Posts Tagged ‘Reducing Stress’

Kiwitax – Small Business and Property Investors Accounting & Tax Agents

May 17th, 2010

It’s that time of the year again and many friends and clients have been asking me lately if I can recommend any good accountants. As it happens, I definitely can. Whether you’re still trying to tidy up the accounts from the last financial year, or wanting to kick the new financial year off on the right foot, good accounting support is worth its weight in gold. If you’re a small business, self employed or a property investor, my pick is the team at Kiwitax.

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Single and Want a Baby?

May 10th, 2010

As a Mum who was a single parent from the very beginning, I’m often asked about the pros and cons of having a baby by yourself.  In this age of independent women having careers and travelling, whilst the biological clock keeps on ticking, it’s a decision more and more single, thirty something, women are faced with.  If you are single, want to have a child, and are running out of time, then deciding to go ahead on your own can be the only option.  There is no right or wrong answer here, no foolproof decision making tool, but here are some important questions to work through to make the best choice for you.

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Mind Over Money

May 10th, 2010

When I ask my clients what they want more of in their lives, money is often on the list.

Here’s a few ideas to help you have more of it.

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Paralysis by Analysis

March 30th, 2010

Feeling stuck and frustrated?  These two feelings often go together and are often inextricably linked.  Generally you feel frustrated because you are stuck, and there is a simple explanation for being stuck – it is because you’re not moving!  It’s easy to blame other people, our environment, and circumstance but actually, the source is usually us.  The good news is that means we can do something about it.

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Stuck in Procrastination

March 23rd, 2010

Procrastination is defined as “deferring action”. It’s easy to rationalise why we put things off that we don’t want to do – maybe we’re scared of the consequences, maybe we don’t know ‘how’ to go about it, maybe we simply ‘don’t want to’. Sometimes there are even unintended benefits to this procrastination – all sorts of things get done, that wouldn’t otherwise be contemplated – drawers get cleaned out, letters get written, chocolate cakes get baked…. and eventually when the pressure of a looming deadline gets intense enough, and/or the threat of consequences if you don’t do it, get bad enough, the procrastination evaporates and you simply have to take the action required.

But why do we put off doing the things that we DO want to do?

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Your Heart is a Powerhouse

March 22nd, 2010

When you live your life from your heart, you tap into a huge source of energy – energy that replenishes you, recharges you, and makes the work required to action tasks seem effortless.  In contrast, when you are living your life from your head, there is nothing to replenish you, and your energy is quickly drained, leaving you mentally fatigued, exhausted and often with a nasty headache!

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Allow Yourself to Receive

March 21st, 2010

Being fiercely independent is limited and selfish.  A controversial statement perhaps, but as Helen Keller famously said, “Alone we can achieve so little, but together we can achieve so much.”  Even Einstein, known more for his mathematical genius than his philosophies on life, deduced that “when two people put their heads together, it is like a third person has entered the room”.

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4 Quick Questions for the Best Decision Every Time

March 17th, 2010

Are you having trouble making an important decision?  Maybe you’ve tried weighing up the pros and cons, but still can’t decide?

Here’s a strategy that I find very helpful for tough choices.  It’s a simple process involving four questions.  They are known as the Cartesian Questions and were developed by a famous metaphysician called Rene Descartes.  You’ll need some paper to keep track of your answers.  Read More

Belinda Duffy – Duffy Design

March 9th, 2010

belinda_duffy_design_aucklandIt’s no secret that website design and development has been a major cause of grief for me over the last three years.  But finally, several web design companies later (not to mention thousands of dollars, hundreds of chocolate bars and countless gray hairs!!) I now have a website that is fully functional AND looks great…. and I love it!!

The woman behind showing me that successfully creating a website IS actually possible is the fantastic Belinda Duffy of Duffy Design.  Belinda was recommended to me by a friend who had endured three years of my website woes over numerous coffees.  And bless her, Belinda took it upon herself to personally guarantee that I would have a positive website experience, resulting in a fantastic website.  And she certainly delivered.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

March 3rd, 2010

How often do you actually stop and appreciate everything you have and everything that is good about your life? I’m sure we can all recall times when we’ve been told to “count our blessings” but when was the last time you actually did? Feeling and being grateful is a powerful exercise, which not only can make you feel a lot better about your circumstances, but also seems to welcome more good things into your life. Read More