10 Things You Could Do Better Today

1. Improve your response time to requests.
2. Improve the brevity and simplicity of your email correspondence.
3. Connect with five new people and seven existing colleagues or friends each day.
4. Inspect your business process cycle from start to finish for improvements.
5. Rethink your approach to helping others succeed.
6. Increase the amount of times you connect others together to build new relationships.
7. Resolve three pieces of unfinished business, no matter how painful.
8. Live closer to your goals and your main points of focus, and less by reaction.
9. Take time to thank the people who make your life possible.
10. Rest and unplug.

Like I said, the list is every bit as much for me as for you.

Income Tax Return Checklist

Here’s a handy checklist:

Slips
q All T4 slips
q All other information slips (T3, T5, T4E, T4A, T4AP, T4RSP, T4RIF)
q Employment income (i.e. paycheque stubs)
q Old Age Security and CPP benefits
q Other pensions and annuities
q Employment Insurance benefits
q Social assistance payments
q Workers’ compensation benefits

Receipts
q Interest and dividends
q Sale or deemed sale of stocks, bonds or real estate
q Support for a child, spouse or common-law partner
q RRSP contributions
q Professional fees or Union dues
q Tool expenses (tradespersons)
q Medical expenses
q Tuition/Education amounts for qualifying students
q Transit passes
q Charitable donations
q Political contributions
q Child care expenses
q Adoption expenses
q Children’s fitness programs
q Moving expenses
q Interest paid on student loans
q Carrying charges and interest expenses
q Automobile expenses
q Travel expenses
q Office-in-home expenses

Other Documentation
q Universal Child Care Benefit confirmation
q Notice of Assessment
q Canada Revenue Agency correspondence
q Capital gains/losses records
q Northern residents deductions
q Rental income & expense records
q Business, farm or fishing income & expense records
q Disability Tax Credit Certificate (T2201)
q Declaration of Conditions of Employment (T2200)
q Automobile/Travel Logbooks

Life Reminders

Many people are afraid of growing old. I’m afraid of
growing old and boring. Many people are afraid of
growing old,alone. I’m afraid of growing old, insane.
Many people are afraid of losing their looks. I’m
afraid of losing my dreams. Many people are afraid of
losing their youth. I’m afraid of losing my soul. When
you’re 15, 35 seems ancient. When you’re 35, 15 seems
juvenile. A turnaround in a split second – two decades
zoom past and before you know it, it’s only a mile to
the next millenium. Don’t’ fear age- it’s a right of
personhood. Don’t fear death- it’s God’s greatest
jest. Don’t grow old – you don’t have to.

Don’t date because you’re desperate. Don’t marry
because you’re miserable. Don’t have kids because you
think your genes are superior. Don’t separate because
you think it’s fashionable. Don’t drink because you
have troubles. Don’t gamble because you think winning
is inevitable. Don’t philander because you think
you’re irresistible. Most likely, you’re not.

Don’t associate with people you can’t trust. Don’t
cheat. Don’t lie. Don’t pretend. Don’t try to buy your
way into the kingdom of God. Don’t dictate because
you’re smarter. Don’t demand because you’re stronger.
Don’t sleep around because you think you’re old enough
and know better. Don’t hurt your kids because loving
them is harder. Don’t sell your self, your family or
your ideals. Don’t stagnate. Don’t regress. Learn a
new skill. Find a new friend. Start a new career.
Don’t live in the past. Time can’t bring anything or
anyone back. Don’t put your life on hold for possibly
Mr. Right. Don’t throw your life away on absolutely
Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking and
you can’t afford to have your eggs harvested before
the new millennium.

There’s always a mad rush to something, somewhere but
victory does not always belong to those who finish
first. Sometimes, there is no race to be won only a
price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty
decisions. You can’t always go with the throng who
could be wrong. Sometimes, you have to be alone to be
enlightened. To terminate your loneliness, reach out
to the homeless. To feed your nurturing instincts,
care for the needy. To fulfill your parenting
fantasies, get a puppy. Don’t bring another life into
this world for all the wrong reasons. To keep yourself
warm, buy a jacket. In the long-run, it will be less
complicated and less costly. To make yourself happy,
pursue your passions and be the best of what you can
be. Simplify your life. Take away the clutter. Get rid
of destructive elements – abusive friends, nasty
habits and dangerous liaisons. Don’t abandon your
responsibilities but don’t overdose on duty. Don’t
live life recklessly without thought and feeling for
your family. Be true to yourself. Don’t commit when
you’re not ready. Don’t keep others waiting
needlessly. Fall in love – it’s the greatest thing on
earth. But take care and remember, after the fall must
come the rise. Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it.
Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass. Do what
you must even at society’s scorn. Write poetry. Love
deeply. Walk barefoot. Hold hands. Dance with wild
abandon. Cry at the movies. Take care of yourself.
Don’t wait for someone to take care of you. You light
up your life. You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you – except you. It is true that
life doesn’t get easier with age. It only gets more
challenging. Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose your capacity
to love. Pursue your passions. Live your dreams. Don’t
lose faith in God.

