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How Creativity Can Make Your Life Better and Why It’s Important

Today’s minisode we’re talking about creativity and how it can make your life better.

Creativity was a topic that came a lot throughout my interview with Eric Lee of Left Field Labs both in the workplace and in life.

I think most people either label themselves as “creative” or “not creative” but in reality, everyone is creative in their own individual way.

Creativity is one of the most important characteristics of being human. A creative mind can enrich your life, making life so much more interesting instead of going aimlessly throughout your days. Being creative doesn’t mean that you have to be an artist, maker, or creator of some sort…there are ways to be creative throughout your daily life and that’s what we’re going to cover in today’s minisode!

I share a personal example of how I’m trying to creatively approach a new way of thinking about how I spend my time and I’d love to hear your thoughts on creativity. Be sure to head on over to the Facebook group and join the conversation!

How Creativity Can Make Your Life Better and Why It's Important: Would you describe yourself as a creative person? Most people label themselves as either "creative" or "not creative" but I think everyone is creative in their own individual way. Tune into this podcast episode to find out how creativity can make your life better and why it's important. #creativity #ideas #thinking #space

How Creativity Can Make Your Life Better and Why It’s Important

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How Creativity Can Make Your Life Better and Why It's Important: Would you describe yourself as a creative person? Most people label themselves as either "creative" or "not creative" but I think everyone is creative in their own individual way. Tune into this podcast episode to find out how creativity can make your life better and why it's important. #creativity #ideas #thinking #space

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Day in the Life of Eric Lee, CTO of Left Field Labs

On today’s show, I have Eric Lee who is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Left Field Labs which is located in Venice, CA.

Left Field Labs is dedicated to crafting experiences that connect people with meaning and I was introduced to Eric at a Christmas party through a friend.

During the episode, Eric and I chat about how he and his partner started Left Field Labs and how they got the opportunity to work with brands such as Google, Tone It Up, and Android to name a few, the value of creativity in the workplace and how important it is to a company’s mission, and so much more!

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Eric Lee | Chief Technology Officer of Left Field Labs: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Chief Technology Officer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Eric Lee, CTO of Left Field Labs to find out!

Eric Lee | CTO of Left Field Labs

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

    • How he and his partner started their business Left Field Labs.
    • What it’s like to work with huge brands such as Google, Tone it Up, and Android to name a few.
    • How he and his team breaks up, delegates and prioritizes the tasks needed for such huge projects they work on.
    • One thing he struggles with the most in his career.
    • A piece of advice he’d offer to someone who wants to become a computer programmer/developer.
    • Tips on interviewing and how to hire great candidates.
    • Misconceptions people have about his career.
  • A product he wishes existed in the world but doesn’t yet.

Eric Lee is a creative technologist who has served over a decade in creative and technical leadership positions. He is Partner and CTO of Left Field Labs, where he leads a team of over 100 designers, developers, and strategists, who’ve launched hundreds of globally recognized digital products and experiences—from VR and websites, to apps and experiential installations for Google, Android, Estée Lauder, Uber, Disney, and Harvard University, among many others. Eric heads the experimental and research division of Left Field Labs, leading research and prototyping efforts for machine learning, mixed reality, and product development.

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How To Be Better At Building Authentic Relationships

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Today’s minisode we’re talking about building authentic relationships.

One thing that came up during this week’s interview with Elizabeth Laime was the importance of building relationships with people.

Of course, building relationships with people when you’re trying to break into the entertainment industry can be super valuable but EVERYONE can get value out of authentic relationship building.

As someone that specializes in offering public relations services, relationship building is so important and one thing I really pride myself on. I LOVE teaching people how to be better at building relationships and I also love learning about it too.

(P.S. If you want to learn how to cultivate authentic relationships with journalists, check out this free class I did with Day in the Life guest and freelance writer Alli Hoff Kosik.

So, during this week’s minisode, I share two tips on how you can be better at building authentic relationships.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

How To Be Better At Building Authentic Relationships: Do you struggle with building authentic relationships with other people? Relationship building is SO important but being good at it can be hard. In this podcast episode, you'll learn two tips on how you can be better at building authentic relationships with people that last a lifetime. #relationships #advice #tips #ideas #communication

MINI-SODE | How To Be Better At Building Authentic Relationships

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How To Be Better At Building Authentic Relationships: Do you struggle with building authentic relationships with other people? Relationship building is SO important but being good at it can be hard. In this podcast episode, you'll learn two tips on how you can be better at building authentic relationships with people that last a lifetime. #relationships #advice #tips #ideas #communication

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Day in the Life of Elizabeth Laime, Comedy Writer & Host of the Totally Laime Podcast

On today’s show, I have comedy writer and Totally Laime podcast host Elizabeth Laime. I have been listening to Elizabeth’s podcasts for YEARS. Her podcast was actually one of the very first I ever found and to get the chance to be on the other side of the screen and interview her was such a pleasure and joy!

