Are you a service-based or digital product-based solopreneur? Are you currently side-hustlin’ with a dream to go full-time? Or are you a new full-time entrepreneur trying to find your financial footing?
I hear you, you have a lot going on. You’re building the business of your dreams! The clients are rolling in, customers are sweeping up your products, and you’re finally feeling like you can make this work.
But here’s the problem.
Without the proper money systems in place, all of that success is going to waste. The money you earn is being lost amongst “higher priorities” and the “I’ll sit down and deal with that later” excuses.
I understand why you’re putting it off. This stuff can be a pain. And the longer you hold off on it, the bigger the burden gets, and the harder it is to start.
My professional background is accounting. I double majored in accounting and finance while interning at a CPA firm. After graduation, I gave an additional year of my life to public accounting as a staff accountant at that same firm. Somewhere during that mess, I realized I hated it.
So 20+ bookkeeping accounts and 260+ tax returns later, I've transitioned out of the public accounting world. But I've taken one vital lesson with me: Financial systems are important for every business owner, even the home-based solopreneur.
Which is why I found a new love for it, outside of the traditional accounting world. I’ve realized why I felt called to accounting all those years ago, when I was a lost college freshman with no idea what I wanted to do in life.
I learned it all, so you don’t have to. I got my degree in accounting so you don’t have to. I’ve driven deep into the money systems world to test, trial, and struggle…so you don’t have to.
My mission is this:
I teach service & digital product-based solopreneur girlbosses like you how to end your battle with money so you can achieve cash flow peace and create the life and business of your dreams.
I believe that when you make money your first priority, it becomes the last thing on your mind.
As in, once you prioritize the importance of these systems and this education, you’ll find a freedom that you may not have ever experienced before. You’ll realize that, by facing your money, you don’t even have to worry about it anymore. It’s no longer a burden in the back of your mind, because you know you’ve taken care of it!
This process doesn't have to be that painful! I like to have fun, so my explanations are sometimes ridiculous (yet helpful!), my concepts are backed with visuals, and pictures of my dog are everywhere.
Flash is using his donut toy as a pillow.
How cute is that?! He'll make sticking around here worth it.
I'm here to bring you confidence, clarity, and number-smarts in the simplest way possible. Because if you're a fellow Lazypreneur, your ultimate goal is to free up time and make your life simpler.
See? I understand you. (Because I AM you!)
So stick around, and explore a little!
The "Lazy" Source?
I wasn't raised to be lazy. I'm the product of two incredibly hardworking people. I've seen hard work and discipline and pure grit in action.
But I'm also lazy. At my core. This made things difficult, but my hardworking parents were not going to let me waste my life away.
I was going to graduate high school with the best grades and scholarships I could get (Asian mom), get a useful college degree, and get a stable full time job with long-term learning opportunities. Sounds great, right? I thought so.
The annoying part was, I had to actually accomplish those things.
When you're too lazy to get up and pee when you've got to go, it's really hard to graduate college with Honors.
When you need a nap 2 hours after you woke up from a 9-hour sleep, it's really hard to go work 48 days in a row during tax season.
But it had to be done, so I did what I could to make it easier. I'd say I've learned a few things.
As such, everything I teach will be through the lens of simplicity, efficiency, and, when applicable, automation.
I'm a huge advocate for strategizing with scalability in mind, and I firmly believe the best way to do this is to establish efficient systems.
This makes things easier and faster and works wonders for stress management.
It also can keep lazy butts like mine in check.
Fun fact: My prop is a Harry Potter book but at the time I hadn't read HP yet. It just matched the owl necklace.
Here's the exciting (or boring, if you're mean) part!
10 things about me ...though I cheat on number 10.
My name is Katie Scott. It's actually Katharine (with an 'a' after the 'h') but I'm saving that for later in life just because I feel old when people call me that.
I've lived in Florida all my life. It's hot. People drive bad. But it's a great place to live.
I married my college sweetheart, Michael, on May 20, 2017. (Yes, that means I'm married to a Michael Scott. Shout out to fans of The Office, but I've never watched it. Sorry.)
I was a double major and earned my B.S. in Accounting and Finance. I based that decision off of my love for journal entries in the principles level accounting class. Boy was I in for a surprise. Accounting got hard. Finance got weird.
I have an obsessive-addictive-fanatic personality. When I come across something new I love, I dive deep. So I watch movies on endless repeat, I listen to Pentatonix songs until I memorize every sound (even though I have zero ability to sing), I’ll dedicate 72 strong hours to a video game (and then abandon it out of nowhere), I’ll spend obnoxious amounts of money on new hobbies (which is what got me into budgeting), and so, so, SO much more. It’s a blessing and a curse.
My three main food groups are Chocolate, Chicken Wings, and Sweet Tea. This is not a fitness blog.
I have a borderline unhealthy love for all dogs. (My dog is a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix and his name is Flash. You will see many pictures of him around because he's the cutiest cute of all the cutes.)
My favorite book of all time is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. My favorite series is The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. (Psst, I've got more book recommendations here!)
I'm half-Taiwanese, but I only like rice 5% of the time and I use chopsticks as well as an earthworm would.
RANDOM THINGS I LOVE: Sharpie Pens, Spreadsheets, Megamind, Star Wars, budgets, organizing, sewing mini-plushies, tactical knives, hot sauce, Miyazaki movies, Team Ico games, Avatar the Last Airbender, Pepsi, Prague, and the word "penultimate."
And there you have it! A glimpse into the biz and a glimpse into the hodgepodge soul that is me.
If you have any questions, comments, or just want to connect over something we might have in common, please please please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'd love to get to know you, now that you've learned a bit about me!
- Katie Scott