038 - Self-Awareness Is The First Step To Mastering Your Money


If you want to be a master of your money, then the first thing to do is to be more self-aware.

Self-awareness, which is being conscious of your thoughts and feelings, sounds simple, yet, many of us go through life not being very self-aware, especially during times of stress and anxiety.
Something happens that frightens us or hurts us, and we immediately act according to how we feel. When we don't create a space in the nanosecond of these stressful events happening and instead unconsciously and automatically act based on how we feel about that situation, then it often leads to disempowering, unproductive results.
This is the same with our money when we get stressed out financially. Yet, conventional financial advice tells us to use our rational minds, and not 'get emotional' when it comes to money. I've often found that advice to be hard to implement in real life, because let's face it, money is a completely emotional issue!

In this episode, I share what practical actions you can take to start getting self-aware about your money. This is the crucial first step you must take to experience financial calm, confidence and certainty in your life!

In my new course, Stop Money Stress, I teach you how to be more self-aware as it relates to your money so that you can take practical actions that combine both your emotions and your rational mind to create concrete steps to help you reach your financial goals, while remaining calm, confident and certain, rather than get completely stressed out!

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Sharon: (00:00)
Hi there and welcome to another episode of the financially free woman podcast. You might be wondering if you're listening to this episode, that it sounds awfully raw and bare. There wasn't an intro with the music, with the little jingle and at the end, there is probably, you're not going to hear that the jingle and the reason is I'm kind of re cording this at the last minute. So, you know, when I started the podcast, I said to myself that I will have an episode every Sunday morning without fail, and I'm going to stick with it. And, you know, as we all know in life, things happen. So what happened was that my home, the roof of my home, well actually there were a few issues. Eventually the bottom line was that there was a very heavy kind of downpour. And, um, our house started flooding.

Sharon: (00:59)
It was literally raining inside our house, um, and that we live in a three-story house. And the third story started flooding water started pouring in from the third floor to the second floor, to the first floor. It completely ruined one of our bedrooms, the room that I sleep in and, um, wreck the flaws of the third floor. Obviously that's where the flooding started, which was caused by, I think, some sort of a blockage somewhere in the pipe. And then it caused the second floor to also flood and we've got parquet floors. So those had to be redone. So long story short, what it means is that I'm now actually staying in a temporary place, not my usual place where I record. And obviously the last few weeks have been very hectic going back and forth, dealing with contractors. And on top of that, you know, um, the schools has just reopened with the kids and all their school stuff being also, um, passionately affected wrecked as well.

Sharon: (02:05)
So having to sort all that out well, yeah. Trying to work a full-time job and do some training there as well. So developing some training programs and, uh, lots of corporate and global deadlines. So it really has been such a hectic, um, three weeks. And on top of that, you know, some of you might be aware I'm launching my pilot program called stop money, stress, how appropriate is what a stressful time and yet, uh, you know, I'm still determined to get this episode out to you, even if it's naked and bare and raw, but I have something that I wanted to share with you this week still. So, um, here I am still doing the podcast. So, you know, that's why, and if you haven't been following it long, and this is the first time you're listening to my podcast, um, this is by no means the typical, um, uh, kind of podcast I'm recording.

Sharon: (03:04)
So do listen to the other episodes to get a sense, um, of what I mean when I say this one probably sounds a lot raw, much more like a raw version unedited version. And I didn't have time to get this episode out to my editing team to have it nicely polished, but nevertheless, here I am. And this week's episode, I really wanted to talk about this topic called self-awareness. It seems obvious maybe obvious to some, maybe not to others. It definitely, wasn't very obvious to me up until probably five years ago when I was dealing with my own issues with stress and anxiety. So, you know, often things will happen that would stress me out and, you know, without thinking or without realizing it, I go into this stressed out mode, right. And just mode, um, physically feeling like my heart is pounding a lot faster, feeling like a sense of overwhelm, um, because of so many things that are happening, kind of like what's been happening over the last three weeks, um, and so much, so much happening.

Sharon: (04:14)
And you just feel like you're out of time and, uh, not getting things done. And then you just feel even more overwhelmed, overwhelming stress because you, you have a sense, like you're not getting things done and things are going out of control. So self-awareness really, if you are interested in learning how to manage any kind of anxiety, money, anxiety, you know, um, stress over or worrying over money or anything, I, you know, self-awareness is something that I would recommend that you practice, um, doing on a regular basis to be more self-aware. So what do I mean with self-awareness? What, what exactly is self-awareness self-awareness is just simply being conscious about your thoughts what's running through your mind and your feelings. So most of us, if we're on what we call, you know, autopilot mode, reactive mode, something happens and you just feel a certain way and you react based on that feeling without really finding the space to pause and catch yourself, what kind of feelings you're feeling, what kind of thoughts you're having that are triggered by whatever external situation, uh, you may be facing when we don't pause or take time to notice those thoughts, any emotions, it can often lead us to just react without really thinking about it.

