At B.O.S.S. Consulting, we work with small business owners and community leaders to help them identify any fears that may impact how they operate as individuals and how they perform in their organizations. For many people, finances are a major obstacle – even the thought of discussing money can make them freeze up. But left unchecked, these financial feelings can prevent you from fully knowing how your organization is operating.
Not sure if this applies to you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Do you feel uncomfortable discussing finances – even with those closest to you?
- Have you put off a financial decision for too long (and then suffered the consequences of avoiding making that decision)?
- Does looking at QuickBooks or your Profit & Loss report give you anxiety?
If you answered “yes” to those questions, I have bad news for you – you’re a very normal human being who, like everyone else, just needs a little support.
So how can you overcome these paralyzing feelings?
The first step is acknowledging how you feel about money. It’s difficult, but look inside yourself and try to understand where those feelings are coming from. When you’ve had bad experiences with the financial world (or you don’t have a lot of experience and are self-conscious of that fact), it can amplify your fears and lead to decision paralysis which can have negative consequences for your organization. So take the courageous next step, and reach out for support. You and your organization will benefit from it.
Who can you talk to about this in a judgment free way? B.O.S.S Consulting! Let’s set up a time to talk about how we can help you build a better relationship with money.