. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: You Are a Badass at Making Money Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Mattie James and the truth about wealth is it has nothing to do with profit and everything to do with purpose.”   Links: The Bliss Project Mattie James The Mattie James Show Mattie & Chris Mattie James on Instagram Mattie James on YouTube @themattiejames on Twitter Mattie James on Facebook   To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 28, 2019
About our Guest: Garrain Jones has overcome crazy obstacles. In spite of everything, he learned a new approach that helped him build an amazing life full of abundance. The knowledge that he has gained his sent him down the pathway of becoming a transformation coach. This work has given him the ability to reach into a person's core and find their greatness. He helps empower them to discover it and produce amazing results in their own lives.  He is a serial entrepreneur who motivates and inspires thousands of people across the globe and his mantra shares the title of his forthcoming book, Change Your Mindset Change Your Life. Episode Summary: Garrain went through some rough times in his life and it wasn’t until he reached rock bottom and decided to change everything that he was able to have a complete transformation. He shares how the catalyst of this event was an encounter with a homeless man who shared life changing wisdom with him that he has never forgotten. Garrain shares how we all have the ability to change our lives and the lives of others if we lead by example with our words actually matching our results. CLIFF NOTES Garrain came from a background of scarcity until he decided to focus on what he actually wanted. Seven years ago, a homeless man spoke these life-changing words to Garrain. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life. Garrain began surrendering and doing the opposite of everything he was accustomed to. He noticed that this created different results.   He discovered that what he was actually doing was unlearning the negative thoughts that he grew up with. By taking care of your health, you are also taking care of other areas in your life. Everything we do affects everything else. There are different ways to look at situations. We get a choice of what we do and don’t have to keep repeating the same mistakes. Take responsibility and ownership of your own life. Your family can actually be the test or challenge that you need to get through before you progress to the next level. Quotes from the show: “You can't change what you're not aware of.” - Garrain Jones “When you don't know how you got to a certain place, there's no way to free yourself.” - Garrain Jones “Whatever you focus on is what keeps showing up in your life.” - Garrain Jones “Change your mindset, change your life.” - Garrain Jones “When I allowed myself to surrender and look at life a different way, different results began to happen.” - Garrain Jones “I was being trained to unlearn the domestication of my childhood.” - Garrain Jones “You can be doomed to have a grave before you even physically die.” - Garrain Jones “You don't know how bad you feel until you start feeling better than you've ever felt.” - Garrain Jones “There's no way you can be happy if your heart isn't healthy.” - Garrain Jones “You don't have to force people. They will see themselves in your freedom.” - Garrain Jones “You can't open people up to this level of possibility and then leave them hanging.” - Patrice Washington “If you have a vision for your life, it's your number one responsibility to protect the vessel.” - Patrice Washington “Doing something consistently and getting the result is much better than nagging people.” - Patrice Washington Garrain’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Peace of mind. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Doing what I love. Inner child love. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Power of Positive Thinking Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Garrain Jones and the truth about wealth is the ultimate, genuine, deepest reach of my heart happiness.”   Links: Garrain Jones The Garrain Jones Flow Facebook Community Garrain Jones on Instagram @Garrainjones on Twitter Greatness Requires You to Expect Resistance Billionaire P.A. Billionaire P.A.: Your Mind is Wealthy To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 21, 2019
Episode Summary: I realized as I was finishing up the Results Not Resolutions series, that I didn't mention the best part to all of this. When you start shifting your focus to get to your next level of greatness, you can start to experience things that make you feel like all hell is breaking loose. It doesn't matter how pumped you are about setting goals and getting results, you still have to be prepared for the fact that life is still going to happen. Resistance will still surface in spite of your best efforts. We will all find ourselves coming to a fork in the road about whether we keep going or whether we give up. Butting up against resistance is why many of us fall away from our goals year after year. Today, I'm going to talk about resistance and how to work through it. CLIFF NOTES Resistance is a force that acts to stop the progress of something or make it slower. All materials naturally contain resistance to the flow of electric current. We are all experiencing some level of resistance at any given moment. Expect resistance, because no one is immune to it. Even people who look like they are doing great could be going through difficult times. When we make plans and goals, we expect the vision we have for them. Set yourself up to have a contingency plan to navigate through the seasons of resistance. We have the power to reframe this resistance to be for us not against us. Resistance is here to reveal opportunities for growth. Quotes from the show: "When you start shifting your focus to get to your next level of greatness, you can start to experience things that make you feel like all hell is breaking loose.” - Patrice Washington "Set yourself up to become a person that understands that resistance is inevitable and have a contingency plan in place for how you navigate and maneuver through seasons of resistance.” - Patrice Washington "I'm reaching for my next level of greatness, so I know that there's going to be some level of resistance on the journey.” - Patrice Washington "For every measure of resistance you face, release a volt that can help you push through.” - Patrice Washington "You have to decide that being stuck and letting the resistance overwhelm you is not an option.” - Patrice Washington "Resistance is here to reveal opportunities for growth.” - Patrice Washington "Resistance is here in order to help us create a plan or a path to overcome something similar next time.” - Patrice Washington "Expect resistance. No one is immune to resistance.” - Patrice Washington   "We have the power to reframe this resistance to be for us not against us.” - Patrice Washington “You get to reframe your resistance and make it about how you release your voltage how you release your power.” - Patrice Washington “You do not embrace resilience without having been through resistance. The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” - Patrice Washington Links: Glen Henry: 5 Steps to Releasing Your Genius   To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 14, 2019
About our Guests: Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood are two entrepreneurs who created a business together based on the power of affirmations. They discovered that tapping into their own gifts has been a powerful transformation too. They wanted to share this with their children and Love Powered Co was created. It is their goal to empower the next generations of mindful leaders with conscious products curated for the modern family. Episode Summary: Anna and Lindy create affirmation cards with three affirmations and a power phrase. The original intent was enabling their kids to understand how the words connect. They found this method is helpful for everyone. They use words like “I am” to help tap into the power within us. This is a powerful episode that highlights how we can all use reminders to tap into our own greatness and super powers. CLIFF NOTES Our subconscious uses affirmations to tell ourselves to be better or believe in a powerful statement. Understanding how the words in our affirmations connect is helpful to everybody. Having powerful positive reminders is necessary to prevent us from self-sabotaging. Curiosity is a power not a negative. There is nothing wrong with being inquisitive. The affirmation cards for kids were designed to get them away from a screen and help them connect on a deeper level. Everyone is encouraged to connect with their higher selves. The way we speak about ourselves creates our reality. I am is the most powerful way to begin a phrase. Quotes from the show: “This company has taken flight because it was created with so much passion and intention behind it.” - Anna Lozano "The more that we focus on feeling good the easier life will be." - Anna Lozano “Benefits we were getting from our affirmation practices that we were doing in our own homes were really transformative for our lives.” - Lindy Sood “The more we work on ourselves the better it is for our kids, because we are leading by example.” - Lindy Sood “We are getting back at the core roots of what it means to be human and connecting to the people around you, the people you love, and connecting to your higher self.” - Anna & Lindy “What you put after the words ‘I am’ shapes your reality.” - Anna & Lindy “We have the power to shift our beliefs.” - Patrice Washington “There is nothing wrong with getting the support you need and asking the questions that you want to know.” - Patrice Washington “We all self-sabotage at some time. Having these reminders around is so necessary.” - Patrice Washington “I didn't grow up hearing the right messages, but I knew I had to participate in my own rescue.” - Patrice Washington “We are great. We are enough. We are more than whole.” - Patrice Washington "In this journey called life as we're striving to be better at whatever we do, we sometimes forget to tell ourselves the right things.” - Patrice Washington   Lindy & Anna’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Happiness.  Does it bring me joy? Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Passion, purpose and pride. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Creating Money Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Lindy and the truth about wealth is it is all our own making.”   “My name is Anna and the truth about wealth is that it is all around us and it's only a matter of tapping into it.” Links: Love Powered Co. Love Powered Co. on Facebook Love Powered Co. on Instagram @lovepoweredco on Twitter Marie Kondo Affirmation Box Set use code Patrice 15 for 15% off   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. To advertise on the podcast: www.patricewashington.com/podcastads Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