Sharon: (05:47)
So this is something that is, you know, we're humans after all, it's very natural. We receive stimuli from all of our five senses, right? So what we see, what we're observing, what we're hearing, you know, in the news, what we're seeing on social media, um, even through our experiential, um, feelings like touch, you know, tastes all our five senses. Um, and we're receiving messages from the world around us all the time. And those messages that we receive is going to make us feel a certain way. So if we're not conscious about the kind of messages we're receiving and how that's making us feel, then we're not being very self-aware. So why is this important? Well, like I said, if we're not self aware, we end up just in automatic autopilot, reactive mode, and when stressful events happen, often those automatic reactions, they aren't very conscious deliberate, and therefore not very empowering.

Sharon: (07:04)
In fact, naturally we end up with more negative feelings, negative thoughts, and it just spirals, um, you know, deeper and deeper into more and more stressful thoughts. And then, um, that's really on a spectrum, how some people and really getting into a depressive or highly panicked and anxious state. So self-awareness is so important because it helps us to consciously make a choice and make a decision about how we want to respond to whatever you know, that's happening in our world, that we're receiving through whatever external stimuli we're receiving from. And when we're self-conscious, then we can make the decision whether we want to choose to let anxiety take over, or we want to choose and decide to take charge of that anxiety. So, you know, talking about money, how does self awareness fit into helping us feel more financially confident and calm? Well, the cause of a lot of your stress and worry about money is often down to I'm.

Sharon: (08:34)
You can probably just really trace it back to some sort of fear, some sort of anxiety, because for whatever reason you believe that some unwanted future scenario is actually going to come to pass, whatever that may be for. I mean, you know, not having enough to pay your bills, not having enough or your retirement, not having enough money for your healthcare needs or sending your kids to college or paying off your debt and paying off your mortgage, whatever. Right? So you, something in the future, a scenario in the future that you somehow, how believe is a real possibility that's going to come to pass, or it may be that your current reality, it's not a situation and an ideal situation that you want to be in. In other words, you don't read, we want to be in the current situation that you're in, in your current reality right now, and this something else that you won.

Sharon: (09:46)
In other words, you are resisted your current situation. You're resisting your current reality. You don't want this current situation that you're finding yourself in. Maybe you have a huge debt and you wish it would just go away. If only, you know, if only you didn't have that debt, if only that debt was paid off, if only you hadn't made that financial decision, um, that you now view as a mistake. And so you'll resist your current scenario with an oven version or an ideal version that you wish you had instead. And so I love these, whether you're worried about some future scenario and unwanted future scenario coming to pass, and you believe it's going to happen, or if you're already in a situation that you don't want to be in, both of these can definitely cause a certain level of anxiety and fear and worry. So how does self-awareness fit in?

Sharon: (10:44)
Well self-awareness is really the first that to take before you can do anything differently. And as a result, change the outcomes of your current reality, because, because self-awareness, once you're self aware, then you can come to some level of acceptance of the current situation, whether you're in a current situation that you don't like, or you are actually worried about some future scenario, if you're worried about some future scenario, self-awareness helps you realize that, oh, that's actually a thought about the future. And right now, what do I have right now? Now, where, where am I right now? Am I in that future scenario? How likely is that really going to happen? When you're self aware, you are actually very conscious about the thoughts that those thoughts are actually a project is actually projected into the future. And if you really looked at your presence, scenario is actually yeah, not what you are imagining it to be.

Sharon: (11:55)
So self-awareness is the first step. And then you come to some level of acceptance, whether it is an unlikely future scenario, or it is really a current scenario you don't like, and you don't want a current reality. You don't want to be in. And it is only from that place that you can now consciously decide what sort of different action you're going to take. And it is intaking actions that we get results, of course, taking the wrong action, like indulging in your anxiety and fears and, um, entertaining it and feeding it. That kind of action is going to get you more fear, more anxiety, more worry, or you can then decide to take a different course of action. Like maybe look at how likely that future scenario that then imaginable future scenario is. And how likely is it going to happen? What can you do about it?

