Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Don’t Look Back

Here is today’s quotation. It is by Agatha Christie in a Miss Marple story Please contemplate it.

“I suppose I really knew already that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back – that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street, isn’t it.”

Accountants have a job to do. A lot of it is looking back. A tax return and a financial statement are just pictures of what happened in the past.

For years, we have referred to CPAs as historians simply recording a client’s activities in the past. Now, you are expected to be a coach, advisor, and visionary to your clients. This evolution began many years ago but some have remained in the past and continued to depend almost entirely on compliance work. That is why embracing change is so important.

Most things will be digital. Many employees will be remote. Being a focused manager of people will be necessary. As comfortable as the past sometimes is, you can never go back. Life is a One Way Street.

  • "I believe you win the race by looking forward, not behind."
  • Payal Kadakia

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