Do I Really Need a Morning Routine?

Have I ever mentioned that I am a research junkie?  I mean seriously addictive behavior.  So when I heard the concept of morning routines, I immediately went prospecting for all the best information.  I mean, why not?  The promise of limitless productivity is a siren’s call! So I followed all the gurus.  I read “The...

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Invest in Yourself – For (virtually) Free

The Internet is loaded with free resources - there's really no excuse for not investing in yourself to make you more valuable to your boss or to your own business.  Here are some of our favorites! Most of the podcast descriptions I took from the podcast site; they can summarize way better than I can!  On some I added my...

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The Big Three to Success

Here’s how my life used to look. Sunday – Planning is all it takes to have a great week. Monday – Every goal will be finished by Friday! Tuesday – Thursday – business as usual Friday – Where did the week go and what was I going to accomplish?a Then I found a few nifty tricks that makes Friday a celebration day...

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Better than SMART Goals

Goals.  We all need them.  We all (probably) hate the thought of writing them.  Meeee tooooo. And if I hear the words, “set a SMART goal” one more time, I may seriously lose it.  And I’m a huge goal setter – I set them on New Year’s Day, the first day of summer, the first day of fall, the first day of school – whatever...

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Can A Budget REALLY Be FUN?

Does this look like you when you hear the B word?  It used to be me also. But then I discovered an amazing financial wizardess named Gail Vaz-Oxlade.  She uses (well, used actually since I think she’s out of the budgeting game) a concept called The Life Pie – pie?  Who said pie? Ok, I’m back.  In any case, the concept...

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Why Bees Are Important To Your Business

Beehives amaze me. They scare me – but they amaze me. They are a remarkably efficient organization, and one we can model our own businesses after. In the video below, I talk about each bees’ primary role as well as the role that ensures the success of the hive; the Queen Bee Role. (Before you keep reading - did you watch...

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Yes Virginia, There is Work-Life Harmony

Remember when you were a little kid and you and your best friend tried to balance on the teeter-totter? She’d move forward an inch and you’d scootch backward an inch until you were in perfect balance. For one fleeting moment. Then she went up and you went down. Because balance is not a continual state. And yet we still...

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Be like Buffett: Crushing Goals the 5/25 Way

Have I mentioned how much I love Warren Buffett? Just in case you might not know who he is, and why I love him, here are a few fun facts about him: He’s lived in the same house he bought in Omaha in 1958. Since 1958. How cool is that? More than 94% of his wealth came after he turned 60. This gives me great hope...

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Check Your Withholding

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushers in some of the biggest tax changes we’ve seen in years.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushers in some of the biggest tax changes we’ve seen in years. The main change that will have an impact on virtually everyone is the issuance of new tax tables - both the rates and the brackets have undergone major changes. So what does this mean in "I don't speak CPA" terms?...It means...

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