February 7, 2019
About our Guest: Dr. Brad Klontz is a financial psychologist who focuses on raising awareness around issues relating to financial health and financial psychology. He is the founder of the Financial Psychology Institute, an Associate Professor at Creighton University, and Managing Principal of Your Mental Wealth Advisors. He was awarded the Innovative Practice Presidential Citation, is the author of numerous books and publications, and is a personal mentor of mine.   Episode Summary: Today's episode is a rewind episode with Dr. Brad Klontz. I chose this episode because it has very special significance for me. Dr. Brad Klontz is a financial psychologist, and he was one of the first guests on my show. This year we have talked a lot about getting results not just setting resolutions. One of the results I wanted for 2018 was to become a certified Behavioral Finance Specialist. Thanks to the influence of Dr. Brad Klontz, I will have my certification in financial psychology within the next month which has sparked another result I have my sights on for 2019; pursuing an MBA with a concentration in behavioral finance and financial psychology. CLIFF NOTES Financial psychology is the study of our upbringing, experiences, and our beliefs and behaviors around money. The goal is improving financial health by improving financial psychology. Building wealth is first and foremost about your mindset. Our beliefs around money are real clear indicators of our success or failure. People who accept responsibility and believe they have the power to change their financial beliefs will have success. You have to take responsibility if there are gaps in your wealth mindset and seek out mentors that can help you out. The Banking Reimagined Savings Study proved that associating nostalgic items with savings improved rates by 67% Quotes from the show: “The ultimate goal of financial psychology is to help us improve our financial health by improving our psychology.” - Dr. Brad Klontz “Believe that you have the power to change your financial beliefs.” - Dr. Brad Klontz “If we can identify our beliefs around money and where they came from, we will then have the power to change.” - Dr. Brad Klontz “Only you can take responsibility if there are gaps in your wealth mindset.” - Dr. Brad Klontz “It’s not your logical brain that drives financial behaviors, it's your emotional brain.” - Dr. Brad Klontz “Our beliefs around money are real clear indicators of our success or failure.” - Dr. Brad Klontz “Building wealth is about mindset and integrating the other pieces of our lives.” - Patrice Washington “Start with the why.” - Patrice Washington “When we talk about money in an engaging way, it makes all the difference.” - Patrice Washington Brad’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: I look at success as a side effect of what happens naturally when you have an optimal mindset. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Love, laughter, and longevity. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Richest Man in Babylon Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dr. Brad Klontz and the truth about wealth is for me it’s an evolving definition.”   Links: Dr. Brad Klontz: The Truth About Savings Your Mental Wealth OCCAM Your Mental Wealth Advisor Dr. Brad Klontz on YouTube @DrBradKlontz on Twitter Books by Dr. Brad Klontz Financial Psychology Institute Dr. Thema: Stop Suffering in Silence Nehemiah Davis: Create Your Circle of Greatness Crystal Escobar: No More Shoulds Monique Coleman: Peel Back the Layers Glen Henry: 5 Steps to Releasing Your Genius Getting Sentimental Could Increase Your Savings Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 31, 2019
About our Guest:Glen Henry is a musician turned YouTube sensation. His Beleaf in Fatherhood channel has surpassed 100K subscribers. He also has a website and podcast of the same name. He is the speaker behind the impactful TED Talk, What I've Learned About Parenting as a Stay-at-home Dad, as well as, the author of It’s Bedtime Now. This father of three, soon to be four, wants to create a positive impact on both fathers and mothers. His popularity is growing, and he can be seen everywhere including on a new Pamper’s commercial with singer, John Legend.   Episode Summary: I am so excited to have Glen on the show today. We talk about how Glen used his honest approach to fatherhood to transition from music to building an audience and becoming a YouTube sensation. He talks about the 5 steps to releasing genius. If you are feeling stuck or blame your lack of success on someone else, pay special attention to whether you could be missing a key step in releasing your genius and creativity. CLIFF NOTES Glen knew the Internet would be the right platform to reach his audience. He made a 15-year plan and achieved those goals in two years. The first stage that you're genius stands on is an idea. When we have an idea it's already complete in our minds. The second stage is releasing your idea to your ability. This is where your brain and your ability form a relationship of trust. The third stage is where you have started an idea, and you have shared it with a small audience of one like a trusted friend to get feedback. The fourth stage is your audience. This is when people actually get use out of what you have created. The fifth stage is virality. This is when people who aren't your target audience get attached to your work. This is where we receive the most criticism and pick up the biggest amount of growth. Quotes from the show: "I'm not responsible for my wife’s lack of vision, I'm responsible for manifesting something she can believe in." - Glen Henry “Your brain and your ability have to form a relationship together where your brain trusts your ability, and your ability trusts that it's not too overwhelming.” - Glen Henry “Sometimes we trust our friends more than we trust our ability. Depending on what happens in this relationship can make or break our genius.” - Glen Henry “You have to manifest your dreams, so that people can see them, feel them, and touch them.” - Glen Henry “When we release our art to our audience it is no longer ours. They take it and make it whatever they want it to be.” - Glen Henry “Virality is what our audience does with what we create.” - Glen Henry “How many of us do not have the results we desire because we skip stages?” - Patrice Washington "Sometimes we get so caught up in perfectionism that we prevent other people from the blessing. Sometimes you just have to release the genius.” - Patrice Washington   "At some point you have to get out of the ability stage. What I've learned is to stop making things harder than they have to be.” - Patrice Washington Glen’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Success is when you trust yourself and are able to provide that trust. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Time well spent. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Glen and the truth about wealth is that it's for everybody.”   Links: Beleaf in FATHERHOOD Beleaf in FATHERHOOD YouTube Channel Beleaf in FATHERHOOD Podcast @BeleafMel on Twitter Glen Henry on Instagram Glen Henry on Facebook What I've learned about parenting as a stay-at-home dad It’s Bedtime Now Frank Puppet GoFundMe   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 24, 2019
Monique Coleman is an actress, activist, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her role in Disney’s High School Musical. She is the woman behind Mo’tivated Productions with the goal of creating impactful media for the world. She is the star of Gimme Mo’ which shines a light on social and emotional issues that impact young people. She is also a philanthropist and activist and was the UN Youth Champion with a mission of youth empowerment. Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about how imposter syndrome is real and how to move past that. This show focuses on the faith pillar. We talk about the importance of taking an honest look at yourself and resolving any issues. Without healing yourself, you can't have the impact on your business and life that you would like to have. We also talk about how it takes faith to be honest and to do the work required. Monique is an inspiration and a wonderful guest. CLIFF NOTES At first Monique felt like an imposter on High School Musical, then she decided to use the platform to impact and inspire young people. High School music wasn't just about Monique being an actor or an artist. It was about being positioned to penetrate the hearts of young people. Define satisfaction means being dissatisfied with the situation because you are out of alignment. Sometimes we need to give ourselves space to change the things that we are not happy with. To really change you have to get to a point where you are uncomfortable. You can't change without honesty and really looking and assessing the situation and breaking things down. Giving is not meant to be depleting. It's important to set healthy boundaries. It’s important to take care of yourself. Self care is very important. Quotes from the show: “By achieving your dream you actually unlock your purpose.” - Monique Coleman “If I don't get another opportunity can I have used this moment for something more than just myself.”  - Monique Coleman “No matter who you are or what you achieve you still have to be willing to do the work.” - Patrice Washington The toughest work you will do is asking yourself "Why?" - Patrice Washington “Align to how you want to feel - NOT just what you want to do.” - Monique Coleman “Your business cannot grow past the point that you haven't healed.” - Monique Coleman “When you congratulate me don't focus on the results, congratulate me for my resilience to get to the results.” - Monique Coleman “Gratitude doesn't equate to complacency.” - Patrice Washington “None of us have the answers. We just keep taking one more step until we ultimately create something people can see.” - Monique Coleman “Divine dissatisfaction is allowing yourself to be dissatisfied with a situation not because you're complaining but because you're out of alignment.” - Monique Coleman “Sometimes gratitude can become a mask for the reality of our situation which cannot change unless we look at it honestly.” - Patrice Washington “I can love myself through the discomfort of knowing I'm not where I want to be or in alignment.”  - Monique Coleman “Giving is not meant to be depleting.” - Monique Coleman “I no longer accept "busy" as a compliment.” - Monique Coleman “I was hiding out in the gym so I didn't have to face the areas I really needed to heal in.” - Monique Coleman “Feeling better isn't always being better. Just because you feel good it doesn't mean you are good.” - Monique Coleman “If you aren't making any mistakes you probably aren't taking any risks or growing.” - Patrice Washington Monique’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Being at peace. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Freedom One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Monique and the truth about wealth is we only have what we believe we deserve.”   Links: Monique Coleman on Instagram @gimmemotalk on Twitter Monique Coleman on Facebook Monique Coleman The Youth Assembly Mo’tivated Productions Boundaries Are Necessities   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 17, 2019
About our Guest:Crystal Escobar is a mother, author, entrepreneur, blogger, and podcaster and a wannabe balanced mom. When Crystal first became a mom she wondered if she could be there for her kids and be there for herself. She started exploring her quest for balance in 2010 and now she helps other moms find purpose and balance. She now juggles her blog, podcast, business, and four kids, sharing her journey along the way. Episode Summary: This is Part 3 of our Results NOT Resolutions series. Today, I am joined by Crystal Escobar an author and entrepreneur who says, "we cannot live our life based on shoulds." Today's focus is on the space pillar which is all about setting up your life to support you. We talk about achieving balance and when to let things go. We talk about how it is okay to ask for help and how creating a list with 30-minute intervals can help get things done and about why it’s critical to let things go and not worry about the expectations of others. CLIFF NOTES Don't live your life based on “shoulds” and trying to manage the expectations of others. Harmony can be an upgrade to balance. It's okay to have your own goals and aspirations and try to achieve balance in your life. Sometimes you have to let expectations go and accept that having kids means that sometimes your house will be messy and unorganized. Be organized and set up your workspace, so that you can focus on what you're doing and not be distracted by clutter around you. Multitasking and trying to do more than one project at a time will actually cost you time in the long run. To be productive, create a 30-minute list. List things you need to get done and use a timer to work on each item. It’s okay to set time aside for yourself and your work and get help or outsource some of the household stuff. Quotes from the show: “Include your kids in what you're working on so they understand what's possible.” - Crystal Escobar“Balance to me is more about a state of mind. It's not about all the things I can get done in one day.” - Crystal Escobar“When you're trying to be creative you have to clear the clutter.” - Crystal Escobar“We're not as effective as we think we are when we're doing two or more things at once.” - Crystal EscobarUse a timer when you're organizing and then tell yourself "It's time to move on." - Crystal Escobar“Become okay with B- work in certain areas.” - Patrice Washington“When your space is in order it teaches others how to treat you.” - Patrice Washington“Maybe you can't have a balanced day, but you can plan for a balanced week.” - Crystal Escobar“Get rid of the "shoulds" in your life. Don't beat yourself up about what you think you should be doing.” - Crystal Escobar“We have to let go of the expectations we believe others may have of us, because we're only frustrating ourselves.” - Patrice Washington Crystal’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Being connected to your intuition and following what your intuition is telling you to do. Following your purpose and not being driven by the money. Being connected with your inner being and God and your intuition through prayer and meditation. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Time freedom. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Seat of the Soul Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Crystal Escobar and the truth about wealth is more about your spirituality and how you are evolving as a spiritual being and following your true passion.”   Links: My Life As a Wannabe Balanced Mom Wannabe Balanced Mom Crystal Escobar on Facebook Crystal Escobar on Instagram Wannabe Balanced Mom on YouTube The One Thing Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live Boundaries Are Necessities   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 10, 2019
Nehemiah Davis is a true example of what one can achieve if they try. At the age of 31, he is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was raised by his mother and grandmother, and even though the odds may have been against him, he started his first business at age 21 and started giving back almost immediately. He now runs three businesses and the Nehemiah Davis Foundation which helps disadvantaged youth, feeds the homeless in Philadelphia, and helps people all around the world. Episode Summary: It's time for part two of the Results NOT Resolutions series. Nehemiah Davis is here to talk about how every one of us deserves our own circle of greatness. We talk about how Nehemiah and I met. Nehemiah shares what the circle of greatness is. He also talks about seeking counsel from mentors who have done what you want to do and expanding your mind. He shares his story and how changing your mindset can change your life. We also talk about entrepreneurship, giving back, finding mentors, and having a network.   CLIFF NOTES An Instagram profile and a chance meeting on the street led to Nehemiah being able to propose on the Steve Harvey show thanks to Patrice. That is the power of relationships and not looking for anything in return. We are blessed to be a blessing by creating connections for people and not expecting anything in return. The circle of greatness is a community that connects people that can help support one another. It's great when one person creates connections, but it's even greater when it's an entire community creating connections. Keeping resources in the circle and having people smarter and sharper than you in your circle is the key to success. It's important to seek wise advice and counsel from people who have done it. If you want to become a millionaire, learn from a millionaire. Now is the best time to get into entrepreneurship and create your wealth. Nehemiah teaches kids how to be entrepreneurs and create their own jobs. It’s so important to learn the mindset. Quotes from the show: “If you bless people for the right reasons, you don't have to dangle it over their heads forever.” - Patrice Washington “Stop doing a million things a few times and getting upset about the results.” - Patrice Washington Finding a mentor is the fast track to your success formula. - Nehemiah Davis “Your Circle of Greatness is created by connecting people who can compliment you in your growth.” - Nehemiah Davis “You only grow to the extent of those that are around you.” - Nehemiah Davis “The moment you put in your mind it won't work, it won't work.” - Nehemiah Davis Nehemiah’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Waking up every single day and being able to do what you love to do. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Living your passion. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Think and Grow Rich Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Nehemiah Davis and the truth about wealth is being able to wake up, do what you love, and generate income from doing what you love.”   Links: Nehemiah Davis @NeoDaviso on Twitter Nehemiah Davis on LinkedIn The Nehemiah Davis Foundation on Facebook Nehemiah Davis on Facebook Nehemiah Davis Instagram Your Virtual Admin Expert   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
January 3, 2019
