28 December 2023

Time for some tough love

 I am stressing a little bit and I need to get a handle on it. The reason I am stressing is money. I'm spending it like a drunk sailor. I can't even count the number of Amazon orders I have coming in the next few days. I had like 3 come in yesterday. Today is another 3 or 4 and then Friday is a few more. I've got to stop. Part of the problem is that I've let the budget go. I don't look after it because I'm too scared to see how broke we really are. So therefore, I spend. This has got to stop. Now!!!! I don't like waking up in the middle of the night thinking about money. I don't. So it's time to pull on my big girl pants and deal with it. I recently restarted my budget but I think I'm going to restart it again for January 1. Initially I'm going to check it every single day. That means checking all the credit card balances daily (something that I don't really do) and keeping things up to the minute up to date. Once I have a good handle on that, I can cut it back to twice a week or so. Also, there will be no spending in January on my business. None. I'm going to focus on making money not spending it. So all my time will be devoted to using what I have and promoting my business. On January 10th we have a planning session with the marketing group I belong to and I'm really looking forward to that. I want to get my marketing ducks in a row and start making some money. But I need to do something before that. I need to sit down and plan out a social media schedule that will work for me. I need to plan out all my posts in advance for at least the month of January. I need to get religious about checking my posts and responding to comments. So I need to set aside time every day to get those things done. Initially I will be budgeting and responding to comments every single night. These things can't take more than a few minutes, I just need to get serious about doing them. My procrastination habit needs to leave and it needs to leave now. So that is my goal for this week. I want to get these both in place before we leave for Mt. Lemmon on Tuesday. I want to go away and be able to relax and enjoy things. Okay, that's enough for now. I'm off to work on something. 

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