Don’t grow old. Just grow-up…

The Bucket List

Have you seen the movie – “The Bucket List”?

If not, then it’s about finding out that you have only a couple of months left to live…
What things do you dream of doing?
Which have you already done?
Which ones still remain on your Life list of “to Do’s”

I’m sending this to you ‘coz I think you’re interesting and wish to find out more about you.
Perhaps we have something in common.

HOW TO DO THIS:

Highlight this whole note and copy & paste it on a new one… How?

Just click on – Applications / Notes… a new page will open.

Click on the (+Write a New Note) in the upper right.

Then paste these instructions in the body of the note.

Do the list. Place an x by all the things you’ve done and add a short description. Remove the x from the ones you have not.

Tag 25 people including me (it’s at the right hand corner)
(Note: If you don’t see the Tag people in the upper right hand corner, you are in the wrong place.)

Then click “Publish”.

My Bucket List or Things you have done during your lifetime:

STUFF
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(x) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laugh so hard you cried
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Gone on a blind date.
( ) Watched someone die
(x) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Watch someone nailed to the cross during the Crucifixion Festival during Good Friday
(x) Climbed a tree (staying in a tree-house counts)
(x) Blown bubbles
(x Follow a map for treasure
( ) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only
( ) Danced in the rain-naked
(x) Ever been skinny-dipping
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Wait up to watch the sunrise with someone
(x) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars
(x) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(x) Counted the Stars until you got confused which star you’ve already counted
(x) Accompanied a friend on a horrible EB date
( ) Seen a rainbow twirled around a big cloud
( ) Been in a room full of half naked men
( ) Caught jaywalking and released without any penalty whatsoever!

TRAVEL
( ) Seen the Babuyan Islands
( ) Traveled from Luzon to Mindanao by car
( ) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
( ) Been to Hawaii
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
( ) Been to the top of the Empire State Building (or any other taller building)
( ) Been to New York City at Christmas time or describe where you spent your best Christmas ever.
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
( ) Ride the Bullet Train in Japan
( ) Been to Disneyland.
( ) Get lost in East L.A. after dark
(x) Been to Canada
( ) Spent spring break in Florida or Mexico
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
(x) Been to the Louvre

SPORTS
(x) Swam in the ocean
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean Ocean
( ) Seen whales in the ocean
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Jumped off a cliff
( ) Bungee jumped
( ) Para-sailed
(x) Gone ice-skating
( ) Done scuba-diving
( ) Been water-skiing
(x) Drive a Jet-Ski in High Waves
( ) Have you tried surfing?
( ) Been snow-skiing or snow-boarding
( ) Gone snowmobiling
( ) Drive a dune buggy on the beach
( ) Driven a chopper
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
(x) Been horseback riding on a stallion
( ) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(x) Been to a National Football League game
( ) Been to National Basketball Association game
(x) Been deep sea fishing? Any kind of fishing?
( ) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Been in a rain forest
(x) Been to Niagara Falls
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
( ) Driven across the United States
(x) Lived in more than one country
( ) Been on a cruise
(x) Traveled by train
( ) Traveled by motorcycle

ACTIVITIES
(x) Been on a plane?
( ) Flown a plane?
(x) Been on a helicopter?
(x) Been lost
(x) Drive a race / rally car
( ) Eaten a durian without closing your nose.
( ) Danced in the streets at the Ati-Atihan
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Got the car you were driving stuck in snow and made it out alone
( ) Got the car you were driving stuck in a flood and made it out alone
(x) Walked through a flood on your way home.

Thanks for sharing…
Please feel free to add some of your own that’s not on this list don’t forget to send it to your other friends including me.

One Word

Type only ONE word answers

Here is what you are supposed to do… and please don’t spoil the fun… copy and paste into your own note…type in your answers and tag a bunch of people including me.

Where is your cell phone?
:: bed ::

Your hair?
:: straightened up ::

Your father?
:: working ::

Your favorite thing?
:: clothes! ::

Your dream last night?
:: none ::

Your favorite drink?
:: amaretto-sour ::

Your dream goal?
:: success ::

The room you are in?
:: mine ::

Your fear?
:: DEATH ::

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
:: paris ::

Muffins?
:: blueberry ::

One of wish list items?
:: house ::

Where did you grow up?
:: dubai ::

The last thing you did?
:: texted ::

What you are wearing?
:: casual ::

Your t.v.?
:: Sony ::

Your pets?
:: puppies ::

Your computer?
:: mac ::

Your life?
:: unpredictable ::

Your mood?
:: bored ::

Missing someone?
:: terribly 😦 ::

Favorite store?
:: bershka ::

Your favorite color?
:: white! ::

When is the last time you laughed?
:: today ::

Last time you cried?
:: forgot! ::

People who email you?
:: friend ::

Favorite food?
:: paella ::

Places I would rather be right now?
:: europe ::

Who I think will respond?
:: THEM! :p ::