How Tight is Your Top?

On August 5th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Some people seem to blow their top with the least little bit of provocation. They’re like a pressure cooker with the regulator jiggling madly away. You tread softly around these people because you don’t want to get caught in the fallout when their anger explodes. Almost everyone gets angry from time to time. Being able..

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Do You Say the Magic Words?

On July 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Some words work like magic every time you say them. They open doors and bring smiles. They are words your mother taught you to use and she was right. They should be spoken often. Here are a few of these magic words: Please – shows respect Thank you – acknowledges contribution I appreciate you –..

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What’s the Most Important Time?

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

Productivity experts will tell you the most important times of the day is the first thing in the morning and the end of day. What you do then will determine to a large extent how productive your day is. First thing in the morning is when you should be focusing on what’s most important to..

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Oh, The Trouble I’ve Seen!

On July 15th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

It often amazes me when I talk to business owners and hear the horror stories they’ve experienced from business relationships that they thought would be successful. As a life-long entrepreneur with a strong work ethic, I am stunned by the performance, or I should say lack of performance, of some businesses. They treat clients as..

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Your 5 Words

On July 8th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP 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 five 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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Shout It Out!

On June 10th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Have you noticed there always seems to be more bad news than good? So if you have good news, by all means share it! The rest of us are encouraged by it. Here are just a few ways you can share your news: Tell the newspapers; they love having positive news to print  Add it..

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Brainstorm and Sprout Ideas

On June 3rd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Together we are better than any one of us is individually. I love brainstorming with my team. They come up with such great ideas! I know that the systems we’ve designed and used for the last 13 years are sound, but my team is filled with smart individuals who know how to make them even..

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What You See…

On May 27th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

…is what you get…and what you remember. When you consider how people learn and retain best, covering all the bases will assure that you utilize the method that your people prefer. Some people learn best from visuals and graphics and some by hearing. That’s why many speakers use PowerPoint or online graphic programs along with..

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Seek First to Understand

On May 20th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

One of the most important things we do is communicate with others. Effective communication is the bedrock of all relationships whether it’s a business relationship, friend or family member. One of the wisest axioms I’ve ever hear is: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Often in communications we’re so focused on getting our..

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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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