Thursday, February 23rd, 2023


“Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” – Simon Sinek

It seems my entire career has been about change. I came into the CPA profession when it was moving from manual to computerization, and I have never looked back.

I focused my energy on streamlining processes and procedures and keeping up with all the changes that were happening throughout the profession. I have fought many battles with many CPA partners on why change is necessary, and the status quo means their firm will not become a firm of the future. Many partners that didn’t want to change eventually merged up and faced change that was quickly forced upon them.

I have observed that many CPAs are aware that change is happening yet, don’t think it has to be accepted by them. “Life is good, so why change?” seems to be their theme.

So, for all of you struggling with change, this quote from Nathaniel Branden applies:

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”

I hope you are accepting change and moving into the future.

  • "My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations."
  • Michael J. Fox

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