Today, one of my co-workers was talking about his CPA exam and how he has one left to go to become an official CPA. Definitely a hard test, and thank goodness that’s long behind me. However, he was planning on taking it at the end of May. Even though we are in busy season, I stopped and asked, what? Why won’t you just put the 15-20 hours per week for the next 3 weeks and take the last part?! It dawned on him, after I laid it out – taking advantage of the one hour that you pound food, talk about the weekend with your boys and about what you’re going to do after work on Saturday, each and every afternoon gets you NO WHERE. If you want to accomplish things that you complain that you don’t have enough time for – make it a priority and take advantage of time, including that “lunch” hour. I don’t necessarily believe in a lunch-hour, I merely think of – you have a day – you are expected to accomplish work, objectives/deadlines, but definitely should take breaks throughout the day to do other things, etc.. but get your work done and in public accounting – be chargeable. I digress…I then showed my co-worker this lunch hour can produce 5 hours, at least, per week of studying, not including an early morning and then weekend studying after work and on Sundays. It finally hit him that accomplishing this goal is doable NOW instead of “maybe” LATER. It made me want to write about how to make the most out of what we call the “Lunch Hour”.
What a year it has truly been. A few late dividend announcements has allowed me to conclude that my forward looking dividend income stream has hit a new milestone that going into 2014 – I had no idea existed. Heck, my initial 2014 dividend projected goal was $3,350 which kept being subsequently moved up as the year progressed. You can judge my post by the title, but let’s see what projected dividend income milestone I have reached. Continue reading
Hidden deep within my 6 year old Aluminum uni-body Macbook is a message. A Speech. The Speech. I am not sure if anyone has viewed and/or read, but I have re-read the speech, today. It has been one of the most powerful speeches given, with high emotions, deep thoughts that happen and clearer yet foggy reflection. Steve Jobs delivered something ever so powerful to us and I, I am moved. Continue reading