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There’s a lot of women out there that still don’t take their finances in their own hands, there’s many men that do the same for that matter. But I really wanted to dig down to the root of the issue and find some financial freedom for women so I asked Barbara Stanny to come on and explain how she found her success.
Now Barbara has an incredible story where she basically was in fear of money and turned all that around by taking control of her finances, life and now teaching financial freedom from women.
I have to say Barbara was an absolute blast to interview. You’ll be able to hear how much fun we’re having as soon as you tune in. She’s down to earth, easy to talk to and clearly knows what she’s talking about.
Even though her book Sacred Success is for women (myself being a man), I really enjoyed it. It’s not one of those boring financial books that put you to sleep, it has more to do with emotions, lifestyle and quality of life.
A couple of my favorite parts are:
– The homework at the end of each chapter. It’s important to follow through with the exercises if you really want financial freedom for women.
– I love quotes in general but I especially enjoyed reading Barbara’s throughout the book. My favorite one that I can remember is “If you don’t deal with your money, your money will deal with you”.
– And I love the part where Barbara explains the importance of emotionally letting go from whatever is holding you back. She suggests writing an angry letter for whatever is putting your emotions in turmoil. She also suggests writing your ‘angry letter’ over and over again until you’re ready to write a forgiveness letter.
Barbara Suggests 3 Steps that can Improve Your Financial Situation in 4 Months
#1. Read something about money every single day. It doesn’t matter what it is, just make sure it’s about money.
#2. Every week have a conversation about money. Again, it doesn’t much matter what the topic is or how you’re doing it, just make sure you’re talking about money in some way every week.
#3. Every month automatically transfer an amount of money from your checking account into a savings account. It doesn’t matter if it’s $5 or $500, just make sure you’re putting money away and forming a habit of saving and taking care of your money.
I want to say a special thank you to Barbara for coming on the show. I think most of us could do just a little better managing and saving and paying attention to where our money goes and what we’re doing with it. Barbara’s book (Sacred Success), along with this interview really inspired me to pay more attention to what I’m doing with my finances, and I very much appreciate that.
Remember to take small steps towards financial freedom, these changes don’t happen over night, and small is sustainable so take one small step today for your future tomorrow.
And lastly if you’d like to join Barbara in a private community where they talk about money openly, and ask questions you can join for free on the first Monday of every month. It’s called Monthly Money Mondays!