Ask for What You Really Want!

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get everything they want? If they want to go on an exotic vacation, they suddenly get their wish. If they want a promotion, it happens. So how can you make this same ‘magic’ appear for you?

The only true way you will actually get what you want is by learning how to ask for it and then take action! Nothing is magically going to happen, but you can start the wheels turning by putting things into motion. Here’s an example:

Are you waiting to be discovered so that you can be promoted to the next level? And you can’t figure out why you are always overlooked when a better position becomes available?

Here’s a couple of reasons for this:

  1. Does anyone even know that you are looking to be promoted?
  2. Have you demonstrated that you are capable of doing this particular job?

Most likely you are just sitting at your desk each day doing a wonderful job waiting to be noticed! Unfortunately, that method is not going to get you too far. While you may be fantastic at what you do, you need to take action so that others know what you are looking for.  If you don’t ask for the promotion you will never get it.

Now let’s look at what steps you might take:

First you need to make it known, to the right people, that you would love to be considered for a new opening. If the position is posted on your company job board then apply for it.

In the meantime, you should start demonstrating that you have the experience and knowledge to perform this particular job. Of course, you don’t want to start just doing the job, you want to get paid for it! But find some way that you can show that you have the skills to do it.

The worst thing you can do is to just ‘hope’ that you will be asked to fill any vacant position. Your supervisor is most likely aware of how well you do your current job, and they may think you are perfectly happy.

If you feel a little awkward about applying or even asking for a better position, then bring the subject up in your next employee review meeting. Most companies will give you the opportunity to ask questions. So make it clear that if a certain vacancy becomes available you would like to be considered for it.

So get out there and ask for what you want!

Monetary Identity 2017™ FAQs

What is it, anyway? Monetary Identity™ is our relationship to the resources around us, combined with our core values and personal goals.

A new skill set is needed for those who have worked to their natural potential and yet intuitively feel that the internal picture in their mind is not matching the feelings that are in their hearts. Creative problem solving is one way to look at it but it is far more complex- it is aligning your resources in a way that fits into your belief system to create a seamless road map of identity.

Creating a Monetary Identity is one of the most important things a person will ever do for themselves and for their family because it is the keystone for creating a prosperous lifestyle.

Each person’s Monetary Identity is unique, complex, and ever-expanding as they move through economic ladders. Getting a Monetary Identity takes a careful course of action to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Rich Chicks™ will be here every step of the way.

So what’s it like, this class? Each of the six sessions builds on the next. So we start where you are now and go from there. Learning is in-person, with Skype available for those who don’t live in the Greater Twin Cities.

Session #1 Understanding the Gap. Poverty vs Growth Mentality. Describe your own gap by identifying old patterns and reward systems that no longer fit.

Session #2 Values Based Lifestyle.Identify your top 5 values. Sounds easy, and maybe you think you know your values already. Understanding the values that you absolutely stand by and applying them consciously to your life. Does your life reflect those deeply held values? Intense work!

Session #3 Life-Force Energy. Identify the importance of time in relation to your values. What resources are you pulling towards your values? Identifying your personal energy pattern.

Session #4 Monetary Identity, Part 1. Identify the multitude of monetary relationships and how your time, resources and values create a monetary identity.

Session #5 Monetary Identity Part 2. Create a holistic monetary identity that corresponds with your current values, resources and goals.

Session #6 Pulling it Together and Moving Forward. Generate a goal plan, a “gap map” for closing your gap by integrating values into your monetary identity. Start identifying 2% changes you can make. Register now.

Who teaches this class?

