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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Jan 27, 2021

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Episode 76: How to Build Your Own Micro-Empire


In the conversation with today’s guest, Jennifer Grimson, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:28 - 03:00] Jennifer’s profile, in Billy’s guest introduction.
  • [03:00 - 05:33] The backstory and decisions made that led Jennifer to this point in her journey.
  • [05:33 - 08:05] Why people feel ashamed about financial mistakes and financial insecurity, and what exactly it is they are ashamed of.
  • [08:05 - 11:09] Jennifer explains what she means by “manipulation” in terms of your personal finances.
  • [11:09 - 14:31] Jennifer explains discovering the 401K and how it all worked out.
  • [14:33 - 16:01] Jennifer shares how a lot of her investing is not just about making money but also giving her something tangible that she needs or wants, like travel opportunities.
  • [16:01 - 18:28] How the experience of living overseas has affected and benefited Jennifer’s life today.
  • [18:28 - 23:37] How previous sales experience has helped with Jennifer’s current interactions with investors.
  • [23:37 - 29:30] The experience of leaving corporate work and working for other people to go it alone with her own ventures.
  • [29:30 - 33:33] Jennifer explains all about her passion project, Micro Empires, and how it can add great value to you and your life goals.
  • [33:33 - 37:12] The role humility has played in getting Jennifer to where she is today.

Here’s what Jennifer shared with us during today’s conversation:

  • Where in the world Jennifer is based currently: Nashville, Tennessee 
  • Favourite European city: Porto, Portugal.
  • The best thing to happen in the past 24hours: Went out for a lovely dinner last night, which is really appreciated after all the Covid restrictions! 
  • A mistake Jennifer would like you to learn from so you don’t have to pay full price for it: Never turn your financial wellbeing over to anybody else!
  • Book Recommendation: The 4 Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss.

Be sure to reach out and connect with Jennifer Grimson by using the info below:


  • Website: 
  • Free ebook: How to Pivot and Thrive, available on the website!
  • Social Media: Jennifer Grimson, and Micro Empires

Start taking action TODAY so that you can gain more Education and Control over your financial life.


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