Money + Work
Work boldly. Spend wisely.
“Self care” is often associated with pampering practices like pedicures and retail therapy. But what if getting really acquainted with your finances – and what they can do for you – is one of the most important ways you can care for yourself and your future? No matter what you hope to do, be, or accomplish in the “what’s next” of your life, the fact is that having a good grasp of your finances opens up a world of options. In this episode of Mother of Reinvention I talk to Certified Financial Planner Melissa Joy about the many reasons women put off financial planning – but why NOW is the…
What I didn't do much of in those early weeks of COVID-19? "Seize the day." At least, not in the way I'd thought I might. I didn't dream up any brand-new, pandemic-inspired businesses, nor proactively re-shape my current business to capitalize on the coming "new normal." As the world seemed to grind to a halt around me, I surprised myself by how much I slowed down with it.
Recently a coaching client of mine was having a hard time deciding whether to keep her job — a low-paying, low-opportunity position in her dream industry — or leave it all behind and try to launch a career as a screenwriter. Well into her 30s, with financial obligations that were making her minuscule paychecks unsustainable — but the idea of chucking it all and starting from scratch even scarier — she worried that she was running out of choices and time to turn her dream into a career. As we talked, I pointed out that her natural work ethic and eagerness to please makes her an ideal employee — and that can be both a blessing and a curse. She’d…