Welcome to Part One of the Results NOT Resolutions Series with my guest Dr. Thema Bryant. Dr. Thema is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist. She has worked tirelessly to help marginalized people. She is an associate professor at Pepperdine University and past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women. She has served as a mental health consultant for print, radio, and television. She has recently been working on Chad Loves Michelle on the OWN network. Episode Summary: In this inspiring episode Dr. Thema talks about why we need to heal and the things we do to avoid facing the fact that we haven't healed. This show is packed with wisdom from not hiding your gifts from the world to being able to ask for and accept help. We even talk a little bit about Chad Loves Michelle. This is the perfect episode to help all of us put our priorities where they need to be and focus on taking care of who we were, so we can be who we are.   CLIFF NOTES Even though the world may call you a success, you know that there is more possible for you and within you, but you have to address those blocks.   You may have accomplished a lot by the world’s standards, but being busy can be a feeling of being unworthy. Get to the place where you will settle for nothing less than your best. Get results by making your wellness a priority and stop running from stuff. You need to be healed so that your wounds don’t pollute your gift. Be honest where you are and be willing to accept help before things get worse than they need to be. Enjoy the journey. All of our experiences are lessons that prepare us for what is to come. Quotes from the show: “The greatest fruit I want for you in 2019 is yourself. When you get yourself back not even the sky will be the limit.” - Dr. Thema Bryant “When we want better for ourselves we resist settling. Even though, the world may look at us and call us a success, we know that there is more possible for us and more within us.” - Dr. Thema Bryant “Busy does not mean heal, and busy does not mean whole. There is a difference between being motivated and driven by insecurity.” - Dr. Thema Bryant “We avoid healing because we have been taught and raised by people who did not have the luxury of healing.” - Dr. Thema Bryant "You don't want your wounds to pollute your gift, and they will if you are unhealed.” - Dr. Thema Bryant   Dr. Thema’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Fulfillment of every gift that is within you. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Abundance holistically. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: I Dance with God: A Cojourney in Prayer Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dr. Thema and the truth about wealth is it starts with wellness within.”   Links: Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis @drthema on Twitter Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide Chad Loves Michelle Black Women’s Network   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 27, 2018
Welcome to the final episode of 2018. It's hard to believe an entire year has gone by already. I am so excited and so thankful to be at the tail end of another year. A year that was challenging but was filled with growth for me as a wife, mother, and business owner. I titled this episode well before I went and saw Michelle Obama on her book tour in Los Angeles. As we end the year and start thinking about next year, it's the perfect time to talk about who we are becoming. As I've grown over the years, I realize that it takes more than just saying what I want. I have to focus on who I'm becoming in the process, and that’s what we talk about today. CLIFF NOTES Patrice is so grateful for the past year and all of her growth experiences. The Greatness Guide connects so well with the pillars of Redefining Wealth. What we do each day defines who we are becoming. Can you accept that knowing what you want is not enough? Be willing to become someone who is a willing and consistent goal-setter. Become someone who is willing to ask for help and accept support. Ask for help or invest in some type of support from someone who has already done it. Are you willing to avoid the temptation to allow precious days to become unimportant? Continually take action don't let days go by and be wasted. Truly ask yourself who you need to become for your goals to come to fruition. Quotes from the show: “In order for you to get everything that you are dreaming of for 2019, you have to ask yourself am I willing to become someone who can ask for help and accept support.” - Patrice Washington “I am just grateful. I am in a grateful place from being able to look back and realize that I've grown so much.” - Patrice Washington “We don't get what we want, we get what we believe. Belief is actually heightened when we have clarity around a clear-cut path to get there.” - Patrice Washington “Most of us have to look at what the big picture is and then break it down into very small milestones. Then we have to be consistent about delivering it and truly turning it into a goal.” - Patrice Washington “Are you willing to take the next step and become someone who is really coachable?” - Patrice Washington Links: Becoming by Michelle Obama The Greatness Guide: 101 Lessons for Making What’s Good at Work and in Life Even Better Are You Actually Coachable? You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 20, 2018
We are going back in time with another Redefining Wealth REWIND. You are a different person now than you were last year. If you are like me, and you are working on your goals for 2019 then this episode will be relevant for you. Today's episode is Results NOT Resolutions and it's a must listen to if you are thinking about what you want to create in the next 12 months. I give you three things to consider to stop breaking the same resolutions or goals year after year. CLIFF NOTES Instead of focusing on fluffy resolutions, try focusing on whatever area in your life that you really want to achieve results in. In order to get to the next level,it's not okay to make the same New Year's resolution and then break it year after year. The difference between making a resolution and actually achieving that resolution is commitment. Commitment takes more than interest. Interest is talking, researching, and praying about something, but not really making anything happen. Commitment is not based on how you feel. Committed people know they have to stick it out and go the extra mile when they don't feel like it. Commitment means completion. If we could stay the course and get to the other side, our breakthrough would be at the end of completion. Quotes from the show: “I have shifted my focus from resolutions to flat-out getting results. For me, it's about being committed to the result.”  - Patrice Washington “Instead of writing really plain generic goals really focus on outcomes and obtaining results.”  - Patrice Washington “Commitment is the difference between making a resolution on January 1st and obtaining it by December 31st or sooner.”  - Patrice Washington “Talking, wishing, hoping, praying is very nice, but it doesn't make anything happen.”  - Patrice Washington “You have to be great, even when you don't feel like it. Committed people go the extra mile.”  - Patrice Washington Links: Finish Strong: Determine What’s Important Now How to Walk in Expectancy To apply for the Mastery + Momentum Mastermind: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 13, 2018
Today's redefining wealth rewind features the single most played episode of all time with my mentor and the man who says "wealth is a choice" best-selling author Dr. Dennis Kimbro. If you want to take control of your finances and your life, you couldn't have found a better episode. Dr. Kimbro’s book changed my life, and he helped me during one of my lowest moments. He is truly inspiring, and this episode is packed with wisdom. Dr. Dennis Kimbro is a writing partner and master trainer for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. He is the best-selling author of five books, and a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Personal Achievement award. Episode Summary: Dr. Kimbro shares inspirational wisdom about mindset, personal responsibility, showing up, and choosing to be more and have more. We talk about mindset, self-esteem, and the divine. We talk about how we need to be challenged to be successful and how it takes courage to do things differently. This episode is really inspirational and a must listen for everyone who wants to up their game. CLIFF NOTES Total craft mastery is being the best at what you do and impacting lives while never having to worry about income or employment. Wealth is about mindset, and we need to focus in on our divine perfection. It's critical to have a passionate committed mind, because it can never be defeated in spite of doubters. If your heart's not in your throat at least once a week, you are living too far from the edge. The comfort zone is the opposite of success and achievement. Success builds character, but failure reveals it. Don't ever compromise your values. Dr. Kimbro’s books aren't about cash. They are about courage. It takes courage to get new friends and forsake today for tomorrow and do what you need to do. There are two choices we have to confront everyday. We can accept the circumstances as they are or take the responsibility to change them. Quotes from the show: “When you're the best at what you do, you never have to worry about income and you never have to worry about employment.” - Dr. Dennis Kimbro “We have to focus in on our divine perfection because that's when miracles and healing occur.” - Dr. Dennis Kimbro “The greatest gift we've ever been given is the ability to change our mind.” - Dr. Dennis Kimbro “The passionate committed mind can never be defeated.” - Dr. Dennis Kimbro "When I met Dr. Dennis Kimbro I was so excited I couldn't stop talking about it.” - Patrice Washington   Dr. Dennis Kimbro’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or idea. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Creative men and women with access to capital. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Free to Choose Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Dennis Kimbro and for me the truth about wealth is easier than I thought.”   Links: Dennis Kimbro @DrDennisKimbro on Twitter Dennis Kimbro on LinkedIn The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires Think & Grow Rich: A Black Choice Free to Choose: A Personal Statement Original Dennis Kimbro Podcast John Johnson The New Possibility Thinkers Bible Tera Carissa Hodges: History Does Not Dictate Destiny To apply for the Mastery + Momentum Mastermind: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
December 6, 2018
