Tax and bookkeeping have not been my forte....Tralalala....
Sometimes I'd just prefer it would just disappear....Yet it's such a key component to a healthy business, and healthy life.
So how can tax and finances impact our health? Well for me it's stress, huge, huge amounts of stress. The more I Ostrich it (head in the sand) the worse the subliminal stress gets. I get this horrible feeling when I do my tax, it's like a little wizened vulture takes over my body and the whole body contracts in a ball. It's a gross feeling.
Last year I had a tax backlog of a few years and the mind pressure was astounding. It was a horrible thing, and I'm sure some people could feel my internal turmoil. It was large. I received the intuitive message 'Do your tax so your house can sell' so I had to front up to it and get it done. My intuition was spot on, as I had to get my tax up to date 100% to get all the paperwork through. We only had 3 weeks settlement so everything had to be ship shape.
I made tax my friend, signed up for MyGov and went to lots of tax and business workshops to help make things work better for me. But it still brings up some stuff for me.
Right now I'm going through my 2019-20 tax, as I need to get this done to sort out finance as we are currently renting and looking to buy a new place to create a healing centre with the horses. We are currently renting right in Dunsborough, across from one of the local pubs and let's just say the novelty of living in a nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights is wearing thin. Especially as my brain tunes into the music and comments
'Hey, this is actually a really good DJ set'
'Why are they playing music that I used to listen to when I was 20, is the modern music that bad?'
and my 40 year old body is saying 'Hey, you need to go to sleep at 830pm to function girl'
So right now I'm looking at my diary from 2019 and I'm reconnecting with myself at that time, her hopes, her dreams, her trying, her times of illness and struggle and I have a feeling of sadness and limitless compassion for this person. I'm feeling it in my heart and my belly and it's such a strong emotion that I needed to write about it.
Doing my bookwork for my business is a bit like a performance review, assessing whether something is viable or not, how much was spent on education, insurance and running costs. It puts everything down into nuts and bolts, black and white.
What isn't tangible is the people that were assisted, the lives impacted by the work offered, the healing work that people were seeking and integrated.
So on this day after International Women's Day I offer my 2019 self endless compassion and thank her for keeping on going, even though there were lots of speed bumps and tough times spent alone.
Thankyou to all the women out there that have a dream and travel through all sorts of journeys to bring their vision into reality, that birth through their creative energy. Whether it's children, businesses or ideas that are birthed, I honour and witness your joys of creation.
Keep creating ladies!
PS Don't forget your bookwork and ask for help if you need it.
I have an ace tax spreadsheet if you need one. Just send me a pm with your email and I'll send it through.