The whole concept of keeping track of your cashflow, making sure you have 'positive cash flow', may sound simple enough, however you’d be surprised as to how few really treat this with the respect it deserves – particularly home based business’s.
This cashflow chart shows very simply where to start.
Let’s look at a very simplified version on why this is so important to track.
It's a state of mind
I often say to my children that the state of their ‘room’ is a reflection of their state of mind. Same goes for their cars – if they are unwashed, rubbish left inside it reflects their lack of appreciation for what they have.
What you appreciate you get more of – this goes not only for ‘room’s’ and cars it is also true of relationships. Appreciate someone and you receive more then you give.
Your attitude of gratitude for what you DO have will expand. If you leave a car in an un-kept way, what happens to the value of it? It looses value very fast particularly if it is left to rust and decay.
Value what you have
Value what cash flow you DO have regardless of your ‘opinion’ of how ‘little’ or ‘not enough’ it maybe ‘cause what you value expands.
Tracking makes you 'aware' Once you start to track the flow of your cash, you also become more ‘aware’ of how you could manage it or ‘control’ where it goes so it is for your highest good and will support you in where you want to be financially in the future.
Your attitude of respect for successful money management will also help you recognise that you really DO deserve to have the financial success you crave.
So often we hold ourselves back by unconsciously sabotaging ourselves with guilt about not being ‘worthy’ of financial success. Combine all of this together and you can move towards your goal.
Then make sure you SPEND LESS THEN COMES IN! Ok,now that you have the right attitude towards your money let’s look at the basics:
Are your expense’s more then the money coming in?
Overall, by managing your cashflow and building up a cash reserve will allow you to then take advantage of opportunities that come your way.
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