Financial Fluency Episode #23: Healthy and Wealthy with Krisha Young

This week’s interview is with the wonderful Krisha Young.

Krisha is a Nutrition Warrior – what a great job title!

We talked about how an overnight success is rarely what it seems, (unless you’re a teenager plucked from a mall to a runway!) and how much work Krisha put in before she left her corporate position.

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The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Favorite Quotes From The Episode

Quitting a corporate job wasn’t easy – Krisha

Trusting that I can make the money in my business was a huge mindset shift – Krisha

I realised I had never sold anything! – Krisha

Quitting your job sounds ideal but then you have to run a business! – Krisha

Having a schedule for your day is super important! – Krisha

It’s not about cutting out major food groups, it’s about bringing in more healthy stuff. – Krisha

Krisha YoungKrisha, helps busy women eat well and feel damn good – sans ridiculous restrictions or heaps of kale. (But you can eat kale if you like it.)

She used to be you: Overworked, overweight, full of negative thoughts around food, run-down and I had rotten digestion. The thing that changed everything? Learning to navigate food labels, stock good stuff (that she actually enjoyed eating) and figuring out which foods made her feel amazing.

Find out more about Krisha here.

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I’m doing two episodes now every week, one solo and one interview.

I also have the fantastic Mastering Money Matters group, a monthly membership group where you can join and we talk about all the different pieces week by week of getting our money systems set up and how we look at, think about and value money and all areas of our lives.

It’s a very supportive and private group just for women and it’s a safe place to hang out and talk. It’s kind of the extension of the interviews I’ve been doing with mainly entrepreneurs on this show, and it’s where we can talk about the things we may not want to broadcast out to a broader audience.

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Jen x

Financial Fluency Episode #21: Look good online with Laura Husson

I’m talking to Laura Husson, and her infant son is here with us – listen in for cute baby noises (disclaimer, I take no responsibility for any ensuing broodiness).

Laura’s brand, Look Good Online encapsulates your website and social media in a holistic way that I just love. The sites she creates are full of personality – no one size fits all here.

I first encountered Laura in a Facebook Group but it was when she was on Periscope that I really felt like I got to know her.

We talked about her accidental journey into retail, how she’s passionate about helping other women find the freedom she has and an encounter with a school mum which left a not so nice taste in her mouth.

You can listen in below and Tweet it out here

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Favourite Quotes

My job hasn’t been invented yet

Laura, as a child being asked what she wanted to be

In the first 3 months we raised about £10,000 – it was a lot.

Laura on her first charity venture

If I just listened to what people wanted from me, I was going to make a success of this.

Laura on going full time in her biz

I felt like I was part of an adventure, a movie!

Jen on watching Laura’s Periscoped journey to surprise her husband

I honestly feel like we’re very close to being best friends, just because I’ve seen so much of your life!

Jen after seeing Laura on Periscope

It’s 100% about hanging out online with the right people and really listening to them.

Laura on finding your audience and creating offers

My hair grows in a darker shade than it appears.

Jen, confessing to not being a natural blonde!

Laura Husson Laura Husson, is an online business architect.

She helps innovative entrepreneurs (just like you) look good online with irresistible websites & savvy business strategy.

After spending more than 10 years teaching, coaching and mentoring she started a business to help forward thinking business owners overcome their barriers to online success.

She shares her secrets with clients in two unique ways: Create the websites of their dreams and help showcase ’em to the world.

If you’re ready to shine in your own online journey, click here to get started.

Let’s Keep the Conversation Going

If you’re enjoying the podcasts and something has lit a fire for you, carry on the conversation over on the Financial Fluency Facebook Group.

See you there!

Jen x

How to convince yourself you’re good with money

What do dog training, couples’ therapy and money management all have in common? Positive reinforcement

And there’s a good reason that this method is used across such a broad spectrum. IT WORKS!

So how do you positively reinforce the behavior you want to encourage in your dog, your spouse, or yourself? The secret is catching them, or yourself, doing the thing you want to reinforce.

How to you catch yourself doing the right things with your money?

With my dogs I try to catch them doing the desired behavior and reward them with a treat, with praise, and lots of petting.

This way of thinking works in relationships too. Rather than catching your partner doing things that upset you and nagging them or getting angry about it, it’s so much more effective to catch them doing the positive thing and really reinforce it instead.

When it comes to catching yourself doing good things with money, the purpose is to convince yourself that you are good with money, you can handle your own money, you can get out of debt, you can build your business, and you can do all the things you want to do. On a daily basis start noticing when you do something good. You can even set a timer on your phone.

I have my Fitbit alarm go off at 10, noon and 2. Part of that is to make sure I’m on track with my daily step count, part of it is to make sure I’m on track with my schedule for both work and my kids. Pick-ups, drop-offs, and that I don’t forget to eat lunch.

But, those are also the times of day when I try to take stock of what I’ve done so far and what I still need to do. And it is a great time to take note of any money decisions you have made so far, and anymore that you plan to make before the end of the day.

An example

Today, I was considering getting a Mofie Juice Pack for my iPhone. Isn’t a super expensive thing. Now that I’m using Periscope my phone tends to run out of battery a lot more than it used to, so extra battery power would be nice and convenient.

So, I thought, “Hm, should I get this?” I try to practice a “not now” approach for unplanned purchases. I was in Sam’s Club buying a printer because I needed that, and I thought, “Ok. I’m going to take a picture of this, and I’m going to think about getting it, but I’m not going to get it now. I’ll just put it on my list for later, and if I decide to get it I’ll put it ON a list and buy it.”

Collect Evidence

Later, I told myself,

“Ok. I just saved $90 today by not buying that Mophie Juice Pack.”

It was a little thing, but I can use it as evidence. Collect evidence that you are good with money. Catch yourself making good money decisions.

By doing this, over time you’ll not only notice when you’re being good with money, but you’ll notice more and more opportunities to be good with money all around you.

The more you look the more you’ll see

You’ll notice times when there is a little more left over at the end of the month than you expected so you can put more into savings, more into retirement or towards other savings goals. And, doing it little by little, catching yourself making good decisions day by day, it really reinforces your idea of yourself as someone who is good with money.

With my dogs, the more I notice and reinforce the behaviors that I want, the more I think of them as good dogs (and possibly the more they think of themselves as good dogs).

With my husband too, the more we notice and catch each other doing things that make us feel like we’re good spouses to each other the more we feel like we are, and the more we actually are.

I’d love to know what you’ve been noticing about your habits – let me know in the comments below.

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