Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Firm Administrators – Be Calm

“One leads by calm.” – a French maxim

I don’t need to say this to you, but life inside a busy, growing CPA firm can be hectic and stressful. There are always looming due dates, other “hot” jobs, and various tasks to handle for the partner group.

Your team can always sense when you are NOT calm. They know when you are worrying or even when you are depressed. They are naturally influenced by you. Be sure your entire partner group is fully aware of how closely they are being watched by staff.

Maybe it is a good time to take advantage of some of the apps that help you practice mindfulness and meditation. There is one called Calm that is very popular.

There are many great quotations about being calm:

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom

My advice to CPA firm leaders: Without calm, you won’t last as a leader.

I watch a lot of British mysteries, etc. It seems like every time someone has to solve a problem they say, “I’m going to take a walk to clear my head.” Maybe you should be taking more walks. Even my Apple watch reminds me to “Breathe” and I often stop and do it!

  • "Step outside for a while - calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually. "
  • Rasheed Ogunlaru

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