Recreate Your Thoughts Around Fear and Money


By Roseanne Peña, Live At Choice Starfisher


When I started out in my career, my goals were personal satisfaction and to make the kind of money that would support my dreams. But my fears got in the way.


My youthful aspirations were to be “top dog” — a director, vice president, or even own my own business. I used to think, “If I work long hours, do everything that is asked of me, show that I am capable of doing it all, I can move up in title. When I move up in title, by default, I will be compensated for it.” Much to my surprise, it didn’t work out that way. I was doing all that I thought was necessary to move up but the money just wasn’t coming fast enough.


As my life progressed, I came to realize that I was becoming overrun with debilitating fears like, “What if I can’t support myself?” When I became a single mom, I had more obligations and more worry and again, the money wasn’t coming fast enough. Before I knew it, I was lying awake at night consumed with the worry that I would not be able to make ends meet. The repercussions of these worries became overwhelming. The career I once loved began to feel like a trap. I couldn’t find a way out, and my fear only increased. I was giving all my power to the fear and the fear was running my life.



Through the Live At Choice programs I have learned to separate my fears from reality. What is different now is that I know the true source of my fears, and through this realization I live free of fear. Because I no longer choose to give my power to fear, I see more options than I could before. In fact, my career path has changed. I was free to join my family’s business, and I communicate my needs freely therein. I have a greater opportunity to make more money than I ever thought possible, and I am able to do so from a home-based office, which gives me more time with my son. I no longer lie awake at night fearful of not making ends meet. I am now grounded in the powerful belief that money works for me. Having this belief empowers me, not my fear, to be the decision maker in my financial affairs.


  1. Todd on November 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    It is so nice to see how others have taken the same fear(s) that I have and turned them around…it gives me hope…reading this story was word for word then same fear, which I have had since I was 14 years old, so at the age of 44, It is time to stop that way of thinking because it has brought me just that, more fear and no money…My sister, Jena and Belanie, saved me…That is the best way to describe what “Live at Choice” was for me…Now, I continually see examples of my thoughts, thoughts of Health, Happiness and Wealthiness…

    Thank you

    • Belanie Dishong on December 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Todd, I love hearing your good news. I look forward to being with you in the Beyond Circumstances in January. I feel this is a year for your taking. See you soon and I so appreciate your acknowledgment. Thanks. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you.

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