Creating Business Success with the 6 Pillars of Gratitude

Happy New Year!

Have you reflected on your year and given gratitude for what has come to you?  This is the perfect time to reflect and to give gratitude to those who have contributed to your growth this year.  Don’t forget to include yourself in that list.

I believe, and have experienced greatly, that every facet of our lives is intertwined – there is no separation – and have adopted an attitude of gratitude for every single facet.  Even as I sit with a Christmas cold, I can be grateful for all the remedies and tricks I’ve learned from my light-working friends to stay out of the density of the cold virus.  I can be grateful for having a partner who likes to take care of me, for a quiet space to rest, for fresh water to make soothing herbal tea, for the tea, and so much more.

And what if we could be grateful for everything, not just the “good” stuff?  As you reflect on your year, what are you truly grateful for?  What new things have you learned this year?  What new relationships have you formed?  What or who have you let go of that no longer serve you in the highest (and can you be grateful for what they did give you)?

My gift today is to share with you 6 pillars of gratitude – having an attitude of gratitude will bring you more things to be grateful for.  Think of how you can express your gratitude and appreciation to each of these pillars:

  1. Clients – As a business owner, without clients and customers, you have no revenues. If you’re an employee, you have clients too (the business group you serve).  So how can you show gratitude to your customers?  It can be as simple as a thoughtful thank-you, or a client appreciation gift or special VIP treatment.  And it’s not just what you do to show appreciation, but how often as well (but not too often that it becomes an expectation).  Having regular points of contact will increase the client’s experience with you.  No doubt, as a client, I like to feel appreciated and that I’m getting the best product or service for my investment.  As a client, when I feel appreciated, I’m more likely to do more business with you and contribute to your cash flow.  It’s certainly easier to produce revenues from a few appreciated clients than it is to make cold sales.

  2. Employees (and contractors) – If you want to grow your business or further your career, you will have a team to support you, either a team of employees or a team of contracted support workers. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to do your business effectively, and your client’s experience would then suffer.  It’s a fact that happy employees are more productive and loyal employees.  It’s easy to give feedback when things aren’t going right, but what’s necessary is to give gratitude and appreciation to your team when thing ARE going right.  When employees feel appreciated, they will be even more committed to producing better results for you.  How are you expressing gratitude to your employees?


  3. Suppliers – We know that client and employee appreciation are key to driving your revenues, but what about your suppliers? I find that when I’m engaged with my suppliers, and show my gratitude for them with thank you’s and referrals, I’m more likely to get even better service from them.  It instills greater trust in the relationship with them and reduces my stress levels because I can trust that I’m going to get great results.  Showing supplier appreciation can help get things done right the first time, and they may give you even more than what you paid for.


  4. Referral Network – I have to say that most of my clients have come from referrals. Without my referral network to support me when I started my business, I would have struggled and worked a lot harder to have those clients enter my world.  It goes without saying that I feel a world of gratitude to my referral network, but I could do a lot more to show that appreciation.  It doesn’t have to be big, but I think showing your gratitude to referrals goes a long way in growing your business and improving your business success.


  5. Family and Friends – Where would you be without the support of family and friends? When you’re so busy in your business, it’s easy to take family and friends for granted.  However, this group is likely your biggest fan base, and wants to see you succeed and celebrate in your success.  It’s important to stay connected and spend quality time building and maintaining your personal relationships and showing your appreciation.  Speaking first hand, I know this is an area I struggle with – sometimes it’s easier to appreciate strangers than it is to show your family and friends how much you love and appreciate them.  However, without support at home, the stress in your home relationships will spill over to create more stress in your business, and both will suffer.


  6. You – YOU are your business…As a small business owner or solo-preneur, chances are, without you, your business would not operate. Therefore, it’s important to the success of your business that you appreciate you – take care of your body, mind and soul.   When you value and appreciate yourself, you are more likely to attract the types of clients, team, and suppliers who will also value and appreciate you, and you will be more likely to value and appreciate your support network (family, friends, referrals, etc).  And THAT is great for business success!

To sum it all up, when you truly appreciate all of these pillars and give no one more importance over the other, true success happens.  The trick is finding and giving balance to create harmony amongst them.  Take the time to reflect on each of your 6 pillars and decide where you will take inspired action to improve those relationships.

