The Art of Bookkeeping
I like to talk about a lot of things on this show: relationships, work, hobbies, etc. However, a topic that people tend to shy away discussing from is “money” and “finance”.
Well, not today, my friends.
This episode of the Introvert’s Bubble Podcast, I will be interviewing Katherine from the BookKeeping Artist (creative name, right?).
Katherine is a money mentor for non-traditional entrepreneurs. But she doesn’t describe herself as an accountant. An accountant is someone you see once a year, and that is just the tip of the financial iceberg. There is much more to what she does!
Book keeping is meat and potatoes of financial management. Katherine not only makes her approach to money organized and easy…she takes away the scariness and automates it all for you. I mean, how nice would it be nice to have all of your money ducks in a row so you can focus on CEO-esque stuff?
To reach this comfortable point in your business, Katherine urges all of her clients to “L.E.T. money work for you”. Check this out:
Money is just like learning to speak. You weren’t born being financially savvy, so it takes time to grasp the concept of how it works, along with the value, it’s place in your life and what it all represents.
Once you learn the language of your finances, you can then accept that money is just energy. When you are experiencing confusion and anxiety about your budget, you need to take a step back and start massaging those blocks out to make the current flow easily for you (get it? “Current”? “Currency?”.
Money does not run your life. It is a partner that works with you, not against you (contrary to what you may believe). You will also find that it works in conjunction with “language” and “energy”: it is going to speak to you and give you spark to build up your piggy bank, as well as your confidence and mindset.
Of course, Katherine says that she does this is all in baby steps; bite-sized stages that are easy to digest. The most important thing to remember is that since you are the boss of your business, you need to pay attention to all of your numbers in real-time. Katherine advises that if that tactic starts making you angsty, just go back to your “why”. What made you start your business in the first place? That will give you a nice reminder to stay calm, stay organized and have a positive relationship with your money, as opposed to forming harsh feelings toward your bank account.
What does abundance mean to you? Being abundant doesn’t mean being rich, so find a system that works for you and your life goals as a whole. Having your finances under control means you can start focusing on how you are helping the world with your business, instead of the digits in your savings.
If you are interested in learning more about how to automate your financial management, visit Katherine’s website at www.bookkeepingartist.com. As always, don’t forget to subscribe to the Introvert’s Bubble podcast and leave a review. Thanks for tuning in!