Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Why Is It Almost Impossible For Most People To Rise Above TemporaryDefeats?

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Why is it almost impossible for most people to rise above temporary defeats in spite of the numerous sources of inspiration around them?

People need inspiration for different reasons and they look toward different directions to get inspired. Among so many sources of inspiration, lessons from other people’s experiences in form of quotes, stories and essays are the most popular.

Inspirational quotes, stories and essays reveal the beauty and awesome endowment within us but we only become inspired through conviction (a firm believe in the latent power within). Inspirational materials help us to see how magnificent and limitless we truly are.

To survive trying times, live up to your full potential, drop bad and dishonouring habits, and become truly successful in life - you need the kind of inspiration that comes from within. You can only draw inspiration from within if it’s there.

There is no form of adversity or setback that will last forever. Your current condition is not permanent; if you want to rise above it as fast as possible, you need to experience a paradigm shift in your thinking pattern.

A good understanding of the law of cause and effect is required for a change of mindset and lasting transformation. And the law of cause and effect states that – for every cause there is an equal reaction or consequence. You reap what you sow.

Nothing happens by chance, our current conditions are effects of the culmination of our words, thoughts and actions of yesterday. And to rise above our current status, we need to reprogram our minds, constantly load ourselves with uplifting and self-confidence boosting thoughts and words.

Another way to inspire yourself from within is to engage in meditation and deep thinking about your abilities as frequent as possible. Always affirm to yourself that your current circumstances are temporary.

You have what it takes to rise above temporary defeats!
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Small Frying Pan - A Short Inspirational Story

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Small Frying Pan - Inspirational Story

One Saturday morning, two friends went to the bank of a local river to fish, this is something they've been meaning to do for a long time. One is an experienced fisherman and the other is inexperienced.

As they started to fish, the inexperienced fisherman pulled out a small stick from his bag. Everytime he catches any fish he would measure it with the stick, if it's bigger than the stick - he'll say "no" and throw it back into the river but if it's same size the stick or less - he'll put it in his ice bucket.

The experienced fisherman on the other hand put every big fish he caught in his ice box.

After awhile, the experienced fisherman got tired of watching his friend waste big fishes, he then asked " Jimmy, why are you keeping the smaller fishes and throwing the big ones back into the river?"

Also Read: The Black Boy And The Balloon Story

Then Jimmy replied, I have a small frying pan, any fish bigger than this stick wont fit in it.

No Jimmy, you don't need smaller fishes - you need a bigger frying pan, he replied.

Just like this inexperienced fisherman, so many people are constantly settling for small things; they're afraid to make big plans, dream big dreams and step out of comfort zones.

See, any dream, idea, vision and job God gives you is not bigger than you can handle - you just need to increase your faith, change you thinking pattern and retrain your mind.

The universe is filled with overflowing abundance, God has unlimited resources, and you are His beloved child. You are not inadequate, you just need to see beyond your visible condition. Our God is bigger than any dream or problem you could ever think of.

Remember, whatsoever the mind can conceive, it can achieve. Therefore, no dream or plan is bigger than you can fulfill or achieve.

And when you dream, dream big,
As big as the ocean, blue.
Cause when you dream it might come true. For when you dream, dream big. ~ Ryan Shupe
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My 30 Favourite Louise Hay Affirmations

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Louise Hay Affirmations

Pure positive affirmations are the bricks and mortar for creating a formidable life. Just as salt adds taste to our meal, affirmations make ourlives tasteful. Through afffirmations we consciously influence our present conditions and also create our future.

Our self-talks and self-beliefs greatly affect the shapes of our lives. With affirmations we can allign our self-talks and self-beliefs with the universe to create successful lives. Here's a collection of my favourite Louise Hay affirmations to get you started in the creation of an enviable life.

Louise L. Hay has inspired millions of people to free themselves from the bonds of self-limiting thoughts through her insightful teachings. Through her amazing affirmations, quite a number of people have been able to free themselves from the cycles of fear, stress, and guilt that limit our lives.

