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Deeper Weekend 2014

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Personal Growth

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  • Greg Kyte
    Greg Kyte
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    Jason Blumer
  • Jon Lokhorst
    Jon Lokhorst
  • Melinda Guillemette
    Melinda Guillemette
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    Scott Kregel

“Are You Self Critical? Hint: Yes, You Are. Stop It!”  Melinda Guillemette

Entrepreneurial CPAs are both dreamers and doers. You’re uncomfortable with the status quo, even if it’s a status quo you’ve created. You push the envelope and you push yourselves. Read more

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Last week a stranger referred to me as “real-life Thanos.” Probably because I shave my head and have a beard and yell a lot when I do standup. Regardless it totally made my day.

 

The world runs on stories, and Thanos is literally the poster child of the story that’s currently captured the world’s imagination. Hipsters complain that superheroes have become too dominant a force in pop culture and cinema, but the truth is, superheros have dominated human stories for as long as humans have had stories. Read more

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“That individual is a principled leader.”

This is the kind of comment about someone who is conducting themselves based on intention and integrity. It sounds like something worthy to be known by – something that I know I would be honored for people to say about me. The book Principles by Ray Dalio is a collection of the guiding principles that have influenced his life in relationships, in business, and in his leadership of Bridgewater Associates. As I read this book, I was challenged in my thinking about how I was leading with intention and integrity. Amid firm building, it can feel like an amusement park ride that doesn’t end. It’s a thrill, but the intensity and never ending surprises and obstacles keep coming. We have a choice to choose our path or let a path pull us along – now, neither is good or bad, but with principles in our lives I believe our path moves with purpose. Read more

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Book Review, Personal Growth
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“You will become whoever you want to be.” You can find that quote in innumerable places, but it recently jumped out at me from the book It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden.¹

 

We were all told by our second grade teacher that we can do whatever we set our minds to. But comedian Chris D’Elia proves her wrong by pointing out that no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to poop out of your eyes. Read more

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As I consider the foundational components or requirements to scale a firm, one thing I would list is ‘Owner Health Activities.’ The more my partner and I grow our firm, the more important this becomes. I’m not only talking about working out at the gym, though physical health is a component. There is more to health than the physical aspect. Taking care of your mind can be a huge benefit as you grow your firm. The ability to think fast, think differently, think with others in the way they think, or think more deeply can make you a bullet-proof firm owner. And the emotional balance firm owners need during busy times, stressful times, and during elations is part of managing and maintaining health. Read more

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Leadership, Personal Growth
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