“Go from money chaos to feeling empowered with your money.” - Lisa Marie Robinson
Lisa Marie Robinson, the Sassy Wealth Coach with over 20 years of experience in accounting, helping women manage their money with confidence, to feel empowered. After surviving a tumultuous childhood filled with addiction, theft, and violence, her mission is to help women break free from poverty, struggle, and pain. She teaches her clients how to take control of their finances and make mindful decisions that fuel growth and prosperity.
When starting her business, she wanted to turn the financial pain and chaos she experienced into prosperity and purpose. She ditched the victim mentality, changed her story and created the life she knew she was worthy of.
Today, as a speaker she shares her story and teaches others how money mindset and money management go hand in hand.
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Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:00:02]:
Okay, Lisa. Thank you so much for joining me on my podcast. Thank you for having me. You just have such an interesting story, which is part of the reason why I wanted to bring you on to the podcast, not just because you're a client of mine, but you really are embracing speaking. But before we even get there, let's just talk about your story. Would you just kind of introduce yourself to my audience? and give them a little bit the highlights of your path.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:00:30]:
Sure. My name is Lisa Marie. I am the Sassy wealth coach. I'm a money coach slash CFO or women entrepreneurs. Basically, what I do is I help them change their money stories and their money mindset and manage their money better so they can step into what they're really wanting and have an in money management system that works for them their business and their lifestyle. And when we do that, they find that they're not fair enough money so much and that it's not full of chaos like we
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:01:04]:
most of us really believe. Yeah. How did you get here? because you you didn't you know, like, you don't just wake up one day and say, you know what? I'm gonna be a money coach when I grow up.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:01:14]:
No. I was in a corporate for years. And if I'm honest, the bit I always wanted to own a business, but what I wanted to own was a consignment store. I may still one day do that, but I wanted to have a consignment store. I It's I don't know. It's just something's always been in the back of my head. I've always wanted it for, say, I'll be 50 in July and For at least 30 years, I've thought about it.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:01:46]:
Okay. So there was always this entrepreneurial, like, dream or voice in the back of the forehead.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:01:54]:
It always seemed just beyond reach. Okay. And I've always worked corporate, and I have accounting experience. I've always I wasn't always good with money, but I always tried to get better with it and and if I think back, there were times that was really good with it, but then all of a sudden it would be gone. And now I know that that's because I didn't have a good relationship with money. I had many stories that I believed. And so the way I behaved with my money, always made sure I got right back to where I was barely making it. The last corporate job I had. I had for about 15 years. I was in there auditing the accounting department, working 60 hours a week, barely making ends meet, They'd already done, I don't know, up to a dozen layoffs over the years. And the last one, I didn't make it through. So That was September of 2016. And at first, I was really upset. I wasn't sure what I was gonna do. other than go start looking for another job. But I kept hearing a voice telling me I wasn't that now was my time, and I was needed at home. Those are the words that kept replying in my head. So I think it took about 2 weeks to finalize make the decision, but I made the decision that my new job was going to be working for myself. I was already trying to do bookkeeping on the side. So I felt that would be, you know, kinda where I would go because my decision had been that if I was barely going to make ends meet, it was going to be on my terms. I was I wanted I wasn't going after it for money. I was going after it for freedom because I felt like I had all of them chains. Hold on one second.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:04:04]:
Alright. What was it like? I just wanna, like, dive into that cision when you were just like, that's it. I'm making I'm starting my own business. I mean, what was that was that like you drawing a line in the sand?
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:04:19]:
Yes, it was like I was drawing a line in the sand. It was more or less a very scary one. But It was a decision. Honestly, after 1 week of me not working that corporate job, I had already started seeing that I didn't have to take etcetera, tension headache medicine as much -- Right. -- and that I'd been literally 3 days without an Imitrex. And I basically lived off with Imitrex. I had a prescription in my purse, and I had a segroom teaching headache medicine, like, everywhere with me. And so I felt long and hard, and I made the decision of, okay, this is how I can make it work. And it was now or never. So I made the decision. And once I made that decision to hold myself accountable, I put it out there for the whole entire world to see.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:05:14]:
I posted -- Not about accountability.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:05:17]:
Yep. I posted on Facebook. Now Did was it well received by everybody? No. How do you know what this always came back?
