Our budget might even go down a few billion for the lack of paper and office supplies needed to track tax info. Every week ask a colleague to take your calls for an hour so you can get something else done.
It must be nice to be in with Dr. Arlene Ackerman. She takes care of her people. We’re not talking about her family although they probably don’t want for anything. We’re talking about the people that work for her in the Philadelphia School District’s main administration building also known by employees as 440.
It may be difficult for you to see what your dentist sees when looking at an x-ray. Don’t let that bother you. Remember that your dentist went to dental school to learn how to interpret these x-rays. And also remember, it is the interpretation of the x-ray that you are paying for, not just the x-ray itself. That’s why you want a dentist’s opinion of a problem (that’s why you seek care from car mechanics, electricians, plumbers, doctors, accountants, and the list goes on and on). Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in every field, you just need to know someone who is.
.the report said that about a quarter of large corporations – ones that had more than $250 million in assets or $50 million in gross receipts – paid no taxes. In 2005, for instance, 3,565 large U.S. companies and 998 large foreign-owned companies operating here did not pay any income taxes.
I’ve just come back from a 14-concert tour in Europe. We were there 16 days, and visited seven countries. It was fantastic. And it’s quite interesting. Because in Europe, the audience is a lot younger, and they’re hearing the music almost for the first time.
Closely related to a futile drive for perfection is a need to “finish” the site. This is also a trap. Website design is a lot like building a house. Once the site is up it needs to be maintained and improved. Your accounting or CPA website won’t ever actually be “finished”. If you wait to take your website public until it’s “finished” you’ll never get it up, and if you ever allow yourself to treat your website as “finished” it will quickly slide into obsolescence.
24. Keep your mobile telephone switched off most of the time and DON’T give out your number to everyone. Having your mobile switched on means that anyone with your number can contact you anytime, anywhere. This creates an open invitation and people WILL contact you – even with trivial matters. If you’re worried that people can’t cope without you this signals a need to develop your people more.
25. Double your productivity by using a dictaphone. If you’ve never used one your own voice sounds strange at first but it takes only a week or so to get used to. Use the dictaphone for minutes of meetings, short notes when you’re travelling (but not driving, of course) and for first drafts of lengthy letters. Get someone else to transcribe the tapes.
So, the next time you are asked about taking x-rays of your teeth, remember that they are intended to help you. It will be important to remember that you and your dentist are partners in deciding your dental future. After all, what else can impact your life as much regarding your enjoyment of meals, your conversations, your smile and, don’t forget, your kiss!