In this episode, Founder of Taylor Insurance and Financial Services, Eszylfie Taylor, talks about balancing and prioritizing the mind, body, and money.
Today, Eszylfie talks about wearing many hats, how yoga has changed his life, and his work on Mind Body Money. How is short-term gratification hindering our progress?
Hear about how Eszylfie fits so much into his life, how he picks himself up after a failure, and get his valuable advice for 2022, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.
- “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
- “Only something good comes from being bold. Either you’re going to get something you didn’t have, or you’re going to continue not having what you didn’t have anyway.”
- “Pay yourself first.”
- “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it with amazing accuracy.”
- “You have to give up smaller short-term instant gratification things for the long-term greater thing.”
- “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”
- “Those who think they can do something and those who think they cannot do something are both right.”
- “The most successful people in life are those who can endure the most pain.”
- “No one is on their deathbed wishing they had more money.”
- “Never give up. You never know how close you are to your dreams.”
- “The road to walk a mile begins with a single step.”
More about Eszylfie Taylor
Eszylfie Taylor is the president and founder of Taylor Insurance and Financial Services, and serves as financial advisor to individuals, business owners, and high net worth families. Over the past decade, he has been widely recognized as one of the most accomplished producers in the industry, receiving the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) award, “Agent of the Year: Los Angeles” in 2010-2012. Additionally, Mr. Taylor is a 15-time “Million Dollar Round Table” qualifier, the last four of which he has been a “Top of the Table” producer, ranking him in the top 1% of all producers worldwide, and was the recipient of the 2015 Top Four Under Forty Award by Advisor Today Magazine.
Mr. Taylor began his career at age 22 with New York Life Insurance Company, where he soon ascended to the Chairman’s Council, reaching the ranking of #1 Broker in Los Angeles (2006-2013), and #1 Agent for the Company’s African-American market (2006-2013). In 2007, he began building his own firm, Taylor Insurance and Financial Services.
Mr. Taylor currently sits on the board of three non-profit organizations dedicated to business empowerment, children’s health, and social services.
He is the founder of the non-profit, Futures Stars Camp, which provides basketball training and life coaching skills (www.futurestarscamp.org) for kids. In addition to his passion for business, Eszylfie loves being a hands-on dad.
Eszylfie holds a Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum laude) in Business Management from Concordia University. He has also earned the Series 6, 63, 65, and 7 licenses, and a Life and Health Insurance license.
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Hi, Eszylfie welcome to the podcast. I’m happy to have you on.
Thank you for having me.
And I’m excited to talk about you and your journey and all the different hats that you wear in your, in your professional and in your personal life. So let’s break all of this down. So you are a financial advisor. You’re a yoga instructor, you’re an entrepreneur, and you’re a girl, dad, and I have a soft spot for I’m one of three girls, you’ve got three girls, I totally I get it. So if we can, let’s first talk about how does all that happen in one life? How do you put that all together?
Yeah, I think, for me, when I was graduating college, I made a promise to myself that I would never look back at my life and say, what if what if I did this? Or what if I try this? And what if I went here? I just say I just say yes. Right? And as as as a result of that I’m a huge failure, probably arguably, the biggest failure you’ve ever met in your life. And that’s also why I succeed, right? So I would rather try something and fail miserably might fall flat on my face and say, Okay, that wasn’t for me and check the box, then just wish or assume. Right? And because, you know, again, I think I didn’t want to be a grizzled old man sitting on my porch one day thinking of all the things that I could have done with my life that I should have done with my life and then look back with regret, no, no, no regrets?
And how do you pick yourself up after each one of those failures? Because, I mean, maybe my skin’s a little bit thinner. But I would just I don’t know that I would have the fortitude to continue to pick myself up and move forward again. So how do you do that?