This is a Redefining Wealth Rewind to one of my favorite solo episodes, The Power of No Comparison. We are in the throes of recording some amazing interviews for the Results Not Resolutions Series coming up at the top of the year. In 2019, we are getting results. But now, it’s time to focus on what matter to us and stop comparing ourselves to other people who may have completely different stories. CLIFF NOTES It’s not fair to yourself to compare your life to someone else when you don’t know their fitness level or where they are at in their lives. The only thing that matters is becoming better than YOU were before. When you are focused on your goals and your vision, you are more committed. Your goals can’t be based on other people, they need to be about what feels good to you and works for you. You are more complete when you are not in comparison. Be in alignment with what feels good to you. Quotes from the show: “The truth is there is no comparison, because we should only be competing with who we were yesterday.” - Patrice Washington “When we start comparing ourselves to other people, we start self-sabotaging.” - Patrice Washington “The story I was telling myself kept me from being my best possible self.” - Patrice Washington “I am better than I was a week ago. I'm better than I was several months ago. I am better than I've been in 20 years. That's the only thing that matters to me. That's the power of no comparison.” - Patrice Washington "You have to be committed to your own process. When you're in comparison with other people, you are going to skip some steps that you're not ready for.” - Patrice Washington   Links: To apply for the Mastery + Momentum Mastermind: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 29, 2018
Sheri Riley is an empowerment speaker, life strategist, and award-winning author of Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are. She helps individuals make choices that lead to more fulfilling lives. She has worked with some of the world’s biggest celebrities and corporations. She has spoken at Turner Sports, Prudential, and The Coca-Cola Company. She has appeared on the Steve Harvey show, NPR, Huffington Post and more. She has worked with huge celebrities like Usher, TLC, and more. She is also a good friend of mine. Episode Summary: We are prepping for the upcoming year, so the team and I thought it would be a great time to have a rewind of some of our very best podcasts. Award-winning author Sheri Riley is here to remind us about the value of being present. Everytime I listen to this interview, it continues to be a blessing for me. If you've heard this podcast before, listen again because you are in a totally different place today than you were when you first listened to it. CLIFF NOTES Sheri worked so hard on Exponential Living and deserves every award and acknowledgement that she is getting. She just considers it a humbling honor. It was Sheri's mission to get out of living 10% of her life and feeling empty to living 100% of her life and feeling fulfilled. What people we love want the most is our time and our presence. We often get too caught up in making money or meeting our goals. When we just bounce from one thing to another our creativity is stifled. Focusing on one thing at a time increases your creativity. With relationships focus in on what you can do for the other person and build a mutually respectful and beneficial relationship. Relationships and friendships may not be equal but they always need to be reciprocal.   Quotes from the show: “Sometimes I would just call Patrice to hear her voice, because I needed the stability of knowing that someone was there who was authentic and true.” - Sheri Riley “How could you possibly feel so empty when your life is so full?” - Sheri Riley “When some really close friends made some decisions that were devastating, I knew I had to write my book and get it out to the world.” - Sheri Riley “Meeting Sheri Riley has been one of the greatest blessings of my life.” - Patrice Washington "It makes me so happy to see Sheri Riley walking in the light and getting the recognition that she so deserves.” - Patrice Washington   Sheri’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Peace. Peace for me is the new success. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Peace, love, and the word of God. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Bible Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Sheri Riley and the truth about wealth is wealth and money are different.  Money comes and goes, but wealth is what truly sustains me.” Links:   To apply for the Mastery + Momentum Mastermind: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com Sheri Riley @SheriRiley on Twitter Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are Sheri Riley on Facebook Sheri Riley on LinkedIn   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 22, 2018
Art Steele is a business and intellectual property lawyer for creatives and entrepreneurs. She spent the first years of her legal career helping large corporations with tax law. After an encounter with Oprah Winfrey, she realized that she needed to do work with more purpose and branch out on her own. She started her own law office where she provided affordable, high-quality legal services to entrepreneurs and creatives. She is also the host of the Inksecure podcast and a partner at Creative Genius Law. Episode Summary: Today's episode is about estate planning, and there is no better person to have on the show to talk estate planning than the amazing Art Steele. Her passion for estate planning and just helping us be better as a whole is truly inspiring. One of her passions is helping minorities build wealth through estate planning. We talk about discrepancies with minority estate planning, and the importance of home ownership, having life insurance, and passing on a legacy to generations to come. CLIFF NOTES How it's a myth that personal behavior is one of the biggest things that closes the wealth gap. We need estate planning to leave a legacy for our children, so they don't go through the financial hardships that we went through. The people who really should have life insurance policies are minorities. There are so many benefits to home ownership including appreciation and having a tax write-off. Estate planning is an absolute necessity, and the key to generational wealth is to start now. If you have any intellectual property, you should have a trust that says who is going to manage that property.   Quotes from the show: “The purpose of the Inksecure podcast is to make people feel more secure about the legal process and understand everything that needs to be put in writing.” - Art Steele “Being given wealth that is passed down from generation to generation is giving a head start.” - Art Steele “You can't get ahead if you don't pass your money down.” - Art Steele “Every entrepreneur needs Art Steele's legal expertise and access to the way she communicates.” - Patrice Washington "When we don't plan, and when we don't look generations ahead, and when we don't take out life insurance policies, we fall behind.” - Art Steele   Art’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Success for Art is her son graduating from college and not having any student loan debt, and if he wants to be a teacher and have a $50,000 salary, she can make a down payment on his house for him.   Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Freedom, flexibility, and happiness. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without A Man Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Art and the truth about wealth is that we have to pass it down.”     Links: Art Steele Inksecure Podcast Law Offices of Arnette Steele, PLLC @ArtSteele_esq on Twitter Art Steele on Instagram Creative Genius Law Art Steele on LinkedIn Care/of Use promo code Wealthcare for 25% off Ep. 44 – Are You Building a Legacy, or Are You Just Hustling? Estate Planning Workbook Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 15, 2018
About our Guest:Melissa Llarena always knew that she wanted to help people find careers that aligned with their purpose and made them feel fulfilled. She was fortunate to have amazing examples early in her career at Chase. She went on to work in account management and marketing at some of the nation’s largest companies before founding Career Outcomes Matter for Marketers in 2011. She now helps empower seasoned marketers land ideal opportunities that align with their values. Episode Summary: Being unfulfilled at work can be a huge problem. Whether your gifts aren’t being appreciated, your work is out of alignment with your values, or you are chasing money to fill a void. My guest Melissa Llarena is here to help. She was called at an early age to help corporate people and marketers reach their full potential by doing work that they love. We talk about career strategies that embody living and working with purpose in a practical way. CLIFF NOTES Melissa knew at an early age that it was her calling to help people reach their full potential in their careers. There needs to be alignment between your values and what you're doing as a career. Inertia makes it really hard to get out of the hamster wheel when you are successful but unfulfilled. Use the 3 Ps to make a career switch. Package yourself in a way that makes sense. Position yourself to the interviewer and pitch yourself in your best light. Do your research on the business, and the individuals that you are meeting. Be human and use storytelling to share your humanity.     Quotes from the show: “Don't let your purpose take a backseat to money.” - Melissa Llarena “We should be able to reach our full potential and contribute in a meaningful way while leveraging the skills that we have.” - Melissa Llarena “Reaching your full potential as a marketer is the alignment between who you are and who you market to.” - Melissa Llarena “When you are more aware of your purpose it's easier to set your financial priorities.” - Patrice Washington “I call rationalizing literally rationing out lies. It's lying to ourselves and lying to others about why we do what we do.” - Patrice Washington   Melissa’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Doing what you can with what you have and not needing anything outside of yourself to move forward in life. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Being yourself always. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Think and Grow Rich Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Melissa Llarena and the truth about wealth is it's within your reach.”   Links: I am a Purpose Chaser Podcast Movement Think and Grow Rich Career Outcomes Matter Melissa Llarena Career Coach on LinkedIn @CareerOutcomes on Twitter Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 8, 2018
