Accounting Influencers Roundtable


The Danger of a Hustle Culture in Accounting

Rob Brown interviews Carl Reader on the great resignation in accounting, fighting the hustle culture and quiet quitting in accountancy the fintech.

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 16, “The Danger of a Hustle Culture in Accounting” with special guest Carl Reader, founder of d&t accountants and bestselling author of BOSS IT.

You can also watch this on youtube here: [link from spreadsheet]

Key takeaways from this episode include:

◆ why the hustle culture is a worrying trend for the accounting and fintech world

◆ what happens in accountancy firms and fintech companies when hustle goes too far

◆ what a balanced life really looks like for accounting professionals and any working person

◆ warning signs like checking emails on holiday that might point to overwork and burnout

◆ the concept of glass balls and rubber balls via Brad Smith, former Intuit CEO, to illustrate juggling multiple priorities

◆ the illusions of peer pressure and being ‘in demand’ that too many professionals wear as a badge of honor

◆ why working faster, harder and longer DOES NOT help us achieve everything we want in life

◆ the dangers of assuming slower days, second chances and more time are always available

◆ why this post which promoted the hustle culture was attacked and ridiculed and ended up damaging the author’s credibility

◆ the importance of separating work life and home life to gain control and overcome the hustle culture

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