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Cats are so dramatic!!

Life really boils down to 2 questions…

1. Should I get a dog……?  


2. Should I have children?


No  matter what situations life throws at  you…

No  matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem..

Remember  there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

You’re laughing aren’t you?     

That’s good ’cause my job here is  done!

Have a great day and remember to give thanks….

Cats are so dramatic!!

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Fundraiser for Princess Nicola

Earlier this week I came across a Facebook Group for Princess Nicola.  Nicola is a beautiful little girl who was born in September 2008 with a very rare and life threatening cancer causing genetic condition called Costello Syndrome.  She is the 14th person to ever be diagnosed in Australia, and there are only an estimated 150 people in the world with the diagnosis.

I contacted mum, Jo this week and offered to help raise funds so that they can take Nicola to the Costello Kids Support Group Conference in the UK in September.

This conference gives them a chance to not only have access to some of the doctors who actually know and understand this rare and very complex condition, but also a chance to break out of the isolation of living with a rare medical condition and spend time with other families who actually understand what they are dealing with on a daily basis.  

I am offering to donate $17 USD from the purchase of every SOCBox until Mother’s Day. 

A SOCBox costs $53.90 USD (incl GST) and provides access to an online catalogue of over 15,000 cards which can be customised.  The account includes credit for 10 cards and postage that can be mailed anywhere in Australia, Canada and the USA.  Your cards will be printed on real paper Greeting Cards, addressed, stuffed, licked, stamped and taken to the Post Office for you.  Additional cards and postage can be purchased in lots of 10 for just $22 USD (incl GST).

To participate in this Fundraiser and help send Princess Nicola and her family to the UK this September, complete your purchase here.

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Taxes - are you a procrastinator?

Do you Procrastinate?

You may have noticed I haven’t done a blog post in a while.  Like many people I am a procrastinator and I left filing my taxes to the last minute.  As I was running out the door to a networking event last night my husband was left with the important task of submitting our taxes online.   He had no idea what to do as this is normally a task that I would do.  Why did I chose to add that stress to our lives?  Did we owe money to the goverment?  No, we are actually due a refund.

I had good intensions to get it done much earlier, I even bought Turbo Tax in January and entered almost all of our personal financial information within a week of the purchase.  So what happened? 

Our business records were not that well organised.  Most of the receipts were in a filing box and had not been entered into any accounting program.  On top of that I was missing receipts for online business purchases and paypal transactions.  It took a while to find everything I needed but I realised that we needed a better system in place for 2010. 

This brings me to the bigger issue, procrastination. 

Do you have filing you need to do?  Receipts that need shredding?  A garage overflowing with items you are going to sell or donate but haven’t gotten around to?

I am guilty of the filing and the shredding and have to admit that the only reason we can park in our garage is because we are required to by our Home Owners Association.  I am also guilty of getting rid of the minimum amount to be able to park in the garage.

Starting today things are going to change!  No more piles of mail!  No more maze of storage boxes in the garage!  It’s time to declutter, simplify my life and become more productive.

Do you need help breaking the cycle of procrastination?  Motivational speaker and trainer, Jeffery Combs can explain in more detail how to break through the barriers in the audio Transitioning from Procrastinator to Producer

How much more could you accomplish each day if you did not procrastinate?

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