Interview: Kerry Morgan Built Her Money Blueprint
Kerry Morgan is a Holistic Lifestyle Consulting to the top corporations, and Elite entrepreneurs. She is the founder of 21st Century Blueprint, the modern way to Master your 24 hrs in a world filled with distractions. She helps entrepreneurs and staff go from feeling overwhelmed daily to focused, energized, and able to amplify their superpower by transforming their daily habits.
Kerry helps entrepreneurs create a blueprint for wealth and mastery in their life through her business. And she is offering us this amazing challenge to help us work on our blueprint. You can check out the challenge right here.
What she’s working on right now
Kerry is working on this amazing summit! During this summit, 22 women share their strategies to create wealth and mastery in their life. You can check out more information about this amazing summit right here.
Her first money memory
Kerry’s grandmother always told her “Money is the root of all evil” but she also taught her about having gratitude for her money. She focuses on her money blueprint every single day.
Her worst money memory
Kerry would always have money. But she went out drinking when she shouldn’t have, and decided to go out and party one night when she shouldn’t have. She spent the money that she should have been spending on rent and living expenses on partying and having fun. But she grew out of that pretty quickly.
Her best money memory
Kerry’s best money memory is when she had an opportunity come up to make more money than she ever was in the past and was able to get the credit and buy herself a new car.
Kerry has developed a system to Help You Build Wealth
This is a 7 step blueprint to help blast procrastination and productivity. These 7 steps help you fall in love with the steps and just go for it.
One thing she does daily to build wealth consciousness
Kerry starts her day with a power word and writes down her intentions for how she wants her day to go.
Tune in to today’s episode and then leave a comment below with your biggest takeaway from today’s episode.
Transcript for Episode 6 – Interview with Kerry Morgan and How She Built Her Money Blueprint
Clarissa: This is episode six of the Prosper and Profit Podcast. This is the Prosper and Profit podcast where women talk about money and transformations, because being independent with money is sexy and profitable. Money transformations are how you prosper with your money daily. Now for your host, Clarissa Wilson. Kerry Morgan is a holistic lifestyle consultant to the top corporations and elite entrepreneur. She’s the founder of the 21st Century Blueprint, the modern way to master your 24 hours in a world filled with distractions. She helps entrepreneurs and staff go from feeling overwhelmed daily to focused, energized, and able to amplify their superpower by transforming their daily habits. Now, let’s bring in Kerry.
Hi Kerry, thank you for joining me today to share more about your money story, how it began and what you have done over the years to change it. We have just heard your professional bio, so now I want you to break it down for us a little bit more and tell us more about you, your business, and what one big thing you’re working on right now.
Kerry: Okay. A little bit, I help elite entrepreneurs and people that are ready to shift their mindset. I do a lot of holistic consulting. I do it for corporate wellness, also. What that does is it lets people understand there’s a different way of thinking. We have been programmed to think certain ways, so I have opened up a new way for people to think in the 21st century. We get consumed with thinking like our parents or our grandparents in the 90s, and I bring people’s mindset to the 21st century on how to have a holistic approach in life, in wealth, in the food you eat, your environment, and your every day.
What I’m working on right now is live summit that deals with helping women understand how to get through their day. How to restructure their 24 hours and stop saying yes to everything. I think a lot of women don’t understand that their 24 hours is a gift. What we have done is just consumed our 24 hours with all this random stuff that’s not getting us any closer to our dreams or aspirations or anything we want to do in life. By restructuring your day and seeing where you’re wasting your time and how you can configure your time is going to make you feel like that person you’ve been waiting to become.
That 24 hours in the summit, it’s going to be 21 women that are going to break down their day, show you how they built their business, and how they got to their next level by restructuring and taking a holistic approach and mindset approach on what they do during their day. That’s just a little bit more about what I do. There.
Clarissa: That’s awesome. I love the idea of that summit and people actually breaking down how they structure their day. That’s an awesome idea.
