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Failing Forward & Knowing Your Worth as a Business Owner

Why You've Got to Listen to This Episode...

When it comes to reaching for our big money goals, it can be scary to take risks. It takes courage to own your value, pivot, and keep chasing a life that best serves you. Especially when things you’ve tried haven’t panned out in the past.

This week’s guest, Jamila Souffrant, founder of Journey to Launch, has faced setbacks and the struggles of entrepreneurship and kept going. She’s tried different ways of building wealth, some that worked, some that didn’t, and kept pursuing financial health and the right lifestyle for her.

Now, Jamila is a full-time entrepreneur. But to get there, she had to find the confidence to charge what she’s worth, learn when to take calculated risks, and have the courage to fail forward.

What I love most about Jamila’s story is how she’s cultivated her mindset so that she can build a more profitable business that can help even more people find the freedom they desire. She’s clear on what she wants and is willing to learn throughout her journey to get there.

If you’ve ever struggled with charging what you’re worth, wondered when it makes sense to take a risk and when to hold back, or felt defeated by a financial or career setback, this episode is for you. Jamila shares her strategies and motivations to keep going and reminds us all that success is never a straight line.

Don't Miss These Highlights!

  • [02:38] How the experiences of her mother and grandmother influenced her interest in becoming an entrepreneur
  • [14:20] How things changed when she started a family
  • [25:15] Jamila shares some of her own challenges of entrepreneurship and working for herself and discusses her biggest hurdle being finding something that feels true to her while also providing the income she needs.
  • [33:55] Jamila’s recommendation for moms starting businesses and being uncomfortable charging for things
  • [37:37] How Jamila is thinking about money mindset with her kids and striking a balance between wanting to give them a boost while also not spoiling them
  • [48:32] Chelsea’s Top Takeaways

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Connect with Jamila

Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), podcaster, writer and founder of Journey to Launch, a website and podcast where she shares her journey to reach Financial Independence while helping others do the same.

Jamila is also a resident financial expert on a weekly segment on News12, the most watched local TV news station in New York City, and has been featured in other notable media outlets such as ESSENCE, Refinery 29, Money Magazine, CNBC, CBS, Business Insider and more.

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