Mickey Mikeworth,(Mikeworth Consulting), Prosperity Leader, Chief Financial Officer Strategy, and a whole lot more

Mickey is owner and CEO of Mikeworth Consulting. As a consultant, teacher and creative lead, she’s the executive’s confidant — not to mention the inside source to new ideas in personal and professional wealth management strategy. If a project needs a little vision (or a lot, for that matter) and a fair share of planning, Ms. Mikeworth is the wealth wonder of the world. She has many resources at her disposal and is one of the most energetic people you’ll ever have the opportunity to meet. She will find a solution specific to your needs and make you laugh while she’s doing it. Mickey prides herself on being a light for many. And being a two-time winner of the Top Women in Finance, that light is pretty bright. You can guarantee that she knows what she’s doing.

Mickey has received many awards for her work in the financial arena, including receiving the Top Women in Finance award twice. This honor, which is hosted by Finance and Commerce Magazine, has been given to just twelve women in the history of the award, entering her into the elite Top Women in Finance Circle of Excellence. Out of 22,000 wealth managers in the state of Minnesota, Mickey ranks in the top 300, and received a listing in the Five Star Wealth Awards hosted by Mpls- St Paul Magazine.

Mickey’s approach to education is innovative, her information is up-to-date and informed, and her energy is contagious. You will want to be one of the people who catches the Mickey Mikeworth energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. Register now—class size is limited.

Assisting Mickey Mikeworth

Karen Karsten CPCC, CAC Executive Director, Rich Chicks, Creative Principle, Think You Can LLC

Karen is a writer, poet, recovering middle-manager, and best of all—a certified prosperity and creativity life coach. Karen has reinvented herself several times during her working career, both by necessity and choice. Each career was a building block that helped her create the life she has now as a coach, writer, executive director of Rich Chicks and creative principle of Think You Can LLC. She delights in helping others choose to find their own power and prosperity through personal growth and discovery—at every cycle of their lives. Karen has a wide background of active involvement in women’s issues and organizations.

Karen believes that it is never too late to be who you always wanted to be, and that you should try things even if you have been told you are bad at it (or maybe because someone told you that). She says, “Many people don’t dream enough, and are at a critical Dream Poverty Level. Dreams can be made real—so dream, baby, dream.” Register now—class size is limited.

Investment: Education: $294.00; Materials Fee: $35 Total 329.00    Payment plans available–ask us!



Life Changing: Monetary Identity

funjpg“Life changing” is the most often-heard comment about the Monetary Identity six-session class
So what changes happen?

We teach prosperity from the inside out–expanding your attitudes about money and seeing it as only a portion of your total prosperity.
The biggest change is understanding the wide spectrum of  resources that are NOT being used that is the biggest light bulb.

Most people do not know how to create a life that has a bell ringing WIN (doing things that create happiness) on a daily basis. They feel a win is really only fate or chance when all the bells can ring. It is not about chance or fate–you can create a life where the happy bells to go off every day.

One person figured out that if she worked from home one day a week all the laundry would get done, she could pop a quality meal in the oven, rest her brain, save on gas, and she could go and play that night with loved ones with no guilt 52 times a year.
Finding out that a having a job that pays really, really well is not a crime, but feeling like you had to hide it from your friends who make you feel like “You have it so good and I do not.” was the real crime. Time to get a new posse!
These are just a couple of examples–are you ready to change YOUR life? Sign up for this class.

Skype option available if you are not in the Twin Cities’ area!

Interview with Mickey Mikeworth on Monetary Identity: Prosperity from the Inside Out

This is an interview with Mickey Mikeworth, who teaches the Rich Chicks’ six class series Monetary Identity, which starts October 1, 2014. Interviewer is Sharon Leah

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Mickey Mikeworth

Mickey Mikeworth


What is monetary identity?

It is about your relationship to your resources and how to use those resources in a way that fits your fully-explored belief system.

 How did you identify Monetary Identity as an element in a persons financial makeup? 

Usually when I see someone hit a wall of why are they not moving up the financial ladder is when most people naturally look at their Monetary Identity. A new skill set is needed for people who have worked to their natural potential and yet these people feel lost like “this is all there is?”  People can intuitively feel that the internal picture in their mind is not matching the feelings that are in their hearts and their present life, but they just cannot add it all up in a way that makes sense. Creative problem solving is one way to look at it but it is far more complex- it is aligning resources in a way that will create a symphony, not a cacophony of grating sound.

If it is part of who a person is- how can learning about it make a difference in your workshops?

Rich Chicks is a prosperity-based education company and believes that education should reach every part of your brain. Our brains grow from experience and have to be trained to accept new information about old ideas and then to manage the difference between the two with positive action.

Our workshops are designed to work with people on multiple levels and to build on small pieces of growth. Monetary Identity helps give participants action plans that will work at the particular learning level that they are currently at. Monetary Identity is a class that our students may re-take every few years because they are now ready to access a new part of the message. They are now ready to manage the actions needed to grow and process information within the unique framework of their OWN core values.  It is a difficult task and one that many put off because it is REAL WORK to commit to your own identity. I have never met someone who could do that work without a guide.

 Can you give me an example of how understanding MI has changed lives?

I think the largest part of is understanding the wide spectrum of their resources that are NOT being used that is the biggest light bulb. Most people do not know how to create a life that has a bell ringing WIN (doing things that create happiness) on a daily basis. They feel a win is really only fate or chance when all the bells can ring. It is not about chance or fate–you can create a life where the happy bells to go off every day.

People hit many stages of Monetary Identity. From the day that someone figures out that BIG GIRLS do not fix a broken hemline or their car with duct tape, to a sales person who knows they cannot drive a rust bucket if they want to be thought of as TOP SALES materials, to a CEO who knows that time spent in the community working as a layperson is not negotiable if you want to be a great leader.

From our members that have taken this class I would say ONE thing that each person has in common is that they have nothing in common.  Everyone is there to get the insight that is fortheir own special needs and no one but them can know the answer.

Here are just a few from the last class:

  • One person figured out why she was constantly floundering as a business owner. She needed partnership to feel connected and without feeling connected and part of something BIGGER she was left feeling like a kid that was sent to their room to color but had no colors or inspiration.
  • Another person figured out that she was constantly shopping or running ONE MORE ERRAND while dragging the kids home from school and trying to get a meal on the table and what that cost her in sanity and parenting time. She got a plan and tossed a HUGE list out the window and sat down to dinner FIRST.
  • One person figured out that if they worked from home one day a week all the laundry would get done, she could pop a quality meal in the oven, rest her brain, save on gas, be home with NO KIDS, and she could go and play that night with loved ones with no guilt and do it 52 times a year.
  • Finding out that a having a job that pays REALLY-REALLY well is not a crime, but feeling like you had to hide it from your friends who make you feel like “YOU HAVE IT SO GOOD and I do not” was the real crime.  Time to get a new posse.

And old ideas about wealth need to be reviewed. The ten types of capital Monetary Identity teaches help people realize how little of the wealth they already have is actually used or even thought of as a resource. It is like eating carrots your whole life and thinking that was ALL the vegetables on the planet.  Living well is not hard if you are willing to honor yourself and the importance of taking care of yourself.

Thanks for chatting with me, Mickey–see you in October!


Do You Just Love Your Cash?

