Dear Money, Will You Marry Me? | Guest Post by Profit First Professional, Janet Redford

Dear Money, will you marry me? When working with your money and finances, do you feel like it’s similar to searching for Sasquatch? You think you’ve almost got it and then it vanishes. It’s elusiveness makes you question whether it really exists or not. If money were a person in your life; how would you describe that person? Is it a menacing green monster trying to steal your wallet? Does it bully you and make you feel worthless? Maybe money is a person you feel is against you, is frequently seen chasing you and just makes you feel scared of what to do next. Ugh the enemy! On the other hand, maybe money has a very charismatic personality that will justify all of your spending transactions as “needs”. You can have what you want while being distracted from the mounting debt. Are any of these “characters” working for you? What if you changed what the “money identity” in your life looked like? How would it change your thinking around the management of and potential use of your money? My advice would be to make money your best friend. A friend who walks alongside you, laughs with you, has your back and is honest when they think you might be making a bad decision. That’s the type of money relationship you want to be involved in. A good way to have yourself introduced to these types of healthy relationships is to start establishing a relationship with the following professionals: Personal Banker, Bookkeeper, Certified Public Accountant [CPA], Certified Financial Planner [CFP] and a Profit First Professional. Learn how they can benefit...

What does it take to succeed? | Success Mindset for Entrepreneurs

If someone were to ask you, “What does it take to succeed in your business?” what would you say? Would you initially come up with all the reasons why you CAN’T succeed? I think a lot of people will start with that as a knee-jerk response. But, the truth is, you CAN succeed and you CAN define what success means to you.   Let’s take a clear look at what it takes to succeed in business.  What do we need? 1. We need a product or service to offer. 2. We need someone to buy that product or service. Basically, that’s what we need.   So, then how do we create SUCCESS with those two elements? Success is relative, of course, and you and I likely define success differently, but let’s say we make a product. We call it Product X, and Product X sells for $100/each. And we know that to cover our expenses, cover our costs, our overhead and to pay ourselves to live the lifestyle we want, we need to make $10,000/month in gross sales. (Pretend we did all this math earlier and we got REALLY clear on our numbers and where every dollar is going.) So, doing that math, we know we need to sell 1,000 units of Product X every month to achieve SUCCESS. Cool. So you’ve just defined what you need to do to achieve success. This is huge, important work. A lot of entrepreneurs, business owners and people never outline exactly what success is to them and what they need to do to achieve it. Now that you’ve defined these parameters, it’s time...

Kick Start Your Business | In-Person Workshop at Cowork Evergreen

**POSTPONED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY. STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULE DATE.** Kick Start Your Biz: Gain Clarity, Inspiration, Forward-moving Action & Success in 8 Steps In-Person Workshop  **Friday, November 6th**POSTPONED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY. STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULE DATE. 9am – 1pm  Create a step-by-step plan to follow on your path to success. Do you find yourself in a place where you need to re-ignite your love with your business? Are you moving through your days, checking off items on an uninspired to-do list? Are you wanting to reconnect, authentically with your clients? Do you feel like you’re meant for something bigger, something greater? Do you feel like you don’t know what your next step should be to improve your life and your business?   I’m Katy Moses, photographer, and founding member of Cowork Evergreen, and I’ve been on this path many times. I love to generate new ideas, create new products and I’ve too often found myself spinning without direction. Spinning like that ship without a rudder to keep it on it’s correct path. Heck, I didn’t even have a path I was following! I would just go day-by-day, working with a mix of inspired action and putting-out-fires. I didn’t know the power of goal-setting and I didn’t know how to map out my journey. Now I do and it makes ALL the difference. All those ideas can be a reality if you want them to be. You can be a success. You can live a life that you design – break out of the standard moulds and decide what you want your days to look like. All it takes is your ideas (that...

Birthing a New Business | Starting fresh

What would you do if you had to start over again in business? What actions would you take? Who would you reach out to from Day One? What lessons have you learned that you can incorporate now? I’m starting a new endeavor, which I mentioned briefly in the last post and I’m taking this as an opportunity to do things as right as I can from the beginning. What does this mean for me?  It means I’m taking action and not letting perfection stop me. I’m allowing myself to be seen and to put my message out there. I’m designing systems for creation and for putting new content out in ways that are easy for me and fun and don’t take up my whole day.  I’m letting my intuition speak and it’s shaping my content, my schedule and the way I’m doing each of the pre-mentioned points in this paragraph. Specifically, it looks like this (so far): I’m creating in the ways I’m called to create. So far this has meant video, audio & writing emails and blog posts. Connecting in ways I want to connect. I’ve created a free FB group as another way to grow this tribe, get my message out and provide a safe, supportive space for members. I’m sending emails, I’m inviting others to give feedback and engage with their community. Putting my message out there. When I feel inspired, I create and then I share. I’m not filtering, I’m not doing (much) editing. I’m allowing things to get out into the world and help others. I’m not holding onto them waiting for perfection. I’m designing...