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The Money Pity Party

Jul 19, 2022

Have you ever found yourself packing up your bat and ball, ready to go home when things get a little tough? As human beings, we are often faced with new challenges and it’s pretty easy to throw ourselves a pity party over the thing we are stuck on.

Understanding the business finances can be one of the most challenging parts of being a business owner.

In these moments we need to dig in, find a good time, clear our minds of other things and sit down with determination of conquering what feels like a mammoth task.

If you are already across your business numbers, you might just be putting them off longer than you should, which is making it harder on yourself when you have a backlog to avoid.

Here are five tips to get in the zone.

  1. Make sure the time is right, if something else is pressing on your mind or looming over your shoulder, it can be a hard battle with other things hanging over you. But also watch out for always putting it off due to these things as well.
  2. Have a clear workspace - a messy space means a messy mind!
  3. Do a little workout before you sit in front of something like numbers. I personally find this works when I’m avoiding things as I have a pocket of pent-up energy that needs to get out and then I can settle in for a little grind.
  4. Try putting on your favorite music. Sometimes this is lyric-free, and if you don’t have anything like that in your playlist, YouTube has just about every song in every style, plus a great arrangement of study or stress-free listening.
  5. Make sure you have everything you need around you, a beverage, snack, pen & paper for squiggles. The more reasons we give ourselves to get up, the more likely we are to procrastinate/distract ourselves away from the task at hand.

Once you are in the zone and your mind is free and clear, you really can accomplish anything. Most of the time, our money problems stem from the pity party going on way longer than it needed to.

If you are stuck in “the money pity party” and need a helping hand, reach out to me, sometimes a tiny thing can be the magic wand that breaks the cycle.