Elizabeth and I chat about how she got into the comedy writing industry, how the staffing process works for those who want to write for a television show, the details of the pitching process when you’re pitching a show you’ve written, the importance of building relationships, what people don’t know about comedy writers, favorite condiments, Beyonce back up dancers and so much more.

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Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

Elizabeth Laime | Comedy Writer & Host of the Totally Laime Podcast

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Elizabeth got started as a comedy writer.
  • What Elizabeth struggles with as a comedy writer.
  • If her podcasts have helped her in growing her career in comedy.
  • A misconception people have about her and her career as a comedy writer.
  • What she does when she has writer’s block and isn’t feeling funny or inspired.
  • How the staffing process works for the writing industry.
  • How the pitching process works when you’re pitching a show to television networks.

Elizabeth Laime is an American comedy writer and host of the Totally Laime podcast.

Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

Key takeaways from this episode

Growing up I was always theatrical, and did dance and did musicals. – Elizabeth Laime

I started doing stand up because it was the one thing I could do myself. It was truly the only way I could take control of things. – Elizabeth Laime

Get to know the people in your community who have similar interests. – Elizabeth Laime

First, you need a producer, then you need a studio, then you sell it to a network. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet

The process of pitching is incredibly different than the process of writing a pilot. – Elizabeth Laime

I come up with a show idea usually based on something that either I feel like is missing from television that I'd like to see that I can relate to in my life. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet The best pitches are connected to my life. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet

The friends I have made here who are successful in entertainment are some of the most kind, deep, beautiful inside and people. I feel so lucky to know them. – Elizabeth Laime

I have felt so supported in comedy. – Elizabeth Laime

My biggest struggle is I'm not good at being patient. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet

Part of the gig is that when one job ends, you don’t know what’s coming next. – Elizabeth Laime

I'd love to get to the place in my career where I can truly be trusting that the right next thing is going to come along. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet
Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

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Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

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Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

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Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

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Why You Need To Spend Less Time On Social Media

Hey hey happy minisode Friday! This week’s interview with Nicholas Collins was a fun one and one thing we talked about a lot was social media and the presence it plays in kids lives.

As someone that started their career in social media, I’ve always had a weird relationship with it. Like, part of me loves it and it’s brought me to some of my closest friends. It can definitely be used for inspiration and connection.

But the other part of me really struggles with it because I don’t want to feel constantly tied to my phone and to be honest, I like having part of my life private. I don’t want to share EVERYTHING about my life.

It’s hard for me to completely disconnect because it is very tied to my job, but at times I do have to completely step away.

In today’s minisode, I share reasons why we should ALL spend less time on social media and 3 tips on how you can limit your time.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Why You Need To Spend Less Time On Social Media: Do you feel totally drained from the incessant scrolling on social media that you do every day? I think we all do. During this podcast episode, you'll learn why you need to spend less time on social media and 3 tips on how can start limiting your time on social media. #socialmedia #marketing #addiction #truths

MINI-SODE | Why You Need To Spend Less Time On Social Media

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Why You Need To Spend Less Time On Social Media: Do you feel totally drained from the incessant scrolling on social media that you do every day? I think we all do. During this podcast episode, you'll learn why you need to spend less time on social media and 3 tips on how can start limiting your time on social media. #socialmedia #marketing #addiction #truths

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Day in the Life of Nicholas Collins, Middle School Principal

On today’s show, I have Nicholas Collins who is a middle school principal in southeastern Wisconsin.

