Merry Christmas from The Tax Chic!
I want to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout 2015 – I appreciate it more than you know!
I’ve had an exciting but challenging year…and 2016 is shaping up to be one of my most creative…stay tuned for more on that next year!
In lieu of sending Christmas cards, I have made donations to the following charities:
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- Guide Dogs Victoria
- St Vincent de Paul; and
- Deakin University – 100 lives campaign
I know that this time of year is difficult financially, but I encourage you to help others in any way you can…
I’ll be taking a break from the blog until Monday 18th January, 2016 – but I am certainly around between now and then so if you have any questions, concerns or need some work done…simply Contact me and I will gladly help!
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year – may your 2016 be happy, healthy and successful!
Have you noticed how stressed everyone is?
I’m usually one of those super organised people who have their shopping finished in November, but not this year – I managed to complete most of my Christmas shopping over the weekend, and I was rather relaxed about it all…and I think that’s because I’ve just decided that what will be will be…
But for others, I couldn’t help notice that many people were rushing and tearing about in a frenzy…so I thought I’d share a few tips for you that always help me get through the silly season:
- if you only have a few days left at work before you take a break, just remember that everything will be waiting for you when you get back! I completely understand that deadlines are a part of life, but take a look at the things that REALLY need doing before the end of Thursday and prioritise those
- in most cases the shops are closed for only one day, yes…one day – there’s no need to buy the supermarket out of food, save some for Boxing Day!
- once the flurry of celebrations is over and you stop, you’re going to need sleep…try to creep up on a few extra hours this week. Perhaps head to bed one hour earlier each night, it WILL make a difference!
- you can wrap that Christmas present in plain paper, I promise the person on the receiving end will not be worried about the paper; and
- remember to breathe…
Gee I hope that helps!
To round out the week I thought I’d take some time to fill you in on our plans for Business in Heels – South West Victoria for 2016!
We’ll be kicking things off on Wednesday 10th February, 2016 at Café Lava in Warrnambool where we’ll hear all about the concept and benefits of Destination Warrnambool!
Then, in an exciting turn of events, we’ll be heading to Maddens Hotel in Camperdown on Wednesday 9th March, 2016!
Our plan is to hold events in Warrnambool every second month and in between we’ll head out to see our sole sisters around the district – so if you know anyone in Camperdown, Hamilton or Port Fairy (and everywhere in between) who may be interested…please send them to our Website to create a profile and ask them to join our Facebook group.
The more the merrier!
And of course, if you’d like to know more about partnering with us, please get in touch!
Come on, I’m sure you knew this was coming?!?!
Since it’s almost the end of the calendar year, it’s time to start planning for 2016…both for business and for life!
Each year I like to take some time to set goals, look at deadlines and factor in special social occasions – all of this helps me work towards maintaining a balanced and productive life.
If you are in business, now is a great time to review your financial position and determine the required sales, staffing, advertising and cash flow requirements to get you through to the end of the financial year.
If you are an employee, consider any training or personal development you need to move towards your goals.
And on a personal note, I think everyone should regularly take stock of their life and look at ways to improve their own life, and the lives of others.
I know that traditionally December is a busy time for everyone, but if you can spare five minutes to consider this, then set aside some time in January to revisit – I am confident you will see the benefit!