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As a Certified Wellness Coach, my goal is to help high-achieving professionals make better choices and live healthier lives. Because high performance doesn't mean you're well. If you're thinking of making a lifestyle change or better choices, or increasing your sense of wellbeing so you can show up more consistently across your life, maybe we should talk. My 1-on-1 coaching doors are open and you can schedule a free discovery call to see if I'm the right coach for you by visiting thinking, start doing. It's time.---This is Welcome Sarah's story...I started to realize that there was some work to be done internally in order to create the life that I wanted externally. I went through a coaching program with the International Coach Federation and it changed my life. It taught me that I could control my own destiny and that I didn't need to rely on others to create the life that I wanted. Now, as an athlete and coach, I use those same principles to help myself and others create the lives that they want..In this episode, you will learn the following:1. The importance of mental fitness and how it can lead to a happier life2. The power of coaching and how it can help you overcome difficult challenges3. The benefits of being an athlete, including the ability to better manage your life and see incremental results.I also share some recent challenges and how I'm planning to navigate them. Welcome to Reinvention podcast: welcome_sarah
Thinking about changing your relationship with alcohol? Be sure to check out Monument. You don't have to struggle in silence. They've got a great anonymous community, free live meetings, optional therapy services and more.Full link: ---In this episode, I chat with Harold and Steven Hughes. Harold is the founder of Bandwagon and cofounder of Steven is a past pod guest, financial therapist and money reiki practitioner. They help break down how to learn the NFT space so you understand it in a real world way.  This is NOT about how to profit off NFTs! Understand the technology, understand the future.This episode also planted the seed for something happening soon. I didn't know it at the time, but glad I held this one til now. It makes the big happening even sweeter!Me on IG/Twitter: @richrunstrackKey Definitions: Eth = Ether = the unit of currency on the Ethereum blockchainWeb3 = New era of the internet defined by blockchain technologies and decentralization. Web2 = the internet today. Companies provide services in exchange for your info (Facebook, etc)Key links:Wellness for Black MenBandwagon (Harold's company)Steven's siteThe NFT Handbook
An update on the past couple months and the work I've been doing to move through past trauma.  I also talk about the future of the show and the new Wellness for Black Men community. Links
Rich discusses his mental health and a conversation with his mom that didn't go well, but yielded some valuable insight.
Catching you up and reflecting on a decision I almost made that I'm now so thankful I didn't. Interested in changing your relationship with alcohol? Check out Monument by visiting They've got an anonymous community, therapists and more. 
This week I'm chatting with Jason Brown, founder of The Brown Report. A one stop shop for all things investing and more. We talk about his mental wealth journey, a revelation that shocked me, his mastermind experience and more. 
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Kicking off the new year with some reflections and lessons to help you chart your path in 2022. If you haven't already, check out to learn about premium. Let's go!!!!
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Micah Johnson is a self-taught figurative artist who uses strong gestural lines and loose brush strokes to create dramatic portraits that feature African-American children. Although Micah spent seven years as a professional baseball player, you rarely see reference to his career in any of his works. He sees art as an independent journey with the opportunity to inspire a broader demographic around the subjects of racial equality, chasing your dreams without limitations, and the empowerment of young people. I’m excited to have Micah on the show today to discuss his interest in Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and his current opportunity to blend digital NFTs with offline life.     
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Chris Colbert began his career in audio production as an intern and consultant for Sirius Satellite Radio (now SiriusXM Radio). While simultaneously earning his degree from Seton Hall University, he helped create Oscar and Grammy award winner Jamie Foxx’s comedy and music channel “The Foxxhole.” Chris founded DCP Entertainment, a destination for the underrepresented voice because of his passion for connecting audiences with innovative and inspiring content.  Chris joins me on the shoe to discuss why he was moved to start DCP Entertainment, why he’s so committed to representing marginalized communities and having underrepresented conversations that focus on themes such as mental health and overcoming adversity. 
Happily married for 13 years, Reshawn and Robert of Learn, Hustle, Grow are in search of a more balanced life and prioritize their financial independence. They are real estate investors who also invest in the stock market, they have no consumer debt and have paid off their mortgage after getting serious about their money. Reshawn and Robert are now debt-free empty nesters living their best life and working towards financial freedom with the goal of having more control over their time. Robert and Reshawn join me on the Paychecks and Balances podcast to share the process of trying to organize their combined finances and figure out their steps toward financial independence when they first got married. 