Nicholas and I chat about his career path to becoming a principal, what he thinks people misconceive about his career, what he wished parents knew about his role, social media and the effect it has on a children’s school day, how he handles difficult situations (that occur nearly EVERY day), advice he’d give to aspiring principals and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Nicholas Collins | Middle School Principal: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Principal? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Nicholas Collins to find out! #education #school #middleschool #principal #classroom

Nicholas Collins | Middle School Principal in Southeast Wisconsin

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How he became an Assistant Principal.
  • Advice he would give to anyone who wants to work as a principal.
  • One thing people misconceive about his job.
  • The biggest struggle he’s experienced in his career as a principal.
  • What he wishes parents knew about his role.
  • His thoughts on social media and cell phones in schools.
Nicholas Collins | Middle School Principal: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Principal? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Nicholas Collins to find out! #education #school #middleschool #principal #classroom
Nicholas grew up on a dairy farm, and was 1 of 5 kids, with great parents and family around him every day. He wouldn’t trade his childhood for anything. He grew up in a strong Christian home and established the morals and work ethic he has today.
He graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology & Education, minor in Spanish. He taught Science & Literature at Whitefish Bay Middle School for 8 years and lived in Franklin, WI for those 8 years. He was then hired as Assistant Principal in Sheboygan, WI and held this position for 3 years and promoted to Principal in the same school moving into his 4th year and we have lived in neighboring village of Kohler for those 3 years. He’s been blessed to be married to my beautiful and intelligent wife Laura for almost 10 years and she has been an amazing mother to our two kids Lyla (6) and Wyatt (3).
He enjoys playing rec basketball, 4-man sand volleyball, snowboarding, exercising any way he can, fishing with his kids, Sci-Fi movie and book lover, eating & making great food, making cheese when he has the time, enjoying craft beer, and spending time with his family every day.
Nicholas Collins | Middle School Principal: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Principal? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Nicholas Collins to find out! #education #school #middleschool #principal #classroom

Key takeaways from this episode

I fell in love with middle school from day 1. – Nicholas Collins

I found myself more and more drawn to working and building the capacity of adults. Leading other teachers, creating programs and curriculum. – Nicholas Collins

There's never a boring day. Ever. - Nicholas Collins Click To Tweet

Over half of my student population is below the poverty line. – Nicholas Collins

If cell phones and social media didn't exist, my job requirements would shrink by 25%. - Nicholas Collins Click To Tweet

As soon as 7 am hits, I basically surrender myself to the school. – Nicholas Collins

In the world of inequality for kids, that phone may be the only thing that each family member has. - Nicholas Collins Click To Tweet

You know your kid, but you shouldn’t trust your kid completely. You need to check their phones. – Nicholas Collins

Cell phones really don't have to be in the classroom or on them, ever, during school. - Nicholas Collins Click To Tweet

You have to be on from7:40 am to 3 pm. You don’t get a break. – Nicholas Collins

I wanted to impact more people. I wanted to impact an entire school. - Nicholas Collins Click To Tweet

You have to be flexible and willing to prioritize. – Nicholas Collins

The number 1 thing I want parents to know is that I care about their kids. - Nicholas Collins Click To Tweet
Nicholas Collins | Middle School Principal: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Principal? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Nicholas Collins to find out! #education #school #middleschool #principal #classroom

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Nicholas Collins | Middle School Principal: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Middle School Principal? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Nicholas Collins to find out! #education #school #middleschool #principal #classroom

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Compilation Of The Best Parts of People’s Days

Today’s minisode we’re featuring a compilation of the best parts of people’s days!

One question I ask every guest on the Day in the Life podcast is “what is the best part of your day.” I think it’s a great question to ask because it’s a reminder that on most days, there is a highlight or something good or great happened. Of course, we all have bad days, but I like to try and focus on the positive even when your day is subpar.

This compilation features a variety of past Day in the Life guests and what their best parts of their days are.

I hope you enjoy!

The Best Parts of People's Days: Ever wonder what the best part of the day is for a counterterrorism expert? Or a full time entrepreneur? Check out this compilation of interviews of the best parts of people's days on the Day in the Life podcast! #productivity #motivation #success #positivity #mindset #inspiration

MINI-SODE | Compilation: The Best Parts of People’s Days

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Day in the Life of Haiyun Damon-Feng, Staff Attorney at KIND

On today’s show, I have Haiyun Damon-Feng who is a Staff Attorney at KIND, which stands for Kids in Need of Defense.

Haiyun and I attended college together and lived in the same house and she had recently traveled to the Texas/Mexico border with KIND to speak with parents who had been detained and taken away from their children.

Haiyun shared her experience on her Facebook profile and this prompted me to ask her to come onto the podcast to share what a day in her life is like, what KIND does, what people misconstrue about refugee families, how she handles a career that is very emotionally and mentally taxing, what she struggles with the most and so much more.