Sharon: (13:03)
Um, even it's not even likely, do you even want to be entertaining that thought? And if you're in a current situation, you don't want to be in, well, what can you do to change things? What's the next step you can do? Is there someone you can talk to? Is there something you can learn? Is there something, a small little thing that you can take, even if it's just this simple step of being self-aware realizing that you are resisting your current such situation because when you don't have a level of acceptance, then when you're in resistance, since you are going to be, um, either in denial, in anger, in blame resistance, um, resentment frustration of you're any one of these, you, you're going to be so busy doing all of that, that you're not going to be able. So to see the way forward, you're not going to be able to see a more productive way of taking a different cause of action to then get different results.

Sharon: (14:16)
And without self-awareness you just remain stuck in these kind of disempowering emotions. And that's why you start, you continue to get more of that, right? Because whatever you're going to be focusing on, obviously if that's going to be a dominant thought, obviously you're going to have more of that. So self awareness of your emotions really allows you to get out of these disempowering emotions. And we all know, ultimately it is our emotions, our feelings that drive us to take a set of actions. Just, just think about it right when you're really angry and you're really annoyed and you're feeling that way. You're going to act a certain way. That's very different from, if you are very calm, you're at peace, you know, you're happy or you're fulfilled, and you're confident you're going to take a very different set of actions. And I noticed this about myself sometimes when I'm really, um, if I catch myself anxious, I tend to be less patient.

Sharon: (15:31)
I tend to be more irritable. I tend to snap at my kids. Um, more my husband, more, I tend to be, I tend to drive a certain way on the road when I'm in that mood, versus when I'm in a mood or pure, when I'm relaxed, when I'm calm, when I know everything's going to be okay, I'm more patient. And I speak in a different tone and I give people more room. I have more flexibility. And I give way to people when I'm on the road versus, you know, um, chasing them down or, or kind of cursing when I'm, when I'm driving. So it is our emotions that lead us to act. And so we have to be self aware of our unconscious of our emotions. If we're going to take productive, empowering actions that get us the results that we want, rather than this empowering emotions and therefore, um, not very productive actions and therefore not the results that we want.

Sharon: (16:45)
So when it comes to money, money is also a very emotional topic that it's just not enough for us to just purely rely on rational thoughts. Sometimes when I, you know, read about or hear about how, oh, when it comes to your money, you've got to just put aside emotions and just be very rational about it. Yes. I think we all can get, get that intellectually, but how many of you, when it comes to money can honestly say that you do that, that you can disassociate from your emotions and be completely rational about it. Maybe some people can, and that's really great if you can, but a lot of people actually find that hard to do. And that is the reason why, while the soul much information, content, financial literacy programs out there that pretty much, um, share the same message. Like, you know, just make sure you live within your means.

Sharon: (18:00)
Don't spend more than you earn. Don't get into debt, make sure you've got, you know, sufficient emergency savings, uh, make sure you invest in and don't touch the money that you've put away for events, spurns investments. Um, and you live within your budget. Um, so these are kind of the common things you will hear about financial advice. So how come it seems so many people on doing it? Well, that's because for many people, myself included money is an emotional topic. So, so to keep hearing someone tell me that, just put your emotions aside and just purely use your rational mind when you're dealing with your money. Well, personally, it just didn't work for me. And that's how, despite being highly educated, lots of certifications, lots of degrees, very successful in my career. I can still end up in a six-figure business debt. How is that possible?

Sharon: (19:07)
And that's the question, you know, that led me on this journey. That's led me here to talk to you today. I really wanted to understand, well, first of all, I really just wanted to pay off the debt right. In a very practical level. And then that led me to dig a little bit more. How come I consider myself someone who's pretty responsible? How can someone who's quite responsible do this, ended up in the situation? And then the realized I wasn't the only one. And so that has really led me down this whole path of learning that when it comes to all finances, our emotions are in charge. Our subconscious mind are in charge or these automatic autopilot, um, thoughts and belief systems are in charge. And until you're aware of what these, um, automatic unconscious thoughts and beliefs are, it's really quite hard for you to master your money, right, to muscle your relationship with money.

Sharon: (20:16)
And so coming back around to self-awareness and it really is about, about being self-aware of your emotions and your thoughts around money as well, that you have to do that first, if you really want to master your money, you know, that you don't let money run your life, that you're in charge, that, you know, you know exactly how, um, money creates, what sort of emotions in you, what's kind of driving some of those actions and behaviors around money that you have and being self aware on your money. The first practical steps, you know, I love practical as much as I like all this mindset stuff. Um, I like to combine it with practical steps because you know, this journey took me about five or six years to get, to, to really be clear and to uncover all of my money stories and all the, um, you know, childhood experiences and growing up that kind of really shaped a lot of my beliefs around money.

