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Countdown to Tax Time!

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


Get Productive...Whether you’re a small business owner or not, that dreaded
time of the year is closing in–TAX TIME. Clients tell me that
tax time is one of the most stressful times of the year. Don’t
get caught scrambling to complete your taxes.
Schedule time in your calendar or planner, and start
gathering up your paperwork.

There are simple ways to keep your paperwork organized. Yes–even a shoebox is OK–especially if all of your tax papers are contained in that shoebox. And I’m serious when I say that. If your papers are scattered everywhere, it becomes difficult to complete your taxes and ensure that you have all of the receipts required for your deductions.

Nothing is more overwhelming than getting behind in filing your tax returns. Don’t wait for Canada Revenue to come knocking on your door. If you need assistance, start now. A New Leaf would be happy to provide assistance if needed.

On a completely different note, staying healthy is necessary in order to be
productive. When was the last time you cleaned your phone or your keyboard? You probably don’t want to know how many germs are on those surfaces. David Caolo shares his tips for Keeping your tech gadgets clean.

5 Things You MUST Automate!

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

anl_clock2 (150 x 100)     Business owners are always looking for ways to be more

     Check out systems rock’s How to be More Productive: 5
.Things You Must Automate

Is there one idea you like? Try it! You just might improve your productivity!

Website Improvements

Does your business have a website? Is updating your website on your to-do list in 2015? Would a website assessment be helpful? BDC offers a free and easy website assessment tool.

Get Productive With Delegation

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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“Entrepreneurs often want to control every aspect of their business, but delegating is essential for promoting growth and keeping employees motivated. [Check out these] … 9 key strategies to help you strike a balance between maintaining control and delegating efficiently.”
This BDC article provides 9 ways to strengthen your business through better delegation.

In The jobs only you can do, Seth Godin discusses the potential results when you delegate.

Can you improve your productivity through delegation?

10 Things NOT to do this Holiday Season!

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


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Rachel’s 10 Things to NOT do this Holiday Season (and the one thing to do) is worth reading. 

The One Thing Successful People Never Fail to Do

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Get Productive...In his LinkedIn post “The One Thing Successful People Never Fail To Do,” Bernard Marr talks about “some things that ridiculously successful people do differently.”

What can you do differently in 2014?

What is the True Cost of Stalled Productivity?

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


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Do you have action items which get stalled? Leslie Shreve of Productive Day provides some useful tips in her article Where Your Productivity Stalls, What it Costs You and What to Do About It.”

What will you change to become more productive in 2014?

Fundamental Feng Shui

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Get Productive...I recently read an article by Jen Nicomedes, a certified Feng Shui and Destiny consultant.

“In feng shui, elementally speaking, the Water Element symbolizes spirituality and wisdom. It helps us foster a deeper sense of self. It is a vehicle that helps us navigate and seek our inner truth and purpose. And it also teaches us to go with the flow of life. While nature has its many gifts, the ocean, in particular, has taught [Jen] a few new things worth sharing. [T]hey are:

  1. Life is not always how you plan it, no matter how much you force or try to control it.”

Click on the link to read Jen’s 10 Truths that will help you through any challenge.

What will you change to become more productive in 2014?

Success is a Series of Habits…

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Jacquelyn Smith of Forbes Magazine wrote two articles which contain a number of great suggestions. Remember–to be successful, it’s best if you try to establish one or two new habits at a time.

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

What will you change to become more productive in 2014?

Productivity Poetry from Julie Gray!

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Can you relate to this productivity poetry by Julie Gray of Profound Impact?

Say a prayer
Dive right in
Don’t say a word
It’s time to begin

Go down deep
Turn towards the fear
Sit quietly
And become clear

Forgive what you’ve done
Accept who you are
Let others do the same
The hardest by far

Risk your heart
In more ways than one
This is the year
To show what you’ve become.

What will you change to become more productive in 2014?

Conquering the Chaos!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Get Productive...Is your life too chaotic most of the time?

If so, take a break! Grab your favourite beverage and sit down with a notepad. Make a list of ALL of the activities in which you, your partner (if applicable) and your children participate.

You’ll likely be surprised by how much the family is actually doing.

Once your list is compiled, ask yourself if it’s realistic. Are you trying to cram in too many activities? Do you need to make some adjustments? Remember that you don’t need to do something just because everyone else is doing it. Try your best not to overschedule. You will thank yourself later, and your life should run more smoothly. Or when the unexpected happens, you’ll be better able to handle whatever comes your way.