Steps to Financial Success We have a house down the street with a sign that says “Coming Soon”. The sign has been there for months. The yard is a disaster and keeps getting worse. What if they didn’t mow the yard all summer? You couldn’t use just any lawn mower to handle it. You would need special equipment. The neighbors have already complained about snakes and other critters, so it could be dangerous. I am sure after mowing, everything would look dead. What if you never maintained your financials? What would happen? Not only would you not know how you are doing as a business, it would be quite challenging and expensive to clean up.