Finding your authentic money power


Do you feel like you should have more than you currently have in life? And this is not the sort of greedy, grasping desire to get more. I mean, a deep seated dissatisfaction with your current situation and the desire to be more than you are right now. If that is the case, it could be that you are not in touch with your authentic self which robs you of your authentic power. And this in turn, means that you are probably not earning as much as you could.

Speaking at the Fabulous Life Conference, Andrea Blackwood Harriot, PhD, sales trainer explained to the audience that without understanding your authentic self, you cannot sell your goods and services to the market in an effective manner. Which means you earn less over the course of your career. In order to find your true money power and earn more, Blackwood-Harriot suggests that persons take the time to not only determine their worth but acknowledge their true greatness.

Now you may think that this is easier said than done. However, there are coaches who can help you to discover your authentic money power to help you live a fabulous life. So let’s ask a few questions:

(1) Who are you really underneath the pressure to be a good worker, a good spouse, a good parent, etc? At, they write, “When the authentic self is hidden beneath layers of conditioning, we feel dissatisfied, lost, and frequently, we can’t quite put our finger on the source of the dissatisfaction. We just know it’s there and we feel compelled to eliminate it. That’s why so many people spend a lifetime searching for “something”. And, when it comes to finding the authentic self, that treasure is sometimes buried much deeper than we think. To uncover it, we must dig deep, which may take a little work, but the rewards are so great that no one can really afford not to invest the time and energy in unearthing their true self.”

(2) So what can you do about finding your true self? Well, there may be a very simple way to get on the journey to finding your authentic self. And therefore, I ask you, what do you do on Saturday morning when you have nothing to do?

This test was developed by Neil Pasricha of and it challenges you to ask yourself that one crucial question.

(3) What do you do on Saturday morning when you have nothing to do?
Do you go to the gym? Do you record yourself playing guitar? Take whatever answer you have and then wildly brainstorm ways you can pursue opportunities that naturally spew from that passion.

There will be hundreds.

Love going to the gym? Personal training, coaching a baseball team, volunteering for a walking group, running a yoga studio, teaching phys ed, starting a supplements company. And it goes on. Love recording yourself playing guitar? How about teaching guitar online, editing music, learning to DJ, starting up an instrument company? One of the happiest people I’ve met was a high school music teacher who decided to start importing, selling, and teaching the ukulele.

Your true self will be drawn to these ideas.

Hmmmmm. Food for thought. As we always say in this column, you don’t have to go it alone. Living the fabulous life means reaching out to a team of partners who can help you discover your authentic self and step into your greatness.


I want to take this opportunity to invite you to join the Fabulous Life Community.  We are a team of coaches with different takes on finding your greatness.  Through our workshops and conferences, you would be exposed to art therapy, yoga, healthy living, financial planning, self-esteem building and more.

Plus we are all about fun so fashion and retreats are a big part of what we do. What about taking time out for you? Consider an initimate coaching experience at one of Jamaica’s most luxiourious properties. On  September 29 and 30 at the beautiful Grand Palladium Hotel we will host our Montego Bay Mastermind . This small setting will feature personalized attention to uncover the blocks that are standing in the way of you earning from your talents. In this retreat, we are looking a specific set of actions to go from passion to profits. You will leave the Montego Bay Mastermind with a clear plan to make money from your talents.  If you are not already, you are going to be the CEO of YOU by the end of the weekend.

And let’s not forget about our Fabulous Life Conference, Mandeville edition!  Do you crave the high energy of a over 100 ladies who are seeking to improve their lives while having a day of fun? Well, this is the event on October 20th for you.  In Mandeville, we will bring together some of the best coaches in the island to showcase how you can live a Fabulous Life.  Nadine Sinclair, our transformational coach will help you move out of “stuck”.  Elizabeth Terry will guide you through the maze of negative self talk and into the empowerment of greater self esteem.  Roxanne Wright will lead us through yoga poses to release negative energy and embrace our higher power.  Dennise Williams, financial coach, along with Mandeville’s best financial institutions will discuss how to develop revenue streams to power your wealth creation and finance your Fabulous Life.  And to ensure that we have fun in the mix, art therapist Denise Robinson will unlock your creativity with colouring (when is the last time you held a crayon?).  Beauty therapist and makeup artist, Natalie Roach will be on hand to unleash your inner beauty and there will be fashion and prizes and surprizes galore!  You do not want to miss this!

Dennise Williams, MBA (Banking & Finance) is a Journalist, TV Producer, Certified Practioner NLP Coach and has 15 years experience in the financial services industry. You can see more of her work at

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