Category Archives: Money Talk

Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors and Make a Difference with Lisa Greer

In episode 88 of Fresh Tracks philanthropist Lisa Greer shares her journey from middle class entrepreneur to wealthy philanthropist. Excited with her family’s new wealth, Lisa was eager to generously give to causes important to her family. Lisa shares the surprising difficulties she had when wanting to donate to causes that hadn’t asked for it. Lisa shares, from a donor’s perspective, how to ask someone for money. We also explore how to receive it – many won’t easily. Lisa discovered that many fundraisers are uncomfortable talking about money and some wouldn’t take what she wanted to give – don’t let that be you!

It starts with a conversation. It progresses with your passion. We discuss how to connect with people that have the means and the desire to give to causes they are passionate about – which may be yours. Gain insights into what people that donate are looking for when they give. Lisa shares ways to help potential donors realize if your organization meets their giving needs.

Show Notes:

3:30 – Lisa’s story. How she became a philanthropist and gives for a living.
8:00 – An insight into why people have a hard time receiving money they didn’t ask for.
13:50 – Finding a concise way to tell donors why your organization matters.
16:50 – KNOWING there are people out there that want to give.
19:15 – The pitfalls of nonprofits tending to ask the same people for money over and over again.
22:30 – How to meet donors for your nonprofit.
28:00 – Learn what demographic has money that is being ignored.
32:00 – What different generations look for before they give to a cause.
37:20 – How to avoid the “taking vibe”.

About Lisa Greer

Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors and Make a Difference with Lisa GreerLisa Greer is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who has managed her family’s giving for the last decade. She has served on dozens of boards and commissions, including the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, the international board of the New Israel Fund, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Los Angeles District Attorney Crime Prevention Foundation.

Greer also founded two healthcare-related companies and a strategic advisory firm specializing in digital media and entertainment. As a Hollywood studio executive, she managed the online businesses at NBC and Universal Studios, while also launching pioneering ventures into music webcasting. Greer is a mother of five and lives with her husband Joshua and their two youngest children in Los Angeles.

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You Are a Badass at Making Money – with NYT bestselling author Jen Sincero

In episode 55 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Jen Sincero, NYT bestselling author of You Are a Badass at Making Money. Jen talks to us about creating wealth and steps to take if you truly want to have it all. Jen specifically shares some common blocks many of us have to making money and provides insights on how to become aware of what our individual blocks are. Becoming aware of our unconscious judgements and shame around money is one of the best places to start! In her famously funny style, Jen also discusses how being unaware of our own excuses is, in fact, killing our success.

We also examine the role gratitude plays in making money and how your lack of gratitude is unknowingly sabotaging your money making efforts. In this episode Jen goes in-depth on how powerful our thoughts are and how they shape our income potential. She also discusses the ways in which our bank accounts are mirrors for our bugaboos about money. Jen helps listeners find clarity on their financial goals, debunks the fear, loathing and guilt people associate with money, and provides manageable tips for staying on the path to financial success. Jen also shares the inside scoop on the number one decision she made that changed her life.

Show Notes

2:00 – Jen Sincero’s journey creating wealth
5:00 – The role gratitude and energy plays in making money
8:50 – Jen’s advice for those about to cut their Fresh Tracks
13:30 – The number one decision Jen made that changed her life
16:50 – What IS the most important part of making money?
18:50 – Jen shares about the role confidence plays in filling your wallet
24:20 – Jen’s ‘gateway drug’ to shifting her consciousness
26:30 – Why we often don’t have the breakthroughs we seek

You Are a Badass at Making Money - with NYT bestselling author Jen SinceroAbout Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero is a bestselling author, success coach, and motivational speaker who has spent over a decade traveling the world helping people transform their lives and their bank accounts via her public appearances, private sessions, coaching seminars, and her books, including the New York Times bestselling book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Jen and her work have appeared in a variety of media outlets including The New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, Comedy Central, Bloomberg MagazineMen’s JournalSuccess MagazineInterviewCosmo, and O Magazine. Jen currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.