About our Guest:Daniel Alonzo is the host of the Wealth on the Beach Podcast and has a forthcoming book by the same name. He is an entrepreneur and media personality who speaks in front of thousands each year sharing his message of creating a life of passive income. After a sports injury, Daniel started working at a major financial services company at age 21. By the time he was 28, he had saved his first million dollars. Daniel has a passion for creating his own reality by focusing on first thinking about what he wants to achieve and building systems to back it up.   Episode Summary: It is possible to achieve the dream of freedom of time and money through passive income. Daniel is a living example of this. He believes that his success comes from his singular focus and desire to be the best at what he does. He created a duplicatable system to recruit and train others to join his business. Now his passion is helping others to achieve the success that he has had. CLIFF NOTES Daniel and his wife were able to achieve financial independence relatively young through passive income Daniel stumbled upon a life changing Jack Canfield tape in an untraditional way when he was 14 years old The difference between direct sales and MLM and why MLM gets such a bad rap Daniel made his business his passion, and he did everything to become the best version of himself To achieve passive income Daniel put together a duplicatable process for his agents and sold a dream. Building leaders is the key.   Quotes from the show: “The true power of passive income is the independence and freedom it creates.” - Daniel Alonzo “You have to ask the world for the things that you want.” - Daniel Alonzo “When I started to feel I was making a major difference in people's lives, I gave everything I had to keep doing that.” - Daniel Alonzo “I work because I want to not because I have to.” - Patrice Washington "People are so focused on earning more through active income that they don't realize the possibilities of passive income” - Patrice Washington     Daniel’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: Followship. Any great cause has people who follow. You have to be a great follower before you become a great leader. Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: Freedom, family, and love. One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Rich Dad Poor Dad Fill-in the Blanks… “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Daniel Alonzo and the truth about wealth is being rich in friendships.”     Links: Daniel Alonzo Wealth on the Beach Podcast Daniel Alonzo on Instagram Chicken Soup for the Soul The Aladdin Factor Rich Dad Poor Dad Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com. Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
November 1, 2018
Episode Summary: This is the time of year when we start focusing on finishing strong. It's time to get those last-minute goals in. I've pushed myself in so many different areas this year, that I want to remind you of something that you can use right now. At all times and in all seasons, you have to give god something to bless. In this episode, I give you some things to consider when pushing through the last eight weeks of the year and finishing strong. CLIFF NOTES When you don’t know the steps ahead, you can get caught up in analysis paralysis. You need to surrender to the confusion and push ahead. If you knew the challenges ahead, you probably wouldn’t continue. You will gain clarity and learn lessons while you are working out the kinks of where you are. There are steps you can take while you are waiting for the opportunity to arrive. Take action and expect a positive effect. You have 60 days left to make sure 2018 is what you want it to be. Keep moving in the right direction.   Quotes from the show:   “At all times and in all seasons, you have to give god something to bless.” - Patrice Washington   "When reflecting back on this year's goals, it's important to have a serious conversation with yourself and ask if you have given it your all.” - Patrice Washington     “Wisdom is having the mindset that tells you how and when to apply the knowledge that you have.” - Patrice Washington   “In life, there will be seasons when your mind cannot understand the circumstances that you are in.” - Patrice Washington   “If you're waiting to have all the answers before you move forward, you will go to your   grave with the best idea, book, or project unfinished.” - Patrice Washington   Links: To apply for the Mastery + Momentum Mastermind: http://www.masteryandmomentum.com Care/Of  Use Promo Code WEALTHCARE to get 25% off your first month RXBAR Use Promo Code RXWEALTH for 25% off your first order Finish Strong: Determining What’s Important Now You Can’t Be Selective With Surrender Joel Osteen Are You Actually Coachable   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 25, 2018
Disclaimer:   Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this episode! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit www.capitalone.com About our Guests:   Megan Lathrop is Co-Creator of the Money Coaching Program at Capital One and a Certified Money Coach. Her long-term partnerships with Senior VPs at major banks had her managing millions in client assets, but she also found herself managing her client’s fears, greed and negative beliefs around money. This realization led Megan to develop a more holistic practice to help people connect to their money. Phillip LaDon Phillips Jr. is an American singer and songwriter who won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. His coronation song, "Home," became the all time best selling song from American Idol.   Episode Summary: Megan Lathrop and Phil Phillips drive home the importance and power of active listening while relating it to achieving dreams and wealth outside of money. As Patrice puts it, you have to be willing to listen to that still inside voice as your compass and your path to overall life abundance. CLIFF NOTES According to the Capital One Listen In Survey, 1 in 5 americans can't remember the last time someone was completely focused on listening to them personally or professionally. More than half (51%) feel they don’t often experience active listening from their friends, family members or colleagues. There is a difference between hearing and listening. True power comes from active listening. Listening to your still small voice is a super power Everyone is on a financial journey and, in return, everyone’s story deserves to be listened to. Whether it’s about how you felt like you weren’t being heard, how you needed to listen to yourself or a time when you needed to listen to others, that experience likely impacted your purpose, your passions or your financial journey. Quotes from the show: “Look at your beliefs, look at your emotions now, to have the relationship you want with money going forward” - Megan Lathrop PatriceWashington.com/63   “I’ve learned to listen to that still small voice that is always there to guide”  - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/63   “I believe that the more work I do in the areas of my life, I show up as my best self and therefore I attract more opportunities”   - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/63   “ You have to be willing to go after things with all your heart and chase whatever your dreams are so that you can live with no regrets” - Phil Phillips PatriceWashington.com/63 “Everytime I step on the stage I treat it like its the last time” - Phil Phillips PatriceWashington.com/63 “Hearing is what happens but listening is something you consciously choose to do” - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/63 Megan’s Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions   Define Success: “Feeling abundant in each moment” - Megan Lathrop   Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Access to resources” - Megan Lathrop One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: Money Magic  by Debra Price   Fill-in the Blanks... “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Megan Lathrop and the truth about wealth is we all are wealthy” Phil’s Definition of Success: “Being with my wife, family and doing what I love” - Phil Phillips Links:   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 18, 2018
Episode Summary: In this episode Patrice gives out her bulletproof template for establishing boundaries and having difficult conversations on the personal, familial and professional level. This episode is all about self love and putting yourself first while being aware of also respecting the expectations and boundaries of others. CLIFF NOTES Secrets to establishing expectations and boundaries The power of self awareness and understanding what boundaries have you neglected to accept The importance of practicing how you want to play the game Tips for navigating difficult conversations with siblings and the people closest to you Scenarios to consider when creating boundaries Patrice’s conversation template for difficult conversations: I apologize for leading you to believe for the last few   (insert amount of time,: days weeks, months, years) that (xyz behavior) was acceptable to me, . tThe truth is when you do (xyz action) it makes me feel this  (xyz emotion) and feeling that way is just not acceptable to me anymore. Thank you so much for understanding. Quotes from the show:   "Mind your own womb” - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/62   “I believe that you practice how you want to play the game” - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/62   "People should treat you how you want to be treated not how they feel like treating you” - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/62   "I would rather have peace than put up with someone who will not respect my professional boundaries for a paycheck.” -- Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/62   “How long will you go without setting up your life to support you?’ - Patrice Washington PatriceWashington.com/62 Links:   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 11, 2018
