The answer to financial freedom is NOT to work harder. The 🔑 is to optimize the mix of assets + liabilities + income + expenses so that you bring in more money than what is going out while still living an abundant and fulfilling life.⠀
🔹Your Income Statement a.k.a. your Profit and Loss Statement tells you if you're living within your means.⠀
🔹Your Balance Sheet shows whether your overall wealth (your net worth) i.e. the difference between assets and liabilities is growing or shrinking.⠀
In order for your grow your net worth you need to:⠀
⬇️ Make your monthly expenses as small as possible.⠀
⬇️ Reduce your liabilities.⠀
⬆️ Increase your assets. ⠀
🔃 Invest as much of your income as possible into assets that bring in more money.⠀
Your business is one of the assets that can bring in income to support your life. Are you able to pay yourself regularly, or does your financials look like a disorganized kitchen that is lacking essential ingredients, utensils, and appliances to cook a meal?⠀
As a financial coach I help creative business owners get their financials organized so that they work smarter NOT harder. Need help? Schedule a discovery call via the link in bio @financialsforcreatives to find out more about how I can support you.
Been busy playing with a few different colors for our #shibori inspired silk ribbon collection :) Purple and I have always had a weird relationship (haha) but I really like how this ribbon turned out. So just out of curiosity, is there a color you have a love/hate relationship with? 😜 Or, a color you just dislike?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!!! MY LITTLE SISTER!!! I'm so happy that I got to come up and surprise you for your birthday!!! Your face was absolutely PRICELESS!!! I love you so much my emo monster girl!!!
Happy weekend!! I'm on the super secret location for today's @oursecretsupper!! Go follow and take a peak at their IG stories to see what we are up to! This sweet little diddy is a boozy Arnold Palmer I made last weekend using @thomasandsonsdistillery sweet tea liquor 🌸
Fresh picked berries from my family's farm. Since I was a little girl late April/May was always one of my favorite times because that meant the wild berries were fat, juicy, and ready to be picked! I have spent many hours picking berries and it's surprisingly really soothing and meditative. I think that goes for many crafts we do with our hands...we make and create and spend countless hours working on something because we love to do it. For me it's one way to escape the worries of each day...to just dive into a project and lose yourself. #makermom#slowart#theartofslowliving
Fighting humidity before it fights me tonight. Not a fan of the wet head look but you gotta do what ya gotta do! 💦💇🏻 today was amazing! Two live workouts, breakfast with my ❤️, beach time and a hot stone massage! 😍 ending our night with dinner at the resort steakhouse!
This work trip/vacation has been incredible! I'm half sad that tomorrow is our last day but definitely missing my two little ladies!!
I couldn’t let all the screams out
not enough dreams to release the pressure
from this bursting spout
spewing out of my throat
It’s all coming out
I howl to the moon
my screech rumbles the sky
as I let this fear fly
I let this fear soar
it is so much more
than I thought before.
Leave it to me to wait till the last weekend/coldest day to go see the full bloom. Although maybe I'm glad I waited, the raining flowers was unlike anything else🌸 oh, and yeah it's fair to say Gray was not feeling the camera today. #familytime
•She moved her head to the side, viewing the mess her mind created.
The deep shades of red fell in streams, outlining her story.
They ran, filling the crevices in her small fingers, and rolled down gathering at her palms.
The colors were perfect...
She reached for another blood orange. -Journal entry.
Aside from my bakery, I spend a lot of my time writing.
A lot of it studying and reading.
I spend it dreaming.
Teaching myself the violin.
Truth be told, I spend it completely losing myself out in Nature as the wind gently sweeps tall grass over me.
As the sun loves every pore.
As the smell of petrichor fills the air.
As the thunder calls.
There's something about just closing your eyes and listening.
Just fully being present in a single moment...
Happy Saturday, friends 🌲
🎶Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses, Andrew Bird ❤
Lazy Sunday mornings spent reading 🖤🖤🖤 I picked up It's Beautiful Here from @establishedfordesign yesterday afternoon. On Saturday I'll be making my merry way down the road to Prahran to the @megan_morton Science of Styling class. Can't wait! It's my birthday present to myself 😊
#AprilLove2017 | [serenity]
Serenity is motion.
It sounds like a paradox and maybe it is.
Serenity is found in following my own internal rhythms instead of expectations and obligations. In turning the water off in the middle of washing the dishes because I realize that my heart's not in it and my mind keeps wandering to the perfect tree in the backyard and the perfect mess of words and thoughts inside that I am eager to straighten out and play with. Serenity is trusting that whatever calls to me most is the thing that most deserves my attention. It is validating each heartfelt need & desire regardless of its level of reason or consistency.
There is peace in recognizing that structure is only a tool for curbing chaos and otherwise nothing to be worshipped. Serenity is honoring the in-between places, an emptiness in which to float, waiting, feeling, watching — merging with the electric potency of simmering potential, trusting in the inevitability of an outcome and that any & every outcome results in gain.
There is harmony in breaking free of self-imposed restrictions and showing up to each moment, each question, with my fire and my truth. My truth can change, and it WILL change, and this is natural, and this is fluid, and this is serenity.
And so I keep flowing.
Happy #IndependentBookStore Day! Here's just one of the books I picked up today at a couple of Milwaukee's independent book shops. This is a new publication from one of my very favorite Japanese writers from one of my very favorite publishers, @ndpublishing. I picked this up at @boswellbookco • Spent this whole afternoon browsing book and antique shops with my favorite person. Simple pleasures. #mariandherbooks
Happy independent bookstore day! Man oh man was this week busy busy busy. All I can say is, thank goodness for the weekend! Yesterday I spent by the @deepeddypool with my wonderful gal pal and today we went to all the independent bookstores around Austin for the @atxbookcrawl 📚❤ I am so excited to read all these treasures. Thank you to my brother and @bookriot for some of these recommendations! What are you all reading - and what do you guys hunk I should read first?? ✨❤