Accounting Influencers Roundtable

Accounting
Influencers
Roundtable

Work Life Balance vs Productivity Hacks for Accountants

Rob Brown and Jeremy Clopton discuss work-life balance and productivity in the accounting profession.

Jeremy, a thought leader in the industry, shares his candid views on why traditional work-life balance is a flawed concept and offers a fresh perspective on prioritizing life over work. He emphasizes the importance of defining personal success, setting boundaries, and identifying the right work to focus on rather than falling into the hustle culture trap of merely doing more.

Jeremy’s wisdom challenges the notion that more hours equate to greater productivity and encourages professionals to shift their mindset towards quality over quantity. He provides practical tips for leaders and individuals alike to recalibrate their priorities, acknowledge their contributions to the current situation, and make meaningful changes to improve their work-life harmony.

Key Takeaways:

  • Traditional “work-life balance” is a broken concept; it should be viewed as an action verb, “balancing life and work,” not a destination.
  • Prioritize life over work; we are replaceable in our vocations but irreplaceable in our individual lives.
  • Define personal success and near-non-negotiables rather than letting others dictate your priorities.
  • Strive for excellence, not perfection, as perfection is unattainable in professional services.
  • Leverage technology to increase efficiency, not just speed, and redefine success beyond merely doing more.

“If you model a life that nobody else wants, then you can’t figure out why people don’t want to be a partner.” Jeremy Clopton

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