Have you ever wanted to do something different, but you feel...stuck? Every Tuesday join in for honest conversations about money, minimalism, mindset, and living a great life — and the small changes we can make to get big results. Because it’s time we all start living a life that’s better than fine.
22: What you want might not be as expensive as you think
As I write this, the movers are packing up our last few belongings. The family heirlooms and kitchen stuff are all that is left. We sold 90%+ of our stuff. It feels great to get rid of things but it wasn't as easy as the internet says it is.
Erica and I share how it feels, what the process was like, what we’ve learned, and how we think it might impact our future purchasing.
We have 10 days left in England and then wheels up, off to California to see friends and family and then off to Maui. Our adventures are yet to begin.
Subscribe or stay subscribed so you get the start of season 2! This is the end of season 1. We will pick up again once we are settled in Hawaii. Season 2 will be out in October and we can't wait. We will talk to you then!
Afraid you will miss us? We will miss you. Stay up with our adventure on instragram @theworthproject.co and on our website at theworthproject.co.
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21: How to change course - with Lisa Lewis
Have you ever started a job you enjoy only to realize a few months — or years — later that you’re not really loving it anymore? We have a career coach on the podcast today who explains why that happens and why it can actually be a good thing.
This week we had career coach Lisa Lewis on the podcast to talk to us about career transitions. Lisa found herself unhappy in her career and realized that most of her friends were unhappy as well. She wondered, “is this as good as it gets?” But she wasn’t ready to throw in the towel. After searching for answers, she found the natural four-stage career cycle that we all go through. She dispells the myth that there is one perfect career that we will love once we’re able to finally find it. And it’s OK to change course numerous times over the course of your career.
So if you’ve ever felt in stuck, unhappy with your work, and unclear about how to get out, this episode is for you.
Lisa kindly shared some great resources just for our listeners on her website lisalewiscareers.com/worth
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20: Separating work and worth - with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin
How much do your work and your paycheck influence your idea of your self worth? Anyone who has gone through a job transition, been in a career rut, or found themselves out of a job probably knows the struggle of tying their own personal worth to their job.
As Jordan is getting ready to navigate his own career transition and leave his job, we invited financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin on the show to talk about work and worth issues. We learn exactly what a financial therapist is (hint: it’s a new profession), how to identify those unhelpful thoughts, and why having things outside of work that excites you is so important. We also talk about goals, systems, and giving yourself permission to have a bad day.
If you’re interested in understanding more about — and maybe making healthy changes to — your relationship with money and your self-worth, this episode is worth a listen.
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19: Creating your plan B with multiple streams of income
Guys, we are in the home stretch of our life in London. Five and a half glorious years are coming to a close, but not without crossing off a few more UK Bucket List items. In episode 17, we talked about our strategies to not go broke when we travel. One strategy we use is to go where everyone isn’t. This summer, everyone is at the beach and rental homes were absurdly priced.
Where was everyone not? Glamping in Somerset.
We got a steal of a deal on a three-bedroom tent and spent the weekend riding a classic steam train. We had a blast.
Multiple income streams
As we share more about our move with family and friends one of the first questions is, “so are you just going to be living off savings for a little while?” (Refresher: Jordan is leaving his job, we’re selling 90% of our belongings, and moving to Hawaii). This would’ve been our reality a few years ago, but over the past year, we’ve worked on building multiple streams of income. These streams of income are the safety net we’ve built for our little family to be able to pick up and take an adventure, while still being financially responsible.
And this isn’t an idea we’ve come up with. Surveys show that millionaires and the wealthiest individuals depend less on a paycheck and more on different streams of income. I lay out all of the data PLUS our income streams in this article. After watching my mom get laid off and rebuild her career, I realized that just depending on one stream of income was a risky proposition.
Check out the show notes for links on multiple income streams and pictures of our trip:
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#18: Taking the plunge to buy a business - with Barbara Ginty
Barbara Ginty, CFP, joined us on our podcast to talk about her experience buying a business: the ups and the downs. And there were plenty of downs.
Starting her career on Wall Street, she decided to pivot into personal finance when her Dad and Aunt were selling their business. With a very light amount of research, she thought “I”m smart, how hard can personal finance and running a small business in upstate New York be?”
Karma came around hard on that one. She shares openly about her early struggles (maxed out credit cards anyone? Crazy healthcare costs?) and how the business STILL USED A TYPEWRITER. Yes, I’m emphasizing that.
But Barbara made it through to the other side, with a story to tell.
Check out the show notes for more information!
#17: The Don't Go Broke Guide to Travel
We have been fortunate to have visited 50 countries. Jordan and I have always made traveling a priority. Now with baby Henry, traveling has changed for us but we still love it.
After our trip to Lake Orta, Italy last week, we realized we had some good tips and lessons that we could share on how to not go broke when traveling. See the link below for the full guide.
Timing Airfare Credit cards Be a carry on family Lodging Transportation Food Activities Download our free guide to travel, The Don't Go Broke Guide to Travel here:
In the works!
Check out the show notes for a link to our travel video (Erica may still be working on it) and other information.
So many great ideas!
The worth project has so much great inspiration! Keep it up!
I love Erica, Jordan, and Henry and routinely recommend this podcast to others. Their blend of personal stories and actionable tips keep me coming back for more!! Give this a listen!
Or as Erica mentioned in episode 22 “hard core fan” i have been listening to you guys since day one...
Don’t even know how i stumbled upon the trailer for the worth projected but i instantly subscribed and have been listening to every episode as they have been released, religiously. I will miss you guys during this break before season 2 and can’t wait to hear what’s in store!