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Info Sharing: Got questions regarding IRS Stimulus Check?

Got Questions?

Do you have questions regarding the IRS Stimulus Check? I have had many many many questions about the checks, eligibility, etc. Until today, I didn’t know where to turn for answers to my specific questions. I had been checking IRS website, but wasn’t seeing much detail pertaining to COVID-19 and the stimulus checks.  However, IRS now has a dedicated website page. (As of 3/31/20

Website URL

The IRS direct link is IRS.gov/coronavirus on the Coronavirus Tax Relief page. 

Types of Questions and Responses 

Once you get to that page, you will see a link for the Economic Impact Payment: What you need to know. From that page, you will be presented with responses to questions like, the following:

  • Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?
  • How will the IRS know where to send my payment?
  • The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
  • I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?
  • How can I file the tax return needed to receive my economic impact payment?
  • I have not filed my tax return for 2018 or 2019. Can I still receive an economic impact payment?
  • I need to file a tax return. How long are the economic impact payments available?
  • Where can I get more information?

Info Sharing

Remember, I am just sharing this information informally as a regular person who had questions and couldn’t find the answers. So, I am using my various platforms to share the website link and the types of questions the IRS updated on the IRS web page as of 3/31/20. I am in no way representing IRS or attempting to be an expert. Just want to make that clear. This post is for information sharing only. Recently, I shared some inspirational posts to help re-ignite your spark and quotes that help me through tough times. BE ENCOURAGED

Re-ignite your spark

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Conclusion

I sure hope you find this information sharing handy. Since it appears the IRS will be updating the web page with details as they receive them, I would encourage you to continue checking irs.gov/coronavirus for those ongoing updates. You are not alone. We will get through THIS together. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Home. 

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#RandomActsofKindnessDay

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Did you know that, in addition to being my nephew Elijah’s birthday, February 17, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day?!

A random act of kindness (RAoK) is a selfless act of kindness towards someone else.

It’s just nice to be nice. It’s time to take action and DO random acts of kindness

“Make the world a better place by bringing a smile to someone’s face.”

Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

  • Donate toys and books
  • Treat someone to coffee or tea
  • Support someone’s growing business
  • Send flowers just because
  • Support a fundraiser
  • Call someone instead of texting
  • Volunteer to help an organization
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Smile at everyone you encounter
  • Bake cookies for your neighbor
  • Leave a generous tip at a restaurant
  • Offer to babysit for a parent who “needs a break”
  • Give a coworker an encouraging note or note of appreciation
  • Find a way to assist those in assisted living
  • Provide a meal or food gift card to a homeless person
  • Leave extra change in the vending machine

It is clear that life gets busy and we are caught up in the hustle and bustle of our own lives; however, a simple kind gesture can make a huge impact on someone else.

Kindness is contagious.

Reasons kindness can make you healthier

According to inc.com, the five top reasons kindness can benefit you is, as follows:

  1. Kindness fuels energy and esteem;
  2. Kindness makes you happier;
  3. Kindness is good for your heart;
  4. Kindness helps you live longer;
  5. Kindness plays a role in decreasing anxiety, stress, depression, etc.

BONUS: Kindness releases feel-good hormones.

Kindness is contagious

Your kind gesture will inspire someone else to do the same thing. A simple gesture can go a long way.

I talk a lot about self-care throughout my blog which you can refer to at another time, but in honor of the National Random Act of Kindness Day (February 17, 2020), it is important to highlight simple ideas for selfless acts for someone else.

How will you incorporate acts of kindness?

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2 Most Common Job Seeker Mistakes

To get you closer to the job you are pursuing, there are common mistakes to avoid when creating your resume and cover letter. According to CareerBuilder, candidates are encouraged to spend extra time when it comes to all aspects of the hiring process by avoiding simple, yet common, mistakes.

The job market is highly competitive, which means it is crucial for job seekers to avoid common pitfalls. You don’t want a simple typo to be the reason a hiring manager does not consider you “worthy” of an interview. According to Glassdoor.com, “…the average recruiter or hiring manager spends 6 seconds reading a resume.” So, it is important that you make a lasting impression and avoid your resume landing in the “rejected” pile. I think spelling errors and poorly formatted resumes are common knowledge so we won’t spend any time on that topic. I’m assuming you know misspelled words and a poorly formatted resume, right? I hope your answer is yes.

Take a look at the following common mistakes to be sure you avoid making them:

Mistake #1: Too Much Information in Your Resume

It is important to introduce yourself to the employer through your resume without including 20 years of work history. The hiring manager should be able to do a quick overview to identify your skills as they related to the job. Less is more. Unless you are applying for a senior level executive job, you should be able to keep your resume between one to two pages.

Mistake #2: Not Customizing Your Resume For Each Employer

According to the CareerBuilder,” No two jobs are exactly alike, and the resumes you submit should not either.” You want to avoid submitting a “one-size-fits-all” resume where the qualifications listed do not match the job description. The goal is to make your resume memorable to hiring managers who have the task of reviewing hundreds of resumes.

For example, if you are applying for a legal secretary position, then it may not be necessary to list your previous job as a general laborer unless the desirable qualifications align. According to a 2016 National Survey conducted by The Harris Poll, “54 percent of job seekers don’t customize their resume for each employer.” So, when writing your targeted resume, be sure to list key words from the job description.

