“There’s no such thing as being bad with money. You just have bad habits.”
— Helen Ngo
When I turned 18 and went off to college, I thought I was going to be a dentist. Despite growing up in a family of female entrepreneurs, and later realizing a career in medicine wasn’t for me, I never dreamed of starting my own company.
The “aha” moment didn’t come until a few years after college, early in my career in the finance industry. When I asked my boss for a raise, he told me I’d be better off marrying rich.
That was the last time I would ever be shamed for being an ambitious woman.
My fire was lit. So, I fired that 9-5 corporate life for good. Never will I let someone control how much money I make.
On this episode of Live and Earn, I take a turn as the guest with my friend and client Ashley Williams, host of the Birds Mean Business podcast. Ashley and I discuss how my identity and upbringing influenced the drive I bring to my business every day. I also share the one thing I wish I had done before becoming an entrepreneur, and some of the top tips I share with my clients.
WHAT WE TACKLE IN THIS EPISODE:
- Why I decided to become an entrepreneur — and help other women specifically
- How becoming a business owner myself transformed my relationship with my mother and my respect for her own journey as an entrepreneur before me
- Why there’s no such thing as ‘being bad with money’
- How people who earn $6,000 and people who earn $60,000 can actually be making the same amount of money
- The importance of spending with intention
- Where your personal life should be before you start a business
- The types of people entrepreneurs should surround themselves with
- Why not everyone should be an entrepreneur
Tune into the original recording on Ashley William’s podcast:
Bird Means Business Ep 27: Money Talk
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