Michelle Cooper https://michellebcooper.com Manage Your Money, Manifest Your Abundance Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://michellebcooper.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Chalcanthite-32x32.png Michelle Cooper https://michellebcooper.com 32 32 Where’s All The Money? https://michellebcooper.com/wheres-all-the-money/ https://michellebcooper.com/wheres-all-the-money/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:51 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2606 The age old question I hear time and again from people is “where’s the money?” Whether you’re an entrepreneur or have a more traditional job, this is a phenomenon that plagues so many of us. Often times, when I first start working with business owners, they are genuinely confused as … More Where’s All The Money? »

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The age old question I hear time and again from people is “where’s the money?” Whether you’re an entrepreneur or have a more traditional job, this is a phenomenon that plagues so many of us.

Often times, when I first start working with business owners, they are genuinely confused as to where all the money goes. I hear things like, “I don’t get this, I have sales, I have clients, I know I’ve got money coming in but then it’s sure not in my fricking bank account, where is it?”

This is true too of employees. They go to work every day. They make really good money that they know they collect but at the end of the day they still don’t seem to have any!

The reality in either case is that it is usually being spent on things that you don’t even register you’re spending money on! If you are asking these types of questions, that tells me you’re not paying close enough attention to what’s going on with your bank account or credit cards.

Because here’s the deal – if you’re getting a surprise when you go to the bank machine or your your credit card gets declined then you’re not spending enough time interacting with your money. (Now of course, there’s always other potential causes like fraud or bank error, but let’s focus on these instances happening because there’s truly not enough money there!)

This can be tied to debt you don’t want to face or spending decisions you regret. So many people like to pretend their debt doesn’t exist. They hope that by ignoring it that it will somehow stop affecting them. And I totally get how overwhelming it can feel. Debt can provoke all of our toxic emotions like anxiety, guilt, and regret.

But, this only contributes to the feeling of “where does it all go?” when you think about your money. This is often just as destructive as any guilt or shame that you might encounter when you face your money.

It doesn’t have to be this way though – there is a really easy fix that you can start today!

Check your bank account today. Check your credit card balances today.

Yep, it’s that simple. Start interacting with your money every day.

I’m not going to lie – it may feel really crappy when you first get started. You may very well feel like you don’t even want to look at the numbers. You may very well cringe and think “It’s not what I want it to be.” 

But, as you move through the process and continue to do it regularly, each time will get a little easier and feel a little better.

You’ll start to build momentum around your money and this is the key to getting in the driver’s seat with your money. Creating momentum with your money helps you create more money!                              

So I challenge you today to start a daily practice of interacting with your money. Set aside 15 minutes at the same point in your day to check your balances and the previous day’s transactions.

Consider this a mini-money date!

Check your balances on all your accounts and create an awareness around what you are receiving and what you are spending each day. This creates awareness and helps you to build resilience to scarcity, lack and fear which is key to attracting abundance.

When we are aware of our spending and receiving, we are telling the universe that we care about this part of our life. Staying in a beautiful anxiety free state while doing this is really important so practicing will help you accomplish this.

Take the time to express your gratitude as well — gratitude for what you received and gratitude for what is there. This can also be a time for forgiveness if you find that you spent money where you shouldn’t have.

Once you start doing this regularly, you’ll easily be able to answer the question “where’s my money?” with confidence and you’ll find that you are building a practice that serves you.

Be sure to comment below and share how it’s going!

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Do you understand the basic costs of running your business? https://michellebcooper.com/understand-basic-costs-running-business/ https://michellebcooper.com/understand-basic-costs-running-business/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:00:25 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2595 Once you have a true understanding of all the sources of income in your business and your personal life, you have to do the same when it comes to all of the expenses. This is part of your role as a CEO of your business so you can understand the … More Do you understand the basic costs of running your business? »

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Once you have a true understanding of all the sources of income in your business and your personal life, you have to do the same when it comes to all of the expenses. This is part of your role as a CEO of your business so you can understand the costs involved in your business and how they relate to the overall picture.

