Growing Up on a Farm Taught Me a Lot About Money

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Yes I grew up on a farm. And until the past few years, I hated it. I hated it so much that I went 5 hours away for college. I moved out on New Year’s Day b/c I just couldn’t wait to get away.

My parents own a dairy farm – a 24 hour , 7 day a week job. It never ends. Bad weather, too bad. No power, oh well, we have a generator. Mother Nature tries to step in – doesn’t matter. You’re sick – the cows don’t care. It just never ends.

There is no such thing as a holiday or vacation.

But it did still teach me a lot!

The biggest lesson I learned – you HAVE to work HARD to make a little bit of money.

You have to be in HUGE debt.

Nothing in life is easy.growing up on a farm taught me alot about money

Taking care of others is more important.

You can’t be your unique self, you have to be the robot that others expect you to be – show up, do the work and never voice your opinion.

But it also taught me: responsibility, being an entrepreneur and running your own business, and most importantly, how I don’t want to live my life.

I don’t want to work for 10 or more hours a day, 7 days a week.

I don’t want to work for someone else.

AND I don’t want to continue to share the beliefs of my parents.

I don’t have to work hard to make money.

I can enjoy holidays and vacations.

I can live financially free from all debtors and creditors.

Being your unique self is who you should always be. Never let anyone hold you back from this.

Life is easy. Money comes to me easily.

Taking care of yourself is the most important thing, or you can’t help take care of others. It’s okay to be selfish with your self care.

None of these changes have been easy. It was no walk in the park. But I love my life now and I wouldn’t change a thing about it! I have my own successful business that I love. I get to teach me people every single day. I get to share my passions with the world.

And I get the easy life that I have spent decades dreaming of! This is the life I love. This is my dream.

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Clarissa 035Clarissa is a money mindset coach and online business bookkeeper. There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t love what she does to help amazing women (and men!) just like you every single day. Clarissa has been through one heck of journey already in this lifetime and learned many life lessons, but also developed a very well stocked toolbox to help people tackle their money woes head on.

She has 3 college degrees and is an accountant as well. She has two furbabies – Sparky and Chubbs, who really act like children and keep her on her toes every single day. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep in touch.

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About the Author Clarissa

Clarissa Wilson is a financial strategist and online educator who holds two master’s degrees in Forensic Accounting. Also creative and spiritual, she is an intuitive empath and introvert. Clarissa is the host of The Prosper + Profit Podcast, where money conversations occur on a daily basis -- as she believes that money shouldn’t be a taboo subject. After growing up on a dairy farmand learning to work hard for money, Clarissa awakened to a path that allowed wealth to flow easily to her. Clarissa currently lives in Pennsylvania with her two cats.