At times this episode is gut wrenching but I think it’s an important topic to discuss publicly, especially for those of us living in the States. If you want to talk about this topic more with other listeners, I’d love to have you in the Day in the Life Facebook group.

Haiyun Damon-Feng | Staff Attorney at KIND: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Staff Attorney who works with unaccompanied children who are refugees in the U.S.? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview Haiyun Damon-Feng to find out! #refugee #children #help #education

Haiyun Damon-Feng | Staff Attorney at KIND

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How KIND helps unaccompanied children coming into the United States.
  • What her experience was like recently visiting the border and speaking with parents who have been separated from their children.
  • What people misconstrue about the refugee families and the children KIND helps.
  • How she handles a career that is very emotionally taxing.
  • The one thing she struggles with most in her career.
  • Ways people can help refugee parents and children in need right now and how you can continuously help.

Haiyun is a Staff Attorney with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), resident in KIND’s Los Angeles office. Haiyun works to ensure that unaccompanied children who arrive in the U.S. fleeing violence, abuse and instability in their home countries are represented by counsel as they go through their immigration proceedings. Recently, she has been a part of KIND’s work with children and families affected by the new immigration and family separation policies. Haiyun received her J.D. from Yale Law School and is admitted to practice law in California and New York. She speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. In her free time, Haiyun likes to go hiking with her husband, Grant, and her and newly adopted puppy, Latte.

Haiyun Damon-Feng | Staff Attorney at KIND: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Staff Attorney who works with unaccompanied children who are refugees in the U.S.? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview Haiyun Damon-Feng to find out! #refugee #children #help #education

Key takeaways from this episode

Kids in the U.S. immigration systems are not appointed attorneys in immigration court. - Haiyun Damon-Feng Click To Tweet The bulk of parents hadn't spoken to their kids or didn't know where their kids were and had been detained separately for a month or month and a half. - Haiyun Damon-Feng Click To Tweet

So you can imagine what it is that they’re fleeing. This is not a secret. Everyone know’s this journey is incredibly difficult and what awaits you when you get to the border is a lot of uncertainty. – Haiyun Damon-Feng

It was really difficult emotionally. It was a lot more difficult for me working with the parents. - Haiyun Damon-Feng Click To Tweet

These are parents who came with their children and didn’t expect to be jailed or detained for a month and half. They didn’t expect for their kids to be taken from them. – Haiyun Damon-Feng

It was really difficult emotionally. It was a lot more difficult for me working with the parents. - Haiyun Damon-Feng Click To Tweet

These are parents who came with their children and didn’t expect to be jailed or detained for a month and half. They didn’t expect for their kids to be taken from them. – Haiyun Damon-Feng

Each person had a story about how they were taken from their children. It was really difficult watching the parents. - Haiyun Damon-Feng Click To Tweet

It was so hard to hear these parents stories and to know that their kids are suffering, to know that they’re suffering, and not be able to help. – Haiyun Damon-Feng

With time, it got easier to be able to compartmentalize job and home life. But when I went to Texas and I came back, I was having nightmares. - Haiyun Damon-Feng Click To Tweet

I think the best that you can do is remember that you’re doing something and that you’re striving towards something. – Haiyun Damon-Feng

Haiyun Damon-Feng | Staff Attorney at KIND: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Staff Attorney who works with unaccompanied children who are refugees in the U.S.? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview Haiyun Damon-Feng to find out! #refugee #children #help #education

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Haiyun Damon-Feng | Staff Attorney at KIND: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Staff Attorney who works with unaccompanied children who are refugees in the U.S.? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview Haiyun Damon-Feng to find out! #refugee #children #help #education

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A Behind The Scenes Look At How I Budget Our Finances

Today’s minisode we’re talking about budgeting! I was not always a budgeter, that’s for sure. In fact, I really didn’t start budgeting until about 6 years ago, when I was 24 years old.

There are plenty of ways to budget: some people prefer using apps, others prefer using a specific spreadsheet.

One thing that I’ve learned as an adult is that it’s extremely important to plan ahead and budget. Budgeting is what allowed me to start my own business and get ahead at life.

In this episode, I share why budgeting is important and more importantly, how to get started!

Enjoy!

