How does it work and what are the benefits?
It’s easy to dwell on painful memories, old problems, worries and fears about the future, especially during periods of depression or anxiety. Without an anchor to the present, minds can get overwhelmed by stress.
Mindfulness is that anchor. By focusing on the present moment, usually by turning your attention to your breath, body and senses, you can learn to let those stressful thoughts and feelings come and go without getting caught up in judging or controlling them. This is also referred to as mindfulness meditation.
The benefits of practicing mindfulness:
With its ability to reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol, mindfulness can help conserve mental energy, as well as consolidate new learnings into long-term memories.
Getting started with mindfulness
To start having mindful moments, identify an everyday activity where your thoughts tend to wander into painful memories, ruminating on problems or worrying about the future. It could be brushing your teeth, eating lunch, walking, taking the train — any part of your day.
Next time that happens, try this mindfulness starter:
Insight Timer 4.8/5
The Insight Timer app offers the largest free library of guided meditations on earth and a great tool – a meditation Timer, for free. Get started with a seven day course to learn meditation, browse the various meditation and music tracks, get help with getting a better night’s sleep and track your progress with charts and milestones.
There are a myriad of options out there, so try out a couple to see if they work for you.
So, you’ve graduated, you’ve finished your degree, know your trade, and you’re a pro at what you do. You’ve decided to go into business. Fantastic. That’s a great idea!
Now you’ve planted your business seed, the questions start coming:
How? Why? What does it actually even mean? Am I good enough? Will I actually make some money? How? Can I just start? What even is just starting? How?
You want to be excited and nurture your seed, so you can reap the rewards in the near future. But the question always seems to come back to how – and there doesn’t seem to be a clear next step.
Jump in and buckle up, we have done some hard thinking for you and created a road map to your business success.
The first stop is your Business Idea. You really need to put aside some time and start researching:
Your next stop is to review your legal and taxation learning and action your decisions from this learning – this is where your business can start to operate.
Use the next few weeks to get all your paperwork organised and importantly look at the deductions that you may be able to claim. There is no such thing as standard tax deductions; you need to be able to substantiate each deduction you claim.
Find out more here, or reach out to our team if you have any questions.
Jamie Norman joined the TNE team in 2010, after completing his diploma in IT. Jamie’s main duties include; implementing and supporting IT services for clients, whilst also providing advice and proposals. Jamie enjoys participating in TNE’s business development processes and is passionate about providing outstanding customer service.
Together the TNE team have built an IT support company that prides itself on giving excellent service, taking enormous care of the customer relationship and staying up to date with all issues IT.
Paul believes that the money spent in automation of systems is the key to success. This automation provides 24 hour monitored service of his clients, and peace of mind in safe system data.
What do BHR Papalia do for you?
BHR’s Brian Hotker originally approached Paul after finding it difficult to find IT support in Bunbury that actually delivered. Paul asked Brian to check out his clients for testimonials, which he did. 19 year later, BHR and TNE are still supporting each other.
BHR provide Paul with all his financial and tax advice. Paul finds BHR to be down to earth, giving great and timely advice. The relationship is built on honesty and reliability.
What has been your highlight of recent years?
TNE has experienced 40 per cent growth in the business in recent years. Automation of their systems have allowed the best possible service to the client. TNE have additionally become the only Patchbox Distributor in Australia, and joined the WA Leaders Group.
Here are some important dates to remember for the second half of 2019. You can download this handy calendar as a PDF from the button below.
A payment where PAYG tax has not been withheld or reported is called a non-compliant payment, and will not be eligible for a deduction. However, if you make a mistake (such as withholding or reporting an incorrect amount) and voluntarily correct it, you will not lose your deduction.
These changes primarily target the road freight, IT, and security, investigation or surveillance industries – which means they will impact businesses as varied as web design, locksmiths and road freight.
For more information about these changes, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (08) 9791 5877.