Success Affirmations

1. Everything I touch is a success.

2. Golden opportunities are everywhere for me.

3. There is plenty for everyone, including me.

4. I am blessed beyond my fondest dreams.

5. Riches of every sort are drawn to me.

Career Affirmations

1. I am deeply fulfilled by all that I do.

2. My job allows me to express my talents and abilities, and I am grateful for this employment.

3. I am opening my consciousness to a greater prosperity and part of that prosperity is an increased salary.

4. I create a good feeling at work.
I realize there are laws that govern the Universe, and I work with these laws in every area of my life.

5. I am totally open and receptive to a wonderful new position, one that uses all my talents and abilities, and allows me to express creatively in ways that are fulfilling to me. I work with and for people whom I love, and who love and respect me, in a wonderful location and earning good money.

Money & Prosperity Affirmations

1. I am a magnet for money. Prosperity of every kind is drawn to me.

2. Today is a delightful day. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.

3. I move from poverty thinking to prosperity thinking and my finances reflect this change.

4. I am open and receptive to all the wealth in the Universe.

5. I am an individual being accepting from an unlimited source in an unlimited way.

Health & Healing Affirmations

Also Read: 10 Simple Healing Prayers With Bible Quotes That Really Work Miracles

1. I let go of all negativity that rests in my body and mind.

2. I am constantly discovering new ways to improve my health.

3. Filling my mind with pleasant thoughts is the quickest road to health.

4. I am ready to be healed. I am willing to forgive. All is well.

5. I am grateful for my healthy body. I love life.

Creativity & Productivity Affirmations

1. The key to creativity is knowing that my thinking creates my experience. I use this key in every area of my life.

2. My talents are in demand, and my unique gifts are appreciated by those around me.

3. Ideas come to me easily and effortlessly.

4. I release all resistance to expressing my creativity fully.

5. I am learning to be more creative every day.

Love Affirmations

1. I now deserve love, romance, and joy - and all the good that life has to offer me.

2. I am in a joyous, intimate relationship with a person who truly loves me.

3. I draw love and romance into my life, and I accept it now.

4. I draw love and romance into my life, and I accept it now.

5. I am safe in all my relationships, and I give and receive lots of love.

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To People Who Often Ask What Is The Purpose Of Life - Read This

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The purpose of life is quite deeper than what anyone can fully comprehend, the best we know about it - is only but a tip of an iceberg. I'd like to remind you that - aside from your unique life purpose, there are some purposes you share with other humans.

To make significant impact in your world and standout in life, you have to make fulfilling these life purposes your daily business. Whilst there are so many purposes for living, I'll outline four - as seen in Leo C. Rosten's quote:

"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made difference that you lived at all."

I have included the definition for each purpose of life, with some quotes to motivate you to fashion your life after them.

4 Purposes For Living

Be Useful

Definition: Do something that is of some value or benefit to someone.

To be useful is to become a magnet of opportunies. Being useful to other people paves way for terrific success in life.

The following hand-picked quotes on being useful will not only motivate you but will also challenge you to make being useful a lifelong goal:

1. "Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something." ~
Henry David Thoreau

2. "Get busy living, or get busy dying." ~ Stephen King

3. "Nothing can have value without being an object of utility." ~ Karl Marx

4. "If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself." ~ Joseph Smith Jnr.

5. "Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live." ~ Socrates

Be responsible

Definition: Having sound judgement; fair and sensible.

Being responsible is quite difficult. However, it can be easy with strong determination. You might find these quotes helpful for daily motivation:

1. "All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

2. "Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required." ~ Luke 12:48

3. "In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity."
~ Abraham Lincoln

4. “Every person who has changed the world has taken responsibility for something that mattered not just to them, but to mankind.” ~ Mike Stutman

5. “The time is always right to do what is right” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be honourable

Definition: Possessing or characterized by high principles: honourable intentions.

