Are You Affected or Infected?

On May 13th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

The people you closely associate are so important to your success in life. They either affect for good you or infect you for bad. How to tell if they’re affecting and not infecting:  They have a positive attitude, not a negative one They listen to you and serve as a sounding board, not tell you..

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Do You Wait Well?

On May 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

It often seems like we spend more time waiting than doing anything else, so learning to wait well is an important skill to cultivate. Whether it is traffic, meetings or results, waiting well is something every business professional needs to do. Those who don’t often build up impatience, stress and even anger (think road rage)..

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What’s Your Focal Point?

On April 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever watched a ballerina spin? She keeps bringing her eyes back to a focal point that keeps her steady and balanced. Many times our circumstances are in flux and the world seems to be spinning around us. If you gaze at your circumstances, you’ll become confused and dizzy. Just like the ballerina, you..

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Creating Change

On April 22nd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Is there something in your life you’d like to change? Maybe it’s a habit you want to break, a new skill you want to develop, or health and fitness you want to restore. I doubt there is even one of us who are satisfied with all areas of our lives. Change is growth and that’s..

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Redefining Failure

On April 15th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Failure isn’t the end of the world. The effects of failure have been vastly exaggerated! When we fail to meet a goal we’ve simply found a way that doesn’t work or a timeframe that is unreasonable. More damaging than failure itself is the fear of failure. Fear can paralyze us and even keep us from..

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On April 8th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

I have a very painful paper cut on a knuckle today. I have no idea where it came from. Well, probably from a piece of paper, duh! Since our virtual accounting office is paperless, there aren’t too many pages floating around here and I try to avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips to..

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What’s in the Corners of Your Mind?

On April 1st, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Spring is here and for many people that means spring cleaning. We clean out closets and cupboards, donate or discard items, rearrange what’s left, and make room for something new. I propose that our closets and cupboards aren’t the only things needing a thorough cleaning. How about your mind? What have you let accumulate in..

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Trap Them!

On March 25th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Good ideas can be as elusive as butterflies. They flit into your mind quickly and can disappear in the blink of an eye. Trying to recover them can be difficult if not impossible. So how do you trap them? I have a system for that! (Those of you who know me well know that I..

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Is Average Good Enough?

On March 18th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

What do you think? If you make an effort is that all that required, or do you seek to be exceptional? As a Biz-Tip reader I’m betting you’re in the second group – seeking to be exceptional. I knew someone who used to say, “It’s good enough for who it’s for!” but is “good enough”..

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Is It a Gift?

On March 11th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

How do you view delay? For example, say you’re meeting someone at a scheduled place and time, but at the last minute find out they’re running late. How do you take the news? Are you irritated and upset? Or do you bounce with the news? Do you think to yourself, it’s a great time to..

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