CEO of Bridge Tech Enterprises, Kassandra Dasent is on the show today. Kassandra is a member of Gen X, a financial expert, a singer-songwriter, caregiver and project management guru. Her money story started at a young age in Trinidad, where she grew up being raised by a single mother who knew how to stretch a dollar during hard times. Her mom was a side hustler before it was popular and it was her mother’s work ethic that taught Kassandra the value of money and hard work. Her mother and she eventually immigrated to Montreal, Canada and some years later in early 2009, Kassandra found herself in 55k of consumer debt. She was ashamed and embarrassed because of the strong money lessons she learned from her mother while growing up in Trinidad.

After that, Kassandra began educating herself financially and started slowly changing her lifestyle to pay off her debt. Meanwhile, she was hustling in her project management career, snatching up every raise and promotion that she could get. In 2012 she became debt-free! Now as a financial wellness engineer and speaker, Kassandra teaches others how to take control of their finances through a concept of “holistic wealth” with an emphasis on building and maintaining what she refers to as The Four Pillars of Wealth (Mental – Spiritual – Physical – Financial). In addition to speaking and teaching about wealth, Kassandra used her 15 + year career background in project management to build “Bridge Tech Enterprises”, a firm that provides companies with project management expertise.

In today’s episode you’ll learn about how Kassandra’s background set the stage for her life as an entrepreneur, the idea of values-based living, the keys to upward mobility at your job, getting your finances in order for the later stages of life where you might have to take care of family members and much more.

Show Highlights:

  • The Project Management approach to life – identifying what you can realistically take on
  • The importance of sleep
  • Time management
  • The process of paying off 55k worth of consumer debt
  • Being mindful of your decisions – practicing self-awareness is the only way to change your bad habits
  • Going above and beyond at work and using a system to track your results
  • As an entrepreneur, striving to employ and empower people in your community
  • Getting your finances in order to take care of your parents or family members as they age
  • Are you happy? – What baby steps can you take today to change your situation

Key Takeaway: The role of mindset in improving your finances and career is paramount for success.

Kassandra Dasent

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