Have you been looking for your very own financial hype woman? Look no further and meet this week's #wingwoman, Kristine Miguel! Kristine is the owner of Caritas Company, and she helps impact-driven entrepreneurs who are committed to leveling up their finances, business, and money mindset. In our interview, she shares about her love of R&B and dancing, what three things she would tell her younger self, and how she discovered her purpose when she stopped pursuing what she was "supposed to do" and instead started to trust the nudges of her heart. Continue reading to learn all about Kristine!
1. What makes you happy?
Music, dancing, coffee & wine. I find most joy in connecting and collaborating with other amazing humans.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell myself three things:
Your worth is not your productivity, your body weight, or the amount of money in your bank account.
Showing up is more important than being perfect.
You don’t have to know everything. There is power in not knowing, in waiting, in letting things unfold naturally.
3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
I wish for everyone to realize that they are loved, important and created for a purpose. That it is possible to look past our differences and see that we all need and want the same things – love, food, shelter, safety and community.
That, and human-trafficking.
4. How did you find your purpose?
I found my purpose when I finally started listening to the nudges of my heart.
I did everything I was "supposed" to do – good grades, graduate, get a job, climb the corporate ladder, etc. Despite my cushy, well-paying career, I was disillusioned and felt trapped. Boardrooms were cut-throat and oh-so-boring.
All I wanted to do was make awesome spreadsheets, blast hip-hop/R&B and dance my way through life - without anyone judging me for being "too much" or "not serious enough".
I knew there was no job posting in Corporate Calgary that will ever fulfill this, so I decided to create it for myself.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
Breaking through the walls we’ve built to protect ourselves. I believe that through compassion and showing a genuine interest in others can slowly help us break through this.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
As Kanye West says - people in life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason. 😊
I’ve learned to trust that the friendship served its purpose, and my life would never be the same without it.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
My mom, my beautiful sister, my in-laws and all the women (especially the working mamas) out there who continue to show up for their family, work and community.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
Personal Development: Atomic Habits, 101 Essays that will change the way you think, 5AM club, Free to Focus
Parenting/Family related: No-drama Discipline, The Awakened Family
Podcasts: Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield
9. Where can we find you?