As a side note: I feel the same about anyone running a household. When you’re in charge at home, you’re the CEO of your household so you better know where your money is going.

Let’s start by identifying your break-even costs.

These are the costs that happen in your business regardless of how many clients or customers you have. These are things like your office, your utilities, your internet. It’s a non-negotiable expense that must be paid every month regardless of whether you have zero clients or 100 clients.

This is true even if you’re an online entrepreneur. In fact, for an online entrepreneur, their break-even costs are often around $1500 to $2000. So often, they think there are no costs because the run their businesses online.

But, your internet is a break even cost, as is your phone if you use it to run your business. You can also think of things like Leadpages, Convert Kit, Zoom, Dropbox, or your website hosting as break even costs. Anything that is required to run your business and cannot simply be stopped while you stay open is a break-even costs. This can include some people costs if you consider them essential to running your business regardless of revenue. Your minimum owner’s salary would also fall into your break-even costs (don’t worry, we’ll dig more into salary later!).

This number is one you need to know because all the bills that need to get paid before you have money to spend elsewhere.

The next category is any expenses that are built into your cost of goods sold and people costs.

Cost of goods sold are any costs associated with the actual tangible things that you need to deliver your product or service. For example, if you sell candles, you need the wax and the wick and the forms to create your product. If you sell cookies, it’s all the supplies required to make the cookies, ship and sell them.

Again, even with an online business you likely have some costs of goods sold. If you are delivering an online course, these would be anything that’s directly related to delivering that course. You would also include things like credit card processing fees since those are required to sell your course.

People costs is anybody you pay to do a service. If you have a VA, a graphic designer, or a copy editor for instance, those are all people costs. Generally, people costs are associated with contractors who’s hours vary based on what’s going on in the business. They may work five hours one month and twenty another.

This is different from anyone who is essential to the running of your business regardless of what’s going on would more likely fall into the break-even costs. This could be employees but is anyone who you would keep paying no matter what.

Once you account for your break-even and cost of goods/people costs, then you need to identify your general admin overhead. This is things like office supplies, bank charges, gas, advertising, marketing and promotion. It can also be things like professional development.

Last, I generally pull out travel as a separate expense since I look at it as a bonus that’s over and above your normal operating costs. It’s something you should plan for only after you’ve covered your break-evens, costs of goods sold, people costs and then your admin costs.

Once you’ve identified these costs, you’ve gotten the details you need to pull together your budget. Your budget is simply a working document that lays out all the incoming sources of income and the outgoing expenses. Understanding how it all comes together helps you step into your role as CEO and make empowered decisions about your business!

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How Uncovering Your Money Story Can Help You With Budgeting https://michellebcooper.com/budgeting/ https://michellebcooper.com/budgeting/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:00:55 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2579 Uncovering your money story isn’t only about the spiritual approach like many might think. It also has very practical benefits and uses as well. It can help you build a new relationship with money that you actively control. When you are able to look at money differently, you have the … More How Uncovering Your Money Story Can Help You With Budgeting »

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Uncovering your money story isn’t only about the spiritual approach like many might think. It also has very practical benefits and uses as well. It can help you build a new relationship with money that you actively control.

When you are able to look at money differently, you have the opportunity to look at your own numbers differently.  Once you have uncovered your money story and changed your relationship with money, you can interact with money in a new way — and this opens the door to operating in a non-suffering, beautiful mindset.

Why does this matter?

Well, if you’re looking at your numbers with limiting beliefs, then you’re never going to see all the options that are available to you. Those limiting beliefs are in control of the story you’re telling yourself.

You’ll be stuck in the doom and gloom that you “know” is your reality — and you’ll ensure it becomes your reality. Your limiting beliefs will prevent you from seeing any solutions that could be there and keep you stuck.