Having an attitude of gratitude is a key to success…and I am eternally grateful to you.  So, THANK YOU…without you, I have no reason to share these gifts!

 

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Dare to Dream

Do you ever dream of what you’d like your life to be like, and then say, “Maybe one day” or dismiss it as just wishful thinking and continue going about your life as you always have.  Perhaps you feel lost, or have regrets for things you haven’t done yet, or that you feel you should have done.

Here’s the thing, you are exactly where you should be, right here, right now.  You can’t go back in time.  That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t dream up what you’d like to have for your life.  The most successful people had a dream for which they engineered some sort of plan and then took inspired action to achieve their dreams.  Most people who struggle in life may have a dream, but don’t take action, thinking they can’t have it.  As Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  All it takes is a bit of inspiration and action.

So, what WOULD you like your life to be like? Every year at this time, I spend hours thinking and meditating on this very question.  Then I ask what would it take to have that?  What skills do I need?  What do I need help with?  What do I have to ask? From who?

If you’ve never spent time to dream up your life, if you have felt there’s no point dreaming because you can’t have it anyway (really – is that true?!), or if you have tried to dream your life but struggled, here are the questions I get my clients to ask themselves when they’re thinking of their vision:
If money was never an issue, right now,

  • What would you be doing? Why?
  • Where would you live?
  • Who would you hang out with?
  • What would you have in your life?
  • What would a typical week be?
  • What experiences would you have?  Would you travel?  Where? Why?
  • What kind of energy would you like to have in your life (peace, love, vibrancy, euphoria, ease, etc.)?

Then, get out of your own way and start taking action towards those dreams.  Action can be hard, and scary.  I get in my own way a lot.  For example – I’ve been writing poetry since I was 11 years old, and one of my dreams for the last 10 years has been to publish a book of prose and poetry.  I took me until 4 years ago to actually put it on my list of goals for the year (thinking, no one wants to buy poetry, after being told by several publishers that poetry doesn’t sell).  Then I decided I would write it anyway.  But until this past week, I had never really planned out my book or the publishing process (even though I knew most of the steps).  So I finally gave myself a deadline to have it ready for professional editing (my 45th birthday in June) and planned the outline of the book.  After I did the planning and decided on some of the poems I wanted to include, the next day I decided to go through my writing journals and binders, to find that I already had 90% of the poems I wanted to include in the book – 90%!

That got me really excited to know I was already well on my way to achieving my dream.  The next step would be to dedicate time to writing the prose and putting it all together – and set milestones for each chapter. Then, set a date to interview editors and publishers (I’ve already short-listed 2 each, who I know personally and trust).  Now, this is one dream I’m confident will become a reality in 2018.     Excitement and confidence are key here.  You need to have a dream that gets you really excited, and confidence that you can get it done. 

The point is, you can be anyone, do anything and have anything you want, IF you decide to go for it…where there’s a will, there IS a way. 

Happy dreaming into the next year!

 

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Making Conscious Money Choices on Boxing Day

This is a day (and week) where many people are opening their wallets to take advantage of Boxing Day sales and discounts.  It’s also a great time for re-sellers to buy for cheap and turn a profit by re-selling those items online or in their own stores.

Boxing Day sales are great IF you practice conscious money choices in the process.  The problem is, many people are out just to look for a sale and spend their gift money, and they’ll end up buying something they don’t really need, and get stressed from the crowded Boxing Day shopping experience and increased credit card bills.

So how do you do Boxing Day sales consciously?  My gift today is to give you some key tips on conscious money decisions that I share in my Money Mindfulness Makeover program:

  1. Go prepared.
    • Know what you’re buying, from where and how much it’s worth on a regular day. Some stores will jack up prices right before sales to make you think you’re getting a deal.
    • Be prepared for crowded parking lots, stores and long lineups. You have consciously made a choice to have this experience, so don’t complain when faced with the crowds.  I myself have consciously decided to stay away from all stores on Boxing Day (and the whole week if I can) because I do not enjoy the crowded parking lot and stores.