Sharon: (21:27)
And that, that was a journey is going to be a journey for you as well. But most people start from a very practical level, right? So, um, I know you're trying to pay off debt. You're trying to save up for a house. You want to pay off your mortgage. You know, you want to earn more, whatever it is for you, uh, when it comes to your money is often it offers starts off right, as a very practical need. So I like to keep things practical. So if you don't know what kind of money stories you have and you want to start well, then I would recommend tracking very practical thing to do tracking as a first step to become more self aware around your emotions and thoughts about money, because of course tracking is not anything new. We hear a lot about it. I mean, budgeting, the principles of budgeting is all about tracking as well.

Sharon: (22:19)
Right. Um, I personally, don't, I'm not a big fan of budgeting. I prefer using spending plans instead, but, um, tracking is definitely a first step for you to take at a very practical level to see all the money that you're spending and all the money that you're making on a regular basis, weekly, monthly, quarterly, I mean, of course, um, daily, even some people will be doing this daily. Um, if you want to, of course, you can do it on a weekly basis, accumulate everything, and then, you know, enter it into either pen and paper or some sort of an app that lots of apps out there, uh, or a spreadsheet and track exactly what's happening. And that gives you the real data about what you're doing with money. So that's really the first step, but that's not the only step. And that's where it's not enough to just use your rational mind and just look at those numbers, uh, too superficial.

Sharon: (23:24)
If you ask me to really become a master of your money, if you really want to be a master of your money and be in control of your money and, um, really experienced confidence, calm, certainly around your money, then you need to go a little bit deeper than that. So the second thing that I love tracking is that tracking also reviews your money, habits, and behaviors. So this is set a slightly deeper level beyond just daily. You know, how much you spend on your groceries, on your transportation. Um, those are superficial. That's definitely a place to start, but after you've got a little bit of data, you want to look at patterns you want to look out for certain patterns. Do you tend to spend more right after you get your pay, or do you tend to spend on certain things at certain times of the month?

Sharon: (24:23)
Uh, is, is there something that, um, is there a significant event that happens right before and that kind of affects your money behaviors? So these are the kinds of patterns that you're looking out for when you track after a period of time, uh, you want to see if there are any clues that meet you too, to have a better understanding of what your habits are around your spending. And you're not just spending right. Also making sure money, um, and then the other thing and an evil, deeper level. So this is like a little bit more advanced, right? Is that you also want to pay attention and be conscious of your feelings and yeah. Um, your emotions and then your beliefs and the kind of stories you're telling yourself around the money that you're spending and making. So this is a little bit harder. It probably takes a bit more time and definitely takes a bit more, uh, self reflection.

Sharon: (25:30)
You know, these are the hidden deep, unconscious stories and things that are happening when it comes to your money. And once you start doing this, uh, the funny thing is, as you start interacting with people and hear them the way they talk about money, you start to see other people's beliefs and stories about money. When you start realizing your own money, beliefs and your own money stories, and you start interacting with people, it's really interesting how men, how many of us, um, our actions and our behaviors and our way of being, and our identity is so much driven by money. Money is really pervasive, uh, and it really affects us at so many levels, but that's where it gets to be really interesting. And because at that level, that's where you really have clarity off the kind of person you are up until this point and more excited.

Sharon: (26:29)
And the more exciting thing is the kind of person that you want to be going forward, because that's completely in your hands, completely in your control, yours to, you know, how you want to be around money. Um, what kind of vision of a kind of a life that you you have for yourself, all of that is really within your control. And that to me is real freedom. I mean, of course at the practical level, having money gives you a lot of options. Um, but to me ultimately is this awareness of yourself, your money stories, your beliefs, your identity, and then who you want to be, no matter what your financial situation is, you can still choose to be okay. So tracking, um, I, I actually honestly used to hate it because I used to approach it from, I thought it was only budgeting and it wasn't until I met Karen McCall, which you might have heard an earlier episode, she's a money coach.

