In September, Shelly Omilâdé Bell (Omi) launched "The Shelly Bell Show" on Sirius XM Urban View.
Five months later, the show is going from strength to strength, and Omi and co-host Tanika Ross opened the floodgates and invited guests to the show.
On Sunday (March 6), "Holistic Wealth" author Keisha Blair appeared as a guest on the show. Blair, a trained economist who began her career working on economic development projects sponsored by the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, is also the founder of the Institute on Holistic Wealth.
In a candid interview, Blair shares that a tragic event made her shift gears when it came to her career.
"My husband died when I was 31. This was just eight weeks after I gave birth to my second child. And I was, you know, like many other women on a corporate track, climbing a cooperate ladder doing my economist thing," she explained. "I realized [that] the way we were defining wealth, the way we were defining or self-worth by our net worth and the way the traditional economists were defining that, needed to be overhauled.
"There's a new generation of women like myself, like you businesswomen who realize that our mental health or emotional health or spiritual health or relationships and what we have with each other is so critical to our success."
Blair stressed the importance of community when it comes to cultivating holistic wealth.
"That femininity we have to tap into---our spirituality or mental and emotional health and just our relationships with each other as women entrepreneurs. We support each other and we also need that support group. So that's all a part of holistic wealth."
“The Shelly Bell Show” airs at noon ET on SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126)