Hey there listener!
I’m so excited to introduce someone I love and admire. Sheila Hansen is on the podcast! We’re chatting money mindset.
Ooo. Did you cringe? Did your gut drop a little? Why IS it that money can make us feel so weird? That’s why Sheila’s work is such a gift. She focuses on mindset around money instead of just dollars and cents.
Sheila has her own business, Sheila Hansen LLC, that helps small businesses, especially service-based businesses, make sense of their money.
- Sheila and her husband, Bo, live on five acres near Omaha, Nebraska with their three boys.
- Sheila loves country living but still being close enough to a city to enjoy all it has to offer.
- She originally thought she’d be a teacher, but loved her high school accounting classes. She enjoys her position now and personally teaching people about their finances.
- Sheila studied accounting at UN Lincoln and climbed the public accounting ladder. Starting a family changed her career outlook! A miscarriage shifted her focus and gave her the courage to start her own business.
- I mention a previous podcast guest: Robin Boudreau of No Foot Too Small and Honoring Angels
- Every business has a different start! Sheila worked as an assistant with her husband while she built her business.
- Money mindset is so important to Sheila! She challenges us to think about money messages we observed growing up and how they affect us today.
- Sheila says to turn into your body’s intuition and to question that “icky” feeling you get when you think about money.
- “Money comes money goes but it will always flow!”
- There are a couple of steps to get started before reaching out to a professional like Sheila. You need basic data so someone can help!
- Get a business bank account
- Get some way to track data (A spreadsheet at the very least but she recommends Quickbooks)
- When should you hire a professional for money matters? Reflect on the value of your time. Just because you can do something yourself doesn’t mean you should! Sheila says that anyone with needs beyond basic W-2 tax preparation should hire a professional for their taxes.
- When should you hire an employee? This depends on your model. Consider the potential of growth by bringing someone on. You don’t have to go all in! You can start with a contractor, or hire someone who wants flexible hours.
- Price on your value, not your hours. Know your ideal audience.
- Sheila recommends the Biz Chicks Podcast and was a guest on the coaching episode. She said the book The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks helped her mindset.