Being a honorable person is non- negotiable if your life must count. The following quotes from thoughtful leadefs will motivate as you to be a honorable person:

1. "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." ~ George Bernard Shaw

3. "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free, - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve." ~ Abraham Lincoln

4. "An honorable man or woman is one who is truthful; free from deceit; above cheating, lying, stealing, or any form of deception. An honorable man or woman is one who learns early that one cannot do wrong and feel right. A man's character is judged on how he keeps his word and his agreements." ~ Ezra Taft Benson

5. "Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." ~ Oprah Winfrey

Be Compassionate

Definition: Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.

Here's a collection of clever thoughts on why being compassionate should be your uppermost concern daily:

1. "Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others." ~ Helen Keller

2. "Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival." ~ Dalai Lama

3. "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries without them humanity cannot survive." ~ Dalai Lama

4. "A person with much compassion is likely to be more favorable to another than a human being with little or no sympathy." ~ Jimi Akanbi, The Power of Grace, Favor and Honor

5. "God wants you live your life to be an example to others. He also wants you to share his compassion and love with those around you . Your purpose is not for you to continue to live only for yourself." ~ James Strand, First Steps to Faith.
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Friday, 21 July 2017


Four Often Ignored Steps To Create Sustainable Workforce Motivation

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Today, it is widely accepted that workforce motivation is critical for higher productivity and success. Motivated employees are known to be highly productive and resourceful.

The importance of motivation in organizations can never be over-flogged. Motivation energizes and impel employees to go extra miles  to meet and exceed employer's expectations for a long time.

Many managers are accustomed to using extrinsic motivators such as money, bonus, and commission. I think that is why creating a sustainable workforce motivation seems like a bumpy ride for them.

Money for instance, is not necessarily enough to spur an employee to perform optimally. At best, it can only keep him on the job a bit longer (with average performance). I guess that's not what you want, or is it?

While we can't ignore the importance of money in motivating employees, we should not forget that motivation built on external rewards is often short lived.

Four Often Ignored Steps For Creating Sustainable Workforce Motivation

1. Involve employees in decision making:

Successful companies don’t hire brainy people just to have them do routine jobs – they employ them to be active contributors of a formidable team. Smart managers know that the easiest way to foster team spirit in workforce is to treat employees as associate members.

Not only will a company benefit from a wider scope of unique knowledge, skills and ideas when employees are involved in decision-making, it will also enjoy improved services. Each time employees in a particular unit are involved in decision-making, they go all out to see the project succeeds.

According to a research conducted by Peter Baron Stark, there is a direct correlation between involving employees in decision-making and overall morale, satisfaction with jobs.

Whenever employees are involved in decision making, they feel valued, trusted and important. Everyone wants to feel important after all.

2. Stimulate personal growth:

Any quality-oriented business will never forgo human capacity development for anything. As daunting as it may sound, the greatest contribution any leader can ever make in a workforce is to encourage personal development. Apart from being an important intrinsic motivator, this is also an investment with guaranteed returns (employees will reciprocate with values that commensurate this investment).

And the good thing about stimulating personal growth in a workforce is – you don’t have to break the bank to do it, you can even do it without spending a dime.

Here’s a few tips to help you get started:

• Setup a reading club: If you have some books – start with them. You may also encourage some colleagues to contribute or borrow the club some self-improvement books as the case may be.

• Allot some time (once in week) to employees to engage in self-development research. Here’s the catch – sooner or later, your company will become highly competitive and your employees will be more loyal and committed to you.

• Have  meetings with your employees (at least once in a month) to share knowledge and brainstorm.

• Always share helpful links online with your employees

• Encourage employees to try some personal development progammes both online and offline. I’m going to share some powerful and effective (also free) personal development resources in my next post.

• Engage the services of professional facilitators to cheer and motivate your employees regularly.

3. Make Work Interesting And Challenging:

One of the easiest and effective ways to create workforce motivation is to make work engaging and challenging. A crucial first step to make work interesting - is to set out comprehensive job responsibilities and performance targets for each employee.

Also try to make the mode of operations flexible - change formation once in awhile. Routine approch can be boring and demotivating sometimes.

