You're the Architect.

Congratulations, things are under control!

As the Architect, it's important to you that your books are in order and you're up to date with your taxes. Enjoying your record-keeping (at least to a certain extent) is one of the reasons you're so on top of things, and it's nothing to be ashamed of! Many people steer clear of the day-to-day financial stuff, but it doesn't feel like a chore for you. All in all, this part of your business is in order and on track. Well done!

THE NAME OF THE GAME


Consistency

One thing to keep in mind as your business grows, is that you'll find yourself with less time on your hands for the financial work...if you aren't feeling the squeeze already. Make sure you have systems in place and resources on hand to make your day-to-day work as streamlined as possible. Also, be sure to continue learning as much as you can about business and entrepreneurship, particularly around financial strategy, to not only drive your growth, but also to keep your mind interested. As the Architect, continued learning is a critical piece of your entrepreneurial puzzle.

Quick Wins


There are several ways you can put your financial style to work for you right off the bat. Ready to get started?

Use Your Technology

However you're tracking your numbers, make sure all systems are all working together and you're not duplicating efforts (or paying for more subscriptions than you need). Create consistency in your financial work - looking at your books weekly, even for 15-30 minutes will help you keep the cash coming in and the receipts from piling up. The easier and faster it is for you to look at your income, expenses and profit, the more likely you'll be to use your numbers to your advantage.

Develop Your Strategy

Your unique strategy will make (or break) your business. Do you have all the information you need to build a plan for your short, midterm, and long-term business goals? Reviewing your financial data to stay on track with your goals can help ensure your strategy will get you where you want to be this year, next year, ten years, and beyond. Read books, take classes, and/or find ways to continue learning about this part of your business. Your future self will thank you!

Stay On Track

It can be easy to lose sight of our big why in the flurry of business building. And that can make our financial work take a back seat. If you find yourself wanting to ignore your money management, put it aside, or are starting to worry, take a step back and reassess. You may need a little money mindset recharge or a chat with a trusted business friend to reorient you in this area. When your financial work is humming, and your business is thriving because of it, those good vibes will come back.

I was surprised to realize that I'm not a failure around money. I actually know a lot about stewardship and enjoy managing it!

Deborah Black, Artist & Coach

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