Kerry: Thank you. I just think a lot of people haven’t taught us how to live a amazing existence and a lot of that begins with your day. You get so caught up you just keep living that day over and over and over, and nothing changes. You really have to bring a little spark in there, let out some of the old stuff that you’re holding onto and bring something new in, and, then, that day, by the time you really master it next year, is going to have amazing effects for you. Even 30 days from that point. It just depends on the consistency of you doing that new habit or that new action step daily.
Clarissa: Yes, exactly. That’s part of why I’m going this podcast because it helps more women see that they can change their money, too.
Kerry: Yes, and this is amazing. I am so amazed by what you’re doing right now. It’s the pleasure for you to have me on, because I never was really raised knowing how to deal with my money, or for food for that matter. Those were the biggest things in life that I knew I had to fix and I had to really own what I was taught, but also say it’s okay to learn something new and test what was going to work for me.
Clarissa: I’m in the same exact boat as you. I had to learn all of this on my own, too. I love that we’re making strides and learning these new things to teach more people, because we didn’t learn them when we were growing up.
Kerry: Yes. I don’t think a lot of people learn them, but when you’re young, you don’t know that it’s wrong. You just think it’s right because that’s what you see. When I was younger, I think a mantra I had was there has to be something better. This just cannot be what life is about. I think a lot of people don’t understand that the two biggest things you deal with daily is money and food. If you can start to get around the fact that those two things consume your life, you cannot get around not making decisions on them daily, right?
Kerry: If you learn how to master and how to have a wealth mindset, those two things will change everything about your day, because you won’t make those decisions that you used to make. You’ll be very conscious. You’ll be aware, and you’ll learn how to be able to pay for that food. You will know I definitely want this and I’m worth it, instead of saying I don’t have enough money for that, I can’t afford that. Those are the different ways that you think, but if you start to bring in that self-wealth and that worth, you’ll think differently and you’ll buy the healthier food because you know you’re worth it. You won’t take the easy way out. Those two things are, I think, the most important thing in people’s life and they really should step up to the plate and own that those are the two things that you should really start to master now in the 21st century.
Clarissa: Yes, I completely agree with you. Now that we talked a little bit about that and we’ve even brought in some of your history from when you were growing up, I actually want to dive into your money story. Can you tell us what your first money memory is that you can remember?
Kerry: My first money memory was my grandmother always went to church, so she always paid tithes and that kind of thing, but she would always tell me that money is the root of all evil, right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: When I grew up, it was something like whatever you have just be grateful for it, don’t ever try to go for more than what you can work for. You know like you have to work and that’s it. It’s like if you try to do something that could bring more wealth in your life it’s going to turn your life upside down because it’s just pure evil. To me, I thought that money was evil, but I thought, “Hey, I need money to do things. It can’t be that evil”, but you’re little and your grandma’s telling you something so you really just want to listen. They used to tell you kids are to be seen and not heard, so you really didn’t speak back that much. I think a lot of people can relate in that generation because that’s what was going around.
I have to really be aware of my money blueprint, and that’s something I do try to teach people about. Having a new money blueprint. It’s a blueprint in the way my company or my business is. It’s a blueprint of something you had before, but how to restructure a new blueprint because you don’t realize that those things that were said to you when you were little are so ingrained into your mind and your body and your muscles and everything about you, that it’s really the hardest thing to get out. I still have issues with it. I deal with it every day, but I definitely have a conscious awareness and try to automate the new blueprint that I want. As soon as that new thought comes in I squash it, right?
Kerry: Instantly. That’s the key. It’s that awareness.
Clarissa: I completely agree with you because that is exactly what I teach on a regular basis. I tell people to figure out where their money came from. That’s part of why I bring up your first money memory, because what we remember from our first money memory has, basically, formed our entire childhood around money. It’s not until you get older like we are now that you know that you can change this stuff.
Kerry: Yes, and it still gets hard, even when you know you can change it.
Clarissa: It still gets hard, but you know more of what you’re looking for and how you can change stuff.
Kerry: Yes, agree.
Clarissa: Now that we covered your first money memory, can you tell me a little bit more about what it was like with money when you were growing up, how did your parents deal with money, how did they talk about money, and were you ever actually worried about money?
