Calculator and pen on top of tax receipts.

Preparing for my taxes this year – and discovered that my financial records file was corrupted (and so was the backup). So, all last year's records are being rebuilt.

Luckily, I have all the source documents! So, it’s not taking too long, but still…

Never again!

Most of us are just not good at this level of detail, nor do we have the time or patience for all the data entry. You will save yourself hours of time and frustration (and probably a lot of money) by having someone else do your bookkeeping. You will save tons of time at tax time, because everything will already be together and sorted appropriately.

Unless, of course, you really love to spend weeks and weeks trying to reconstruct your year in expenses to get your taxes done, or you really love doing detailed financial work late at night, after you finish your job.

I would rather turn all those receipts over to someone else to enter, and spend my time either generating more business or playing harder.

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Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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