goals

Set Small Goals

On December 13th, 2012, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you have a big project that you need to do but can’t seem to get started on? Or just something that you don’t like to do so you put it off? You’re not alone! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! Divide your big project into small bites. Set a..

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Mastering the Call

On November 27th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Talking with prospective clients is a vital skill for business owners. Being effective in this area is crucial to your business success. Most of us don’t really consider ourselves to be in sales – although we all are! Here’s a simple formula for the call: Find out what they’re doing now Find out where they..

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Tips for Avoiding Burn Out

On November 1st, 2012, posted in: Productivity by 0 Comment

Even though the summer was a scorcher, burn out, of course, isn’t about heat, it’s a product of the “all work and no play” syndrome that is so easy to fall into when you’re trying to build or run a successful business. Often the most productive thing you can do is to stop working. Just take..

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

On October 30th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP 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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How Do You Stay On Track?

On October 9th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

If you’re like me, you lay out a plan and run 90 mph toward it. Every once in a while, I find it’s best to put up my own STOP sign and pause to reevaluate what I’m doing, how I’m doing it and why I’m doing it. I need to touch base with my higher..

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Celebrating Mentors: Today is National Mentor Day

On October 2nd, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

If you’re like me, you’ve had several mentors in your life, some male and some female. As a widow, I really appreciate the wise men in my life who have shared the male perspective with me as well as my wonderful female mentors.  Having mentors broadens our view of life to include their life experiences..

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Is Being Balanced a Myth?

On July 24th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

We’ve been told over and over that we should strive for balance. Because of that when we know we’re spending more time in one area of our life, we feel guilty and beat ourselves up for not being balanced. I would propose that there will be many times in your life when you will and..

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Productivity Begins At Home

On July 19th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Not all business owners have the luxury of working from home. As a virtual accountant, I and my staff, all work from home. We mostly interact with our clients via email and telephone. Face-to-face meetings are rare, especially since we have clients nationwide. It does take dedication though to stick to your work tasks when..

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Where Did It Go?

On June 26th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Where does the time go? It’s so easy to plan and organize the day away! For all my good intentions, my to-do list seems longer at day’s end than in the morning. How can that be? Too high expectations – planning to do more than is possible Interruptions – phone calls, emails and texts can..

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Are You on Island Time?

On June 19th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

I am! Taking a break is important for the survival of any business owner. No one can go at the speed we do and handle the responsibility that we do without recharging. So you see, taking a great vacation is a good business decision! (Too bad it isn’t tax deductible!) Before you take off, be..

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