Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What to include on your vision board

O Dream Board: Envision your best life

     Vision your Life
 Make a Vision Board

Making a vision board allows you to tap into your more creative and intuitive side of your brain (the right brain). I believe it does something to your subconscious and unleashes  your desires to the universe.
Pictures are worth a thousand words and creating a vision board for your life and business can be a powerful tool.
Here are 5 tips in creating an effective and powerful vision board:
1)    Brainstorm what you want out of your life or business…close your eyes and start visioning, just let it flow no holds bar and no matter how silly it may sound.
2)    Be Positive and in present tense – Act like it has already been achieve or is happening right now.
3)    Personalize it – Own it and believe it, use pictures and words that mean something to you.
4)    Meditate and visualize – Visualize how you want your day, week, month, year and future to go…it’s your story, visualize how you want your life to go
5)    Make it a habit – Look at your vision board daily, print out written statements and post in your car, house, your planner or at work, make audio recordings of yourself reading your affirmations

Oprah has a great tool free on her website to help create your vision board CLICK HERE to be taken there and join for free. Another tool I have used is The complete vision board kit by John Assaraf both of these tools talk about  The Secret, which if you haven’t read I would highly suggest it.
Till next week, keep visioning and have a productive & profitable week.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Want to get more done this week?
Need accountability & coaching?
Want to start your week off right?

1) Join the chat anytime during 9:15am & 11 on Monday morning CLICK HERE to go to CHATROOM

2) You state what you will be doing for 20 min to the group

3) Every 1/2 hour you set your timer & work on your to do list for 20 min

4) After 20 min you report your progress to the chatroom

5) Repeat and re-focus and get a lot more done

See what others have to say about it:
"I made good progress and completed another small to do. Shannon, when do we do this again....I like it."

Another said "finished filing orders. Started tackling the "to be filed" section of my mail bin...i really like the sprints. Will come back next week for sure."
This is a great way to get your week started off right and making you more productive...it's FREE so nothing to lose.

Have a productive week!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Office Time Wasters

Have you ever said...Where did the time go or the time just flew by? You're not alone if you said yes. This week we are going to look at office time wasters. The time wasters I am speaking of are the many interruptions we face on a day to day basis and tips to help you from getting sidetracked.

How many times do you get interrupted or sidetracked during the day? 1, 2, 10? These interruptions can be prevented you from achieving your goals and making the most out of your day. Here are just 3 of my tips to keep you focused and more organized throughout your day.

Tip 1:
BLOCK SCHEDULING: How this works is by dividing your time into blocks throughout the day. Whether it is in 1 hour blocks, 3 hour blocks, or by morning or afternoon blocks this is a great way to focus then divide and conquer. Prioritize what needs to be done each block and minimize distractions.

Tip 2:
POWER HOUR:  Have a power hour where you totally focus on a couple things that have been piling up and only do outgoing tasks. Do not take phone calls or better yet shut your door with a do not disturb sign on it for 1 hour.

Tip 3:
Set a timer when completing tasks to help you stay focused from getting sidetracked. This will help you set mini goals and stay focused. If you get off track you can divert your attention back to the task. Having an accountability buddy is a helpful tool. I use Speed Dash with my clients. If you are interested in learning more about this please contact me at Shannon@Sheridantax.net for more information on how these work and the upcoming speed dash times.
Don't forget to follow my blog to stay updated on ways to get  you organized fast. If your interested in business coaching sessions so you can achieve your goals as well as helping you be accountable to yourself please contact me for  a free consultation at 727-755-0079 or the e-mail address above.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

It's All the Rage

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By Sheridan Tax & Bookkeeping

Pick up any newspaper or magazine and chances are you will read about rage of one kind or another – air rage, car rage and just plain rage. and people simply Here are five suggestions for keeping your cool on and off the road.

1. Modify your lifestyle to the point where you can once again relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast of slowly cooked oatmeal with all the trimmings. Food has become an inconvenience. It is just something to get over with.”