Kerry: I think there was a lot of situations where I may have had a sense of lack, like at Christmastime not knowing if there was going to be a present under the tree for me. We always had food and we always had a roof over our head, so we really had that, but I think always knowing, if you saw something, there wasn’t a point where you thought you can have that. You wouldn’t ask for it because you knew that no one could get it for you. I think that those situations definitely were some things in my life that I had to deal with.
My mom had me really young and my dad was in my life, but I was mostly raised by my grandmother. I had a lot of moving around and all this stuff going on, and, so, I had that almost feeling of not being wanted sometimes. That played a big role in me figuring out how to overcome that situation. At Christmastime who was buying you the present? Was I going to get one? Since I would go to one grandmother’s house and yet the other grandma’s house, I always had a little bit from each, so I just didn’t know if it was going to be something that I wanted. Do you know what I mean?
Kerry: It was mostly like whatever I got I was mostly grateful that I had something to open. It usually’s just like one or two things and it was mostly clothes or something. It wasn’t like I had those oh my God, I want to have this and I want to have that, because I never, ever expected anything. I just lived through whatever was there, and that really made me be more aware now to tune into I have to be specific on what I want to come in and really start creating the life I want every day. Back then, you’re little and really don’t have control and you’re trying to grow and try to be happy as much as you can with everything that’s going on. I hope I answered your question.
Clarissa: Yep. I just wanted to touch a little bit more on this where you mentioned that you got to a point where you never really expected anything, but what you received you were grateful for. I absolutely love that because even as a child you knew to be grateful for what you received and not all of us learn that.
Kerry: I think that was from going to church and I was always by my grandmother’s side, so I have a lot of wisdom in me. I don’t know if it’s [gained 00:13:02] from her or my great-grandmother, because I spent a lot of time with both of them. My grandma always came from a sense of have the gratitude and be thankful for what you have. I always said prayers at night and to this day, my son’s 16, and every night we go to sleep knowing what we’re thankful for in that day and we say our prayers. That is something that I always wanted to instill in him is no matter what. We have got lucky in life. Not lucky, but we have achieved a lot that stabilizes our life, but it’s the still be thankful for what you have, right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: Because you never know what’s going to happen. That’s how I was raised around the grace and the gratitude and the faith. My grandma was a big believer on faith. If you have enough faith, it will show up in the right opportunity. You just have to see it, and when you need it you have to claim it. That was definitely instilled in me, so I had definitely tweaked that a lot as I grew older.
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative). But just the fact that you had that even though the money wasn’t always there, you have that part, the faith and the gratitude. Even though you have changed it, that has helped you so much more today. Would you agree?
Kerry: Oh, yes. 100%. Gratitude is something that you can’t put a price tag on, right?
Kerry: It’s a soul connection, but it’s also a feeling of knowing deep down from your core that this is a blessing and it just makes you feel so amazing when you wake up and you start your day with gratitude. Just hearing the birds and just being able to see and knowing you can walk. I definitely take it to the present moment, like now, of having the gratitude. I do that a lot in my copy when I’m writing, just bringing people back to that space of what are you grateful for, because we’re always wanting more or seeing somebody else or comparing ourself to somebody. We have to just find that self-love and that self-gratitude before we can get to that next level. The gratitude is what definitely attracts more into your life.
That definitely did help me growing up, and I was always happy and thankful for whatever I have. As I grew up, I did give a lot. I was always giving. If I had the last five dollars in my bank account, I would just give it if my aunt needed it or somebody needed it or something. I think my lack of scarcity was like I’m going to make more, that’s not an issue, but if that person needs it at this moment, I’d rather help them. That definitely ingrained a habit that to this day I cherish that.
Clarissa: That’s a really good habit to have and I like how you brought that up as you had a lack of scarcity. You did mention already that there might have been a lack of money, but knowing that you had that lack of scarcity. Say that there was no money, you knew that money was still going to come in and that’s a really good trait to have, too.
Kerry: Yes, you definitely can’t get caught up with what’s in my bank account, because you have to have that faith that you are able to go out there and get what you need to get you through your life. It’s an energy thing. Money is energy. A lot of people don’t realize that, but what you’re doing is energy. It’s all energy. If money’s not coming in, there’s some reason you’re blocking it. There’s some [inaudible 00:17:01] that you’re blocking or something. People don’t want to believe that, but that’s what it comes down to.
