Do you manage with L.O.V.E

February 14, 2011

Can you manage your workload with LOVE?

I came across this article in the COSTCO Connection and thought it was a timely post for February 14, 2011

Lifestyle Strategies- we are all to busy to take care of ourselves right? It seems the more pressure with work; family and even personal needs the more we turn away from what we need most. EXERCISE! I’m just as guilty as the rest. You need to make Lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and getting 30 min of exercise daily.

Organize your day – Yes this is the simplest task yet many fail. If you keep everything in one place you will not overlap appointments or miss them. One good tip never say yes to anything till you check your calendar.

Values- many of us say we cherish our loved ones. We live and work because we want to provide them with the best in life, however our actions don’t always show the same story. I love spending time with the kids – but never do. I value excellence but I turn in sloppy work. Is it time to revisit your values?

Enjoy- how do you wake up? Are you positive do you think good thoughts about how great the day will be? Do you see success for the day? What is your outlook? So many times we subject our self to a negative out look and guess what it happens. Try waking up and telling your self it’s going to be a great day. That anything that goes wrong will get better and you will be okay.

That is how you manage with LOVE

Original article was in the Costco connection from Feb 2-11 author Gabriela Cora

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11 tips on hiring a contractor

February 10, 2011

11 tips on hiring a contractor

1. Get recommendations 2. Have 3 written estimates 3. Check if there has ever been a complaint about them or the company 4. Make sure they have the proper licensed and registration requirements 5. Get the names of all suppliers they will use and ask if the contractor makes timely payments 6. Contact your local building inspection department to check for permits and inspections requirements 7. Ask to see the contractors insurance certificate 8. Insist on a written contract 9. Understand your payment options 10. Don’t not complete the contract until you know all permits are clear and all vendors have been paid 11. Pay by credit card when you can, You may have some payment options if you have to stop payment to the contractor

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