Podcast: Personal Finance for Corporate Dropouts by Not A Bond Girl
Looking to change careers immediately? Thinking of quitting without another job lined up? One way to help make your career transition smoother is to increase your social capital.
What is social capital? Social capital has several interpretations. In this case, we are referring to social relations with expected returns in the workplace.
Social capital relates to increasing your sense of community.
Doing so increases access to information and knowledge, helping to form your identity, and providing status and recognition. Social capital is formed by values and attitudes which influence interactions.
Building your social capital is a great way to grow personally and professionally.
As your social capital increases, so does your human capital (knowledge, experiences, and skillsets). After all, many times the difference between career success and failure can come down to who and what you know.
So how do you build your social capital both on and offline? By developing meaningful connections with those ahead of you.
Having been on both sides of the one being asked and the one asking, it can be beneficial for both parties when the networking is done right.
Not sure how to get started?
Not A Bond Girl has a podcast on iTunes! It’s called Personal Finance for Corporate Dropouts. This is a place where we talk about how to get your finances in order before you resign.
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I tried leaving Corporate America 3 times.
First time was ugly. Second time was messy. The third time was the charm because I got my finances squared away.
I go into all each of my resignation drama on the podcast!
My journey to financial independence started when I couldn't stand another day of Corporate life. I became a certified Reiki Master and yoga teacher in the midst of exploring different career paths.
Maybe you have no idea what you want to do next. Take a year off? Start a business? Right now, you don't know up from down. I get it.
In the midst of office politics and work frustrations, it's hard to figure out the next step.
Listen to these personal finance tips that helped me leave the 9-5 corporate lifestyle once and for all...
Let's get your financial ducks in a row.
We all know it's not easy being an independent woman. Maybe you outgrew your career, want to start a business or just take a year off.
But right now, you don't know up from down. I get it. In the midst of office politics and frustrations, it's hard to figure out the next step.
I was able to quit Corporate for good because I got my finances in order through simple personal finance strategies.
I’m going to be sharing these tips on how I was able to create multiple income streams from investments and side hustles. From money mindset tips to simple investment strategies, I got you covered.
In addition to blogging on NotABondGirl.com, I also enjoy teaching yoga and Reiki. But I wasn’t always a yogi or Reiki Master.
For most of my professional life, I worked in the public and private sector.
Over time, I burned out from office politics and being in a cubicle all day. But I did enjoy traveling the world and meeting a ton of amazing people.
Towards the end of my corporate life, I got my certification at yoga teacher training and later became a Reiki Master too. I needed an outlet for dealing with crazy clients, passive aggressive coworkers and micromanaging bosses.
It got so bad at work that I quit without a Plan B lined up. Multiple times!
Yep, I literally went into work one day and said I’m out. Another time, I tried being a little more strategic but I just couldn’t take another day working for people that I didn’t respect.
That was the start of my journey to financial independence retire early, also known as FIRE. I wanted to reach a point in my finances where work became optional.
It was a wild ride to FIRE. But by my mid-30's, I did it! There were several times when the emergency fund came in handy.
Emergency Fund, aka F-You Money
I hope everyone here has their emergency fund or getting it squared away. If not, we’ll go over tips on how to build up that emergency fund, aka F-You Money.
Throughout this FIRE journey, I realized that the key to financial freedom (and really any goal) is to approach it from a holistic angle.
Holistic approach to personal finance: Physical, mental, emotional + ENERGETIC
See, most times when we focus on reaching a goal, we approach it from a physical, mental and or emotional level. We often forget to incorporate an energetic angle.
For instance, say you want to get in shape. On a physical level, you may work out at the gym every day.
On the mental level, you may read health blogs. On an emotional level, you may address issues leading you to want to overeat at night or stress eat throughout the day.
What about the missing energetic approach to reaching your financial goal?
There are many simple ways to incorporate an energetic approach to help you reach your goal faster.
This includes envisioning how you will feel when you reach your ideal weight. It could also mean acting as if you already achieved your ideal body size. Basically, getting in touch with how you want to feel and living as if.
The key is aligning your vibrations to where you want to go. When you raise your energetic vibrations, you are aligning your frequency to match the frequency of where you want to be.
Same goes with creating holistic wealth.
And let’s just be clear. Wealth mean different things to different people.
For some, wealth means financial abundance. For others, it could mean an overall sense of wellness such as having a lot of good friends, a healthy family, being in optimal health and so forth.
There’s no right or wrong answer.
When it comes to building holistic wealth, it’s all about creating positive energy flow. After all, money is energy. And really, everything is made up of energy!
So to build wealth, we need to create energy flow. Specifically, positive energy flow.
Positive energy flow can be in the form of financial gains, health, meaningful relationships, hidden opportunities, priceless experiences, and so forth.
But increasing your wealth doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a lifelong practice. With small but consistent steps in raising your vibrations, various forms of wealth can flow into your life.
And the good news is we can all create positive energy flow at anytime throughout our busy day.
A holistic approach can make all the difference in clearing stubborn money blocks getting in the way of raising our frequency to create positive energy flow.
After all, by holding positive energy, we attract positive results. So are you ready to create holistic wealth?
Whether you are trying to achieve financial freedom, change careers or improve your overall wellness, this is the place for you.
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