Clarissa: Yes, exactly. Can you tell us what your worst money memory is?
Kerry: I was thinking about that and my worst money memory, probably, when I became in my early 20s or a little bit around there I would say. I used to have a paper route and I used to always have money. I was always the girl that had money, but I think around my 20s. I was waitressing just because I was like, “I don’t know what I want to do. I did a couple years of school.” I was such a goody-two-shoe. I wanted to be on the bad side. Here’s my money blueprint. This is how it goes. Let’s get real.
I went out drinking when I shouldn’t have because I didn’t have enough money. I had to borrow money to pay my rent or pay my car. It was one of those things, right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: Because I chose to be out of character and go and party and just hang out instead of doing what was right. I think that that was the scary thing. You can get caught up in just wanting to have a good time. You’re in your 20s, you move to a new location, you have friends and you just want to hang out. That was the time in my life where I definitely lost track of all of my values, right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: I don’t know if most people do that, but I actually had that issue happen to me. I know it definitely had something to do with my sense of life’s too short. I went through a spell, because my dad died and I was young. I was like 15. I still like life’s too short to just not do what you want to do. If somebody wanted to do it, I’m just going to do it. I have that little bit of I just want to do whatever I want, no one’s going to tell me what to do kind of thing going on. That was, probably, my worst thing with money. I grew out of that quickly. It was a couple years of just going out a little more than I should have and spending money on random, stupid stuff that I shouldn’t have done. That’s me being real. I’m not going to lie. That’s probably the worst time in my life. It wasn’t like me trying to be an entrepreneur back then, which I wish it was, but it definitely was not that.
Clarissa: Yeah. I’ve done some of that, but I don’t consider that my worst money memory, but what we’ve talked about so far with your money story, you were very responsible. You’ve already learned all of this stuff. You’ve learned the gratitude. You learned to never expect anything. You learned the tithing. There’s no judgment here. It’s just what you consider your worst money memory is you spent the money on what you would have paid for your car payment or your rent and you went out and had fun. Basically, what college student doesn’t do that?
Kerry: Right? But for me, I was just like, “Oh my God, I can’t believe I did that.” I think that was my worst, because when you were growing up you knew that there was stuff that happens. Like I said, I dealt with that, but I was always like, “I’m going to be a better person. I’m going to make sure I do all this stuff right.” Then it just hit me, so, for me, that definitely had to be my worst.
Clarissa: Okay. Let’s turn it around and tell me your best money memory.
Kerry: Growing up?
Kerry: My best memory growing up with money was when I had an opportunity come up for me to be able to make more money than I was making before. My best opportunity was knowing that I was able to have enough credit and everything in my life, and sustain something, and that I can go out and buy myself my first car. I’ve always got … my grandfather would give me a car and it was cool and it was nice. I wrecked one of my cars. I had a RX7 Mazda, which was so cute. I loved that little, red car, but I was working so hard and I think I fell asleep at the wheel coming home from work or something. I just slid off and kind of … So, I was like, “Okay, I need to buy a car.” By me establishing a good work ethic that the opportunity that I had, I had enough credit and I had enough stability that I could buy myself a first car. I think, for me, and what I’d grown up with in my life, that was a huge deal, right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: To do that. I was super excited for that. I think I was like 17 or a little bit younger than that when I bought my first car. Maybe, 18. I think that was my best, my ah-ha. That all my hard work and all the years from doing the paper route when I was like 10 and 11, all that kind of stuff, constantly working all through high school, and always working, but always having that I’m going to outwork you. That type of mindset. That was my best thing that my ingain had finally paid off. That someone was willing to give me … I had enough credit to go and get a car, you know?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: From where we lived, that was huge back then. That was 19 … I don’t know 91 or something like that. Something weird like that, or, no, maybe it was a little bit later than that. I’m trying to think of when I graduated. Oh my God. I’m going on my 25th year anniversary from high school, so you can do the math. So, that was my best.
