A friend recommended I read the book called "Eat That Frog."  It's intented to help procrastinators so we get stuff done.  To help us spend our time efficiently, the author Brian Tracy suggests doing the most difficult or overwhelming task early in the day.  He says to imagine eating a live frog first thing in the morning.  If you do that, you can relax knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. In other words, whatever the big thing is on your to do list...work on it first thing in the morning and chances are the rest of the day will go more smoothly.

As I've written before, I struggle with getting myself organized for tax time.  Rather than dealing with receipts and calculations throughout the year, I just put it off until April 15th is near.  Then it's a stressful scramble that my accountant does not appreciate.  Each year has gotten a little better, thankfully, but with my new found knowledge in frog-eating, I'm excited to see how things might go this time around.

I'm publicly sharing with you my goal of having everything sorted, organized, and accounted for by Tuesday, March 6th, one month from today.

What's your plan for tackling your taxes?  Do you have any helpful tips to share?

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