Yin and Yang Thinking

May 19, 2021

  Yin means “shady side”, while Yang means “sunny side”. My husband and I sometimes Yin and Yang – I’m usually the Yang, seeing the opportunity, the upside, the benefits, why and how it could work.  Hubby considers the Yin – the downside, what can go wrong, the risks to… Read More

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Quadrant 2 – the important but not urgent

May 5, 2021

One of the most impactful books I have ever read was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, originally published by Stephen Covey on 15 August 1989. In 2017 when my accountancy business restructured I wanted a brand that was meaningful and that reflected my personal philosophy.  The name “Q2”… Read More

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Uncertainty, Decisions and Emotions

April 21, 2021

A crystal ball would be amazing!  Imagine if you could foresee how different decisions and scenarios might play out!  If I took that job, chose that degree, dated that person, or made that phone call – how might life/business have turned out? Unfortunately, we’ll never know.  Unlike the classic 1998 movie… Read More

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Taxing Times!

April 14, 2021

April and May are taxing times for businesses.  For tax payers with a 31 March balance date terminal tax for 31 March 2020 was payable 7th  April 2021,  and the final instalment of  provisional tax for 31 March 2021 is payable 7th  May 2021. There is also monthly PAYE payable… Read More

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Bright Line Rules & Record Keeping

March 31, 2021

The bright line rules have been called a capital gains tax by stealth, designed to tax realised gains on residential property sold within a few years of purchase. The new bright line rules announced on 23 March 2021 apply from 27 March 2021 and are likely to trip many people… Read More

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