“My Mother the Millionaire Trash Picker”

Welcome back to the current issue of the Law of Attraction Key Newsletter!

Do you struggle with a fear of lack? I have a fantastic story to share with you today and 3 big tips to help you shift from fear of lack to an awareness of abundance.

If you are like so many folks, you may see yourself or someone you love reflected in this story today and the great news is that (as you will see with my client) you can do a complete 180 degree turnaround even if you have been stuck here for years!

Also, in the Quick Tip section of this issue I give you my favorite, personal mantra AND an energy shifting power question that you can use any time fear creeps in…

I’m excited to read your comments after this article – and I can’t wait to respond when you do leave a comment or question!

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“Abundance is simply the other side
of lack and shifting your awareness from
one to the other can be as
fast as flipping a coin.”

— Kristen Howe


“My Mother the Millionaire Trash Picker”

By Kristen Howe

I have to share this with you…

One of my clients called me the other day and I had barely said hello when she excitedly yelled, “I have to tell you about my mother the millionaire trash picker!”

I started laughing and said, “What?” and she continued on – quickly and excitedly…

“I had this huge AHA moment this weekend – because of it; I have done a complete 180 with my lack mindset!”

Okay – let me back up here and give you some background on this particular client before I continue sharing her story (and AHA moment) with you…

I have been working with her for years, she is extremely successful, vibrant and enthusiastic – she is someone who decides to do something and it seems to magically appear out of nowhere. So, you may be wondering why she is working with me, and here’s why…

The fear of lack is her Achilles heel.

So, this is what happens for her, she creates spectacular things in her life and is excited about them and enjoys them and then she inevitably gets up in her head and becomes consumed with a fear of all of it going away. And even though she has created an amazing life, she knows this fear of losing everything is holding her back in every way.

Okay, now that you have some background on my client, let’s get back to her story and her big AHA moment…

Here is the story she told me…

My Mom the Millionaire Trash Picker

“I met my mother for lunch the other day, it was a beautiful day, neither of us had anything to do and we had both recently had some big successes in our businesses that we wanted to celebrate together. We were walking to the restaurant and suddenly my mother grabbed me and pulled me down the wrong street to a big pile of bulk trash.

There was a mattress, a desk with 3 legs and a chair with a broken seat. And my mother just stood there with her mouth wide open. After a few seconds I said, ‘Mom, what are we doing?’ and she said, ‘Look at this jackpot!’ I said, ‘What are you talking about? It’s a bunch of broken down pieces of furniture?’ She looked at me, surprised and said, ‘Yes, but what if we could take one of these broken pieces and make it into something good?’

I said, ‘Oh, I had no idea that was something you enjoyed doing.’ And she said, ‘I wouldn’t say I really enjoy it.’ I said, ‘Okay, then why are we standing here?’ She said, ‘I guess I always look just in case…’ ‘Just in case what?’ I replied. ‘Just in case I lose everything, I’ll always be able to survive.’ Her voice kind of trailed off and she looked a little sad and started to walk back up the street toward the restaurant.

I watched her for a second and then it hit me smack in my head…

My mom was a millionaire trash picker – not because she enjoyed the process of finding things and restoring them, but because she was so scared of losing everything that she was always preparing for it mentally!

No wonder I was always scared of losing everything – I had inherited it! And when I thought about my grandmother I realized that my mom had inherited it from her. Who knows how many generations this has been passed down, and in that moment – that huge AHA moment – I knew I needed to be the end of the line – I refused to pass this down to my kids, it was up to me to shift my fear of losing everything into a constant awareness of abundance and it was up to me to do it NOW!”

After she finished her story, we had a great session all centered around her new focus of creating a constant awareness of abundance – and I want to share the top 3 tools I gave her, with you right now…

Keep Reading to Find Out the Top 3 Ways to Shift to a Constant Awareness of Abundance…


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Here are the Top 3 Ways to Shift to a Constant Awareness of Abundance: 

1. Celebrate where you are: If you desire a constant awareness of abundance you MUST celebrate where you are NOW. This can cause resistance in a lot of people who are scared that if they find any happiness with where they are, they will settle and never gain any more from life. Listen closely, the EXACT opposite is true. If you always keep yourself in a dissatisfied state, then you actually become a VIBRATIONAL MISMATCH for your desires. However, when you become aware of abundance NOW, you instantly become a VIBRATIONAL MATCH for your desires and you open the door to more abundance and prosperity to come pouring in.

2. Look for Proof: It can be easy to see abundance everywhere BUT in your life – and it can be easy to feel defeated or angry or jealous when you do. However, when you celebrate Proof of Abundance regardless of if it is in your life or someone elses, you automatically align yourself with abundance (instead of lack).

3. Build in NEW Gratitude: Many people know the power of gratitude, however, there is a greater power you can tap into which is NEW gratitude. If you find yourself focusing on lack (or a fear of lack) ask yourself to come up with 3 NEW things you can be grateful for right now.