I think for me, you know, sports sports played a big role in helping me create grit. You know, I have a nonprofit that I founded called future stars. And then I teach kids and I’m actually doing a camp right now for kids. And, and I told the kids today, I said, you miss 100% of the shots, you don’t take this 100% of the shots you don’t take. So my contention is, is I just tell myself, I tell others to be bold, right? Because only something good comes from being bold. Either you’re going to get something you’ve never had, or continue, which you didn’t have what you didn’t have anyway, right? You’re going to get something you didn’t have or continue not to have what you didn’t have anyway. So what do you lose? To your point? It’s really just ego. Right? That’s, that’s right. Right. And so I’d rather hear or know, or face rejection and say, Okay, well, I didn’t have it anyway. So what have I lost? That, you know, nothing, right? Yeah, I look at it, you know, it’s, it’s only it’s only greed, right? It’s only only upside.
And so you’ve so you say you’ve had all these failures, okay, I believe that, but you’re also incredibly successful in multiple areas of your life, one of those being a financial advisor. So talk about how you got into the financial advising game, and then we’ll maybe get since we’re in the beginning of a new year is 2020, to maybe get a couple piece of pieces of advice from you, on how to set yourself up for success from a financial standpoint. But first, let’s talk about how you became a financial advisor. And we’ll take it from there.
Yeah, I started my career fresh out of college, I’m in the business which is unique, right, so the average financial advisors probably a 55, six year old white male, right, so I’m anything but that I had one simple, you know, modest dream coming out of college that was to become a millionaire by the time I was 25. Right. So 22 I figured what three years is that’s that sample time, right? It’s reasonable, you know, by three years, that’s, you know, that’s, that’s that should happen. Um, and, you know, I was at a job fair at my university and you know, I’m going from from booth to booth and all the companies are kind of telling me the same thing. I’m gonna make somewhere between 4050 grand a year, and I’m scratching my head and I’m like, okay, like, I’m not the smartest guy in the world. But that doesn’t add up, right? Like I get to a million bucks that way and so you know, by by chance, uh, you know, I found my way into this world of financial services and what drew me to the industry was that it was an industry as a field where I was paid for my work I work ethic and aptitude not my age or tenure. Right and so at the end of the day, I was gonna eat what I kill right I was gonna I was gonna I was gonna make as much money I was going to have as big an impact in the community in the world as I worked tap right and so you know, it’s funny against the against the better advice of my father who told me no, you know, get go work for someone else get a job right? Go get a paycheck on the first and the 15th and I just like i Dad, I think, I don’t know I like You know, I can’t even tell you how I’m gonna do it. But I just believe doing it this way me being in control of my fate is just a better way to go. And 20 years later, you know, here I am.
And I, I can totally relate with the just get a job and get the paycheck. And because I remember leaving college, I thought I would get a job and a hospital or a clinic and I would work there until I retired. Right, because sometimes those worlds aren’t open for you right away, and you have to kind of really forge your path. Now you were very successful, as are are very successful as a financial advisor. And then you moved into becoming an entrepreneur, starting your own brokerage. So we’ll get to that in a second. But before we do, let’s give people a little bit of advice for their financial success in 2022. What’s your best advice for us?
Yeah, I mean, one of the guiding principles of creating financial security is the idea of paying yourself first, right? And, you know, tell people you if you work for a company, right, and and and they didn’t pay you, would you continue to go to work? Virtually everyone says, Well, no, rather not go to work, have a good day. But my contention is, you get your paycheck, and you pay rent, and you pay your car lease, and you pay your credit card, and you pay your cell phone bill, right, and you don’t put any money away, right? No money in savings investments for you, you just work for free, because none of that money went to create wealth for you. Right. So the the one thing that I would tell people is to pay yourself first. And this really comes first and foremost with creating a budget. Right? You have to have a plan, right? I would say if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it with amazing accuracy. Right? So you have a certain amount of money coming in. Okay, so if I make five grand a month, okay, well, what are your bills? My bills are three grand a month. Okay. That that gap between your income and your expenses? That’s called your discretionary income? That’s do I make dinner at home tonight? Or do I go to that steak house? That’s do I, you know, do I go on vacation? Right, you know, to to Hawaii? Or do I just go camping, you know, down down down the road, right. And so those are your choices, right? Those are your choices. But I always tell people pay yourself first. And the reason and I wanted to drive home the importance of this, you want to get to the point where you can live off of interest, you want to get to the point where you’ve saved, you’ve accumulated so much money, that the yield the earnings from your money covers all of your expenses. That to me is retirement. It’s not about being 65 or 67, or 70. It’s the point at which you remove the half twos from the equation, you do things because you want to do them not because you have to do them. And the more money you put away, right, the longer it’s working, the greater rate of return you’re earning than the faster you get to that point, right. And so I don’t care where it is, it could be a savings account to start. It can be a brokerage account, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurances, whatever, right? But something you must pay yourself first. Right? And that’s, that’s the first guiding, no first guiding principle.
