Were you scrambling too?

Last week I did a Q&A in my Facebook group. You can find that here. You’ll only be able to see it if you’re IN the group. So, it’s the perfect time to join us!
One of the questions that was asked was this:

How do you keep up with bookkeeping when EVERY tax season you promise you’ll do better next year and next year comes and you’res till scrambling to update the bookkeeping?

And I’ll admit it, this was a problem for me this year too!

In the Q&A I shared a strategy I learned from the book Profit First by Mike Michalowixz that I’m implementing this month. And last week I challenged the Productivity for Women Entrepreneurs group to implement it.

The book suggests you only do your bookkeeping twice a month (and not whenever you have time).

Staying on top of your bookkeeping is one of those things that you can do now, or you can take a really long time to do later. Believe me, experience has taught me that staying on top if it is worth my time. AND saves me time (and sanity) later.

So, join me for Wednesday LIVE with Evie at 1pm CDT tomorrow for things that will save you time later.

I’ll share a bit more about why Profit First suggests doing your bookkeeping only twice a month and other tasks that will save you time (and sanity) later.

What are things you do that save you time later?
Or what is taking you forever that you wish you could save time on?
Comment below and tell me.

Have you ever been envious or jealous of someone?

Or maybe there’s someone that just annoys the crap out of you?

Or one thing that someone you generally like or even respect does that causes you to roll your eyes or want to leave the room?

I know I’ve experienced each one of those things.

And sometimes the mantra of “that’s just not my person” (meaning you’re not meant to work together) can be used to dismiss an opportunity to learn.

This is a topic that’s been wandering in my head off and on since Friday evening.

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts and the topic of envy came up.

I loved the way they talked about it.

Envy has two sides to it.

It can be used to learn about yourself and improve.

Or it can eat at you.

Check out the Wednesday LIVE with Evie I did on this topic here where I shared more about those two sides and how it can be a powerful tool for personal and business growth.

How do you handle envy, jealousy, and annoyance?
Any particular place that you notice they regularly pop up?
Comment below to share.

The gift and necessity of failure

Spring is definitely coming. And with it, you’ll probably start seeing more bicyclists.

Have you ever seen someone just learning to use a bike where their shoes clip in?

From what I understand, the benefit is it allows you to continue propelling the bike forward with the upward movement of your foot, as opposed to only the downward movement.

But you have to learn how to use that system. And you’ll fall a few times in the process.

And once you learn, in the spring when you pull your bike out again, you might have a short period where you have to relearn the system.

What happens if you don’t allow the “failure” of falling over? You don’t go anywhere on that bike.

Failure in your business is the same.

That failure allows you to move forward faster later.

I talked about this and other aspects of failure in this week’s Wednesday Live with Evie about the gift and necessity of failure, You can watch it below.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #15

What are your thoughts and feelings on failure?

Here’s a quick outline of what I shared:

  • How business is like riding a bike
  • What failure teaches us
  • Why failure is absolutely necessary

And if you want to catch the next Wednesday LIVE with Evie live, head over to Facebook and like my page here (that way you’ll receive a notification when I go live).

The role of failure in business

I was reading through posts in various Facebook groups I belong to and start reading a longer post.

In the middle of it I see this statement, “People don’t fail, systems fail.”

I found myself smiling and saying aloud with love, “OH honey, I fail All The Time. It’s a good thing.”

I own my failures.

The times that I’ve failed have been incredible teachers to me.

Have my failures sometimes been a system failure (or lack of system)? Yes.

And I’ll still own them as MY failures.

Because they are.

The biggest problem I see (and have experienced) with failure is when we use it to beat ourselves up.

Let’s maybe stop doing that (yes, much easier said than done).

So, this week for Wednesday LIVE with Evie let’s talk about the gift and necessity of failure.

You can find that replay here.

What are your thoughts about failure? Do you think it’s necessary?
Comment below and let me know!