"Part motivational, part personal finance...Olszewski seeks to first inspire before she walks you down the path to prosperity."
-The Washington Post
Marianna Olszewski didn't start out rich, happy, and fabulous. Strapped-for-cash beginnings motivated her to strive for abundance and financial independence-goals she exceeded by age thirty as the founder of a multimillion-dollar business.
Now she reveals the lessons she learned and the savvy strategies of other amazing women like designer Diane von Furstenberg and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. She shows how to:
- Say Yes to Yourself: Turn toward people and situations that enhance your well-being, and away from those that don't.
- Fall in Love with Your Money: When you treat your money with respect, keep track of it, and spend and save wisely, your money will always love you back.
- Act as If: Start your transformation by acting as if you already are as successful, intelligent, and prosperous as you want to be.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Marianna Olszewski is a money and lifestyle coach who specializes in personal finance training and workshops for women. A popular speaker, Marianna is also active in many charitable and ar t organizations. She lives with her family in Miami and New York City.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
My Story xv
Part 1 Prepare Your Potential 1
Chapter 1 Say Yes to Yourself 3
Chapter 2 Have Fun! 26
Chapter 3 Unshakable Belief 42
Part 2 Embrace Financial Freedom 71
Chapter 4 Love Money 73
Chapter 5 Respect Money 110
Part 3 Make Your Dreams a Reality 143
Chapter 6 Claim Your Power 145
Chapter 7 Act As If 167
Chapter 8 Take Action! 180
Chapter 9 Live with Gratitude 213
Conclusion: Live It, Love It, Earn It… Forever 232
Further Reading 235
What People are Saying About This
"Live It, Love It, Earn It is, first of all, FUN! It's also full of rock solid financial information that's guaranteed to elevate any woman's financial IQ-and the bottom line!"--(Christiane Northrup, M.D., bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause)
"Let this be your passport to financial and life freedom now!"--(Mark Victor Hansen, bestselling author of The One Minute Millionaire and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul)
"Let's face it, in life and in business, when it comes to money there's nothing sexier than having your own. Marianna Olszewski lays out exactly what you need to take control of your finances so you can create the work, life and wealth you deserve."--(Nina DiSesa, chairman, McCann Erickson New York and author, Seducing the Boys Club)
To get you inspired to take charge of your wealth (start with positive thinking!) in 2010, pick up Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom. Marianna Olszewski, a popular money and lifestyle coach with years of Wall Street experience, writes in an engaging style that educates without being overwhelming. Olszewski focuses first on maximizing your potential to achieve financial independence by finding balance in all areas of life (diet, sleep, exercise) by adding more fun into the everyday. It feels a bit like you've wondered into a "best life" episode of "Oprah", but it succeeds in energizing and opening your mind to new possibilities. Whether you do it on your own, inspired by the personal stories form powerful women in the book, or start a group to work on the exercises together, Live It, Love It, Earn It will energize how you think about - and act on - money.
Former broker-dealer and now money-and-lifestyle coach, Olszewski selects nine strategies for readers to pursue for financial freedom, in the process presenting a mix of spiritual, psychological, financial, and practical tenets. The requisite "proofs of success" are featured, including interviews with famous women (such as fashion icons Diane von Furstenburg, Tory Burch, and Tamara Mellon), tips and tricks (for instance, create a vision board), and nine items to remember for maintaining a positive self-affirmation to giving back. Money-wise, the rules are somewhat universal: love and respect the dollar (and sock everything you can into your IRA or 401(k)). Best takeaways are found in her success secrets and "try this" sidebars: "No means nothing to me," "red flags are red for a reason" (such as, don't force happiness), and "see the good all around you." Somewhat platitude-laden yet worthwhile reinforcement.
In this perfect read for the new year, Live It, Love It, Earn It, veteran Wall Streeter and self-made multimillionaire Marianna Olszewski tackles the topics of personal finance and wealth creation in a tone that is light and fun (something we can relate to!) and sprinkles in self-help advice, too. The book offers solid action tips like scheduling a weekly "money date," living a cash-only lifestyle, and creating a "fun spending plan." The advice about analyzing your money history will make you think critically about the underlying reasons behind your financial concerns. For the more inspiration-minded, the book includes success stories of regular women accomplishing feats such as landing their first jobs, as well as more famous figures, such as designers Tory Burch and Diane Von Furstenberg, talking about how they became successful. If you're looking to make 2010 the year you finally change your relationship with money, consider reading this book for the proverbial "kick in the butt" to get you going.
