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Ep 65 | Reset Your Money Mindset with Cassie Parks

By Kim Strobel

December 29, 2021


Cassie Parks is the fairy godmother for people who want to be better with money. She has helped thousands across the globe change their money stories so that they can welcome more money into their lives.  Often, we feel like there's never enough money because we’ve become accustomed to that stress of money. 

In this episode, Cassie and I discuss the money stories we all tell ourselves and how these stories are the very thing that keeps us from attracting money with ease and flow or actually repelling money. Many of us have felt that there’s never enough money, but that’s because we’ve become accustomed to the stress of money.

I’m most excited because Cassie discusses the four money story archetypes and helps us identify where we are in our own money story and what we need to do to move out of it and into abundance.  

What’s in the episode: 

  • Change your thoughts so you approach money differently 
  • Be open to creating more wealth and achieving your dreams
  • Rethink your approach to money and wealth
  • Identify your money mindset archetype
  • Recalibrate your money mindset

“A lot of times, we learn there's never enough money because you've become accustomed to that stress of money.” Cassie Parks

 If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.

I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-finds-joy/id1487739752 

About Cassie

Cassie Parks is the fairy godmother for people who want to be better with money.

Through her positive reality podcast, books, and online coaching program, she shakes up your approach to creating powerful money stories while making it all feel easy, practical, and of course, fun.

Her insights have been featured on Colorado’s best in the Huffington Post and one of the most downloaded episodes of Primal Blueprint.


About Kim

Kim Strobel is Chief Happiness Officer at Kim Strobel Live Events and Retreats. She is a teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, happiness coach, and mission-minded person whose passion is helping others overcome their fears and discover their joy!

You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy and in the free private She Finds Joy Facebook community.

Transcrpt

Kim Strobel 00:15 

Hello everyone, and I want to tell you about our special guest on today's episode. Her name is Cassie Parkes and she is known as the fairy godmother for people who want to be better with money. Through her positive reality podcast, her books and online coaching program, she shakes up your approach to creating powerful money stories, while making it feel easy, fun and practical. Can you imagine folks, money filling fun? Yes, it's possible. It all has to do with our thoughts, our behaviors and our actions. When Cassie is not teaching people how to attract more money, you can find her in the pool having a dance party with her favorite kiddos, concocting powerful female leads for her novellas, and occasionally sipping on her favorite chocolate cake champagne cocktail. 

01:22 

Well welcome 

Kim Strobel 01:23 

Cassie to the she finds joy Podcast. I'm really excited to have this conversation about money with you today. 

Cassie Parks 01:30 

CYay. Me too. Money conversations bring me so much joy. So I'm so excited to be here. Thanks for having me. 

Kim Strobel 01:37 

Yeah, you know, money is like, I hate to say it, but the old societal script is like, money is 

Yeah, you know, money is like, I hate to say it, but the old societal script is like, money is something you don't talk about. You don't talk about money. You don't talk about sex. You don't talk about politics. And I disagree. I think that that might be a kind of an outdated way. You know, keep things private. Keep up. There's my dogs. The UPS guy must have just pulled in. Because Hold on a minute here. Yeah, anytime the UPS guy pulls in the driveway, the dogs lose their mind. So sorry about that 

Cassie Parks 02:14 

nine to like, like with it, right? 

Kim Strobel 02:17 

Yeah, my life people. I sit behind this screen and I work and I have dogs that go crazy and lose their mind. But getting back to money. It's like, first of all those topics that we were taught not to talk about when you don't talk about them when you ignore them when you feel feelings of shame around them. Like it's shameful to talk about money. That is like in indirectly the kind of energy we don't want to bring to money. Am I right? 

Cassie Parks 02:45 

Absolutely. Yeah. I mean, because you it's like, oh, I'm supposed to, you know, sort of going up this old paradigm like, Oh, I'm supposed to work really hard to make a lot of money. But I'm not supposed to celebrate that with anyone else. I should just keep it a secret. So it's, it's like they they don't go together. You know, like, we're supposed to do this really great thing. And I don't 

believe you have to make a lot of money. I believe you should do what feels good. But like, if you're supposed to in this old way, but you can't celebrate it like what fun is that? 

