Efficiency and Money: A Philosophical Journey
Melissa discussed her philosophy of “efficiency” and how it can help ambitious people achieve their goals without sacrificing everything. She emphasized the importance of having a good relationship with money and using it as a tool for freedom and happiness. Melissa shared her personal journey of discovering her passion for finance, starting from her first job as a bank teller and eventually owning a fractional CFO company called 2 Cents Consulting. Doug, on the other hand, shared his own experiences with money and finances, highlighting the importance of open conversations about these topics.
Gentle Money Discussions
Melissa emphasized that despite the fear people have in discussing money, she strives to approach it in a gentle way. Doug recommended three episodes of Melissa’s podcast, featuring Sandy Webster, Jared Goss, and Erica, which he found insightful.
Delegation, Elimination, Automation: Life Management Strategies
Doug and Melissa discussed the importance of delegation, elimination, and automation in managing life effectively. Melissa shared her personal experience of how she applied these principles in her busy life as a mother and a corporate employee. She delegated tasks like cleaning her home and using technology like the Amazon echo to automate routines. She also eliminated responsibilities that didn’t align with her strengths and focused on tasks that were authentic to her. Doug expressed appreciation for her insights, acknowledging that they resonated with his personal philosophy.
Melissa’s Small Business Financial Guidance
Melissa shared her experience in helping small businesses manage their finances and time more efficiently. She emphasized her goal of teaching clients to either become independent or make so much money that they need her continued assistance. She also mentioned her work with universities, guest lecturing, and serving on nonprofit boards as ways to give back and apply her knowledge. Doug, a participant in the discussion, expressed interest in the immediate financial concerns that small business owners often face.
Melissa’s Accomplishments and Business Challenges
Melissa shared some of her major accomplishments in her career, including publishing a book, receiving several accolades, and obtaining a project management degree. She also shared some of the challenges she still faces as a business owner, such as hiring a third CFO for her company and worrying about the possibility of this new hire leaving. Doug, on the other hand, emphasized the importance of continuous self-improvement and mentioned the value of facing fears and making decisions for the future. If someone in the community wanted to reach out to Melissa, the best way to do so would be made public during the episode.
Website and book and podcast: https://efficiencybitch.com/