So Money - Episode 257

Tory Johnson

GMA Correspondent and Author of "Shift for Good"

Today’s guest is the very accomplished Tory Johnson. She’s an employee-turned-entrepreneur whose goal is to help “make great things happen for women.”

In doing so, she created two multi-million dollar career-focused businesses for women including Women for Hire, a recruitment service offering a variety of career-related information for working women, and Spark & Hustle, a subscription network for entrepreneurs to come together to connect and collaborate on their ideas.

Tory is also is a weekly contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America and author of 7 books, including a New York Times best-seller for The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life, where she shares how she shed 62 pounds in a year after her life-long battle with her weight.

Earlier this month, Tory’s sequel Shift for Good: Simple Changes for Lasting Joy Inside and Out was released.  She recounts her journey to personal discovery and the effect it has had on both her professional and personal life.  For years, Tory was so focused on the number on the scale and her waist size but realized even after she lost all the weight, she was still missing something.  In this latest book, Tory shares with her readers how they can find joy in their daily lives and how they can make this shift for good since she experienced it firsthand, too.

Three takeaways from our interview:

  1. Her #1 financial lesson for women of all ages
  2. Her greatest financial regret.
  3. Why focusing solely on your passion isn’t exactly a recipe for success.

If you’d like to learn more about Tory Johnson, visit her website and follow her on Twitter @ToryJohnson.

My favorite quote from the interview: “Our best career opportunities come about when we’re ready, willing, and able to kind of run with something that presents itself.” – Click To Tweet

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