Kim Strobel 03:15 

Exactly. And you know, I recently had my legs and my legs and armpits and other parts of my body lasered the hair lasered off of them. And I made a post about it on Facebook. And then immediately people were like, Oh, how much does that cost? And then that little what, and I'm pretty open. And I was like, it was $3,700. And I'm gonna put it because Why do I have to feel ashamed that I chose to spend $3,700 To get my hair lasered? So I don't have to shave any parts of my body anymore. Like, I made that decision. I don't think it's an embarrassing decision. I don't think people have a right to judge me. So why would I just not tell people what it is? I just put out there the price like this is what it is. And it felt good, you know? So anyways, before we get into all the goodness, I How did you come to coach? Do you coach women on money specifically or anybody on money? 

Cassie Parks 04:14 

Anybody on money so I coach mostly women, but I do have some amazing men that are brave enough to show up in our group and in be vulnerable and coached in front 

Kim Strobel 04:24 

of women. How do you become a money coach, Kathy? Your story? 

Cassie Parks 04:28 

I love it. Um, so I always knew I wanted to be a coach. I was trying to build a coaching business, you know, couldn't figure out my niche, all these things. I was trying to build my coaching business using the law of attraction. I think I was doing it. I know I was doing it completely wrong. And then one day sort of threw my arms up and I was asked myself like, what do you really want and I said, I want to be financially independent. Like I wanted that since I was 19. When I learned that was the thing, right? Because they nobody had told me that wasn't option. Yeah. And so I said, That's what I want. And I said, Alright, then that's what I'm going to create. And I had been working on my money mindset, because I came from a place, you know, my dad worked a lot of hours. It paid off in the end. In more or less like there was a there's a buyout and a thing. And it's sort of like they won the lottery. But for me, I'm like, Well, how can you guarantee that lottery at the end? Right? Like, first of all, I don't want to work as hard as he did as many hours I'm not. I'm just not built to work 14 hours a day, I don't think Right, right. And yeah, and and then how do you guarantee sort of that thing at the end was really something that was messing with my mind. And so I had to change my money mindset. And so as I did that, and then I said, Alright, I'm going to create my financial independence and leave my job. And I already had a couple investment properties. 

Kim Strobel 05:53 

And that when I marked that was really hard. 

Cassie Parks 05:57 

Yeah, yeah, I mean, so I would, my mom had always had some investment properties. And when I got older, I saw like, Oh, I know what these are worth, I know, the time you put in. And it was a lot of work in certain moments. But when I like added up in my brain, I'm like, that's a pretty good hourly wage, you know, if you break it down to the work that she did do on them, you know. So, you know, my first house, I moved out, when everybody, all my roommates moved out, and they downsize and I kept it and things like that. And then I just was led down this path through inspiration. And I found another property and another property, and had enough passive income to leave my corporate job and start coaching. And when I left about six months, before I left my job, I had written this money manifesting course, sort of on a whim for a friend and, and I said, I can teach anyone how to manifest $300. So I just outlined it. And when I quit my job, you know, I had to recalibrate my money mindset because I could pay my bills, but I wasn't making my close to six figure salary that I was. And so I said, I'm going to write this course. And I'm going to do it. And I did, and I launched it. And then it became the thing people wanted to learn from me. And so I never really intended to be mostly that. But the more that I coached, the more I loved it, because of these things that we brought up in the beginning talking about it, celebrating, like honoring yourself by investing in what makes you happy, like not shaving? 

Kim Strobel 07:30 

Yeah. Yeah, yeah. And there's nothing wrong. I think people first of all, Cassie, they think there's something wrong with wanting money? Yeah. Can you speak to that? A little bit? 

Cassie Parks 07:45 

Yeah, I think it's this ingrained thing, which probably comes from some things people say or think, you know, people with money, or it comes from when we pick up those things. Oh, they must be rich. And it's a bad tone. Right? Yeah. 

