Many of us believe that we would enjoy having a trust fund and having someone else take care of the money. Some of you may believe that you have a limit on your earning potential. How about those of you who want to let go of something that is holding you back – a job, a belief, a fear?
In this 2008 episode I interviewed Barbara Huson, then Barbara Stanny. Barbara is a coach and author who is on a mission to motivate women to become financially empowered. She is the author of several books including: Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money and Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life.
Barbara grew up wealthy. Her father was the “R” in H&R Block. She never had to think about money. But shortly after Barbara got married, she found out her husband was a compulsive gambler. He went on to lose millions of her inheritance. It wasn’t until after her divorce, and after her ex-husband had left the country, that Barbara started getting million dollar tax bills for back taxes and illegal dealings that her husband had been involved in. That was the moment that Barbara realized she needed to get smart about money.
In this conversation Barbara and I talk about how to become financially literate, smart about money, and how to be in control of your own financial situation. Many things we discussed in 2008 are especially relevant again today in this time of economic uncertainty.
Listen in to discover why it doesn’t take a lot of time to get smart about money. It’s much simpler than you think and it doesn’t require a lot of money to create wealth. It’s a matter of doing the outer work: learning the practicalities of finance, the inner work: working on your own thoughts about your wealth, and the higher work: using your money to do what you are here to do and make a difference in the world.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- Barbara’s story
- How Barbara’s ex-husband lost her inheritance
- How that led Barbara to get smart about money
- What Barbara learned from other women in similar situations
- The outer work, the inner work, and the higher work of wealth
- The importance of mindset when thinking about wealth
- How to step into your power
- How to develop strong leadership over your own finances