And I love that I started doing that a couple of years ago has changed my life. Yeah. And it’s like, it’s so I feel like I have like less worry and less burden on my shoulders. Does that make sense?
Well, it does make perfect sense. And the challenge is, is people go oh, well, you know, I, my lifestyle will be, you know, be interrupted. And no, it won’t, right. And if you think about this, and I love breaking down, and this is maybe a challenge that the listeners can can join in on, take the amount of money you’re looking to save on a monthly basis, and break it down to the day makes it even more palatable. So you think about it. If I go, Hey, I want to save, you know, I want to save $1,000 a month. That’s my target. Right? So what’s that roughly about $33? A day. Right? So you get a lunch every day, Karen, you had to take me to lunch, right? Would that change your life? Would your life suffer? We just ended a living change? Probably not right? You’re ready to retire? If I said you have $2 million in your retirement account. Would that help you with that? Would that change your life? I probably wouldn’t hurt.
Yeah, it would be good. I’d be I be okay with that.
Right. And that is what you’re giving up. So it’s like we have to give up smaller short term instant gratification things for the long term greater good.
Yeah. And I think that’s that mental shift is so important because we live in a world now where instant gratification is everything right? And so how do you counsel your clients who are used to an instant gratification world to be like, Hey, listen, this is going to come to you but you have to wait. Well,
I think the principle of saving and investing or paying yourself first doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor and I think people tend to, you know, live in these extremes, right? Like either save everything you must, you know, not spend don’t have any fun like your life is over right? Or, or like, we only live once I’m gonna spend it all right and, and the reality of is there’s a balance, you know in the middle, right? And so what I’m saying pay yourself first in that example if I make five grand a month and I have $3,000 a month of expenses, and I decide I’m gonna put away $500 Well, there’s still 1500 bucks to go to the movies to go to dinner to go buy that, you know that handbag to go buy those shoes. You want it right, like, but you made yourself first.
Yeah, yeah, I love it. Like I said, that mentality has just changed and shifted everything for me. So hopefully, the listeners will take that and hold on to it through 2020. Now, like I said, you wear a lot of different hats. So financial advisors, one new or very successful financial advisor working for someone else. Right? And then you kind of made a shift, you kind of reached the point where, oh, I feel like I’ve got all this stuff. But I’m not sure that I’m happy in the place where I’m at. Is that right? Yeah, I
think, you know, for me, I realized I draw the analogy, I felt like I was a shark in a fish tank. Right. Like I had, I had outgrown, you know, the system that I was in. And in order to continue to to flourish, I needed to swim in larger waters, right? I believe in life, you know, you’re green and you’re Brown, you’re growing and you’re dying, you’re getting better, you’re getting worse, there’s no staying the same, right? And so for me, I’m always looking to grow, I’m always looking to get better. I’m always looking to be pushed, and challenging. So you know, what better thing than, you know, leaving a 13 year career, you know, and multi multimillion dollar practice than to go out break out on your own and try to build something bigger. So that’s exactly what I did.
And again, not easy. Now, was this around the same time that you started getting into yoga and becoming a yoga practitioner? And how did that change? What you do as a financial advisor and even as a dad and as a person? Kind of connecting that mind and body?
