Goal Update April 28, 2017 (YouTube, Amazon, Branding)

What do you do when life gets busy and you don’t focus on your goals? You recognize ad acknowledge that things are crazy at the moment, and make a plan to get back on track.

All that and more today in the goal update video!

Also…stay tuned to the end when I share a mistake I made that could have cost me thousands, but luckily it didn’t.

Transcript:

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well hey there happy Friday hey guys

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how’s it going is Friday April the 28th

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it is time to check in on balls and if

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I’d be very honest and very transparent

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with you it’s actually Thursdays of 27th

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when I’m recording this but it is late

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at night I’m get ready to go to bed

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pretty much nothing different is going

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to happen between now and in the morning

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when I would normally shoot this video

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so I was like you know what I’m just

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going to go ahead and do it I haven’t so

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busy with work my day job has been

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kicking my butt and there’s a lot of

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good stuff going on but it is just been

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non-stop and so I have not been able to

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work on a lot of the stuff that I would

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like to be working on with the dude’s

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truck boutique with my Amazon products

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it’s just she’s not been happening so

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this will be a very quick update also on

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a personal note my little boy is turning

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two on 28 today when you’re watching

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this I can’t believe that time has been

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flying and he is just so much fun that’s

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not really here there I really don’t

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talk too much about family here on this

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channel because I know it’s not what

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you’re here for but I just can’t believe

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these two cannot believe that to happen

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but pretty cool stuff also I am at

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Aaron’s house and so my husband had me

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go out of town for some training and so

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I was like well I’ll just go hang out

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with my mom and dad don’t need to you

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know be it just means my son on his

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birthday that seemed kind of sad so we

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did his birthday party last week and

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well it will just be here my mom and dad

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do you wanna see something really

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embarrassing let me see which way like

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uh that right there is one of my senior

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portraits that I took in high school I’m

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wearing my prom dress from when I was a

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sophomore in high school I mean these

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are the things you get when you go home

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to see mom and dad right it’s just like

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everywhere it’s ridiculous so

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embarrassing yeah so let me just go

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ahead and put my big head back so you

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don’t have to look at that picture it

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was one of those things that seemed

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really cool in 2003 and now we’re well

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past that it’s like oh my gosh Megan

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what a nerd

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that is enough rambling from me let me

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go put my goals here so we can talk

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through them

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okay like I said this is going to be

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quick because I haven’t really been

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focused on this stuff at all the first

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goal that I have for this quarter is to

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launch a second YouTube channel have not

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done anything with that like I said a

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couple weeks ago I’ve got videos I know

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I think I have like eight or maybe ten

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videos that I know I want to shoot it’s

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just a matter of me doing them the good

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news is since we had a birthday party

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last week in my kitchen is really clean

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which is where I have the best light for

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doing stuff like that it’s where I

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usually shoot these update videos and so

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the kitchen is clean all the stuff is

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cleaned off of the counters so I should

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be able to knock this out when I get

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back home

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least get them started right the second

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goal that I have was to get my private

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label brand brand registered at Amazon

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and like I said also Amazon had put a

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hold on letting people register our do

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brand registry until sometime in early

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May so there’s not really anything I can

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do there until they open that back up

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and I’ve heard conflicting things about

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what that’s going to entail now limping

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at her was that they’re going to require

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us to get trained works which is going

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to really draw out the process of being

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brand registered so I’m not excited

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about that as an option the next closed

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door from the bootstrap boutique blog

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haven’t done it nothing to report their

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big sale and then finally my two two

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goals is to watch and comment on 20

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Amazon seller videos per week in the

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past two weeks I think I have commented

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on three videos on YouTube have just

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been really bad about that really really

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bad just have not spent a lot of time

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with you know like my laptop me indie or

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my phone handy where I could watch those

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videos like I said I just chugging away

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at work so it’s been kind of crazy and

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then finally with your theme days you

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know as you can probably guess I haven’t

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done anything with that either last week

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all week I was gone on a travel for my

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day job and I you know it’s one of those

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things where like you I have these grand

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plans of what I was going to do I had a

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whole list of stuff written down and

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knock out and then what really happens

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is I ended up

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like for instance on Monday I left my

