How can you possibly work with numbers every single day?⠀
That is a question we get asked at least twice a week.⠀
To help reduce the small business failure rate.⠀
Cash flow and mis management are the top two reasons 50% of businesses don’t survive past five years.⠀
This statistics break our heart 💔 ⠀
We can change them.⠀
We will change them.⠀
We are changing them.⠀
Slowly and surely, we are making a difference.
So my boss has been pretty understanding the past two weeks.⠀
Letting me work from home, looking like Shrek with my eye infection, having early nights, doing virtual sessions instead of in person sessions.⠀
Best boss ever.
I don’t value myself or my business on how busy I am - but life in general is just busy.⠀
There is so much on, so many commitments, so many people to keep happy.⠀
But unless I am looking after myself then I really can’t service anyone properly.
So I think I am nearly over this damn eye infection.
Which is why I have been laying low the past two weeks.
Two weeks of agony.
Two weeks of not being able to see property.
Two weeks of not being able to see the computer screen properly after 4pm as it just hurts too much.
Swipe right to see what I looked like last week.
I still have bruising and swelling and pain - but nothing like last week.
Talk about being thankful I have an amazing team and flexibility to change up my diary for last minute emergencies like this.
We see so many start up’s with a negative mindset before they even reach the big wide world of business.⠀
Selling is first about mindset.⠀
If you are not confident in your pitch, your presentation, your product, your pricing - then selling is going to be bloody hard!
Work on your mindset to understand your value and you are half way there.
To do list a mile long with September BAS so best get cracking.⠀
Remote meetings for the win that start this morning and last one is 8:30pm tonight to cater for our QLD clients (as that is 7:30pm their time).⠀
Long day - might need a few ☕️ to get through!!
Working until midnight 7 days a week is not a long term, sustainable way to run your business.⠀
You will burn out.⠀
And yes - I nearly did.⠀
Now - I have regular early nights, I have days off on the weekends (shock horror) and I work school hours.⠀
My brain (and my body) needs nourishing.⠀
What are you doing to nourish your brain??
I don’t always read bookkeeping text books!⠀
My favourite “other” books are murder/thrillers.⠀
This one was a $3 op shop bargain. Read it in two days last month.⠀
Can’t wait until we go on holiday next month - I have my reading list all ready.
Even after a week of stupid eye infections (which is still ongoing) we love getting these messages.⠀
If your numbers are a hot mess - let’s chat.⠀
We can totally hold your hand and get you sorted.⠀
It’s been a long day and it is only half over.⠀
Whilst I know this won’t make my eye better, comfort food is winning today.⠀
Only have about 763 things on my to do list to get through tonight ...with one eye!!
Often we confuse asking for help as a sign of weekness.
CHANGE THAT MINDSET.
Asking for help is because we are experienced enough to know that we are not experts at absolutely everything.
Nothing to be ashamed of if you need to ask for help.
Now I can truly be called a one eyed numbers nerd.
Viral eye infection means all in person meetings are transferred to virtual meetings this week.
Another trip to the optometrist on Friday to check the swelling has gone down.
Until then - my kids think I am a pirate!