Yeah, I think it was somewhat around the same time I’ve been been practicing yoga for about 14 1415 years and and I’ve been independent now my own brokerage about 910 years and I think what yoga taught me not only what it did for me physically, but it I was very idealistic visit undermanned, right, this will happen, this lab, this will happen, right? I was very rigid, right? This, this, this. And what yoga taught me is it taught me to detach myself from outcomes. It taught me to detach myself from outcomes and to just focus on process. Right. And so there’s a little Mater that I that I shared in the listeners can can take part in this as well. And you got a challenge in your life. Right? You got an issue in your life, you ask yourself questions, three questions. Do you have a problem? No. Okay. Don’t worry about it. Right? No problem doesn’t worry about. Do you have a problem? Yes. Can you do something about it? Yes. Okay. Don’t worry about it. Do you ever problem? Yes. Can you do something about it? No. Oh, great. Don’t worry about it. Which basically means all paths lead to not worrying about it. Right? So I believe that everything happens for a reason. And it’s exact, perfect timing, even the crappy stuff. Right? Even the stuff you’re like, This isn’t fun. This hurts. Right? And, and, and, and one of the things that yoga has taught me is this just changes my mantras. I mean, even teaching it right, I have all these intentions and things that I that I that I share with with my students and that I have to also live by I can’t say it not believe it or not live with it, right. And even this past week, my watch for classes that ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship. Right? And so through adversity through challenges, that is where we that is where we grow, that’s where we get product progress, that is where grit is developed. And so for me, Yoga has softened me in so many ways. And let me accept things right, except that sometimes I will get exactly what I want. And sometimes the door will be slammed in my face and it’s okay because if a door gets slammed in my face it was supposed to get now now the challenge is in the big so do you need me Sophie, every time you get rejected, you just accept it like know what I mean by trusting the processes. If I have done what is required of me, if I have done everything that I can do, then I can detach myself from the outcome. I don’t mean that I’m sitting at home flipping TV. going like, I’m going to make a million dollars this year. Are you working today? Like no, but it’s coming to me I’m manifesting. There’s two keys to success in life. Number one, you have to believe that’s the first part, those that think they can do something and those that didn’t, they could not do something about usually right, then the second piece, then you have to do the work. Right. So what I always had was a tremendous work ethic that I always had. But what was flawed, flawed, or what was underdeveloped, if you will, was that mindset that, that that that positivity, that manifestation? That that, okay, this, this is what will happen, okay? This is what I want to happen, okay, and then go out and do the work.
Yeah. And boy, that second parts, the tricky bit, right, having to do the work. That’s the hard part. And I know, and then, what I see a lot, and you probably see this on social media is people will say, Oh, I put it on my vision board, and it just happened. Or I manifested it, and it just happened. And then you’re sitting there like, what, like, if that work is
because people people typically aren’t posting their losses, right, people are posting their wins, you know, and the reality of it is, is that, you know, you take any anyone in any any arena sports, entertainment business, right there, they’re all failures, all of them. They just were too stubborn to stay down. Right. And that’s, that’s the difference. I’ve come to believe that the most successful people in life are simply those who can endure the most pain, who can endure the most rejection who can in you know, indoor, and I think that’s how I became successful in my business. I think, I think that I coined the phrase at the time when I was new advisor, I put in the phrase, tactical persistence, right? I’m going to be persistent tactfully. I think, in the first couple years of my career, people ultimately just did business with me, because I like, if I don’t buy something from this guy, I think he’s ever going away. Like, I don’t think he is ever. Right. And so, you know, I was just there, they’re there. And they’re like, fine, right? I mean, you’ve developed a relationship and people know, right, then he’s not going anywhere. He’s gonna be here. Right. And, and, and, and I think I think that’s, that’s, that’s important. I mean, anyone, uh, any one of the listeners, you know, of this program can tell you what is the easiest way to put off a salesperson or a telemarketer the easiest way to um, one simple phrase, call me later. And 99.9% of the time, they will not and you’re off the hook. You don’t even have to reject it. You did. So call me later because they didn’t follow through. Right? Right. They didn’t follow up. So you didn’t have to actually, you know, say no, even right. And so, that’s the thing for me, like, No, I’m gonna follow up and I’m gonna follow through and I’m gonna do everything that is required of me. Right. And if you ultimately type he’s not right or my services are right then. Okay. Right. But I will not fail because I didn’t do what was required. That will happen.
