201: Love Your Life Not Theirs with Ramsey Personality, Rachel Cruze

By August 6, 2018Podcast

In today’s episode, you’ll hear our interview with Ramsey Personality, Rachel Cruze. In the interview, you’ll hear Rachel’s advice to working moms, what she’s learned about leadership and business while working at Ramsey Solutions, her recent book, “Love Your Life Not Theirs”, and we take her through our lightning round! To view a transciption of this interview, go here!

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L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #201: Rachel Cruze

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #201: Rachel Cruze


As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show, Rachel helps people learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored three best-selling books, including Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids, which she co-wrote with her father, Dave Ramsey.




  • You’ll have to work twice as hard as everyone in the company to build credibility. – Dave Ramsey
  • Have chores that your kids do just because they are part of the family. Have other chores that you get paid for if your kids do them but do not get paid if they don’t. 
  • Have give, save, spend envelopes for your kids when they get money.
  • Money comes from work…not mom and dads back pocket. 
  • There is no such thing as balance. 
  • Life balance is about being 50/50. It’s about being 100% where you are. -Christy Wright
  • I can be an awesome mom and I can be awesome at my job. I can be awesome at both. 
  • You need to understand the why behind why you go back to work as a mom.
  • Leadership is hard. 
  • Great leaders have a grit about them!
  • Take control of your money and create a life you love.
  • Don’t worry! Everything is going to be great!


  • Working Moms
    •  You’re a mom of two daughters and you’re one of the Ramsey Personalities which
      comes with a lot of responsibility…
    • What are you learning about work-life balance?
    • What advice do you have for working moms?
    • Specifically, when it comes to mommy guilt (if they have it?)
  • Love Your Life, Not Theirs
    • What is this book about and why did you write it?
    • What is the one takeaway you want people to get?
  • The Rachel Cruze Show
    •  What is the show about? How can people watch it and connect with you?
    • You are one of the Ramsey Personalities… what are the biggest lessons you’ve
      learned about business and leadership since joining the Ramsey Solutions team?
    •  You get the opportunity to spend time with some of the greatest leaders on the
      planet… what patterns and character qualities seem to emerge over and over
      again when it comes to the people God uses in a significant way?
  • Lightning Round Questions
    • What is a belief or a behavior that has changed your life?
    • If you could put a quote on a billboard for everyone to read, what would it say?
    • What’s the best purchase you’ve made in the last year for $100 or less?
    • What books have you read that have made a great impact on you that you would recommend?
    • What podcasts are you listening to?
    •  What do you wish people knew about your journey that they may not know?
    • What is your greatest challenge right now?
    • What are you dreaming about right now and what risks are you taking?
    • What is your favorite failure that led to success?
    • What are your favorite questions to ask leaders?
    • What is your most worthwhile investment of time or money?
    • Do you have any unusual habits that enable you to be successful?
    • What are 1-2 items on your bucket list?
    • If you could go back and give your 20-year-old self-advice, what would you tell her?
    • What do you want your legacy to be?
    • What are you currently working on that you’re excited about and how can our
      audience serve you?

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