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The Benefits of a Routine

I was raised in my childhood with a routine, actually a very strict routine.  Nothing we did was ever [rarely, if ever], done outside of one.  I believe habits are developed from routines.  Personal, I like a routine and I don’t think its just my personality or training that developed that taste, I believe there are qualities that support it that I am drawn to.

A routine makes me feel like I don’t or won’t forget anything.  It makes me remember tasks and not forget them because after I do one there is another that follows.  It makes me stay focused on all the things that have to be done each and every day.  It makes me make sure I do it the same way each and every time.  It makes me know where I left off when I stick to a routine.

Some days a routine is the only thing that saves me.

You know what I mean?  Ever have one of those days?

The phone interrupts every little thing you try to accomplish.  The computer shuts down when it supposed to be up and running.  The printer jams and doesn’t spit out the job you were trying to get out.  Sometimes so many of these interruptions make you forget what you were doing or trying to do.  A routine sometimes is the only thing that keeps these days anywhere near somewhere on track.  If you don’t have a routine, you are liable to come away with not having even accomplished even the little things, like eat, drink water and take your medication.

A routine usually means you have less wasted time because all efforts are accounted for.  A routine gives prediction to your life patterns of people around you and they create expectations out of your routine.  A routine allows you to plan.

The problem with always sticking to a routine and not throwing a routine out of the window is that you never get to enjoy something a little longer than normal, because you are focused on the routine and the next step.  You never get to do something out of order, because you are afraid if you do you won’t remember the next step or come back to the missed step.  A routine usually means you won’t make a mistake, but is not a guarantee of it.

Are you a person who enjoys a routine?  If not, share with us why.  If you do, then we would love for you to share with us one thing that you have developed to create your routine work for you.

5 Steps to Unplug During Vacation

I recently took a 10 day vacation [actually just got back to the routine today]…something that is really very hard for me to do because I absolutely LOVE to work! I am passionate about being available for my clients.  I never want to not be able to help them when something comes up.  I wantContinue Reading

5 Keys to Establish You Know What You are Talking About

In order to create a rapport with your team, you need to establish a relationship with them that you know what you are talking about. Nobody wants to be taught from someone who “thinks” they know the right thing. It is pertinent that you have your data and facts in order and spend time understandingContinue Reading

2013 Accounting Tip #10

There are many ways to get organized for taxes. Each person needs to find the way that works for them to ensure that they will stay consistent and current. We will provide you some tips at getting started, you may even find a tip that you like better than your current way of doing things.Continue Reading

2013 Accounting Tip #8

There are many ways to get organized for taxes. Each person needs to find the way that works for them to ensure that they will stay consistent and current. We will provide you some tips at getting started, you may even find a tip that you like better than your current way of doing things.Continue Reading

2013 Accounting Tip #7

There are many ways to get organized for taxes. Each person needs to find the way that works for them to ensure that they will stay consistent and current. We will provide you some tips at getting started, you may even find a tip that you like better than your current way of doing things.Continue Reading

2013 Accounting Tip #5

There are many ways to get organized for taxes. Each person needs to find the way that works for them to ensure that they will stay consistent and current. We will provide you some tips at getting started, you may even find a tip that you like better than your current way of doing things.Continue Reading

How To Write an Effective Appeal Letter

The following is a list of steps to preparing an appeal: Address the appeal letter to the Insurance Company who paid/rejected the claim. If this is your 2nd Level Appeal or 3rd Level Appeal, notate that on the header also.  If it is your first there is no need to be specific. Put the DateContinue Reading

How To Keep Up with Your Accounting Records

None of us like paperwork and because of that, receipts get stashed in all kinds of places.  Your pockets, the car, your purse, your briefcase, your day planner, and some even get tossed away.  If you put processes in place, you can avoid many of the headaches at tax time by keeping track of your receiptsContinue Reading

How to Keep Up with Your Accounting Records

None of us like paperwork and because of that, receipts get stashed in all kinds of places.  Your pockets, the car, your purse, your briefcase, your day planner, and some even get tossed away.  If you put processes in place, you can avoid many of the headaches at tax time by keeping track of your receiptsContinue Reading