Do you need a Conversation with Money?

The Mind Muscles Academy is building a community of people who want to develop rapport with themselves, rapport with money, rapport with wealth and rapport with success.

After 30 years in the financial world, trading on the floors of major exchanges, building a trading firm, and creating new products as a board member of the Pacific stock exchange, I realize that something is missing.

Do you feel stuck financially? Are you tired of your current financial struggles?

It could be that you are not prepared for success. Our survival mechanisms are very clever, in fact so clever, that they can morph into reasonably sounding actions in the moment. We think we are acting rationally, when in fact our survival mechanisms have taken over.

I know you think this is crazy. You think you want to be successful more than anything in the world. The thought of avoiding success doesn’t make any sense, since you’re working so hard to be successful.

What is the difference between success and failure? When I was building a trading firm, the traders I hired all had the same training, support, and yet half of them failed. And these are traders that I carefully selected to back financially. Looking back on this time with my new insights, it has become clearer and clearer that their belief systems and their very identity had created an ongoing struggle with success.

This struggle, in and of itself, had become a comfort zone where they could fantasize being successful, without having to deal with the belief and identity changes required to sustain continued success.

This struggle is very evident in the trading world, but applies to every walk of life.

Our subconscious survival instincts are designed to create the struggles we know we can survive.

Read that sentence again. Think about this for your own life.

I have experienced this in my own life. I can see how the early struggles from my childhood and the threats I felt, have been duplicated over and over again in my adult life. Why would I do this? Because I knew that I could survive them. I did not know that I could survive what I really wanted and my heart’s desire. So I chose an environment and people in my life that would replicate my struggles that I had habituated and turned into a comfort zone.

Do you need a “Conversation with Money?”

Have my comments given you some food for thought? Are you confused as to why financial progress seems to elude you? My new book “Conversations with Money” will be published this year.

If you would like to join others from all walks of life to make a major shift in your own mindset, I am preparing not only the book, but online courses, and coaching to reflect the years of experience that has brought me here today. 

Would you like to join a community of supportive people creating rapport with money? No sales crap, but just an invitation to join a community of like minded people.

After attending Conversations with Money, I had immediate changes in my life. I realized the value I was adding in my work career, and now I have attracted receiving an attractive salary. In my trading career, I focused on money management to identify areas of improvement.  CwM got to the root cause of my negative beleifs towards money, beleifs which I held onto subconciously, and I had the realisation that they no longer fit my personality, therefore I challenged their authenticity. There were many aha moments, as with all of the courses at Mind Muscles. It has drastically changed me for the better..

Mitch M. – Macedonia. Conversations With Money Course


About Rich Friesen

Rich Friesen - author of Conversations with Money

Richard Friesen is the creator and developer of the innovative and exclusive Mind Muscles™ Academy.

He works with financial professionals, independent traders, business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to expand their mental game to make more consistent profits.

With in depth experience as a broker, floor trader, financial software developer and entrepreneur, he brings concrete real world experience to his clients. (See client and student comments here).

Mr. Friesen founded, built and sold Trade Management LLC, one of the most consistently profitable options and equity trading firms on the floor of the PSE. As a member of the Pacific Exchange, he also served as Exchange Director. He has traded grains on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and equity futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Rich holds a B.A. in Philosophy, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute in San Francisco along with Master’s certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). His background in psychology has been instrumental in his development of his Mind Muscles™ training programs that supports the financial and business community.

Mr. Friesen is a popular speaker on topics of the psychology of money management, politics and personal transformation and is writing a book entitled: “Conversations with Money”.

You can call Rich at 415.488.6505
Or make an appointment to have a conversation here
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ML., Trader - Texas, USA

“I am unable to wrap words around what happened in our session this morning. Thank you for a most amazing experience. The safety I felt to even go where the sensations led says much about who you are. Your compassion so genuine, I felt supported throughout. I thank you again for your attention, kindness and generosity. With much gratitude, MJ” 

MJ – Texas, USA. Private Coachng