In dealing with employees, always remember that people (generally) have different set of abilities, drives, strengths, and weaknesses - with this in mind, always delegate tasks to suited employees. Capitalize on their strengths.

Rotate leadership baton in every department on short intervals. This will improve your team strength as team members will learn some critical values like empathy.

4. Rebuild Your Organizational Culture:

Every organization has its unique culture. Organizational culture is a function of some shared assumptions, values and beliefs that govern people's behaviour in the organization.

John McLaughlin said organizational culture is composed of seven characteristics that range in priority from high to low. Every organization has a distinct value for each of these characteristics, which, when combined, defines the organization's unique culture.

The seven characteristics of organizational culture John McLaughlin are:

1. Innovation (Risk Orientation)
2. Attention to Detail (Precision Orientation)
3. Emphasis on Outcome (Achievement Orientation)
4. Emphasis on People (Fairness Orientation)
5. Teamwork (Collaboration Orientation)
6. Aggressiveness (Competitive Orientation)
7. Stability (Rule Orientation)

You may read the full article here : What Is Organizational Culture? Definition & Characteristics

You may want to switch to an organizational culture that works well for your team.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay - Robert Frost Poem

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Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
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22 Great Life Quotes To Motivate You

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Life undoubtedly, is not an ultimate search. For ultimate search, the searchers have maps and they know exactly what to look for (as designed by the show organizers). While life is dynamic, the map cannot be easily read and people don't always know what they want as they journey through life.

Life unfolds in two forms - good or bad, tough or easy, success or failure, big or small... Whilst there are some events in ourlives we cannot control (which are very small), we are solely responsible for the outcome of ourlives. In other words, it's up to us to decide the shape of ourlives.

In agreement with Isaac Newton's quote: "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants," to be great, you need to learn from the great and follow the steps of the great. Here's a collection of great life quotes to motivate you as you journey through life:

22 Great Life Quotes To Moticate You:

1. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
~ Sydney Harris

2. "Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghost and goblins of what might occur. Calamit and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it."
~ Jonathan Lockwood

3. "If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, yo ensure it."
~ Anonym

4. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don' t matter and those who matter don' t mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss

5. "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
~ Marilyn Monroe

6. "The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before."
~ Albert Einstein

7. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
~ William James

8. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
~ Robert Frost

9. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

10. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

11. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “When one door closes, another opens ; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”
~ Alexander Graham Bell

13. "I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it."
~ Maya Angelou

14. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
~ Allen Saunders

15. “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.”
~ Steve Jobs

16. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
~ Aristotle

17. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
~ Mark Twain

18. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

19. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
~ Albert Einstein

20. “Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

21. “Once you say you are going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” ~ John F. Kennedy

22. "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. Th other is as though everything is a miracle."
~ Albert Einstein
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Top 15 Bible Verses About Debt And Being In Debt

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There are many misconceptions about biblical perspective on the subject of debt. As a result, people are more confused today than ever before about God's opinion on being in debt and getting out of it.

Is debt really a sin? Even though God does not encourage debt, He certainly doesn't consider it a sin. However, God warns about the dangers of being in debt in so many scriptures. It is in our own interest to stay out of debt as Christians.

Also Read: 10 Simple Healing Prayers With Biblical Quotes That Really Work Miracles

While debt is not God's will for His children, there are quite a number of scriptures that can help you get out of debts - no matter how deep you may be. I have taken the liberty to compile what I feel is the top 15 Bible verses about debt and being in debt. These biblical verses will answer the questions below and much more:

• What does the Bible say about being in debts?

• What does the Bible say about getting out of debts?

• What does the Bible say about debt cancellation

• Is debt a sin?