But, if you can remain calm and positive while you examine the situation, then you’ll be able to make more progress and be more in control. You’ll be able to see different options and avenues to pursue that could help you resolve your situation. Ultimately, you’ll also attract a lot more abundance to you!

When you can look at the numbers with a positive mindset, you can make the most of your money. Only then can you accomplish the things you set out to do.

Uncovering your money story and healing your relationship with money sets the stage that opens the doors to greater things. Often, this means creating a new budget based on this new reality.

The first step to creating a workable budget is to understand what the actual money situation you’re dealing with is. Start by asking yourself what is actually coming into your business or your household. It’s important to be aware of all the money that flows in from various sources whether it’s your income, your partner’s income, or snowflake money. Every source matters and they should all be counted.  

List out all the sources and get really clear about how much you have coming in. Show it all gratitude and accept it into your plan.

Acknowledging all the income in this way allows you to stop dealing with it on a reactionary basis. Instead, you can start to interact with your money and see it as a two-way street. This helps you to create a much more positive plan where you actively decide how you’re going to allocate it to.

Then you can get creative and start making decisions about how to move forward. But without the true knowledge of what you have coming in, you can’t figure out the way forward.

If you don’t know your income, you’re already starting at a disadvantage when it comes to making a budget. I know it can feel like there’s never enough money for what you want or need but if you don’t know how much money you actually have, you’re holding yourself back from actually figuring out how to make it work.

We’ll dig into your expenses next time.

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Three Ways Uncovering Your Money Story Helps You Take Inspired Action https://michellebcooper.com/three-ways-uncovering-money-story-helps-take-inspired-action/ https://michellebcooper.com/three-ways-uncovering-money-story-helps-take-inspired-action/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:00:52 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2573 Identifying your relationship with money is an important first step to creating the abundance you want in your life. Without understanding your money story, it is hard to focus on the things that will help empower your relationship with money and help you make the changes you want to make. … More Three Ways Uncovering Your Money Story Helps You Take Inspired Action »

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Identifying your relationship with money is an important first step to creating the abundance you want in your life. Without understanding your money story, it is hard to focus on the things that will help empower your relationship with money and help you make the changes you want to make. It is also very difficult to take inspired action in any real way.

There are three key things that releasing your money story can help you do that will forever change how you view money. 

Clearing Space

It can be very hard to start afresh when you’re mired in the past. But, once you’ve released your old money story, you’ve cleared space to create a new one. This allows you to intentionally create the relationship you want instead of the old patterns you’ve been holding onto.

We so often don’t realize how much something has been holding us back until it’s gone but releasing your old story allows the room to explore how you want to relate with money in the future. This space is the next step in creating the abundance and positive relationship with money for both your life and your business.

It clears the space for you to see money differently and this can give you a new approach to thinks like getting out of debt or seeing your financial situation for the reality that it is. Instead of moaning and whining, “crap, I’m always going to be in debt. This is never going to go away,” you can approach it with a different mindset. You can instead think, “this is just one of those things I have to tackle, so let’s get to work.”

Practice Gratitude and Abundance

Once you’ve cleared space, you can bring in a practice of gratitude and abundance. Both of these practices are essential to a positive relationship with money.

It can feel really overwhelming for some people to consider such practices. I so often hear, “Oh my god, I have to create a gratitude journal? That sounds like a lot of work.” But, it doesn’t have to be if you’re just getting started.

If you’re creating a practice of gratitude and abundance for the first time, consider taking 5 minutes each day to find one thing you’re grateful for. Then, write down three reasons why. That’s right, it can be as simple as one thing and three reasons! ,  new, just one thing you’re grateful for today and three reasons why.

If gratitude is not new to you and it’s something you already do every day, expand on your current practice. Consider doubling what you already do! Instead of one thing, try two things you’re grateful for and the three reasons why for each one.

Create Your Money Alignment Statement

Once we’ve released our old money story, we can now replace all of that with how we want to feel about money, how we consciously interact with money and how we intentionally handle money.

