Want to know one of the biggest ways to enhance your self-care? Know. Your. Numbers. I know, it sounds a little scary. The fear of knowing your numbers may mean that you are not where you want to be financially. Or maybe it means you have to admit you need help with this effort.
But here is the kicker…. What if knowing your numbers actually means you get to see how much of a badass you are? You created something out of nothing — your own business! If you aren’t where you want to be in your business, knowing your numbers means you’ve taken the hardest, first step to turning it around and can now reach your goals faster. Turning a blind eye to problems or areas for improvement won’t fix them and certainly isn’t good for yourself or your business.
Drummm rolllll… Here are 3 gems to help you reflect on your numbers once you begin to dig into them.
1. Give yourself a break
Stop comparing yourself. Whether that be to other business owners or your own self. Can we all agree that pink is pretty but so is blue and you are much cooler now that you’ve learned a bit? Your numbers aren’t a life sentence. So take a deep breath and….
2. Conquer what you can
Reviewing your numbers should show you OPPORTUNITY. It’s time to lay out a foundation for success if you haven’t already and get to it! Review your numbers weekly for a consistent dose of motivation to keep striving to hit your goals.
3. Let go of things you can’t change
Some things we can’t change…. like the weather or our lovely lingering friend, COVID-19. Yep. It sucks for us and our businesses. So don’t get too down over things like this. Life happens but you can evolve and move forward from it.
Phewwww…. I can feel the stress leaving your body after that reflection! You can now stand firm in what you know, what you have accomplished, and where you can go all thanks to our little friend, self-care via reflection.