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Dec 9, 2017

042: Money Mindset with Geraldine Carter

Money Mini-Series Part 2 of 4

 

On part 2 of our 4-part Money Mindset Mini-series, Business Coach Geraldine Carter, founder of Focused Business Coaching, asks you to reflect to uncover your “money story”. Your money story comprises of messages you were given about money growing up, the emotions that arise when working through your finances, your comfort level around setting rates and much more.

 

Your story can manifest itself as money hang-ups such as avoiding financial matters, being paralyzed by anxiety when making business decisions, or believing that you’re unworthy of being paid for your services.

 

Geraldine Carter thrives on supporting entrepreneurs who are driven to make a positive change in the world while making a living. Geraldine has had first-hand experience as the co-founder of Climate Ride a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes.

 

After travelling extensively and noticing the effect climate change has had on so many beautiful places around the world, Geraldine and her friend decided to create cycling events that bring awareness to climate change while raising money for charitable organizations. Climate Ride has grown to support 15 events around the world and is set to donate $750,000 to environmental and sustainable non-profits.

 

Geraldine breaks down the most important steps and tools needed to create a viable business. She emphasizes that it can be done simply so you are spending less time doing the books and more time doing what you love.

6:10 Geraldine’s relationship to yoga

 

8:30 Where do we begin addressing our money mindset hangups?

 

9:00 Notice your behaviours (often avoidance techniques) around money to find your “money story”

 

11:10 When it’s a good idea to hire someone to take care of your business finances

 

12:05 What should we be tracking when it comes to our bookkeeping? E.g. income, expenses, rates as they go up, how much it costs to put together workshops, etc.

 

12:55 Keep track of your time and energy- track how much energy you expend on various activities per hour- like creating workshops, teaching classes (including planning and travel time) to discover which activities have the highest value

 

15:45 Anxiety bubble around money is very common, it’s temporary and will decrease as you learn and use money management tools

 

16:20 How can you make your business more profitable? -start keeping track, being in service and being profitable- not either or. “You can be in service AND profitable. In fact, the more profitable you are the more you can be of service.”

 

18:00 How often should we be tracking our transactions?

 

19:20 Shannon shares her money mindset hangup and how she’s working on it

 

21:25 Almost everyone Geraldine has helped move through their anxiety around money has found that avoidance was much more painful than tackling the issue.

 

22:10 What keeps people from working dealing with their finances and how it interferes with your business growth

 

24:00 Setting your rates as a yoga teacher

 

25:50 Being conscious of giving free classes or lesser rates- is it a good idea?

 

28:20 Healthier ways to help those in need such as fundraising for karma passes, one-off scholarships, payment plans

 

30:15 Geraldine’s favourite tracking programs depending on volume: Excel (good for businesses starting out), Freshbooks, Quickbooks

 

32:15 Geraldine uses Apple Pages in PDF for invoicing “The simpler the better”  Other options: Wave, Harvest, Quickbooks and many tracking programs also have an invoicing feature

 

33:00 MVP (Minimum Viable Product)- keep the bookkeeping and administration as simple as possible, you want to spend the least amount of time on this aspect, your service is what’s most important

 

35:00 Best way to help people with money mindset- programs (group or one-on-one) to help you stick with the process and breakthrough

 

36:00 Geraldine’s online and in-person course- next session in February 2018

 

36:25 How Geraldine got into this line of work

 

37:20 Geraldine’s work with Climate Ride was mentioned in Seth Godin’s Ted Talk

 

41:30 Shannon’s closing thoughts

Links

 

Geraldine's Web page- Focused Business Coaching

 

Course: Ditch Your Money Hang-ups with Geraldine Carter

 

Geraldine on Facebook

 

Focused Business Coaching on Facebook

 

Geraldine on LinkedIn

 

Geraldine on Google+

 

Climate Ride Website

 

YouTube Video: Ted Talk: The Tribes We Lead- Seth Godin

The Connected Teacher Facebook Group

 

Follow The Connected Teacher on Youtube

 

Book a Consultation Call with Shannon

 

Mama Nurture Teacher Training (RPYT)

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