Now that I’ve had a look at what HAS paid the bills, I need to exploit that. In short. It’s time to hustle.
First! My health is now my number 1 priority. It should always have been that, but it wasn’t let’s face it. Most of us put money and our careers first, because of the perceived urgency to pay the bills. We get it completely backwards.
The truth is, if we are in amazing health, we won’t need to work nearly as hard, to make the money we need, in order to pay the bills. We’ll be more focused, and get much more done, in a fraction of the time.
This is why I have dropped over $2K recently on a personal trainer. It will be worth every penny, but it’s up to me to make it work for me. This means one very simple, yet very powerful bit of direction I have to take.
Now about the business stuff. I started thinking. All of this stuff I am teaching to a crowd that rarely hires me, is stuff I can be putting to better use myself.
It’s time to grow my bookkeeping business, and stay focused on that once and for all. Don’t get me wrong, I will still produce free content, and plenty of it. But my aim has been re-directed to building something based on what I know, and based on what I am really good at.
While March may have been the greatest struggle I’ve had in awhile, the pieces of my life are coming together in a way that they never have before.
I have a new sense of direction. My most recent addition to my client list is a real estate broker, who was referred to me by Justin Krane, whom many of you recently met on the ZIBWAM.
As many of you know I have a course online, on how to use QuickBooks for rental real estate.
Last week, I decided I was going to drink my own kool-aid.
Pick an industry. Specialize.
Then focus on bringing in those clients.
I love the real estate business, and I have really enjoyed working on my new client’s case. Getting him set up, migrating to QuickBooks Online. Getting my head wrapped around the various account logins, for all of the bills that need to be paid each month. Setting up systems to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks. My guarantee is that, so long as the client has the cash flow to cover the bills, not a single dime of interest, nor late fees accrue. If that happens, it comes out of my fees.
Now I have a slick system.
I’ve built it using Smartsheet, and Hubdocs,
and I know I can stand by that guarantee.
This system can be replicated for other clients, very easily. Once the client is set up, it will be easy to hire, and train the right people to maintain it.
Now THAT… is scalable business model.