Kim Strobel 08:01 

People when I say that in a negative way, like, oh, that's owed money, or oh, they're wealthy. They've got money, right? 

Cassie Parks 08:09 

Yeah. And so when you when you're a kid, and you're growing up, and you can't discern like, oh, well, that's probably because they don't feel confident about money or, or they're, you know, they don't think that's possible for them, or all those other things you just hear like, so it must be bad to be rich. It must be bad to have money, right? And then you're not supposed to talk about it on top of that. So no, 

Kim Strobel 08:30 

you're chill, right? All right. Yeah. Oh, no, be you know, it's not spiritual to have or want money. But when you actually go look at that Bible verse, you know, what is that Bible verse? It says, you know, the root let's see, what is it? 

Cassie Parks 08:47 

The the root of all evil is always gets misquoted. They don't. 

Kim Strobel 08:53 

It does come. Yeah, it's like the route. Okay, we're gonna just have to find it right now. Cuz? Yeah, we got to find it. You know, we're googling right now as fast as we can on this, on this podcast here. Um, 

Cassie Parks 09:07 

this is my kind of show. I love it. I'm 

Kim Strobel 09:11 

so so it's the love of money is the root of all evil, right? The love of money is the root of all evil. But people think it's money. Money is the root of all evil. It's, it's not. And there's like a million interpretations of that. But like, I believe in celebrating money and sending love to money, like I just had to pay $37,000 in taxes, Cassie, okay. 

Cassie Parks 09:42 

Yay. I know what that means. You 

Kim Strobel 09:43 

must have made I made a lot of money this year. Right? Yeah. And when those checks go off, I purposely put hard stamps on those checks, because I'm sending that out with love. And I'm saying and I'm not saying it's easy. Nothing is easy, but like I'm not I know enough about vibrational energy that I am not about to send that off with, like, pissed off pneus or ill feelings towards the government. I'm not because man, I know that wherever I sent her my gratitude the universe brings me more of that. So I literally, like send that with love. I'm like, Thank you, universe for giving me the kind of work I do that allowed me to make that money. That now portion of it does go in to Texas, right? Yeah. So like, we part of the things that get in our way is like all of these old social beliefs. Round it honestly. Have you ever met somebody who doesn't want more money? Cassie? 

Cassie Parks 10:45 

No, I have met many people who will judge that I do that. But at the same time, they still want more money. 

Kim Strobel 10:52 

Yeah, man. Like, let's get real. We all want more money. Mm hmm. No. And so Okay, keep going with what because you were you're doing I love what you were just saying basically, that yeah, that we have 

Cassie Parks 11:04 

all these stories. Well, even I think, you know, that Bible verse when we look like the love of money, but I think it's, it's when we put that love what it's really saying, I'm not a expert Bible interpreter, but when I hear that, it's when that love is the most. Right when it's going after the 

thing. Yeah, instead of loving us first loving our people and and knowing that money can help us, right. Yeah, it's only when it's the thing, but you can have a lot of money. And it doesn't have to be the most important thing. 

Kim Strobel 11:37 

Yep. And I don't have to like I told my husband this the other day. Why, honestly, feel really good that, like, I know what it was he had met with an attorney over a sign and he just came home. And he just said the attorney was so just, I'm better than you. I'm this than you. I'm that than you. It was just an error about him. And I said, What is it that makes somebody think they are a better human being because they have a so called more prestigious job, or they make more money. Like, that does not make you a better human being but me making money, you know what it does, it allows me to support a former fourth grade student who has no parents to help him finish his college, right? Your money, like, I also want money, because I want to be told I'm not gonna lie. But money allows me to do really good things in my life, to support and change the world at the level that Kim Strobel can change the world. If you look at all the money Oprah has acquired and all the good that she's done in the world, how can we say that money is a bad thing? 

