Your business needs you to take a break

Let's talk about the importance of rest. The ability to take a break, unplug, or play. If you work for someone else, then you take sick leave or vacation time. You also have weekends and holidays off (most often). But if you work for yourself, YOU have to create that rest. YOU have to take that time off for yourself. And this is so important because you need it, your business needs it!


I'm writing to you from one of my favorite places, the mountains. And as I sit here absorbing the quiet of nature and a strong cup of coffee, I can't help but think of all the years I didn't know how to rest. And quite honestly it's something I still struggle with. But I've learned how important rest is and it's something I now make a priority. Today I'm encouraging you to do the same!


Your business will be better if you create time for rest. You'll get more inspiration, have more stamina, and will enjoy a happier balanced life. Maybe you start with planning a big vacation each year. Or...

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How to manage your money right from your phone

I love the end of the month because it gives me a clear picture on how my business did and what my budget looks like going forward. And I manage all of that from the convenience of my mobile banking app. As a business owner I've been able to pay off debt, max out my Roth IRA, start saving for a rainy day, and so much more. I believe in creating systems that will make it easy to stay consistent. And that consistency is what will get you to your goals. Here's my 5 tips to make your month end easy, peasy!

1. Set specific goals: It's hard to know how well you are doing if you don't know what "success" means. For me, I always have a personal and a business financial goal. I sync my banking apps with an app called, Mint, that way I know what my progress is any given day.

2. Get real with your spending: Sorry this isn't a more creative one, it's just so important! Do an audit on your business spending. How much is going towards rent, utilities, phone, marketing,...

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