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I love working from home and networking online.
With face to face networking events, no matter how much I enjoyed them, a lot of people in a room drained my energy.
It can feel just as overwhelming doing your tax. All those receipts, unfamiliar language, what you can do, what you can’t do.
This is my guide to enjoying networking and tax as an introvert.
These three elements are the Networking Events Core:
It’s easier to be around lots of people if they’re ‘your’ people, not warm-white-wine-with-waffle types. It’s easier to do your bookkeeping if you understand what is right for your business, what to do with those receipts and whether you can take that expense off your tax bill.
It’s easier to be around lots of people if you want to help them and you’re a good fit, not a creative square peg in a corporate round hole. It’s easier to do your accounts when you have a system in place so record-keeping fits effortlessly into your life and business.
It’s easier to be around lots of people if you enjoy being there, helping people who fit your business and being relaxed and at ease. It’s easier to master your money as a business or freelancer when you have great flow and can relax knowing you have the tax and legal obligations covered.
Action: Commit to only going to networking events that you enjoy
Creating your networking and tax ritual is the next step.
A ritual is internal calm. It provides structure and safety.
You can create a ritual that is the same for all events or a different ritual for each networking group. Try both and see what works.
Let me share my networking event and tax ritual. I have the same ritual for both.
Networking events are so much better now.
I don’t dread them like I used to and I feel confident and enjoy every one.
My clients start with a ritual of Tax = Cake as a reward for taking the responsibility to transform their business money management and creating a bookkeeping system that works.