I have a dream for myself in 2018. That dream is to be my own boss. That dream is to do all the things that I have always known that I could do, while being the person that I always knew that I could be.
After signing up for Norwex and for Young Living in the fall, I decided that I needed to come up with a brand with a name that I could really get behind. Well, Just Use Oil and Water is the product of that. I thought about it very intentionally and wanted to make sure that the words encompassed what I was trying to get across. I believe that I achieved it.
I started keeping all of the paperwork that had anything to do with my business (because Taxes) and the idea of pulling all of those things together worked today for my Tax Return.
It would be too personal to give you exact amounts, but I can tell you that having “my own business” changed my tax return/amount owed drastically. Enough to give me some significant heart palpitations. LOL!! If you really pay attention and keep track, there is so much that you can write off for your business.
Without having to do the calculations, even software like TaxAct will do the calculations for you. Using a room in your home solely for tax purposes…cool it will calculate the percentage of that square footage for your rent, your utilities, your insurance….and it goes on and on. Miles driven, meals purchases, incentives, giveaways, mailings….you got it, just keep track of it. That new computer…your new printer, your cell phone bill!
It really pays to invest in yourself, that is all that I am saying. The prayers that were said to come to the conclusion that this was a good move were me, have been answered exponentially in the relationships and the health benefits that I feel, but today…today they were felt in a different capacity.
That is what is on my mind this morning and as I am exploring this new type of writing, I am really appreciate putting whatever I want to out there without feeling like it “has” to be something.
Have a wonderful Saturday!