My client’s money story as we start our work together. I share these stories in the hope that it would help others to see that they are not alone in their financial journey.
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“I am a single mother and solopreneur in my early 40s, with a business that is “feast or famine” any given month. I’ve never relied on anyone financially – so you could say I’m not dependent … but I’ve never really been that INdependent. I can pay off my credit card most months, and I don’t have any real outstanding debt. But I’m just not moving forward financially: I feel I’ve been in a rut for the better part of a decade.
A few months ago, I realized that it’s VERY possible I may never have a life partner. This has been an emotional grieving process for me; I always imagined sharing my life with someone, and reconciling childhood fantasy from grown-up reality has been, at times, absolutely soul-crushing. On top of that, I had always imagined that, with a partner, I could own a house, buy a nice new car, travel twice a year, retire down south, and do all these other amazing things that I’ve seen many of my married friends do.
Coming to grips with a different future than I had hoped for has made me realize that the time to act is NOW. I NEED to have systems and plans in action, to ensure I will always be able to look after myself and my family. Any needs or dreams, I will likely have to pay for on my own.
In the midst of all this, here came Pamela. What an amazingly smart, compassionate, introspective and amazing business professional and woman! Pamela patiently listened to my current life situation with zero judgment, meanwhile taking into account that I am also dealing with some money mindset issues. She helped me take a hard look at my income, personal and business expenses – and has set me out on a path where I’m actually beginning to feel more hopeful for and – yes, even a bit more confident about – my financial future.
PAMELA BELIEVES in me. Just writing this brings tears to my eyes. Seriously! I’m sitting here choking them back. I guess that, deep down, I never really believed that perhaps I was deserving of a good life. Moreover, I never really believed I could do this just by myself. I’m still shaky in terms of my financial confidence, but I am optimistic there will be more positive changes in the coming months and years.
I am forever grateful to have benefited from Pamela’s wisdom, kindness and friendship. Thank you SO MUCH for your support, Pamela. ”