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  • #WTHill: New Year, New Resolutions

    I’m going to just say it. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I never understood the need and always thought it should be a journey of self improvement. Then I read an article that stated every year deserves its own word. After my initial dismissal of the concept, I realized it’s one I can stand behind. It’s motivation to help put a focus on my challenges for the year. Thus, my 2014 word is Move...
  • Six 2014 Resolutions for Work

    What we normally do...Its that time of year when we all reflect on our experiences of the last year and look forward to what may come. In this moment most of us take a hard look at ourselves and resolve to make a resolution to improve in one way or another in our personal lives. This is a great practice and helps each of us to aspire to be better in our future in our homes, with our families, and...
  • NBC (von) Trapped Me

    When the dog bites—lawsuit! When the bee stings—grab the Epipen! When I’m feeling sad—Carrie Underwood playing Maria von Trapp. I simply remember my favorite things—you go, Julie Andrews—and then I don’t feel so bad. In addition to the original—correction: only—Sound of Music, units Magazine has a few more favorite (and not so favorite) things as we head into the new year. Yes, ladies and...
  • 3 Hidden Bottom-Line Boosters

    Hidden costs are inevitable in property management, and most communities’ maintenance shops and offices will be reduced at some point. Keeping a detailed, close eye on inventory will help some, but there are other ways to boost your bottom line.1. Consolidate contracts. By adopting the streamlined approach to national contract negotiations, companies can save thousands. The old-school way tells...

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