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Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – Time For Something Off-Topic

IMG_1375Because I am on an extended traveling saga (work-related, not for pleasure this time), I thought I would share this & that about my week.

On Monday I headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. My first trip to Mexico and the wonderful folks at DFK (CPA firm association) kindly invited me to spend an extra day since I was traveling so far to speak to their North American managing partner group. The event was held at the Fiesta Americana Grand resort and it was a stunning setting for my visit to Mexico.

Wednesday morning I did my presentation and then on Thursday headed back to the states via Phoenix and on to Oakland where on Friday I spent a day filled with great conversations with the members of the Northern California Chapter of the Association for Accounting Administration. Needless to say, I went from laid-back, 90 degree environment to extremely crowded freeways and 50-ish temperatures.

Today, it is back to the warmer weather in Phoenix for the CCH User Conference – I speak on Monday and Tuesday. If you are there, seek me out and say, “Hello”.

I’ve talked with lots of people this week about the challenges of managing a CPA firm. What do you do when you feel like you are about to “lose it”? In my readings I found a passage from The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, that might help:

“Do what boxers do, sway with the punches. Don’t resist. If any of what happens at work gets to you, just let it. You won’t be able to shut it out in the long term anyway. Take it bit by bit, release it like a dam, don’t let it collect until the wall develops cracks.”

I took the picture, above, at the resort in Mexico. Page down to see my post from Thursday with another picture.


  • For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
  • Lily Tomlin