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From Faeries to Finances

Advice from Lucie Lynch and Marcia Zina Mager

Once upon a time there were two wildly creative women from different parts of the world that were completely and utterly screwed up about money. Little did they know that an international book about faeries would bring them together and forever change their lives and bank accounts.

When they met at a Honolulu café in 2013, they were total strangers. Marcia Zina Mager was a 59-year-old freelance writer. Lucie Lynch was a 35-year-old singer/songwriter. Now, almost 5 years later, they are the authors, playwrights and performers of Hawaii’s only award-winning two-woman musical, MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying? They’ve performed this show for diverse audiences all over Hawaii including 300 women inmates, hundreds of recovering drug addicts, church and synagogue congregations, theater goers and an international software company. And this year they are planning a 2019 mainland tour starting in Colorado, continuing on to Broadway in New York City and ending in Hamburg, Germany.

So how in the world did they get from being struggling artists to where they are today? What actually happened to transform their lives? How did faeries, of all strange things, impact their finances?

Well, to discover all the juicy, amazing, and magical details, you’ll have to go see their show (details below)! But here are some of the most important lessons they’ve learned — and keep learning — along the way.

1.  DREAM BIGGER – This requires courage. We have to step out of what is familiar and comfortable. We have to allow our heart and soul to lead the way. Their whole journey began when they tossed aside all limiting beliefs and inhibitions, and decided in a Honolulu café to pretend they had a million-dollar budget to write a Broadway musical about money.

2.  INSPIRED ACTION – A dream without action is like a faery without wings. It looks good, but it can’t go anywhere! But the quality and type of action needs to feel good, exciting, and inspiring. That means we need to follow our deepest intuition, gut feelings and guidance. We have to cultivate the difference between pushing ourselves due to fear versus moving forward out of a loving intention.

3.  NEVER GIVE UP – During their journey, Lucie and Marcia were faced with countless rejections and despair where they wanted to throw in the towel. The journey of making dreams a reality requires a deep kind of loyalty to ourselves. It’s not that we can’t cry or even momentarily give up. But we must remember the place the dream was born from — a place of purity, of beauty, of divine magic.

To launch their 2019 mainland tour, they have created a special weekend event at The Arts at Mark’s Garage called WHAT’S MY WORTH: Celebrating Our Inherent Value. In addition to performances of MONEY TALKS, they are offering a free community panel and workshop about women, money, and self-worth.

The Arts at Mark’s Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu:

Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $10 at the door or online at artsatmarks.com

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m.

FREE community workshop about women, money, and self-worth

For more information visit, ILoveMoneyTalks.com

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