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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how important it is to surround ourselves with people who empower and support us. One of the things I’m most grateful for in my own life is my network of amazing female friends and colleagues.

My girlfriends hold my hand when I need support, give me their shoulder to cry on when I’m sad, and celebrate my milestones and victories–both business and personal–almost like they’re their own. I’m not exaggerating when I say I’d be lost without them.

Just last week I was feeling lost about some of the decisions I needed to make about the next stages in Financially Wise Women’s growth. That’s when I did what I usually do in these situations and called a girlfriend.  This time it was my friend Jessica, who happens to be an amazing creative director.  I told her the challenges I was facing and how I needed help mapping out the next steps for FWW. She carved out time to meet me for a business planning strategy session, and within minutes we had everything mapped out on the back of Kreation Café’s paper placemats. No joke–there was even an Instagram story about it!

Case in point: we need each other in life.  You can do it alone, but it’s SO much harder and never as much fun. And naturally, we women are great at helping one another.

It’s just what we do: we lift each other up.

Here’s to all the #FinanciallyWiseWomen in our lives. Sending you tons of money love.

The above blog is by Brittney Castro originally published in Brittney Castro’s Blog – Financially Wise Women.


About the author: Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ is the Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles based financial planning firm for women. She specializes in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial women who are passionate about life and want to gain clarity around their money. Brittney’s mission is to help women plan and create the life of their dreams, free from anxiety about money. She is known for her non-judgmental, compassionate approach to financial planning. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Planning Magazine, Investment News, and Registered Rep Magazine. Away from the office, you can find Brittney working out, drinking green juice, reading, playing at the park with her dog Arya and of course dancing. Visit her at http://www.financiallywisewomen.com and request a FREE 30-minute Discovery Session to discuss how financial planning can help you use your money to live a life you love. Financially Wise Women is a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State of California and in other jurisdictions where exempted.

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