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Why Self Care is Essential for Business Success?

If you want your business to be successful, you need to have a Self Care Plan aka Profit Plan. A Self Care Plan is a roadmap that helps you become more intentional with your profit and removes doubt. When determining your Self Care Plan percentages, consider your business and personal goals. Do you want to retire early? Grow your business quickly? To track your Self Care Plan, we recommend having at least one separate bank account in order to segregate funds from your normal operating account. Having a  Self Care Plan will help keep you on track to reach your financial goals.


There are many different goals that I have for both my business and personal life. On the professional front, some of my main goals include increasing my knowledge of my industry and building strong relationships with clients. I am always looking for new ways to improve my skills, whether it’s through training programs, conferences, or one-on-one coaching sessions. In addition, I make a point of connecting with key contacts in order to build a strong network of support.

At a more personal level, some of the things that I am working toward include spending more time with family, deepening friendships, and exploring new hobbies and interests. For me, these goals are just as important as my business endeavors, since they help to keep me balanced and motivated throughout the year. Whether it’s taking a weekend trip with loved ones or learning a new skill, having something to look forward to helps me stay focused and driven in all aspects of my life. Ultimately, regardless of whether they are professional or personal in nature, my goals are what keep me going day after day.

Do you want to retire early?

Retiring early has become a major goal for many people. Not only is it an opportunity to enjoy more time doing the things you love, but it can also give you extra financial security in the event of unexpected circumstances. To retire early, however, you will need to save aggressively and invest your money wisely. You will also need to consider how much income you would like to have once you retire, and then use this number as a benchmark for your savings efforts. There are a variety of resources and tools available to help estimate how much money you will need in retirement, and reassessing these numbers on a regular basis can keep you on track towards achieving your goals. Overall, being well-prepared for retirement is key to guaranteeing that you can enjoy your golden years worry-free and on your own terms!

Grow your business quickly?

There are a number of strategies that business owners can use to grow their companies quickly. One of the most effective methods is to invest in marketing and advertising campaigns. Whether you choose to increase your social media presence, launch a new ad campaign, or start sponsoring local events, putting time and resources into marketing can give your brand a significant boost. Another effective approach is to expand geographically. By opening new stores or offices in new areas, you can tap into an entirely new customer base and start growing your business even faster. Additionally, investing in training and development programs can allow you to attract new talent and maximize the skills of your existing employees. With these strategies, it is possible for any business owner to take their company to the next level and grow their business quickly.

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By writing down your goals and making them specific, it will be easier for you to stay motivated. For example, if I wanted my husband to retire by this year then all he would need is $5k per month from me which we could easily achieve with just one paycheck each now that’s how much clarity can help! You don’t want any confusion on what needs doing when so write everything clearly – even the time frames are great because they show us where there might potentially lag in progress otherwise (i e: If something takes 6 months instead than 2).

Self Care Plan

There are a number of key components that make up an effective Self Care Plan.

Paying yourself

The first and most important element is the allocation of funds to pay yourself and any other key stakeholders in your business. Whether you take a fixed salary or set aside a certain percentage of profits for this purpose, it is critical to have a consistent and stable income stream in order to cover all your basic expenses.

Emergencies Fund

Another essential part of any profit plan is funding for emergencies, such as unexpected repairs or other unplanned costs. This ensures that you always have adequate cash on hand to deal with any issues that may arise.


Along with these more practical elements, a sound profit plan must also factor in investment and growth strategies. In order for your business to continue to thrive over the long-term, it is important to continually seek out new opportunities for growth and expansion. This might mean reinvesting profits into initiatives that will help drive productivity or launch new product lines.


Additionally, a healthy profit plan should recognize the importance of having some funds set aside specifically for leisure and entertainment purposes. Whether it’s travel, hobbies, or buying gifts for loved ones, it’s all too easy to forget about our own happiness while focusing exclusively on work-related priorities.


Retirement & pay-off debit are important aspects of the business that need to be considered when creating the profit plan. The retirement & pay-off debit section of the plan should include a timeline for when the business expects to achieve profitability. It should also detail how much debt the business intends to pay off each month.

Give to Give

One way to do this is to give back to charity. By donating a percentage of their profits to charitable organizations, businesses can boost their bottom line while also making a positive impact on the world. Not only does this help the business to fulfill its social responsibilities, but it can also attract customers who are interested in supporting companies that give back to the community. In addition, giving to charity can help businesses to build positive relationships with local and global nonprofits. When done correctly, a profit plan that includes giving back to charity can be a win-win for both the business and the world at large.

Estimate Taxes

When creating a profit plan, it’s important to consider all potential sources of revenue, including estimates for taxes. Taxes can have a big impact on your bottom line, so it’s crucial to get an accurate estimate of what you’ll owe each year. There are a few different ways to estimate your taxes, but the most important thing is to be as realistic as possible. Otherwise, you could end up with a nasty surprise come tax time. Once you have a good estimate of your tax liability, you can start planning how to use those funds to grow your business. With a little careful planning, you can ensure that taxes don’t take a bite out of your profits.

What do I need to figure out how much for each Self Care Item?

Take your monthly Revenue which is your Gross Income minus your Expenses will give your Net Profit. Net Profit the money will divide between all the categories.

Pay yourself 30% to 60%

Emergency Plan 2% to 3%

Investment 5% to 35%

Future 1% to 7%

Fun 1% to 5%

Give to Give 1% to 10%

Estimate Taxes 25% to 30%

Probably wonder why some are such big differences. Because depends on your goals.

Goal Option 1: Grow Business, Give Back, Retire Early, & Travel

Pay Yourself 30%

Emergency Plan 3%

Investment 20%

Future 7%

Fun 5%

Give to Give 10%

Estimate Taxes 25%

You can see you don’t pay yourself as much but you Invest in your business to grow quickly and plan for retirement and Travel.

Goal Option 2: Paying yourself and Investing

Pay Yourself 60%

Emergency Plan 1%

Investment 6%

Future 1%

Fun 1%

Give to Give 1%

Estimate Taxes 30%

You can see you that pay yourself and still invest in your business.

Goal Option 3: Grow Business Fast

Pay Yourself 30%

Emergency Plan 3%

Investment 35%

Future 3%

Fun 2%

Give to Give 2%

Estimate Taxes 25%

Many focus on Investing in your business to grow as fast as you can.

So, there you have it! A basic guide to creating a self-care plan for your business. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, but it will give you a good starting point. Remember to use our free Self Care Plan Calculator to help make the process easier. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help from professionals when you need it – that’s what we’re here for! Are you feeling overwhelmed by this process? Contact us today and let us help steer your business in the right direction.

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I’m an expert QuickBooks Online Bookkeeper, a nerd when it comes to the numbers, and my obsession is teaching business owner their numbers so be confident on grow their business (without it taking over their life).

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