About our Guest: Dr. Mildred Peyton is a survivor.  Despite having a Ph.D. in Human and Social Services, a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, she still experienced bullying first hand both on the job and in her role as a mother. As an expert on bullying Dr. Mildred speaks from the heart and real-world application. She understands  the denial, pain, frustration, embarrassment, guilt and sometimes even downright rage that consumes you when you or someone you love is being taken advantage of. She works as an advocate for bullying victims as the President and Founder of Peyton Consulting, LLC. For more info, visit: www.drmildredpeyton.com Episode Summary: Mildred and Patrice share candid stories of their experiences with workplace and online bullying while divulging tangible steps to overcome this obstacle that is often over simplified or dismissed. In addition Dr. Peyton shares her experience and strategies of how she has protected her children’s health while dealing with bullying. This is an episode that will open your eyes to make sure at the minimum that you are aware of when you are being bullied so that you can get the help you need.   CLIFF NOTES The importance of addressing bullying in the workplace Navigating being blackballed because of speaking up Creating boundaries for your mental and physical well-being Parental tips to pinpoint bullying in children Strategies for advocating for your child’s well-being Tips to rise above the opinion of your peers How to know when to walk away   Quotes from the show:   “If you have to think twice about going into work the next day because you don't think you will be able to get through the day, that’s a sign” - Dr. Mildred Peyton    “When we have these perceptions of everyone is going through this or this is just the way it is, we allow bad behavior for much longer than we should” - Patrice Washington  “Everyone has their threshold of what they can handle and how they interpret things, but I would say speak up.. If you are feeling uncomfortable in a situation or an environment and you want things a change to happen, its not gonna happen unless you say something about it” - Dr. Mildred Peyton  “If you find the right industry or the right environment and someone makes it a living hell and now you’re not certain about whether you’re working in your purpose that makes a difference and that leads to financial mismanagement and unfulfillment” - Patrice Washington    Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions   Define Success: “I define success by satisfaction, peace and fulfillment in your life” - Dr. Mildred Peyton PatriceWashington.com/61 Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “Abundance in Life” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:   The Success Principles - Jack Canfield   Fill-in the Blanks... “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Mildred Peyton and the truth about wealth is Peace”   Links:   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
October 4, 2018
About our Guest: Shannon Thomas, LCSW is a survivor of childhood trauma. She turned her life around, earned a Master’s degree, and empowered herself to become a certified trauma therapist. Shannon focuses on helping others recover from the abuse that they have suffered and creating a process for moving forward.   Episode Summary Shannon Thomas, LCSW recently released a book with stories from people who have survived financial abuse. Covering 2000 stories from 455 survivors, she has brought awareness to the prevalence of financial abuse. The often overlooked form of abuse can be devastating, with the effects lasting throughout a person’s life. As an expert on hidden abuse, she provides her thoughts on financial abuse and shares some of the stories in the book. Shannon also gives advice for identifying financial abuse and how a survivor can create a healthy life after escaping a financially abusive relationship.   Download this episode today to learn how you can identify financial abuse that might be holding you back.   CLIFF NOTES The importance of addressing childhood trauma. How to find inner peace. Why financial abuse can be so covert. Secrets to recognizing an economic abuser. How people become financially abusive. Strategies for identifying financial abuse.p How spiritual abuse can lead to financial abuse. Steps to take to heal from financial abuse.   Quotes from the show: “But if we do that work (building wealth) without going back and having any sort of restoration, we’re really putting a bandaid.” - Shannon Thomas, LCSW   “Because there’s actually, from the psychology behind it, there’s reasons why we continue to return to similar environments. Because we are trying to work out a new way of doing it.” - Shannon Thomas, LCSW   “There are so many folks who don’t even realize that what they’re experiencing is abuse.” - Shannon Thomas, LCSW   “It’s that rapid fire of confusion and brainwashing, almost, that makes the victim feel like they’re the abuser.” - Patrice Washington   “Because economic abusers, I read in the book, are great about lying about their future plans.” - Patrice Washington   “Even when the abuse ends, the financial damage keeps going.” - Patrice Washington   “People are not sure what to do with the topic of financial abuse, because it happens so much. But yet the devastation is such a marathon to repair, that it’s almost too overwhelming to even look at it. But it shouldn’t be.” - Shannon Thomas, LCSW   “However we define wealth. It’s in the small details, on top of one another building. I don’t think we live a mountain top experience at all. I think that we live in those daily moments that are so great. And I think it’s the compound effect of all of them together.“ - Shannon Thomas, LCSW Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions Define Success: “I define success by doing work that I enjoy during the day. That leaves me with a feeling of peace and accomplishment. And spending time with my family at the end of the day.” - Shannon Thomas, LCSW Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: “A satisfying life.” One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy   Fill-in the Blanks... “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Shannon and the truth about wealth is it comes in many different forms you wouldn’t expect.” Links: Exposing Financial Abuse: When Money is a Weapon by Shannon Thomas, LCSW   Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas, LCSW   Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com   Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com   To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen   If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
September 27, 2018
The Redefining Wealth Podcast community believes that wealth is about more than money and material possessions; it’s actually about well-being. Each week, award-winning personal finance author, international speaker, media personality and your BFF in your head, Patrice Washington, shares solo insights or enlightening guest interviews that influence the masses to live their life’s purpose, find fulfillment and earn more without chasing money. In today’s episode, I explore what it means to be coach-able. So often people talk about wanting support, but they aren’t truly open to it. The reason you don’t accept coaching is fear. You have a story in your head that says, “This is as far as people like me go.” When you don’t do what your coach asks you to do, you’re not disappointing your coach- you’re disappointing yourself. To get the wealth you desire, you need to be able to try new things and be uncomfortable. You have to be unapologetic about trusting the process. I like to say, “I know what I know, and it’s brought me as far as I’ve come. If I want to go further, I need help.” I don’t care where you start, but I do want you to consider getting the support that you need. Find a pillar where you need help, and reach out to a coach who can work with you to get the results you’re looking for.   LINKS Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.   Find me in Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW YouTube: @SeekWisdomPCW
September 20, 2018
The Redefining Wealth Podcast community believes that wealth is about more than money and material possessions; it’s actually about well-being. Each week, award-winning personal finance author, international speaker, media personality and your BFF in your head, Patrice Washington, shares solo insights or enlightening guest interviews that influence the masses to live their life’s purpose, find fulfillment and earn more without chasing money. In today’s episode, we explore what it means to ask for support. What if our irrational fears are making us irresponsible stewards of the gifts we’ve been blessed with? We can’t take the contributions we’re making to our communities for granted. We have to be bold and ask for what we need. Even if the answer is “no,” at least you asked. This year, I want to be an example of what it looks like to push past the “what ifs” and stop being selective with my surrender. As I’ve learned in the last few months, people want to help, but we’re the ones making up the stories about what that means about us. It’s not them. Special Thanks to those listeners who said “YES!” to being Founding Purpose Chasers on my Patreon Page or those who made a one-time donation so I could bless someone else.   LINKS Become an Official Purpose Chaser: http://www.iamapurposechaser.com Join Patrice’s Pod Club: http://www.patricespodclub.com To check out ALL of our past guests + episodes: www.patricewashington.com/Listen If you have questions about booking Patrice or sponsoring the podcast, email us at info@seekwisdomfindwealth.com.
