Steps for Getting Out Of a Rut

On July 26th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

It happens to everyone. You get in a rut. You’re not sure how it happens, it just does, especially if you keep doing things the way you’ve always done them. In some areas of your business – like in my virtual accounting practice, for example – there are steps you always have to take, but..

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Mid-Year Goal Check-In and Check-Up

On June 28th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you believe that we’re half way through 2013 already?! Unbelievable!! Remember those goals you set back at the beginning of the year? How well are you progressing with them? Have you met the goals you set out to meet? Are you on the way towards meeting them? I typically set aside a day to..

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What Can You Control?

On June 19th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

There are many things in this world you and I simply cannot control. We can’t control the weather (or it would be cooler in Phoenix this week), the tides, or the stock market. The trick is not to stress out about the things we can’t control and to manage the things we can. Here’s what..

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Charting a Map for Success

On May 3rd, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Did you know that setting goals is one of the most important tasks you can do to not only keep your business on track but to propel you toward success? It’s true and it makes sense. If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you’ve arrived? As virtual accountants we..

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Go Where You Have Never Gone Before!

On March 13th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Job opportunities, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you go to the same networking events and business meetings month after month? It’s good to join organizations, participate on a regular basis, and form relationships, but have you thought of going where you have never gone before? Try going to organizations that you have not visited. When you do, you’re likely to meet..

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Rushed and frazzled? Breathe!

On February 15th, 2013, posted in: Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

There is an amazing and quick way to clear your mind when you get harried and frazzled. I learned it in a yoga class and it never fails to help me. You can even do it when you’re stuck in traffic! It’s so simple. Use your right hand. Put your thumb against the right side..

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Write It Down!

On February 8th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are you like me? Do you walk from one room to the next to get something and when you get there you can’t remember what you came after? If we can’t remember something as simple as that, how are we going to remember our goals? The answer: Write them down. Create SMART goals, ones that are:..

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Do You Take Risks?

On February 6th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

When I did the exercise in last week’s Biz-Tip one of the things I “like” about me is that I’m a risk taker. Are you? If you’re an entrepreneur, you are! It comes with the territory. You’re a Trailblazer. Trails don’t get blazed, businesses don’t get build, and new ideas don’t come to market without..

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What Number is Your Business Today?

On January 9th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

That which gets examined gets improved. If we never look at where we are, we’re probably not going to get better. Here are two valuable questions I learned from my mentor, Patricia Drain, that you could ask yourself every day or at least every week: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being..

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Surviving Recovery

On December 11th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Recovery is never an easy thing. We’ve all been witnessing that for some time now. Still we don’t like it. Here are some facts about recovery: It’s often two steps forward, one step back. As much as we would like smooth, steady progress, recovery doesn’t happen that way. Recovery is a process, not an event...

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