Happy Monday, fabulous!
This week's money tip: If your business is based in the States, don't forget sales tax and federal taxes are due this Wednesday! If you need to file a federal tax extension, check out these tips. Also, to make filing sales taxes super easy, peep this fabulous app: Tax Jar.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun or relaxing? Something to help you refresh for this coming week?
Let's chat a little bit about you and what inspires you.
As a business owner, what makes you excited to get up everyday and do what you do?
For me, it's definitely service and giving back to my community. It's also about having the freedom to express my creativity and choose how I spend my time.
Today, for example, I woke up at 4A. I had a ton of work to get done before a photoshoot at 8:30a. 4A sounds awful, right?
But, I chose to do that! And then I get to play in front of the camera, head to my chiropractor appointment, go to a hot yoga class and probably take a nap later this afternoon.
What kind of life do you want?
This is why we start businesses, right? For creative freedom and expression and the ability to take a three day weekend at a moment's notice without asking for permission.
The opportunity to make as much money as we want so we can travel the world.
That's what this is all about. And although bookkeeping, tending to pesky customers, the moments of deep frustration when things just aren't panning out are a part of it.
In the end it's all worth it. Because it allows you to do what you want to do.
Running a business gives you the freedom to live.
And if we consistently remind ourselves that this is why we're entrepreneurs, then it'll make everything that much easier.
So now, I would love to hear from you! What is your dream life? And how does running a business get you closer to your dreams.
Tweet me @danethadoe and let me know.
With all my love,