Your life is your business

If life’s turned out differently than you originally expected, you’re not alone. Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2005, depending on who you ask) are the most stressed generation ever. In my own life, almost every single person experiences mental or physical health issues stemming from anxiety.

What the %&$! is going on?

That’s what we’re going to figure out.

Here’s what I know: a lot of stress comes from feeling out of control, from having unfulfilled desires, from discrimination, and from feeling disconnected from each other and our environment.

And it’s time to do something about it. No one’s going to solve your problems for you, despite what they might say. The only app for this is Y.O.U. Time to own up!

That requires questioning everything:

  • How you make important financial decisions, and (god forbid!) save and invest wisely.
  • How you find the right career, switch careers gracefully, or start your own business on your own terms.
  • How you cope with technological change.
  • Who you turn to for advice on the important things in life…and wine. There’s wine for all.
  • Why you would need to follow anyone else’s path but your own.
  • And most importantly, who are you any way?

That’s a scary question…

It’s time to treat your life like your business. Read the Own Up Grown-Up Manifesto.



Who I am: Rikki Ayers

I’m not a financial advisor, life coach, or a guru. I’m a very curious woman and a writer with a knack for asking the right questions, and zero shame when it comes to asking them.

Like you, I’m over living paycheque-to-paycheque, wondering where my money goes every month. I also share your struggle with indecision, corporate mistrust, and trying to find a way to be young and fabulous, but with a solid plan for the future.

I’ve never liked being told what to do…and usually do the opposite, fail a bit, and discover a whole new exciting thing along the way. You could call it stumbling between opportunities.

You can read more about that here.

You don’t have to have guts of steel, hustle your ass off, burn bridges, or commit to “radical self-care” (whatever that even means) to get what you want in life. You have to make smart choices informed by today’s information, not the outdated crap they still teach in university (and that we’re paying top dollar for).

Let’s be smart about this. No dream journals, no crystal balls, no 7-days to losing 50 pounds. I’m sick of that stuff. You?

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