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:05:29]:
How do you know that it wasn't well received? Oh, because I was told
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:05:33]:
I was crazy. Oh, okay. I was told I to act my age, I needed to go and find a job. I was told that I had responsibilities, and I wasn't doing responsibility. I was told that who did I think I was that I could run a successful business, which again, the whole purpose, you know, I know going in in order to make money, you know, the business needs to be profitable. But, again, I'd work corporate for over 20 years, and the max amount of money I made a year was $45,000.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:06:10]:
Okay. So your specialty, you know, and I wanna share this with the audience is that Lisa really helps people with their stories around money because stories, money mindset, and money management go hand in hand. That's just that's what she stands on, like, morning, noon, and night. That I didn't find that out at first. Right. Right. But here's what I'm hearing with all of these people who were giving you their input about you being crazy, who do you think you are, Those were their stories -- Right. -- that they were trying to put on to you because, like, don't you go making a successful business because I've always wanted to have a successful business, but I never had the courage to act on my dreams?
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:06:58]:
Or they have the money and they have a successful business and, you know, especially family. Who are you to think that you could actually, you know, do this. You weren't born into money and getting married into money. And so, again, those are all stories But what I found is that I'm really good with spreadsheets. I'm really good with finagling numbers. And so when I say finagling, like, some I had a client who gave me she told me she's Lisa. I've had a death in the family. I'm coming into $15,000 really wanna be wise with this money. I had her give me a list of debt. I had her give me a list of some of the things that she wanted to do with it. I had her give me a list of all the things. And I literally then They were back three different ways that she could spend the money and use the money and be wisely including, like, putting money up or whatever. And then we decided on what way she really want she didn't wanna use the money to pay off that. What she was really wanting to do is put it towards saving for a house with maybe a small portion being used towards something else. And so I gave her 3 different ways. And she's like, oh my gosh. You you gave me, like, multiple ways, and all of it's like it gets things accomplished. You know? That's what I do. I have another client who says that I look at her bank account. I see the exact same amount that she sees, but I am able to determine, okay. You can do this, this, and this with it. And all she sees is a number, and her mind just goes blank. And once I realized that the money stories affected our mindset our mindset affected our money management. And I did a lot of work around that I would've found that I want I'm not the only one, especially with women. And I found that if we work on the mindset, we're able to actually be better at the money management. And so because I've had clients who are great at money management, and they don't have a great mindset. And then I have clients who can manifest to see cows come home but they're still broke because they're not managing their money. So I I stand on it. I I'm the only money coach that says that. money management, money mindset, go hand in hand. They have to in order for you to truly live life on your terms and be wealthy. And to me, wealthy is having the freedom and living on living life on your lifestyle because we can all be rich and I'll be happy and live in my family.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:09:39]:
Right. So can we just dive into that wealthy lifestyle? Because you and I have talked about this in-depth that it's, like, 1, you're not a cookie cutter money mindset, money management, fractional CFO that's out there. you really believe in. And I this is what I love about you is that, like, you look at each client as an individual case. Mhmm. So when somebody is trying to create their wealthy lifestyle, Like, what is that? How do you help them see that their, like, that their wealthy lifestyles is is possible
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:10:19]:
Well, one of the things I do when I talk to a new client is I find out where there are. Where where are they at in their money management, their money mindset, where are they at in their business, where are they at you know, in all aspects of life. And that doesn't mean just physically. That means mentally everything because starting where the client is at is really important. Because if someone would have tried to start me, for example, working out and doing, you know, verpees from the very beginning when I hadn't worked out and got sense how long. I would have never continued. Right? So but when I started working out, my burpee were basically standing up against the wall with my feet out, and now they're not. Sometimes I wish they were. But the point is is is I kept going because I was my trainer started with me where I was at. which is the same concept I do with my clients. And then what we do is we look and ask, you know, yes, we do a deep dive into their money to see if there's anything that needs to be tweaked or changed. But then we also I have them send me a list of all their goals. Big, small, everything, anything and everything in between business and personal with a time frame that they would like. And then that kind gives me an idea of, okay. You know what? This is this pertains to this. This is how we can reach this. And then I can show them. Mhmm. And then I'll show them. So, like, you know, I believe in buckets. You know that. I believe in multiple