Cassie Parks 12:45 

Right? So I'm just on a soapbox 

Kim Strobel 12:47 

here. I know, you're rude. You're rude. But it's like, if you're listening, people stop thinking that money is bad. And also stop thinking that you can't attract more of it, simply because right now where you're at, you're like, well, seriously, like, I can't even hardly pay my bills, Kim, or maybe your Kim Strobel, who at one time made $8 An hour struggled to pay her bills and drove a $2,000 Lexus car around that she was so thankful for because it actually ran and it was paid for and it wasn't another payment. Right. But but from even those circumstances, we have the ability to generate and attract money don't 

Cassie Parks 13:27 

have absolutely, absolutely. Everyone does. Like and there might be you know, everybody starts at a different place. But everyone has the ability to get there. 

Kim Strobel 13:37 

And so how do we do that? Cassie? What does that look? Like? What would you say to the person who's like, okay, but I'm not Kim Strobel right now. And I'm not happy parks and life feels like a struggle. And I get really triggered around money or bills that come in, or, or you know, I I wish it came to me easier. 

Cassie Parks 13:59 

Mm hmm. So I normally start with identifying your money story. Because it brings awareness. 

Kim Strobel 14:06 

Hey, let's talk about that. What do you mean by that? Identify Your Money Story. 

Cassie Parks 14:10 

So your money story. And I I figured these out or got the names after I'd worked with clients, you know, and I started interviewing them. And then just randomly it start asking like, oh, well, what was your story before? And they would start giving me these answers. And this is the story that plays out over and over again until you start to write a new one. So there's the story of survival, which is if you're stressed about money, worried about money, you're probably in survival mode. Because there's never enough money. Now when we break this down. A lot of times we learn there's never enough money because you've become accustomed to that stress of money. So if you've ever done this, or if you've ever known somebody, tax returns are a great way to talk about taxes, right? So A survival story would know, oh $2,000 tax return is coming. And they would actually before it even hits our account probably spend 2300. Because they hot potato money, because it's, it is more comfortable to be stressed about money. If that's all 

Kim Strobel 15:14 

they know. Yeah. Yeah. And so I'd love this because I don't know if you've ever read the big leap by Gay Hendricks. 

Cassie Parks 15:22 

I think I have not read it. I think parts of it. It's amazing. 

Kim Strobel 15:25 

And it talks about that we all have an upper limit problem, which basically means we have an internal thermostat. And that internal thermostat decides how much happiness we're really comfortable feeling how much love we're really comfortable feeling how much joy how much money, right. And so we actually will sabotage ourselves. Because even though we say, oh, I want more happiness, our internal thermostat is so used to it's so comfortable not feeling happiness, that it it feels really wonky in our system to actually have it. So that's kind of what you're saying, right? Like, the story that you've had around money has become an internal thermostat. And you're actually addicted. Sort of or your, your only comfortable living in the stress cycle of that money story. 

Cassie Parks 16:19 

Yeah, if your survival is your story, for sure. Okay. Yeah, that's one of them survive. That's one of them. Yeah, so just enough is very similar, but it's not as stressful, 

Kim Strobel 16:28 

that connects layer just to that I have a story. Okay. Tell us about 

Cassie Parks 16:32 

that. Um, and so just enough, and I would see these don't necessarily like it's, you don't go the hierarchy, you generally have one, oh, sometimes you might float between two. But you generally have one until you become aware and you change it. So a different one is just enough. And this is this person, this is how they recognize themselves. If the brakes on their car go out, they know Oh, somehow $300 is going to show up to fix that I'm going to be okay. But they also know who I got $1,000 Extra and a bonus, I wasn't expecting something like the water heater is going to go out to take that money. So it's always coming back to just enough. Which gets like sad because then you're not, you don't believe you can ever save for that trip to Paris because something comes along and takes that money so that there's just enough, it's not stressful, but it's not happy there, right? There's money chaser? Oh, 

Kim Strobel 17:29 

loving these names. Okay, tell us about the money. 

