Do you want to know how to get money and build a secure relationship with your finances? I know I do! That’s why in this episode of Adulting with Shauna, I talk with Kristin Wong, freelance journalist, and Author of Get Money. Kristin shares how you can be empowered to make healthy financial choices which ultimately leads you to live a happy and balanced life. Check out this episode of Adulting with Shauna below.
I think it is safe to say that many women start off their independent life with the expectation of going to work and making money. At some point, we develop a love-hate relationship with what we do and find we have no passion for it at all. What sucks completely about the situation is we feel stuck because this is a source of income, and we feel limited by the value someone else placed on to us. Kristin Wong is no stranger to this feeling and shares right off the bat why it’s important for women to learn how to get money.
Key Points of This Episode Include:
Negotiating your Worth
Kristin says it’s important to always negotiate so that you ask for your value. I know the feeling of not wanting to ask for more money due to being afraid of what others may think about you. Kristin says that this is an important tradeoff to think about. This idea is perfect for those who work a nine to five and entrepreneurs as well.
Deciding The End Goal
In this portion of the episode, we discuss how to know when you’ve made it. Though this depends on the person there is a time when you know you are in control of your money. When you are out of control, you’re staying up late at night worrying about your finances. But, when you are empowered and in control, You have a safety net in your savings. You also potentially have several sources of income. Kristin mentions it being like having enough money in case something goes down and still being able to do as you please with money outside of savings.
What Makes Her System Different?
In Kristin’s book, it’s not just about the principles of making money. This book expresses the importance of having a concrete goal and knowing “why” this goal is important to you. Kristin explains why your “why” is the driver of your dreams. She also talks about mindset and having one of abundance and not scarcity.
Meaningful Side Hustle
What makes Kristin Stand out to me, is that she recognizes that you should have meaning in the way you make money. Many people choose hustles just for the money but it has no meaning to them. Kristin talks about having a meaningful side hustle and experimenting until you find the right one.
All and all the book “Get Money” sounds like it would be a great addition to any boss babe’s library. You learn not only how to get money but also how to have the right mindset about it. It has the perfect blend of technique with “woo woo.” Check out the latest episode of the podcast below.
If you would like to learn more about Kristin, visit her site Thewildwong.com. On her site, she shares great resources on how to improve your finances. You can also find her on the usual social media channels, Instagram, twitter, and facebook. Be sure to grab your copy of Get Money as well. Where do you think you can improve in getting money? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time…