When your kids are struggling with school, homework and getting along with teachers and friends, do you tell them,
”IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES” ?
That’s exactly what I have been telling my son more and more these days, now that he is in grade eight and has a lot more freedom to make his own choices.
Money is the same way: It’s all about the choices we make.
It’s less about how much money we earn and more about what we *DO* with our money that effects how “SUCCESSFUL” we feel.
Sometimes I say "No" to an opportunity or experience simply because I don't think it is worth the money I would have to part with. Other times, I feel strongly I should say "Yes", but I've already said "Yes" to a few extras that month, so I choose to say "No thank you."
My $50 Rule
If you've read my book, you know that I wait at least 48 hours before parting with $50 or more. This has eliminated 90% of my impulse purchases, and thus almost eliminated all feelings of buyers remorse.
One question I ask often in my line of work is, "How do you decide whether or not to INVEST money in something that could make you a PROFIT?
Investments differ from expenses in some ways, but both carry similar risks, and how you view financial "Risk vs. Reward" stems mainly from how you were raised. I won't get into "Money Mindset" here, so continue reading through my blog if you'd like to explore that topic.
Are you a "YES!" woman?
If you are a mom and a business owner, you said "YES!" to an investment opportunity a while back. You took a risk and said “Yes” to building your own income stream(s) in the form of a business. Or maybe you would like to run your own business someday soon, and you are starting to get the feeling that I am speaking directly to YOU!
Business owners are constantly offered opportunities to potentially increase profit through hiring coaches, buying new technology and attending conferences and seminars.
I've been there, and I am there. I have invested in some great coaches and seminars, and some not-so-great coaches and seminars. Overall, I have said "No" to many opportunities, "Yes" to some, and overall, I've learned TONS.
Through learning and growing as a mom, business owner and financial consultant, I made a commitment about a year ago to focus more on growing my community of female business owners. Over the past year, I’ve made 50 new "fempreneur” friends. The key discovery I made from them is this:
90% of female business owners say their number one challenge is…
Everything under the Marketing Umbrella!
Female entrepreneurs struggle most with finding time and inspiration to create graphics and clear, accurate messaging that will attract their
Once you have the ability to create your own marketing materials, including your website (yes, I teach people how to create and manage their own website!), videos, images, hashtags, keywords and captions, you are set to make a strong impression on your ideal clients through Google, email and all the key social channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn).
If that last paragraph has you feeling a bit stressed out…
YOU NEED NOT FEAR, MY FEMPRENEUR FRIEND!
I've added something new NEW AND FREE to my website just for you!
Check out the new area of my website dedicated to sharing one marketing lesson/tool/checklist FOR FREE every month!
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And in case you're wondering, "What the heck does Lyndsie Barrie do, anyway?"...
LYNDSIE BARRIE HELPS MOMS, TEENS AND FAMILIES UNDERSTAND MONEY BETTER SO THEY CAN MAKE INFORMED FINANCIAL DECISIONS.
The only difference between my career now and pre-2018 is now I…
WORK WITH A LOT MORE MOMS WHO OWN BUSINESSES!
Whether or not you own a business, if you could use some help understanding money and the options available to you when it comes to investments and preparing for your future, keep reading my blog, and if you need to reach me directly, send me a message.
With personal service and Super Mom Power,