GO Quote: March 26

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” – Sonia Johnson

Being Your Own Accountant

With the recent changes to the world economy, more and more professionals are earning their money through contract work rather than full-time employment. Unfortunately, with self-employment, you have to do your own accounting. Whether your home-based business is your main source of income or just for a little extra on the side, keeping track of …

Organizing Tax Documents

During tax season most of us will spend some time digging through our filing cabinets. Most likely, there will be all sorts of documents from past tax years – medical bills, W2s, interest statements, and, frankly, some things that we’re not sure why we’re keeping. This tax season, go through your old documents and throw …

GO Quote: March 21

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure- which is: “Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

GO Quote: March 7

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” -Seneca

Tax Time Preparation

Tax season is upon us – do you know where your documents are? Tax documents from your employers start arriving in January (by law, employers must send W2 forms before Jan. 31). If you want to get ahead of the game, or if you misplaced a document, check to see if your employer provides online …

GO Quote: March 5

“Victory is much more meaningful when it comes not just from one person, but from the joint achievements of many. The euphoria is lasting when all participants lead with their hearts, winning not just for themselves but for one another.” – Howard Schultz

GO Quote: February 29

“In the arena of human life, the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.” -Aristotle

GO Quote: February 27

“There will be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own…for you are unique and more wondrous than you know.” -Linda Staten

Controlling Your Keys

Keys have a way of wandering off and getting themselves lost in a hurry. Luckily, there are several great solutions. Key hangers and hooks are available in a variety of styles. A decorative bowl or small basket is a great place to keep keys. If you have several sets of keys, such as backup sets …

GO Quote: February 20

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing.  There is a time for silence.  A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny.  And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Gloria Naylor

GO Quote: February 13

“How much easier our work would be if we put forth as much effort trying to improve the quality of it as most of us do trying to find excuses for not properly attending to it.” -George W. Ballenger  

Listen Well

How often do you find yourself pseudo-listening, pretending you’re all ears while someone’s talking? That’ll get you in trouble. Developing your listening skills is very important. You gain a lot of insights through listening, especially if you pay attention to nonverbal cues. When you’re zoning out it’s easy to brush these cues off and you …

Entryway Shoe Storage

Keep shoes on a mat or on a movable supporting rack so that the floor underneath can be cleaned regularly. Place mats inside the entry closet under the coats. If you have no closet, use attractive wooden or metal shoe racks or a decorative wicker basket to hold shoes and boots. Make sure your shoe …