What do you do over and over again that is taking away your time for growth?
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Them: Oh, hey. Got a minute?
You (Crap! No, I really don’t.): Umm, sure.
Them: Gosh, I said I’d have my stuff in to you by last week, but I just couldn’t get it done. I’ll get it to you in the next couple of days, ok?
You (Oh-please-just-shoot-me): Well, ok. Read more
Would you get a tattoo of your firm’s logo? The logo of the firm you own or work for? I’m not talking about a tattoo on your forehead or neck or butt. I’m talking about a tattoo in a normal place like your shoulder or ankle or just above your butt.
People get tattoos of company logos all the time. People get Harley-Davidson tattoos so often it’s boring. I mean if you’re going to have a midlife crisis, at least put some thought into it. But people also get tattoos of some real weirdo corporate stuff like the guy who got a tattoo of the KFC Double Down and the guy with the Walmart tramp stamp. I’m pretty sure the KFC one was a paid stunt, and I’m confident the Walmart one was joke (and as a joke, it’s the definition of being committed to a bit). Read more
Get ready to have your busy season ruined.
“Research that attempts to quantify the relationship between hours worked and productivity found that employee output falls sharply after a 50-hour work-week, and falls off a cliff after 55 hours—so much so that someone who puts in 70 hours produces nothing more with those extra 15 hours, according to a study published last year by John Pencavel of Stanford University.”
After reading that, the feeling you’re experiencing is called the Semmelweis reflex. It’s the involuntary, reflexive tendency to reject new information because it screws up the way you do stuff. And now you’re probably thinking that you’re not prone to the Semmelweis reflex; that’s called bias blind spot, where you’re like, “Yeah, I totally get it that other people are prone to Semmelweis reflex, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t affect me. I’m a CPA.” Read more