Clarissa: Yeah, it’d be about 1991, 92. Okay. That’s an awesome money memory. Being able to go out and buy your own car like you said. The cars you had before were given to you, and you were able to go out and buy your first car. That’s an awesome money memory.
Kerry: That made me feel really good about who I was. I was happy. Now you know the reason I was so upset with myself. I didn’t pay my car, and that was such a good memory. Then we go from that and not do that. I was like, “What are you doing?”
Clarissa: We talked a little bit about what you do and you mentioned that you help more people create wealth by blasting procrastination and boosting their productivity. Can you tell us a little bit more about the system that you’ve developed to help with this?
Kerry: It’s a seven-step blueprint. I won’t give you all the secrets. No, I’m joking, but we do take people through seven steps that really gets them super clear and specific on that feeling of having butterflies in their stomach. I think a lot of people don’t fall in love with life again, like when you’re on your first date. I like to tell people you have to remember you’re always selling yourself or you’re always in a situation of attracting someone to us. You either want that boyfriend or you want your boyfriend’s parents to like you. You’re charming or you’re doing these steps in life to bring in what you want.
That’s the same thing when you’re shifting from being … procrastinating is you’re holding back, you’re sabotaging yourself. I get people to start to fall in love with the steps, because they can’t see them. They feel like it’s so far away, but it’s a daily consistency of falling in love with the steps. A lot of people like to map out things. I think sometimes you just need to go with your gut, you need to listen and say, “What’s my next step?” and really feel like, yes, that’s what I need to do and just go for it.
I know it’s hard for people because they’re so structured, but when they get in that motion and we go through that, that makes people feel like they’ve been on their first date. They’re trusting theirself, they’re trusting their gut, they’re the next step of them showing up for themselves, and they’re falling in love with the self-wealth and the self-worth. Where it comes down to is you are not feeling like you’re worthy of it. There’s something in there that’s saying, “Well, you’re not worthy of this, because you didn’t do it before, so what makes you think you’re going to do it again?” Right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: That comes with everything that you do and you want to make a change. Our body wants to keep us comfortable, wants to keep us in the same routine. When we go through these steps, we definitely break down why people are procrastinating and it’s all about the action. This is just a daily consistency of action. Everyday we’re acting. We’re doing the steps, we’re doing the steps. It’s about putting in the work, so the more you put in the work, the more you’re definitely going to see the results.
Clarissa: That sounds like an awesome system because like you said, just put in the work. When you’re trying to manifest something, you have to take action to manifest. That’s exactly what you explained.
Kerry: Yes, definitely. When people say, “I could just sit here and meditate and it will just …” I’m like, “Yeah, but there is a thing if you don’t get out of your house after you’re meditating, you won’t see that person. You won’t be at that event that you’re at. You won’t make that connection that makes that connection that gets you to where you want.” A lot of people don’t realize that it’s about … when something comes to you and you’re sitting there and this random email pops up about an event and you were just thinking, but if you don’t open that email that same person is in that email that you want to meet, right?
Kerry: That happened to me, and I could say is a perfect example because I really have been amazing at manifesting things. I didn’t realize it until these last couple years, because I knew that stuff would happen and I was just living my life, and just like, “Oh, yes. This is wonderful.” With the gratitude and never really putting the whole focus on that I’m manifesting everything I think, you know?
Kerry: So, in a couple years. I wanted to meet a guy. He’s owner of Scrub Daddy. It’s a sponge. He was on Shark Tank. I told my sister-in-law, “I’m going to meet him. I’m not worried about it. I’ll meet him, probably, in a couple weeks.” An email came through and I never really opened these emails, like entrepreneur emails show up. They just kept popping up. I’m like, “Let me open it.” Boom. His name is there as being a speaker. I was like, “Great.” If I would try to call him it would probably take forever, be dragging on, because I’m like, “How am I going to do this?” I never even thought about how. I just said, “I’m going to meet this guy. I know I am. Not worried about it.”
