Our FinCon friend, Sarah Li of High Fiving Dollar, is on a mad mission to appear on 100 podcasts in 2017 to talk about living an authentic life. When she told us, we said, “Come on Queer Money™, gurl!” She obliged and helped us create one of our best podcasts about being yourself and living an authentic life. Living an authentic life is something with which many queer people struggle. So, don’t miss this show!
Live the Authentic Life
Sarah isn’t queer, but she’s a queer ally and that’s queer enough to be on Queer Money™. Sarah shares with our audience and us about the norms and expectations imposed upon her growing up in an Asian household as a girl. She was expected to pursue certain jobs and support the rest of her family.
Sarah initially succumbed to these expectations and wasn’t living the authentic life when she found herself alone and unemployed in Australia and in debt because of an ex-boyfriend who lived off her money. Not long after, she read the Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama, which challenged the beliefs imposed upon her growing up.
Sarah’s story of going from unemployed and in debt in a strange country to becoming debt free and a geo-liberated entrepreneur and art enthusiast will inspire anyone, queer or straight, from Gen Y to Boomer. Because Sarah overcame her limiting beliefs and started to live an authentic life, she thinks her story is important to tell and we agree.
Sarah believes that everyone knows what they want, but most let fear define them. It was only when she got honest with herself and stood up to her father and her heritage that she could pay off her debt and become the person she knew herself to be.
For anyone questioning whether they can live an authentic life, don’t miss this Queer Money! To learn more about Sarah’s time overseas, see her blog post about getting rid of all her stuff here and about hitting rock bottom here.