How I Built Plum Tree Money: December 2020

how I built plum tree money december 2020

This blog series is all about my experience starting and growing Plum Tree Money.  Follow along as I make mistakes, learn a lot, share how I do things, and help self-employed creatives build financial stability and freedom.  

Here are previous posts in this series: November 2020 | October 2020 | September 2020 | August 2020 | July 2020 | June 2020 | May 2020

Major Life and Business wins for December 2020:

  • Used one-on-one and group coworking to stay focused and productive as possible
  • I’ve been showing up for the twice weekly Money Co-Working and Q&A events in the Plum Tree Community 💜.
  • Put the full maximum allowed $6,000 contribution in my Roth IRA after selling $1500 random investments I had, and pulling the rest from savings.

Goals + Intentions for December 2020 were:

  • Create a strong system and structure for publishing Creatives Do Money podcast
  • Make it through the month without losing my mind
  • Client work complete, clients delighted and surprised

Skills Im working on:

  • Moving past limiting thoughts and beliefs with Thought Work
  • Letting go of perfectionism.
  • Staying focused and positive when things feel a bit stuck with Plum Tree Money

What I got done in December 2020:

Where I was in the weeds:

  • Trying to stay positive as business and life slows down while COVID-19 surges again
  • Struggling with chronic insomnia, anxiety, and depressive bouts
  • Feeling unsure of the direction of Plum Tree Money and how best to serve

Current biggest challenge:

  • Juggling priorities.
  • Getting to the important rather than urgent tasks
  • Staying positive and using the skills I already have to do so


Income (dollars in the bank, not invoices sent)

Total: $339.25


Total: $114.79


On the horizon: January 2020

  • Product at least 4 podcast episodes
  • Twice weekly Money Co-Working and Q&A events in the Plum Tree Community 💜
  • Regular networking work each week, emails, social media connection, word of mouth
  • Client work complete, clients delighted and surprised

And that’s a wrap for this month!

Nothing tickles me more than a self-employed creative reaching their goals! What’s been one major win for you in your business in December 2020?

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