We love inspiring stories from amazing people across the globe who are doing great things. This week’s feature focuses on Aisha Taylor, FNPhenomenal
We had the pleasure of meeting and talking to this phenomenal woman, who is making a difference in many women’s lives. Aisha Taylor is the CEO and Founder of FNPhenomenal and shares some much needed info on being frugal and phenomenal! She is also the author of 5+5 FNPhenomenal ways to save $100 this week without killing your lifestyle. We discussed her journey into starting her business in the first segment and continue to discuss how she continued her journey through business now. Read part 1 and part 2 here.
How does FNPhenomenal help women overcome not wanting things they don’t have and focusing on what they do have?
FNPhenomenal helps women to become financially free by getting control of their spending and learning how to effectively manage their money, identify their authenticity, figure out what makes them phenomenal, improve their self-esteem, and then become financially free so that they can get more aligned with their purpose and do something to improve the world that we live in. This is so key if one is to break the cycle of getting into debt, paying it off, and getting back into it. One of the things that I noticed is that it is hard to give back if you’re broke, because you don’t have the money and you probably lack time because your tied to a job that you hate. If you do something everyday that you hate, it takes away your energy to be able to do something greater. I also noticed, that many people tie themselves to a job that they don’t like or isn’t aligned with their core because they need the money and/or are attached to the “prestige”. They define themselves by their job, create this identity for themselves that isn’t aligned with who they are, and then they “keep up with the Jones'” to validate that status and prestige. Inside they are dying and are losing track of who they are. At FNPhenomenal, I want to help people to take back that power, figure out what makes them happy, clean up their finances so they aren’t a slave to debt or to a job, and then live a life that is aligned with their purpose so that they can help to make the world a better place. We have a variety of ways for women to work in a way that is best for them to make the changes that they desire in life and manage their money in a way that still allows them to have fun!
How does over spending and under saving hurt you in the long run?
Overspending and under saving means that you mortgage your tomorrow, because you are so focused on today. What this does is that it robs you of the things that you can do in your future. There were some times where I would look at how much of my income was going to repay credit card debt – at the time I was paying about $300/month towards credit card debt – and I wanted to be able to do other things, but I couldn’t afford it. The problem was is that I had nothing to show for the things that I actually purchased! I know that I’m not the only one who experienced this. This is where FNPhenomenal can help. If you are tired of paying a small fortune in late fees, high interest rate cost, overdraft fees, etc. but yet have a hard time managing the shopping to avoid accumulating more fees. Let’s reduce the money spent on shoes and bags that will never earn them a reward and invest in transforming your financial future. If you are tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck, and have been wondering how you can do it, then let’s work together to do something different.
You also have a book out, tell us about that
The 5 + 5 Book is a simple and practical, personal finance book where the 10 savings tips are provided in story form via the perspective of relatable characters. This is a great readfor those who want to gain more control over their finances, create a new outlook on what they are doing and what they could be doing, if they cut the expenses and reallocate them towards the things that matter most to them.
More information can be found at http://www.5plus5book.com
To purchase the book: http://www.amazon.com/FNPhenomenal-Ways-Without-Killing-
What is your advice to potential business owners having a fear of launching?
I would say just do it. There will always be fear, but fear lets you know that you are moving in the right direction. If God called you to do something, then He has already provided you with the capacity to do that work that you are meant to do. Trust your instincts and just go for it. Don’t let perfectionism and fear get in the way.
Where and how can people find you?