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Lofty tax-day goals for 2008

I’ve read a LOT of photography books in the last few years. I’m embarrassed to say that I thought all along I had to be a great photographer to run this photo business.

My goal for 2008 is to know exactly where my money is, where it’s going and how to best to run this business using that information to guide me. That’s a HUGE goal for a girl whose philosophy regarding any kind of use of numbers since junior high math class was, “Nah, there’ll always be a cute boy around who will do it for me.”

So I got some books to help me, and I’ve been talking to anyone who will listen about how I might accomplish this goal and I’m posting it on my blog to hold myself accountable to the task.

It’s just time. As Michael Gerber puts it, my photography business has entered adolescence. So here’s what’s replacing my Kappa Book Club reading list for this month as I prepare to enter financial counseling with my accountant in another couple of months:

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • The E-Myth Revisited; Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Total Money Makeover; A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
  • Advice for Photographers: The Next Step by Al Weber
  • The War of Art; Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield (who, btw, writes fantastic novels!)

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  • christine - Jeff and Lora, thank you so much! they’ll be the very next two I’ll read!ReplyCancel

  • Lora - I’m dropping a copy of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker. Enjoy!!!ReplyCancel

  • christine - thanks — I’m going to pick that one up, too!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff Verges - Try the Cash Flow Quadrant by Kiyosaki. It is a good follow up to Rich DadReplyCancel

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