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To Be Successful, Know Yourself

On October 15th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Awards, Marketing by 0 Comment

If you want to be successful in business, regardless of the area of expertise in which you operate, you need to know yourself and embrace who you are. As a serial entrepreneur and now the owner of a virtual accounting business I learned long ago to embrace my uniqueness. What do I mean by that?..

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Power and Tenderness as Leadership Qualities

On October 8th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting business I have a staff of virtual accountants. We are not all in the same office or even the same state. I’ve found that business leaders need to balance both power and tenderness if they want to get the best out of their teams. Regardless of whether you’re..

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A Triple Braided Cord

On October 6th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

As any sailor knows, three strands that are woven or braided together are hard to break. You can count on them to hold when conditions get rough. Each sail has its own kind of line that is designed to function best for the stress and strain it will undergo. A good crew knows which line..

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Encourage a Client Call-Back

On October 2nd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

My virtual accounting business has been in a “feast” mode since the first of the year. CPAs are recommending us to their clients and those are easy inquiries to convert to clients. This has led to a growth spurt in both clients and virtual accounting staff. Prior to this, though, especially when I was in..

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Your 5 Words

On September 29th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever tried to describe your personal philosophy about life in just five words? It’s a challenging exercise. Could you do it? I picked my 5 words over 20 years ago. They are: Live – Really experience life; don’t just exist Love – That’s why we were created Laugh – Life’s too short not..

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That Was Easy!

On September 22nd, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

One of my friends is fond of saying “Nothing is ever easy!” She expects things to be complex, confusing, and filled with difficulties. Guess what? For her, they often are! One of the unwritten laws of life is you get what you expect to get. If you expect problems, you’ll surely find them. Instead why..

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

On September 15th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are you like I was? I could take anything and make it complicated! Now I’m learning to let go and keep everything as simple as possible. Here are some simple thoughts: Having a system or pattern helps keep it simple. More simple often means less stress. Simple means you carry less baggage with you. There..

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Is It Wise?

On September 8th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes asking ourselves the right question will save us from making a lot of mistakes. When trying to make a decision we’ll often ask ourselves questions like: Is it right or wrong? Is it good or bad? Is it legal or illegal? Those are good questions, but they don’t go far enough. Some things are..

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Do You Outgrow?

On September 1st, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

All of life is about growth. When a seed is planted in the ground, it begins to grow. The minute you were conceived, you started to grow. Unless you grow, you die. As a human being, you have been endowed with an amazing capacity not only to grow, but to outgrow. There are seeds planted..

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Changed Thinking Changes Everything!

On August 25th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Does your brain ever get stuck believing something that isn’t true? “I’m not good enough or smart enough.” “I’m too short or too tall or too fat or too thin.” “I’m not enough or I’m too much.” “That will be too hard for me to do.” On one level you may know it is not..

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