Your Money Alignment Statement is your replacement story that changes how you feel about money, the energy you emit regarding money, your vibration around money and ultimately how much money you have in your bank account.

This statement becomes a money affirmation that involves your core money values that help you to generate new avenues for money to flow to you! Aligning your business or your job with your money and your emotions will attract more money.

What’s this all mean?

Clearing space, creating a practice of gratitude and abundance, and creating a new money alignment statement will allow you to take inspired action in new and amazing ways. When we take inspired action that is aligned with our core values, things shift really fast.

If you look at your credit card bill and it’s five thousand dollars and you’re like, “Oh my god, I can’t cope with this. This is awful. How am I going to pay this off?” You spiral down.

Whereas if you think, “It’s only five thousand dollars,” all of a sudden you’re going to come up with empowered questions like:

  • Okay, how can I solve this?
  • How can I come up with five thousand dollars?
  • What could I take on extra?
  • Could I get another job?
  • Can I look for one new client?

This inspired action is when the true magic happens. I’ve seen it time and again in my own life and in my clients’ lives. You can create amazing things you never dreamed of when you’ve created a healthy relationship with money that’s in alignment with your core values.

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How Forgiveness Plays Into Your Money Story https://michellebcooper.com/forgiveness/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 05:00:06 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2551 Once you uncover your money story, it’s time to start the process of letting go the power it holds over you. This very often requires self forgiveness and self acceptance. Whether it’s the impact your generational money story had on you, or the transactional money story you’ve been carrying around, … More How Forgiveness Plays Into Your Money Story »

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Once you uncover your money story, it’s time to start the process of letting go the power it holds over you. This very often requires self forgiveness and self acceptance.

Whether it’s the impact your generational money story had on you, or the transactional money story you’ve been carrying around, you’ll need forgiveness to move forward.

The power of forgiveness is miraculous.

Forgiveness is one of the strongest actions you can take to heal your shame and any trauma that is associated with it.

But, forgiveness is continual. You may forgive yourself right now for something, but another thing will come up, or the first thing will come back in another form, or you will need to go deeper with that original brand of forgiveness.

Shame can be a persistent friend that we struggle to let go of. It has often been with us for so long that it’s become familiar, useful, even comfortable. Letting go of the shame can be scary even when we know it’s needed.

My forgiveness process originates in ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian forgiveness practice.

This starts with “I’m sorry.” You are acknowledging that you created the pain, anxiety, stress or discomfort that you’re experiencing around money. You are acknowledging that you’re responsible for the mistakes you made.

While you may have been unaware that you carry these memories or thoughts inside yourself, you can now take 100% responsibility for it.

You’re not apologizing that it happened because everything happens for a reason! Instead, you are apologizing that you carried it forward and are brought it into your life now.

Next, you move onto “forgive me.” Ask yourself for assistance with your self-forgiveness. After all, you allowed these actions or memories to affect your present life, so, “forgive me for carrying this forward because it’s affecting me.”

Once you forgive yourself for doing this, it’s time to let go and say thank you.

Thank you is the release and cleansing of this memory because you are thanking it for appearing and providing the opportunity to free yourself. The thankfulness comes from the lesson you learned. Be grateful for the lesson that you’ve learned because it’s really a point of liberation! By thanking it, you can be liberated from this ball and chain story that you’ve carried around and you’ll be free from it.

The last step is to ho’oponopono is to finish with “I love you. I love and accept myself just the way I am.” In this exact place that you are in, and you’re really talking to yourself, your memories, the whole thing and loving it all.

Only love heals and when you can love yourself, magic happens. When you can do that, and move through the forgiveness, whether it’s generational or transactional, it’s a whoosh of energy that goes and clears space.

These four steps:

I’m sorry,
Forgive me,
Thank you,
I love you…

Allow you to heal, let go of the shame and move forward to a happier, more abundant relationship with money!