I went to the event, got there early, and it was perfect. I said, “I’m going to get there early. I’m going to [inaudible 00:29:27]. I’m going to get in front of him and talk, because this is the time to network.” He gave me like 45 minutes of his time. I would have never have got that if I would have tried to call him on a regular work day or do anything like that. I kept seeing that name. I’m like, “Let me open it up. Who’s going to be at this entrepreneur event?” It was at CBS hosting in Philadelphia. It was at where they do the CW, all the shows. I’m like, “Oh my God, this awesome.”
It was a great event and it didn’t cost me the $200 that they usually do. It was amazing and no one really knew who he was. After he started speaking, then everyone wanted to talk to him. I had gotten the opportunity fast because no one knew who he was, so I got to talk to him for like 30 to 45 minutes. He gave me all these tips. I’m like, “Yes. That is it. I’m back.” You know, when you think you’re off a little bit, but the whole manifesting. If I didn’t open that email, and I didn’t buy my ticket until Monday before the event and it was on a Tuesday or Wednesday. It just kept coming to me. I’m like, “Oh yeah, I got to do that. Oh yeah, I got to buy that ticket and I still haven’t done it.” It was like the universe had known I really wanted this, so it just made sure that I did stuff. It was an amazing event.
I wanted to share that because things like that do happen if you really set an intention completely in your faith and just know it’s going to show up for you.
Clarissa: Yup. That’s an amazing story. I love that. I’m glad you shared that. Can you tell us one thing that you do on a regular basis to continue to build your wealth consciousness and, actually, create more wealth in your life?
Kerry: What I do is I have to journal, but every moment of the day I’m engaging in making my mind stronger, more aware, more conscious by doing mindful thoughts. I like to do a power word. If I know there’s something I need to do today, if it deals with confidence, then that’s my word of the day: confidence. I think of that word and it brings me to an alpha state-of-mind because I’m concentrating on that one word. I’m attaching my thought and my energy to what confidence means and how I need to bring that into my day.
That is one way I usually start my day; with a power word. I, also, set intentions of what I want to create in my life, so I’ll write down I am worth this much, I have a certain amount of people that I meet a day that love me and my business and want to work with me. I’m constantly writing out statements and setting intentions with them, like I am wealthy in everything I do, I make a profit on all of my transactions. Do you know what I mean?
Kerry: That is the type of thing that I try to write out. Sometimes I’ll put I make a 5X profit on my transactions or on my investments that I do. I am totally all in for writing out exactly what I want to show up. It makes it so much easier, because I’m not thinking about all the lack or anything that I don’t have. I’m thinking about all the wonderful stuff. I put in gratitude, too, but I’m also thinking about all the other stuff I’m going to create by me showing up daily in my business, in my work ethic, in my faith, in my gratitude, and showing the world and letting them know that I’m here for this reason. This is what I’m going to produce and this is what I’m going to create.
What you think of the most you put … What you put energy into, you start to attract. If there’s something you don’t like in your life, think about what’s going on in your mind, because it’s usually what starts to show up. Those same incidents or those same situations because you need to either learn from it and grow, or you need to let those go. Right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: There’s one or two ways you can go. You can either be better or you can just stay where you are and be worse. That is what I like to do. I like to write out every day, and at night I do a gratitude or I like to fall asleep to any type of soft meditation music, whether it’s listening to the ocean or listening to a soft symphony, or something like that. Those are things that is a daily, daily habit for me. I do action steps, too, but I really, really go into that first. Right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yep, that’s an awesome daily practice. I do something very similar, so it’s clearly across the board for how we do a lot of the same things, and we’ve never really talked before this. That’s really good. Is there anything that I haven’t asked you that I should have?
Kerry: I think this was an amazing interview. I don’t think … maybe, one thing just about wealth is that a lot of people are more afraid of how am I going to keep it. Right?
Clarissa: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kerry: They go through their life like, “Okay, if I’m wealthy, then what if I lose it?” Do you know what I mean? They’re thinking of coming back to where they are. I think a lot of people have to realize that when you strive to get somewhere, then you have to ask the right questions and it will show up what you need. If you’re worried about will I be able to keep it, what’s going to happen, am I going to lose all my friends, is anyone going to like me because I have all this money?
