Thursday, March 30th, 2017

It Is A Stressful Time – Stay Positive

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

When I Work recently did a post that just might help you make it through until April 18th.  – 18 Simple Way to Keep a Positive Attitude.

Of course, I want to put the public accounting spin on some of them for you. You can be cheerful and still not have a positive attitude. It goes much deeper than simply being cheerful. A negative attitude can even promote fear throughout the firm.

A few suggestions:

  1. Stay away from negative people. There is always a few of those whiners inside of every firm.
  2. Fill you mind with positive thoughts. Listen to upbeat music, listen to motivational podcasts, or read books that make you laugh.
  3. Use positive self talk – don’t beat up on yourself if you make a mistake. Don’t think – “I am an idiot.” Think – “I can really achieve a lot of improvement in that area.”
  4. Stop complaining, verbally to others and even in your own thoughts.
  5. Find reasons to laugh. There is always something going on inside a firm during tax season that can cause a good laugh.

During this last week of March – look for ways to remain positive and even to have some fun.


  • "In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."
  • Dalai Lama

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