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How Your Own History With Money Could Be Holding You Back https://michellebcooper.com/your-money-story/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:27 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2541 As you are uncovering your money story, your generational money story will often rear its ugly head. The money story that you inherited from your parents, grandparents, and other family members is a core part of your relationship with money today. It’s the foundational piece that helps you to start … More How Your Own History With Money Could Be Holding You Back »

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As you are uncovering your money story, your generational money story will often rear its ugly head. The money story that you inherited from your parents, grandparents, and other family members is a core part of your relationship with money today. It’s the foundational piece that helps you to start to see what’s right or wrong with that relationship so you can start using it to your advantage instead of to your detriment.

But, as you dig into your generational story, you will often discover there’s another story that is directly tied to your own actions, decisions, or “mistakes” with money in the past.

This transactional money story very often gets wrapped up in an underlying tone of shame that you can’t quite shake. This shame permeates all of the decisions you make around money whether you consciously realize it or not.

Understanding your transactional money story is a huge step to the self forgiveness and self acceptance that are so critical to a healthy, abundant relationship with money.

So, to understand your transactional story, you want to look back to your early adult years and ask yourself a few key questions.

  • What was your experience with money?
  • Did you go into university and rack up a whole bunch of credit card debt?
  • Did you take on a ton of student loans for a degree that didn’t make sense?

Do you carry a lot of shame around from these “bad” money decisions you made years ago?

Or perhaps, on the other hand, did you save a lot of money? Were you super responsible but you feel like you missed out on all the fun? So now you see money as a type of prison that prevents you from doing what you want.

This transactional history that you’ve created with money can go both ways but centers around some sort of shame — whether it’s shame for not having money or shame for having too much money — it permeates all of the decisions you make now around your money.

You can feel shame for being super responsible, and not enjoying yourself, and doing what everybody else did. You can feel shame for free wheeling it, and spending everything you had plus kind of thing.

When you carry around that underlying level of shame around money though, it’s a lead cloak that prevents you from growing and exploring abundance. You can’t blossom out of that place because there’s that underlying shame that’s holding you back.

It’s the voice in your head that says, “Oh, no. You have to feel bad about money for one reason or another.” And that voice is not putting you in the right belief system to foster abundance.

When you start to explore the shame, you will often uncover a “mistake” you’ve made with money that you can’t let go.

This can be anything from investing in a business that failed to charging $20,000 on a credit card for furniture you didn’t need. It could be letting an investment opportunity pass you by that could have made you millions. Or, choosing a major in college that you thought was going to set you up for life and turned out to not be marketable ten years later.

Whatever this “mistake” is, you are still focusing on it and beating yourself up for it. You may notice I’m saying “mistake” in quotes because it doesn’t always have to be something we’d classically identify as wrong. It is merely something you have decided you did wrong and are attaching that negative, shameful belief to regardless of whether it’s logically a bad or detrimental decision you actively made.

Now though, to move on, you need to come to terms with the fact that it happened. You made a choice that didn’t pan out how you thought it would and you now need to decide how to move forward.

If it’s that $20,000 on a credit card you thought you’d be able to pay back quickly, well, you made a mistake in your projections and now you owe this money. If it’s a business that failed or an investment that didn’t pan out, you tried it and it failed so now you need to move on.

This acceptance of your role is a critical part of the process. Your responsibility of your role is the first step towards self forgiveness. and then self-forgiveness, right?

Once you are able to accept responsibility and forgive yourself for creating this story of shame that’s holding you back, you’ll set yourself on the path towards understanding and abundance that will let you truly thrive.

But first, you have to identify that transactional money story you’ve been telling yourself and understand where it’s holding you back!