I never want to get to a place where getting behind this microphone feels like work, I love hosting the podcast right now, and I want to make sure that going forward, Paychecks and Balances will continue to be part of my legacy. I want to let other people know about the impact of mental health on all aspects of your life because it’s something I’ve been talking about in the podcast. If there’s something that you’ve been struggling with, struggling to accept, let go of, or do, this shows you that things can get better, and you can come out okay on the other side.     
Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. She explains why she created the Simplify and Enjoy website and podcast to help others discover the options and time to do more for the people and projects they love. Elle also shares her insights on creating a path to financial independence that is flexible and fun! Elle joins me again on the Paychecks and Balances podcast to discuss how to initiate a conversation with your spouse about setting new financial goals or trying new projects. 
Sam Dogen, the founder of Financial Samurai, spent ten years working in the finance industry, studied economics at William & Mary, got his MBA from UC Berkeley, saved aggressively, diversified his investments, and retired aged 34.  Sam joins me on the Paychecks and Balances podcast to share his philosophy of ‘save until it hurts’ and why that idea is central to how he lives his life. He discusses why he started the Financial Samurai blog and the tipping point that made him sure that it would be successful. Sam and I also dive into the detail of his recent article on wealth, opportunity, and racial discrimination and discuss why he is so passionate about working to safeguard his children’s futures. 
Diania Merriam is the founder of The EconoMe Conference, a two-day event with roots in the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early), the lifestyle movement that aims for financial freedom. The FIRE movement taught Diania how to save 60% of her income, and she’s now on track to be financially independent before she’s 40 years old. She’s passionate about personal finance and thrilled to be the new host of the Optimal Finance Daily podcast.  Diania makes her second appearance on the show to discuss how she got inspired to explore the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) space and why she wanted to put together the EconoMe Conference.  
Kiersten and Julien Saunders of Rich and Regular are on a mission to inspire better conversations about money. Kiersten describes herself as a recovering perfectionist who spent her 20s climbing the Corporate Ladder. Although she was outwardly successful, she was in debt with no financial plans for retirement. When her husband Julien told her about the financial independence movement, she was initially skeptical but came around and, a  few years later, was able to quit her full-time job at 35. Julien Saunders has a degree in Culinary Arts, a BBA in business/Hospitality Administration, and an MBA in Marketing. His career has ranged from preparing fine dining meals, project management, distribution, and brand marketing, white he built a real estate portfolio on the side. Julien spends his time growing the couple’s online business, exploring other entrepreneurial ventures in emerging industries, and inspiring the Black community to build generational wealth. 
Jen Smith is a personal finance writer and co-host of the Frugal Friends Podcast. She started the Modern Frugality blog to help people who want to pay off debt learn to do it efficiently, stay motivated on the journey, and achieve a lifestyle full of joy and contentment. Jen joins me on the show to discuss why she is so passionate about showing others that living frugally and practicing intentionality with your finances is possible for everyone, no matter their current money situation. She shares how she and her husband paid off $78,000 of debt in two years on an average income and simply defines the concept of frugality. 
Roger Ma, CFP, is an award-winning financial planner at lifelaidout, a publisher strategist at Google, contributor to Forbes, and author of Work Your Money, Not Your Life: How to Balance Your Career and Personal Finances to Get What You Want. Roger joins me today to share how to balance your financial and career aspirations in a fulfilling way. He discusses the lessons he has learned from running a business during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need for flexibility. Roger also shares what inspired him to write his book - which covers both your money and your career - how each of these facets of your life impacts the other, and how to make them compliment each other.
Comments (9)

Mark Perry

Wow. This conversation woke me up. I appreciate y'all.

Oct 15th

DeWayne Johnson

The host just went on a rant about himself. LOL

Dec 9th

Royale Leflaire

this might just be my favorite episode. #Props

Jul 23rd
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Eric Wilson

Futhermore, the white banks & institutions are going to miss out on alot of interest $, giving these black graduates a good start to life

Jun 7th
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Eric Wilson

another great podcast, this is really simple. He's a Black billionaire helping black students period. This had nothing to do with finance, but instead a wealthy blackman helping other black people

Jun 7th

Eric Wilson

you guys podcast is very good with excellent interviews, while being helpful & relaxed

Oct 24th
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