Thursday, January 20th, 2022


“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” – John Maxwell

Many think accounting and being a CPA is a number business. A number career. A career for a math whiz. Wrong! It is a people business.

I remember an extremely knowledgeable CPA tax advisor who told me he just loved to work on taxes and figure out challenging situations but when faced with meeting with a client, in person, his stomach began to ache.

Of course, you have to be knowledgeable, experienced, and creative when it comes to numbers but you also need to develop exceptional people skills.

Through your career, you will develop some wonderful and meaningful relationships with clients and also with your peers, employees, vendors, and even competitors. However on occasion, whether it is certain situations with certain clients or with certain peers/employees, you might feel like Jerry and Elaine.

“Elaine: Ugh, I hate people. Jerry: Yeah, they’re the worst.”

  • "Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
  • Bill Gates

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