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Money Leaks

An introduction to the Money Talks series, Sue discusses money issues with the mentors personally, candidly, and honestly. “Money: It is the subject of most resistance. People will talk about fear before they talk about money. It is the biggest thing couples fight about and the biggest situation that you will lie about in your life. And sadly, it is the one thing that is operating in direct proportion to your core beliefs about yourself.”Learn the 8 ways you are diverting money away, how to change it, the dopamine effect of spending money, and about the mistakes Sue has made personally. These talks are not to be missed and will change the way you think about money forever.

Key Points:

* Money is the subject that people are the most resistant to talk about. Money is biggest thing couples fight about. Money is the biggest situation that people will lie about in their life.

* MONEY IS THE ONE THING THAT IS OPERATING IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO YOUR CORE BELIEFS ABOUT YOURSELF. When Sue talks with people about money, their response ultimately gives a clear indication of where they are personally.

* Sue built something with her friend Tiffany Angeles to help people get through their money blocks and to get to the next level in their income. BEFORE YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU MUST RECOGNIZE YOUR MONEY LEAKS AND STOP THEM

* Think about it like this. Earning money is logical — you go to work, you provide a service, and you get paid. Keeping money is when it becomes emotional. Everything that causes you to lose money is attached to an emotion. Emotion = energy in motion. So, if you are in a negative emotion around money, then the motion is going straight out the back door!

Sue and Tiffany came up with 8 ways that people leak money:

  1. Overgiving — You pay for everyone’s dinner, buy lots of gifts, you basically find any reason to give it away
  2. Avoidance — You avoid what is happening in your bank account, you avoid paying bills, you are avoiding all responsibility around money
  3. Guilt — You can’t accept money because you feel guilty about it, you feel guilty about earning money, you feel guilty about being wealthier than other people
  4. Not Receiving — You push money away, someone offers to pay and you don’t let them, someone owes you money, but you tell them not to worry about it – even though you secretly want them to make you take it
  5. Resentment — You resent paying for things and you start resenting people and when you have resentment around money, you leak money
  6. Tightfistedness — This comes from fear and the feeling of scarcity and the feeling that there isn’t enough to go around. This leads to possessiveness and the energy of tightfistedness will inevitably hurt you.
  7. Out of Control Spending — You overspend and you don’t think about what is going to happen as a result of your spending
  8. No Boundaries — You aren’t speaking up for yourself

* If you continue to leak money and do the things on the Wheel of Misfortune, you will not get the things you want! Example: I want to buy a house this year. So instead of buying everyone dinner and feeling emotional about it, I will pay my own way and remind myself that I want to purchase a house and I cannot do that if I am overgiving. When you want something more than what you’ve got, that will shift your focus!

* IT IS A DAILY PRACTICE TO CHANGE YOUR ACTIONS around how you feel, attract, and manage money.

* Only when you overcome these things will you start accumulating money. It is crucial to acknowledge the emotion and the lesson around the way we leak money.

Which leak(s) to you have? Be sure to watch it and let’s talk through this in convocation.


  1. Can you be over giving and tight fisted at the same time? Because I feel like I might be over giving in my time and energy and willingness to do stuff for people but when it comes to spending money on myself or on things that really the business needs I’m tight fisted. I like to have a balance in the checking account all the time, but most of the time I’m not really sure what to do with it.

  2. This is just incredible! I wasn’t aware there was a link…. makes perfect sense now! I can actually pinpoint exactly where issues started, and now know how to work on them. Thank you!! xx

  3. because of this talk I researched how to increase dopamine naturally. I began adding beets to my daily juicing and adding curcumin and turmeric supplements to my daily yogurt smoothies which also include bananas. beets, yogurt, bananas and turmeric all boost your dopamine levels. THANK YOU SUE BRYCE!!!

  4. These sessions in particular have causes a revolutionary change in my life. I have to say that for the first time in my life I have a clear understanding of the concept of money. It has been shrouded in mystery for such a long time! I was scared to really even try to understand it…and I have suffered greatly for my lack of knowledge. But I can only listen in small bits because I just ball every few minutes. It’s painful as hell…buy so liberating! The value of this site is like gold! No it’s more precious than gold…because it offers true freedom! Omg! I am so grateful to you both! Thank you.? ?

  5. Editing and listening. The end i totally related. Feeling nothing. No more dopamine. I gave up sugar and cocktails for the past few weeks. Now I know why I had been feeling the way I have been…… aha moment. Never made the connection.

  6. wow as I am watching this and you are talking about the lack of joy and how the lack of dopamine was the culprit!!! Just what I needed to hear! I have have been pregnant for the last 4.5 months and have had to quite all the “bad habits” including sugar and you described the feeling I feel to a T! Of course I am so happy for whats to come but since it is not here yet, there is a lack. Mind Blown, so glad I joined 12 weeks and have put a shift into my business to create success for myself.

  7. Amazing! Thank you! I am a tightfisted person with resentment and I am going to work on that. Any mantras I can do or suggestions to move through it. I have been saying today to myself, “there is enough and more will come.” But I want more things to do:)

  8. I feel like I need to watch this at least once a week to curb my avoidance LOL! It has been a HUGE problem for me and has infected every area of my life. My money leaks profoundly reflect how I am shaping my life for myself. I think I started on the avoidance path from a young age because when you’re a kid you really don’t have to worry about money the way adults do. I was never taught about finances so I never paid them any mind until it was too late and by that point, I was so ashamed of what I’d done that I didn’t WANT to look at them at all. I’ve been avoiding responsibility in most areas of my life and just feel overwhelmed now. How on earth do you get to the point where you simply “buck up” and get to work fixing such a mess? I have things that I want. I have goals I’ve written out more times than I can remember. And yet I keep falling back into the same patterns. I truly want to be a go-getter and succeed in reaching my very realistic goals. Is it just the same hard struggle every day? How do you get to the point where you no longer feel like you need to fall down the ladder and cry in the corner?

    I feel like my avoidance has led to my out of control spending. I don’t want to look at my money, I just want it to be there so I can go out and shop or treat my friends or travel and get that big dopamine rush so I don’t have to be sad about my life falling apart due to my gross negligence of adult responsibility. It is all this big facade I’ve created around myself so I don’t have to look into a mirror and see shameful destruction. I know that I could do better but just haven’t been able to pull myself up and out of it. I keep setting goals and one week into my mission to be better I give up. Over and over. I’m not sure what to do to make a better change that will actually stick. Or does it ever stick? Are efforts only temporary fixes which have to be continually changed and upgraded and reinforced to have any sort of lasting effect? I always seem to burn out. How do you prevent that, Sue?

    1. Katie, the first step is knowing you have the issues and then acknowledging your issues. I think you are bit more on the track of starting to get yourself together than you know. Keep it up. Work on it one day at a time.