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My Little Secret

I made my own TV dinners. 

I was always way too skinny. 

My long hair was always a rat’s nest. 

I used to sneak into the bathroom and cut my hair. 

I wore the same pair of jeans to school every day in the 3rd grade. 

When I had a stain on my shirt, I just told myself, it’s ok, 

I just spilled something on myself during breakfast. 

I made sure I never missed the bus. 

On snow days when school was canceled, I would wait outside, 

hoping the bus was late, but instead, it just didn’t come. 

I never got enough sleep, so I had dark circles under my eyes.

When I wore eye concealer in the 6th grade, the popular girl Kate would accuse me of wearing make-up. 

I felt like a mess, and I looked like a mess. 

“The first move toward mastery is always inward—learning who you really are and reconnecting with that innate force. Knowing it with clarity, you will find your way to the proper career path and everything else will fall into place. It is never too late to start this process.”  - Mastery by Robert Greene

We have all had experiences/challenges/trauma in our childhood. 

- A beautiful woman I knew from my business school days', her mother would scold her for not wearing enough makeup when she was out in public. 

- Another friend’s father would berate him publicly for not getting enough play time in the game or winning the award. 

Maybe I was better off being neglected by my single mom?!! 

But my childhood set the foundation for my career focus. 

I was hungry to succeed, to make money. 

I had no problem offloading my responsibilities of being a mom to a nanny. 

This allowed me to battle it out in the arena.

I had no guilt when I forgot to take Alexandra to her 4-year-old checkup appointment six months late. 

I’ve taken psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung’s advice, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” 

Deep-seated beliefs and parts of your personality that you aren't even aware of are controlling the events of your life, and you don't even know it.

And the more I listen, the more I discover, the better advisor I become.

The more I discover, the more I become a better version of myself.

Writing about my childhood actually felt good. 

Because this is allowing me to get more comfortable with who I am. 

It’s helping me identify the flaws I didn’t know existed and memories I’d rather forget.

The truth is that I love what my childhood taught me. 

I’m grateful for my mother and the life lessons I learned early and indirectly. 

My own truth and why I do what I do is to help and inspire women to figure out their money and financial future. 

Please reach out if you are trying to figure out your financial future!

Thanks for reading!

Tiffany Kent

Your Friendly Wealth Engagement Guide,

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