accounts. I actually had a client today say that my business accounts were so much simpler than my Because of the buckets. Yeah. Well, I have less buckets in my business than I do my personal So she she said it was a lot simpler. I was like, yes. But, you know, you're not saving for a specific medication in the business whereas the personal, there's a lot more, what we call it, ins and outs with our life. Right? Yeah. So what I do is I have them list all those things and give it to me, and then I'm able to help them see as possible. So like a lot of times when my clients come to me, They think they know what the the it's a called the proper first method. So they think they wanna do that, but they're not quite sure, and it seems overwhelming. And then when they work with me, I start off really small. I don't have them go open up all the accounts. I say, okay. This is what I want you to start with. Or if I see there might be a one account that we need to add, like, okay. This is how you can get here. And then with the personal ones, I'll have them, when I'm getting the goals. I was like, okay. Well, have you thought about opening up 2 personal savings accounts and making it this and this? And they're like, why would I do And I'm like, based off of this. And then I I help them see from people hate the word budget, but I created what's called an all inclusive budget. Mhmm. You can call it a money management system. You call it spending plan. It's the same thing, but I create that, and I help them I help my clients with it. And what we do based off of that is we're able to build from it. so that they're allocating the money where they really want it to go.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:14:00]:
I love that. And so you're getting your message out to the masses, like so we're gonna, like, transition into how you are getting your message out there, and you stepped into speaking. You know, I remember you liking a bunch of my post when I was launching my program in demand signature speech, and I was like, Lisa. Why don't you consider joining this? And you were like, nope. Nope. I don't do great programming. And your sassiness like, I have a tendency to mirror people, and so I just I just mirrored your sassiness you know, hence, the name, Sassy Wealth coach. Like, well, maybe we need to talk about working together. And you're like, yep.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:14:45]:
I was like, well, crap. Yeah. I honestly, if you would have asked me, Or if someone would have come up with a crystal ball and said, you know, when I was sixteen, seventeen years old, Lisa, you are going to be on stage speaking. I would have told them to go check themselves' implement the hospital because Lisa doesn't like getting on stage. Lisa hated public speaking so much so that I barely passed public speaking. And then when I think the only reason I took it in college when I went back to school was because I could do it online. And so I wasn't -- Share that share your story about about the online one because you shared that -- Oh, that I recorded it five times before. She recorded it five times before she finally submitted it. Twice it. I'll give you one better that I haven't told you. When I went and started my business and eventually, it started evolving, And once a coach said, you know what? Why don't you do coaching calls with your clients? And I was like, coaching calls. On the phone, they're like, no. Via Zoom. And I was like, Oh, okay. Well, I did, like, 2 a day because I had to go get dressed and get ready. And then I had to take deep breathing, make sure I looked at pay, makeup and all from head up, And I know you've seen me plenty of times now, but you know how I show up to my Zoom calls most of the time. And his hair pulled up in a ponytail, no makeup, bod, and I'm in my workout clothes. But for the 1st 6 months, to a year, I put on makeup before before if there was a call starting at 11:12, I had to have 10 to 11 bought doc for me to go get ready because I grew up corporate you, that was the specific way. And one of the coaches I met with, honest to god, she could she had some hair wrap around her head. when I met with her, because you guys like she's like, honey. We work from home. We still wear whatever we wanna wear. And I was like, I was like, you mean I won't you mean I won't be judged for showing up to a coaching call, you know, with one of my clients and my work outfit. And I haven't been judged.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:17:17]:
No. That's into that's really interesting. Thanks for sharing that. I love how you have stepped into speaking. You know? Just embraced it because you're sharing your story because and your story is making a difference. And whenever I I, you know, talk about you to other people, especially, like, if I'm on a podcast, as a guest. I'm like, I got another guest for you. She's got a great rags to riches story. And but you're getting out there and just sharing your methodology. Mhmm. which is really changing other women's lives.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:17:54]:
I hope so. That's honestly that's my mission. I decided, again, I decided that one of the best ways to reach more women, help empower more women to be able to stand on their own two feet, to be able to be empowered by their money and that are fearing it was to be on other people's stages and pages as a previous coach calls it. And the best way to do that was speaking. So I found certain media outlets weren't my jam, but I found I'm finding that speaking on stage and podcasts and things like that are, especially speaking on I mean, that's honestly, you know, I've set a goal at the year for podcasts, but also speaking on stages. And We're halfway through, and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna set another goal for next year because I think it's important then. I think if I'm able to my idea is is the more people I'm able to reach, the more women I can reach, the more people I can empower, then the more of us they're empowered by money, we can change the world. Because, honestly, when you read all the stuff about people that have how they change it. It's been one person at a time. Right? But it's the collective of one person at a time. So if I speak and I'm able to help someone in the audience, and then they go and do the same thing or refer someone and and it's just as a domino effect. then I don't know. I I like the idea of someone else realizing that Money doesn't have to be a taboo subject. Money doesn't have to be full of chaos. And just because you didn't come from money, and didn't marry into money doesn't mean you can't have money because I'm living through. That's what train. That's that is so true. It's so far it's so far from the truth. But it's a story that some of us are often told, and then we end up telling ourselves.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:20:13]:
We end up believing it. And -- And and we tell our we tell ourselves that story and basically in our heads every every day. And then if we have children, we're telling the children that. And then they you know, again, like, you're just repeating, like, the way that you grew up were just repeating generations of this story. And you are I mean, I know that you've got 2 little girls, and you are changing like, the stories that they're telling themselves about -- I hope so.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:20:42]:
I don't know. There are days I don't think they get it, and then there's days I They do. But, I mean, it again, it's I just think it's important for us to realize You know, I I'm constantly saying that just like mental health, our society has made mental health and money, such a Abu subject. It's something we're not supposed to talk about. We're not supposed to talk about whether we have money, whether we don't, how much money we make, what we do with our money. We're just not supposed to talk about those things. And to me, I think we should be. I think we should be talking about all of it. You know, I think there's a difference between the debt and bad debt. I don't think all debt's bad. And there are a lot of money gurus that do, and I happen to disagree. And I and I tell people why. It's it's Perfect example, buying a house is not bad debt. You know? Many of us aren't gonna have $40,000 to go put down on a house to do 15 year mortgage. I make great money. I'm not gonna be able to put enough money down to do a 15 year mortgage. There's no way. However, me going into a 30 year mortgage wouldn't be a to me, is not is not bad debt. Having credit cards isn't bad necessarily. It's what we're doing with them. It's how we're using them or utilizing them. And, you know, I tell people all the time, it's the same thing with your debit card. spending it frivolously, where the money's just disappearing, or are you actually spending it wisely to where you're able to keep things paid off on a, you know, consistently basis. And there's just there's a difference.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:22:30]:
Yeah. And this is what, you know, like, what leases what you're sharing. with audiences just to give them like there's another way. So What's it been like crafting your story, your speech
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:22:47]:
while we've been working together? A pain in the butt. You had to know what I was gonna say.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:22:53]:
I would expect you to say something like that.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:22:57]:
I For me, it's been eye opening. For me, it's been me actually realizing and actually stepping into my power. And even more so, stepping into what I'm passionate about and realizing that I can get I am not perfect by meetings at public speaking. I am not perfect at being on the stage. I come with many snappings
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:23:34]:
along the way, the sky -- -- what makes your audience fall in love with you is that -- I hope so. -- real.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:23:41]:
because the last presentation, the my computer, I forgot to turn the snoo snooze go to sleep thing off. There's always I you know, don't like I told can I tell you? Yeah. You know what happened when I was, like, Kentucky? like, every and I have it set when it's not plugged up within 2 minutes, 2 minutes, y'all. It goes to sleep. can you imagine how many times I had to wake that laptop up? So my predict my -- There's always -- My slide would come back up. Yeah. Yeah. That was that was an annoying essay. And I couldn't really take the time to fix it. I was in the middle of my presentation. But I have a note now that that is one of the first things I do. And what
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:24:28]:
what I hear from that story is the reason why you didn't go change it, you know, in the middle of your presentations because you had so much that you wanted to share with that audience. You're like, I'm not even going to waste the 2 minutes that it's gonna take me to go change this.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:24:44]:
You know? I just wanna serve in the audience. -- someone with You know what I mean? I'm gonna tell them, hold on a second and go into, you know, and change it. And and not be in the middle of a conversation was almost as bad, though, because there's a middle of a conversation when the thing would go out. But yeah. I mean, again, like you said, they're always snafus, which is what I've been told by several people. And so I've realized that Being on stage is actually where I belong. I just said that this is recorded.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:25:21]:
I I love that you're finally admitting that. First off, congratulations. Have you would you say that you've fallen in love with speaking to get your message out there?
