Summer can be rough on wallets. Especially if you’re an entrepreneur.
Your biggest client presses “pause” to go to the beach. Sales from your online store slow to a trickle because everyone’s hanging out with their kids or watching the latest blockbuster on the big screen.
But while summer income might move at a slower pace, those bills keep coming — and just might land you in a cashflow dip.
Cashflow dips are a totally normal part of life. Even if you’re not running your own biz.
Whether you got an big, unexpected bill, are between jobs, or need quick cash for a special purchase — most of us will have the experience of needing money when it’s nowhere to be found.
Here’s the good news: you really don’t have to throw your conscious money relationship out the window. Even when you feel like you’re in “survival mode.”
I know: it’s so easy to spiral into anxiety and shame, when money is scarce. (Remember: money is never just about the money.)
That’s why dealing with cashflow dips must include some inner work, first. So you can calm down, clear your head outta crisis mode … and then buckle down with some practical steps.
If you like the idea of facing a cashflow dip with practical savvy and inner sanity, you’ll love my conversation with Tad Hargrave.
Tad Hargrave, a Guest Teacher in my year-long Art of Money program, describes himself as “a hippie who developed a knack for marketing — and then learned how to be a hippie again.” He’s spent almost a decade helping conscious entrepreneurs grow their businesses without selling their souls.
I loved talking with Tad because we have such compatible views on marketing. We break all the conventional business rules and focus on building relationships over time instead of high-pressure sales. That’s why I was so curious to hear his thoughts on cashflow dips (which need to be solved quickly, not over months and months).
Our conversation surprised and delighted me, and included:
- 9 strategies to bring in cash, quick (without creating MORE overwhelm)
- The surprising first step Tad suggests, which has nothing (and everything) to do with money — so smart!
- What you can learn + love about your cashflow dips
- How to barter + trade so it truly serves you (and how my thoughts have evolved on this).
As Tad says, cashflow dips are a time to hustle and be resourceful … but you can’t do that if you’re scattered, overwhelmed, or burned out.
That’s why it’s crucial to tend to your inner wellbeing first … and then, from this fortified foundation, take smart, meaningful action.
Cashflow dips: an opportunity for inner and outer growth. (Like everything in our ever-evolving, ever-deepening money journey!)