 

  1. Do your homework. Whether you’re shopping online or in stores, take some time to do some research on what you’re shopping for.  Know that different stores will carry slightly different models of electronics, tools and appliances, and the price may differ as a result.

 

  1. Don’t get sucked into playing the “Keeping up with the Jones” game. Live your life, not theirs.  Know what’s important to you, and what you’d like to have in your life regardless of what anyone else is doing or buying.  I’ve watched far too many people become financially stressed because they’re trying to keep up with their friends (News flash: your friends may be over-extending themselves financially and stressing about it, and you don’t know it.  Following them could put you into the same predicament.).

 

  1. Don’t fall for the bright shiny objects. It’s easy to get distracted, especially if your money archetype is one who loves to get a good deal or loves bling.  When faced with an impulse buy situation, breathe, count to 10 and ask yourself these questions:
    • Do you need it?
    • Do you already have it or something similar?
    • Does it light you up and bring you joy?
    • Will It make you money? Is it an investment? (note: investing in you and your well-being IS an investment)

 

  1. Set a limit, stay within it! Decide how much you’re going to spend and take that amount of cash with you.  If you are using your debit or credit card, keep a tally in your notes or money tracking app (Money Tracker is a good one) and leave the stores when you’ve reached the limit you set out to spend.  This will keep the stress levels lower since you won’t be surprised when you get your credit card bills weeks later.

 

In addition to these 5 tips, to really say you’re making conscious money choices, consider the carbon footprint of your purchase.  Our land and water systems are dying as a result of man-made products ending up in landfill or oceans that harm wildlife.  Consider what impact your purchase will have on the environment (how it’s made, where, whether the packaging is recyclable, etc.) and whether there are more environmentally friendly options available to you.  At the very least, consider how long you will own/use the item you’re purchasing, and how you will end up disposing of it.

When you practice conscious money choices, you end up spending less and keeping more money in your wallet or bank account (perhaps some of your saving can be contributed to a worthy cause to help humanity and the environment).

 

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Inspire Your Vision for 2018

The New Year is almost here, and it’s a time when most people are thinking about what they would like to accomplish in the next year.

Here are 12 questions to ask to inspire your business goals for 2018 and make it your best year yet!    You can achieve anything you desire…you may just need a few more tools and some new skills and guidance to get you there.  Be INSPIRED to create what you imagine.

  1. What IS your revenue goal for the next 12 months? I challenge you to stretch this beyond your comfort zone…what if you doubled your revenue goal?  What would it BE like to consciously grow your business that quickly?
  2. What would you need to create and offer, that people would generously and graciously pay you for, that would be fun for you to create?
  3. What would that offer look like?  What value would customers receive?
  4. How many customers would you need (new customers and total customer)?  Who are they?  Where can you find them?
  5. Who would you have to talk to or get in front of to get those customers and hit that bold revenue goal over the next 12 months?
  6. When do you need to talk to them? (block time in your calendar)
  7. We only know what we know…what are the leadership skills you need to develop to achieve that goal? Perhaps you need sales training or an upgrade in your writing skills.  Perhaps you need more financial know-how…what are those leadership skills of successful business owners that you’re missing?
  8. We each only have 24 hours in a day. Think about how you spend your time…what is the shift you need to make in how you organize your time for you to achieve your 2018 bold revenue goal?
  9. Who do you need to help you uplevel your business and achieve that 12-month bold money goal? This could be clients, team members, support from family & friends, coaches and mentors.
  10. We all have money stories, beliefs and habits. What is one money habit that you need to shift or adopt?  What do you have to stop doing, or start doing with your money to help you achieve that 12-month bold revenue goal? (perhaps it’s tracking and reviewing your numbers on a regular basis)
  11. Persistence and consistency in action produces results. What are you committed to do consistently to achieve these goals? You may need to call 5 people each day, or do a weekly live video, or perhaps go for a daily walk…whatever you decide, do it consistently to get results.
  12. You won’t receive what you don’t ask for…so what will you FEARLESSLY ask for that will help you achieve your goals?
  13. Every successful person has their own success habits that they practice daily. What daily success habits will you practice that will help you achieve these goals? (If you need ideas, just search up “daily success habits”.)