Cassie Parks 17:33 

So money chasers, they chase the money, right? They don't even stop to think about, you know, do I really want to do this do I? Do I love this? Am I going to get a return on investment, right? They will throw money literally at anything. They think of business. So somebody has been in more than three MLMs generally a money chaser anyone with a million ideas, their family's tired of hearing about all their brilliant business ideas. It's probably a money chaser. And money juicers are smart and amazing and innovative, but they are so the chase is what's built in. Because they're chasing the money. Instead of stopping and looking at their money and and figuring out the chasing money so that they can get happy they can find joy, instead of finding the joy and knowing they can have joy and money together. 

Kim Strobel 18:24 

So good. So it's almost like, yeah, they always are reaching for a new goal or something new, and they don't understand they can find their happiness right now, as they don't have to be chasing that all the time to find Okay, all right, keep going. 

Cassie Parks 18:42 

And then there is the money hotness. Which literally, I heard, I heard this three times. I'm like, oh, yeah, this is the story. And at one point, so I was a money chaser at one point in a hot mess at one point. And the money hot mess is somebody who money has never really been a problem for so it's never been stressful. Like, there's always been money in their life. Like, they spend money and they pay for things. They're never stressed. They've never really had to think about it, for whatever reason, it's just come easy. And when this one starts to affect people, so they normally don't care until they get to this moment where they're like, I've made a lot of money, I should have more to show for it. Like, I don't have the life I want or like you know, they just start to like do the math. And they're like, huh, I feel like I should have more for whatever I've made all these years or, you know, for what 

Kim Strobel 19:35 

I already have money, but maybe they've spent it frivolously even though it keeps coming in, would that be accurate? 

Cassie Parks 19:41 

Yeah, they've just spent it without thinking. So maybe, obviously, maybe just like just without choice really? Because it was there, right? Yes. Like, oh, I had it so I buy that and it's it's always okay. Yes, yeah. And then there's the hold tight. These are the people on that one. to hold on to everything, and they really get their feel good about money from saving money. This is a person who would drive, you know, 30 minutes across town to save five cents on a guest on a gallon, right? 

Kim Strobel 20:13 

Yep, I know exactly. I think of two people in my life right now that like they they hoard their money. They won't. They won't go out to dinner. They won't buy dessert, they drive across the bridge. 15 minutes away to save a nickel on gas. Exactly. Yeah, and those Yeah, really get on my nerves. They're a trigger for me, Cassie. So I know. Like, it's something inside of me. But like, those people get on my nerves. And I'm sorry, if you're one of them. I'm just saying like, it just drives me wild when people hoard their damn money and will spend it on enjoying 

Cassie Parks 20:46 

enjoying it right when they're when you're because for you and me, you probably were like, you drive 40 minutes round trip to save $1 Yeah, but that dollar is what gives them their feel good. Right? It's that saving? It's not the experience of the money. It's the saving it. Well, I met a hold tight once, who was like, oh, yeah, I moved into a new place. And I slept on the floor for six months, because I knew the mattress I wanted would go on sale for $200. And I was like, Oh, wow. Right. But it's it was like, I had to save that not you know what, six, that's 30 bucks a month for not sleeping on the floor? You know? 

Kim Strobel 21:25 

Do they also carry a scarcity mindset? Would you say? Like, it's never enough to have a scarcity mindset or not? 

Cassie Parks 21:32 

Um, sometimes I think the biggest thing about them is not wanting to let go. And the ones that I've interviewed, their biggest thing, when they have this before they change that story is they, there's some fear that they are missing out, because they're not willing to sort of take that opportunity. Right? Rarely are they the person who would have a good business idea and invest in something for that. Right. And sometimes, even if they do, they are so worried, like, let's take a coaching program, right? Like let's say they want to be a coach. If you're a Hold tight, and you haven't done any work on this, you'll be in the coaching program in like, trying to scrimp out every dime. Like instead of being there for the experience and the transformation. You're like, oh, like, I need to get more hours or I need to make sure I do every single thing to Yeah, to get. 

