When I hit 1000 followers, when I start bringing in $2000 a month, when I {insert your choice of any number of arbitrary perimeters}

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How often are you saying to yourself, whether subconsciously or right in your perfect goal planner, that you will start doing "X" when you get to "Y"?

Let's not. Let's simply start. 

Are you afraid of trying something new? Worry that you'll be bad at it? 

Instead, JUST DO IT. Just try it. In the words of Harry Potter, "Think of it this way; every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now, students. If they can do it, why not us?"

I am the queen of starting shit. Not the fist-to-cuffs type of starting shit, but the "ooh, wouldn't this be cool?" starter type. Much to my own chagrin (and definitely to my husband's dismay), I am easily inspired and have my hands on many projects at a time. Creative starterism - a topic for another post. 

Embracing a 'let's get started' attitude has led to a life of trial-by-error. Sure, I could have waited to start Able Endeavors, but I was inspired at AltSummit in January of 2015. So I pushed pause on my sewing business and instead, dove full force into starting this bookkeeping and financial strategy business. Why? Because all the signs were there. My intuition told me "This will be great." Two months later, after starting to put myself out there as a business bookkeeper, the word/suffix ABLE was just in my heart and mind. "I am capable." "Profitable" ABLE TO DO/BE/whatever. And so I had my business name. 

While I've made some mistakes and learned the hard way a few times, my business is a thing now. It's real and it's active and it's growing. Why? Because I started it. 

But now I need to start something new and that's the genesis of this blog.  Therefore, I invite you to join me. What do you need to start now? 

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
— Henry Ford

Often my clients come to me because they get behind in their bookkeeping. My clients are not bad at math or incapable of doing the work; they're smart, business savvy women. What they are more often than not is BUSY. Building a brand means being lots of things, but that may mean that bookkeeping becomes an after thought. If that's the case, please, at least, start by keeping all your receipts in a safe place. START THERE. Start somewhere.

In a poll by Small Business Trends, 51% answered that the best way to learn about being an entrepreneur is to... "Start a business."

Learn by doing.

It's always easier to go back and recreate data if you have all the information, than it is to figure out how much money you spent with no info. Keep records and the sooner that you start doing that, the sooner you can start seeing trends and make steps to make your money work for you. 

If you're ready for the next step in finances, but don't know yet what that looks like, I invite you to start now by booking a free 30-minute consultation with me to see if my services are a good fit for you and your growing business.

Till next time, you crazy go-getters, you. 

No, seriously, go get 'em.

 

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