If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: systems are the lifeblood of your business.
Having a complete system for your money is a vital part of running your business and the basis of this system relies on four core platforms.
If you are a human being, you are well aware that creating healthy habits is harrrrrrd. It’s very easy to make the other kind of habits, the ones you can’t seem to shake. But sticking to good habits? Not so easy.
Writers are no exception to this rule, which is strange because we love to write. Writing is our passion, our calling, our outlet. So why is it that days, weeks (ahem—months) roll by and we continue to wish that we had time to write, all while snuggling on the couch for another Netflix marathon?
When I feel out of alignment, I think more with my head than with my heart. I do things from a place of force and not flow. I plan and think so much about the possibilities, and focus too little on the action of making it happen.
Feeling like you are putting in all of the effort and struggling to get something in return and then beating yourself up for the struggle?
I’m raising my hand and waving it with you too, sister!
For years, my mornings were a complete mess.
I had this goal of getting to journal and read every morning, but I had every excuse in the book to not make this happen (plus a whole lotta bad habits backing up my excuses).
I used to wake up about 20 minutes before I needed to be out the door, on the road, and ready for work.
Back when I worked in a more corporate setting, I often showed up late… ugh. I was always frazzled, always frustrated, and my commute was so beyond irritating it wasn’t even funny.
I always wanted some kind of morning routine, but I just didn’t have the time — like ever.
So when I finally quit and started working for myself, I thought, THIS! This is the answer! Once I work from home I’ll be able to journal and read in the mornings, because I’ll finally have the time.
Imagine this: You login to QuickBooks and see a mountain of transaction to put into categories.
It’s going okay until you find the purchase to that conference in October — is it travel? Education? Professional Fees?
Your mind spirals and it feels like this decision will make or break your finances.
Overwhelmed, you close the browser – you’ll deal with it later.