Here’s the thing. You have to really let go of something, and maybe they’re friends, before you can open up your mindset and open up your chance to level up to get to that next step. You can’t put anything new in when you’re completely filled up with old, whether that’s thoughts, whether that’s habits, whether that’s the lack or not having enough money. You have to invest in you first. It’s not about investing in everything else or watching everything else. It’s about really showing up for yourself and investing in yourself. I would think that that was the one thing that people need to realize.
Once you get there you will lose things because those people are still thinking like they were before. You will lose friends, but you’ll make new friends that are ready to uplift you. Once you get somewhere in life, be at that place of ease with it and truly own it. Ask the right questions and let the other opportunities show up to help you sustain and stay at that level.
Clarissa: That is awesome advice to lead us right into our last few questions. These are just fun questions. They do deal with money, but they don’t deal with your money story. What is one investment that you make every month that’s a non-negotiable, never-cancel investment.
Kerry: Every month, and that’s probably from when I was growing up. I just automatically, and I consider this an investment, because people don’t understand. They’re like, “Oh, I don’t know how to make money. I don’t know, you know. I don’t want to be rich because that’s not the way you’re supposed to be.” I’m like, “When you’re rich, you’re helping other people. You’re growing the community. You’re growing the environment around you. You’re supporting other people. You’re doing so much that you have to realize that.
Every month, I consider this investment, but I pay an amount and it just comes out of my bank account to my church every month. To me, I consider that an investment because I am helping keep that church … the lights on or keeping them helping other people what they do, and how they go out there, serve, and they give their time. I want to support that in everything I do. I definitely think that comes from growing up, but, for me, that is an investment that I feel is helping the community. I will always invest in something like that.
Clarissa: That is an awesome investment, so keep doing that.
Kerry: Thank you.
Clarissa: If you woke up tomorrow morning and everything that you have right now, your belongings and your money was all gone, what would you do?
Kerry: I would, probably, have my credit card right? I think I would just move. That would be my sign to move to where you want to go. I can’t worry about the thing that I don’t have anymore. I just need to go and make new things and create new things. I’ve always wanted to go to Bali. I’d probably just go to Bali or try to get one of those overnight passports. I always want to be by the beach and just be by the water, so I’d probably be like, “Hey, this is my chance.” I can’t worry about what’s gone. I need to figure out what I need to do to create the new me, so that’s a chance to give me a free, “Hey, let’s just move on and do something new.”
Someone else had said something like that. What if you just woke up and deleted all of your emails and let go of all that stress, all that you know. Do you know what I mean?
Kerry: I was like, “Oh my God, that’s great.” I think it was Kat who said that. I was like, “You know what? What if?” It’s the same thing. If you woke up and you had nothing, then that’s your chance to start over, start fresh. Clean everything out, you’re completely a new person, there’s no weight, you have nothing to pay for, so you can completely just say, “Okay, so where am I moving to? Let’s just move on. This is a sign and I’m going to get to my next level.” That’s what I would say is a sign for me.
Clarissa: That’s awesome. Yeah, just pick up and move. If you were given 100 million dollars right now, what would you do with it and why?
Kerry: If I was given 100 million dollar right now, I could go on forever. I would give you down to the penny of what I would do, but, let’s say, there’s always something that came to me. It was just this about how the children of the world and animals and situations that are going on that is very heart-wrenching. I know we always want to save everybody and we just don’t have the time. If I had that amount of money, because I already had wrote this up, actually, so I know when I get to my money amount or when I get a little bit closer, these are things that I want to put into play. I’m not going to wait until I get there, but I do want to definitely get the ball rolling.
Every city in the United States, I want to buy either a apartment building or a huge house, have all the homeless kids or kids that just can’t handle what’s going on in their life, have a place … but not a foster place. Do you know what I mean?
Kerry: A place where they can truly be loved for who they are and cherish that gift, because kids are angels. They have so much intuitive that people are trying to box up, and they are screaming inside for someone to let them and show them there’s a different way to think, there’s a different way to be you, there’s a different way. Show them how to be true, healthy humans, or true, healthy adults. It’s going to be like growing your own food, you have to cook, you have to make your bed every day, you have to take care of animals. It’s a big process of growing and making them deal with money, make them deal with marketing and showing them the things that are going to make them amazing instead of seeing them out there living life alone and thinking no one loves them.
