It's Monday again, and this time it's smack on the 1st of the month.
What are you doing for your Money Monday? Make this an Invoicing Monday! Sometimes, just one invoice becomes very hard to send. You may be putting it off because your day is too busy, or for emotional reasons, you keep forgetting to send it (because you have a fear of billing clients).
Now in its second year, the practice of making and keeping New Years Resolutions here at Tin Shingle falls into a category of doing something specific. Some call this goal oriented. I call this - just more fun. For instance, a resolution do not take the form of: "I will get rich!" Rather, it takes the form of "Refinance House And Eliminate PMI" (PMI is that mortgage insurance that some people need when purchasing a home, and for our family, has been an extra $150/month for a number of years).
Today's Monday Monday is brought to you by your filing cabinet. The one that you hopefully have in the corner that you treated yourself with from Pottery Barn or West Elm or even Target - some place that officially says:
"I am organized. I care about my things. I will stay on top of these money matters. And I will kick butt.'
Monday's around here at Tin Shingle are filled with motivation. Sometimes we channel that motivation into the theme of getting money things done - like pitching a new client or advertiser, or designing a financial class with money experts who specialize in working with entrepreneurs and artists (yes, look for that signup opportunity!) It could even mean sending out invoices, paying invoices, or signing on with a new ecommerce tools at your website (yes, that's going on over here!) We call it #MoneyMondays.
For the first time in eight years, Tin Shingle has an office on the Main Street of the small town in which it is headquartered: Beacon, NY. And what can you do with an office? Bring great people like you into it to make your life better! Tin Shingle readers and members live all over the United States (and across national boarders!), so you probably don't live in our city, so we have made sure to make our first workshop available to you to stream live!
It's #MoneyMonday! How are you saving yours today? Inspired by the latest newsletter from Down To Earth Finance from Galia Gichon Clemens, my tip of the week is to contribute to your IRA today. As your own boss and head of your company, there may not be an HR Department doing this for you!
Around here, Mondays are loved, they are something to look forward to because we are entrepreneurs and make our own rules, and want to see if the game we set up is working. Are we winning? Winning in this case can be measured by making payroll, paying mortgage or rent and other personal bills with your profits, creating new revenue streams by designing products that work, and of course, improving the world because usually entrepreneurs set out to solve problems.