Brittney Castro: When Life Happens

 In Faith, Fit, Money, Redefining Wealth PODCAST
“If you can't surrender to the moment, surrender to the feelings that you have.” - @Brittneycastro Click To Tweet

Human beings have a tendency to be hopelessly optimistic. People think they’ll always be able to work, but in reality you never know what can happen.

Even if you eat the perfect diet, exercise everyday, and really take care of your body things can (and will) still go wrong.

Let’s face it, if something happens like you get hit by a car wouldn’t you rather have the option to rest and recover than not?

And savings aren’t just there for a rainy day. You may need it in order to get in on that dream investment opportunity, or to be able to (finally) start working for yourself instead of someone else.

The point is, life happens. You never know what’s happening tomorrow: but you have to be ready for whatever life is going to throw at you next.

To go more into this I brought on a very special guest this week. Brittney Castro recently experienced one of the most traumatic life changing events you can imagine in her early 30s.

Brittney is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles-based financial planning firm whose mission is to teach women and couples the art of managing their money the fun and simple way.

As a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, entrepreneur and speaker, Brittney works with busy professional women and couples who are ready to make their finances work for them and use their money to live the lives of their dreams.

After years of working in the male-dominated world of financial planning, Brittney realized she wanted to work with clients the same way she talks about money with her girlfriends–in a smart, personal, feminine way that’s compassionate, fun and nonjudgmental.

Brittney has become a well-known financial expert and a go-to resource for national media outlets.

She’s been featured on CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CBS, KTLA, Fox 11 News, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Darling, Entrepreneur, Woman’s World, Financial Planning, Investment News, Registered Rep magazine and many more.

She’s also a coveted speaker and host, and she loves spreading her wisdom about finance, entrepreneurship and smart investing to the masses.

So download this episode to learn about how you can get your finances in order, and the journey she had to take in order to get there.

“Surrendering is not resigning.” - @Brittneycastro Click To Tweet

The Cliff Notes:

  • We all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves.
  • Even if you exercise, eat right, and take care of yourself – you’re still not immune.
  • Schedule rest and relaxation into your days.
  • It’s important to know how to delegate your life.
  • Be trusting and honest with everyone involved in your organization (including clients).
  • People want to give, and if you block it – that’s no good for anyone.
  • Allow yourself to have a human experience.
  • Humans are entitled to their emotions, there’s no need to have a facade that everything is ok.
  • If you can’t surrender to the moment, surrender to the feelings.
  • Having a cash cushion allows you to be prepared for what life throws at you – good and bad.
  • Everyone can change their financial status.
  • It’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
  • Financial planning is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.“If you’re not giving, then you’re not truly receiving either.” - @Brittneycastro Click To Tweet

Links:

Financially Wise Women

Brittney’s Blog PostWhat Brain Surgery Taught Me About Life

The Science of Getting Rich

Fit Pillar

Not Being Selective with Your Surrender

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