Financial Management

Truths, tools, and tactics to support your financial freedom goals

“Weh yuh mean teacha?” “So weh yuh go a Georgetown fah?”

I attempt to survive this intense, pointed questioning from my dad.

The trigger?

My not so lucrative post-graduate career choice.

May 2000. Bachelor’s Degree. Georgetown University.

Elementary School Teacher. (How could I?)

Dad’s voice again.

“Weh yuh mean teacha?”…


To accelerate your learning and allow you the opportunity to make different ones

My friends say that their parents didn’t talk about money when they were growing up. That’s funny. I don’t know if my parents knew how not to. It may be a Jamaican thing. I don’t know.

Hi there, simple and reasonable childish request!
Care to meet, ridiculous adult, money-related rebuttal?


Lessons from the Greats, to maximize your chance of success as you prepare for 2021

Prepare Everyday Like Your Life Depends On It

What does it look like to prepare every day like your life depends on it? Allow me to share, for I have lived it. And I have learned from the Greats before me, including my mom. Let’s start there.

Mom, do you really need all those kerosine lamps in 2020?


Prioritizing our time and breaking habits that distract us from our true purpose

You’re Fat, You’re Ugly and Nobody Likes You!

Complete and total destruction. Paper everywhere. Chairs turned upside down. And standing on top of the table in the middle of his kindergarten classroom is the perpetrator; none other than the great Michael Mulligan.

Michael Mulligen, the student most likely to force his teachers and all of his classmates to…


A strategy that accelerated my path to financial freedom

If mortgage evasion is wrong, there’s no world in which I wanna be right.

You see, I haven’t paid my mortgage in years. I haven't paid my water bill, my gas bill, or my electric bill either.

But it’s OK. It’s not a secret. I’m not hiding from my mortgage…


Learning this can be the difference between growing dramatically, or not growing at all

We want to be perfect. We want to be loved. We want to be connected. We want to be accepted for who we are.

We want to be accepted for who we are because that gives us the courage to want to grow.

We want to grow gently. In a…


Important mindsets and lessons learned on my investment journey

On my worst day, with the worst tenants and the biggest possible headaches, Real Estate will still and always be one of the best things that has ever happened to me financially.

Wait. Let me correct myself on two points.

Point 1: Real estate didn’t happen to me. I chased…


Sometimes it’s hard to figure out if more is more or if less is more

Striving for more is normal. It’s in our DNA. It’s as old as time.

The fittest during the hunter-gatherer age were those most likely to survive. And those most likely to survive were those who could secure food.

More food = greater chance of survival. …


What differentiates those who play the long game from those who don’t

The easy way out is seductive. Who doesn’t want to win the lottery, pack it all up and fly off somewhere warm where they can just sip champagne on the beach every day?

Consumers live and die for the easy way. The short game. Fast food. Diet pills. One-touch technology.


Important mindsets for monitoring default reactions and responding to adversity

Oh To Be A Flight Attendant

For a brief moment around the age of 10, I wanted to be a flight attendant. I’m not 100% sure why. I had never even been on an airplane before. It may have been because you had to be really “pretty” to be a flight attendant. …

Nicole Bryan

CEO and Founder of Growth MindED Consulting, Executive Coach & Real Estate Investor. Personal Development & Mindset Writer. Email:

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