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Why Trying to Feel Good Can Make You Feel Bad

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ~Paulo Coelho We’re bombarded by images of people living apparently perfect lives. They suffer no bereavements or breakups or losses or failures. They look perfect, make perfect choices, and act perfect. Everyone seems to love them as they sail from […]

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4 Things a Wise Man Taught Me About Making the Most of This Short Life

“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.” ~Unknown As we stood holding hands under that great oak tree, I had never felt more surrounded by love. It was simultaneously the most wonderful and haziest moment of my whole life as we said, “I do.” It had really happened. I had married my best […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – Tax Planning Tips For Year Round Benefits

It is always a bit of a challenge with everything going on in your life to keep tax planning in your thoughts throughout the year. The good news is that if you work with an accountant he or she will typically send you newsletters or emails that will help you remember dates for tax saving […]

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How to Find That Something That Feels Missing

“The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.” ~Marianne Williamson I remember it as if it happened yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night with the worst tightening of my chest that I had ever experienced. My […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – Common Accounting Mistakes Small Businesses Make

If you go by the SBA (Small Business Association) definition of a small business being under 500 employees there are 28 million businesses in this category. However, if you look at businesses that just employ one person, a sole owner/employee combination, then you have a total of 22 million, leaving just 6 million businesses having […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – Secrets Accountants Know That You Should Too 

Working with an accountant is a great way to help proactively and positively plan for your financial future as well as budget on a yearly basis. Too often, individuals see accountants as only necessary for the wealthy or only professionals that you need to see once a year when tax season rolls around.  By learning some […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – Starting 2018 With A Financial Plan

The vast majority of people only see their accountant once a year, and that is typically between New Years and April when they are turning in their tax documentation for filing.  While preparing and filing your taxes is an important part of what your accountant does, if this is the only time you see your […]

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Goodbye Hamster Wheel, Hello Balance

“Most of us try to do too much because we are secretly afraid we will not be able to do anything at all.” ~Rick Aster I’m standing in my art studio. My palette is loaded with paint. My canvas has been prepped and ready. There is a paintbrush in my hand, but I can’t move. […]

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The Welcome Debunking of “Grit”

I’m happy to report that “grit,” that awful, victim-blaming concept, has largely been debunked. An Education Week piece by University of San Francisco psychology professor Christine Yeh reports that Grit author Angela Duckworth has been forced to walk back some of her book’s key claims: “Much Ado about Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature” by Marcus Crede […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – 8 Questions To Ask Any Accountant Before Hiring

When you are working with an accountant to do your taxes you are really hiring them to complete a service. This means that you have the opportunity, and should take advantage of, the chance to ask at least a few basic interview questions.  Meeting in advance of tax time, or in advance of doing any […]

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