Today, I am sharing an interview I had with Joyce Marter. Joyce wrote a book about fixing your financial mindset and she’s a licensed therapist. Her book is a combination of what she’s learned in helping people as a therapist and also through her own journey of being a business owner and now a speaker. I appreciate Joyce’s vulnerability in sharing you know what it’s like to face our issues around money and go on to actually write a book that helps people change their relationship with money. Enjoy.
Joyce shares with us this insight:
“And for me, I remember when my business was in that cash flow hell. I even lost my business partner. It was a terrible time of my life. I thought I was going to have to file business bankruptcy. And I went to a CPA that was recommended by a friend, and I was crying when I handed him my Quickbooks file. And he said – Joyce, you truly have a cash flow problem. Your business model works, and I can help you get the proper lending. But as he looked at my Quickbooks file, he did a little intervention, and he said – You’re not running a charity to employ therapist, and you deserve to make a profit. And I realized that I had a lot of co-dependent behaviors, people-pleasing behavior, detrimental care-taking at the expense of my health and well-being. I took care of everyone else before myself until I was exhausted, depleted, and burned out. And that had to change. And that was the beginning of my transformation personally and professionally. And with the help of so many others, I was able to turn the ship around. And unbelievably, not even seven years later, I was able to successfully exit my business…”
Joyce Marter is a licensed psychotherapist, entrepreneur, national public speaker, and a mental health thought leader. She is the founder of Urban Balance (a national outpatient mental health company) and the author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.
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