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Today we have a guest post from Dominique Molina. Dominique is President of the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches, an organization of tax professionals who are trained to help their clients rescue thousands of dollars in wasted tax. In addition to her blogging and speaking engagements, Dominique provides CPA continuing education as a registered […]

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Staying Inspired When You Work Alone

Posted by on 19 September 2011

As much as I love working from home, some days it can be a lonely existence. Back in my cubicle-dwelling days, if I was feeling stuck for inspiration, I could always get up, walk around, stretch my legs and meet someone at the coffee pot for a quick chat to get my head into a […]

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I have a confession to make. This time of year I tend to get distracted. I think it’s the perfect weather that draws me away from my screen and towards the ocean or the first tee. Can you relate? The workshifting lifestyle is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to flexibility. True, […]

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Distractions are one of the most common reasons people think they can never workshift. They believe that when left to their own devices – working from a home office, coffee shop or wherever – they would be far too distracted by trivialities and would never be as productive as they are when working in an […]

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You know those days when you’re hopelessly unproductive? How do you respond? Come on. Tell the truth. Do you agonize over the research project all day hoping a “eureka” moment will break through? Do you sit there shuffling papers, reading, tweeting, or (worse) recycling lame jokes via email? Or do you just stop? I had […]

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9 Worry-Busting Tips

Posted by on 12 April 2011

“I’ve developed a new philosophy… I only dread one day at a time.” – Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz) Up to 90% of all visits to the doctor are for stress-related symptoms and the major cause of stress is worry. We all know that worrying serves no purpose, but that doesn’t make it easy to stop […]

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Welcome to 2011 and the new decade. Hurrah…a new start, spring will be here soon, it’s time to strip away the old and open ourselves to new possibilities – and then return to the same old same old life as a workshifter. January, of course, is a time for making our New Year’s Resolutions and […]

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This Will Be Your Year

Posted by on 7 January 2011

2011 is in full swing. How are your new year’s resolutions going? My guess is you are kicking butt and taking names. The key is for this to be the same answer after a week, a month, and six months from now. Many of the workshifters I interact with regularly all made resolutions this year. […]

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As a workshifter, I have had to learn to literally shift from multi-tasking to mono-tasking. Make no mistake, I need to master multiple tasks a day, but I choose to focus on one at a time – which means I am constantly on the move from one task to the next, as they are completed […]

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Inspirational People in 2010

Posted by on 20 December 2010

Workshifting requires regular doses of inspiration. This year, I was fortunate to find great inspiration. I thought it would be nice to share some of the names of the people that made me better. A better writer, a better listener, better wine drinker, better father, more patient, more giving, more focused, less inhibited, and just […]

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