A Behind The Scenes Look At How I Budget Our Finances: As someone who paid off $50,000 worth of debt, budgeting is extremely important to me. Click to learn how I budget our finances and how you can start your own budget! #budget #finance #finances #financialplanning #budgetingforbeginners #livingonabudget #tips

MINI-SODE | A Behind The Scenes Look At How I Budget Our Finances

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A Behind The Scenes Look At How I Budget Our Finances: As someone who paid off $50,000 worth of debt, budgeting is extremely important to me. Click to learn how I budget our finances and how you can start your own budget! #budget #finance #finances #financialplanning #budgetingforbeginners #livingonabudget #tips

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Day in the Life of Ericka Young, Certified Financial Coach

On today’s show, I have Ericka Young who is a Certified Financial Coach located in Fishers, Indiana.

Ericka is another one of my amazing clients that I initially met at the FinCon conference in 2017. We quickly bonded over living in Indiana, being Dave Ramsey followers and paying off massive amounts of debt, and even Purdue University which is where her daughter is attending college and where I attended as well!

Ericka and I chat about how she got started as a financial coach and how her and her husband paid off over $90k worth of debt, her best tips for starting a budget, how people can set realistic, attainable financial goals for themselves, the top personal financial mistakes people make and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Ericka Young | Certified Financial Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Financial Coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Ericka Young to find out! #debt #finance #money #budgeting #daveramsey #budget #advice #career #planning

Ericka Young | Certified Financial Coach

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • Common personal finance mistakes people make and what you can do to correct them.
  • Her top personal finance tip for listeners and what she’d recommend everyone do when they’re starting to pay attention to their finances.
  • How she got started as a financial coach and how her and her husband paid off $90k of debt.
  • The #1 tip on how people can start budgeting their money.
  • How you can set realistic, attainable financial goals for yourself.
  • What she struggles with the most as a financial coach.
Ericka Young | Certified Financial Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Financial Coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Ericka Young to find out! #debt #finance #money #budgeting #daveramsey #budget #advice #career #planning

Ericka Young is the president and founder of Tailor-Made Budgets which she opened in 2005 after she and her husband Chris climbed their way out of nearly $100,000 in debt. She became a certified financial coach by Dave Ramsey’s Lampo Group in 2006 and combines her passion for helping people with creative debt reduction techniques so everyone can have a path to financial freedom. Ericka is a recognized financial expert who inspires people to significantly improve their finances, family and their future with a solid plan. Ericka’s Best-Selling book, “Naked and Unashamed: 10 Money Conversations Every Couple Must Have” was released online in February 2017 worldwide. She currently teaches her message of debt freedom through her e-newsletters, personal and group coaching, workshops and speaking engagements. Ericka, Chris and their two teenage daughters, Faith and Olivia reside in Fishers, IN.

Key takeaways from this episode

No one said what happens after you get that job. No one taught us how to manage money together as a team. – Ericka Young

That’s what a lot of people do when you’re broke and you don’t have cash. You just get a better car. – Ericka Young

The snowball happens when that smallest debt is paid off and you can take that full amount you were putting to that smallest debt and put it to the next one. - @budgetsbyericka Click To Tweet

One of the things I caution people on is if you are in debt, you still need to pay attention to your credit score. – Ericka Young

People come to me to fix it. They want me to be the fixer. They are the only ones that can fix it.- Ericka Young

Money likes attention. Money thrives in an environment where it's well taken care of. - @budgetsbyericka Click To Tweet

When you are paying attention to your money and you are being purposeful with where it’s going, it’s going to serve you well. – Ericka Young

Here's what I find to be mind blowing to me: they really focus in on how expensive groceries are yet they have no concept of how expensive dining out is. - @budgetsbyericka Click To Tweet

I’m hear to say budgeting doesn’t have to be drudgery. It doesn’t have to be a straight jacket. It doesn’t have to be deprivation. It can be freeing because you’re telling your money what to do. – Ericka Young

When my clients don't listen to me, that's hard. It's probably the hardest thing about being a financial coach. @budgetsbyericka Click To Tweet

80-90% of my clients want to get out of debt. – Ericka Young

To stay motivated, I totally believe in rewarding yourself. - @budgetsbyericka Click To Tweet
Ericka Young | Certified Financial Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Financial Coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Ericka Young to find out! #debt #finance #money #budgeting #daveramsey #budget #advice #career #planning

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Ericka Young | Certified Financial Coach: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Financial Coach? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Ericka Young to find out! #debt #finance #money #budgeting #daveramsey #budget #advice #career #planning