AN INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA TURLEY

BARBARA TURLEY Founder & Chief Wealth Strategist of Energise Wealth

If wealth and financial freedom has found it’s way onto your next 5 year plan, then you are in for a treat today!  We are delighted to have Barbara Turley in our hot seat and here to share some great insights into the investing world! Barbara is a successful investor, wealth strategist and the Founder of Energise Wealth – a wealth strategy and coaching business for women who are ready to get their money pumping to fuel their life vision and feel more alive.

During her 15-year financial markets career she was a trader for some of the world’s largest investment banks, successfully traded her own money, managed relationships with some of Australia’s largest wealth management businesses and became a major shareholder in a $3 billion asset management business and several other high growth companies.

This incredible lady is fearlessly encouraging women around the world to get comfortable with saying they want to achieve financial success and then giving them the tools to do so.  We could not wait to hear how this journey began, who has been Barbara’s greatest inspiration and what has been her greatest challenge!

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BARBARA, SHARE WITH US SOME INSIGHTS INTO THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB…

I get to do what I love everyday – which is to write, create, teach and inspire. On top of that I get to lead a movement of amazing women who are ready to step into their power and embrace money as the powerful tool that it is and create a whole lot of change in this world in the process.

WHY DID YOU CHOSE THIS FIELD OF WORK?

Money makes the world go round! While this might sound like some outdated cliche there is a lot of truth in it – a truth that many spend their lives in denial of. My journey into this field of work started with a fascination way back in my teens. A fascination that was trigger when the Irish pound was devalued against the British pound. I was amazed at how this thing called money could send an entire nation into such a state of disarray. I immediately knew that this was a topic I wanted to understand at a very deep level.

WHAT HAS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR CAREER BEEN?

Funnily enough the greatest challenge I have faced is in trusting my own knowledge of what would be. I always knew with a deep certainty what jobs I would have and how my career would go but I allowed other peoples limiting beliefs about what is possible to infiltrate my own too much. I spent far too much time anxious about not getting what I wanted instead of revelling in what I knew I was creating for myself.

In hindsight – what a waste of energy it is to take on other peoples beliefs !

WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY?

That investing is risky.
That money is a difficult concept to understand.
That you need to be good with numbers to be good with money and investing !

WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER?

Dr. Pippa Malmgren – Entrepreneur, Global Economic Strategist, Advisor to the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, former advisor to The White House, Author of the book ‘Signals’, Woman of Influence, Fashionista, Mother and wife.
She doesn’t even know it but this woman demonstrated to me the power of going your own way, being authentic and speaking up for what you believe in, especially in a world covered in grey (like the financial industry can be).
She is intelligent, confident AND feminine. She is truly magnetic in a sea of sameness.

IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO YOUR 18 YEAR OLD SELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

You know what you are doing ….. WAY more than you realise ! Stop apologising for being a high achiever, start revelling in it and elevate to a whole other level. You will love it up here …. so plan to get there earlier !

YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT HAS BEEN…

Having the insight and courage to invest when there was blood on the streets and everybody else was running for the hills.

WHAT IS THE GREATEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE YOU HAVE OVERCOME?

Tying up a lot of money in investments and leaving myself extremely skinny financially in order to create the ultimate freedom for myself. It paid off but it was tough to have to cut back my lifestyle so dramatically after being quite the spendthrift for many years. It was a serious lesson in personal discipline that at times was painful and irritating.

WHAT DONT YOU UNDERSTAND?

People think ‘investing’ is risky

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME WHEN RELAXING?

Reading

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?

Routine

WHAT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

My iPhone !

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE- I REALLY WISH I HAD…

A plane that would get me back home to Ireland in 2 hours flat (from Sydney)

WHAT IS THE GREATEST LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNT IN LIFE SO FAR?

How to be a savvy investor

IF I HAD ONE SUPER POWER IT WOULD BE…

The ability to fly

IF YOU COULD INVITE FOUR PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY – WHO WOULD THEY BE?

Sir Richard Branson, Tory Burch, Sara Blakely, Gisele Bundchen

 

WANT MORE?

If you’d like to learn more from Barbara, then why not join us for our next TALKS by The Daily Guru, where Barbara will be sharing more of her expertise and helping our attendees master their money, regardless of their individual circumstances! The click on the flyer below for more details

If you are interested in learning more about Barbara- make sure you check out her website www.energisewealth.com

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