How this Money Coach, Mom and now Author Sets Herself up for Wealth Each Week

 
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, Founder and CEO of The Fiscal Femme

Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, Founder and CEO of The Fiscal Femme

Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is the founder and CEO of financial nutrition blog The Fiscal Femme, and author of the just released book, 30-Day Money Cleanse.

Through her 30-Day Money Course, her one-on-one coaching and her speaking circuit, Ashley has helped thousands of women cultivate harmonious relationships with money and achieve their financial goals. Now she’s bottled all that up to share with even more women in her first book.

So many of us think we're "bad at money" and punish ourselves with harsh self-talk about finances. Ashley wrote 30-Day Money Cleanse to reframe how we think about money, to detox ourselves of unhealthy thoughts about finances and to help us cultivate a mindset of abundance.

Ashley wears many hats--money coach, blogger, speaker, author, Mom--below she gives us a glimpse into how she approaches the week to build her own wealth.

I never get any day started without…

Meditating. This is a practice that’s so so important for my mental and physical health as well as my productivity. I typically do 10 minutes every morning.

The biggest unsustainable habit that I had to change to be more productive…

Was not having boundaries.  Learning to create boundaries was so hard for me, but I can’t stress how important and game-changing it's been been. This might mean being able to say no to opportunities that aren’t a fit or will take me away from my main goals, not responding to emails and text messages as they come in, or even carving out time for self-care. Creating boundaries has helped me have more of an impact with my business.

My favorite time saving hack…

Is hiring an incredible team. I am SO lucky to have the most incredible team and I really don’t know what I would do without them. Kristen, my #2 in particular. She not only saves me lots of time but also adds a ton of value and really elevates the business.

What I do to help me relax...

I recently started taking baths. I think they work really well because I can’t have my phone (lol), am not very accessible to my husband and toddler, and it physically relaxes my muscles.

What I do to jog my inspiration…

I have my best ideas in workout classes. I don’t know what it is about focusing on something else and breaking a sweat that gives me the best ideas!

I do my best big picture thinking when…

I’m traveling! Something about being outside of my normal space and routine. I’m particularly productive in big picture thinking when I’m flying and I’m disconnected from the internet.

I feel done with the work week when...

The nanny leaves. I used to be able to work around the clock (and I loved it!) but now that I have a one and a half year old, I am really forced to be done with work by 6:30 when she leaves. I think this has been such a gift, and I’m kicking myself for not honoring my time in this way before my son Eli was born.

 
Alison Gilbert