Yeah, yeah. That makes perfect sense. And, you know, speaking of tactful persistence, the other hat that you were is a dad to three girls, so I can only imagine tactful persistence comes in handy. So how has all of this your experience in business, your experience in yoga, your experience in life? How does that come together when it comes to raising three, three gals?
Yeah, um, you know, I, when I was a younger man, I used to pray to God that he’d sent girls to hang all over me. And he took me literally and it’s like, here you go, here’s three of them. Right? So be careful what you ask for my kid. I’ve got these three girls. And this is a prime example of you don’t always get what you want, but you get exactly what you need. Right? me growing up as an athlete, I was a force for Letterman. In high school, I went on to play college basketball. You know, I recently got inducted into the Hall of Fame in my high school for sports. Right? So of course, I want Boys, boys continue to legacy and go on. And then I get three tall girls, two beautiful girls like oh, man, like God, why? But you know, just, I’m a different man. I’m a different father because I have these three girls. And I think, you know, my, my role and the one thing that I say is like as as a as a man, right of girl, Dad, if you will, I’m the first man they fall in love with. So it’s my responsibility to show them, you know, respect and true love and chivalry, because that’s where they’re going to carry on in their relationships as they get older. And so I think, you know, I feel very blessed. Although, they are sisters and they’re they’re all flesh of my flesh and blood of my blood. There are three completely different people that represent three completely different sets of challenges and, and, and things to deal with. But I’ve been blessed because they’re good girls, right? And I wish I could say it was because I’m such a great dad. But, um, you know, I think that they’re they’re just inherently they’ve got good sweet spirits, which is, which is a blessing to have. And then I’m just doing the best I can to guide them. I think we all can attest to this being as we get older, we become adults, we look back at our parents, and we realize every one of us has said this at some point, like, wait a minute, our parents didn’t know what the heck they were doing. Right. Like, and some of us even called our parents out, right? Like, you were just winging it. They’re like, Yeah, you know, and so I feel like, you know, I feel like, we’re just all doing the best we can, you know, and that’s, I’m doing the best we can as much as I feel like, you know, I’m doing all the things from I can from my, my daughters, I’m sure they’ll tell you. Yeah, but he didn’t do this, or this or this, but, but what they will definitely say is that, you know, I’m president and that I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m consistent, I’m a consistent, you know, consistent force in their life. Right. And that’s, you know, that’s the most important thing to me. I don’t need them to always like me, I don’t I don’t need them to always agree with me, but I do need them to, to respect and honor Me and then with the love that we have, you know that that’s something that you know, is so special, and then I feel blessed to be there for their father. Yeah.
Amazing. And you’re putting all of this together, your financial advisor role your entrepreneur role, your community mindedness, your girl, Dad, your yoga, into mind, body money. So what is it? And what can we expect?