Sharon: (27:39)
Someone I really look up to who introduced me to this concept of spending plans and introduced me to this concept around the emotions behind I was spending and how, when we track, we're not just tracking the dollars and cents, but we're tracking our emotions. We're tracking our habits too. Um, so as much as I hate doing the kind of updates right on the, um, tool that my preferred tool, which I actually the tool I love, but it's just, of course, there's still some actions you need to take in order to populate the data. But I love the fact that I can have such clarity because that clarity is what brings me a sense of calm, a sense of abundance, a sense of confidence and certainty, knowing that everything is going to be fine and having a system in place to pay off my debt and also having safety nets in place in the event, I lose my job, or if I can't pay off the debt, I know exactly what are my options. And that kind of clarity is what's going to slowly over time, bring you that kind of, um, calm and confidence and certainty. It's a certainty that brings you.

Sharon: (29:01)
So if you've, you've like been hesitating about tracking, um, try it and try to approach it from the place of not so much a limited budget, but really in terms of, um, self understanding, uh, self awareness, knowing yourself a little bit more deeply uncovering your relationship with money. And, um, if you are interested in getting more personalized or CLO or help from me, like working more closely with me to help you with that, then I would like to speak a little bit more about my pilot program, which I talked about in a little bit at the beginning that I am, um, launching for the month of July. So in the month of July, you know, I'm going to be sharing about my stop money stress program. If you haven't come for the free training yet, I would encourage you to join the free training that's happening every Friday.

Sharon: (30:06)
And you can register for that at 2.0 dot M E forward slash money. And that one just, you know, just come for the free training where I'll share a little bit more about what's covered in the stock money, uh, stress program. But for right now, you know, this is a program that I'm launching to a very small group of founding members, um, which I will then start the program in August. So what does this program cover? It's basically three workshops in workshop. One. We talk about how to get clear about your money right now. So what's your current financial situation where we look at, where are some of your potential places where you're leaking money, you're losing money and without really being conscious of it. And we also look at the money inflows, where are you? Where's your money coming in from? And there could be places that you may not even be conscious of and realize that you actually have more money coming in than just your salary.

Sharon: (31:09)
If you're in a job. And in workshop two, we talk about knowing what you need for your dream life. So this is where we go into a little bit more of an imagination mode, where you take a look at what your dream life is going to look like and how much money you're going to need to convert that dream life into reality. Because like I always say, it's no point for you to be thinking about all these things, having all these, um, awareness about your thoughts. If you don't do anything about it, it's just going to continue to be a dream. What we want to do is combine that with practical actions and then in workshop three, we're going to be creating your simple and mighty action plan. So I'm big on being simple. I like things that are simple, simple does not mean that it is easy to do necessarily, but simple keeps you focused and clear on the essential things.

Sharon: (32:03)
Simple is also what keeps you consistent. When things get too complicated, you lose focus, you get overwhelmed, or you just give up and it is really consistent action that gets you results. It is a consistency over time that you get better and better and better at what you do, managing your money, mastering your money. And it is also consistency over time, taking action over time that slowly it snowballs, and then you start seeing results. So we talk about that in workshop three, and that's all about breaking down that big ambitious money goal and dream into bite sized portions so that you can start forming new money habits that get you to your goals. Remember, habits are just things that you do over and over again until it almost becomes second nature such as tracking your money. So along with those three workshops, you also get three extra bonuses.

Sharon: (33:02)
So in extra bonus one, you are going to learn a bit more about tracking money with ease. So I've just talked about, you know, how I'm such a big fan of tracking and it doesn't need to be tedious. I used to use, um, horrendous Excel spreadsheets so much time took me hours and hours just to update, you know, my expenses. But, um, I share a little bit more about something that I use right now that makes it so easy. And there's really nothing like that out there in the market, because on the market, you, what you would typically get is like a budgeting tool, or maybe it tracks your expenses for the month. And that's all, that's all historical data. So that is also the reason why I don't like budgets. Instead, we look at spending plans, spending plans are forward looking. They help you plan for the future.

Sharon: (33:55)
They come from a place of abundance. It's all about what you want to do, not what you cannot do. Like a budget typically will tell you, you cannot have that. You cannot do this because you need to stick to a budget. So that does not feel good to me. And that's not what I recommend. And so in extra bonus one, you get to learn how to track your money with ease and an extra bonus two. You also get a visualization audio. This is really to help you with that dream life to really activate your imagination a little bit more and have a clear picture of what the ideal life for you looks like. So that we can start taking steps to convert that into reality. And then an extra bonus three, this is all about the science of goal achievement. So there is a science behind how we can focus our thoughts to help us to get to the goal that we want.

