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Jun 30, 2022

In this episode, former Rocket Scientist turned Financial Wellness Planner, Portia Jackson shares the journey of how she faced several career transitions and ultimately found her passion.


The obstacles she had to overcome like facing her family who was proud of her career as a Rocket Scientist, going into a new field, and the uncertainty of being able to quit corporate and replace the amount of income needed to maintain her lifestyle.


We also dive into:

  • Why it’s important to never stop trying new things.
  • How Portia was able to build her business while learning at the same time.
  • Dealing with the inconsistencies of building your own business and sticking with it.
  • How important a budget is when starting a business, knowing what you need to get you through the foundation-building process.

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Learn More about Portia:

Portia R. Jackson, CFP® is obsessed with all things related to personal finance, designing your fulfilled life, and the Enneagram! After leaving her corporate job as a rocket scientist, she completed a certification in Personal Financial Planning, got her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional designation, and helped hundreds of Fortune 500 employees as a Financial Wellness Coach at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She transformed her love of personal finance, organization, and personal development into a step-by-step system to help online business owners take the money their business makes and use it to be, do, and have whatever they want in life.

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Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold