Interview – Cady North

Today’s guest was made for the Resilient by Design Podcast not only because she is the author of a book called The Resiliency Effect, but also because of her mindset on life and goals.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Cady North, author, speaker, podcast host, investment advisor, and Anti To-Do List CEO of North Financial Advisors.

Cady North always knew she wanted to help others find financial resilience. Her parents were small business owners, and she learned to balance a business checkbook by the age of 13. Before taking the leap to start her financial planning business, she spent more than a decade advising high-level executives of Fortune 500 companies while working for industry giants such as Bloomberg and Financial Executives International. Cady writes about money, mindset, behavior, mental health, and work culture.

Through the episode, Cady and I chat about the importance of your money mindset, recognizing where you are and what you want to create, imposter syndrome, her sabbatical, what it means to make a change in your life, and our mutual need to stay busy.

Cady works with women to support their money journeys and build resilience for the future. She ensures that their dreams align with their finances, because it’s extremely important that your business allows you to live the life you want.

In the episode, we talk about how we often identify ourselves with what we do instead of who we are and get caught up in our own heads. We often focus on what we SHOULD be doing instead of doing what we WANT or LIKE to do. Cady encourages people to live their lives more in sync with their goals and values instead of what they “should be doing”.

We also talk about her book, The Resiliency Effect. Her book is filled with stories of modern women who made changes to live more in sync with their purpose and passions, The Resiliency Effect teaches you to: Embrace and overcome adversity so you too can live your biggest dreams; Determine what habits and coping strategies are blocking you from success;  and take tangible steps to make lasting changes in your life.

You can find Cady on her website at  and on Instagram @cadynorth. Find her book on, click here.

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