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Every now and then on the podcast, we wanted to feature one of our Guest Mentors form the Gentle Business Mastermind. We have conducted a number of live interviews with a variety of experts, while mastermind members are on the line. We then store these interviews in our members portal so that members who couldn’t attend live or who have perhaps joined the mastermind in later years, can listen back to the mentors’ wisdom and experience.

This is an excerpt from one of those interviews, with Bari Tessler Linden. Bari is a financial therapist, mentor, coach, mama-preneur and founder of the Art of Money, a year long money school that she lovingly leads each year. It’s also the name of her book, The Art of Money: a life changing guide to financial happiness.

Bari has guided thousands of people to new, empowered and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing body centred approach. Her methodology weaves together personal, couple and creative entrepreneurial money teachings intone complete tapestry.

Nic has been following Bari since back in 2012 when both were enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B School. Since then, she read Bari’s wonderful book ‘The Art of Money’ and loved it so much that she then enrolled in her year-long program of the same name.

Bari’s is a beautifully integrated, gentle approach to money. As a result of her teachings, Nic has experienced enormous shifts in her relationship with money that has supported her through transitions and growth in her business as well as opened up a deeper, more connected way of talking about finances with her husband.

In this excerpt, Bari explores a vast array of topics including money shame, how we compartmentalise money as non-spiritual, and how money practises and money dates can support us. She also covers how earning more money doesn’t automatically solve all your money problems and issues, plus the power of healing your money stories and beliefs.

Our hope is that this conversation sparks ideas, inspiration and clarity for your personal relationship with money and how you can cultivate that relationship so money is a supportive, nurturing area in your life and business.

If you would like to experience some more support around your business and building it gently, there are some exciting things happening at the moment. Sign up for the free Gentle Business Challenge, and join us for a Virtual Retreat day where we’ll get together and work on a project in your business.

Registration for the gentle business mastermind is open in Feb-March 2020. You can find out more about it and join us in the Gentle Business Challenge and Virtual Retreat at where you can also download the free ‘Grow your Business the Gentle Way’ ebook. It’s full of inspiring tips and prompts to help you do business gently in your own way.

Thanks for being here, it’s been great sharing this adventure with you. Choose your own adventure in the business world and let’s ditch the hustle together.


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  • What money shame is, and how it can show up in so many ways.
  • Where we might have learned our money shame and money education.
  • Bari’s antidote to money shame
  • Our varied emotions around money and how to feel the feelings.
  • How we compartmentalise money as a non-spiritual thing and how to bring deeper meaning and creativity to money and make it part of your life instead of separate to it.
  • Money Practices and Money Dates – what they are and how they work.
  • How earning more money doesn’t solve all your money problems and issues
  • Healing your money stories and beliefs
  • How everyone needs different amounts of money
  • Money mapping, visioning and goal setting for different tiers of lifestyle
  • More!



Learn more about ditching the hustle and doing business gently…

If this conversation stirred up a desire in you to explore what doing business gently might mean to you, you can get direct support, guidance and tools in the Gentle Business Mastermind.

It’s an experience that support new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to grow their businesses gently, sustainably and consciously. Along the way you’ll meet an incredible community of guest mentors and other gentle business masterminds from around the globe who you can get support from and offers support in return, while you explore growing your own business in alignment with your heart, vision, values and energy.

Registration for the gentle business mastermind is open in Feb-March 2020. You can find out more about it at where you can also download the free ‘Grow your Business the Gentle Way’ ebook. It’s full of inspiring tips and prompts to help you do business gently in your own way. 

We Would Love To Know

After listening to this episode, we would love to know what was your biggest ah hah moment or takeaway from listening to the episode? Pop you’re response in the comments below – or share them on social media by tagging us @amandarootsey @naomilarnold @nicolanewman_  with the hashtag #DitchTheHustlePodcast.

Let’s keep this important conversation going and learn from one another as we do! Here’s to choosing your own adventure and ditching the hustle together.

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