W+M 023: An Interview with Courtney Sanders
Courtney Sanders is a women’s empowerment coach over at ThinkandGrowChick.com. As a leading success coach and mentor to millennial women, she believes that no matter what you’ve been through or where you’re going you can make the most of your life and you can start right now. She is a ninja at goal setting and time management, and she guides women down the path to map out their goals within their career, their finances, their personal life and more. In this interview, Courtney tells us the story about her triumphs and failures in the journey to entrepreneurship, with many financial struggles along the way. She walks us through how to set goals for financial success and offers tips for time management, road maps for goal setting in bite sized chunks and shares an interesting perspective on why we fail to achieve our goals.
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What we talk about:
Courtney's first failed attempts at entrepreneurship with 3 maxed out credit cards by the age of 21.
How Think and Grow Chick was born.
Courtney's "expansive" relationship with money.
Biggest mistake: not having money set aside to invest in her dreams
Pomodoro Technique for time management.
Courtney answers the Quick and Dirty Q&A
She saves 10% of everything she receives (even a $25 check from her grandma)
"Money is a great servant but a bad master" - Henry Bacon
"Think positively, think creatively, and realize that you have more control over your money than you think."
Takeaway: Goal setting for personal and financial goals
- Get clear on what it is you specifically want and what you want for yourself
- Break down your bigger goals into smaller chunks that you can achieve
- "What gets measured gets managed." - Peter Drucker
- Goals and measuring your finances are vital because we over and underestimate things naturally as human beings.
- If we don't focus on our financial goals, our finances will decline.
- Courtney walks us through achieving a specific financial goal
- Get all the bills together and see which one you can attack easily.
- Call your credit card/loan company and negotiate a lower rate or request to freeze interest.
- Make strategic decisions about what you're spending money on and where you can save.
- Find a side-hustle to make more.
- Get your personal mastery down. Be a beast at home so you can be a beast at work.