UWR 014 Putting yourself first before it’s too late

In today’s episode, I am speaking about putting yourself first before it’s too late, so let’s dive in.
Now, many of you listening to this podcast will, I’m sure, be familiar with Profit First, the book by Mike Michalowicz, and the cash flow management system that I run my business on as well as my clients’ businesses. It is incredibly powerful. If you have not read it yet and would like a copy of the five core chapters, do head over to annetteandco.co.uk/pfbook , and I’ll send you a copy in PDF. I will also put this link in the show notes for you. 

Well, the premise of Profit First is that you pay yourself first from your business, and of course, I share a lot of tips on this podcast on how to make that a reality for you. Paying ourselves first in our business is so important so that we can ensure its survival. Because if we don’t ensure that we are taking out what we want from the business, then we end up not only resentful, but ultimately it means that our business will need to shut its doors because we cannot feed our family on Facebook likes and financial losses.

Running profit first in your business is a way of putting yourself first in your business from a financial perspective, but there are other perspectives that I want to speak about today. I have recently started exercising every day, and it has been a game changer for me. I am eating better. I am sleeping better. I have greater mental clarity. I am putting myself first in my day, every single day. I get up early before the kids are up and the house is moving, and I get my exercise in. I put myself first.

For me, this has become incredibly important, both for my physical health and also for my mental health, as well as my business’s health. Because when I am the healthiest version of myself I can be, it can only have a positive effect on my business because there is so much of me in my business. Putting myself first every day is paying off.

I think it is so important to make sure that we are doing something every single day that is putting ourselves first. I would love for you to let me know what that is that you are doing to put yourself first or what you have decided that you are going to change in order to do that. Do you send me a DM on social media and let me know what you are doing to put yourself first or what you are going to change so that you are putting yourself first.

You are the most important person in your business, and you need to make sure you are taking care of yourself, and you are looking after yourself. You don’t only benefit yourself, you benefit the business, and you benefit those around you, too, whether that be your family or your team.

I hope that this episode has been an incredibly useful reminder to put yourself first in all areas so that you can run a strong business and ultimately have a fulfilling life in all areas. 

Thank you so much for listening. Until next time, let’s find the clarity in your numbers, increase your wealth, and get more money in your pocket.


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Annette Ferguson 

Owner of Annette & Co. - Chartered Accountants & Certified Profit First Professionals. Helping online service-based entrepreneurs find clarity in their numbers, increase wealth and have more money in their pockets.