The Fiscal Feminist

If you’re feeling stuck in your career or your life, you’re not alone! Everyone gets stuck, but there are things you can do today to start pulling yourself out. In this episode, Ella Lucas-Averett shares some of her top tips for creating momentum, moving past fear, and learning from our failures. Ella is a founder and managing partner of The Trivesta Group, and the host of On Air With Ella, a motivational podcast about wellness, personal development, habit building, and more. 

Episode Recap:
  • Get to know Ella Lucas-Averett (1:45)
  • What was it like to start a business at such a young age? (6:31)
  • How to find momentum when you’re feeling stuck (13:32)
  • What keeps us from taking action? (24:51)
  • To move past fear, start showing up (27:03)
  • How do we overcome feeling afraid of failure? (33:23
  • If you don’t care for yourself, you can’t care for anyone else (44:01)
  • No one has the same stack of gifts and experiences as you (52:23)
  • Try this one thing today to get unstuck (1:00:07)


“There are so many things that I wish I had started or wish I were further on and didn’t do because I was scared. And I think that anyone listening can relate to that thing they’re sitting on, or stalled on — maybe they did it — or maybe they’re still sitting on it, because they’re not sure it’s ready, or they’re not sure they’re ready, they’re not sure it’s good enough, they’re not sure they want to be seen, or what would people say? And I would just say, what if you acted as if you had no choice, and you just did it and see what happens? Because sometimes action can be a hell of a lot more effective than analysis.”

“If we are waiting for lightning bolt motivation to do the thing we’re meant to do in life or to develop that skill or to learn that language or to start that exercise routine or to revisit our relationship with our spouse or our partner, whatever. If we’re waiting for that lightning bolt, you’re gonna die waiting. And I say that not to be cynical, but to say, if that were the secret, don’t you think that we would have hacked that by now? Don’t you think we would be doing all the things and all out here living our best life? I don’t know about you, but that’s not what happens for me. And the myth that you need to land on motivation, or even better, that it would land on you, that is not going to get you where you need to be. So the word I replace it with, every day of my life, is momentum.”

Creators & Guests

Kimberlee Davis
Kimberlee Davis is founder of the Fiscal Feminist and a Partner and Managing Director in The Bahnsen Group, a wealth management practice with offices in Newport Beach, California and New York City. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
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What is The Fiscal Feminist?

Kimberlee Davis is your host of The Fiscal Feminist, a show about women and our relationship with money and finances. Kimberlee Davis is Managing Director and Partner at The Bahnsen Group, a private wealth management firm. She specializes in personal wealth advising and oversees financial and retirement planning solutions for high net worth individuals and multi-generational families. Her proficiency also includes helping individuals transition to financial independence after life altering events such as death or divorce.