Welcome back, everyone! It's been a lovely few days of relaxation, but as the song goes, it's "back to life, back to reality." I'm sure we all missed a little throughout last week so here's a quick rundown of all of the happenings in the CAM industry in this week's CAM Mashup!
Put Your Mind At Ease
Cyber Monday is better than Black Friday, you can't change my mind! And while my wallet is screaming 'Uncle!' at me, my mind is at ease from the curative properties of buying those things I've wanted all year and waited patiently for the right sale. If you're like me and still on that spending binge, this helpful Black Friday survival guide works just as well for your online cash burning--tips like having a plan of attack and dividing and conquering (or as I like to call it, having open so many tabs at once that your computer threatens to mutiny) are great for online mega sales.
But sometimes even retail therapy proves futile for handling the stress that inevitably comes with getting back into the work grind. There are still more holidays coming up, adding to that stress, and letting you know that you're a long ways away from real relaxation. Now there are ways to avoid some of that stress altogether, like using a high-efficiency software platform for your business. Or, relishing in office tomfoolery and letting loose a laugh every now and then. But if you can't stop it before it starts, this article is a great read on how to cope with the pending anxiety. I'll be reading this like a bible over the next few weeks, honestly.
Jumping Back into Work Life
Which round of Thanksgiving Leftovers are you on today? Have you had your fill of Thanksgiving sandwiches? Are you on just turkey sandwiches now? Or maybe these fancy Thanksgiving Egg Rolls? Has your mind turned to the very cranberry jelly you've been devouring all week? If it has, don't sweat it (maybe sweat it off like I'm going to try to do, but don't let it worry you too much), because this handy article is going to remind you of how to read your HOA balance sheet with ease. And if you need to brush up on your HOA resale certificate know-how, we've got one for that, too.
If you're one of those people who have come back to work refreshed and ready to tackle the whole world, I envy you, but I've still got you covered. The State Bar of Texas broke down Ten HOA Law Gotchas that I think you'll be able to use to your advantage on whatever your next endeavor may be. Or maybe you're looking for new ways to stay on top of your community amenities. IKO Community Management's blog has some great tips on how to make amenity management much easier on you so you can get that project rolling.
Do You Have Big News This Week?
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About the CAM Mash-up: As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!