“In Patrice Washington’s early 20s, her husband, who was still her boyfriend at the time, recommended she try therapy to address the impact her limiting beliefs were having on their relationship. It was this first step toward relinquishing the stranglehold of past hurts that unlocked the possibility of her future.”
Afterwards she has built a business in real estate right out of college and by her mid-20s was already making 7 figures. However, the financial crisis hit her full force in 2008, causing her to suddenly rely on food stamps.
It was at this time that an old friend made Patrice a job offer, which she turned down. On one hand, this would have solved financial situation, but on the other hand, it just felt wrong. She decided to follow her inner voice and started working for a non-profit organization.
Key take aways from the article:
The real wealth is inner contentment.
When we seek wealth, we are actually seeking peace.
Money has no value if our daily lives does not make us happy.
Saying no to situations that don’t feel right takes courage but leads to true wealth.
Wealth follows purpose: Chase purpose not money.
Wealth is the multiplication of joy
“Patrice Washington has written five books, appeared on national (USA) TV shows, been featured in national media outlets like CNBC and Essence, and hosted her own radio segment on a nationally syndicated show.”
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