Yeah, Mind Body money is a docu series that I created. I have actually filmed all of season one, I’m in the process of talking to a variety of networks now to get it placed on on national television COMM And q1 Next year, so stay tuned. I’ve also created an app that’s on the App Store mind dot body dot money that’s on the app store as well. But the idea is that how do we become the best versions of ourselves? And we become the best versions of ourselves balancing those three areas in that order. Mind. Body, money, right? Mindset first manifestation, manifestation. Every day when people ask me how I’m doing I Thomas, the best day of my life, I say that every single day. Now, does that mean that everything is going well in my life at all times? Nope. But that’s what I say. I’m manifesting positivity. Right. But health alone is so important. We’re getting one body, right? Never no one’s ever on their deathbed wishing they had more money. Right? So you got to take care of yourself. And then money, good stewardship of your money, right? Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can pay your bills. So I can do a lot of stuff by hand. And so typically, what I find is people are unequally yoked right you might have the money hungry driven person and And admittedly, I was that person coming out of school, I want to be a million dollars. I want to, you know, you know, have a nice house nice car and buy stuff, right? But lacks substance lacked connectivity. Oh, right. And, and, and when I got all this stuff, what I realized, like, oh, an empty because it’s not about the stuff. It’s not about money. Right? It’s about connections about love. Okay, and then you got the other people that understand spirituality? No, it’s about mindset and in spirituality, and, and peace. And that’s great that you feel like that you want to go on this yoga retreat. But I got a question for you. How do you pay your bills? Right. And so it’s that it’s the balance between those three areas. And that’s what the show features different athletes, celebrities, entertainers, all the way down to your common men and women, and how the journey in life, right, you know, is navigating those three areas. And the one thing that I’ll tell you, between all of the people, there is always a story of failure. There’s always a story of doubt, or uncertainty that they all press through. And that’s the one thing that I say common thread, like the most successful people, right that I’ve met in my life all can tell you a story where they were down and out or they didn’t know what’s gonna happen next, but they persevered, right? There’s a, there’s a, there’s a little meme that I that I share when I’m doing my my talks and it has it’s a photo of a goldmine that you can envision this in a person with a with a with a pitchfork, and they’re digging in, they’re digging, and they’ve dug like a 10 foot ditch and they get frustrated, and they turn around like, like I’m finished right? And they were only one foot away from actually hitting goal but they’re like I’ve done so much And then the mantra here is don’t don’t ever give up. You never know how close you are, to, to your, to your goals to your dream. So So you swing away, you swing away until you get it. Right. And maybe maybe you’ll get there in a week, they will take a year, they will take 10 years, right? Maybe Maybe it’s not meant for you. Right. But But again, right, don’t leave this earth wondering what if?
And out of all of the episodes that you’ve done and the people that you’ve met through mind body money? Is there a particular story that sticks out for you that you can share with the audience?
Yeah, there’s two stories that come to mind. Actually, I’ll share first one guest we had was on the show was Jordan sparks. She was the youngest American, I
love her. She’s great.
She’s awesome. Just as lovely. Off off screen as she is on screen. She shared with me so she goes on American Idol. She comes here to actually to Pasadena where I live, she cheats. She auditions at the Rose Bowl and gets cut. She didn’t even make it to go see Simon and all those guys, right? She gets cut, right? And she says she remembers walking out, you know, through the parking lot with all these girls. And at the time, she was young. I think she was like 17 or so. But at the time, she said she remember seeing all these older girls and older by but I mean like 2526 year olds, I thought, Oh, my life is over. This is my only chance to make it big. And I’m done. And she thought to herself like, no, like, I’ll come back don’t get another way for me. So she goes back, she lives in Arizona. So she goes to a regional regional competition in in in Phoenix and wins, right and wins. And the prize for winning was a chance to go to the next city, which was in Seattle, and try again, audition again. And on that second audition, she gets picked up and then ultimately wins
the show. Amazing.