Top 15 Bible Verses About Debt And Being In Debt

1. "Owe nothing to anyone--except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law." ~ Romans 13:8 (NLT)

2. "Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender." ~ Proverbs 22:7 (NLT)

3. "The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives." ~ Psalm 37:21 (NAS)

4. "Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts." ~ Proverbs 22:26 (NAS)

5. "A man who makes a vow to the LORD or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do." ~ Numbers 30:2 (NLT)

6. "It is wrong to take a set of millstones, or even just the upper millstone, as security for a loan, for the owner uses it to make a living." ~ Deuteronomy 24:6 (NLT)

7. "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?" ~ Luke 14:28 (NIV)

8. "For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you." ~ Deuteronomy 15:6 (NIV)

9. "A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor." ~ Proverbs 17:18 (NAS)

10. "The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them." ~ Deuteronomy 28:12 (NLT)

11. "He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure." ~ Proverbs 11:15 (NAS)

12. "Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you." ~ Matthew 5:42 (NIV)

13. “If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution." ~ Exodus 22:14 (ESV)

14. "Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority." ~ Romans 13:7 (NLT)

15. "Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.
He couldn't pay, so his master ordered that he be sold--along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned--to pay the debt. But the man fell down before his master and begged him, 'Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.' Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt. But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment. His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. 'Be patient with me, and I will pay it,' he pleaded. But his creditor wouldn't wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full. When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, 'You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn't you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?'
Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt." Matthew 18:23-34 (NLT)

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6 Accounting Resources That Could Set You Apart From Your Colleagues

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Person, Man, Woman, Child, Umbrella

Which Of These Accounting Resources Are You Currently Using?

Whether you are an accountant in business (chartered or not) or you're preparing to write exams under professional accounting bodies like ICAN, ACCA ... or you are a small business owner, you have what it takes to be a kingpin in your industry but that might not happen by default, you need to do some extra work, a little more tweaking of your skills and talents. You definitely need some good accounting resources to improve on your output, and this post will point you to 6 of such resources.

From general to niche accounting, there's never been a better time to improve your productivity and efficiency than now. Apart from upgrading your qualifications, you need to commit to continuous self improvement. The following accounting resources will not only enhance your efficiency as an accountant, but will also get you noticed in the industry.

Accounting just like any other prominent profession is dynamic in nature - by dynamic I mean, there's no constant solution to every real life accounting problems. Just as the world is revolving by the seconds, accounting practices are revolving too. And to retain your relevance in the field, you must update yourself consistently. And that is where accounting resources come in handy.

Now, lets talk about the six accounting resources that could set you apart from your colleagues.

6 Accountants Resources That Could Set You Apart From Your Colleagues

1. Open Tuition

Open tuition is an award winning accountancy website with over 500,000 registered users across the globe. It was founded in 2008 by John Moffat (a big name in the accounting industry). And managed by a team of professional accountants with impeccable skills and competence in both general and niche account practices.

If you're looking for comprehensive study resources for ACCA, CIMA and the likes, look no further - just hit the signup button on this website for access to throngs of study resources (including video lectures) prepared by professional accountants with vast accounting knowledge and proven records.

The most interesting part of being a member of this forum is that the materials, technical advice, professional consultancy time, helpful information and networking platform are completely free of charge.

2. CPA Net

CPAnet is a website to visit whenever you're short on time and strength to wade through the "content glut" on the internet. Here, you'll find tools and resources to help you quickly find quality information on the Internet.

This is a curation site, founded in March 1996 by Brenda Mizgorski that is hugely focused on helping young CPA and CPA exam candidate find timely information in a rapidly changing landscape. In addition, CPAnet hosts lively and active communities within its discussion forums, niche communities and social outlets that primarily cater to those seeking to obtain their CPAs and sit for the CPA Exam.

If you are looking for new and innovative ways to serve your clients and grow their businesses, you may want to checkout CPA net.

3. ScheduleOnce

Scheduling meetings and appointments with customers and prospects has become lot easier since the development of ScheduleOnce. With this software, you can effectively schedule group or one-on-one meetings with your clients. The price of the software ranges from $5/month - $49/month. You can try the software for free for 14days. Check it out here.

4. Accounting Today

Accounting Today is a leading information resource for public accountants – serving the community of professionals who provide tax preparation, book-keeping, auditing, financial planning, and business advisory and consulting services to individuals and small businesses.