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What’s Your Money Story Got To Do With It? https://michellebcooper.com/money-story-generational/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2528 As I dig into my client’s finances, I often discover there’s a lot more going on than simply the nuts and bolts of their numbers. We can build all the right budgets, systems, and processes for their business finances but there’s sometimes a limiting belief that’s holding them back from … More What’s Your Money Story Got To Do With It? »

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As I dig into my client’s finances, I often discover there’s a lot more going on than simply the nuts and bolts of their numbers. We can build all the right budgets, systems, and processes for their business finances but there’s sometimes a limiting belief that’s holding them back from gaining true financial freedom and success.

When we dig into this, it very often ties back to their money story. This is why uncovering your money story is so essential to your financial picture.

So what is a money story? Simply put, it’s the the story you keep telling yourself about money. It could be about how much money you have — or don’t have. It could be about how money comes to you (or doesn’t come to you!). It may also be about where it comes from. But, your money story is directly tied to all the excuses and reasons you are in the place you are in.

For people who are stuck in their money story, this very often directly linked to the the scarcity and lack cycle that form the basis of our lives without us even realizing it.

One important aspect of your money story is the generational money story. In very simple terms, this is what your parents did and said about money, or rather the lack of what they did and said. Your generation money story can go further back to grandparents, great grandparents, etc as well.

For instance, I often see instances where people don’t understand why they’re stingy with money.  But when we dig in, we realize it comes from a parent or grandparent who grew up in the Great Depression or World War II. These experiences shaped their relationship with money which in turn influences your relationship with money and you carry that forward today.

Your generational money story is really just all of that stuff you experienced as a kid that sits in your subconscious. It dictates how you interact with money and what you feel comfortable with when it comes to money.

If money was never talked about in your family, it’s likely that you’re going to feel uncomfortable talking about money. Your nervous system is going to react that way even if you don’t intend it to. Those kinds of people usually end up in secret debt because they tend to hide the reality of their finances.

On the other hand, if you grew up in a house where people fought about money you’ll likely feel a lot of tension and stress about money. This is a different kind of discomfort but it’s still discomfort nonetheless.

If your parents argued about money a lot, then you may not want to talk about money because you’re afraid of the tension and stress it will cause. You may not hide the facts in the same way but you’ll likely avoid them to try and avoid that potential stress and tension.

By digging in and uncovering your generational money story, you can start to better understand your current relationship with money. This is an important step to healing your relationship with money so you can invite in abundance!

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How Focusing on the Numbers Isn’t Always Enough https://michellebcooper.com/how-focusing-on-the-numbers-isnt-always-enough/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:27:28 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2523 Having your numbers in order is a crucial step in helping your business succeed. But, even with the most savvy and strategic financial plan at your fingertips, if you’re still stuck in your flawed money story, you’re likely to self sabotage any goals you set for yourself. Many people focus … More How Focusing on the Numbers Isn’t Always Enough »

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Having your numbers in order is a crucial step in helping your business succeed. But, even with the most savvy and strategic financial plan at your fingertips, if you’re still stuck in your flawed money story, you’re likely to self sabotage any goals you set for yourself.

Many people focus only on the tangible aspect of money when they’re tackling their finances. As a CFO, I spend a lot of my time focusing on the numbers. But, the more I work with people, the more I realize that there’s so much more at play that needs to be dealt with. Focusing purely on the numbers isn’t enough to achieve the financial success you are striving for.

As a CFO, I partner with my clients to set goals and make plans for their businesses but I don’t do the work for them. I don’t make any decisions for them because it’s their business and ultimately their choice how they proceed with those plans and goals.

I’ve seen too many times how their unresolved money stories hinder the success they so desire.

For example, something as simple as not checking the numbers can be tied back to a money story. This often gets tied to the story that you’re not good with money and you’re not responsible enough to handle the money so why even try. This type of money story definitely comes into play when I work with my CFO clients.

The truth of the matter is that numbers and the story run alongside each other. They feed off of each other in tandem. If you are only concentrating on one aspect of it, you are leaving important tools off of the table. When you’re only focused on the numbers, then whatever limiting beliefs you have are going to sabotage those numbers.

