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XCM Solutions, Inc. (a robust workflow product we use in our firm) conducted a research project last year to identify the differentiating factors between high and low performing firms.  Some of the findings are amazing and support the things THRIVEal firms have been doing all along.  We’ll check them out over the next 7 posts.  Click the image to the left to download a copy of the full report.

 

Habit #1: High Performers Embrace Change

One difference between high performing and low performing firms is that they embrace change.  They are not only early adopters, but they find change to be a positive part of their lives.  These firms actually encourage innovation and put their team members in a place where they can truly innovate and embrace change without the fear of failure.

Failures will happen.  They are part of life.  Will they make you stronger as a firm or paralyze you with fear?

 

 

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Have you blown anything up lately?  Like your phone system, or your tax season process, or some new software you had to install?  Owners of CPA firms are risk averse business owners.  I think we often seek to avoid pain, rather than trying new things.  Because if you try enough new things, you will blow stuff up.  There is no way around it.  Avoiding risk and pain is really normal but if you want to change yourself, your firm and our profession, then you will have to go blow some stuff up.

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Have you blown anything up lately?  Like your phone system, or your tax season process, or some new software you had to install?  Owners of CPA firms are risk averse business owners.  I think we often seek to avoid pain, rather than trying new things.  Because if you try enough new things, you will blow stuff up.  There is no way around it.  Avoiding risk and pain is really normal but if you want to change yourself, your firm and our profession, then you will have to go blow some stuff up.

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I love this video I found on Mailchimp!  The video is about jeans.  One of the most simple things in life that we wear everyday.  The owners of Raleigh Denim are disrupting how they make and sell jeans.  It’s a fascinating video about artisans – they call themselves “jean smiths”.  People who hand craft one jean at a time for the care of their customer.

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I love this video I found on Mailchimp!  The video is about jeans.  One of the most simple things in life that we wear everyday.  The owners of Raleigh Denim are disrupting how they make and sell jeans.  It’s a fascinating video about artisans – they call themselves “jean smiths”.  People who hand craft one jean at a time for the care of their customer.

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Your vision statement sucks.

Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but it does. Your vision statement blows. The good news is you’re not alone. According to a recent survey 98.8 percent of all accounting firms’ vision statements suck.* It should comfort you, however, that each of the Big 4 firms’ vision statements also suck.

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