I chat with LaTisha Styles who went from trying to make a living after graduating university during the recession to now working for herself and loving every minute of it.
LaTisha Styles is proof that you don't have to be stuck on one particular path even if it seems like the odds are against you. Getting a degree in Spanish and trying to grow her career during the recession wasn't easy, but instead of throwing her hands up and giving in, LaTisha powered through and is now banking serious bank!
How I got to know LaTisha was through her YouTube channel. There really aren't that many people making interesting personal finance focused videos these days, but she got the formula right. It's not surprise she has close to 8,000 YouTube subscribers! LaTisha is funny, entertaining, but at the root of it she just offers some really good advice. Simple stuff like trying the envelope budgeting method. Or only buying stuff on her list and avoiding going to the mall as a social activity. Simple stuff we can all integrate in our lives right now to start saving a bit more.
But as I mentioned in this episode, there comes a time when there's nowhere else to cut back. You can only budget so much, and when you get to that point, it's time to start looking at other avenues to make money. For me, I've always had a second (or third) job on top of my full-time job. Honestly, if I didn't have my side hustles, I know I wouldn't be where I'm at right now financially.
So if you're in need of some major motivation and some helpful tips on how to fix your finances, make sure to check out LaTisha's YouTube channel and website. And if you consider yourself an Actionista and want to follow in LaTisha's footsteps towards entrepreneurship, she has an awesome Facebook group you need to check out.
LaTisha's Top Money Tip
You have to become the type of person who can handle more money [...] Continue investing in yourself, in your knowledge. Read books from people who have been where you want to go [...] Just learn more.
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