 

The key is to always start with the end in mind, and understand the gaps you need to fill from where you are to get to where you want to go.  You can chunk these 12 month goals down into quarterly and monthly goals (I highly recommend using a planning calendar), and build in these priorities you determined above into the monthly action steps you need to take to hit your goals.  It’s like a road trip – you set your destination and your currently location, then determine the step-by-step directions that will get you to where you want to go most efficiently, while enjoying the journey along the way.

What are YOU inspired to create for 2018?

Charge What You’re Worth

Why is it that women especially have a difficult time appreciating and owning the value they bring to the table – both in business and in the workplace?  A lot of it has to do with how society has taught us…we’re making progress, but we still have a long way to go.

And I’m happy to provide workshops and training programs that help women entrepreneurs stand in the truth of their value and charge what they’re worth.  Here’s how you can empower yourself and stand in the power of what you’re worth:

  1. Identify and understand the results your clients get as a result of your work.
  2. Know what your time is worth to you.
  3. Gain clarity on what sets you apart from the rest – what makes you unique.
  4. Shift your mindsets and adopt an empowering pricing paradigm.
  5. Stop charging for your time…instead, charge for the value you deliver.
  6. People NEED you, and you playing small (discounting your value) is a huge disservice to them.
  7. PRACTICE stating your fees and unique value until it becomes as easy as saying “pass the salt”.

 

“Doubts and fears are normal, but they don’t define our value” (Casey Brown)
Here’s a great Ted Talk on defining and communicating what you’re worth.

 

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Take Nothing for Granted

Last weekend I was visiting with my family in Quebec on the family farm.  As is tradition, we always have dessert after supper, and my son had asked for ice cream.  When he went to get it out of the freezer, it was a soupy separated mess…the very large, very old (over 50 years old) chest freezer, had finally died at some point that day.  Now normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal since my parents have 2 other somewhat large (but old) chest freezers and 3 fridges each with their own freezer compartments, and they would find room in those for the soon to be spoiled food.  But harvest season just ended, and the freezers were quite full.   It was interesting to watch as a number of family members scrambled to make room in other freezers, even next door in my brother’s freezer, and I started to think about how we just take it for granted that equipment is going to keep working (even when it’s old).

It was the same when my furnace died last winter.  Even though it was 25 years old (well past the lifespan of a furnace these days), and needed repair, I took it for granted that I’d get at least one more winter out of it.  Not so – I was forced to deal with the expense of a new furnace a year earlier than I had planned.  And my dishwasher that died this summer – 15 years old – I hadn’t planned for that, and we’ve resorted to doing dishes by hand.

We do it with our cars, our phones, our 

computers, and even our bodies.  We take it for granted that things are just going to keep working…we never think that something is going to give out, even when it’s old, and therefore don’t think about or plan for repairing or replacing it.  And when that time comes, we typically experience great stress over the hassle and cost of repairs/replacement.  One solution is to build a capital replacement reserve in your cash flow plans.

Larger businesses have policies, systems, and processes to track their capital equipment, its expected life, replacement costs and annual operating costs.  They also build up reserve funds (capital replacement funds) so that when something breaks or dies, they are prepared – they have a process and the funds to deal with those “unexpected” break-downs.  And they have similar processes for when key employees “break-down”, by ensuring that at least one other staff member is properly trained to do the job and can step in if and when needed, at least in the short term.

So what are you taking for granted in your home or business?  And what policies, systems, and processes (including financial) can you put in place to give you peace of mind and to deal with “break-downs” with greater ease and grace when they happen?

If you need assistance with your cash flow plans, send me an email…let’s see how I can help 🙂


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Are You Playing Small?

Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve heard a lot of women (and some men) in my circle lacking confidence in their fees and the value they give to their clients. This results in “chasing” revenues and profits (or chasing revenues for little to no profits), attracting clients who may not value or respect your time or gifts and likely leading to stress/burnout or giving up on your dreams. You may take what you offer for granted because it comes so easy to you (and therefore you don’t think you should charge much for it).

