So Money - Episode 504

Géraldine Lepère

Founder of Comme Une Française

I’m busting out my French on today’s episode. This week I’m releasing two interviews with two extraordinary self-made female online entrepreneurs, both happen to be students of Ramit Sethi’s Zero To Launch course, which by the way, I’m working my way through as we speak and it’s phenomenal. Hopefully it’s going to get me to where I want to be in the next few months launching my course.

I had the opportunity to stop by Ramit’s epic Forefront Event earlier this fall. It’s an event where he invited some 500 of his disciples and fans from all over the world to join him in New York for a weekend of connecting, events, adventure. And by the way, I had Ramit on the podcast earlier back when I was first launching, in fact episode 85. Check out that interview; very cool. I’ve also had his sister Nagina on the show, his mom Neelam. It’s a very exceptional family.

My first one-on-one from the forefront event, you’re going to hear her today is Géraldine Lepère and she is the CEO of Comme Une Francaise, an online program that teaches you all about the finer points of conversation, social graces and repartee in French. Now, why do I want her on the show? I’m a self-described Francophile, okay? And I selfishly wanted to meet her. First of all, I wanted her to rate my French, and I wanted to discover how through language, we can actually connect more authentically with French people. Because I’ve had the experience, right? Go to Paris, I’m checking into my hotel, it’s my honeymoon. I’m practicing how I’m going to greet the check in at the hotel all the way from the airport to the hotel. I’m such a nerd. I’m like, “Am I going to say salute? Am I going to say bonjour? Like what am I going to say? How do you say I want one bed instead of two beds?” and I’m going through all my high school French, or I should say college French. And I get there and I busted out my French and the woman just stares at me and responds in English.

I’ve been there. I’ve been there. So how do we sound French to the French? Géraldine has some ways that we can do this. So if you are interested, keep listening. If you’re not interested in that, keep listening anyways because you’re going to hear how she built her success through trial and error and how she thinks about money per her French upbringing and the one item in her budget for which she spares no expense.

If you’d like to learn more about Géraldine Lepère visit her website or follow her on Twitter @gelepere.

One of my favorite quots from the interview – “Nothing is owed to you especially money. You have to cherish it & make the most out of it.” – Click To Tweet

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