And on the flip side, focusing purely on the money story can prevent us from using the tangible financial numbers to our advantage as well. If you’re only focused on the magic part of it, there can be a lack of self-responsibility. This can turn into a simple handing everything over to the universe, a surrender, rather than taking an active role in the process.

So, when you’re ready to truly master the numbers, you have to tackle your money story. Once you’ve uncovered your money story and brought it to light, you’ll have far more success with any tangible financial goals, plans, and strategies you decide to implement.

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How the Conquer Club Can Help You In Ways I Can’t https://michellebcooper.com/conquer-club-can-help-ways-cant/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:35:19 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2493 Lately I’ve been talking a lot about how a CFO can help your business- in other words, all the things I can do, in my zone of genius, to support your success and drive growth for you. I can help you crunch the numbers, monitor the revenue streams, and price … More How the Conquer Club Can Help You In Ways I Can’t »

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Lately I’ve been talking a lot about how a CFO can help your business- in other words, all the things I can do, in my zone of genius, to support your success and drive growth for you. I can help you crunch the numbers, monitor the revenue streams, and price your products or services. I can draw out a plan to strategically grow your businesses without opening you up to crippling tax liabilities.

In short, I can help you achieve abundance and become a massive success.

But.

What I can’t help you with is all the nuts and bolts of executing our strategic plans- whether that’s new branding, new product development, content creation, or new positioning. These are things that I have had to seek support for in my own business, in order to succeed. That search for resources and support lead me to the Conquer Club- and let me tell you, I’ve never looked back.

The Conquer Club is “the world’s most immersive virtual incubator and community for entrepreneurs.”

Essentially it’s an invaluable bank of resources to help you actually get stuff done- to go from dreaming, to doing. One of my favourite parts is actually their amazing community of like-minded women I’ve been able to tap into.. It’s incredible what you can accomplish when you have people right there in the trenches with you, cheering you on!

Natalie, the founder of Conquer Club, picks up where most programs leave off and coaches you through the actual get-down-to-it take action DOING part of entrepreneurship. I mean, can you imagine what your business would look like if you ACTUALLY DID all the shit on your to-do list? If your big dreams were broken down into actionable steps so you could make them happen in real time, in real life?  I couldn’t be more grateful for the positive effects of her programming on my own business, which is why I want to share it with you!

I’m SO excited to share an amazing offer with you, one that I know will change the trajectory of your business and get you so much closer to reaching your business goals. And the best part? It’s free.

Yep, you read that right.

F-R-E-E fuh-reeeeeee.

Natalie has put together an incredible training called the Conquer Accelerator, and friends, I want this for you.

 

What is the Conquer Accelerator?

The Conquer Accelerator is a FREE business intensive that gives you personalized coaching, while helping you achieve one major goal for your business…in just 2 weeks.

 

Who should join the Conquer Accelerator?

If you set some big, beautiful goals at the start of the year and then life happened and you got off track despite your best intentions, the Conquer Accelerator will help you carve out time to knuckle down and reach your goals so you can do more of the work you love.

 

What is a sprint and which ones are available?

Just like an athlete gets further faster when they sprint, the Conquer Accelerator gives you the opportunity to accelerate your progress faster than usual so that you feel a heady sense of accomplishment and can build on that to do the next thing for your business…and the next…and the next.

 

You might choose to:

– write a powerful new opt-in for your website to inspire new followers into action

– integrate some healthy new habits created to support you as you build your business

– find and close new clients so you can relax about your finances

– pitch yourself to the media so that you can be seen as the industry expert you are

 

Whatever you decide, the choice is yours.

 

What will I learn inside a sprint?

Each sprint is focused on providing you with everything you need every day — from training and support to inspiration and motivation — so that you’re set up for success and much more likely to reach your goals.

 

Will I get coaching from Natalie?

On top of the daily support and challenges, worksheets, playbooks, and meditations, there will also be video training and you will have the chance to be personally mentored by Natalie during 6 live coaching calls.

