Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Habits, Performance & Accountants Part 2: Jon Finn

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In today’s episode 29, “Habits, Performance & Accountants Part 2: Jon Finn.”

You can also watch this on youtube here:

Dr. Jon Finn wrote his best-selling book ‘The Habit Mechanic’ (which took him over 20 years) because his life’s mission is to help people to be their best in the challenging modern world. This book is proven to change lives. People have said it is a ‘MANUAL FOR LIFE’, and a ‘TOOL KIT FOR SUCCESS’. It contains over 30 self-improvement tools. It is like three books in one.

Dr. Finn also founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy and has three psychology-related degrees, including a PhD. He has worked in performance psychology, resilience, and leadership science for over 20 years. Tougher Minds uses cutting-edge insights from psychology, behavioral science, neuroscience, and world champions to help organizations develop “Habit Mechanics” and “Chief Habit Mechanics”—resilient people, outstanding leaders, and world-class teams.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

➠ how habits and habitual brain patterns govern pretty much everything you do in work and personal life

➠ one simple question accountants can ask themselves to be more intentional with their brains and habits for better performance

➠ how accountants can use data to create ‘tiny empowering actions’ or TEAs to improve their performance

➠ how the ‘Habit Mechanic’ book offers professionals like accountants the specific bevavioral science tools that work for them as individuals

➠ how to recalibrate performance when things go wrong or failure happens

➠ why we don’t do what we know we should do, even if it’s good for us and even if we know we should do it

➠ some of the factors that drive complex behaviors through our everyday habits

➠ the difference between intentions and habits, especially when it comes to the triggers and rewards that build habits

➠ the problem with ‘more knowledge’ in trying to solve the problems that cause mental breakdown and low mental resilience

➠ how artificial intelligence falls down in complex areas that require high level thinking – this will keep accounting professionals relevant!

➠ check out part 1 of this interview with Dr Jon Finn for the foundations of good habits in level performance at work and how the brain really works or the podcast here:

Having trained and coached over 10,000 people, Dr. Finn, and his colleagues, work with global businesses, high-growth startups, individuals, elite athletes, coaches and teams, leading educational institutes, families, the UK government, and think tanks. For podcast episodes and free resources, visit:

The Habit Mechanic book:



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