What kind of conversations did you have as a kid about money? With whom did you have these conversations? What have you done, or are you doing, to learn more about money? Knowledge is power and money is important. If a person does not have an understanding of money, how it works, what to do with it, and so forth… I can get why they would feel powerless when it comes to their money and financial wellbeing. I don’t want that someone to be you (or even me for that matter). So, we’re talking about money again this week and this time we’ve been joining us “The Boujie Budgeter,” Mykail James. We’ll touch on a few things like, as you probably guessed, being "bougie" on a budget, understanding taxes, and dating your money.
Mykail James is “The Boujie Budgeter” and founder of BoujieBudgets.com, an online platform dedicated to teaching Gen Z professionals how to finance their best lives. Upon graduating with her MBA focused in accounting, Mykail became a Certified Financial Literacy instructor. She has a fresh new take on managing money and finances. Her teachings use pop-culture references and relatable language to help her audience understand confusing money concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing. The goal is to make positive money moves while still controlling your finances because you can only live your best life when it is properly financed!
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Broke people don’t talk about money. I realize this is because they believe they don’t have money to talk about, but I’m finding that this is why people stay broke. It can feel hurtful, maybe even shameful, to not have something that you desire... especially when it comes to money. I had a few limiting beliefs myself:
The lack of financial peace and wellbeing can be pretty stressful, too. Yet, as with anything else, unless you’re willing to address the situation then you’ll stay in the same place. So, let’s chat about shifting your money mindset and moving from a place of scarcity to enough (and more).
Please be sure to claim your 34 days of You Need A Budget (YNAB)! I promise that it'll change your life. When I started using it, I stopped stressing about money. No kidding!
Have you ever considered that your purpose and mental health are connected? Like… Has it ever crossed your mind that by not doing what's necessary to take care of your mental health may be what's keeping you from living out your purpose? I found myself thinking about this quite a bit after having this conversation with Tanya. I've always known that our purpose is what keeps us motivated in so many ways. Yet, it never dawned on me until looking at purpose from another lens, that if I don't do what's necessary to take care of my mental health that I can't serve the people who I was put on this Earth to serve.
As someone who has experienced significant loss (a sister, sister in law, and grandmother within two years’ time), Tanya understands the importance of getting the support you need to continue to be well mentally and spiritually. Thus, she charges us to do what we have to do take care of ourselves and put our pride aside to get the help that we may need.
Tanya J. Miller of Tanya J. Miller, LLC, and Talking with Tanya, is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist with a passion for helping people and organizations figure out how to do life and leadership unapologetically on purpose.
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Last month, I did 21 days of gratitude with Mr. Dr. Hudson (it was SO moving and much needed). One of the things that I found myself sharing was being grateful for reading. When I get a good book, I don't want to put it down. It's with the turn of each page that something "comes to me," and I get so excited to see what's next. I really enjoy reflecting of what I’m learning while reading as well. I'm always enthused when I can jump on a call with a friend who has read the book--we indulge in processing and digesting what we took from it.
Recently, I had an "ah ha!" moment when I realized how much reading has helped me with mental wellbeing by shifting my perspective on various topics. As we’re celebrating mental health this month, I thought it would be cool to share with you how turning pages has been transformational for me.
So, here’s to you turning pages (literally) in your life, too.
Don't forget to check out the books I mentioned if you're interested:
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