Sarah Riegelhuth is the author of Get Rich Slow, and co-founder of award-winning Gen Y financial advisory firm, Wealth Enhancers and the highly successful League of Extraordinary Women, an organisation supporting the development of young female entrepreneurs nationally. She is passionately committed to helping women realise their potential, both financially and in all aspects of their lives.
Named as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 most influential, inspiring and creative citizens by The Age in 2011, Sarah is recognised as one of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs.
What does a normal day look like for you?
I love to travel so it all depends on where I am in the world; however I aim to start my day with my morning routine no matter where I am. I like to take an hour or two to ease into the day, usually coffee in bed, reading a personal or professional development book, I’ll write my gratitude journal a little, followed by meditation and a workout. I’ll then get stuck into work (music playing in the background) which again could be any number of things, however most of my time is now spent on strategy and leadership. I’m a pretty social person so I’ll usually wind my day up by catching up with a friend or my boyfriend.
Which artist do you relate to and why?
I’d say Katy Perry. She worked super hard to get where she did and never gave up. I absolutely love her documentary. She also seems to just do whatever she wants, and comes across as real and authentic.
What have been some high notes (highlights) in your journey?
Absolutely writing my book, Get Rich Slow, was a high note for me, along with turning my companies remote about 4 years ago which enabled all the freedom I now have to travel and adventure around the globe.
What have been some low notes (challenges) in your journey?
Losing my Dad, who was also my business mentor, in a freak accident in 2013 was definitely one of the lowest points of my life. The ripple effect of losing someone close like that is far greater than you’d first imagine, and it took me years to come to terms with it all.
When things get tough, which songs do you turn to for inspiration/motivation?
Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd is my go-to when I’m feeling a little lost and like I need to reconnect with my intuition. Works every time!
What’s currently playing on your Spotify?
Into the Mystic by Van Morrison.
What financial advice can you share?
Spend less than you earn, and save and invest the difference. It’s as simple as that. Don’t be afraid of investing, start small but start now and you’ll be amazed at how it all adds up over the longer term. The most important thing is building up that regular savings habit, and discipline to not just spend everything you earn each week.
What advice can you give for those interested in starting a business?
Be ready for the ride of your life. Every day is filled with challenge, adventure, huge highs and lows, and a lot of hard work. It’s not for the faint hearted, however if you’re passionate enough about something, and willing to put in the time and energy with a ‘never say die’ attitude, it’ll be the best thing you ever do.