TAKING STOCK OF YOUR FINANCES
Taking stock of your finances is a great way to check in with yourself and see where you are at these – no different than a regular health check up with your doctor - a financial health check to see what is working well and what is not so that tweaks or changes can be made to support you and your relationship with money -- rather than it be one of stress, pressure, angst or struggle.
CHANGES IN RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY
The face of money has changed over the years from the use of cash to the introduction of credit cards and more electronically based payment methods. Has this meant a different relationship with your finances and how you keep track of these now that money is not as physically tangible?
THE TABOO SUBJECT
Money has been considered a topic off-limits or taboo to speak of — considered impolite or inappropriate ‘dinner’ conversation. However if we don’t talk about it how do we all develop and grow on a subject or something that is an essential part of our daily lives - we can’t escape it nor can we live without it. So let’s talk about it and make it no longer a taboo rather the accepted ’norm'
Valuing staff is key – They are the front or external face of your business -- your businesses walking, talking business cards. So how you interact with and treat staff can affect how they are with your clients or customers. Susan Scully shares what it is like to see staff as equals and have a relationship with them based on decency, respect and valuing each other and what we each bring to the business – removing the stigma and role of ‘staff’ or ‘employee’.
NUMBERS AND SUCCESS
Numbers don’t lie and can be used as a barometer or thermometer as to how we are going in our everyday life – how we are living -- with success not measured on the numbers or the amount in your bank account. Money or dollars in the bank account are not nor ever will be a measure of our true worth or value.
Completing your tax return does not have to be ‘a chore’ or a tick box or something to avoid, what if it is great opportunity to take stock and review your last year’s finances to make whatever changes may or may not be needed – ready for the next year and whatever is next. What a solid and supportive foundation from which to blast off or springboard from.