Episode 24. In today’s practical episode, Rob & Martin offer up practical advice and tips for accounting practitioners on “What Works for Accountants on Turning Intentions into Action.” Good ideas and thought-out plans are easy. It’s the execution and implementation that accountants struggle with, until they start using these tips.
Key takeaways from this episode include:
✓ why many accounting practitioners are technically smart but still struggling to upskill in other basic areas of professional competence
✓ why action trumps training when it comes to growing accounting firms
✓ shout out to David Maister, author of Trusted Advisor, Managing the Professional Services Firm and Strategy & the Fat Smoker
✓ why it is easier for so many comfortable or complacent accountants to do nothing than to stretch themselves
✓ the secret formula for progress in accountancy practice growth
✓ why it’s not a coincidence that accountants who prioritise pipeline win the best clients with the best fees and the most interesting work
✓ the impact of small, incremental steps, and an example of one simple thing an accountant could do to win more business
✓ why it’s difficult for accountants to be growth-minded when work traditionally ‘lands on their lap’
✓ the power for accountants of making just one phone call to make something good happen
✓ the many things accountants and CPAs can do with their discretionary, non-chargeable time to create more career and business opportunities
✓ a simple refutation of the ‘I don’t have time’ excuse offered by many accounting professionals
✓ free download for listeners: “A 5 Step Plan for Accountants to Create New Growth Opportunities” https://accountinginfluencers.com/growth-opportunities-accountants
✓ 5 simple but effective things to do every day to create significant new career opportunities, greater influence, a better network and new business conversations
✓ the futility of strategising and planning big things but not actually doing anything about it
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The Accounting Influencers Podcast is a CPE-accredited daily radio-style show with four segments coming out every Monday which are repeated on the other 4 weekdays as standalone episodes, plus a bonus ‘from the client’s perspective’ episode on Saturdays. On Sundays, listeners get a short min trailer for the coming week’s episodes.
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