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Hire a Tax Preparer or Go It Alone?

By Tammy | February 21, 2022

Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax”. More and more people are making the move to doing their taxes at home. With programs like 1040.com and FreeTaxUSA available, the process can be simplified and the refund swift in coming. However, going it alone is not always the wisest or most cost-efficient choice.

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The Kaizen Way to Better Computer Performance

By Tammy | February 14, 2022

If you run a business then you should be familiar with the concept of kaizen. This basically means making continuous improvements to your business model and workflow so that you see exponential gains in your productivity and profits. When we think about making small changes on a regular basis in order to ultimately improve on a larger scale, it brings to mind areas like Financial, Business, Personal Goals, Relationships and Health.

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5 Mindset Traps You Don’t Know You’re Stuck In

By Tammy | January 31, 2022

The term “mindset trap” is used to describe the ways in which we limit ourselves by thinking about how things are done in the past, or how they should be done. Mindset traps are not always obvious, and definitely not easy to escape.

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Popular Bookkeeping Software: My User Experience

By Tammy | January 22, 2022

A brief comparison on four popular bookkeeping software programs based on my user experience, overall opinion, customer service experience and cost.

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Your Complete Guide to Strategic Task Lists

By Tammy | January 10, 2022

Your Complete Guide To Strategic Task Lists Here’s the honest truth for entrepreneurs – your task list will NEVER be complete. There will always be more to do! So how can you manage everything without tasks or projects slipping through the cracks? Use strategic task lists. Why You Should Use a Strategic Task List A …

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Are You Realistic About Your Goals?

By Tammy | January 3, 2022

People often struggle in both life and business with the process of goal-setting—more than likely, you’ve read a lot about creating SMART goals. SMART is an acronym for: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Being realistic is one of the criteria for setting goals that will serve you, but the truth is, the rest of the acronym helps ensure that your goals are realistic.

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The Handwritten Letter

By Tammy | December 6, 2021

Letter writing seems to be a lost art in today’s age of instant messaging and email. However, whether it’s the power of the written word or the belief that a handwritten letter is more meaningful and unique, it is still alive and kicking as many people still prefer to receive handwritten letters and cards.

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Personalize It!

By Tammy | November 15, 2021

When your clients are happy, they stick around. Studies show that having long term clients helps you build a trusting relationship which makes it easier to ask your clients for referrals and testimonials. A key ingredient to keeping your clients happy is through personalized marketing. And, in order for personalized marketing to be successful, you must first know your customer

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12 Ways to Improve Your Mood

By Tammy | November 3, 2021

We set our clocks back an hour this coming Sunday, and, if you’re like me, the shift back to standard time might leave you a little less than cheerful. I love Fall: sweater weather, vibrant colors of the leaves, eating pumpkin flavored anything, and not getting the strange looks, but I also love sunlight. Through the technology of Smart Home living, my living room lights are set to come on at sunset, and as it happens every year, they’ve been coming on a little earlier each night, and I can tell you that when it happens at 4:44 pm on Sunday, my mood will most likely go down with the sun!

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Are You Living With Purpose?

By Tammy | November 1, 2021

Throughout history this quote or some version of it, has been used by many. Could this truly be the real secret to success? I certainly do not have the answer to that, but I know that I never feel like I’m working, and I love what I do! I sometimes feel guilty, wondering, am I working hard enough? I feel too good, too happy. I no longer have that toxic stress that plagued me so much in the Corporate world. And for that, I am truly thankful!

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The Ivy Lee Time Management Method and Why It Works

By Tammy | October 26, 2021

Throughout the years, time management has accumulated many rules and tricks. As a result, there are many proven methods of time management techniques that we use today that appeal to your work type. For example, problem solvers and analytical thinkers may use the Pareto Analysis or the Time Blocking Method. Creative thinkers will do well with the Pomodoro Technique, while critical thinkers may thrive using the Eisenhower Matrix. But only one method boasts simplicity and has stood the test of time and efficiency: The Ivy Lee Method.

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4 Easy Tips To Help You Focus On Success

By Tammy | October 19, 2021

Does this sound familiar: It’s 5 o’clock, you’ve been at your desk for eight hours, but nothing has been crossed off your task list? It’s so easy to let your mind get preoccupied and lose track of your goals. And the world is more full of distractions than ever before, and they are all at our fingertips – social networking, computer games, television, mobile devices, Tik Tok! Even if you don’t give in to those distractions, there are life distractions – kids, household chores, errands… How do you stay focused on success?

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12 Steps to Vanquish Your Time Vampires

By Tammy | October 5, 2021

Once you let go of time wasters and focus on being productive without over scheduling, you’re going to meet your life goals faster than you think.

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Improve Focus and Productivity For Better Time Management

By Tammy | October 5, 2021

Improve Focus and Productivty for Better Time Management Part III of the Time Management Series Improving your focus and productivity so that you can manage your time better is within your grasp. It’s all about knowing how to set goals, create well thought out to-do lists, and then implement the actionable schedule you create. With …

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The Truth About Procrastinating

By Tammy | October 5, 2021

Procrastination is an issue that many people use to put off doing something that they don’t want to do, or maybe they just don’t know how to start. And it is a destroyer of any time management system you may have in place

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