"Live It, Love It, Earn It is not only inspirational. It is a practical, indispensable guide for any woman looking to take charge of her finances -- and her life."
-David Back, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Smart Women Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire
"Live It, Love It, Earn It illuminates how acquiring wealth is not only within your grasp, it can also be fun. Follow Marianna's advice and you'll be well on your way to living a rich life in all ways."
-Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get Rich and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
"Let this be your passport to financial and life freedom now!"
-Mark Victor Hansen, bestselling author of The One Minute Millionaire and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul
"Let's face it, in life and in business, when it comes to money there's nothing sexier than having your own. Marianna Olszewski lays out exactly what you need to take control of your finances so you can create the work, life and wealth you deserve."
-Nina DiSesa, chairman, McCann Erickson New York and author, Seducing the Boys Club
"An inspirational guide! Marianna Olszewski proves that getting on top of your finances doesn't have to be a chore. Her 9 steps will show you how to earn what you're worth, love your financial freedom, and live the life of your dreams."
-Barbara Stanny, author of Prince Charming Isn't Coming and Overcoming Underearning
"Live It, Love It, Earn It is, first of all, FUN! Its also full of rock solid financial information that's guaranteed to elevate any woman's financial IQ-and the bottom line!"
-Christiane Northrup, M.D., bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"A guide that will empower women of all ages to turn their dreams into reality."
-Tory Burch, co-founder and creative director of Tory Burch
"An inspirational guide! Marianna Olszewski proves that getting on top of your finances doesn't have to be a chore. Her 9 steps will show you how to earn what you're worth, love your financial freedom, and live the life of your dreams."--(Barbara Stanny, author of Prince Charming Isn't Coming and Overcoming Underearning)
"Live It, Love It, Earn It illuminates how acquiring wealth is not only within your grasp, it can also be fun. Follow Marianna's advice and you'll be well on your way to living a rich life in all ways."--(Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get Rich and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read many self help money books and I can honestly say that this one ranks at the top. It is an excellent guide for women who are struggling with their money...not to struggle anymore! I am inspired by the rags to riches story- it really touched me. I have recommended this book to my friends and all the women I know.
This book is an easy and fun read and provided me with many good tips on how to get my finances in order. It is not an investment guide but it made me get my money /bills/spending under control-I feel like I now have a long term plan to success. It's like getting advice from your knowledgeable friend -not too pushy or condescending but inspiring enough for you to want to follow her advice. Good luck!!
Fabulous read! Loved it! As a recent college grad, on her own financially for the first time, and feeling a little lost about life and money, this book truly empowered me. Her story is relatable and inspiring, her tips and advice are easy and manageable, and most importantly they put a cute and fun spin on a topic that most people really just want to turn their backs on. What is great about this book especially though is that it teaches and encourages you to find a happy balance in your life...to take care of your body and health, and be good to yourself. And that once you find that balance, then the rest will fall into place. I feel much better about my life and my money after this read and I definitely recommend it!!
The anonymous reviewer obviously did not read Live it Love it Earn it. How unfortunate! What a great book. I devoured the book as soon as I got it, since my New Year's resolution is to make more money. The author has a very clear sense of purpose in this book, which she expertly conveys to the reader. I like the way she combines the basics (clean up credit, balance checkbook, save for an emergency) with stories of well known and successful woman and empowering and specific advice about how to move beyond simply balancing your budget but creating wealth and starting a business. The author is an up from the bootstraps gal, which I find inspiring. There's nothing worse than a finance book written by someone who inherited their money. And, like I said, it's an energetic, fun read. If a finance book could be a page turner, this would be it!
I gave up reading most financial women's books because they are to drab. I think they mostly focus on saving, not earning. What I thought was so cleaver about LIVE IT, LOVE IT, EARN IT was that Marianna Olszweski's has the knack of blending sound financial advice while making it fun. She fills it with exercises about getting out of debt, how to get promoted and learn how to be proud to want and earn money. For myself, like so many other women I know, increasing my earning potential was never emphasized growing up. Marianna's teaches her readers there is nothing wrong with seeking more mullah!
I really love this book though I haven't read in a few weeks. I can't wait to finish it, I know that more people will enjoy reading this book as well. It has alot of helpful information for everyone.
Unfortunately, I think the book is pedantic. It seems to be written for a fourth grader and provides little guidance that goes beyond common logic. I would stick with books by Suzy Orman. She really knows her stuff.