A Simple Morning Routine to Prime Your Brain for Success

In episode 51 of Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins I speak with May McCarthy. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of The Path to Wealth, May explains the 7 steps she takes each morning that help her activate her subconscious to help her achieve her goals. Like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein, May teaches us that we can learn to rely on intuition to achieve more of what we want in all areas of our life.

May shares specific examples of ways to grow your business with clarity and insightfulness. Her wisdom on conscious capitalism, what it means and how to use it as a powerful tool for the growth and success of everyone involved in a transaction is a must for anyone in business. From attracting the right employees to maximizing profits and financial goals, May’s lifetime of experience both running and selling profitable companies is invaluable and shared in this week’s show!

Show Notes

2:30 – May’s path to using words, thoughts and emotions to achieve goals
7:50 – The morning goal planning session. Setting yourself up for success
12:40 – The role gratitude, intuition, and operating in integrity plays in manifesting
15:30 – The most important step to bringing your goals to fruition
18:00 – Conscious capitalism, having a purpose, and serving your stakeholders
25:00 – Common struggles people have to implementing the seven steps
28:10 – A proven technique to double check your intuition if you aren’t trusting it
31:00 – May’s definition of wealth and how to use her process to achieve it
33:45 – Imagery vs visualization and how to use it in this manifesting process

A Simple Morning Routine to Prime Your Brain for SuccessAbout May McCarthy
Since 1982, May McCarthy has helped to start and grow six successful companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues.  She is a best-selling author, speaker, university lecturer and angel investor.  She serves on business, philanthropic, arts and university boards.  May has become successful by implementing spiritual principles into her ventures, and it is her passion to pass her knowledge on to others.

She is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance.



Create Consistent Cash Flow and Feel Financially Confident

In episode 40 of Fresh Tracks we have author and money coach Rev. Karen Russo. Karen shares her insights on making money and reveals why some of us struggle to accomplish our financial goals and others don’t. Did you think starting your business would change your financial picture? Karen’s says tapping into your unlimited abundance calls for a little bit of courage and recognizing the importance of being able to give and receive. Understand that each person is a center for prosperity – even you – and your job is to know this and remove beliefs that prevent that flow of money from coming to you.

You may have heard that you have to be a generous giver to be a generous receiver. Karen shares that giving includes giving your attention to your money and not hiding from it and shares some best practices on how to incorporate this into our daily lives.  In this week’s show we talk about the importance of including money in your spiritual practice and not separating it into a stand-alone section of our life. Money is energy and knowing that we are the ones that infuse money with meaning (good or bad) can provide some insight into the prosperity or struggle you are currently experiencing. Money is a magnification of how you are being.

Show Notes:

2:35 – Why shying away from talking about money isn’t serving our life
4:12 – How your past money baggage may be stopping you from growth
7:40 – The role material channels play in money security
11:50 – Being a leader of your money – Money Monday and Faithful Friday
13:10 – Knowing your why and the role it plays in making money
17:00 – Why giving is so important in business
21:50 – The feminine energy of receptivity and how to consciously balance it in life
24:30 – The nitty gritty of process measures and results measures
27:25 – The one thing many people miss when it comes to making money

About Karen Russo

Karen Russo publicity pic 2015Karen Russo is the creator of the Money Keys and a favorite speaker for ewomen, NAWBO and Holistic Chambers across North America.  Karen leads a global community where creative professionals, business owners, coaches, and spiritual seekers engage in weekly prosperity practices to lead money lives that are peaceful, creative, generous, prosperous and free!

Karen is the award-winning author of The Money Keys: Unlocking Peace, Freedom and Real Financial Power, and the brand new Grow Yourself, Grow Your Wealth: Prosperity Practices for Faith and Focus.  She’s endorsed by her teachers Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Katherine Woodward Thomas, and T. Harv Eker.

Karen shares from over 25 years of study and success as a top-selling salesperson, an acclaimed corporate leadership trainer, a Columbia University MBA in finance and an ordained minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living.

With a special passion for helping women to value both feminine and masculine approaches to building and enjoying wealth, Karen was honored to be selected to contribute a provocative chapter to Think and Grow Rich for Women, collaborating with best-selling author and financial literacy legend Sharon Lechter and the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity

In episode 38 of Fresh Tracks I speak with author and spiritual teacher Edwene Gaines about money and prosperity. Money plays such an important role in our ability to cut Fresh Tracks that it’s presence, or lack of presence, in our life is often the place we make decisions from. Lack of money is often the excuse we give for not stepping into our dreams, for creating those Fresh Tracks in life. Most of us are not aware that there is more to making money and creating a prosperous life than hard work.