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:25:35]:
I would not say that. I would stand close. I would say that I have fallen in love with the way I'm able to reach more people -- Okay. -- for women that I'm that I have fallen in oh, let me take it I've fallen in love with speaking on the subject that I'm absolutely passionate about. Yeah. When I you know, I was talking to someone that I'm gonna be on their podcast, and they wanted to see if it was gonna be a good fit. And he asked some questions, And then he, you know, he stopped me and I was and I found myself saying, I'm sorry. I could talk about this all day. He goes, no. That's what that's what I'm seeing, and that's what I want. He said that's why I'm I'm asking you if you'll be on the podcast. And it's because I get so wound into it Mhmm. Because so many women, so many people, especially women, have a fear of money. Whether there was money trauma, whether there are stories that were told or stories. They tell themselves and they're starting over whatever it is, we all have have had some something to that's just put that fear. Plus, growing up, none of us were ever talk anything about money because, again, it's a taboo subject. You're not supposed to talk about it. And if I'm, again, being able to speak on stage, and like you said, show them that there's another way. show them that it doesn't have to be no debt at all to be okay. It doesn't have to be all this or all that. But, you know, one of my favorite sayings to one of my clients is She said to me in the group program, she says, Lisa, she said, been told 2 different things. I was like, okay, what? And she said, I need to live now live now. Live now. I only have one place. k? She goes, but then I also need to safer later, safer later because you never know what's gonna happen. And I just looked there and said, why not do both? Why decide? I love that. Why do you And she and she looked at me and went, I said, why not do both? Yeah. I said, why not save for later and live now? You can do both as long as you're playing as a parent it and do it strategically that way. You know? Perfect example. I travel for bowling tournaments. I am also saving for trips. You know? This year, I decided that I was gonna be putting money up into an IRA account for my kids, not for me because, again, I'm gonna be fifty So it's not really my retirement, but as if something happens, I want my girls taken care of. I'm saving for later but I'm also living now. I'm going on these bowling trips. I'm going on vacation with my girls in sometimes without. I'm going on business trips. Why not do both? And a light bulb went off in her head because she'd been told that she had to do it one way or the other. And now she's like, wait. I can manage my money and do both. Yeah.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:28:52]:
Yeah. So it's like you can tell your story on social media and you can tell your story on stage.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:29:02]:
Yeah. What do you want? You thought you said it gets to me. Right?
