The Mother Flipping Awesome Podcast
Season 3, Episode 5:
Let's Uncomplicate Our Relationship to Money,
with Merel Kriegsman
On this episode, Abigail interviews...
Today I am speaking with Merel Kriegsman, Women's Wealth Advocate and Business Mentor. Merel is the CEO and founder of Merel Kriegsman Media - a company that has helped hundreds of women globally ascend into SELF-FUNDED WEALTH. She's dedicated to helping women break the chains of generational scarcity, and step into becoming unapologetic female leaders who fearlessly demand what they're worth - and get it. Her insights on women & wealth have been featured on CBS news, ABC news and in publications like Forbes, Fast Company and Good Housekeeping, and she was recently quoted in an article in Entrepreneur entitled, "7 Tips to Hit 7 Figures in 2020 and Beyond", alongside Sir Richard Branson. And today she is here with us on the Mother Flipping Awesome Podcast.
In this episode Abigail speaks with Merel Kriegsman, Women's Wealth Advocate and Business Mentor. We discuss what it is like to be mothers and CEOs of our businesses and our families. We talk about how we women can - and must - transform our relationship to wanting, and making money, in order to create the emotional and financial lineage we wish for our families. Listen in and learn how to make money a force for good in your life and hopefully in the lives of others as well.
2:00 Introduction of Merel Kriegsman.
4:00 Merel shares her story of starting off as an underpaid opera singer, diving into sales and marketing, and then becoming who she is today.
6:15 A discussion about the intersection of wealth and making positive ripples in the world.
8:40 Allowing ourselves and our children to want without limitation and then use what we have to help others.
10:45 Is money bad, or is money used badly?
12:00 Merel shares her experience growing up and watching her parents handle money.
15:00 How societal messages can get in the way of women charging for what they are worth, and believing that the work they do has value.
18:00 Merel shares how she doesn't buy into the part of herself that says she has to "work harder" and how she advocates for the support she needs to "do it all".
23:50 What does a success-based Mindset look like?
25:50 Merel talks about allowing herself to have off days.
30:00 Becoming outcome independent and understand how to make friends with life's mess while also being pragmatic.
33:00 Micro conversions/little wins and the importance of celebrating.
41:20 Money as a gift that trades value from person to person.