It’s a fact that many people today have different struggles with finances.
Others are not getting the cash flow they need or some of those who have been working in the company for so long but didn’t even see any progress in their lives.
Being underpaid and overworked without getting the salary they truly deserve is something that usually happens to many people out there.
And it also happened to my guest today.
With all of that sh*t that happened to Janesse, she then realised that she lost more and more connection with her voice and what she actually wanted.
Until she reached the point in her life where things had to change and the future turned in her favour.
Janesse never had any plan to have a business and to be financially independent in her 30s. That’s why she considered herself an accidental entrepreneur.
Look at her now! She is a successful personal finance podcaster. She is the creator of the leading personal finance podcast for Latinas, which is one of the top podcasts on Apple.
She has been preaching the gospel of money and really helping and empowering people with knowledge about these spaces.
You may all know that a lot of communities out there get default and that’s something my guest doesn’t want to happen. That’s now her mission and that’s what she does.
So to learn more about the success story of Janesse and how she did it and what she is doing now, please click the play button and listen to the entire podcast.
A quick reminder to all of you, my queen, you need to stop trying to conform to a system that wasn’t built for us.
Topics discussed and where to find them:
01:44 – Being an Accidental Entrepreneur
03:49 – The Beginning of the Janesse Torres-Rodriguez’s Success Story
08:35 – The Thing That Janesse Loves to Do Which Brings Her Joy
10:21 – The Imposter Syndrome Kept Showing Up Every Single Day
12:18 – Stop Trying to Conform to a System That Wasn’t Built for You
15:14 – Getting Fired From Work for the First Time
17:04 – The Inception of the Food Blogging Career
20:19 – Doing Something Meaningful and Valuable That You Truly Care About
21:35 – The Effect of the Social Media Integration on Business
23:18 – Success Requires Consistency and Sacrifice
24:15 – Understanding the Concept of a Passive Income
25:04 – The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Movement
27:58 – Finding Your Voice While in the Process of Learning About Financial Independence
28:55 – Finding a Place to Show Up Consistently
29:23 – Launching the Six-Figure Podcast Business
30:41 – Taking Breaks When Doubts Show Up
34:23 – My Word for 2022 Was Ease – Janesse
36:31 – Living a Life Doing Your Sh*t Rather Than Living a Life of Regret
38:30 – Having an Obligation to Open Up Those Doors to Others
42:31 – The Process Where You Start Listening to Your Voice More Than the Voice of Others
43:08 – The Impact of the Family on Making Decisions for Your Life
48:58 – The Importance of Talking About Money as a Woman, as a Woman of Color
51:09 – The Need for More Voices, Permission, Guidance, and Representations
YQD™ Founder Jannese Torres-Rodriguez is an award-winning Latina Money Expert, Educator, Speaker, Writer, and Business Coach. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom. Jannese is on a mission to educate marginalized communities on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and building generational wealth through her personal finance podcast, “Yo Quiero Dinero.” The podcast has been featured on BuzzFeed, Telemundo, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, NextAdvisor (Time), Grow Magazine (CNBC), & more.