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Have you ever tried something and didn’t succeed the first time? Learn how Rekka successful changed her money mindset.
Old Money Story: I Am Bad With Money
New Money Story: I Can Do Anything
Rekka Jay is a 37 year old Graphic Designer by day and Author by night. She has a fiction trilogy being published in January 2018 along with many other writing projects. Ultimately, she describes herself as a “keep myself busy kind of girl”.
Growing up, she held the belief that she was bad with money because it was taboo to talk about. No one ever told her she was bad with money, she just believed it as her own truth. She thought it was simple as arithmetic but when it wasn’t she felt out of control with it.
The more she thought this, the more it became true.
Rekka joined Manifest 10K after hearing a podcast I did with Elle Russ.
During this first attempt at taking the Manifest 10K course, she was manifesting but found herself “stopped” about halfway through the course when it moved from daily instruction to the point where it was time for her to life this life she was creating.
As a participant, she put the responsibility back on me as the instructor for not holding her hand every day. It was a on a podcast with Ginny Gane that Rekka heard me say, “If you are blaming someone else, turn it around and look at yourself”. Rekka did that and gave Manifest 10K a second attempt.
In redoing the coursework, Rekka’s challenge was to let go of what she thought she knew the first time. She remembered my advice of “leaving the old behind and just create new stories”.
Much changed for Rekka between her first attempt to do the course and the second time. Her plan was to be a self-published author the first time but since then she got an offer from a publisher. This was a wonderful thing but now Rekka had to work on getting clarity as it didn’t look like she thought it would. This happens often in manifesting. Things show up differently than expected. This offer made her decide what she “really wanted” which was simply to share her book with others.
Since that goal was complete, Rekka now had to look at what she really wanted besides her book being published.
In her old money story, Rekka would leave money she saw lying on the ground but with her new awareness around all money, she picks up all pennies she finds. Rekka shared a story showing how new money is just showing up in her life.
Randomly at a doctor’s appointment a stranger asked Rekka and her husband if they knew anything about “the pennies”. This woman told Rekka that everyday someone stacks pennies all over this particular office building in the hallways. These piles of pennies were creating curiosity throughout the building. This was just another sampling of the new ways money is showing up for Rekka. This story shows the shift of who Rekka is now being with money. Some random person was asking her for advice about money.
In fact, Rekka calls pennies her manifestation pixies because they remind her she is manifesting all the time. She laughs as she says, “It is not just a penny, I have a whole jar of pennies that come find me because they love me as I am good with money” vs. her old story of “I am not good with money”. Rekka said not only is she finding more pennies but 98% of them are twinkling and shiner for her versus old and grimy.
Her attitude during the Manifest 10K course was “this book is being published” whether or not she signed a publishing deal or not. She was clear on what she wanted. She even hired a cover artist before she knew she had a deal.
Her cover art was on her original Manifest 10K list of something she wanted. In fact, she reached out to the artist she hand-selected but was daunted by the cost of cover art being that her plan was to write multiple books. So in light of that, this artist offered stock photos that might have been in her price point but she knew that was not acceptable either.
As directed by the Manifest 10K coursework, Rekka created a vision board and in doing her due diligence of finding pictures of books that she wanted, she found a new artist that resonated with her style and feel. She reached out to her and never heard back. So she contact two more artist and the price just kept getting better for work she actually liked better. Then it hit Rekka, she needed to follow up with the send artist. She followed up on her webform inquiry she had done weeks prior and got an even better deal with the artist that she loved her work. This cover artist has won a Locust and Halo award for her book cover work this year.
When asked what shifted for her, Rekka said she realized she was focusing on the “how” instead of the fact that she wanted the perfect book cover.
Not only does Rekka have a trilogy coming out but she has more new work too.
Rekka’s friend, Carrie Brown, released a cookbook in which Rekka’s graphic design work is on the cover. Within a couple of days of setting the intention to do Manifest 10K Course again, this friend’s book was #1 on Amazon in Frozen Dessert Cookbooks, The Keto Ice Cream Scoop. Rekka’s favorite recipe is called The Sassy Goat ice cream.
One day Rekka got home to find a Thank You Box which included a Nikkon 7200 camera body since Rekka enjoys photography. Before doing the manifesting practices taught in the course, Rekka would not have been able to receive such a gift. She would have felt guilty, reminded herself of her unworthiness and worried about if the person gifting could afford it.
Rekka admitted to having the following belief before:
The good vibe of a gift fizzles if you argue with it or can’t receive it.
Rekka is now helping this author redesign all of her former cookbooks so they all look the same. So she not only got a cool gift but she got additional new work for having the right mindset. Not only did Rekka benefit, this author’s calendar has since opened up for her to do more work that she loves too.
Rekka has reframed her mind in the last year with LOA teachings which has allowed her to embrace big changes while knowing there are better things coming to her. Change is evidence of the ability to move forward. This shift in mindset doesn’t change the circumstances but it does change what will happen immediately after.
Stop trying to fix things that are. Just move into something better. Forget the how.
Here are a few additional tips Rekka took from the course:
The first step is to identify your money story click HERE for a free guide.
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