Dear Money Adventurer,
I recently shared this note on the socials and I thought it would be good to share it here as well.
As we head towards the end of the year, I like to start my year-end rituals.
This includes a review of my business numbers, projections & what actually happened. I also do a review + appreciation of the personal side with family, health, travel, etc.
Some years I don’t do this until December but this year my pacing is slowed down which brings the gift of presence but also wider views.
This year my income is up and my expenses are down in my business. But last year my income was down and my expenses were up. I haven’t had an upside down year like that for a decade but there it was.
Like many, the pandemic shifted things but the biggest glitch was the FB ads not working any longer with the IOS changes. Then I spent too much trying to turn things around.
So I had to find a different way to run my business this year and run it in a much leaner way.
I was able to do that by offering a new program, my mentor program, which the community has asked me to offer for over a decade. So now I have two programs at different price points.
I also published a 2nd book, my Art of Money workbook, which has brought more visibility & podcast interviews.
We all have ebbs and flows in life, in money and in business.
Here’s my reminder to hang in there and find creative ways to steer the ship in a better direction again.
There are also ebbs and flows with excitement, hope and connection to our work, at least there are for me. And, I’m excited again for 2023.
I have a wonderful small team helping support the community from my V.A. Ali, content writer, Leah and a crew of alum guides and mentor guides that help run my programs.
My husband and I have an idea on the table that’s been brewing for years that we’ll bring to the forefront again now that my workbook is in the world.
So here’s to some year-end-reviews, what worked, what didn’t and what needs to be honored and celebrated.
If you are someone like me who is ready to start doing some year-end reviews earlier this year, here is the link to Part One of my annual Money Ritual.
With my dearest wishes,