#18: What is Your Relationship to Money? Lessons From Burnout as a Financial Trader & 10 Years of Traveling w/ Mar Michelle Häusler, Founder of Give & Take Lab
Most people simply view money as a means of satisfying their material desires. For Mar, having power over one's finances tasted like freedom. She believed it would make her happy, but it didn't.
Now what? At 21, Mar became a financial trader in a Wolf of Wall Street-esque environment in London. After reaching the peak of her career half a decade later, Mar acquired her Master's degree in Economics at Schumacher college and embarked on a personal and spiritual growth journey by traveling the world—for 10 years.
Mar Michelle Häusler is the Founder of Give & Take Lab, a collaborative laboratory focused on advancing the exploration of new ways of interacting with money, and Time4Changers, a learning journey for Generation Z individuals to birth their purpose projects, and Creator of the Inkiri social currency.
❗ What PROBLEM is Give & Take Lab solving?
If money didn't exist, what would you be doing with your time right now? People's relationship with money is often fueled by a rat race pattern or the fear mentality that drives us to chase financial stability. We don't give ourselves the space to grow.
Money is a neutral energy, amplifying the entities you project. Many people project scarcity and attract that as well, despite their attachment to a stable "9-5" that supplies them with secure wealth.
Moreover, our society is not built to let kids dream. The world closes you down from a young age. The impossibility of a fulfilling life without financial strain is pushed onto us.
🛠️ What is Give & Take Lab's SOLUTION?
An empowering community centered around three fundamental pillars: awareness, connection, and empowerment.
The Lab has facilitated the reformation of thousands of people's personal relationship to money across the globe. Their strategy is anchored in perspective-shifting, connecting to oneself, and feeling the energies of those important to you and your community.
Strategically collaborating with the education system, Time4Changers aims to embed crucial concepts like financial literacy, regeneration and sustainability, mental health, life purpose, and more into Generation Z individuals between 11 and 18 years of age.
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"There is no other person who is exactly like you in the world who can offer what you offer. And if you are not offering what is unique to you, the world is missing out. And sometimes, it's even selfish that you're not offering that because we are all missing out on your amazing gifts." — Mar Michelle Häusler
💣 Value Bomb
💥 Success does not necessarily equate to fulfillment. Evaluate whether or not your work is depleting or reenergizing you. Align with the elements that enable you to enter flow. For Mar, working with people was her primary element.
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