2. Manage anger when you feel it starting. Managing anger does not mean letting it fester inside or releasing it with a vengeance.  It involves recognizing that we are angry or upset and dealing with our feelings sensibly. 

3. When you feel yourself getting angry or upset, talk it out.  Initially this must be with yourself, since you’re probably the only one there when anger strikes.   

4. Accept the fact that no person can make you angry, or happy or sad. You are the only one who has the power to form an emotion within yourself. 

5. Not expressing anger accounts for 80 percent of all cases of depression. People who put a lid on their anger allow it to build up within them like steam in a pressure cooker.

At a time when angry drivers cause one out of three car accidents, it’s essential that we manage our anger as effectively as we manage our time.

Friday, April 20, 2012

An Uncluttered Life

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By Sheridan Tax & Bookkeeping
We collect jobs as well as things to the point where we can no longer distinguish between the essentials and the nice to haves.  We juggle jobs and squeeze as many as we can into our limited time frame, just as we cram yet one more container into our medicine cabinet.  Here are five things you can do to keep your life uncluttered.

  1. Recognize that your time is just as valuable as the next person’s.
  2. For every new responsibility you take on, get out of one you already have.
  3. Schedule your commitments in your planner so you can see the amount of time they actually consume.
  4. Err on the side of overestimating how much time the tasks will consume.
  5. Realize that you can’t do everything. Modify your workload and concentrate on the 20 percent of the jobs that will yield 80 percent of your results.
If you simplify your life you will experience less stress and fewer crises.  It will be easier to get organized, with fewer activities to manage. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Five Tendencies of Highly Ineffective People

Sheridan Tax & Bookkeeping

1. We tend to spend more time on the things we enjoy doing at the expense of those tasks we find distasteful. If the enjoyable task is also the most important task, all is well. Frequently, this is not the case.

2. We tend to work on the easy tasks before we start the difficult ones. So if we have to write a book as well as an article, guess which one gets tackled first? If the article can be polished off in a few hours, it gets the priority treatment, even though it may not be the priority.

3. We tend to work on other peoples' priorities before we spend time on our own. This is the "nice guy" attitude, which really reflects a lack of respect for our own time.

4. We tend to work on those things that are scheduled in our planners before we start the things on our "to do" lists. Lists of things to do are intentions; but scheduled blocks of time in our planning calendars are commitments. But things included on a To do list are often overlooked.

5. We tend to work on projects that bring an immediate reward -- whether it be money or recognition -- before those for which gratification is delayed. After all, we like to feel good, so it's tempting to work on something that will provide that reward quickly.

There are ways to help counteract these tendencies. We can tackle distasteful tasks during our "prime time" when we feel more energetic and mentally alert. It takes self-discipline to actually put the techniques into practice, and persistence to make them work.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Working from home does more than save time

By Sheridan Tax & Bookkeeping

If you are a parent as well as a telecommuter or home business owner, count your blessings. Studies show that 80% of women and 40% of men would stay home to raise their families if they could. Research also indicates that productivity rises 15% to 25% when work is done at home vs. the office, and self-employed people are more productive than others.  The above statistics are from the book, Working from Home, by Paul & Sarah Edwards.

Here are five suggestions if you are a parent working from home.

1. You can’t run a business effectively and give adequate attention to your children at the same time. Set your office hours and hire a babysitter or enlist a family member to supervise your children during office hours. Be available for emergencies.

2. Delegation is the key to every successful business and if you have no family members to delegate to, you either have to outsource it to others or do it yourself when the children are asleep. In my opinion, the latter route is not an option.

3. As the children get older, you can delegate to them. Let them learn while they earn. They will not only get to know what Mom or Dad does for a living, they’ll be a part of it.

4. A home business can be compatible with a family. But don’t make the mistake of thinking you can raise a family while talking to a client on the telephone. You need to establish office hours and get family members and friends to respect those hours.

5. You need structure and self-discipline. Set hours that are convenient for yourself and your family as well as your clients.

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