I find that most of these women (and men) have these things in common:
– they are most often light/energy workers, holistic practitioners, and creatives.
– they have a deep desire to be of service and help others improve their well-being (be it financial, spiritual, physical or emotional).
– they have been judged in the past for shining they’re light, being told they’re “too much” and should tone it down.
– they want people to like them (and therefore “conform” to what other people like/expect).
– they fear that if they raise their prices, people will judge them as greedy or that people won’t be able to afford them and they’ll lose clients or won’t get new clients (and therefore they won’t be able to be of service).
– they have their own insecurities and limiting beliefs about money.
– they think, “who am I to be so bold?”

If you’re one of these people (and you’re not alone, I am one too!), I have this to share with you from Marianne Williamson: (paraphrasing) Your playing small does not serve the world…who are you not to shine, be brilliant, talented, gorgeous, fabulous?

So how DO YOU shine, be brilliant, raise your prices and stand confidently in your fees and the value you provide to others? I’ve created a system for standing in the truth of your value and getting paid what you’re worth (with ease and grace), and would love to share it with you at my workshop on Nov 1st –Confidently Charge What You’re Worth (and Increase Profits) workshop. Time to stop playing small and SHINE!

Register online before Oct 15 and save $73 (my birth year :)).
http://54.82.103.175/event/charge-what-youre-worth-workshop/

What is Your Mission?

It’s been a while since I’ve been woken up in the middle of the night with a spark of inspiration so great that I just had to get up and write it.

“It’s not about the number of days you’ve lived, but how well you’ve lived the days you’ve been given.”

I couldn’t go back to sleep.  The message kept repeating until I got out of bed and came down to the computer.  What does this mean – how well you’ve lived the days you’ve been given?  It is different for everyone.  But you can find out for yourself by asking these questions:  Why are you here?  What are you here to do?  If you had $100million, what would you be doing with your life?  What is your personal mission statement?

I’ve been reflecting on this myself for the last couple of weeks (perhaps this is why I woke up with this message – that it’s time to share this with you).  For me, I envision a world filled with joy and harmony.  My mission is to inspire, empower and assist people to have more joy and harmony in their lives, as I do so for myself.  I came to the realization of this mission about 10 years ago, at a time in my life that I was not having much joy or harmony in my own life – my job was making me sick; there was a lot of tension, anger, and resentment in my marriage; my baby kept me up at night; the closest friend I had lived 500 miles away; I had no hobby that filled me up.  It took adversity to wake me up, and I remember sitting in my basement office asking myself, why am I here?  What am I here to do?  What would I like my life to look like?

I still have the piece of paper I wrote it on…my personal mission statement:

  • To be the best I can be
  • To help people achieve their goals and fulfill their objectives through inspiration, motivation, education, and empowerment
  • To make people smile
  • To live each day with love and happiness

Then I started asking HOW…how could I do this?  Then new doors started to open.  A new job came, as did many personal growth (and re-membering) opportunities, and new relationships.  Creativity also began to flow again (that hadn’t flowed in over 10 years prior) with a new level of inspiration and empowerment, in writing inspirational poetry that has been published internationally.   And although I haven’t written much poetry in the last couple of years, I have not stopped writing to inspire, creating to empower, educate and motivate people to smile daily.  VisionSpire was not even a thought back then.  But 3 years ago when I decided to start my business, I began to imagine inspiring, educating and empowering people through my business.  At first, it was to inspire and empower joy by relieving tax stress…it has morphed into so much more.  And each day I ask, what contribution to joy and harmony for the planet can I be today?  What can I do to have more joy and harmony in my own life?

Each time I find myself faced with adversity or drifting off-track, I am reminded of my personal mission statement, and start asking “How can I do this”…doors open. 

You see, everyone faces adversity throughout their lives.  You can choose to let it get you down, to live each day complaining about what happened, about how hard done by you were, how much you lost, how crappy life is…wasting your days in self-pity.  Or you can rise up, and LIVE.  When you have a written personal mission statement, a vision for what you’d like life to be like, you will rise all the stronger and faster from each adversity that comes, and you will live your vision.

What is YOUR personal vision and mission?  What are you here to do?  How will you live the days you’ve been given?

What to do with Your Ideas

If you’re like me, then you have ideas coming into your head all day long.  And frankly, it can be quite distracting, contributing to the “squirrel syndrome” of chasing ideas and not getting things done on your daily list.  The question becomes, what do you do with all those ideas?