Guys, you need to jump on this now.

This is an invaluable opportunity to experience the programming that has fast tracked my business growth and allowed me to literally conquer my goals; and it’s one I’m so grateful to be able to bring to you!

So… I guess the only question left to ask is why the hell wouldn’t you?

Sign up now to take control of your business and smash one of your big goals, FREE.


[“In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a proud member and affiliate of The Conquer Club and I may receive a commission if you decide to enroll in this program. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.”]

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How Having Your Numbers In Order Helps Your Business https://michellebcooper.com/numbers-order-helps-business/ Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:55:00 +0000 https://michellebcooper.com/?p=2487 I see you there. You’re a powerhouse in your sphere of genius, killing it in your business… but behind the scenes, there’s some disorganization and probably some avoidance. The financial management of your business not only bores you, it even scares you a little bit. So you push it aside, … More How Having Your Numbers In Order Helps Your Business »

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I see you there. You’re a powerhouse in your sphere of genius, killing it in your business… but behind the scenes, there’s some disorganization and probably some avoidance. The financial management of your business not only bores you, it even scares you a little bit. So you push it aside, or hand it off to your bookkeeper and forget about it- as long as the bills are paid, right?

Wrong.

 

Your numbers ( and your ability to track, analyze, and project them) are absolutely integral to the growth of your business.

When you track your numbers properly, you can set targets. If you can set targets, you can measure your actuals against them. This alone is an invaluable growth tool for your business!

Let’s Look At a Case Study:

Let’s say I have a client who provides brand development services. She wants to attend several events throughout the year in different locations and would like to book work while she’s there.

I will sit down with her and map out exactly what she’s going to offer and how many “units” of this offer she can do each location. Based on this we figure out how many spots she has available for this offering, and how much she needs to charge for each “unit.”

When that’s all done,  we can estimate how much revenue and profit she’ll make at each event. Once we can project her profit, she can plan bigger expenditures for around the same time or right after the event to make sure she’s using profits to invest back into her business and not using debt servicing.

Having your numbers in order helps you to be incredibly strategic in your offerings as an entrepreneur.

What are you going to launch this year? How many new clients do you want? How many projects do you want to take on? These are crucial questions to consider, especially if there is an investment you want to make in yourself or your business during the year. With proper planning, you can time your launches and offerings to inject cash into your business right before you need to shell out for those investments. As the CEO of your own business, being informed and in control of your numbers gives you the ability to plan for expenditures in advance, rather than handing over a credit card.

 

When your numbers are in order, you can map out business growth.

Let’s say you’ve set a goal for yourself to grow your business by 50% next year. Well, what does that look like month to month? What targets do you need to hit each month to make that happen? When we know your numbers, we can break this right down to something as specific as “in order to grow by 50% next year, I need to contract two new copywriting clients each month.”

 

Having a CFO to manage and map out your numbers leads to a crucial mindset shift.

Once you have a CFO taking care of your financial management, you can truly step into your role as a CEO. You can create an advisory board for your business, made up of other experts who can help you get out of your own way and unlock massive growth potential. This shift is the difference between a business that pays the bills and a business that pays for a LIFE.

When your business becomes a real incorporation, there are other people with a responsibility to make things happen. Not everything will sit on your shoulders, so you can focus on working in your zone of genius, which will improve not only your life but the customer experience you offer.

Having your numbers in order and someone to monitor and manage them means that you have a team taking care of business for you. This can mean the difference between working 365 days a year and being able to actually take a vacation for yourself- this is HUGE.

Not having your numbers is order is most likely the biggest thing holding you back from massive success in business.

So, let’s fix that! Let’s uncover the real story here- what’s going on in your business and your bank account. Let’s track your numbers and use them to make real, tangible decisions that impact the future of your business. Let’s put you on the path to unimaginable success and unlimited revenue.

I believe in you and your business- if you do too, let’s talk.

 

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