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:29:07]:
You're well, you're doing both. I mean, you have you do have a great social media presence. And you're really embracing speaking not only on stages in other people's audiences, other people's events, Mhmm. But, also, you know, like, you have a podcast goal. Like, how many podcasts you can be a guest on this year. But let's we're gonna I wanna sort of address the meet you in Kentucky because even before you spoke, the woman who was running the event asked you to apply because she wanted you to come speak again next year.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:29:42]:
Yeah. That's what I took it as. Yeah. I that's that's huge. Yeah. I I think so. Yeah. And and, again, it's I never would have imagined me doing this. I never would have imagined me stepping on stage in front of people I don't know. But I have found that being me and going and just being me works. You know? So, like when I used to see people who stand on stage, they were all dressed prim, proper in suits. And I think I've actually talked to you about that one. You did say that. You said if you tell this is -- If you tell me I have to wear a pantsuit and a jacket, I'm out. Yes.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:30:30]:
And I think -- And you're like, why would I tell you that? Yeah. But I think I also like our next meeting. I was like, oh, by the way, you have to wear a pantsuit. You're right. No. Because you need to One of the things that I with all of my clients is, like, whatever your personality is, I you've got to have your personality on stage. If wearing a pants suit is your personality fantastic. It's not mine. It's not yours. You would rather show up in your cowboy boots
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:31:01]:
or sandals, my holy jeans, and -- Yeah. Something colorful.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:31:07]:
Mhmm. They're very colorful. You know, a friend of mine said -- Exactly. Yeah. My friend Steve Galen. I mean, like, he gave up the suits. He is a jacket and jeans kinda guy. Like, that's you know, like, what you wear should represent your brand -- Oh, you're right. -- Samson, because it's like, I want you to feel comfortable on stage.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:31:30]:
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:31:31]:
And whatever that is, whatever that outfit is is what you should be wearing. Mhmm.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:31:37]:
Yeah. And and when you told me that, I was like, Because I talked to other people, and they were like, well, you need to be dressed like this. And I just I was like, no. And they're like, Why? You gotta be dressed to impress. I can dress to impress in BlueJeans, I promise, with some boots or some sandals with some heels. I threw away the skirts and the jacket pants suits and all of that. The day I made the decision, I was never going back corporate. Very good. And I I I not felt once. Nice. Now I do have some jackets Like, some are fitted, some are leather looking, and then some's like a blue jeans. They're they can be dressed up, but I said I can dress them up just fine without -- That's right.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:32:21]:
Now you mentioned earlier that stepping into being a speaker has empowered you. Can you talk more on that?
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:32:31]:
It's empowered me to realize what I'm capable of, how far I've come. It's empowered me that I, you know, showing me that I do have a story to share, but not only that I have a story to share that I can make an impact in other people's lives, that I can make an impact in someone's like, And to me, that's everything. Because if when I was first starting, I had someone who it was Marriott was before I went full time. She was coaching me, and she believed in me more than I believed in myself at the time because I still didn't see it possible. Mhmm. And she was actually the one that says Lisa, she said there's gonna be a door that's gonna open. just know when it opens, you need to take it. And I think it was, like, 7 months after we stopped working together, that that the the door opened. And I didn't see that it was a door then. but I do now, and I believe it's led me to where I'm at. And I feel I feel even more empowered to be able to speak and say, hey. Look. It's okay if you don't see it yet, but I I promise you can get there. And and, you know, I tell people all the time, they'll tell me, well, Lisa, that's great, but I'm not making enough money to where I can do this and and save for that and save for later. And I tell people all this time, sure you you know, maybe not. I've been there. I've been broke, so I know how that works. However, majority of the time, if we actually do a deep dive into our expenses, we find things that if we would really truly cut, we could. You know? All those years, I was paying for cable, that if I would have made the decision, no, I don't watch that much TV and would have cut cable out, I could have saved for mini trips. Right? But it was something I decided I wanted why I have no idea.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:34:39]:
So I'm hearing, like, this empowerment is also self trust. Yeah. Trusting yourself that you're on the right path, trusting yourself that you are going to, you know, share your story
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:34:52]:
to this audience and know that you're gonna impact the right people. I'm gonna I'm gonna impact the right people. I'm gonna touch the right people. Someone out there is going to hear what they needed to hear, and it's going to change their their lives. I mean, I have a lady who's in my group. I have brag about her all the time. She's on a fixed income. She's she's on a income. She lives in Canada, and it was her goal to be as far away from Canada as possible during the winter. and be in Mexico. And I did not know this until after she had done it, but she'd been in my group, and she'd been reading my post. She'd been listening to my my Facebook lives, and she went and did those buckets Re looked at her spending and put enough money aside to where she paid 6 months in rent for Mexico, paid for her flight, and she spent the entire 6 months of winter over in Mexico. with one of her daughters and then went back to Canada when winter was over, and her goal is to do it again next year. And I told her, if it were you you know how to do it, You know? And she she said she she told me that she would never have thought that that was possible until I showed her that And and what I told her was it's not how much money you make is what you do with it.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:36:18]:
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:36:19]:
Basically -- -- not. It's how it's how much you do with it. That's right. Thank you for sharing that. Yeah. I can see why you're proud of her. I am. I'm like makes me and, technically, she's not even a client, but I still made an impact on someone that didn't think they couldn't do something and found out, oh, wait. I can't.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:36:40]:
And that's exactly what happens when you start sharing your story and sharing your message with the masses. Couple final questions. And what's it been like working together?
