My Teachers and Recommended Resources

Byron Katie

Byron Katie

In this video, Byron Katie walks us through the painful and stressful thought, “I need more money”. I very much appreciate her assistance in questioning habitual thoughts. Her Work (literally, it’s called “The Work”) covers any topic, and I find it extremely potent when it comes to the topic of finances. You can learn more about her work here, as well as download her worksheets.

In this video, Katie explains why “money” is not inherently the problem.

Kate Northrup

Kate Northrup

Kate Northrup very heartfully sharing about her experience that it’s “spiritual to be rich”. I appreciate Kate’s honesty in revealing her coming of age story around money awareness. The hip circle exercise she leads early in the video is definitely one to try, yourself!

YNAB “You Need A Budget”

YNAB “You Need A Budget”

I enjoy YNAB’s podcast, which offers quick and practical food for thought around personal finance. I appreciate how they’re branching out into also supporting small business finance. They have a software available for keeping a budget, as well as online free classes for motivation.  Check out YNAB.

 

A newsletter friend shared:

So. A miracle occurred yesterday.
I started using YNAB in December, and gradually hubby has come onboard, too. Yesterday, we took the time to sit together and watch YNAB training videos. All of a sudden, he had a huge breakthrough. He finally understood that you can’t spend what you don’t have, and that every dollar needs a job. And we both understood that what we thought was “budgeting” was actually “forecasting” and “prediction.” I saw a huge wave of relief pass through his body as he realized that he knew how to budget and what that was going to mean for our future finances. “A deepening of understanding,” is what he called it.
He looked at me and said, “I don’t know why, but I want to kiss you.”
I said, “Don’t hold back.” :)))
Thank you so much, Beth, for pointing us to YNAB. It’s the best thing, and it’s restoring our ability to control our finances and our spending.
I cannot thank you enough.

YNAB has an online referral program that I’m happy to be a part of. If you happen to sign up after your free 34-day trial, we each get a month of access for free! Go here if you wanna join the YNAB party.

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey

My financial mentor introduced me to Dave Ramsey. My mentor had done Dave’s counselor training, and gave me his book Total Money Makeover. I also took Dave’s class called Financial Peace University. His work helped me tremendously with feeling there was hope and help available, when I was scared to deal with my own financial situation and digging out of a hole. I love it that he has a spiritual basis, and is also very practical in his guidance.

One of the foundations of the work I do is Dave’s 7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom.

Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW.

Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW.

I’m forever grateful for Dr. Brown’s research on vulnerability and shame. To have scientific evidence that supports telling the whole truth (the opposite of what the fear gremlins advise) is a powerful motivator. I think this aspect is far more important in my work with people, than any technical suggestion or product. Most people know how to add and subtract. Not everyone knows how to tolerate facing and sharing fears.

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Stephen Jenkinson

Stephen Jenkinson

Stephen is doing powerful work on living truthfully and valiantly, and I appreciate what he has to say about reflecting our priorities through our financial behavior. He also offers beautiful insight on the transition from life to death.

Dr. Karen Sherman

Dr. Karen Sherman

Dr. Karen Sherman helps couples get unstuck. She and I talked about how to do that, when it comes to financial nuts and bolts in this interview from May 2014:

http://sextalkradionetwork.com/2014/05/14/empowered-relationships-it-all-adds-up-now/

Michael Ian Black & David Sedaris

Michael Ian Black & David Sedaris

Michael Ian Black is a skilled interviewer, and this interview with David Sedaris is a classic. They talk about money in a refreshingly awkward yet potently clear way. I love this conversation.