Spring Cleaning.....Here in my rainy corner of the world, tiny signs of spring are popping up all over. I am so excited to see the spots of color in the crocuses and early blooming plum trees. In reflection, I've loved creating with the new spring and summer papers in Cotton Candy, Pear and Ruby. I'm also still in pursuit of getting my life, home and office whipped into shape.
But in order to get there, I'm living through a mess! As I'm typing this, my house is full of thumping and banging as new carpet is being installed after 21 years. Sometimes ya gotta make a mess to clean up a mess!
Here is an article I've referred to to create my filing system for my business expenses in hopes that next years tax time will be a breeze.
Subject: Where is the top of your desk…GET ORGANIZED! Where is the top of your desk – can you see it? Those of you who are fans of Flylady, know that she teaches skills to keeping your home organized but in bite-sized chunks beginning with a shiny kitchen sink. For a home-based business person, the “sink” is the top of your desk.
Use small baskets or clear containers to group and organize CD’s, pens, and tablets of paper. File away bills and receipts for 2011. Put your 2012 files in a banker’s box with a lid so that you will be ready to prepare your taxes. Establish new file folders for 2013 using the same categories as you did for 2012.
If you need ideas for filing categories for this year – consider the following.
*One file folder for each month January – December (use these to file your gathering and sales receipts
* Alphabetically have file folders for business receipts in the following categories:
Advertising & Promotion
Child Care Expense
Credit Card Statements
Home Office Expense
Meals and Entertainment
The first and biggest hip, hip, hooray! goes to Lynn Como. She is the FIRST consultant to earn the Costa Rica trip!!!! How many of you are planning on joining her? I know I am.
Top 3 OBA Sales for 2012
Executive Directors - Lynn Como, Noreen Petty and Phil Wilhelm
Top 10 for February 2013Personal Sales
Lynn Como, Allisa Chilton, Noreen Petty, Phil Wilhelm, Helen Onulak, Elizabeth Weaver,
Krista Hershberger, Judy Larsen, Debi Squires and Tina Lovell.
Kathy Markloff, Wendy Mulreaney, Lynn Como, Susan Tomaino, Linda Caler, Noreen Petty, Christina Eisenhour, Phil Wilhelm, Ginni Candelaria and Sherry Tozzi
Top Team Builders with 2 or more new team members in February
Kathy Markloff, Linda Sturdivant and Sherri Tozzi
Straight to the Top Level 1
Terasa Driggers, Patti Melton, Louise Golicic, Susan Arndt, Julee Duerer, Bev Cole, Kris Keith and Jeanne Schrader
Thank you so much to Marilyn Gossett, Nancy Reding, Michelle Johns, Tarina Holloway and Linda Pantalone for sharing their talent and expertise at our awesome team meeting last Saturday in Salem, Oregon. It's always a pleasure to spend time with our team members in Oregon!
Creative Corner: Here is a sampling of some of our create and take projects from the team meeting. If you are part of my team email me to request the files for the handouts and I'll be happy to send them to you.
|Artwork and My Creations project designs by Michelle Johns using Chantilly papers|
|Artwork by Naomi Smith using Claire|
|Project and artwork designed by Marilyn Gossett|
|Naomi's January Card Class cards|
Quote of the Week:
Life has no remote - you have to get up and change it!