Accounting Influencers Roundtable


How Mental Toughness Can Backfire for Accountants

Rob Brown and Lucy Cohen of Mazuma discuss mental wellbeing and resilience in accounting, and what accountants get wrong in trying to be too tough.

It’s the “Insights in Accounting” show, every Tuesday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

In today’s episode 22, “How Mental Toughness Can Backfire for Accountants” with special guest Lucy Cohen, founder of innovative UK accounting firm Mazuma.

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Key takeaways from this episode include:

☆ what ProNation, the new mastermind community for accountants brings to the party

☆ the reasons why a one guru, one expert, one way of coaching or training accountants doesn’t always work

☆ why mental health and wellbeing have become major talking points in professional life

☆ what tennis player Andy Murray can teach accounting professionals about not dwelling on mistakes

☆ the importance for leaders in accounting and fintech to consider how they deal with failure and setbacks

☆ how ‘the gain and the gap’ approach gives valuable perspective for accountants under pressure

☆ where accountants and similar professionals tend to make the most mistakes, particularly in a ‘right or wrong’ working environment

☆ why we should all be kinder to ourselves when mistakes are made or things go wrong

☆ the impact of self talk or ‘in your head chatter’ if it is not controlled or acknowledged or even replaced

☆ what accounting and fintech professionals can do or change practically to be more flexible and forgiving in high pressure environments



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