If you recognize yourself in my client or in her mother – you can do your 180 degree turn right now and shift from a fear (and expectation) of lack to an exciting a loving awareness of abundance!


Quick Tip Look Who’s Talking…
Whenever you feel fear creep in, use my favorite mantra:

“I am safe, I am protected, I am loved.”

Repeat this until you feel your energy shift and then ask yourself this power question…

“If I KNEW I was safe, what action would I take right now?”

This process will save you taking forced action (instead of Inspired Action) – remember, when we take action motivated by fear, doubt, worry or trying to fix things, we often make the journey longer and more full of struggle. However, when we clear our minds first and then take action focused on what we desire (instead of avoiding what we are scared of) then magic happens!






“I love receiving your weekly newsletters, Kristen.

They truly are a wonderful resource of light and love. This one really hit home with a project I keep putting off around the house. I am breaking it down into smaller pieces so that it is not so daunting and I am taking action today! Keep up the great work and have a happy and prosperous day!” 

– Bradley

8 Responses to ““My Mother the Millionaire Trash Picker””

  1. Chrissy says:

    I am a person who also is in fear of losing everything. My first husband, left to find himself and divorced me , made sure I received nothing for my 12 years of marriage. So I had to get a job to provide for us, children. It all started when I was younger the neighbours ,old folk had knocked on the door, mum was working out what to do with the pay money dad received, so she just stuck it down the side of the sofa, and wally and his wife came in and sat on the sofa where mum had been. We tried to get him to move from that spot but he didn’t, when mum told us to go to bed, he was nowhere to be seen, mum thought nothing of it. So she put her hand down the side of the sofa to discover the purse was missing with 2 weeks wages. She got us all up to look but it was gone. She voiced her suspicions saying wally may have taken it. We were young and in the 60’s nothing like that could happen….. When dad came home, he was upset, he never had a temper but he was sure wally had stolen it. Later we had changed, wally and his wife were never allowed to come in our house again and mum actually locked the front door from then on. This was not nice to us. Years passed, Wally’s wife confessed to mum that he had indeed stolen the money, she only found out much later when he seemed to have money for the horses, booze, cigarettes, gambling and other things, she was so ashamed to tell my mum. My mum never forgave her.
    So, I reason the fact that I seem to lose everything and have to start over again stems from this first incident, knowing that people let you down and they rob you blind.
    My marriage now is ending, I have had enough, I had worked hard been alone 26 years upgrading from a house to a better one accruing collateral in the process, yet I am probably walking away after selling this house with only a few thousand dollars at most as I have some one who wants the best but has never worked a day in Australia, nor paid taxes in his 20 years of living here he was a bankrupt, alarm bells should of rang but love , blinds you plus I was on chemo at the time fighting for my life. I survived had to move then again moved losing a lot f money now I see I was stupid to think he had the same mindset of me. He saw me as vulnerable, so at nearly 60 I have to split whatever is left half with him, unfair to say the least. Why do I end up losing everything, over and over, can I truly break this cycle of self -worthlessness or does it just happens over and over. Thank you for hearing my story, I seem a silly woman, to of trusted people who do not care how hard I had to sacrifice to achieve all my goals.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Crissy – you don’t seem like a silly woman at all – and I encourage you to shift your story – despite all of the details (that are certainly painful) that you are reporting, how can you shift this story that you are telling yourself and others so that you are no longer a victim…

      I understand the mere suggestion of this can bring up massive resistance, as we become tempted to cling to the details of proof of the wrongs that have happened to us and yet, clinging to that proof is the exact thing that causes the patterns to repeat – so how can you gently shift your story to a more empowering one?

      I am thrilled to have you here and look forward to more!

      You ARE extraordinary!

  2. drika botha says:

    Really a AHA moment for me. Now I know what is holding me back. Thank you for sharing.

  3. How many times I have read this advice on your part but saw it as a far distant goal that I wanted to achieve. For the past three months, I have been living it, and finally “get it.” Even business reversals like yesterday, when a client of mine was the successful bidder on a foreclosed home experienced “buyer’s remorse” and withdrew, I realize there are more clients out there. My high energy vibration attracts them, and being scared repels them.

    Thank you for the reminders. Eventually, all of us will “get it.”

    • Kristen says:

      Yes Rosemary! It is so great to read this from you (I was actually just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how things were going) you are fantastic and I am so excited for you!


  4. Earl West says:

    Thank you!! Such an excellent and complete system contained in this article/blog and the -three tips’ are All–one needs to favorably implement success with the loa utilisation. the pointers to matching ones vibrational state to match what would be the case when one,s wish/desire was present is so vitally important for me to accept and this was written so concisely and clearly. Kristen.. you are a beautiful wonderful angel. many..many thanks!!!

    • Kristen says:

      Thank you Earl! Your positive comments mean SO much to me – and I am thrilled to know you will be able to use these 3 tips!

      I look forward to hearing more from you with future articles!


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