Let's Talk About Setting Intentional Income Goals In Your Big-Hearted Business

Let's Talk About Setting Intentional Income Goals In Your Big-Hearted Business

Money. We either love talking about it, or we don’t.

I fall in the camp of loving to talk about it. Not because I’m obsessed with it or think money is the epitome of success, happiness, and joy, but because I’ve found that it’s by being open about money, by not being afraid to ask tough questions, and by holding space for honest conversations that we’re able to feel more confident in our ability to make and manage it, and navigate all of the money blocks and fears we face along the way too.

So often we have money beliefs that we have been holding onto for years that are not serving us in the pursuit of a wholehearted creative life.

It’s too hard and too complicated to make a stable and secure living as a creative business owner.

I’m not good enough in my work to be able to make the living I want to.

I’m a starving artist, I shouldn’t expect to make a good living if I want to pursue creative work.

It’s selfish and greedy to want to make a lot of money, so I don’t won't even try.

Financially stability and success is for other people, not me.

We all have them - stories we’ve been telling ourselves about money that can be so deep rooted within us that sometimes we don’t even realise the ways that they are holding us back.

And I’ve found that a really good place to start when it comes to getting more focused and less overwhelmed and afraid when it comes to money as a creative business owner is to get super specific on how much you want to make, how much you’re currently making, and how you’re actually going to work towards your income goals along the way.

So today I want to share with you how I set intentional income goals in my business in the hopes of encouraging you to find a way that works best for you to do so too.

Five Ways Ego Can Hold You Back From Building An Impactful, Fulfilling, & Sustainable Creative Life

Five Ways Ego Can Hold You Back From Building An Impactful, Fulfilling, & Sustainable Creative Life

With my clients we talk a lot about ego and the ways it can hold us back in our big-hearted business along the way.

Ego shows up for us all - in the stories we tell about ourselves and others, in our expectations about how we want things to be, in the way we respond and react to highs and lows along the way, and in the way we show up to our business each day too. 

Today I want to share with you five of the ways ego can hold you back from building an impactful, fulfilling, and sustainable creative life, but before we jump in I also want to share that one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my own journey and walking with my clients in theirs is that we have to show ourselves grace when it comes to the ways ego shows up in our journey along the way. We’re only human after all, and every single one of us faces ego flare ups in this journey - it doesn’t serve us to beat ourselves up for it, or feel shame and guilt around it either. Instead, it’s an opportunity to grow, to be bigger than our ego, and to be more intentional in our creative work and life.

So just a little encouragement from me to you in case you recognise yourself in any of these next five steps - it’s absolutely a-okay if you do. I’ve never met a creative - myself included - who doesn’t experience some of these from time to time. But it’s when we recognise them and then do the work to be bigger than them that I truly believe we can build an impactful, fulfilling, and sustainable creative life along the way. 

Six Things That Make Me A Stronger, Braver, More Intentional Business Owner

Six Things That Make Me A Stronger, Braver, More Intentional Business Owner

Running a big hearted business is way more than just having a career.

It pushes us to grow, develop, and challenge ourselves in ways we may never have before. Through running and building my business for the past two and a half years, I’ve had the opportunity to grow in ways that have really pushed me to become a stronger, braver, and more intentional human along the way and I’m so grateful for all of that growth and so excited for all of the growth ahead to come too. 

Today I want to share with you the six things that really support and hold space for me to be a stronger, braver, and more intentional business owner, in the hopes they can hold some space for you to explore the things that support you to truly thrive along the way too.