021: Tonya Rapley, Millenial Money Expert and founder of My Fab Finance

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Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and founder of the award winning site, My Fab Finance where she helps millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. She is also the co-founder and CFO of a Chicago based FinTech app, FOAM, that is changing the way students experience and pay for college. Tonya was deemed the "New Face of Wealth Building" by Black Enterprise magazine and was selected as a Modern History Maker by TV One. Her work has been featured in Glamour, Women’s Day, EBONY, Marie Claire, and on Forbes, Business Insider, and Buzzfeed. She is the host and executive producer of the web-series Fab Finance with Tonya for Centric and is the creator of the #BanishTheBalance

This episode is for you if you are trying to change your financial habits, you are or have been in a domestic violence situation, or you are working to make sure what you are doing is aligned with your priorities.

Topics discussed in this episode include: Surviving domestic violence Recommendations on how to top living paycheck to paycheck Delegating responsibilities as a business owner How connecting with others has grown Tonya's career Tonya's thoughts on financial abuse

Most impactful book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Impactful Advice received: Someone is trying to steal your light, don't let them do that

What making a mark means to Tonya: It reminds me of the Beyonce' song ' I Was Here'. Letting people know you were here and made an impact, hopefully, in a positive light in a way that people will experience in that moment and for time to come. You've shifted by your sheer presence and effort.

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019: Cara Alwill of The Champagne Diet

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Cara Alwill is a best selling author, speaker, and master life coach. She empowers women to live their most effervescent lives, celebrate themselves every day, and make their happiness a priority. In the past four years, she has self-published four Amazon best selling books including Sparkle: The Girl’s Guide to Living a Deliciously Dazzling, Wildly Effervescent, Kick-Ass Life, The Champagne Diet: Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Your Way to a Healthy Mind and Body and Fearless & Fabulous: 10 Powerful Strategies for Getting Anything You Want in Life, and most recently, Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur. All of Cara’s books have reached #1 on multiple best seller categories on Amazon including Self-Help, Self-Esteem, Motivation, and Women in Business, and have gained massive popularity around the world. In July 2016, Inc. magazine named Girl Code one of the “Top 9 books every female entrepreneur should read” alongside Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Thrive by Arianna Huffington, and Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso.

Her glamorous approach to self-help has attracted thousands of women to attend her workshops and events around the country. She is often sought out by the media to help women challenge their fears and create their best lives and has been featured in Glamour, Shape, Vibe, Huffington Post, PopSugar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, MSN.com and The Daily Mail to name a few as well as on broadcast programs around the country. In October 2015, she was invited to be a guest speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo where she spoke to its members about the power of personal branding. In November 2015, Cara was named one of YFS Magazine’s “Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs That Will Inspire You.”

This episode is for you if you are trying to shift your perspective, you need help cheering for other women or you are working to tap into your intuition.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

Weight struggles since childhood Going from college dropout to working with Clive Davis then working at MTV How going on a diet and drinking champagne only started an amazing brand The power of collaboration amongst women What women need more of Turning envy into inspiration Being at peace with your priority

Cara's best advice received: It’s not about you

What is making a mark to Cara? Making a mark is making other women feel understood, loved and heard. Being a light and shining a light and being the example that I want to be for other women.

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017: Stacey Flowers International Speaker and Author

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Stacey Flowers is a TED speaker, business strategist, and author who will make you happy! Flowers has successfully navigated the world both as a professional and serial entrepreneur publishing her first book: Pregnant With Purpose in 2012 , followed by The Happy Factor and God Wants You to Be Happy.

She has experience in corporate consulting and motivating all ages. Her hope is to teach people to live beyond preconceptions, boundaries, and limiting beliefs. Stacey has engaged a variety of audiences on more than a dozen life topics. Her sessions include a diversity of subjects focused on driving success, discovering personal leadership, and expanding your capacity to influence. Her personal mission is to infect the world with happiness. In addition to her speaking circuit Stacey presently consults with colleges and universities on postsecondary educational resources for underrepresented groups.

This episode is for you if you are trying to shift your perspective, you're trying to find your voice or you are trying to bounce back after hitting a low point in business or life.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Experiencing a great deal of trauma early in life

  • The power of having someone stand in agreement with you

  • Being tested so God can prove to you that you can do it

  • Needing a cheerleader in life not just doing the bad times, but, also in good times to keep you on course

  • Getting comfortable with your journey and the mistakes you've made

  • Learning the practice and art of receiving

Stacey's most:

Impactful Read:

Book of Proverbs in the Bible

You can heal your life by Louise L. Hay

Advice Received: Everything is going to be okay.

What is making a mark to Stacey?

Making a mark for me is me completely and fulling helping other people to step into their happiness – which would mean ushering them in a space where they are able to unleash their God given talent to positively influence the world.

You can find Stacey at her website: www.staceyflowers.com

You can also find Stacey on the below platforms: Instagram



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