Kim Strobel 22:25 

Right. Yeah. Yeah, I'm laughing because one of the people that I know that would be a Hold tight, when my husband and I got into investment property, we read this book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad that change our life. And it was risky. And I really had to talk my husband into it and like a family member of ours was just like, really almost upset with us. Like, that's really risky. And I don't, you know, like did not have a positive reaction. And he's a hold tight. So like, your scenarios are just spot on. Yeah, he was not happy about our risk taking. 

Cassie Parks 23:02 

right even though it doesn't involve him. Right. Right. Yeah. too close for comfort. 

Kim Strobel 23:08 

Yes, yes. Okay. i Are there 

Cassie Parks 23:11 

others? No. So those are the main five those are the nine 

Kim Strobel 23:14 

so here's what I would say about myself. I'm not sure. So I would say that 25 years ago when I was kind of living paycheck to paycheck I was in the I was in the just enough right like yeah, okay, something went wrong with the car we can pay for it. But But yeah, I think that I was in 

okay, something went wrong with the car we can pay for it. But But yeah, I think that I was in the just enough phase. And I think that is for sure how my parents lived. I'm not sure I'm not sure what phase I would be in now because 

Cassie Parks 23:54 

you probably have written your own money story by now. 

Kim Strobel 23:58 

So I don't fit into one of these 

Cassie Parks 23:59 

No, so like if Okay, is it no no like if you've done the work which obviously you've done that you're paying 37,000 in taxes you're happy about it you've done the work on money mindset and things like that right you've read Rich Dad Poor Dad. So you What would you title the money story that you live now? 

Kim Strobel 24:18 

I love that what would I title The Money Story I live well so I would say that I definitely have created what I would consider to be a lot of money considering where I was at one time. I would say that I make really good choices about money but because there is abundance about it I am sometimes frivolous as well. Like the Amazon boxes keep arriving but my muscle fully funding my investments and you know like my simple IRA is in place you know I could I contribute Even more, I'm sure but like, I'm maxing all that stuff out. So yeah, I think money flows to me, and I'm in operational ally money flows 

Cassie Parks 25:12 

to me, like, that's probably the enemy. Right? And so when you live that, um, that story, right, that's a different story than any of those. And so when you do the work, you can go from just enough to money flows to me. Yeah, I've 

Kim Strobel 25:29 

done the work big time. Okay. So if you're listening, guys, I just I'm so curious. This is I love how this episode's going. So you're either in survival, Your Money Story is either survival, just enough money chaser, money, hot mess, or hold tight. And if you're in the she finds joy Facebook group, or you're on Instagram, my Instagram, of course, you guys know is Kim Strobel Joy, I would love for you to snap a picture of this episode and tell me what your current Money Story is or what it was, or maybe create your own but these money stories, why are they important? Kathy, 

Cassie Parks 26:12 

they're important because they're what we picked up by default. Right. And, and the way that I know that, I mean, I didn't. In the beginning, it wasn't like 1000s, like a study, you know, wouldn't pass like the study from psychology and statistics. But when I watched this, and I heard the state, like, I heard the same words coming out of people's mouth, who didn't know each other, who came from different walks of life who came from different cities, or, you know, countries even right. And like this, these five things keep coming up. Like there is something these are what we pick up by default. So if we haven't started to become aware, we haven't started to choose, learn our power, leverage the law of attraction, right, get into vibrational alignment, read books, and choose to make investments and uplevel our money mindset that this is what we usually get by default is one of the five of these. And they're important because they start to bring awareness. So one of the things if your survival Money Story, now that you know that you can start to pay attention to when you're spending money, like am I spending money because I have extra money. You know, and this is a real Abbot client. And because because you you grow, and then you still have to catch your story sometimes, right? It's back in once in a while. As you grow bigger, and she was having a she's a wellness coach, health and wellness coach. She's having a great month, all of her investments were paid. That's what I call bills. Anytime you spend money, it's an investment. All of that was paid. And she got this client out of the blue that paid in full. And she drove to Whole Foods, and she was about to buy herself lunch because she could always justify investing money and good food because she's the health coach. Right? So she could always justify that no matter what. And she, she was about to go into Whole Foods. And she's like, I'm about to go buy the exact same food I have in the refrigerator. Yeah, and because she was a survival so she was about to hot potato. That extra money. Right? she'd gotten comfortable, but that didn't feel comfortable, right? No, it was like, get rid of the net. Yeah. And you know, luckily are working and she's like, I just caught it. Like, in a big way. You know what I was about to like, literally, it's my it's one of my favorite stories because it was literally the exact same food like there was no way she needed to go by herself the exact same lunch. 