Accounting Today is sharply focused on the industry’s most important concerns, including tax law, accounting standards, technology, audit and assurance, and wealth management. Its analysis and breaking news, opinion and expert advice, and practical business-building ideas enable partners, principals and practitioners to make informed decisions about their business and the clients they serve.

In this site you'll find the best information that accounting profession has to offer. Just subscribe to their newsletter and start enjoying daily insights that will enhance your accounting practice.

5. Box.com

Box is an amazing business-oriented tools that you can use to manage your documents and projects all in one place. It is a cloud storage tool that allows multiple users edit, and update documents in real time. Beyond the storage of documents, with Box, you can secure your documents. You can try it for free, just click here to Signup.

6. Sequence Inc.

Sequence Inc. is a forensic accounting site that covers a wide range of fraud related topics. You'll learn quite a number of helpful things about ponzi schemes, MLM income disclosures, financial statement fraud, investigation of embezzlement, verifying Divorce income and Child Support cases.

What other accounting resources would you like to add to the list? Please, share your thoughts on this post with me, I'd love to know what you think.
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30 Self Improvement Quotes From World Champions

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Self improvement can never be outgrown, your age notwithstanding - there's always something in your life that needs improvement. Self improvement is what closes the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It is widely believed that success is never accidental - it is planned. Excellence at a thing is a result of conscious and persistent self improvement.

Also Read: 31 Dream Big Quotes To Motivate You To Aim Higher

To soar high in your career, you must learn the ropes and work hard. And that is where self improvement comes in handy. But self improvement activities can sometimes be challenging and discouraging especially when you've tried many times without significant results.

The following 30 self improvement quotes from world champions will inspire you not cave in irrespective of the challenges you face as you progress on the path to becoming a better person.

1. “Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” ~ Brian Tracy

2. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

3. "I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
~ Oprah Winfrey

4. "Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system."
~ Benjamin Disraeli

5. "You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change." ~ Les Brown

6. "Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. " ~ Henry David Thoreau

7. "One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests." ~ John Stuart Mill

8. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ Albert Einstein

9. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if our mind growled
like our stomach does when it is hungry?" ~ Zig Ziglar

10. "Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for." ~ Socrates

11. "Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you." ~ Les Brown

12. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
~ William Faulkner

13. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
~ Confucius

14. "One can choose to go back toward safety or forward
toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again;
fear must be overcome again and again." ~ Abraham Maslow

15.If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.~ Maya Angelou

16. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
~ Jim Rohn

17. "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

18. "Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." ~ Mary Kay Ash

19. "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." ~ Dale Carnegie

20. “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
~ C.S. Lewis

21. "Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
~ Henry W. Longfellow

22. "What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.
Our life is the creation of our mind." ~ Buddha

23. "Man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people."
~ Will Rogers

24. "We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish." ~ Anthony Robbins

25. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

26. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

27. "We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ~ Paulo Coelho

29. "Learn to express, not impress." ~ Jim Rohn

30. "People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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31 Dream Big Quotes To Motivate You To Aim Higher

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A wise man once said, it's a dreamer's world. Indeed it is... The ability to dream is the finest tool God has given to mankind to create his future. Before you start feeling cool about your accomplishments so far, I suggest you checkout these awesome dream big quotes from world class leaders (with outstanding results) from different walks of life - you'll see that there are more to be accomplished.

There is no limit to what you can accomplish on earth, however, you can only accomplish the much your dream permits. A man's dream determines his size - if it's big, the man is big and if small, then he is small. The following dream big quotes will give you reasons not to settle for less than you can achieve. You'll also be motivated to aim higher.

