For my 4th Millennial Money Meetup (and my last one for 2017), I hosted the event once again in downtown Toronto selling out tickets in only a few weeks to 50 attendees. This event was sponsored by Manulife Bank (thank you for making this event possible during Financial Literacy Month) and featured the special guest Lisa Zamparo, a CPA and financial strategist. The theme for this event was debt and responsible credit card use, just in time for the holidays. This is the live recording of Lisa and I's discussion on the subject as well as audience Q&A.
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For my season ending solo episode, I share my thoughts on making it to the one-year mark of entrepreneurship, what I’ve been up to & how I’ve grown these past 12 months
To wrap up Season 5 of the Mo’ Money Podcast, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do another solo episode to share my reflection of the past year.
A ton has happened these past 12 months, so much so that even though I spewed my guts for 40 minutes in this episode, there was still so much I didn’t share. But I think my overall sentiments on the year got across.
To think back to where I was this time last year, honestly, it’s like night and day. This time last year I was stressed, burnt out, and frustrated. My life was going in a direction I didn’t like, and I knew the only way to get back on a path that felt right, I needed to make a drastic change.
Even though I thought I was prepared before quitting my job to work for myself, looking back I really was taking a huge risk. I didn’t have a business plan, I just had some ideas on how I’d make a living based on how I earned money with my side hustle (being my blog and podcast).
Throughout the year, I fleshed things out a bit more, got more focused (sort of), and now have 10 different streams of income. I definitely want to focus things more in 2018, pair down those streams of income to maybe 5, and increase my business revenue to 6-figures.
And two big ways I hope to accomplish this is by ramping up marketing and promotion of the Rich & Fit Bootcamp and launching my financial counselling practice.
Lots to look forward to in 2018, but before the New Year starts I’m just thankful of how 2017 went. I’m proud that I stayed strong, worked hard and proved to myself (any all the nay-sayers) that I could do this on my own.
Here’s to a New Year and endless possibilities!
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Don't think of want to earn more money as being greedy. Think of it as a way to help you help others. I talk about the idea that it's okay to be "money hungry" with the goal of being able to serve others and live your best life with blogger and podcaster Michelle Jackson of Michelle Is Money Hungry in this last podcast interview episode for Season 5 of the Mo' Money Podcast.
Before I recorded this episode, I’d only met Michelle Jackson from Michelle Is Money Hungry a few time at past FinCon conferences. But the few times we did meet, we immediately hit it off. Michelle just has a special energy and light that I couldn’t forget, and because she is all about earning money these days, and that’s what the theme for this season has been about, I knew she would make the perfect guest for my last interview for Season 5 of the show.
The reason I gave this episode the title “Making Life Changing Money” is because it’s one of the things Michelle mentioned at the start of this episode that I couldn’t stop thinking about. It’s just such a great way to express how I also view earning more money. I don’t want to earn more just so I can buy more stuff. I want to earn more so I can do more stuff, including continue to create free content like my blog, podcast and YouTube videos that aim to promote financial literacy. I want to earn more so I can live a life that is full and financially secure. I want to earn more so I can take care of me and my family, but also others who need my help too.
And that’s exactly how Michelle lives her life as a new entrepreneur. She wants to earn more so she can live her best life, but also so she can afford to help others live their best lives too. Throughout this season, I interviewed a lot of guests on how to earn more, but I think this final episode is a great way to cap things off by focusing on the why.
Make sure to check out Michelle’s website and feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/135