Kim Strobel 28:36 

Oh, that's amazing. Yeah. And so it's being able to identify our Money Story catch ourselves, but then how do we like I know my audience is thinking like, how do I get rid of this deeply seated thing I mean, I know for me, and you know in my word, I'm teaching the Law of Attraction well it's called create big momentum. And and and it's in the subtitle is the law of attraction and vision board. And we talk really deeply in that I do it once a year in January and I'm teaching it January 5, and anyway it's a it's a two hour workshop where I go in and teach you how to begin to change your inner vibration and work with your subconscious mind and your inner beliefs, your conscious subconscious beliefs so that you can actually start to attract and design decide what it is you want to attract in your life and then become vibrationally aligned to do that and that's a lot of the work that you do only completely centered around money right? Yes, 

Cassie Parks 29:45 

yeah. Yeah, centered around money and then of course it has the ripple effect because we change one thing right when you change your money story, you can't help you know because 

change one thing right when you change your money story, you can't help you know because of your money chaser you're chasing money you're probably also chasing love chasing Feeling good? Yeah, yep, chasing, you know, making other people proud. You know, all of those things self out, you know, you're chasing validation, you're chasing all of that stuff. Same with survival like you're taking you're, you're acting in survival in every place of your life, right? 

Kim Strobel 30:21 

Yes, yeah. So it's not that you're just centered on money. It's just that understanding. Our money theme is actually a theme that plays out in our relationships in our physical life, in our spiritual life in our well being life, in our financial life, in our career life, like all of those things, you start to see that there's a connectedness to that theme that's running in the background all of the time. 

Cassie Parks 30:45 

Mm hmm. Yeah. And I love to use money to change that, because we get to keep score. For me, it keeps my clients like, we're looking at this and like money is we touch money every day. Right? Every decision, right? Is there gas in the car to go to work? Or are we going to stop and get coffee or no, you know, that whole thought, like every single, there's so many opportunities to catch our thoughts about money. That is why I love teaching on money. And then we also has that built in score. Or if you're trying to manifest love, it's a little harder to score or the scores might come in between but money like ooh, found a dime, say, $5 Somebody gifted me 50 bucks, somebody bought me lunch, we can constantly keep that score. And notice yet, 

Kim Strobel 31:30 

you know, one of the things that I learned early on is to respect money. And I'm trying to teach this to my son who can be a little like, oh, you know, there's $5 in his jeans that came out in the in the wash. But like I literally stopped like I was running the other day and there was a penny on the ground and you better believe your bottom dollar that I'm going to stop and pick that Penny up heads up our heads down. I don't care that right. Because that is showing the universe that you respect money and like I found a dime the other day in the in the dryer. And I was just like, Oh, look at how easy money flows to me. Like it's even jumping out of the you know, the dryer now at me. 

Cassie Parks 32:09 

Yes. I love that. Yes. And we do that too. Is it like we're in the middle of a photoshoot? And actually, that client I was talking about found herself in a Whole Foods. She like we're all walking out of this house in Arizona. And she's just like, she's like, I found a penny. And we're all like, yes, 

Kim Strobel 32:28 

like, because the more you celebrate, that's what I celebrate that I can pay my bills each month 

like, because the more you celebrate, that's what I celebrate that I can pay my bills each month I do I sell a I celebrate that. Because the more you celebrate it, tell us why that why that works in our favor, 

Cassie Parks 32:47 

the more you create to celebrate, like they like the more you like that, because that's where your energy is, that's where your mind is. And you know, works both like energy, what you're putting out, but it's also literally how our brain works. Like, Oh, you like to celebrate? Let me 

filter through and find all the things for you to celebrate because our brain is doing what it does today based on what we wanted yesterday. 