September 13, 2018
It’s our anniversary! What a first year in podcasting it’s been. It was always my dream to build a community of people who want to become their best selves together. I have that now. This episode is all about sharing the impact that the podcast has had on you, but I want to make sure you know how it has affected me. I’ve blossomed as a woman, as a mother, and as a wife. I feel like I have the world’s largest accountability group. It’s one thing to work through the pillars on your own, and another to be held accountable. That’s why I asked you to call in and let me know how the pillars have affected your life! This is not just my anniversary, this is our anniversary. I hope you enjoy this special anniversary edition of Redefining Wealth.   CLIFF NOTES: You can be proud of yourself and still know there is work to be done. You can know what you need to do, but what do your actions show? Choose peace on purpose. Clutter is the physical manifestation of chaos in our mind. There’s someone watching you who has the power to bless you. I don’t think that any of us would be any closer to the wealth we desire without making faith a priority. Strive to be the same person online as you are in person. I now have a patreon! Support at iamapurposechaser.com
September 6, 2018
So many times we say “yes” knowing that it’s a “no.” Why do we agree to do things that we don’t want to do? Most of the time, we’re worried about pleasing others instead of honoring ourselves. In this episode, I talk about my latest team retreat and how I recommitted to my 2018 goal of simplicity. In order for me to finish the year strong, I have to let go of the stuff that makes me busy but not necessarily profitable. I realized I can’t be selective with what I’m willing to simplify. I was willing to let go of material possessions, but not willing to let go of opportunities in my career. If you’ve made commitments that you don’t have the time, resources or head space to complete, you can back out. You can do it with grace and dignity, but first and foremost, you have to do it for yourself. Download this episode and learn three easy steps to say “NO!” to things that are no longer serving you. Let’s grow together. CLIFF NOTES Don’t be busy holding on to opportunities that are out of season. You can’t be selective with what you’re willing to simplify Check in with what matters every day. Stop compromising your time, money, and peace to be liked. Detach yourself from the outcome when you say “no.” The wrong reasons to say “yes” are for likes, fear of abandonment, or to avoid conflict. When we self-sabotage, we bring down the people who actually want to support us. The people you may be bending over backwards to show up for, may not even care as much as you think. If you’ve made commitments, you can still back out with grace. LINKS See Patrice Upcoming Speaking Engagements Watch my Youtube video: How To Say No Quickly and Gracefully Listen to Sharon Beason’s Episode: Entrepreneurship Ain’t For Everyone Listen to my Blessing Of Downsizing Episode Listen to my You Can’t Be Selective with Surrender Episode
August 30, 2018
I’m not a great employee, but I’m a phenomenal entrepreneur.After college, I didn’t look for a job, and I didn’t go to graduate school. Instead, I started a business. People told me I needed to have a backup plan. I said, “My backup plan is to focus on my first plan!”You can spend your time working on other people’s dreams, or you can work to realize your own. My husband once gave me a shirt that read “I don’t look for jobs, I create them.” I connected with that shirt. This shirt was from the mind of Billionaire P.A.On this episode of Redefining Wealth, I talk with Billionaire P.A. about manifesting dreams.Billionaire has a truly remarkable story: he was homeless and living in his car when he transformed his hopeless mindset into what he calls a “wealthy mind.” Now, he has a TEDx Talk with over 400,000 views, a Wealthy Minds clothing line, and a book he boldly sells for $63.36. His goal is to inspire billions of people to speak their dreams into existence. Are you setting yourself up for success in all areas? Are you on your way to manifesting the life you were created to have?Download this episode today to learn how Billionaire P.A. went from the brink of despair to inspiring billions of people to live their dreams.
August 16, 2018
There’s one thing you’ve heard me say again and again: you can’t do it alone. It’s true, but creating the tribe you actually need to build is more complicated than you might realize.First of all, make sure people earn the right to be in your tribe. No one gets a free pass and just because you like someone, doesn’t necessarily mean they belong in your tribe. They need to be adding value to you and your purpose in some form or fashion.That doesn’t mean you are using people. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. A tribe doesn’t all work for one, they work together to ensure that everyone benefits. If people feel like they aren’t getting as much as they are giving, they won’t want to be part of the tribe. And to make sure they are feeling as much fulfillment, here’s the key ingredient: communication. Make sure that you are clear about everything with everyone in your tribe. Don’t assume they know what you are thinking, what you want or what you like because they don’t. Likewise, if you don’t know what they are thinking, ask them.Recently, I read an amazing book on the subject: A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder.Lori and I spent some time together discussing so much about this topic, and we were even on each other’s podcast. So, as soon as you finish my show, go listen to hers because what we discuss there is just as powerful and about something completely different. If you don’t know Lori, she is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. She has grown two multi-million dollar businesses as a successful entrepreneur and network marketing professional. She is also an author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, who offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.Throughout her career, Lori has regularly appeared on the covers of and published articles for Oxygen Magazine, STRONG Fitness Magazine, Health & Fitness Magazine and Prosper Magazine. She has also been featured on NBC, Fox, and TLC networks.So download this episode today and learn all about the tribe you may want to build so you can achieve the fulfillment you deserve.
August 2, 2018
Being a successful entrepreneur is all about having the right mindset. It’s not easy to find your way there, especially because many people in your life have likely been programming you to have the opposite mindset all your life.Sometimes there are things you really need to hear in order to be successful, but it’s not necessarily what you want to hear. That’s what this episode is all about.Be ready, because we are going to get real on this episode. It isn’t pretty - but it’s the truth. I want to warn you, there’s a bit of cursing in this episode, but I don’t want that to get in the way of the bigger picture.And if you’re the kind of person who can’t handle profanity, maybe you should skip this one. I won’t be offended. But make note of this episode, because it may be just what you need to hear one day. On this episode of Redefining Wealth, I am bringing you a social media powerhouse and someone who should be in the back pocket of every emerging woman entrepreneur. Her tell it like it is social media personality always keeps me in check and I see so much truth passing through her feed all the time that I had to bring it to you.  Her name is Sharon Beason and you can find her @Womeneur on Instagram. She’s a serial entrepreneur, national speaker, educator and holistic business strategist. She’s been referred to as ‘a beast’ for her work flow, a ‘phenomenal leader’ for her community building and ‘super knowledgeable’ for her business consulting which propels business women forward. Sharon is known for ‘telling the hard stuff that you don’t want to hear, but that you need to hear’ and she fuses her no-nonsense, in-your-face and personable style to connect with her audience. Sharon knows what it takes to grow a global, engaging audience and has helped hundreds of female entrepreneurs define, create, launch and grow their brand strategically and successfully. Download this episode and learn exactly what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and where your mindset needs to be if you want to succeed.
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