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I recently listened to Brene Brown on audible. It wasn’t a book, but rather a series of talks she gave, so it was more informal and very entertaining. But it was also fascinating, especially the ideas she presented about what it means to belong, rather than to fit in.
“Fitting in and belonging are not the same thing, and, in fact, fitting in gets in the way of belonging. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.” Read more
The Thriveal CPAs had such a good time in Las Vegas this week. We learned stuff, and hung out together. But what was really cool was how a dude named Lance Walley hit me up on twitter on the way to Las Vegas with a message: “Hey dude, I need to meet you!” I didn’t know who he was, but I always say “sure” when strange people want to meet me when I’m out of town. : )
He said he owned a company that did online recurring billing for clients of CPA firms. I told him to take a bunch of us Thrivealists to dinner if he wanted to meet innovative CPAs, and HE DID! Sweet!
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Many Thriveal members over the last few years have commented that it has been a relief to find other like-minded CPAs. Thriveal CPAs don’t fit the stereotype. They are great at what they do, but they are also creative. They question the way things have always been done. They aren’t satisfied measuring their value by the minute or the hour. They focus on their customers. They desire to learn, and not only to get their required 40 hours of CPE per year. They are disruptive. Thriveal CPAs don’t just want a good job; they want to love their craft.