As tax season gets underway, the months ahead may seem exciting… or overwhelming. While some may revel in the challenge of busy season, they are probably in the minority. Long hours are a fact of life for many in the accounting profession.
Tax season advice from the experts
Whether you’re pumped up or dreading the busy season, you may need some words of encouragement along the way. If you’re looking for some tax season advice, here are some recent blog posts from around the web to keep you motivated:
- Firm Management expert Rita Keller talks about staying positive: “Begin to focus on things you like about people at least 80% of the time. I have always naturally been an optimist. Maybe that has helped me survive many busy seasons and still remain positive most of the time.”
- Jack Lee from the ConvergenceCoaching Inspired Ideas blog has a good read about goal setting: “Let me start by saying that the #1 reason for lack of goal achievement is not setting goals in the first place. In other words, as the “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky put it, ‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.'”
- Tom Hood writes about his “Three Words for 2017” on the MACPA blog: “Anticipate requires me to continue to be aware, predictive and adaptive of emerging trends, challenges and opportunities. It also means I will commit to planning and making time to plan in the year ahead.”
- Posting for his Art of Accounting blog in Accounting Today’s Voices section, Withum Partner Edward Mendlowitz talks about how he gets great ideas: “When I have specific issues on my mind and the marriage of an idea with that issue is a mystical experience—it just pops up. But the popping up occurs because I look for the ideas. And you can too.”
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