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Cut Yourself Some Slack!

On February 17th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time to get everything done! That’s a tough lesson for most Type A, high D, driving entrepreneurs like me. In times like that, you just have to cut yourself some slack. I’ve always said if you don’t do it well, you aren’t the best person on your team to do..

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Stretch or Contract?

On February 10th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone on a regular basis? Or do you contract with fear and insecurity? Which one serves you better? Ponder this for a moment: The more you do, the more you’ll be able to do. If you’re afraid of public speaking, how can you overcome that? Can you explain..

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Intention vs Attention

On January 27th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Call them goals or call them intentions, most of us started off the year hoping and  planning things would be different / better this year. That we would be better at __________________ (you fill in the blank). We’re more than three weeks into the year; as Dr. Phil says, “How’s that working out for you?”..

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Save Some Trees

On January 20th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you joined the paperless movement? Our office went paperless in 2004, long before document storage programs became readily available. It was one of the best moves we ever made. Of course, since I own a virtual accounting office, being paperless was a huge part of making that a reality. To be totally virtual you..

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No!

On January 13th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

“No” is a complete sentence. It doesn’t require an explanation. It doesn’t require rationalization. So often we waste time and energy trying to figure out how to avoid things we don’t want to do, shouldn’t be doing, or aren’t called to do. Instead of being decisive, we play games and spend time telling stories. Really,..

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Got Clarity?

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Last year I needed new glasses just nine months after I’d just gotten a new prescription filled. I knew that I needed them, because I didn’t have clarity; I simply couldn’t see clearly. Sometimes we won’t have clarity, but we don’t know it. How can that happen? We don’t have accurate information! As most of..

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Bright and Shiny!

On December 30th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

The new year is here. It’s a fresh start; a new chance. Several years ago I learned a phrase that works well for any new year, new month, new week, or new day. It’s my New Year’s gift to you. Today is a clean slate: a new day with no mistakes on it. I encourage..

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The Best Gift Ever!

On December 23rd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 2 Comments

This special, magical time of year is cause for celebration. Don’t let commercialization make you forget the reason for the season. You don’t have to buy gifts to celebrate. The best gift is YOU! Say something unexpected to brighten someone’s day The music of your laughter is one of the sweetest sounds ever Share the..

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No Flashing Lights Attached

On December 16th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Driving home in the dark the other night, I was grateful for the flashing lights set out alongside some road work that alerted me not to drive into a ditch. The thought came to me that it would be nice if all dangers we face had flashing lights. Unfortunately that isn’t the case with many..

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Don’t Look Now!

On December 9th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

My mother is almost 95-years-old and her mind is still sharp. She passed along some advice to me that I want to share with you. Some of us (including me!) get stressed out driving in traffic. This can be especially true if you’re supposed to be somewhere by a certain time. Hopefully you’re leaving with..

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