Do you have a good relationship with money? Does your partner? Do you feel comfortable talking about money with your partner?
A lot of people don't - and I think that's a really big mistake. There's a lot of shame and fear around money but there doesn't have to be. I believe that in order to have a healthy, long-lasting relationship, you need to be able to have hard conversations with your partner, especially about money!
So for this episode, I brought my husband, Will Reusch, onto an IG live so we could talk all about our individual experiences with money growing up, how will handle disagreements about finances now, what it's like dating/marrying an entrepreneur, judgment from family and friends, and so much more.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [07:08] Let's get right into it: how important is it for couples to talk about money?
Do you ever look back at a moment in your life that was really hard, a moment where you just wanted the ground to open and swallow you up because it was so deeply humiliating -- and realize that moment was pivotal to who you are now?
It's so crazy to me how moments like that can really build us. Like, they can break us for a moment, but we rise up better than we were before.
Just before I found PMU, I hit rock bottom. I had just gotten fired, I had just gotten a divorce, I had no college education and no real sense of self. I was, you know, a broke bitch. I think a lot of the time it's easy for you to look at me where I am now and think I've always had all of this. But that couldn't be further from the truth!
So in this episode, we're going to explore my past a bit and remember where it all began. Because trust me if I can do this you can too.
I am a Christian, okay? I love Jesus. For a lot of Christians, it can be hard, like, can I be rich and Christian? Is it sinful to make a lot of money, is it sinful to want to make a lot of money?
It's a tricky subject. But I brought the best person on the podcast to help me dive into it. For this episode, I brought in Lauren Schwab, creator of the Business Baptism and Unplugged Mornings. I feel so connected to this girl. I feel so connected to her and I feel like she helps me feel so much more connected to God. We all feel connected to Him in different ways, right? I feel like her and I just really align spiritually and mentally.
If you're a Jesus lover and you're an entrepreneur and sometimes you're just filled with doubts like "am I doing the right thing?" "is this in line with my faith?" we're here to help you dissect those thoughts and hopefully guide you to the right path.
So no more waiting!...
But sometimes we're still embarrassed about the fact that we made a mistake. Sometimes we're so ashamed that we hide the fact that we messed up from everyone because we're afraid of being judged.
Here's the thing, you can't be a successful entrepreneur without making mistakes. I know that doesn't sound right. How can you be successful if you're making mistakes, right? Well, it means you're taking risks. It means you're trying new things, that you're pushing the envelope. You're testing the waters to see what's possible for your business.
That's how successful entrepreneurs are built. So for this episode, I'm going to share a mistake I made fairly early on in my business. And it was costly, okay? It was not a cheap mistake. But I overcame it. And I'm sharing it so that maybe it will keep you from making this mistake too.
Because that is the really great thing about having a successful business and teaching others about...
I'm your host, Sheila Bella, and this is the first episode of Pretty Rich Podcast. My dream job didn't exist when I needed it, so I created it and became my own boss. I went from living at home, bartending in a school girl dress, broken-hearted and lonely to making multiple six figures and happily married with two loving boys.
No, I don't come from money, and no it wasn't easy. If I can do it, so can you. I'm here to motivate you and inspire you to create the business and life of your dreams! In this first episode, I want to share my story with you. Are you ready? Let's go.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [07:12] I want to start by talking about my earliest experience with entrepreneurship as a child immigrating to America.
‣‣ [14:02] In high school, even after my parents had worked so hard to make us more financially comfortable, my entrepreneurial immigrant fire wouldn't...