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Grow Up!

On February 16th, 2016, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Life happens and sometimes you just have to deal with it. We’ve all had things happen that we didn’t plan would, we didn’t want or we didn’t expect. Maybe you lost a big client or contract, had a key employee leave or suffered a health setback. How do you deal with it? Learn the lesson;..

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Packing For 2016

On December 30th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

The winter holidays are always a time of reflection. As this year ends and we move into a new year, decide what you will take with you and what you will leave behind. Take memories; leave regrets. Take lessons; leave pain. Take wisdom; leave failure. Take forgiveness; leave guilt. Take compassion; leave judgment. Take faith;..

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Do You Need a Nudge?

On December 1st, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

If you’re an entrepreneur or business professional, your life is busy. Sometimes it may be crazy busy! At times like that your best laid plans for the day can get juggled around by surprise opportunities or things that don’t go as planned or any one of a dozen other reasons. The result is that a..

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Act Like A Two-Year Old!

On October 20th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Most two-year old children have a small vocabulary and a favorite word: WHY? They accept nothing at first glance and question everything! “That’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t satisfy the curiosity of a toddler and it shouldn’t satisfy you either. Not every time, but at least annually, you should explore the concept of..

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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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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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