That would be the very first thing I would do. I would go buy something in every state that I thought the kids need it the most. From there, I would try to take as many kids as I can in there that was legal, but if they’re on the street I don’t know how that works. I would just be like, “Let’s go.” From there let them build. We buy the place and they get the paint. They’re there, they’re painting, they’re making it their own, they’re creating their story and they’re growing inside this place. They become a person in society that is ready to share and help and give their love to other people.
My main goal and this next step for me, which I feel really has come to me, is for me to teach people how to mentor for millions. How to become a mentor where you’re at a level that what you do, you’re always inspiring somebody to step up in their life, no matter what it is. It could be the smallest, simplest thing, but for that person you are changing their life. It only takes one smile for you to change someone’s life. It only takes you holding the door, and that’s a conscious way of living and it’s holistic way of living. That is what I teach, because I never realized that this was something that was my gift and I had no idea I had it. I’ve been eating like this, living like this and, for me, it was easy, but when I talk to people they’re looking at me like I have 50 eyeballs in my head.
I did an organic [inaudible 00:44:25] 16 years ago. I could have made a fortune if I actually knew how to market it. I wasn’t even thinking that this would be something everybody wants now. I definitely have a really good future outset on the way to look and the big picture for me. When somebody is in a … when they’re stuck and they come to me, I can map out their whole five or ten years. It’s just the weirdest thing, and they’re like, “Oh my god, no one’s even told me that. I have all these other coaches.” It’s just weird, but I have that gift, so what I see coming up and if this has come to me, then this is something that would be the first thing I would do is to save as many kids and animals and teach them how to become business leaders or just leaders in general or mentors for other people that are out there and that need that support.
You start the ball and it just keeps rolling. That is my one thing on my list that I know if I had that 100 million, I wouldn’t even think twice, I would go, probably, spend half of it and do that first. That would be the first thing that I get the ball rolling on.
Clarissa: That is awesome. I love that idea.
Kerry: Thank you. It’s definitely something that has come to me a lot and I was like, “Oh my God, wouldn’t that be a great thing to buy something and have kids in there and show them.” Obviously, you would have to have some adults in there, but it would be strict. You would have to go through strict regulate. I’d be wanting mentors coming in and talking to them. It would be high end, nothing that’s just like people that are going to treat the kids mean or bad or anything. It’s just a place to grow. It’s something that I think was very close to my heart and I just keep seeing it come up, so it’s definitely something that I would love to do. I want to keep it in the United States, because I feel like we need so much help here and people miss that sometimes.
Clarissa: I agree with you, because I don’t tithe to a church. I do my tithing for feeding people that don’t have food, like the food banks. I love to do Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Kerry: That is awesome.
Clarissa: Those are both here in the U.S. and it’s not going somewhere else. We’re always going overseas to help all of them, but we’re not helping everyone here at home first.
Kerry: Yes, I totally agree with you. It really does scare me to know that that stuff’s going on and there’s not enough support out there for young adults and young females and young males to not harden them to where they could be. They could be the next who knows, you know what I mean?
Kerry: But nobody’s giving them a chance.
Clarissa: Yup, exactly. I would like to thank you for joining us here today, Kerry. It has been really great to learn more about you and your money story and everything else that you’ve done in your life and your business, because, as you know, there are no two stories that are the same. Everyone we get to hear from can always help someone new.
Kerry: Yes. Spoken like a leader. I love it. Thank you.
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About the Author
Clarissa Wilson is a financial strategist and online educator who holds two master’s degrees in Forensic Accounting. Also creative and spiritual, she is an intuitive empath and introvert. Clarissa is the host of The Prosper + Profit Podcast, where money conversations occur on a daily basis -- as she believes that money shouldn’t be a taboo subject. After growing up on a dairy farm and learning to work hard for money, Clarissa awakened to a path that allowed wealth to flow easily to her. Clarissa currently lives in Pennsylvania with her two cats.