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A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Hosted by Jamie Glowacki, Author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" and the soon to be released title, "Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years―No Time-outs Needed"

May 7, 2022

Tiffany Higgins is a CPA, mother of five, and owner of the “Stay-at-Home Bookkeeper Academy,” a program that walks you through the process of setting up and running your own bookkeeping business from home, even if you do not have any previous bookkeeping experience. If you’re a stay-at-home parent who’s ever contemplated starting your own business from home or having a flexible, lucrative career that also allows for plenty of valuable family time, today’s interview is a must-listen! 

Tiffany breaks down how you can “have your cake and eat it too,” and shares her own story of leaving the corporate world to start her business. She speaks about balancing family life and work life, and offers her advice to separate the two so that you can be fully present no matter what you’re doing. She also discusses the importance of hiring the right help at home so that you can maximize your work productivity and actually enjoy quality time with your kids once you’ve packed up for the day, rather than feeling bogged down in chores. This is especially true coming off of the pandemic.

Next, Tiffany reviews the “Stay-at-Home Bookkeeper” program, and explains how you can earn $40,000 per year and only work about 10 hours per week. We chat about shifting to the “entrepreneurial” mindset, embracing mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow, and her philosophy that anybody can become a bookkeeper. She dispels the myth that you have to be good at math to be a successful bookkeeper, then shares some of her favorite success stories, and explains why bookkeepers are so incredibly important and high in demand. 

We wrap up by comparing our homeschooling experiences, and Tiffany invites listeners to check out her website or Facebook group to see if stay-at-home bookkeeping is the right fit for you!

Thank you so much for listening. I appreciate your patronage more than I can say. For more information on my potty training and parenting resources, please visit the links below. Thanks for listening!

 

The Finer Details of This Episode:

  • Tiffany Higgins is a CPA, mother of five, and owner of the “Stay-at-Home Bookkeeper Academy
  • She walks you through how to set up and run your own bookkeeping business from home, even if you do not have any previous bookkeeping experience
  • Keep work life and family life separate so that you can be fully present no matter what you’re doing
  • This way when you’re with your family, your work will not intrude on that time and you’ll be able to truly enjoy it
  • It’s also important to make sure you have the right help at home, which might mean hiring a housecleaner or childcare provider
  • This allows you to maximize your work productivity and not feel distracted by chores during family time
  • With bookkeeping, you’re able to make about $40,000 per year and only work about 10 hours per week
  • This is a manageable time commitment and also allows you to balance family life or homeschooling
  • You do not need to have any previous bookkeeping experience, and in fact, it’s better to start Tiffany’s program from scratch
  • She teaches how to make the mindset shift to becoming an entrepreneur, and embracing a “growth” mindset
  • Mistakes help us learn and grow
  • There is a common misconception that bookkeepers have to be good at math - you don’t
  • Anyone can be a successful bookkeeper
  • You need to be detail-oriented and organized
  • Two of her favorite success stories of stay-at-home moms who make more now than they did while working full-time
  • Bookkeeping is also a great career for introverts because everything is done online
  • Bookkeepers are very high in demand
  • Tiffany shares her homeschooling experience with her teenager and toddlers
  • She invites listeners to check out her website or Facebook group to see if stay-at-home bookkeeping might be a good fit

 

Quotes

“I started a bookkeeping business, and it literally just changed our entire family's lives in so many ways. So now we help and inspire other moms to do that.”

“When my third daughter was about six months old, I just quit my job. And I just started this business. And I thought, I only need a few clients to make up the difference and keep us where we were. So I'm going to at least go for that. And it really exploded from there.”

“You want to build up walls around yourself when you're working versus when you're with your family. So that way, you can be present no matter what you're doing.”

“It's actually more important to hire help at home than it even is for your business.”

“Getting the right help at home. And realizing you don't have to be Superwoman. You don't have to do everything. And that, for me, has given me a lot of opportunity to actually spend quality time with my kids instead of always working on the cleaning and the cooking.”

“Luckily for the bookkeeping business, you can usually make about $40,000 a year and only have to work about 10 hours a week. So it's a lot less of a time commitment, easier to balance homeschooling.”

“We actually help people understand how to become an entrepreneur, and the mindset shift that's involved with that. How to understand being a business owner, and also how to learn every skill that you need around offering bookkeeping services.”

“We teach everything from scratch. We actually prefer to have people that don't have any prior bookkeeping experience, and guide them through the whole process.”

“A huge common myth, misconception, about being a successful bookkeeper is that you have to be good at math. You don't - I use the calculator for literally everything.”

“We tell people that if you enroll in the program and you follow the steps and you take action, however messy that looks, your success rate is 100%. So you can't fail at this. You can't bomb it unless you just literally don't do anything because we have all the steps and all the support lined out for you.”

“It's a really great job for especially introverts because you don't necessarily have to get on the phone or see anybody in person.”

“The value that bookkeepers provide to business owners is incredibly high. And it makes the sales process really easy.”

“They get 12 full months in the Academy to learn everything and solidify. By the time they graduate, if they have big goals, we set them up to make $100k a year by the time they graduate.”

“For my 16-year-old, we are kind of going into the unschooling format.”

“We're not super pushy or salesy… We always say, We're not taking anybody's money unless we know we can help you.”

 

Links:

Jamie’s Homepage -  www.jamieglowacki.com

Oh Crap! Potty Training – www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU

Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 

www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738

Jamie’s Patreon Page:  www.patreon.com/join/jamieglowacki? 

 

Stay-at-Home Bookkeeper Academy Homepage: www.stayathomebookkeeper.com

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too Facebook Group