{Fresh audio!} The true story of how I hired
+ fired a CFO in 3 weeks flat.

written by Bari Tessler April 2, 2019

Some money lessons are trials by fire. This is one of those stories.

As I emerged from one money initiation — being audited by the IRS — I stepped right into another: hiring a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) for the first time ever.

And then? I fired him, 3 weeks later.

This wasn’t a gentle, baby step by baby step kinda money learning.

It was a big WHOOSH of an initiation. And it taught me a ton about:

  • How far I’ve come in setting boundaries.
  • What’s ethical and honorable in work-and-money negotiations.
  • The “goldmine” of elegance in my business.
  • How clear I actually am, on my numbers.
  • What I want the future of my work, offerings, and legacy to look and feel like.

I first shared this story in August 2018 and it quickly became my most-clicked article of the year.

I’m thrilled so many of you were intrigued and got such benefit from it!

That’s why I’m sharing it again, this time with an audio recording, so you can hear it in my own voice.

Put your feet up (or head out for a stroll) and listen to a fresh recording of my most-read article of the year.

Also available on iTunes!

And there are 43 more hidden gems for you!

Did you know I have a podcast? It’s no secret, but it is a bit of a surprise (and delight) for people when they find it.

Explore all 43 episodes here, including my conversation with The Tarot Lady, how to set somatic boundaries with TA Andrea Smith-Gage, how a Millennial paid off $50K in debt, how to survive cashflow dips, financial planning, and so many other wonderful conversations.

What do YOU want to hear more of?

Got topics, conversations, questions, or fascinating people you’d love to hear more of in my podcast? I’m all ears! Drop my team a note right here and tell us what you’d like to hear more of!

With my dearest wishes,


P.S. Meet me in NYC!

I’m honored to be speaking at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit in New York next week! This “convening of mighty women leaders, blazing activists and courageous movers and shakers” also includes Oprah, Stacey Abrams, Jill Soloway, Brie Larson, and many more.

I’ll be speaking on a panel about the intersection of women’s financial lives and emotional lives — along with Tayari Jones, author of the award winning book An American Marriage and Paula Polito, Group Managing Director at UBS Global Wealth Management. I’d love to see you there!

Details, full lineup, and ticketing info here.

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