“I think a lot of times we look at living elevated in a financial way, but for me, it’s more about what you’re doing with your time and who you’re spending it with.” – Kelly Cahen
Do you find it challenging to balance your business and personal life without neglecting self-care?
Kelly Cahen’s journey began unexpectedly in the beauty industry where her intuitive decisions and passion for hairstyling grew into a thriving career. But as she grew her business, she discovered a pressing need for financial literacy in the world of entrepreneurship, particularly in the hair industry. This realization led her to write “Scissors Make Cents” sharing her knowledge in a practical, accessible way. Kelly’s unique perspective balances the joy of self-care with the seriousness of budgeting.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “Balancing Business, Budgeting, and Self-Care with Kelly Cahen“ so you can not only scale your business, but uplevel your quality of life too. If you want to know how to balance intuition in your business with practical skills, then this episode is for you!
Tune in to hear:
- Kelly’s journey from theater major to hairdresser, coach, author, and business guru
- How to create balance in your life and business through delegation
- The importance of knowing the numbers in your business and discipline for budgeting
- Why you need to keep a mindful approach to spending your time
Balancing Business, Budgeting, and Self-Care with Kelly Cahen
Make Finance Fun
For entrepreneurs, understanding where your money is coming from and where it’s going is key to sustainability. QuickBooks or similar software usually track your spending after the fact. Kelly suggests this is where many business owners make a mistake; instead, they should be planning their finances before spending.
By giving each dollar you earn a job or purpose, you lessen the risk of impulse spending. You start spending with intentionality and start feeling more in control of your financial situations.
In an society where multitasking is often praised as a skill, it’s easy to overlook the potential downsides. Kelly stresses the importance of delegation, equating it to a critical aspect of self-care.
One of the ways Kelly has elevated her business approach is by recognizing that some tasks don’t necessarily need her direct involvement. When you automate and delegate tasks, it frees up time and resources for you to focus on the core areas of your business.
Bring Mindfulness into Everyday Tasks
Where we typically associate self-care with activities like bubble baths or pedicures, Kelly advises transforming the mundane into the meditative. Bring intention to daily tasks: before sipping your morning coffee, take a moment of gratitude or set an ambition for the day.
Balancing Business, Budgeting, and Self-Care with Kelly Cahen
[04:28] Why Kelly decided to start coaching and write her book, “Scissors Make Cents“
[08:04] How your intuition plays into having a successful business.
[10:09] How to combat embarrassment and confusion about money management.
[15:34] Strategies Kelly recommends to create financial control and empowerment.
[21:49] How to find a balance between spending and saving.
[26:58] Why Kelly uses the delegation of tasks to help live a more mindful life.
[36:38] How to stay authentic to yourself as a business owner.
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