And so that story is when we’re like wow, you know, like, wow, you know that what level of perseverance and just believe that like not this, isn’t it? And how many of us would have faced that rejection or or stumbled in the live live? Yes, it wasn’t in the cards for me. Right? But again, as long as you have breath in your body, keep pushing. Right. The other story I’ll share is I had David Hasselhoff he was on my radio show my Ask the Experts radio show. And we’re interviewing him. And David Hasselhoff was one of the principals of one of the first billion dollar TV franchises Baywatch, right? Um, I personally think that Knight Rider was cooler but for the for you. Gen Xers with me. But anyway, but but the US, you know, first building our franchise Baywatch, right, and we’re talking about that. And again, what a lot of people don’t know is that they watched initially was cancelled. It was cancelled after the first three episodes. Because yeah, they killed like five people in the first few episodes and and the viewers didn’t like it. So the show got canceled. So in an attempt to revitalize the show, because like I need financing, so in little known, but David Hasselhoff in Germany is like he’s huge, right? Like he’s like, he’s like, yeah, he’s like, the biggest thing he’s Yeah, yeah. Right. So he goes to Germany’s like, they’ll give you money, right? It goes in Germany. He raises some money. He gets like 1,000,005 to bring back the show, and comes back and does the show, right? Well, what happens is, they run out of money. They run out of money, they can’t finish the episode. So like, man, we got 22 minutes of content, we need 25 And we don’t have any more money. What can we do? How can we make the episodes longer slomo that is where slomo comes in. Slo Mo was to stretch out the scene so that they can get their minutes so funny that the most iconic part of the show was really a mistake was really because they didn’t have money right? So story after story after story like that, that I’ve heard in my 22 year career most certainly in filming this Docu series is follow doc that like wow, like so many times people put a lay down so many times people could have you know, given a peck Jeff basals worked at McDonald’s guys. You have like, like, like so so when somebody next to you when you’re when you’re working in Starbucks and the barista next to us like I’m going to be a billionaire and all scoff right you never know.
It can happen you never know. I love these like insider stories. I think it’s so cool. So as we start to wrap things up, where can people find more about you about mind body money? Maybe see some little clips things like that. Where can where can people go?
Yeah, I’m pretty easy to find. My name is so unique. There’s not a lot of me out there. He Sophie Taylor, Mama variety of social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, that’s at a selfie Taylor s ZYLF ie Taylor at the Sophie Taylor. For the show, we actually have a website, in addition to the social media platform. So we have a website Mind, Body money.com. So mind body money calm, you can also get information on the app store as well. You can download the app, the app store at mine dot body dot money, as well. And so yeah, we’re out here we’re continuing to push out new content, and, and keep everyone posted on the release of everything. But I’m super excited for what 2022 is going to bring and look forward to sharing. I feel like the bottom line for me is like when do you watch television? And and learn something? When do you watch television and feel better? And that’s what I’m going to bring? That’s what I’m going to bring to the world?
Well, the world certainly needs it at this point in time. So it sounds perfect to me. And now before we end, I asked everyone this same question. And it’s knowing where you are now in your life and your career. What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would remind my younger self, that the road to walk a mile begins with a single step. No shortcuts. No matter how talented you are, no matter how smart you are, no matter how ambitious you are, right hard work is undefeated, you must do the work, right foot in front of the left one step at a time you’ll get there. I think one of the biggest reasons that I’m successful today, it’s all the slow, boring stuff. All the get rich quick, I’m gonna make a million dollars in a month and change the world all that stuff crashed and burned.
Right? So you mean all the stuff you see on social media?
Yeah, all that stuff crash and burn. It was it’s the slow and steady. You know that? That is why you know, is why I’m here. Right. And so that’s why I remind my younger self and it’s hard, right? It’s hard to listen, my long term plan at 22 was 25. Right? That was my long term plan. Right? I love that. Right? I mean, I was like, man, three years, that’s 25 years old. Right? And so, you know, I can still couldn’t even see past 30 like, well, what is what is that? You know, and, and then you you you blink? Right? You blink and you’re like, well, 10 years has gone by 15 years gone by 20 years has gone by, you know and so that’s what I would remind myself is just stay the course. Don’t get you on the highs don’t get too long. The lows the road to walk a mile begins with a single step. Just go.
I love it. Great advice. And Sophie, thank you so much for coming onto the podcast one more time. Where can people find out more about you?
Social media at ie Sophie Taylor, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, at Mind Body money, Instagram as well. And at the mind body money.com site as well as a mind body about money on the App Store.
Perfect. Thank you so much for coming on. I appreciate it. I appreciate you. And I wish you all the best in 2022, including your show.
Awesome. Thank you. Thank you. I’ll take all the well wishes and blessings I could get. Thank you very much.
You’re welcome. And everyone. Thanks so much for tuning in. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.