51. Getting It Done
August 30, 2019
This episode is brought to you by my bookkeeping strategy sessions. When it comes to your bookkeeping, you’re probably in one of three areas. Doing it yourself, outsourcing some or all of your bookkeeping to a professional or understanding what the reports mean and making better business decisions from that information. Each of these stages comes with different struggles and questions. I can help with all three. Bring your questions, and I’ll bring some solutions. To book one of these sessions, email me at email@example.com. Now, on with the show.
Getting It Done Each Month
Welcome back to the podcast!
So in the last episode, episode 50, we talked about if you should outsource your bookkeeping or if you should do it yourself. In this episode, I’m going to assume you’re in the DIY camp. You can’t afford to outsource, you have the capacity to do it and everything is fairly simple. Great!
So now that you have the responsibility still on your plate, you have to get it done each month. Some of you may be fabulous at this because you enjoy it and you are dying to see each month how you did. Others may be thinking ‘oh, well I can put it off another month, no big deal.’ Yeah, I’m talking about you.
The truth is, is you leave all of your bookkeeping until the end of the year then number one you have a mess, number two you may still not find the motivation to get it done and that’s expensive or number three you may just get so overwhelmed that you decide ‘forget it’ and make up numbers for your tax return. All of those things are very very bad. You don’t want to miss out on the great information you get each month from your numbers and you certainly don’t want to make up information to send to the IRS because it ‘kind of seemed right.’
So let’s talk about getting it done.
I did a survey to my Instagram audience earlier this year and I asked what was the number one struggle they had with their bookkeeping and you know what the top answer was? Just getting it done each month. Having that accountability and moving past stuck points quickly.
That blew me away. I figured it was a technical skill, which there were still a lot of those answers, or not knowing what to do when, but nope, it was just simply getting it done.
After thinking about this for a while now, I think I have a solution for you if you’re in this DIY camp and you need some extra motivation to get your bookkeeping done, caught up, started what have you each month.
I have a private FaceBook group completely free where I will be popping in at the beginning middle and end of each month to give you that accountability to get it done. The first week will be reconciling our bank accounts, the second week we will be accountable to be sending out invoices so we get paid timely, the third week will be making sure all of our bills are paid and the fourth week will be making sure we are putting money aside in our profit, tax and savings accounts. What we do each week may change, but right now those are the tasks that are most common for all businesses. I’ll be doing some live videos, putting up posts for you to comment when you’re done and you’ll have a place to ask for that accountability of getting your bookkeeping finished. If you need that extra motivation and someone will comment and ask if you’ve finished it.
If you would like to join, you can go to lydiagmiller.com/join to sign up.
We will also be talking about the podcast episodes in there, but I want the main purpose to be that motivation to get you to finish your bookkeeping each month.
I would love for you to join to keep you accountable and to keep me accountable.
So, go and sign up! Again, you can go to lydiagmiller.com/join to sign up!
I’d be honored to work with you. To get started, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the problem you’re having and we can discuss the best way to get to a solution.
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So until next time, go, make it happen.