Cultivate an Abundance Mindset to Fight for Happiness [057 | Jessica (Mrs. Fioneer)]

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Cultivate an Abundance Mindset to Fight for Happiness

Featuring Jessica (Mrs. Fioneer)

Show notes

When a job takes more than it gives, it is time for a personal reflection of our priorities. How can we decide when to leave the stability of a day job to pursue our personal aspirations and projects?

In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Jessica F., aka Mrs. Fioneer, the co-founder of The Fioneers, about the thought process that led to Jessica leaving her job, how an abundance mindset propelled her forward, and the keys to cultivating and maintaining an abundance mindset.

The Fioneers won Plutus Awards in 2019 (Best New Personal Finance Blog) and in 2020 (Best Content Series for the Slow FI interview series).

Episode highlights

  • The decision-making process that led Jessica to leave her job
  • How Jessica makes financial projections
  • How to develop an abundance mindset
  • The moment that sparked Jessica to fight for her personal happiness
  • How to maintain an abundance mindset while avoiding burnouts

Episode contents

0:00 Introduction
1:10 Reflections at the cusp of quitting work
4:24 How Jessica makes financial projections
5:50 Personal projects abandoned in the face of busy work
7:39 Needing permission from others for the courage to quit
9:54 Insights from journaling about personal wants
13:35 Techniques to cultivate an abundance mindset
19:23 Tiny special things happening as Jessica decides to quit
21:40 Leaving a nightmare job to pursue happiness
25:24 How to avoid burnout while cultivating an abundance mindset
27:35 Emotions when quitting a job
28:47 Future plans and directions
30:22 Where to find Jessica
31:00 Wrap-up

About Jessica F.

Jessica is a Co-Founder of The Fioneers, a financial independence blog focused on the intersection between financial independence and lifestyle design. By day, Jessica is an HR Manager at a nonprofit organization. By evening and weekend, Jessica is a writer and lifestyle design coach.

You can follow The Fioneers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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About Sarah Li Cain, Podcast Host

Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer, the founder of Beyond the Dollar, and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association, Stacking Benjamins and Her Money podcast with Jean Chatzky (of NBC Today). Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role. She also integrates physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance people’s lives.

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