We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandra Offor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandra, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
As cliché as it sounds, developing a routine is one of the habits that I feel has helped me succeed. It is so easy to get lost in the sauce that is our daily lives. Before you know it, you find yourself in a chaotic whirlwind. There are other things like motivation and self-discipline that I do attribute my success to, but nailing down a routine has been the cause of that. As a podcaster with a growing show, it’s important that I remain consistent in order to continue growing my audience. Adhering to a routine has allowed me to work on that consistency.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Financial Flex with Lex started as an audio diary to track my debt-free journey. At the time I was 23 years old and had just landed my first “real job” out of college. Thanks to my now father-in-law, I learned that it was possible to not spend the next 20 years of my life paying off student loan debt. If I just sacrificed a few years in the front end, I could be debt-free sooner than later. Once I made that discovery it was a wrap! Over time, I started sharing my journey on Instagram and would get so many messages from friends and even people that I didn’t know telling me how they appreciated my vulnerability and honesty. Eventually, I started recording podcast episodes about my experience and then started having guests on to share their own experiences with money. Getting out of debt is not easy. It’s even harder when you’re in a society that’s constantly encouraging you to spend more. It can be lonely at times when you’re having to decline fun events or vacations because money spent on those things means less money at debt. However, I do my best to keep my eye on the prize and remind myself that this won’t be my life forever. I want people to know that it’s time to change the way we talk about money. We talk about everything else so openly, why can’t we talk about money? Something that literally impacts us all. I don’t share how much money I make or how much money I put towards loans every month to “brag” but to literally break that “taboo” cloud that money is enveloped in. If we stop trying to pretend like we have it all together, we can take steps to learn more and do better.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There’s THE best taco spot in Doraville called “El Rey Del Taco”. That place is a national treasure and should be protected at all costs. I love spending time at breweries so Monday Night and Orpheus are definitely on the list of places to grab drinks. A good hike is always the move, so a trip to the East Palisades trail and the Bamboo forest is a great move as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband John, who is so supportive and encourages me to level up every day! I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am without the support of my family, forever thankful for them. To all of my podcast guests and listeners, this podcast literally wouldn’t exist or be what it is without them.
Other: Podcast Link APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-flex-with-lex/id1369578790?uo=4 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/15gg1w7iNwEaI3eKo4sEtk