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1. “Life is short, live bold! Be heard, be you, dream big, take risks, don’t wait.” ~ Misty Gibbs

2. “We will only grow as big as we dream that's why we must dream big.” ~ Gabrielle Williams

3. “Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.” ~ Rashedur Ryan Rahman

4. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” ~ Lupita Nyong'o

5. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

6. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

7. “If people are not laughing at your Goals, your Goals are not big enough!” ~ Alex Haditaghi, Softly, As I Leave Her

8. “A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.” ~ Zadoc Rabinowitz

9. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 

10. “All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” ~ Brian Tracy

11. “When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” ~ Malcom Forbes

12. “Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.” ~ Robert Collier

13. “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” ~ Napoleon Hill

14. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." ~ John D. Rockefeller

Read: 30 Powerful Quotes To Unlock And Maximize Your Potential

15. “Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

16. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” ~ Michael John Bobak

17. "If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!" ~ T. Harv Eker

18. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” ~ Anthony Robbins

19. “If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” ~ Vince Lombardi

20. “Commit yourself to a dream . . . Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s most important battle–he defeated the fear of trying.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

21. “You have to ‘be’’ before you can ‘do’, and do before you can ‘have’.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Read: Amazing Never Give Up Quotes From Thoughtful And Successful Leaders

22. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” ~ Wendy Wasserstein

23. "The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize." ~ Robert Hughes

24. “Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement.” ~ Max Lucado

25. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

26. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” ~ Pablo Picasso

27. “The future you see is the future you get.” ~ Robert G Allen

28. “Capture your dreams and your life becomes full. You can, because you think you can.” ~ Nikita Koloff

29. “I want to be all used up when I die.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

30. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer

31. “If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” ~ William Arthur Ward
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Top 30 Customer Service Quotes That Will Improve Your Overall Metric

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Customer, Expectation, Service, Quality

Experts believe that effective customer service is one of the essential requirements for any business to succeed. Frankly, customer service is broad and dynamic. As a result, some prescribed set of rules might not be enough to make your customers satisfied. Therefore, you need to follow the wind.

Customers service is tougher today than it was few decades ago, and it will keep getting tougher as long as the world continue to revolve.

Also Read: Top 6 Employability Skills In Shortage Among Nigerian Graduates

Lately, customers have become more aware that they are the heartbeat of any business. No customer, business dies! This revelation has forced quite a number of businesses out of market.

I presume you already know one thousand and one ways to serve customers effectively. Therefore, I may not mention any customer service tip here. However, I am certain that the following customer service quotes will expose some invaluable ideas that will help you improve your customer service beyond what you've thought possible.

1. "Well done is better than well said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

2. “The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them — preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.” ~ Richard Branson

3. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” ~ Bill Gates

4. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary.” ~ Sam Walton

5. “People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

6. “It’s easier to love a brand when the brand loves you back.”~ Seth Godin

7. "Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer." ~ Denis Waitley

8. “Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” ~ Donald Porter

9. “Under promise and over deliver.” ~ Toby Bloomberg

10. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” Sir” ~ Richard Branson

11. “Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” ~ Henry Ford

12. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Teresa

13."Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards." ~ Elbert Hubbard

14. “Seek first to understand. Then to be understood.” ~ Stephen Covey

15. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~ Roger Staubach

16. “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” ~ Zig Ziglar

17. “Loyal customers, they don’t just come back, they don’t simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you." ~ Chip Bell

18. “Immerse yourself in the customer's world and get to know their struggles and triumphs inside out.” ~ Dane Brookes

19. "I attract a crowd, not because I'm an extrovert or I'm over the top or I'm oozing with charisma. It's because I care." ~ Gary Vaynerchuk

20. “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” ~ Jeff Bezos

21. “The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer.” ~ Peter Drucker

22. “Service, in short, is not what you do, but who you are. It is a way of living that you need to bring to everything you do, if you are to bring it to your customer interactions.„ ~ Betsy Sanders

23. “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” ~ Steve Jobs

24. “Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.” ~ Albert Einstein

25. "Ask your customers to be part of the solution, and don't view them as part of the problem. "
~ Alan Weiss

26. “It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages." ~ Henry Ford

27. “Your best customers leave quite an impression. Do the same, and they won’t leave at all.” ~ SAP Ad

28. "Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. "
~ Henry Ford

29. “Loyal customers, they don’t just come back, they don’t simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you." ~ Chip Bell

30. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” ~
Ray Krock
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