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Bookkeepers and Impact

Jul 16, 2021

Bookkeepers are all about impact. We want to make a difference to our clients' lives, and we certainly do just that!

We facilitate amazing change in the lives of our clients. We help small business owners to really get on top of the numbers and to understand what's going on in the business, and we often take a considerable burden and weight off our clients' shoulders.  

In fact, in my experience coaching bookkeepers over the past several years, bookkeepers often value...

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Do your friends know?

Jul 06, 2021

Let me tell you a story about a conversation I once had with a friend.

I'd just shared a post about Xero training from my business Facebook page to my personal Facebook page with a note for my friends who are business owners, reminding them that one of the things I can help with is accounting software consulting.

My friend gives me a call and says, "Oh my god, I've been looking for someone to give me some Xero training for ages, and here you've been under my nose all the time."

I...

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Who we become

Jul 06, 2021

Something for you to think about:

"A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at."
- Bruce Lee

It's a different way of looking at things, especially for me as a business coach. I want my clients to reach their goals and that's what I support them to do.

Achieving our goals and dreams is fantastic. Let's be honest, it is.

But it's probably not the most rewarding thing about setting goals. In the act of striving for our goals we become changed. We grow....

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Imposter Syndrome

May 31, 2021

According to Valerie Young, an internationally recognized expert on Impostor Syndrome in her TED Talk "Thinking Your Way Out of Imposter Syndrome," an astounding 70% of us experience Imposter Syndrome. So it is very normal

Imposter Syndrome is something that can firmly stop us in our tracks as it has us believing, despite evidence to the contrary, that we're not worthy, that we're a fraud, that we're not as good as everyone thinks, and, ultimately, fearful of everyone...

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Are you the bottleneck in your business?

Apr 27, 2021

So many times when I first talk to bookkeepers it is clear that they are the bottleneck in their business. 

If work piles up around you because you don't have the capacity to get everything done in the time that you've got, then perhaps this resonates with you. Are you the bottleneck in your business?

Just so we're clear what I'm referring to, a bottleneck is a point of congestion in a process. Just like an actual bottle where the flow of liquid is restricted by how...

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The dreaded to-do list

Mar 28, 2021

Do you have a big long list of everything you need to do? Worse still, is that to-do list your email Inbox? Even worse still again, is that list in your head?

In the book Getting Things Done, David Allen says "your brain is not a filing cabinet," but that's kind of what we try to do, isn't it? So many thoughts and ideas and tasks rattling around in our head. There's no way we can possibly remember it all.

What we end up within our head is a virtual mountain of old-school brown manila...

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Are you desperate to reclaim your time?

Mar 22, 2021

Are you feeling excited to be back to work today? Or does Monday come with a sense of heaviness and stress?

Do you often feel like you're stretched too thin, at the beck and call of others with a thousand tabs open in your brain and not enough hours in the day? Are you desperate to reclaim your time?

How to free up your time is one of the first things I look at when I start working with a bookkeeper, along with systems, and pricing. There are also a whole lot of mindset shifts going on as you...

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How Will You Spend Your Birthday This Year?

Mar 03, 2021

I believe that birthdays are the one day of the year when we should celebrate life to the fullest, whatever that means for you. After all, growing older is a privilege denied to many, and I don't take it for granted. 

I never work on my birthday, I've made it "company policy." I usually do something just for me, like get a massage or a facial, have lunch with friends, dinner with family, etc.

I'm a January baby, so I've had my birthday already. This year I gifted myself a Surf and Yoga...

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Money, Money, Money, Must Be Funny...

Jan 27, 2021
"Your business exists so that you can make money to buy investments that also make you money. That is how wealthy people think."
- Donald Miller, Author of Building a Story Brand.
 
 Money is a big topic and often one we shy away from for a number of stupid reasons. I think we should talk about it more.
 
So let's talk about money.
 
The truth is that for quite some time in my adult life, I was lousy at saving. Which is weird because I was a star saver in...
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8 Questions to Consider when Reviewing your Business

Dec 08, 2020

There is such a different energy in the air when spring and summer roll around isn’t there? You know, longer days, bluer skies, warmer weather.

In New Zealand we are lucky, I think, that this change of season also occurs at the end of the calendar year. 

Our bodies and minds are re-energised by this newness, and our businesses can be too. 

When we're coming to the end of one year and about to start a new year afresh, it is a great time to think about what next.

The...

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