 by Karen Karsten
money handsWhen you are out shopping and go to pay for your items, do you immediately pay cash or pay with a credit card? This may seem like a silly question, but there is psychological evidence that suggests many individuals become emotionally attached to their cash. One study has even shown that just touching money relieves pain. and feelings of social alienation. Interesting, right?
   According to Live Science, “A four-part study found what many financial planners already knew: People spend more money when using credit cards compared to cash purchases. People also spend less when they look at their expenses in detail, the researchers found.”
Before we pass on the actual results of a study that was performed by New York University and was written in the Journal of Experimental Psychology’s September issue, let’s explore for a moment the psychology of money.
   Here is an example: a woman told about using cash versus credit cards. “After my doctor’s appointment, I took my prescriptions to my pharmacist. Instead of waiting there, I decided to buy some birthday cards at a nearby card store. The total cost of cards and gifts came to around $57.00. I did have the cash, but instead I decided to pay with a credit card. I could say that I was holding onto the cash to pay for the prescriptions, but when I went to pick them up – I used my credit card again.”
According to the Journal of Experimental Psychology, “Consumers simply feel the pain of paying more when they part with cash.” The following studies are anecdotal evidence of this cash versus credit card phenomenon:
   In one study, 114 participants estimated how much they would spend using cash versus using credit for a well-described restaurant meal. “People are willing to spend (or pay) more when they use a credit card than when using cash,” the authors wrote.
Then 28 participants were given a detailed shopping list to work with. In a questionnaire format, they spent more when they used a $50 gift certificate instead of $50 cash.
   Finally, 130 participants were given $1 cash or a $1 gift certificate to buy candy. At first, they were more willing to spend the gift certificate than the cash. But after holding the gift certificate in their wallets for an hour, they became less likely to spend it, indicating that the certificates came to seem more like real money.
   These studies suggest that “less transparent payment forms (like as credit cards) tend to be treated like (play) money and are hence more easily spent (or parted with),” the researchers argue.
This fascinating study suggests that we are more emotionally attached to our cash when given the choice of paying with cash or with a credit card. Perhaps it is the burden of not knowing what will happen with the economy.
  So where do you fit in here? Do you love your cash too much to spend it and instead slap down the credit card, keeping your greenbacks safe in your pocket or purse? Some Chicks have tried the “money diet.” After the bills are paid, the cash that’s left is what they live on for the month. Could you do that?  Do tell!

Shifting Your Prosperity Paradigm

Paradigm shifts are transformative changes in thinking. It’s a mental revolution, one that doesn’t just happen-it’s driven by some agent of change.

Think about how you listen to music now, compared to years ago. Someone invented a new way of delivering sound-the iPod and the music industry changed overnight. Maybe you have an eBook reader of some type. Someone changed the way we read books. These are just a couple of examples of societal paradigm shifts.

Personal paradigms are your stories about what is true in your life-your collection of beliefs around major life areas, like finances. The story you believe is the one you live every day. So what’s your money story? Think you don’t have enough, that it’s hard to get? Think you have to work hard to get it? Think you will always be one of the 99%, no matter what you do or how hard you work? That’s your prosperity/money paradigm-that money is scarce. What if that isn’t true?

What if you became your own change agent-and started believing in your own power of prosperity? What if you had the solid confidence of knowing that the power you need to create your own richness isn’t “out there,” but right here, inside yourself? What if you started to think and believe that there is plenty in the universe for everyone, including you? Not just pretend to believe, but really believe-in the same way you now believe the opposite.

Your internal paradigm about money and prosperity in your life was formed over time. In order for a person to believe differently, she either must be engaged in a powerful experience that suddenly persuades her otherwise, or her belief is transformed slowly over time.

It all starts with knowing what you want–but you already knew that, right? Think of the things you would like to have in your life…the miracles you’d love to see. Once you have them vividly in your mind, fill an entire page with a list of statements that describe how you would LIKE to feel about drawing those things into your life. What would you really want to know, for sure? What would you like to rely on? What evidence would you like to see?

Then begin to create your own prosperity paradigm shift, a deeply intentional, internal belief-stage progression that goes like this:

  1. I don’t believe there is prosperity for me
  2. I doubt there is prosperity for me
  3. There might prosperity for me
  4. I would like to believe there is prosperity for me (crucial turning point)
  5. I am seeing more and more reasons to believe that there is prosperity for me
  6. I believe in prosperity for me

Pay attention to the shifts that happen in your consciousness, as you process the next new step towards belief. Journal, dream, talk to a friend. Being in tune to the various stages of the journey increases the momentum at which crucial changes occur.

Tell me about your paradigm shifts–I’d love to hear them.   Karen