<![CDATA[gps-movement.com - Sass]]>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:20:05 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[The Beginners Guide to Living an Abundant Life]]>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:09:03 GMThttp://gps-movement.com/sass/the-beginners-guide-to-living-an-abundant-lifeMillennial women need role models and road maps.  The definition of what is a successful life for a woman is constantly changing.  That leaves us to find our way alone because no one has quite down what we are trying to do.  Our mothers worked outside the home because the women before them fought for the right to do so.  Our grandmothers were homemakers because that was a woman’s place.  That leaves us wanting it all and feeling like we come up short because we don’t really know what that is.   

What is an abundant life?
I define an abundant life as a life where you have the get-up-and-go, positivity and sass to create the life you imagine.  It’s not a number.  It’s not a certain family size.  It’s not career, or a zip code, or a wardrobe, or a white picket fence.  Living an abundant life is:

  • Knowing the impact you want to make on the world and taking steps to reach that place.
  • Knowing that you can’t take care of other people if you don’t take care of yourself first.
  • Understanding the things that fill your tank so that you are the most positive and productive version of you.
  • Pouring your heart out to your friend, therapist, journal or God so that you can work through your issues, goals and dreams and take the proper action.
  • Being aware of the opportunity available all around you and how it fits into your master plan for life.
  • Managing your money so that you are always in control of your time and talent.
  • Never stop seeing the world through the eyes of the 5 year old you.  

How to get started having an abundant life 
When you take a road trip you have to have a plan.  On a road trip, you would call this a destination.  Once you have this you jump in your car and plug that destination into your GPS system.  When you make the decision to start living an abundant life you also have to have a destination, your goal.  Just like with the road trip, once you have this destination, you plug it into your GPS system.  In this case though, GPS stands for Get-up-and-go, Positivity and Sass. 

Some things you need to calibrate your GPS properly are:
  • Goals
  • Budgets
  • Mentors
  • Self Care
  • Release strategies
  • Inspiration 
  • Detox Strategies
  • Good Health
  • Research Skills

Tips for Success in creating an abundant life 
To live an abundant life you have to realize that it takes time to create the life you’re dreaming of.  You also have to understand that your definition of abundance may change over time.  Here are some tips to help you on your journey.

  • Read, read, then read some more.  You never know what information you may need for the next life changing opportunity.
  • Abundance does come easy but it is not without work.  You must consciencely work toward your dream life every day. 
  • Don’t be quiet about what you are working towards.  Telling the right people brings encouragement and accountability.
  • Teach others along the way.  You don’t need to know it all to teach someone else. 
  • Do what you need to do to bring your dreams to fruition.  Don’t let other people project their limiting beliefs on you.

Common Questions about living an abundant life.  ​​
  • What exactly is “get-up-and-go?” 
    • Get-up-and-go is setting yourself and your business up for success.  It’s the set up that makes it easier to do the same things over and over again easier because you know exactly how it connects to the end goal.  It’s not about the abstract “why am I doing this,” although that’s part of it.  It’s about the connection to your ultimate goal that makes you get out of bed each day.  
  • How can I have positivity when there is so much wrong with the world? 
    • The short answer is you chose to.  Positivity doesn’t mean that things always go as planned or that bad things never happen.  Positivity is choosing to find the silver lining in every cloud, and looking forward to the rainbow after every storm.  
  • What is “sass?” 
    • I just love my acronyms.  Sass stands for secure and self satisfied.  It means being not letting a situation, circumstance, set back or person shake you.  It’s being confident in who you are, what you have to offer and the good you bring to this world.  

The Last Thing You Need to Know about Living an Abundant Life 

The best advice I can give you about living an abundant life is trust your gut.  Your intuition knows better than anyone or anything what’s right for you.  Do your research, listen to advice, but always make the decision that you feel is right in your heart. 

You only have one life, live it to the fullest.  

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<![CDATA[Did You Know? - Employer Pays Employee overdraft fees]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:35:12 GMThttp://gps-movement.com/sass/did-you-know-employer-pays-employee-overdraft-feesDid you know that as an employer you could be liable for liquidated damages if you fail to pay your employees on time?

Many employers know the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, as the law that regulates the federal minor work rules and overtime rules.  Recently, this act has been back in the news as President Trump called for a census to see if the exemption wage should be tiered based on geography or by employer size.  However, that’s another topic for another time.  

FLSA also requires employers to ensure their employees are paid on time.  The act states that “wages are required by the FLSA are due on the regular payday for the pay period covered.”  If your company has gross sales over $500,000 you are required to follow the guidelines of FLSA.  Here are some tips for ensuring that you are compliant with these laws.

1.  Clearly outline what is a pay period and when employees will be paid in your employee handbook and on your labor law posters.
2. Process your payroll at least 48 hours prior to the employee pay date.  This means not just complete it in your system but send it to be funded as well.
3. Pay your employees the day before holidays that land
on Friday.  This requires processing by Tuesday.
4. Keep accurate records of all time worked in a pay period and ensure a process for employees to correct missing time.  
5. If you have more than 5 employees - OUTSOURCE, OUTSOURCE, OUTSOURCE!  Do not attempt to do payroll on your own.
6. Ensure your employee handbook and documents are up-to-date, and reviewed by an employment lawyer or SHRM/HRCI certified HR Professional.
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<![CDATA[Tetelastai]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:55:18 GMThttp://gps-movement.com/sass/tetelastai
Call me lazy, but I'd just rather do something that I already know is possible. I mean what’s the point in pursuing something if it cannot be done. That’s why I choose Christianity.
On the Cross, right before Jesus died, He said “tetelestai”. Which means it is finished.

It’s finished.

He did it all.

There’s nothing in this world that can’t be done because Jesus already finished it all. So I can go after all of the things I dream of and know they are all possible.
Tetelastai also means that I don’t have to do any other work to be accepted as a whole, complete, finished, and acceptable child of God.

My husband and I were recently studying what other religions believe. It’s funny that most of the religions we studied require you to first believe but then to work your way to completion. You’re not a finished work once you believe. There is still something you have to do. You have to achieve in life. You have to achieve for the remission of sin. You have to do something to be found worthy of entering into final rest.

What’s the point of going after a religion where the all knowing, all powerful being needs your help to make you whole. I love that my God completed all the work for my salvation on the cross and there is nothing (short of rejecting him) that I can do to lose that.

This is the thing that keeps me positive. I can live my life for God and not worry that I forgot a rule or missed a step. I can live my life out loud and show others that through mistakes (and let's be honest, deliberate disobedience) I can still be loved and blessed by God. I love this race called Christianity, it's one big relay team and in the end, we all win.
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