Rolling out always aims to share authentic success tips and tools from entrepreneurs and this week we sat down with Kristin Sutton. She is a personal finance coach who’s appropriately known as “the money therapist” because she empowers young women to take control of their finances by changing the way they think about money. As a licensed therapist, her daily mission is to uncover and eliminate the mental roadblocks that hinder people from living the life of their dreams. Sutton believes you can still live lavishly while on a budget, not having to sacrifice style and adventure.
Read what she had to say.
How did you discover your purpose?
I discovered my purpose through my experiences. I’ve always known that I was put on this here Earth to help people work through tough times and mindset issues, but was struggling to figure out the capacity I would do it in. I never thought that personal finances would be where God wanted me to be. It wasn’t until I went through one of the lowest points of my life that I gained clarity. Being a licensed therapist, it all started to make sense: my purpose is to help people change the way that they think about money by uncovering and eliminating those mental roadblocks that are holding them back from being successful financially.
How long did it take for you to turn your passion into profit?
I honestly have not turned a profit in my business Debt Free Black Girl yet. I started the business almost one year ago and during that time, I’ve been focusing on blogging, building brand awareness, and developing the products and services that I wanted to offer. It wasn’t until this year that I’ve been working on monetizing the business. I have no doubt in my mind that my passion will turn a profit this year, just wait on it.
What advice can you offer aspiring entrepreneurs who feel frustrated because they haven’t discovered their purpose?
It will come in due time. For many years, I thought that I would be utilizing my mental health background a different way; that’s until I went through some rough patches. I believe that patience is the key to finding your purpose. It takes time and hard work to realize your purpose. Patience is what is going to get you there. Use that patience you have to do what’s necessary to propel you to the place you were meant to be. You’ll get there.
What has been the biggest benefit of taking the leap of faith to explore entrepreneurship?
For me, taking that leap of faith has made me view myself differently. My self-esteem and confidence have increased exponentially due to me taking a chance on myself and exploring the fulfilling entrepreneur life. I’m able to wake up every day knowing that this is what God called me to do and that I am serving His people. That feeling is incomparable to anything else that I’ve ever experienced. Now that’s what make it worth all of the blood, sweat, and tears (literally).