Why I Do What I Do
As I type this I am 35,000 ft above our planet crossing a vast ocean. I am travelling from the place I have called home for 14 years back to the home of my youth. Oh, how lucky I am!
Because I have this captive time to sit quietly and get some work done, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on why I do what I do. That’s not an easy question to answer.
It has something to do with the schooling and training that I’ve had. I’ve learned a heck of a lot over the years about saving and investing money and I get all the jargon. (Well, only most of that language because there IS an awful lot of it.) But that is only part of the story.
I’ve been fortunate to be able to create an incredible life with my husband and children. A life filled with travel and adventure and multicultural experiences. THAT feeds my soul and excites me. And it takes money to be able to do those things in the way that I’ve done them. I’ve been highly motivated to carve this life and to create these stories because I have followed my heart and taken risks to do things differently. I moved from the US to the UK with my husband and children when I’d never even set foot on British soil. It was a leap of faith that has enriched my life in more ways than I could ever begin to count. From the funny moments of not understanding the nuance of a joke in a foreign land, to incredible gastronomic experiences to the understanding of friendship being the same the world over.
So back to the question rolling around in my head…
Why do I do what I do?
I wish the same for every woman that I work with. I wish for her to follow HER dreams and to stretch and grow and to confidently choose how she wishes to spend and save and invest her money. I hope for her life to be incredible! It won’t be the same incredible as my story because we all get to create our own tale about life and about money. (Yes, money and life are so intertwined that I don’t know that they can ever really be separated.)
Over the years I have found that financial education resources are missing. If you can find them, they are often boring and complicated. The financial services industry doesn’t want us to know how the cards are stacked against the consumer. The world of finance is complex and intimidating and that works to the advantage of the bankers and financial advisors. We are left to figure it out on our own which isn’t easy.
Not anymore…I can help! J
I believe part of financial planning is about knowing your numbers and understanding the role that money plays uniquely in your life. I also believe financial planning is about using those numbers and knowledge to plan for a fantastic future that can lead to incredible opportunities and possibilities. And then it’s time to take action.
Women who leave their heads buried in the sand are missing out on what could be. Let’s change that! Financial literacy is sooooo important because its impact is MASSIVE when we have dreams and goals. Financial confidence empowers us to live the life we know is possible, but doubt how to get there.
As a money coach what I do is about demystifying the world of investments and finance, but it is also about changing how women see money so that they can make awesome decisions about their financial future. Financially empowered women can change their lives, the lives of those they love and ultimately, the lives of others through their leadership.
My mission can have an incredible impact and I am so lucky to share my knowledge and to be able to cheer women on as they forge their own incredible lives.
Do you want to join me? Let’s chat and see how I can help you get to your next step on your financial journey because awesome things are ahead!You can book a FREE 20 minute Discovery Call with me HERE.
I hope to speak with you soon!