Sunday's Power Woman featuring Michelle Schroeder-Gardner


“You have greatness within you.” Les Brown

Sundays for me are resting, rejuvenating, getting organized and daydreaming. 
Truth be told, this just drove up to the mountains and are skiing!  It's a new kind of way to relax!

Every Sunday in 2018 I am to featuring power women.  Some women are in my life and inside my circle.  Some outside.  I am beyond excited to introduce you to Jessi. You'll see from her discussion below, she is a woman to bring into your circle! 

Friday I talked about how she taught me the power of multiple income streams and FREE MONEY!  Woo! 

I take very seriously the things I recommend and only recommend a handful of things. 

(Actually, in fact, I have an email coming up about the bad recommendations I see over and over again!)

Today, I am excited to introduce you to Michelle who literally taught me what I consider to be one of the best open secrets in business today. 
If you have either an online business or a traditional business, I believe in my heart of hearts you can create an additional income stream using Affiliate Marketing
Her course is worth looking into. 
If you implement these ideas, I can't see how you won't make your money back PLUS!

Please meet my colleague Michelle. 

Your Name & Company

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, founder, and creator of Making Sense of Cents, a personal finance and lifestyle website which aims to help readers earn more, save more, and live more. Michelle sold her house in 2015 and has been traveling full-time since. She currently earns over $100,000 a month and is set to retire before the age of 30.


How do you show up as a Leader?

There are many ways! One way is that I love sharing my knowledge and helping others improve their life. I am HERE for my audience! I do this in many ways, such as through my blog, my monthly income reports, answering all questions (I answer ALL emails and comments!), and more. I enjoy listening to my readers and sharing my knowledge with them.

What's one way you manage your life that you feel you have mastered?

Definitely money! I feel that I have mastered creating a successful business, being location independent, not letting money control my life, and saving enough to retire before 30 while still living a very enjoyable life. I used to be absolutely horrible with money, but not anymore.

How do you give to your community?

I give to my community by giving tons of free content. I only have one paid product, everything else is free. And, it's not just fluff. I always make sure that my content is high quality, full of actionable tips, and interesting/entertaining so that my readers will be motivated to improve their life.

What's the number one tip you would give another woman entrepreneur?

My number one tip would be to believe in yourself. As you'll learn below, I'm not a fan of excuses. People make excuses for so many different things, and that just holds you back and wastes your time. If you want to be an entrepreneur, then do it! If you're afraid of a "bad" income month, then build an emergency fund. If you don't think the income will be enough, then build it on the side while you still have a full-time day job income. Whatever you are afraid of, there is most likely a reasonable solution.

What tech tool could you not live without?

WordPress! Not sure if that counts as a tool but I definitely need and love WordPress.

What does self-care look like for you?

Self-care for me usually means going on a hike. I like to go on one at least once a day.

What's your favorite quote?

My favorite one currently is "He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else." ― Benjamin Franklin. I just talked about this in my recent blog post, Stop Feeling Bad For Yourself: Quit Making Excuses For Why Life Isn’t Better. People make excuses for all sorts of things. There are excuses for why a person can't get the job they want, why debt can't be paid off, why a person needs a brand new car, why a person can't improve their lives, and so on. Excuses are what holds a person back. I know this because I hear excuses nearly every single day, and I have made many of my own as well. And, it was just a huge waste of time!

Thanks Michelle for leading as you do!

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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