The answer is Vision and Focus.

When you are clear in your vision, in what you’re here to do, what your priorities are, it’s a lot easier to discern whether an idea has a place in contributing to that vision, or whether it should be released into the wind for someone else to pick up.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner, employee, stay-at-home mom (or dad), we all have a greater vision for what we’d like our life to BE like, for what we were born to do here in this lifetime.  For me, that vision is a world that lives in greater joy and harmony that exists today.  Then you choose the vehicle for which you will contribute to that vision.

Until few years ago, my vehicle was a full-time job where I helped my team and clients reduce stress and anxiety over tax laws, allowing them to have more joy and harmony in doing their own job/business.  Currently, my vehicle is my business through which I inspire and empower people to have more harmony and joy with money and finances…which has a positive ripple effect into other areas of their life (health, relationships, family, community, contributing to their vision).  I do have another vehicle – one that involves meditation and writing.  With this vehicle, I inspire others to see greater possibilities beyond their current reality – one with more joy and harmony than they have today.

Just like the car you drive, that vehicle can change over time, but the vision doesn’t. 

So, what is your VISION?  What IDEAS are you generating that are in support of that vision?  And what ACTIONS are you taking to transform those ideas into meaningful contribution to your vision?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://54.82.103.175/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Linda-Spencer-Visionspire-cropped.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Linda Spencer is a CPA, CA, Canadian Tax Specialist and Money Mindfulness Coach. Her mission is to eliminate stress and anxiety people experience around money and taxes, by empowering them with the tools, knowledge, strategies and mindsets that will put them in the driver seat of their business success and financial wellness, so they can have more harmony, joy and abundance in their life.[/author_info] [/author]

For more information on Linda’s upcoming programs and workshops, visit the Events page.

What’s love got to do with it?

Money represents so much more than money…it IS a relationship…which is the way you BE with Money.

And fear of money, really is a mindset…instilled in us from an early age in our childhood, and through societal, culture and political views.

Even the education system has taught us to get good grades, go to university, get a good job…otherwise you’ll struggle – instilling fear of lack, or a lack mentality.  When really, isn’t ANYTHING possible?

So what happens when we change our mindsets?  And when I talk about mindset, I’m really talking about heart-sets (did you know – our heart contains 40,000 neurons?  That means the heart has consciousness and can affect the way our brains process information and how energy flows through the body).  It’s one thing to think something, but it’s another to have that in your heart – you not only think it, you feel it. So, when you start thinking with your heart (adopt heart-sets), from a place of love, it changes the way you be.  Ever see the video showing the love-hate-ignore experiments on plants and water?  (No? – I highly recommend looking them up)

What’s love got to do with money?

Think about this mindset:  “I love what I do, but it’s not about the money!” 

I’ve heard this from a few people, and in fact have said it myself in what feels like a previous lifetime (but really was only 10 years ago).  What happens when we say it’s not about the money?  You’re really saying you don’t care about making money, and therefore energetically, money won’t flow to you. This can result in a lifetime of struggle – burning the candle at both ends trying to make ends meet, doing what you love…when suddenly, you no longer love what you do.  BUT, when you shift your thinking to Money being like a person, you suddenly shift how you think about Money, and you’ll want to create a relationship with it in order to have it around you.

Adopting new and empowering heart-sets become a catalyst for new behaviours and taking new actions – they jolt you out of your comfort zone and cause you to take a different action that is in alignment with your heart’s desire….Adopting empowering money mindsets create confidence and authenticity with how you make financial decisions, creating greater wealth, abundance and freedom…freedom to create even more of your heart’s desire. 

What would it be like if Money was your friend, your lover, your child, your customer (whom you love dearly)?  Would you be more compassion, caring and attentive to your Money?

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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://54.82.103.175/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Linda-Spencer-Visionspire-cropped.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Linda Spencer is a CPA, CA, Canadian Tax Specialist and Money, Marketing & Soul business coach. Her mission is to eliminate stress and anxiety people experience around money and taxes, by empowering them with the tools, knowledge, strategies and mindsets that will put them in the driver seat of their business success and financial wellness.[/author_info] [/author]