It is important that you spend time outlining your skills with the job description to help move your resume to the top of the pile. A hiring manager is reading your resume with a “what’s in it for us” mindset. In most cases, your resume is the first impression a potential employer will have of you, so make it a good first impression. Job searching can be overwhelming, but it is necessary for you to obtain your ideal position.

Sure it takes more time to review each job description and write a customized resume and cover letter, but remember you have an average of 6 seconds to catch the attention of a hiring manager or recruiter to make a great first impression and hopefully land an interview.

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considered it may be time for a HARD RESET in life?”

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Not Sure What to Post on Social Media?

Not sure what to post on social media? When you first create your social media business pages, it difficult to come up with fresh content to post.  You are not alone;  many other business owners, organizations, and artists are experiencing the same challenge. The average business owner, especially small business owner, is busy building their business (brand) and does not have time to create their social media and digital marketing strategies. Managing your businesses social media campaign to keep consistent engaging content for your audience on a regular basis is likely not at the top of your list. 

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It is important to keep appealing content on your pages regardless of the type of business you have or if you are simply branding yourself as an artist. 

Check out our FREE 30 Days of Social Media Posting Ideas to provide you with basic and diverse content to engage your audience. Having the ability to create consistent engaging content could be the difference in establishing a new customer or follower. 

Simple Posting Ideas Include:

  • Sharing Inspirational Quotes
  • Spotlighting Other Businesses
  • Asking Relevant Questions
  • Sharing Childhood Memories
  • Hosting a Flash Sale
  • Posting a Valuable Business Tip
  • Shouting Out a Customer
  • Sharing Resources

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…When you just ain’t feeling it

Yesterday, on Facebook, I asked the question, “How do you motivate yourself when you just AIN’T feeling motivated?” As expected, there were a variety of responses since the theory of motivation as there is not a one size fits all definition.

Since everyone does not view motivation in the same way, let’s start with the basics to align our thoughts on the topic.

What is Motivation?

“Motivation is the word derived from the word ‘motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals.” It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals.”

Towards the end, you will see I noted each of the Facebook responses as I am sure at least one of them will INSPIRE you. My goal was to highlight one or two responses, but they were all so enlightening so I noted them all. Thank you to all who responded to my Facebook post.

Types of Motivation

The two types of motivation that stand out are, Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation.
Intrinsic Motivation refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivation to engage in a behavior arises from within the individual because it is intrinsically rewarding.” On the other side of that coin,
“Extrinsic motivation refers to behavior that is driven by external rewards such as money, fame, grades, and praise. This type of motivation arises from outside the individual, as opposed to intrinsic motivation, which originates inside of the individual.”

Who Really Cares About Being Motivated or the Notion of Motivation?

Thanks for asking. I care and many of you reading this probably care especially if you are a working parent, an educator needing to motivate yourself and your students, a student, or if you are a business owner, etc. Motivation and motivators are tied into much of what we do in our personal and professional lives, therefore, the topic of motivation is one to discuss long before we get to that dreadful, yet realistic, place of feeling the LACK of motivation. Can I get an AMEN?

Are You Reading and Asking Yourself What is YOUR Motivation?

Maybe you already know what puts PEP in your STEP. (Yes, I still say pep in your step.) Maybe you are like the rapper Cardi B who expresses in her music that she is “all about the bag.” The “bag” is another way of saying she is chasing the money. Get it yet? Like money bag. Some are motivated by the desire for money, success, recognition, or simply by the satisfaction from enjoying what they do.

List Self-Motivated on Your Resume?

Although I have never been a hiring manager, I would think listing self-motivation on your resume would be ideal. In my opinion, when someone says they are self-motivated, that lets me know that person is goal-oriented, and doesn’t need to be nudged to stay on task. In fact, to become an efficient leader, you must be self-motivated.”

Tips to Become (and Stay) Motivated

  • Create a plan
  • Set goals
  • Celebrate your achievements
  • Adopt the “take one bite of the apple at a time” concept
  • Get a support or accountability group
  • Keep the “big picture” in mind
  • Remember your WHY. The reason WHY you started your business or went back to school

Facebook Response to the question,” How do you motivate yourself when you just AIN’T feeling it.”

I had to include a few of the many Facebook responses from yesterday’s post of people sharing how they motivate themselves. May these responses encourage you. See below…

“I thought to myself, will this serve me to stay in this bed or does it better me to get going [to the gym].” ~ Amanda

“Let Go and Let God” ~ Angel

“Call Your [Life/Business] Coach” ~ Darla

“Think of my goals that I have set personally…” ~ Armilla

“Get up and pray for God to renew my mindset.” ~ Chanelle

“I just do it despite how I feel until it becomes clockwork” ~ Tasha

“I say affirmations, journal or put on music…” ~ La Shay

“I put on praise and worship” ~ Alicia

“Drive through impoverished communities” ~ Dr. Arrickia

“Play music as loud as I can” ~ Cookie

“Keep repeating positive thoughts and affirmations…” ~ Vivien

“Pray” ~ Azure

“…at the end of the day, it really isn’t about you, it’s about the other persons that need you to THRIVE & WIN” ~ Sheya

In closing, I ask you WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION? I would love to get your feedback and comments.

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