Kim Strobel 33:12 

Yeah, it's called the RA S system, right? The run reticular activating. Explain what that is in the brain. Cuz I want people to understand that, that Kim and Kathy are not just to woo woo woo people like this is this is neuroscience, right? Like, if you explain what the ra ra 's the reticular activating system is in our brain. 

Cassie Parks 33:33 

I might not nail this, but is um, you know, it's based. It's, our brain pulls what we see today, like what we see what we filter. So what we Google, right? Like our brain has its own Google because there's so many millions of bits of information per second. We're only getting to see here be in contact with the things that our brain filters in. And that system is built. You know, it's based on memory. So our brain is trying to give us the same thing is yesterday. So it filters. Oh, yesterday, like so if it's oh, you know, yesterday was terrible. Today was a terrible day bad data, your brain is going to filter for that tomorrow. If you're like, oh, man, life is good. I've celebrated. I pay my bills. I paid my taxes More money's coming in. I'm getting more money. Your brains gonna filter for that literally like Google. Like, let's think of it like Google Images. Google that and show you all those images. That's what it's going to take in information it's going to choose to process. 

Kim Strobel 34:33 

Yeah, you know, it reminds me a little bit of like Facebook and Google ads because like, you know, if you click on like, if I click on shoes, or whatever, and then within the next several days, it's like, oh, now there's an ad over here for shoes and there's an ad over here for shoes. Your brain works the same way. Like if I said, Hey, listen, I want you to just focus on green cars. And I want you to look at a green car every day like on your vision board or whatever. I guarantee you, you will To notice green cars like crazy. And it's not because those damn green cars haven't always been there. It's because there's so much information coming at us and our brain learns to filter for what is important to us, right? And so when you start to focus on and celebrate money, then your brain starts to notice more of that. And it's so funny. The other day, I had this, this corporation, and they did a keynote with me, and it was great, and they loved it. And then they plan to do two more, and their budget fell out, and they had to cancel. And so I was like, Oh, crap, you know, like, that's $8,000 out the door. And then I was like, wait a 

minute, ah, girlfriend. And so I was like, You know what I was like, there, I started to focus on all the other goodness, like all the amazing goodness around me, like I pulled in, and my big beautiful house was there. And I went, gave my husband a hug. And it felt so good to be in his arms, and bla bla bla, and guess what happened? Cassie? Guess what happened? They found out where I booked another gig. That's even more money. And I sold an online course. And I got three more phone calls for prospecting. And I believe it's because I shifted my mind back to abundance that that happened. 

Cassie Parks 36:16 

Absolutely. Right. 

Kim Strobel 36:20 

This coaching thing doesn't work out for me. I might just have to be a money coach with you. 

Cassie Parks 36:24 

I like it. I like it. 

Kim Strobel 36:29 

But no, honestly, though, I do have to find I find myself and I have to work on myself to you know, because we all can step into those old, old stories. And so this has been so helpful. We may have to do a part two and part three at some point because I just love everything that you're saying. But Cassie, tell tell my people and we'll drop all the links in the show notes. But where can people find out more about you? If they're really tuned into this conversation? 

Cassie Parks 36:56 

Then go to Cassie parkes.com C as s iy pa RK s. If you love podcasts you can search. manifest it now on your favorite podcast app. Is that your podcast that is mine with a co host? I have two podcasts. So that's mine with a co host we just talk law of attraction and how we apply it to our lives. Yeah, and actually tying into this conversation. We're doing a whole season on money in abundance coming up in January. 

Kim Strobel 37:23 

Oh, that's awesome. Yeah. pasty. Okay. We'll drop both of those in the show notes as well. Awesome. Kathy, thank you just for giving us like this has just been really helpful. I've loved trying to identify where I am. And so thank you for your insights today and for sharing with us. 

Cassie Parks 37:41 

Oh, thank you for having me have so much fun 

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