I KNOW I'm in Heaven!Written by Mike Banks Valentine
I've recently completed an extensive training course to become a Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht) in a program that emphasizes a connection between everything we think, say or do in spiritual terms. I'd like to suggest that there is a kind of Zen of business at work in every aspect of our business lives as well. Those that approach their business life with spiritual zest and a driven faith that they will succeed will very often find themselves at top of market in their chosen fields.
The firm belief and understanding that you KNOW this is what you are supposed to be doing with your life is something that business giants possess far more often than rest of working world. There are secretaries that realize this early in their career. These are secretaries that become Executive Assistant and Corporate Executive Secretary. They think they are in Heaven.
Janitors that KNOW end up being Building Superintendents and Maintenance Engineers running sprawling office complexes, twenty story buildings and shopping centers with a staff of janitors and facilities engineers working for them and believe they are in Heaven.
There are those that KNOW when it comes to business principles that they are intended to operate small businesses. This type of entrepreneur has an innate sense of how to make a business run smoothly and effortlessly with unmatched joy and spirited energy. These masters of success are living in Business Heaven.
Those that KNOW are to be envied and studied so we can learn path to business enlightenment ourselves. Now let's return to my opening and Hypnotherapy Training. In working with clients struggling with difficult personal issues, phobias, addictions and past traumas during my training I watched in awe as they reach a KNOWING about their issue that finally helps them to conquer their demons and make meaningful change.
New Year's Resolutions for Your Home BusinessWritten by Donna Schwartz Mills
"Happy New Year" may be most positive phrase in English language. For those whose fortunes were less than they desired over last twelve months, new year is an opportunity to close book and start afresh. Those lucky souls who came out ahead this year can pat themselves on back and look forward to repeating their success in 2001. No matter which end of spectrum you fall into, hope that springs eternal on January 1 is something we all tend to share. It seems that every culture enjoys a new year's holiday, and that our tradition of making resolutions dates back to ancient Babylon. Teacher Jerry Wilson of < http://www.wilstar.com > says most popular Babylonian resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment. While times and details may have changed, today's home-based entrepreneurs are also concerned with improving relationships with colleagues and customers - and making their businesses grow. There are lots of changes we can make in our day-to-day lives that can increase our chances of looking back on 2001 with fondness - and January is perfect time to start. Resolution #1: Keep Better Records If you tend to stick your receipts in a shoebox or at bottom of your handbag, you already know heartbreak of trying to make sense of your tax returns. You are probably losing some legitimate deductions! Get in habit of saving and categorizing every receipt, clearly marking those that are 100% deductible. Devise a workable filing system and use it! Resolution #2: Watch Your Miles Do you keep track of your auto mileage for business? If not, you will be surprised at how much you can save on your taxes once you start - 2001 rate will be 34.5 cents per mile. However, it's imperative that you keep careful and accurate records in case of an audit. Note your mileage at start of each month and keep track of all miles you incur in course of conducting business. Keep an auto expense journal in your glove compartment or buy expense tracking pages for your ring-bound organizer. Tax expert Jeff Schnepper tells his clients to keep a tape recorder in their cars to record mileage and expenses as they occur, as a supplement