Edwene Gaines shares her wisdom and personal experience on how each of us can create prosperity in our lives. From living your divine purpose to understanding the powerful role discontent has in our lives, Edwene shares that trusting our own personal guidance system and understanding Universal Law is what it takes to live a prosperous life. Edwene’s charm and humor motivates and empowers all of us to be the master of money and enrich our lives. All you need to do is give yourself permission to do something different and you just might find a place where life becomes a lot of fun and you have joy and prosperity in your life.

Show Notes:
3:20 – Faith and its role in creating a prosperous life
5:16 – The first step in creating prosperity
8:22 – The important role discontent plays in your life
11:50 – Creating your life consciously vs unconsciously
15:00 – Can you live your divine purpose and a live a prosperous life?
21:00 – You’ve got to have the gumption to grow your business and make money!
25:00 – How lack of forgiveness is affecting your prosperity
30:00 – What debt is REALLY about and how to get rid of it forever

Edwene431About Edwene Gaines
Edwene Gaines, author of the book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance and is owner-director of the Rock Ridge Retreat Center in Valley Head, Alabama. She has made a 100% commitment to the transformation of the abundance consciousness of the world.

An ordained Unity minister since 1979, she is also president of The Masters’ School. She has trained approximately 500 Master Prosperity Teachers. She travels about extensively presenting Prosperity Workshops. She has created and markets CD’s and affirmation cards through her company Prosperity Products.

A Certified Fire Walking Instructor, she facilitates the fire walking Ceremony several times each year.

Edwene has served as a member of the International New Thought Alliance Executive Board. In 2006 she was honored by the International New Thought Alliance with the Torchbearer for New Thought Award. That same year she was honored by Unity Worldwide Ministries with the Light of God Expressing Award at their annual conference. In 2014, she was honored by Emerson Theological Seminary with an honorary doctor of divinity degree.

In 2016 Edwene was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by the Centers for Spiritual Living Holmes Institute.

She is committed to power, passion, prosperity, and performance.

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Episode 29 – The Conscious Millionaire

Episode 29 – Is consciousness and millionaire status compatible? J V Crum III shares what it means to be a conscious millionaire and why so many people struggle to achieve this goal. Do we dare include the terms passion and purpose when discussing conscious millionaires? Not clear on what your purpose even is? J V shares some excellent exercises to help you uncover your true north – which is the pivotal direction for conscious millionaires to be headed. J V answers the question, “Do we all have the ability to become a millionaire”? You might be surprised by his answer!

What is the best way for you to step into creating your own Fresh Tracks? It just might be the millionaire inner zone J V shares on the show! We also discuss the secrets of conscious millionaires and the role ‘perfect timing’ plays in creating your dreams – it is NOT a passive role! J V also shares his personal journey and powerful insights into the role choices and decisions make in creating the life and business of your dreams.

Show Notes:

1:30 – What IS a conscious millionaire?
4:30 – The importance of finding your True North or Purpose
7:30 – 3 tips for uncovering your deepest passions
13:00 – At an early age, J V decided to be a millionaire. Can you too?
17:41 – Misery in the dream life and the importance of having a meaningful purpose
20:27 – Do we all have the ability to be a millionaire?
23:04 – The importance of making a decision and forgetting your current circumstances
27:37 – J V’s formula for building wealth
31:39 – Trusting perfect timing
34:36 – 3 ways to be in the millionaire inner zone at will

JV_ProfileAbout J V
J V Crum III helps entrepreneurs grow six and seven figure conscious businesses that combine making high profits with making a positive impact. He is a speaker, coach, Huffington Post Columnist, and best-selling author of “Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business by Making a Difference.” He hosts the top-ranking Conscious Millionaire Podcast and is Founder of, a global coaching and wealth product business. He holds an MBA, JD, Masters in Psychology, and has built and sold successful companies.

