Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Standing Still

“Don’t go backward – you’ve already been there.” ~ Ray Charles.

I heard it many times from consultants of all ages and all disciplines. If you are not growing, you are shrinking. This applies to CPA firms of all sizes and disciplines. You need to keep challenging your partners to listen to new ideas and then try them. The status quo does not mean the firm will have longevity. In the current business climate, it seems we all must keep moving and keep moving quickly.

You try a new process and it doesn’t work very well for your firm. You go back to the old way.

You try new software and it doesn’t work very well for your firm. You go back to the old way.

Going back to the old way is just an excuse for not changing. Rather than go back you must tweak, adjust, and modify whatever the new process or idea is and keep moving ahead. Never be ashamed to say, “Well, that idea didn’t work. Let’s try another way.”

Move forward, even if it is baby steps. Because If you are standing still, you are really going backward.

  • "Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."
  • Henry David Thoreau

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