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house at 6:30 and the hotel I needed to

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be at for the night I didn’t get to

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until 9:30 at night and the entire day I

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was either driving or flying or sitting

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in a meeting there’s no downtime and you

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know when you’ve been going for what

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does that like 15 hours and then you get

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to your hotel like I just crashed

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I had nothing in the tank to work on

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this stuff so and that’s going to help

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my whole week went last week it was just

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crazy and then this weekend at home and

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my mom and dad and so we’ve just been

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you know you come here and I don’t know

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I’m very lucky I’m very good

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relationship with my parents and so we

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just been like hanging out and going on

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their boat and you know doing fun stuff

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and going to see my grandparents and

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friends and all that stuff so lots of

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excuses for why I haven’t got anything

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done but just because we fail doesn’t

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mean we stop right so just got to pick

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it up and keep going I did want to tell

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you one more thing that I have been

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dealing with lately and this is a

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mistake I made it was pretty stupid and

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something I’d like to help you not make

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in the past and that is last week while

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I was gone I got a letter in the mail

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from the state of Virginia and it said

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urgent so my husband to open it he

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called me he’s like Megan why do you

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have a two thousand dollar tax bill from

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Virginia and I was like why don’t worry

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about it actually he didn’t tell me at

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first it was $2,000 she just said you

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guys his tax bill from Virginia so don’t

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worry about it I’ll look at when I get

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home I’m sure it’s nothing and usually

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no it’s $2,000 sounds like what so let

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me tell you what I did I last year when

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we lived in Virginia I opened a sales

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tax license or you applied for a sales

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tax license or yes sales tax in the

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state of Virginia and then I never filed

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they require you to file monthly I never

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found any of those so I had I think they

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had estimated that I only $400 a month

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like for taxes and fees and jails taxes

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I should be remitting and all that fun

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stuff

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and so then I kind of freaked out

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because I was like I never know I never

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did register for that and it’s one of

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those things that like it never crossed

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my mind

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and so you just really really careful

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when you get going on Amazon in these

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states that you’re going to register and

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you for sure need to register in your

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home state because you for sure have

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Nexus in that home state and then it’s

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kind of up to you for other states what

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you choose to do I’m going to talk about

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that actually in an upcoming video I

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believe it’s set for Wednesday but what

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you have that sales tax license you

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should be collecting sales tax and you

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should be remitting it to the state and

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I was not doing that and so I’m using a

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program called tag star I’ll talk about

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that in the in the video coming up but I

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was able to very easily just go in and

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pull what I owed for them which because

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I hadn’t had sales foremost at that time

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it I ended up pulling them actually one

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dollar and 48 cents so I just paid that

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I filed all the zero filings and the

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gentleman I talked to the state of

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Virginia for the State Corporation

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Commission I think their call they have

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the nicest people if you’re lucky enough

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to be in Virginia you work with some

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really nice people because that called

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them a lot of time for questions and

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they’re like way more helpful than you

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would expect a government employee to be

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but anyway the guy I talked to was like

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yeah just go ahead and file it and let

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me know when you’re done and I’ll go

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ahead remove all those fees so I did

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that and I can’t figure out my password

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is so I can’t go in there to see if

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that’s actually he actually did remove

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the feature or not that I haven’t heard

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anything else from him so hopefully

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we’re all straight there but I just

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share that with you because you know I

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like to tell you about the dumb stuff

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I’m doing to hopefully help you not do

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it so if you’re have a state tax license

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you need to be collecting in that state

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and you need to be filing in that state

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even if it’s 0 it took me this was

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really six or seven months whatever July

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to March was it’s more than that but it

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probably took 15 minutes to do all that

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so if you’re just and on top of it it’s

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really not a big deal

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like at all so just be careful of that

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that is a potential pitfall that you

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could have and every state is going to

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be different Virginia requires you to

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file every month regardless in North

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Carolina where I am now

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if your what you’re do is less than $100

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and you only have to file what’s a

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quarter and and so that gets that can

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get confusing too it’s just something

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you really gotta stay on top of so we’re

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going to talk about ways to do that

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later on next week and I will talk to

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you soon because I have been talking for

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long enough for sure you guys have a

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great weekend I thought you used to take

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care

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