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DEAR KAMI,
Love your nuggets of wisdom; maybe you can help a sister out and spread some wisdom this way. We’re not broke but far from rolling in it. Having spent the majority my life in this state, I find most of my creative solutions revolve around being thrifty and/DIYing everything. I’m in the design field so this can come in handy, but I find myself skittish of aiming higher, thinking bigger and I feel like I’ve trapped myself in this “safety zone” personally and professionally. Any tips on how to blow past this threshold, change this mindset, and manifest a grander outlook?? Big ask, I know. Still, I’d love your no BS input. —Wanting More

Dear Wanting More,
Since you began with money, I’m going straight there. Not to minimize the importance of finding motivation and figuring out your dream job, but I have a hunch that your relationship with money is what needs fixing. I can 100% relate because I had a lousy relationship with money until 2014. I wasn’t broke, but for 15 straight years, I made roughly the same amount (except for 2009-2010, which can just fuck off).

What changed for me is reading a book called You’re a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. I love self help books, but Sincero’s book was different. She casually mentions money and how you’re probably screwed up about it and then moves on to other self-helpy things and then circles back to money at the end, where she hits you hard. She recommends 2 other books, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles and Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. She followed up her original book with You’re a Badass at Making Money.

It will be next to impossible to read these 4 books and not completely transform your relationship with money, but more importantly, realize that the universe is on your side and wants to provide you with everything you want and need. So that’s my advice. READ. ❤️DK

PS. I did a copy/paste from another DEAR KAMI submission because they asked the same question. My hunch is many people are experiencing something similar?

Today’s roundup of 📸 is to get you in the reading mood. All home library images are tagged. 📸 4&5 via @jennapeffley

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