Humor

The Best and the Worst

The best blogs or vlogs or art of any kind are an act of generosity. They offer a point of view, insight, encouragement, something interesting or even something beautiful. The worst try to sell you something: “And that’s how the Dalai Lama approaches conflict. And speaking of conflict, h...

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Never Be Overwhelmed Again

Being overwhelmed is a terrible state. It is essentially chronic panic. People in a panicked state don’t think clearly and tend to make bad decisions. The thing about being overwhelmed is that it is by definition temporary. You can’t spend your entire life, or ever more than a few days,...

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Good/Fast/Cheap

There is an old joke in business: Good/Fast/Cheap. Pick any two. What if you took one off the table? What is everything you offer has to be good? Then it can be fast, but not cheap. Or it can be cheap, but not fast. So you get paid well for working under pressure (which feels good), […]

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Differentiate

It’s probably not enough to know the tax code better than most other accountants. It is helpful, it shows that you are a serious and competent professional. But in the end clients don’t care. What they care about is how you make them feel. That you take the time to carefully explain a ma...

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And the Compliments Keep Rolling In

Today I was described as “prompt.” So I have that going for me.

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