Sharon: (34:51)
So want to really leverage on this gift that we all have that is sitting in our brains is really physically there. And we want to learn the science behind it so that we can make use of these gifts that we have to help us get to the goal that we set for ourselves. Then as if that wasn't enough. So six things on their radio talked about, um, I'm also going to be putting in three bonus shortcuts. So bonus shortcuts one. So these bonus shortcuts are to help you save more time and energy, right? So bonus shortcut. Number one is all about making time for your finances, because of course, if you're going to start paying attention to your money, you're going to need to invest a little bit of time in it, even if it's just a upload download thing that you need to do to, um, track your expenses and update the items into your tracking tool.

Sharon: (35:45)
That's gonna still take time. So we talk about how to make time for your finances in a way that is easy to do does not cause you more stress because does not make you spend too much time to do that. And in bonus shortcut number two, when we talk about, um, additional tips to overcome money stress, so all about worrying about money, stressing out about money and being anxious about it. So this is where we have a few more tips about how you can better manage that. And in bonus shortcut, number three, we, uh, talk about strategies to simplify your money all around the whole principle of keeping to your simple and mighty action plan. So that's a really nine things you're going to be getting when you sign up for the stop money, um, stress program that I'm just, um, introducing for the month of July.

Sharon: (36:38)
Uh, and that's all, you know, you get it all for 27 us dollars. So that's really, uh, an introductory price. Once we start the course in August, that price is going to go up and it will continue to increase as I add on more staff to it and more upgrade to it and, you know, update the version. So as a founding member, you of course get in at this introductory price and there's no additional cost to you when I do the subsequent updates. Um, and also during this time, you also get to add on four 17 us dollars, a 30 day affirmation guide to calm your financial nurse. So these are daily affirmations for 30 days that you can use as part of your daily ritual to build up healthy financial habits, healthy financial thoughts, and behaviors, and learn how to speak more powerfully to yourself so that you can change your money stories and get the results you're looking for.

Sharon: (37:41)
So really all in all, we're looking at 44, us dollars for the stock money stress program and the 30 day affirmations to calm your financial nurse. And when the cost starts, you also get access to a private Facebook group with like-minded members. So this is where I will hope to engage with you there and, um, provide more feedback and coaching there. And so this is, uh, really something that I'm really excited about. The reason is this is, uh, something that will be released from August and we're going to create it together. It is a pre offer right now. So every week in August, you get a workshop that, um, will be released. And along with that, the bonuses and you get to also share your feedback with me, tell me what you would like to see more of, less off how we can make the program, um, useful for you and for our future members.

Sharon: (38:41)
So this is really a very special, um, time and a special offer that I am coming on here, despite all the things that's happening with my house, I really wanted to make sure you get a chance to, um, you know, learn more about this, find out more about it if you want. Um, and then the site, if you, if it's something that's going to help you to overcome your own money, stress your own financial anxieties. I talk about the three step framework in the program that really helped me to also overcome my anxieties. And, uh, I'm really excited about it because precisely because it is in this pilot phase where we get to create it together, we get to share our experiences together and create a program. That's going to be really powerful and impactful for you. And also for future members who want to experience more financial, calm, and confidence and certainty in their life.

Sharon: (39:43)
So if you want to find out more about it, or if you want to sign up for it, then just go to this website, this URL, it's 2.0 dot M E forward slash stop money stress. Um, it's going to be on the show notes as well. So it's just 2.0 all spelled out T O w P or I N T E R O dot M E forward slash stop money stress. And I'm really looking forward to seeing you in the program in August when we start. So thank you so much for listening to today's episode. I hope that you know the topic about self-awareness and using tracking to help you be more self aware, helps you at least take the first few steps to start to experience more calm and confidence and certainty in your financial life. So I will talk to you again and, um, take care now. Bye bye.


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The Financially Free Woman Podcast was launched in November 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic to share the stories of everyday people making a living doing what they love. While training her students in leadership and mental resilience, Sharon noticed the rising level of financial stress and anxiety experienced by many of her students. It dawn on Sharon that this was an opportunity for her to share how she overcame her own financial anxieties triggered by her personal experience with a 6-figure business debt and being let go from her job as the family's primary breadwinner. She began sharing everything she learned about mastering not just the practical side of money but also her mindset around money. Through this work, Sharon began meeting and building a community of women creating and living their dream lives. The Financially Free Woman Podcast is a collection of stories, practical tips and strategies to help you discover your passions, and use them to make a lucrative living. Imagine a life where you spend your time doing what you love and getting paid well for it! That's exactly what these women featured on the podcast are doing and they tell you how! Get inspired and start creating your own your dream life!


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