With tons of networking on the books and very few booked clients, Phylecia walked in the door from a long day of being a business owner to her husband asking, “Did you get paid today?” At that moment, Phylecia finally understood that the journey of being an entrepreneur is not an easy one and filled with a lot of “ah-ha” moments. From realizing she was a long way from her roots in Alabama to the sunny beaches of California to the world of entrepreneurship; having tech degrees and book smarts, did not prepare her for the lessons learned about money, what motivation really means, and knowing that the blue-print of life can be changed at any time. The major theme of this talk is centered around opportunity lost and opportunity found all from an unlikely source… money. Phylecia dives into heartfelt storytelling to take the audience on a journey of fear, missed moments, and finding the confidence to live the life she was meant to live.
That having patience is the key ingredient to living the life you deserve
Understanding your why and what will keep you motivated when things don’t go as planned
The money mindset you have is a major player in the decisions you make
Weighing risks and opportunities are an important phase of life
Having confidence and knowing that it is the true ingredient of success
During a 5-year span of getting rid of $25,000+ in debt, managing to increase a net worth to over $500,000 and leaving a 6-figure salaried job to start a business, Phylecia Jones realized that that millionaire status does not happen overnight!
With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Systems Engineering, Phylecia proudly served 13 years as a civilian Computer Scientist for the US Navy and Department of Defense, supporting sailors and soldiers across the world, but realized that it was not enough. At the age of 36 years old, she took an early retirement and started a journey that would forever change her life… entrepreneurship.
After a lot of grunt work and “let’s get real with my money moments,” Phylecia successfully figured out the best ways to navigate that thin line of personal and business finances while putting her heart and soul into being an entrepreneur.
As the CEO of Keep up with Mrs. Jones LLC, Creator of Budget School, a premier business financial education platform, and Host of the Budget School Podcast, Phylecia is the savvy go-to budgeting nerd, speaker, and trainer. She thrives on changing the world one budget at-a-time and is opening the door for many solo entrepreneur coaches and consultants to have that must needed wake-up call to get serious about managing money and knowing their numbers.
Because working hard with no play is just silly, Phylecia is an avid traveler and loves exploring the world with her video game developer husband. They live the DINK (dual-income-no-kids) life with a very happy Border Terrier and a skittish Manx kitty in Colorado. Their current budget goal… sailing a 42-foot catamaran in the Caribbean!
|Start Date||03/08/2018 11:30 AM|
|End Date||03/08/2018 01:30 PM|
|Informal Networking||11:00 AM|
|Location|| Embassy Suites - Bloomington|
2800 American Blvd W
Bloomington MN 55431