Let’s talk about money…
I already know what you are thinking – “I’d rather not!”
Yes, it may be as fun as a dentist appointment, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why it is that money is a topic we feel least comfortable talking about?
As an accountant working in restructuring and insolvency, budgets and balance sheets are my second language, but when it comes to your own finances, I get it – they are, well, personal. However as I speak with women around me, the more I hear the same stories over and over again:
“I can’t afford to go on that trip, it will have to wait until next year.”
“Organic food is too expensive…and so is Lorna Jane!”
“I can’t wait until we get paid tomorrow. I am always living from pay to pay.”
“I wish I could start my own business, but I NEED to stay in this job even though I hate it!”
Do you sense the fear in these statements? The word that comes to mind for me is…scarcity.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
We all know the benefits of being healthy in a physical sense, however have you considered the importance of a healthy mindset towards money and wealth in your personal life and in business?
It sounds so simple, but the right mindset is everything.
And that is why in 2016 I am on a mission to help professional women overcome their fears around money so that they can live a life of abundance. A life of freedom – the freedom to choose anything.
It started with crafting a few articles for my favourite blog of all time, Move Nourish Believe, which you can check out here.
I was then given an amazing opportunity to work with women entrepreneurs who are on a mission to live big. These women have inspired me to think BIG.
I have since listened to the feedback from you, my wonderful readers, and I want to bring you more content that gives you the inspiration and tools to improve not just your physical and mental health, but your financial health too.
I want to empower professional women to take control of their finances so they have the freedom to create a joyful, healthy life.
Over the coming months I am going to help you with:
- Identifying your ‘why’ when it comes to wealth, because this is so much more important than making money just for the sake of it.
- Getting organised, which is something I do best if I do say so myself! Knowing your personal financial position gives you the ability to identify and pivot to get to your goals quicker.
- Setting financial goals that create your dream life, so that everything you do is purposeful and those goals stick.
- Creating the healthiest and happiest version of yourself, no matter what your budget may be.
You will have noticed that I have already made a few little tweaks to Gorgeous Presence to make it easier to find inspiration on the topic of your choice.
As women, too often we prioritise helping others at the expense of ourselves (no pun intended). When was the last time you checked your superannuation account balance and understood what it might look like in your retirement? Do you even know where to find your super?
Consider me to be that annoying little voice in your ear from now on!
Finances and wealth don’t need to be tricky. Let’s work together to improve our financial health so we all have the freedom to create our dream life.
And now, I want to hear from you! What are your burning questions around money and finances? I would love you to leave a comment below or reach out to me by email so that I can help you. It might just be the same question that someone else has been dying to ask. Let’s make money a regular conversation!