How to shape your future one habit at a time atomic habits cognitive science human science Oct 12, 2020

I consume a lot of these business books self-development type, TED talks, YouTube videos and books, and a common theme is around the habits of highly successful people.

One of my favorite books of all time is the book by James Clear, "Atomic Habits." If you haven't already read it, I really...

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Struggle to recruit good team members? #employeemotivation #people #recruitment Oct 05, 2020

So one thing that many business owners, and accounting firm owners struggle with is people. Attracting the right talent, and when you do get the right talent in, retaining your high performers, and maximizing everyone's potential. It's one of those top three challenges that I hear time and time...

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Do you get distracted easily? #focus #hotostopprocastination #procastination #productivity Sep 28, 2020

So do you find that you procrastinate a lot, that you get distracted very easily?


You're in the middle of doing something really important and then you hear that buzz on your phone for a WhatsApp or a Facebook or a Twitter or a news alert. You're at home and you're playing with your kids and you...

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Working too many hours? Here’s what you need… accountants accounting having a process productivity Sep 21, 2020

If you're an accountant and you find that you're working crazy hours, 60, 70 hours a week, you are the one who has to deal with all the firefighting, all the queries that come your way, you're constantly having to remind people to do things.


Then ask yourself the question.


Do you have adequate...

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Overwhelmed from wearing too many hats? Read this... accountant accounting accounting firm focus owner productivity Sep 11, 2020

So when you're an accounting firm owner, you wear many hats.

You're the sales director, you're the marketing director, you're the operations director, you're the HR director, you are the business development director, and so on and so forth. It can be very overwhelming, and difficult to know...

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There's never been a more exciting time for small firms, here's why... accountant accounting accounting profession small accounting firms Sep 07, 2020

If you're an accountant, what stage do you think the accounting profession is in? I think we're in a really exciting place at the moment, but actually it's, it's a mixed view depending on which sector of the accounting profession you're in.

I think the likes of the big four, the big 10 even are...

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Pricing lessons from a $2.9M cup of coffee accounting anchoring pricing strategy Sep 04, 2020

So today i'm going to tell you the story about Stella Liebeck and mcdonald's and how we can learn something about pricing from this 2.9 million dollar cup of coffee. So back in 1994 a lady called Stella Liebeck, drove up to mcdonald's drive-through with her grandson, they bought a cup of...

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This one tip can make you 10x more focused accountant accounting email management task management Aug 28, 2020

So do you find that you're constantly busy? You get in the morning to the office or you open up your laptop and you've got emails to clear.

You clear those emails and then, more emails come in and then you've got to clear those, and you spend most of the day writing emails, responding to emails,...

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How to eliminate timesheets once and for all accounting productivity timesheets Aug 24, 2020

Do you still use timesheets in your firm? Now I know many accountants still do.

Even though, we've moved on to a different way of pricing clients on a fixed fee basis. But many accountants are still so attached to the timesheet, that even though they may not be billing based on the time and the...

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2 key reasons your team members make mistakes (and how to deal with them) accountant accounting work culture work environment Aug 20, 2020

So how do you react when one of your employees, one of your team members, in your accounting firm, makes a mistake? Do you come down on them like a ton of bricks? Or does the superior in charge, the senior, do the same with the juniors if they make a mistake? Or are you quite forgiving?

You see,...

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Struggling to recruit? This could be the reason... accountant accounting firm recruitment work environment Aug 13, 2020

So one of the big challenges that I hear from accounting firm owners is that it's really hard to find the right people.

I hear the same from clients of my accounting firm that recruiting the right people is so difficult. Well, my question back to that would be, are we the right leaders? Have we...

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Are you a slave to your email inbox? accountant calendar email task management Aug 10, 2020

Do you find that you struggle to focus on the stuff that you need to get done and constantly distracted by emails, by notifications, by phone calls coming in?

Well, you're not alone and I came across a technique that I have implemented that has massively helped with productivity and I wanna share...

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