A few years after my bankruptcy, when I was ready to start to rebuild my financial reality, I turned to my mom to invest in me.This was terrifying because I felt sure she was going to say no.Not only did she not have enough for her own retirement, but she carried the wounding of my father borrowing money from my grandparents and not paying them back, and then of course I landed myself in bankruptcy just a few years prior.There was no way she was going to trust me with money.And, yet, I recognized that there was an opportunity for a massive generational healing here around money that could only happen if I found a way to ask my mom to invest in me.So, I did.
You can watch me asking my mom for that investment here:
As you’ll see, she said no, at first. And, then … something changed. Watch and see. This was one of the most important moments of our families’ financial life.
My mom’s change of heart, and my ability to meet her fears in a way that supported that change of heart led to the reality we are in today, in 2022.
- We just helped my mom buy a condo, and lock in a 3.75% 30-year mortgage before interest rates rose.
- I’ve been paying my mom $1000/mo to supplement her income for many years, and will continue to do so.
- I was able to go on to build an 8-figure make a difference company that will take care of me and my mom for years to come.