Damien Lupo, the Money Mentor, joins Tonya Dawn Recla to talk about leveraging the power of money as a catalyst and exploring money mutant abilities. Damien is a best selling author in personal finance and retirement planning, the host of the Transformation Nation podcast, and owner of 30+ companies. Today he leads 3 global companies with one unified mission: To free people from money bondage. Listen in to this powerful conversation, essential for those who desire to rise above financial enslavement.
Hello everyone, this is Tonya Recla, your Super Power Expert, and this is gonna be fun folks. Hold onto your seats. We’re gonna have a blast on today’s show because today’s guest is just fun, you’re just gonna really adore him. I adore him, you’ll adore him, and it’s gonna be yummy, juicy, goodness. So Damien Lupo is the money mentor, dun, dun, dun. But this guy cracks me up, he developed his own martial art people, it’s called Yokido. It’s just the funniest thing in the world to me. Of course, why not? Why not develop your own martial art because you simply can? So we’ll talk to him about that. But he also wrote a book called The Reinvented Life, So of course that’s really in alignment with everything we talk about here on the show about taking ownership. Self dominion, and full autonomy, and living without the restrictions of anybody else’s programs and stories that most of the time we’re not even aware that we have.
So I’m excited to talk to him about that, especially as it connects to the money piece. And as we know, a lot of folks who are change agents, and the woo woo types, and light workers, and what not, money … You know, some of us have kind of a shady history with money in this lifetime. So it acts as a catalyst. Well I get the sinking suspicion that he’s gonna help you see how to switch that around for yourselves. We’re going to talk to him about Money Mutant Abilities. So without further ado, let’s bring Damien Lupo onto the show with a big, warm welcome. Thank you for joining us.
Tonya, it’s really good to be here. I’m still processing the whole yummy … I feel like a gummy bear all of a sudden. Like the yummy interview with this guy.
Yes. Yes, I have done my job today. Well we are talking about money mutant abilities, so we might as well throw in gummy bears, and anything else we can throw in the mix I think is … I get the feeling that there’s not really gonna be anything off limits in this conversation. So …
No, no. And that’s the fun part, when you can really be real with people. And you can connect whether it’s with an interview, or just one-on-one, I think that’s the whole point of us being people, is that we can go deeper into truth and really connect. And if we don’t go there, what do we really have? We just kind of collide with each other.
Well and I find that really … Doing this show has been such a remarkable journey, and instantaneously usually when looking over any peripherals that somebody sends over, within the first two seconds I can get a sense of whether or not they’re playing in what I call the abstract frequency or not. And in that space, you can only really stay in that space when you get that there’s truly no separation between us. So you are me, I am you, and then connection is where the richness lies in that synergy between us. It’s just pure magic, and in that space there’s not privacy, there’s no walls, there’s no pretending to be something else. You can’t hide anyway anymore. Too many of us are intuitive and can pick up on energy, so it’s like who are you fooling? So you might as well just be open, and what most people perceive to be vulnerable is really our most powerful place to connect in.
And so much goodness comes out of that space. It’s like why would you not wanna do this? So it’s funny that you would pick up on that. And I really do feel like that is an indicator of success, especially as we move forward with things only getting faster, and only getting more complex, and the world shifting and changing. Those are the way showers, saying, “Look, it’s okay. Drop it all.” Be transparent, be open and authentic, trust us, it’s gonna be okay, and you will survive it. So I appreciate you being willing to play in that space.
It’s the only thing I know how to do anymore. Once you’ve shifted over to that space, it’s the red pill really, from the Matrix. Once you take that pill, and you’re in the truth, there is no going back. Once you pop into a different energy level of authenticity and self responsibility, when you go there, going backwards is like putting ice picks in your eyes. There’s just no way it’s gonna happen, ’cause it’s too damn painful.
Well I did it, so I have a great story then we will get into asking what your superpower is. But I … My husband and I teach all the time at conferences and stuff. Usually about transparency, and due diligence, and corporate counter-intelligence, and all that fun stuff. And we talked to a group of teens one time, teens and young adults, and I was sitting with one of them as a one-on-one, I think he was in his early 20s.
And I was talking about getting out of your head. Like get your energy out, get it expanded out. And he goes, “Well how do you know if you’re in your head?” I was like, “Huh, okay. Well that’s a good question.” I said, “You feel me now, right? As I’m talking with you, there’s nothing that’s triggering you to say that I’m being disingenuous, or I don’t believe what I’m saying, or anything like that?” He goes, “No,” he goes, “It feels really good just to sit here with you.” I said, “Awesome. Okay so you feel that,” then I said, “Now I’m gonna pull my energy in back into my head. And I said, “I don’t know if I can do this, I haven’t done it forever, but let’s just try it. Let’s just play.”
So I pulled the energy back into my head, and his eyes get all big, he goes, “Holy cow, I can feel it.” I was like, “You can feel it?” He goes, “Yeah.” I’m like, “Holy crap, good.” I was like, “That was so painful. I can’t believe I used to live there.” And it’s like you said, it’s like you open up Pandora’s box, and it’s out there, you can’t call it back. And going through that experiment was the best thing I could’ve done because it was such a great reminder of how constricted so many people are. And it attuned me to be able to walk clients through that and be like, “Okay you’re in your head, now let’s start to open that up.” And I can sense the resistance, and you just wanna take a chisel and break open their skull and just be like, “Open up, let yourself out.”
So it’s funny that you would say that, you can’t get back in there. You really don’t fit anymore.
No, and there’s something that we can relate this to in nature, it’s Prigogine’s theory of dissipative structure and the process of perturbation. And basically what happens, when you take something and you put pressure on it, it will eventually in nature reform. It breaks down, and it reforms in a different way, like a caterpillar into a butterfly. And when that happens with us, when we put pressure, we can’t go backwards. So this isn’t just a theory or a nice woo woo idea, this is real, this is what happens in nature. So when you start putting pressure on yourself, it is interesting how we can pop out and there’s no physical … Like you’re defying gravity if you think you’re gonna go backwards. You just can’t. That’s kind of the embracing of it, and allowing yourself to morph into what you’re supposed to be, versus what you were.
Okay, tell me that theory again, ’cause I didn’t catch it.
It’s called Prigogine’s theory of dissipative structure. And it’s about perturbation, it’s the process of breaking down into your core elements, and then reforming at a higher energy level. So that’s what happens when you put pressure on something. You break it down, and then it pops into a different energy level, much like the caterpillar goes into a butterfly state, it can’t go backwards.
We’re gonna take a quick break. And then when we come back, we’re going to talk with Damien about the concept of reinven