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Effective Daily Planning: Getting Things Done
It’s no secret that the world is a fast-paced place. We’re constantly inundated with new information, technology, and change. For many Accountants and CPAs, this pace can be overwhelming. If you don’t take the time to plan your days, you can easily lose focus and become less productive. This can lead to even more stress and anxiety as you try to play catch-up.
What Is Your Time Vampire?
Timewasters almost seem as if they’re utterly uncontrollable because they come from outside sources. They can be family, friends, colleagues, and bosses, and others, causing the issue for you. Identify these issues for yourself. Once you realize what’s happening, start setting boundaries, or find a way to work around the person or thing that’s distracting you.
Anatomy of a Data Breach
4 Easy Steps to Keep You Secure
4 Easy Steps to Keep You Secure Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest hot topics inside and outside technology circles over the last two years. From securing learning devices due to a rise in digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic to coping with the fallout of high-profile breaches of national infrastructure such as the …
10 Tips to Keep Your Online Environment Safe
10 Tips to Keep Your Online Environment Safe There are a lot of new opportunities for hackers. New ways to enter your business or home virtually and steal your data, your clients data, your personal information, and even spy on you! You can protect yourself significantly just by following these ten tips. 1. Stay Off …
Don’t Rush Into Business! Slow Down and Do This First
Everybody wants it now. We live in an instantaneous world – news reaches millions of people as it’s happening. Gone are the days of waiting a week for a letter. I remember writing my cousin and then waiting for her return letter, which was always at least two weeks. Do you remember seeing something you had to have in a magazine and ordering it – 6 to 8 weeks delivery time! So be honest, with online ordering and same-day delivery options, we only begrudgingly accept delivery of over two weeks if that’s the only option we can find.
8 Tips To Keep The Vacation Mood Going
8 Tips To Keep The Vacation Mood Going After a relaxing summer vacation, when it’s time to get back into the swing of office life, it can be hard to get motivated. The days of fun in the sun seem long gone. My sister and I took a cruise a few years back and let …
The Power of Persistence
Whether or not personality can be ‘changed’ over time is a matter that is contentious among psychologists. However, I believe there are things you can do to make being persistent easier for yourself. But before we can learn to be persistent, we need to first understand why we are not persistent.
Pros and Cons of Working from Home with Pets
This month we’ve had a few days dedicated to our pets – International Cat Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day, and National Dog Day. So many of us are working from home, trying to run our business in this new remote environment, and have become regular fixtures for our pets. So I wonder how many of us have changed our routines to accommodate our new office mates? With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to look at the pawsitive side of home office pets and the not-so-pleasant side.
5 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Fresh Start
5 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Fresh Start That’s it. You’ve had it. Life is just not going as well as you’d like. It’s time for a change, a Fresh Start! Sometimes starting over and cleaning off the slate is just what the doctor ordered. I should know; I’m the Fresh Start Queen. …
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Declutter Your Workspace to Boost Productivity
Declutter Your Workspace to Boost Productivity August is the perfect month to declutter! A couple of years ago, I followed Marie Kondo’s advice and completely purged and got rid of everything that didn’t give me joy. It was not an easy path to take, but I will admit, I felt much joy after. The feeling …
Know The Signs Of Burnout
Burnout is often mistaken for being overworked, burning the candle at both ends, all work no play, you get the idea. And while yes, all those can and will lead to burnout, it’s also important to know there are other factors such as hating your job, your situation, or not getting the support or appreciation you need from others. The thing is burnout can be prevented if you know what to watch for and what to avoid.
How To Communicate With Your Client
How To Communicate With Your Client As a small accounting firm, your main goal is to deliver an exceptional client experience to everyone who solicits you for business. However, building trust and confidence in your clients isn’t just about offering a great product or delivering world-class service. Well, it is, but it’s also more than …
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When Do Clients Need To Hear From Us?
During a business transaction, there are critical times that communication is vital to keep clients feeling like you are in touch and engaged with their unique situation.