The Space Between

Chasing Purpose Not Money with Patrice Washington

November 5, 2018

Would you turn down $15,000 for 4 minutes of work, if you didn’t believe in one part of what you were doing? My next guest did just that!

In the last episode we talked about having Clarity of Purpose, I spoke about how without clarity we end up starting projects that don’t align with our goals and chase the shiny objects placed before us.

Which was a perfect lead into my guest, and friend Patrice Washington!

Patrice is a number one best-selling author, with 4 published books and a new one on the way! She’s a captivating speaker, known as America’s Money Maven and host of the Redefining Wealth Podcast. Patrice’s approach to financial education and overall strategy on wealth building focuses on chasing purpose, not money.

Patrice's Guiding Principle: 

Proverbs 17:16  - What good is money in the hands of a fool if they have no desire to seek wisdom.

Quotes to reflect on.

“Wealth is more than money and material things”

Time Stamp: 25:18  “I believe that when God sees what you're working on, he knows what you’re waiting on”

Time Stamp: 25:50 “I am committed to the vision but not committed to how I get there”

“When you know what your purpose is you can set your priorities.”

“I know there’s so much more to this vision but I’m ok with the steps in-between"

So before taking on anything, ask first: Is it really a God idea versus being just a good idea?

Takeaway's from this Episode:

It's okay to give yourself permission to change the story you’ve been telling yourself. We often get stuck in the excuses and narrative that we often didn't have a hand at writing about who we are, and whom we can become.  You have permission to change that story.

Anytime you feel self-sabotage creeping in, be intentional about being still. Get self-reflective and walk into the things you're attempting to walk away from.

Connect with Patrice:

The Blogspot website that Patrice mentioned in the episode.  It's worth taking a good look at to witness how far Patrice has come over the years.

Lastly, be willing to wait on the right thing

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The music in this reflection was provided by: 

by Scott Holmes
Tracks: Epic Cinematic & Awake

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