Sometimes you are forced into paying attention to cashflow, and one of those times for me is right now. Even more importantly for me is that I am the sole bread-winner, so I don’t have a choice; whether I want to curl up in bed in a foetal position or not is irrelevant! Hence why it’s been a little quiet on the blog front of late, and it may stay that way for a little while longer yet.
Whilst there are quite a few irons in the fire right now (and if they all come off at the same time then I’ll have a different issue, it’s called time management!), the cashflow I had forecast and expected has vaporised, just like that. All entrepreneurial mothers, get used to it, it does happen to all of us at one time or other.
How has this happened?
The answer is layered and never simple, but a few key learnings that have come to the surface are:
– sometimes, it is just about the timing
– sometimes it is not, and it’s the time to ascertain what not to do again
– not to only rely on others, as their sense of urgency can be a whole lot different to yours
– when you know you should be doing something, but you allow others to talk you out of it… don’t. Follow your instinct, then you can have no one else to blame if it does not work, but you won’t go down wondering either
– marry someone rich!! only joking
This will make for a fabulous case-study in the not too distant future, and will certainly provide rich fodder for a new chapter of upcoming, still in planning mode book.