financial freedom

114: Bola Sokunbi on Planning Financial Freedom

financial freedomBola Sokunbi is a money coach, business strategist and founder of Clever Girl Finance, a platform that empowers and educates women to make the best financial decisions for their current and future selves. Clever Girl Finance also inspires women to pursue their dreams of financial independence in order to live life on their own terms.

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Playing Small Moment

Bola attended a meeting at work with a senior VP. Though in her head she had so much to say, she actually didn’t say anything for the whole hour. After the meeting had concluded, the executive pulled her aside and told her if she didn’t speak up people would not realize her potential. Bola realized that she can be successful at doing what she puts her heart into. She just needs to quit thinking the WHAT IF.

The Wake Up Call

Bola’s wakeup call was when she had her twins; she realized she needed to pursue her dreams. Bola wanted to make sure she left a legacy her children would be proud of. She told her fear that she was going on a journey and fear could come along for the ride, but that it was going to need to take a back seat because she was the one in charge now.

Style of Leadership

Bola does well when she is motivated to be her best. She is a motivational leader. Bola is very good at helping people to realize how capable they are and how much power they have.

What Are You Excited About?

Clever Girl Finance is taking off. Bola is working on a weekly business planner for women, to help them plan out their business goals, visions, business tasks, and business finances. She is focusing on small business owners, entrepreneurs, and women who are launching their business part-time or full-time.

Leadership Practice

Affirmations and To Do lists make Bola a better leader and business owner.

Book to Develop Leadership

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel

Advice For Younger Self

Bola, do not be afraid! Do not worry about fear of failure and fear of what others think.

Inspirational Quote

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Interview Links


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  1. Nikki

    So Proud to call you FRIEND! #innercifcle! fabulous! I know you have influenced me positively a great deal!!! And now the world will see all you have to offer you go girl!!!

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