Another TAX DAY, come and gone. How was the process for you this year? Did you have everything organized or were you digging through piles on your desk for that one receipt you wanted to be sure to include? Were you surprised by the numbers? Delighted by your refund? Frustrated and angry when you wrote the check? Relieved it’s over? Worried about filing late?
Tax time always seems to bring out our emotions around money. Whether we want to admit it or not, our money holds emotional charges for us. It can excite us, anger us, frustrate us, scare us deplete us, confuse us and control us to some degree. As a business owner who wants to generate income, it’s important that you have some key practical money habits as well as some healthy emotional money habits. After all, if money were simply a numbers game, the only thing you’d have to do to take control of your money would be to keep track of your numbers, right? You’d have everything in order, you’d know exactly where you stand so there are no surprises on tax day, you’d have your return completed and filed early and it would just be another thing to do during the year. So how’s that working for you?
If you’re ready to take a good look at the emotions wrapped up in your money and learn some key practical steps to implement so that you can clean up your money stuff, take control of your finances and end the tax return drama as well as other money drama in your life, stay tuned! I’ll be sharing news in the upcoming week about how you can make that happen.
In the meantime, be money mindful. Pay attention to the emotions that come up in your day-to-day money activities, in money conversations (or lack of conversations) with your partner, as you watch tv or listen to the radio. Let me know what you discover.