I met Natasha Badger a couple of years ago at an eWomenNetwork event in Vancouver, British Columbia. Now I don’t normally talk about physical attributes about people but this is worth mentioning. Natasha is a woman with presence. You know the kind of woman I mean? The one that when you walk into a room, they get noticed for their smile and but also because there is a little something special about them. Well, there is something extra special about Natasha that is really interesting. She absolutely loves money and makes no apologies for it! She lives, breathes, reads, and probably would eat it if she could. She also doesn’t hold back when it comes to talking about it.
I had a coffee with her the other day. We spent the majority of our time together talking about the religion of money (I know, ‘Religion’???), how we handle money, think about money, our history with it, the nastiness of it that makes us think it can kill us, and how it can all be fixed. Natasha maintains that the solution to it all is mastering ‘Cash Flow.’ I think I will call her the ‘Cash Flow Queen.’
When you think of cash flow, you probably think of it in business terms and you would be correct. However, Natasha believes we need to learn and manage cash flow at home first. If we have that down to a science, it can translate to the business and will it benefit!
However, I am puzzled. Wouldn’t you think that if you were going to be an entrepreneur and open a business, the topic of training in cash flow wouldn’t even come up? You might assume that every entrepreneur is great at handling money? After all, isn’t being in business all about making money? Well, according to Natasha, we have a very human relationship with money. It can bring us confidence, peace and security or we skim the topic and avoid it like it has the plague. My guess is that whatever attitude we have about money would be the same one that we bring to the business.
‘Lesson from the Coffee Shop’ this time? Sit down with a professional Money and Cashflow Coach like Natasha Badger. Be prepared to dig deep into your relationship with money, learn how to talk about it, work with cash flow at home, and then finally attack your business plan. If you are going to be an entrepreneur, you’d better figure out your relationship with money out of the way before you move forward with any kind of business.
As George Clason sums up in his book, ‘The Richest Man in Babylon,’ “Better a little caution than a great regret.”
You can find Natasha Badger on LinkedIn. You can also spot this tall and very talented lady standing out in a networking crowd. She’s worth knowing!