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398 | 4 Year Anniversary… Wow!

Today is the official anniversary of Keep Up with Mrs. Jones and it has been a journey for the ages. I will tell you how I got here and 5 things I have learned along the way.

1. Patience to trust yourself
2. Don’t lose yourself… prioritize what’s important
3. Be you and the money will come
4. The journey is lonely and gets lonelier each day
5. Appreciate where you are going

387 | Landing the 1% of Speaking

Did you know there are over 5000+ events happening each day that book speakers? Imagine what would happen to your budget if 1% of those landed on your calendar in 2019. Let’s talk about why this is the perfect time to search for speaking gigs!

379 | The Vacation Account and Why You Need One

Do you have money to take a vacation? Today, we are going to dive into personal finances and talk about a guaranteed way you can always have money to a break from the everyday hustle. If you want more travel in your schedule… you will have to start planning NOW! Oh… I have to tell you about last night!

373 | It’s CFO Day and Here is What to Do

Happy working your butt off day! Even though it’s a holiday, I want to give a few tips on how to navigate a perfect CFO day! BTW… this month is all about getting ready for the next 90 days and if you want to feed your budget through getting on stage, I got you covered! Tomorrow, I am launching the pre-sale of my flagship program, How to Land Your Next 5 Speaking Gigs…

Why Salary, Savings and Taxes are the 3 Most Overlooked Numbers by Solo Business Owners

When it comes to starting a brand new business, the excitement of the opportunities and possibilities are contagious for an entrepreneur. Creating a fresh new logo, designing business cards, sitting on the edge of your chair waiting for your website to take over the internet and letting the world know you are open for business is what gets us up every morning. After a while, though, the honeymoon phase starts to wear off and things become more serious. Having to find new clients, following sales funnels and keeping an ever watchful eye on the bottom line, keeps us up most nights.

366 | Should I Save 30% or 15% for Taxes?

Business Owner: “You said save 15% for taxes, but my friend said 30%. Which is it?
Me: “What are you saving right now for taxes?”
Business Owner: “Nothing… but that’s not the point if I cannot get a consistent answer.”
Me: “So, you are choosing to save nothing, even though you know you have to pay taxes, based on not getting an answer from random people?”
Business Owner: …. walks away….
Let’s talk about what should go in your bank when it comes to saving for taxes.