A simple checklist for a new financial year

A simple checklist for a new financial year

If you're dreading getting ready for your accountant, then it's extra reason to check out the tips I have for you today.

The new financial year is a great chance to review your P&L for the year gone and plan how you'll get a jump on the new one. But I also want to remind you to make a fresh start of your filing. So you can cruise through the next 12 months knowing exactly where to put anything tax related. AND you can feel super clever and calm when it comes to tax time next year.

How to Organise your To Do List

How to Organise your To Do List

We all start a new year with the best intentions to be more organised and do great work and help more people, don't we? But then you get back in to the office and everything has piled up .... It can be very overwhelming and you feel like you're falling behind before you even begin. 

So today I'm share my steps for starting the new working year on the right foot!

How to Get Unstuck When Planning your Goals

How to Get Unstuck When Planning your Goals

I've been walking around lately like the shoemaker with crappy, worn out shoes. Not so much with physical clutter (though there are plenty of toys around the house). But my head has been overflowing with ideas and wishes for how I want my biz and life to look in the future. I just haven't been able to put the pieces together or known where to start or how I would find time to do it all!

I've been playing with trying to plan and set goals for weeks and was just overwhelmed. But this morning something changed...

Top Tips for Getting Organised - And Staying Organised!

Top Tips for Getting Organised - And Staying Organised!

I like to say, mess is an inevitable consequence of an amazing creation. Ever had an evening playing Masterchef, created a killer three course menu, and been left with no mess? Probably not. The same goes for your home and work life. Think your desk will be clutter-free while you build your empire and kick your goals? Of course not - but there are some techniques you can employ to keep your organisational skills in check, and the benefits will go beyond your desk drawers.

Is your computer getting slow? Try this!

Is your computer getting slow? Try this!

If your computer is getting slow, one of the reasons could be that your hard drive is getting full. Things that take up the most space can be photos, videos, music or software programs.

Getting rid of Software that you're not using is an easy way to free up a chunk of hard drive space if you know your hard drive is getting full. It's also great if you're sick of your desktop screen and start menu being cluttered with icons for programs that you never use.

Tips from a Former Information Junkie

Tips from a Former Information Junkie

There is so much information available to help in our businesses and lives, and it comes from everywhere! You might have notes from meetings and courses, there are news sites and blogs to keep up with, and I don't need to tell you about your email inbox and social media feeds.

When you think you need to save a document or article for future reference, you need to ask these important questions...

VIDEO: Filing your Reference Information - Office Basics series

VIDEO: Filing your Reference Information - Office Basics series

This is the final part of a series where I briefly explain the main systems that can help your personal productivity in the office.

We all keep information for future reference, for just in case. The key is being able to find it again when you need it...

VIDEO: What you need on your Desk - Office Basics series

VIDEO: What you need on your Desk - Office Basics series

In the next few weeks I'm going to briefly explain the main systems that can help your personal productivity in the office.

My Mentor Barbara Hemphill calls these "The Magic 6". For some, these will be common sense, and for others it may be a vital missing part that could make a huge difference in their daily work.

The first one is Desktop tools...

How to get your Productivity back on track after a setback

How to get your Productivity back on track after a setback

During my first conversation with new clients, I ask them to explain their challenges and what they need help with. Very often they end up explaining some event that has occurred that was the beginning of the problem (whether they were conscious of it or not). While I have always been understanding of the effects these types of events, my recent bout of morning sickness has given me a whole new personal perspective on it.

How to Learn from the Busy Times and Improve your Business Processes

How to Learn from the Busy Times and Improve your Business Processes

For a lot of businesses, Summer, Christmas and the holidays are the busiest times of the year. Some look forward to it, with lots of clients, lots of profit... it's why you're in business right? For some though, this busy time brings stress and exhaustion.