Beyond the Edge: Making Money and Catapulting Your Business to the Next Level

Episode 23: In this episode of Fresh Tracks I speak about Getting Beyond the Edge and how to catapult yourself to the next level. It’s where the true growth happens and it’s often the place we freeze before the money we seek arrives. I share insights into the journey many take when pursuing their purpose and where most people stop – the edge. You may have heard the saying that most people stop right when they are about to succeed. It’s true! If they had taken one more step or worked just one more day they would have made it. In today’s show I help you recognize if you might be at your edge, the only way to get past it, and steps you can take to set yourself up for success.

Creating a business you love, designing your life your way, and living with passion and purpose are not the norms for the majority in today’s society. Discover your responsibilities if you choose to live your life this way, where most entrepreneurs drop the ball and how to build your business and make money, one solid step at a time.

Show notes:
1:45 – Why we want to get to The Edge and what it can mean for your life
5:00 – How to recognize when you are at The Edge
8:50 – The ONLY way to get past The Edge
10:48 – What happens when you let your excuses run your story
18:10 – Your responsibility when you reach The Edge
21:38 – The role knowing your divine purpose plays in cutting fresh tracks and getting over the edge
24:00 – Course corrections and the important role of mentors in reducing them
28:14 – Marketing and the role it plays in getting past the edge
30:00 – Where most entrepreneurs drop the ball
35:00 – Why you shouldn’t buy your systems and tools first

About Kelly Robbins

KellyUB1 editFounder of the Fresh Tracks podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching, Kelly Robbins helps people create their life their way through their business. Kelly believes that we each have a purpose and that purpose is unique to each of us. Getting clear on who you are, your talents and how you best help people allows you to create a business – in fact a lifestyle – by design. You succeed at this not by copying others, but by following your intuition and carving your own unique path in this world. This individuality is what attracts others to you. This is how you create your own happiness.

Kelly is a marketing coach, writer and seeker of truth that helps guide folks on their journey to self-empowerment, creating work and life as a fun adventure, and knowing how to lead the right clients to your door consistently. Known for her directness and truth-telling, you can visit to learn more about the role marketing and personal development play in starting and growing a business and designing a life of your choosing.

Episode 21 – How to Stand Out by Putting More of Your Personality In Your Business and Marketing

Episode 21- Therese shares her stories and insights into owning your own value, being confident and comfortable talking about what you do, and sharing your personality in your marketing. Therese’s humor shines in today’s show as she shares many of her own stories on how she has mastered love, business and making money. If you want to be successful in business, particularly if selling to women, you must allow your personality to shine. Yet, many of us are afraid to be vulnerable and share our true selves with our community.

Therese shares five tips on how to be conscious of how you react to situations in order to become aware of how you are being in your relationship with money. Being a grown-up and becoming conscious of your thoughts, actions and reactions about receiving in life is important to making and keeping your profits. Therese also shares how to get in resonance with money and why overcoming your money blocks are key to making the money you desire.

Show Notes
3:30 – Owning your value, talking about what you do, and leading with your personality
6:16 – What you need to know about making money and Therese’s personal lessons she had to work through to master it
8:52 – How to understand your relationship with money and receiving.
9:50 – The relationship dance between men and money
12:50 – Tips to becoming conscious of your relationship with money
14:40 – Why your personality in business matters
20:55 – 5 Tips for finding your unique personality/branding for your business
25:32 – Where hidden visibility issues can sabotage your success
30:00 – Being ‘connection worthy’

ThereseSkellyHSFTAbout Therese
Known as the “Money Mindset Mentor and Business Catalyst, Therese Skelly works with service based entrepreneurs who love what they do and are ready to grow their business in a much easier and more authentic way.

Therese helps those whose business is part of their life purpose clear money blocks so they can learn how to own their value and have powerful, authentic sales conversation.  This means they will make more money, serve more people and have a business that makes them happy.

Having walked the entrepreneurial journey for many years, Therese has created a way to teach her clients how to get their gifts in the world, so they can make the huge difference they desire to.

A former psychotherapist, combined with years of marketing/strategy and consulting, Therese offer’s the perfect blend of both “inner game” work and very tactical, real world strategies that allow her clients to see the results they desire.  You can learn more about Therese at