How to Take Control of Your Money Like a Rebel Mama
Why You've Got to Listen to This Episode...
In today’s episode, I’m talking with the co-founders of the Rebel Mama, Nikita Stanley and Aleks Jassem. These two are paving a new road for the face of motherhood that centers around authenticity and empowerment.
We’re talking about how they built their business on maternity leave, mindful consumerism as a new mom, and how they overcame their fears about their own finances in order to empower other mamas.
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Key Takeaways to Help You Take Control of Your Money Like a Rebel Mama
As always, we’ve rounded up our top three takeaways to summarize what we believe are the core points to remember from Aleks and Nikita.
1 - Motherhood is Hard
2 - Try Not to Make Emotional Decisions About Work After You Have a Baby
Those first several months after you have a baby, it’s all a haze. Our brains are a little bit broken. And then maternity leave ends, whether that’s after a couple of weeks or a couple of months in the US or a year in Canada. And oftentimes, we’re not ready to go back yet.
So think about what do you want your life to look like. Give yourself some space to reflect, and make sure you create some time to yourself to think about who you are now. We don’t want you to get into a situation where you leave a job because you don’t feel like you’re ready to go back after maternity leave. You could end up feeling more stuck and struggling more down the road.
Think about how can you create more flexible options. What do you actually need to do, if you want to go to part time work, or if you want to change your job? What kind of financial planning needs to happen to make that a smoother transition? We want to reduce stress in your life, not create more of it. So try not to make hasty decisions about work. Nikita and Aleks do a great job of laying out the pros and cons of all your options in their book, Get Your $hit Together.
3 - Money is Core to Empowerment
We talk about this all the time here on the show. But I love that after six years, Aleks and Nikita narrowed in on money as a source of freedom for women with the Rebel Mama. It gives us the freedom to do the things we need to do that allow us to be the parents we want to be and do the type of work we want to do. We need that financial freedom.
So start by handling your money mindset and learning to manage money in a way that works for you. That is how you start to build the life that you want.
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