Nicole Bensen

What is Wealth to You?

What’s the TL;DR?

1. I’m challenging a common stereotype about having money and wanting money.

2. Up on YouTube: a new guided meditation/sleep story about attracting wealth, specifically, millions.

Controversial opinion: I love money.

How does that statement make you feel?

Have you heard, “We don’t talk about money. That’s tacky.”?

If you grew up like I did, hearing, “The love of money is the root of all evil,” you might be throwing up cross fingers at me.

And it’s not your fault.

But I’d like to challenge the common stereotype that often surrounds the idea of wealth.

The idea of a “greedy, evil, rich person” is pervasive, and the notion that being financially successful equates to negativity is a narrative we’re all familiar with, often perpetuated by media and stories of fictional villains. Think Scrooge McDuck à la Ebenezer Scrooge, Mr. Burns on The Simpsons, Cruella de Vil, and Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter.

“Good people” are often portrayed as poor, or middle class, or going up against the powerful rich. (Points to politics)

So before you unsubscribe or close this because you’re feeling uncomfortable, I’d encourage you to peel back the layers to understand WHY you feel the way you do about money. Are these your own thoughts, or were they passed on to you? When did you start feeling the way you do about money?

It’s fair to say most of us would like to have more money (even if we don’t talk about it), but unconsciously, you might be holding yourself back because of your (potentially subconscious) beliefs about money.

If you’re thinking, “Nicole, aren’t you a mental health and wellbeing advocate? Why are you talking about money?” I’ll point to purpose and passion as cornerstones of wellbeing. These two statements are true: 1) You don’t need to be “rich” to be happy. 2) Abundance increases our ability to impact.

(And don’t even get me started on the positive effect that sharing compensation numbers could have, especially for women and other underrecognized groups.)

what impact could you have with more money?

Would you donate to cancer research?

Fund an animal rescue?

Take your kids on a trip around the world to experience different cultures?

wealth can be a tremendous force for positive change in the world.

💰 Exponential Transformation: Imagine the ability to make a difference on a larger scale, supporting causes and initiatives that align with your values. Your financial prosperity can become a catalyst for meaningful change, creating ripples of positivity that extend far beyond your own life.

🌎 Impactful Giving: When you have the means, you’re not just confined to individual acts of kindness—you have the power to address systemic issues and contribute to long-term solutions. Your resources can uplift communities, support education, and provide essential resources.

💡 Shaping the Narrative: Just as we’ve explored the negative portrayal of wealth in fictional stories, we have the ability to reshape this narrative. By embracing a conscious and purpose-driven approach to financial success, we’re rewriting the script, showing that prosperity can be a tool for good.

If you feel uncomfortable with the idea of manifesting or wanting more, I want you to consider the incredible potential that comes with achieving your desires.

Your aspirations can extend beyond personal gain reaching into the realm of positive impact and philanthropy.

(And I’d still agree there IS joy in traveling first class, eating a Michelin-starred meal, and carrying a luxe bag).

You can hold both gratitude for what you have, AND desire more.

and that doesn’t make you an evil person. In fact, I’d argue it’s a trait held by many inspirational humans.

If you want to explore what it would feel like to be thankful AND lean into your desires (whether those desires are more money, or finding the love of your life, or moving to a farm, or traveling the world), I have a suggestion for you:

Lie down and take 30 minutes to listen to my just-released, guided meditation/sleep story about limitless wealth, Grains of Sand, and try to let go of any judgment.

Will you try it? I’d love to hear about it.

Your potential to create change is limitless.



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