Bye bye credit card debt!

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Meet Caitlin. She is a fireball with a heart of gold. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and three critters. Caitlin is a staff member at Teach for America and was recently certified as a health & wellness coach (side note: word on the street is, a workout with Caitlin will kick your ass!). Caitlin has what she calls her “B Squad.” They are a group of total queens and are as follows: Beyoncé, Brené Brown & Barbara Jean (her mom). She recently added Bernadette to this elite group. I’m going to tell you about Caitlin’s journey with Bernadette and what put her in the ranks with these other fantastic Bs! 

Like some of our other #WCW ladies, Caitlin is an alum of Bernadette’s Skillpop class. When she started the program, she was struggling with a scarcity money mindset and a lot of shame attached to her finances. Enter Bernadette, with her no nonsense approach to finances and Caitlin’s money mindset gradually began to change. “I have literally rewired my brain so that my relationship is much healthier when it comes to my financial freedom. The biggest shift has definitely been recognizing that it is possible to release shame, proactively plan, grow wealth and still live!” 

That still living your life part is a key component of Bernadette’s message and what resonates with many of her clients. She gives us permission (and even encourages us) to spend unapologetically! It is one of the five pillars of her CRUSH program! Caitlin is using her resources to do things that help her strive and thrive and has even booked a long overdue vacation for her and her husband.

"I literally would lose sleep over credit card debt and never felt like I was making any progress on chipping away at this high interest debt that hung over my head. I now know I will never, ever be in that situation again and couldn’t be more grateful for that!”

All this spending may seem counterintuitive to paying down debt, but make no mistake about it, Caitlin is doing that too. She just paid off 10K of credit card debt! “This has been such a relief for me! I literally would lose sleep over credit card debt and never felt like I was making any progress on chipping away at this high interest debt that hung over my head. I now know I will never, ever be in that situation again and couldn’t be more grateful for that!” This too, is part of Bernadette’s core CRUSH program—reverse engineer your life goals—and then get that goal done, sister! 

While gaining control financially, Caitlin is also channeling that positive energy into other areas of her life. She is having meaningful conversations with those around her and has started moving in areas where she has felt complacent. She has dreamed of becoming a registered Doula for a long time and guess what!? Girlfriend is starting that certification program in September!

“It was so encouraging to let go of shame together and know that we truly wanted the best for one another. To hear other’s journey and how they were shifting their money mindset, recognizing their worth and standing proud in their identity was super encouraging! 

Caitlin and the rest of us who have had the pleasure of working with Bernadette all feel a special connection. “It was so encouraging to let go of shame together and know that we truly wanted the best for one another. To hear other journeys and how they were shifting their money mindset, recognizing their worth and standing proud in their identity was super encouraging. I also loved being part of a space that was truly a diverse group of women.”

I spent 12 weeks with Caitlin in the 90 day program and her story gives me all the feels because her journey, while different from mine, has so many similarities in how it has changed me overall. I honestly cannot say enough about the amazing groups of women Bernadette brings together. It truly is her super power. If you would like to learn more about joining one of these fantastic cohorts go to https://www.crushyourmoneygoals.com/

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