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:36:56]:
You call me out on my BS, which is something I need. I think I told you at the beginning. But I also said the other day that you find a story and everything, which I kinda like sometimes. But, honestly, working with you has been great. And I don't know if I would have I don't think I would be at where I'm at in my self confidence as far as speaking and and feeling like this is where I need to be if it wasn't working with you. You helped me with the hard part. And I can talk about money and the stuff all day. It's crafting all that stuff together. But you and I we mesh because we can talk about it, and then we we form it from there. And so I'm forming my own craft I'm crafting it, but I'm not having to think from it and type it. You know what I mean? We're, like, voicing it out together, and that's Not a lot of people will do it that way, but it's what works for me. And I think you saw that and you go, well, what about this lease? Then I go, no. I wanted to do it like, oh, you know what? And then we and the next thing I know, I've got a a speech bracket. And I'm realizing that I can tweak 1 tweak something and make it a difference.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:38:24]:
Yeah. Because I am not about let's recreate the wheel every single time that we're speaking. Let's just keep, like alright. What can we use from this presentation because especially if like, let's just take this this woman who asked you to come back next year. So you spoke about money stories this year. We're gonna talk about money management next next year. It's like, what segments can we just reuse? And now, like, what do we need to fine tune and craft? You're right. I am all about repurposing, recycling, you know, everything that we have and you know I'm a big fan of templates.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:38:58]:
Yeah. And and and and finding that and and, again, it's kind of the same thing with with my clients is I'm it's being shown that's easier than what it seems. But I don't think I don't think I'd be where I'm at as far as the confidence goes and feeling like this is where I'm the stage is where I belong. yes, I wanna do more podcasts, but the stage is I used to think it was like on the news that I've won, and and I've changed my mind. And I've just this stage where I'm able to reach the people that I'm supposed to reach.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:39:42]:
Great. I love that. Would you share with everybody where they can find you, stalk you, follow you, and continue to learn from you?
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:39:51]:
all over social media. My Facebook is Facebook and Instagram is the Sassy wealth coach, personal page, which a lot of people have followed me is Lisa SWC.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:40:05]:
Lisa Marie, SWC. Excuse me. I'll just click to be down below.
Lisa Marie Robinson [00:40:10]:
Yep. I had to think about it. Sorry. And then my website is the sassywealthcoach.com. Those are all the places. I mean, I'm all I'm always on social I'm not it looks like I'm always on social media. Those are the ways you can contact me. you know, or through my website and see all the things that I'm about.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:40:31]:
Wonderful. Wonderful. Thank you so much for coming on. sharing your story, sharing your passion, and just sharing your journey from, you know, like, from that time that you raised your hand and said, yes. I think I wanna do the speaking thing. Right? It has been such a fun journey. And from from my perspective, as your coach, seeing you evolve as a speaker.
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:41:04]:
You've trusted. I think there's more to go, but You've trusted my process. You trust me and my process, and there are a lot of times you're right. Like, I see stories and everything you do. You trust me and would say, "Okay. I'll trust you. And....I'm not sure about this, but okay."
Laurie-Ann Murabito [00:41:27]:
So thank you so much for coming on and sharing your journey and your story with my listeners and for everybody that's out there. We will touch base next week so make sure you are being in demand.