Hard-won money lessons from Racheal Cook, an award-winning biz strategist. {Money Memoir}

written by Bari Tessler January 16, 2019
Hard-won money lessons from Racheal Cook, an award-winning biz strategist.

Something magical happens when we dare to get real and speak the truth about money. In this intimate conversation series, Money Memoirs, I chat with people from all walks of life about their money journeys: the good, the tough, the soulful, and the nitty-gritty. We share this beloved series every year to celebrate the opening of The Art of Money, which you can read all about here. Curl up with a cuppa as we pull back the curtain … and get ready to get inspired.

I’m not sure if you’re noticing the trend, but more and more people are trying out the creative entrepreneurial path.

Maybe it’s the pull of wanting to do something you’re passionate about, make a great income, AND make a positive impact in the world…all at the same time.

The lifestyle and satisfaction you can experience as a result of doing that is worth the effort to get there, but here’s the thing about running your own business: it cranks up the volume on your money stuff.

That’s why I adore the Money Memoir conversation I’m sharing with you today, with award-winning business strategist, former financial consultant, and delightful mom of 3, Racheal Baxter Cook.

I’ve sent many friends and colleagues to Racheal over the years (for support with growing their businesses), but this was the first interview we’ve recorded — and it’s simply lovely.

We talk bootstrapping, profit models, work-life-mamahood balance, and setting proper entrepreneurial expectations.

Even if you don’t run a business, you might love hearing the biggest money lessons she’s learned … and how she and her husband manage money in their marriage.

In this intimate conversation, Racheal shares:

  • The unusual money gifts and challenges her entrepreneurial lineage endowed her with.
  • The money blindspots she sees over and over with entrepreneurs.
  • How she does bookkeeping as a person how hates the “hard slog” of details.
  • The surprising upsides of actually looking at her numbers.
  • How she and her husband do money together — roles, Money Dates, and scary leaps.

I love the tough truths Racheal shares about money and running a business — it’s hard work! But she also shares how it’s allowed her to create a lifestyle she loves while playing on her strengths and helping others. LOVE. IT.

I hope you can make some time to gain some useful nuggets for your own money relationship and listen to my talk with Racheal Baxter Cook:

Also available on iTunes

Racheal Baxter-Cook is an award winning business strategist who believes entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be so complicated. Through her signature online mastermind Sweet Spot Strategy, she helps women entrepreneurs to simplify business and amplify results by designing a business around what works best, for you.

A sought after speaker on entrepreneurship, marketing, and productivity, Racheal’s work has been featured on US Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneur on Fire, Female Entrepreneur Association, The Mogul Mom, Smart Passive Income, and more.

She’s also the author of the Amazon Bestseller books Fired Up & Focused and Your Business Sweet Spot. Find out more on her website.

P.S. What’s the Money Memoir Series? It’s my unconventional interview series where I sit down with dear friends and colleagues to hear what they’ve learned about money. Because hearing other people get real about money can be SO healing. Un-shaming. Motivating. Downright inspiring.

It’s also a fun way to give you a taste of the kinds of things I help people with (along with 30 guest teachers!) in my year-long money school, The Art of Money.

You can now sign up for my year-long money school,
The Art of Money, but not for long…

If this approach to money speaks to you — you know, the one where we honor your numbers and emotions, your values and spreadsheets, your dreams, gifts, blindspots, and the whole journey of a lifetime that got you right here — you might love my global money school, The Art of Money.

It’s THE way to work with me, and it only opens once a year (which is right now, for a short while.)

Explore The Art of Money 2019 here.

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