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Have You Ever Played Hooky to Get a Day Off Work?

Have You Ever Played Hooky to Get a Day Off Work?

When you have had a really bad day at work you may be tempted to throw in the towel and quit. At least, speaking from personal experience, I know I have certainly been tempted to give my notice when the going gets rough. Of course, when this happens, you could also take a different approach. You could ask for a day off, for instance, in order to simply take a break and recharge your batteries so to speak. But what if you know you can’t ask because you will be turned down? If this, or something similar, has happened to you, have you ever played hooky to get a day off work as a result? Have You Ever Played Hooky? Of course, not everyone who calls in sick is playing hooky. According to a survey by CareerBuilder from October 2016, just over a third of workers called in sick to work when they were feeling fine in the 12 months preceding the survey. Some of the excuses given by those workers were pretty far out there as far as believability goes. However, keep in mind these were the employees who actually admitted to playing hooky. In reality the actual number of ...

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How to Deal with Stress as a Business Owner

How to Deal with Stress as a Business Owner

Everyone has to deal with stress from time to time. It could be from a difficult situation or relationship in your personal life. Or, perhaps it’s your professional life that is causing you stress and anxiety instead. If it is the latter, and you are also the owner of the business you work for, there are ways to help you deal with stress as a business owner. 1. Don’t Push Beyond Your Limits Pushing past your emotional, psychological, and physical limits is a problem many of us have. We go and go until we nearly drop from exhaustion. Once our bodies tell us we must stop and rest, we do, although reluctantly. It seems that some of us are nearly incapable of relaxing until we are forced to. As an alternative, don’t push beyond your limits. Know what those limits are and catch a few hours extra sleep now and then or take a break and go for a short walk during the day to reduce your stress limits so you can run your business at its optimum. There is some great advice on stress relief from the NHS which you may find beneficial. 2. Eat Healthy Foods Its advice ...

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4 Tips for Knowing When to Spend and When to Save

Even the most reluctant spenders understand that there comes a time when they have to spend money. They even recognize that there are times when going with the cheapest option is not a good thing. They just have a little trouble sorting out how to recognize those times. It is not just those obsessed with saving money that experience this problem. At some point, it happens to us all. We all have certain blind spots when it comes to spending money. We routinely overspend on things we don’t have to. And we frequently hold back when we should be investing at a higher level. Here are a few tips that will help determine when to spend and when to save: Spend When a High Level of Skill Is Involved We can live with airlines cutting corners on everything except the maintenance of the plains and the quality of pilots. We also agree that discount surgery is out of the question. Home construction is another one of those areas where skill is worth the premium. Solar panels like the ones you may buy from Ion Solar require an installer with a high level of skill and experience in the same way ...

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Review Of How Andrew Argue Can Help You Grow A Hyper Productive Accounting Company

The world of accounting is a tough industry to both work in and run a business. With so much competition from other firms, it can feel like the deck is stacked against freelance CPAs or small accounting firms that are looking to build their client lists. However, just because there are plenty of options out there doesn’t mean that you are unable to grow your own accounting business. In fact, according to Andrew Argue, nothing is stopping you from achieving hyper-profitability for your accounting company, and all it takes is a little training from Andrew Argue. So, with that in mind, let’s start our review of Andrew Argue to see what he’s all about and how he might be able to help grow your clients and retain current clients. Sales vs. Service For most accountants, they focus more on the numbers than they do their clients. What that usually means is that they can provide high-quality service, but they are unable to book new customers to sell themselves to make more money and turn current and new clients into life long clients. The mentality of high competition in the accounting industry means that many firms may undersell themselves or not ...

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5 Ways Freezer Meals Can Save Your Butt and Your Budget

5 Ways Freezer Meals Can Save Your Butt and Your Budget

I haven’t always made freezer meals. Back in the day, I used to eat out whenever I was in a rush for a meal, and I didn’t always make the most nutritious choices. I had a full time job and helped with my family’s farm which kept me busy even though I’m single. But when I began freelancing a few years ago I became even busier. As my side hustle grew the amount of time I had available for cooking diminished to almost nothing. Out of necessity, I began planning meals ahead and making freezer meals about once a month. Using either my crock pot or oven, I was able to cook meals and work at the same time. Making freezer meals really saved my butt. Here are 5 ways freezer meals can save your butt and your budget too. 1. Use What is on Hand One of the ways freezer meals can save your budget is by helping you use what you already have on hand. Take inventory and make a list of the items and their quantities in your pantry, cabinets and freezer. Next, pull out your favorite crock pot recipes or look some up on Pinterest or ...

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