What’s Your Favorite?

On March 4th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

We all have a favorite method of communication. What’s yours? Meetings, phone calls, emails, text, FaceBook or LinkedIn messaging? Many times our favorite-of-day is what’s most convenient. Not many would argue that a face-to-face meeting where you can observe body language is the most effective form of communication, but when you’re dealing with international clients..

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Completion Complex

On February 25th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 3 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I definitely suffer from Completion Complex. It may be because I’m a recovering perfectionist. Whatever the reason, I’ve got it. It’s particularly bad on Fridays (which is the day I’m writing this). What is it? Completion Complex is a serious disorder that affects many business people, but is especially..

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Are You Single or Multi?

On February 18th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

We live in a busy, busy world! When you look at the pace of life, it’s much faster than it was just 20 years ago. To accomplish more, many people practice multi-tasking. But is that wise? Would single-mindedness serve us better in the long run? Let’s compare. Single-minded: You are focused on one thing You..

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Is It Finished?

On February 11th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

The calendar tells us that 2013 is finished. It’s gone. Good, bad or mediocre, the year has ended and a new year has begun. But is 2013 finished? Are you done with it yet? As virtual accountants this is a very busy time for us finishing 2013 for our clients. There are 1099s to send..

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What’s Your Auto-Pilot?

On February 4th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Every one of us has our own routine. It’s what we do automatically without even thinking about it. Sometimes it’s our actions on auto-pilot and sometimes it’s our thoughts. To find out your auto-pilot, try this: Complete this statement: It’s just like me to…. Try this for different areas of your life: work, food/health/exercise, relationships,..

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THINK About It!

On January 28th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Do you think about what you’re thinking about? Thoughts are powerful! We tend to become what we think about. The good news is that you don’t have to just think about anything that falls into your mind. You can choose to transform your thoughts and to think on purpose. Try this formula as a guideline:..

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Retraining Your Hand

On January 21st, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

2014 is here and with it comes the problem of retraining your hand. For 365 days you’ve been dating documents with /13 and now, suddenly, you’re expected to retrain your hand to write /14. The problem is not retraining our brains. We know that 2014 is here. It’s that darn hand that doesn’t seem to..

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Are You Watching These Numbers?

On January 14th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant you would expect me to tell you to be looking closely at your financial statements. Every business owner needs to keep an eye on their income and expenses, cost of goods sold or cost of service, and profit (or loss). But there are other numbers that are vital to the growth..

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What’s New Besides the Year?

On January 7th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you explored the idea of what you want to do new this year? If you don’t intentionally seek something new, you’ll get to the end of the year and nothing will have changed. You’ll be surprised as how quickly the year will pass, so start now to really make things new! Here are a..

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Looking Backward and Forward

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

As the year is coming to a close it’s the perfect time to evaluate how it went. Investing some time now will no doubt be enlightening and could make a significant difference in how next year goes. You might find that you accomplished a lot more than you thought. Tools you’ll need for this exercise..

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