Unless they represent life-long changes, resolutions are fairly useless. The problem with resolutions is that we focus more on doing or having certain things instead of just being. What? I know; it sounds confusing. Let me explain.
We believe that in order to achieve a certain state of being—say, happiness or contentment or fulfillment, we must do or have.
- If I exercise more, I will be healthy.
- If I have more money, I will be successful.
- If I read more books, I will be wise.
The truth is we have it all backwards. We must be before we can do and then have.
The Be-Do-Have Mentality
It’s all very Law-of-Attraction. In order to live the life we truly want, we must act as if it is already ours. That means that if we want to be accomplished, we must do those things we would expect to do as an accomplished individual. How does that work? Well, take a minute to imagine how you might feel if you were already accomplished. What would it be like to wake up every day knowing that you’re facing it as a successful person? What would you think about? What would you enjoy more? How would you spend your time and how big would you smile?
Once you get the feel for how your behavior would change, start playing the part. Fake it ‘til you make it is a good motto for putting this mentality into practice. Once you start being accomplished, you begin doing those things an accomplished individual would do, and finally, you start having those things an accomplished individual would have.
The New Year is just four days away. Now’s the time to consider what you want to be next year. The following list of words may help you describe what that means for you:
Once you’ve considered exactly what you’d like to be, take the time to revel in how that might feel. Allow it to change the way you think, the way you talk, the things you do. Then take action. You may be surprised at how quickly you have everything you’ve ever wanted.
Successful Freelance Accountants DO Enroll in UAC’s Training Programs
If you were the truly successful financial professional you want to be, consider what you would think about valuable training that enables you to acquire and use your new skills more quickly than any other training program available.
Small Business Accounting
Small business accounting is a valuable niche market. In fact, over 90% of accounting opportunities can be found in the small business arena. Universal Accounting Center (UAC) has been training professionals like you in small business accounting for 30 years because they recognize what many do not; most universities and trade programs are teaching students corporate accounting which isn’t preparing them for the typical, real-world accounting experiences they will encounter.
Becoming a small-business accountant doesn’t require years of your valuable time. UAC’s Professional Bookkeeper (PB) Program is not only reputable, but it’s self-paced, enabling a busy professional like you to take your time or complete the program quickly, in less than 60 hours.
And when you take this program you are trained to act as your clients’ Profit Expert. What is a Profit Expert? A proactive accountant who realizes that the information he/she generates provides crucial data that can make or break a business. It’s the accountant’s job to share this data with business owners, explaining it in such a way that they both understand what the information indicates and can use it to make informed business decisions. The PB Program will train you how to do that.
You will gain the confidence and skill necessary to start and manage nearly every client’s books, and when you have a question, our follow-up program enables you to call and ask one of our seasoned professionals.
By why stop with accounting services? Increase your business’s appeal by offering QuickBook services as well. UAC’s Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide (PBG) to QuickBooks will help you master this accounting software, and once you do, you can offer QuickBooks setup, help and consultation services, charging $45 to $75 per hour.
Becoming a QuickBooks Specialist would provide you with numerous ways to bring in more business, increase your income, and make your job easier. You’ll find companies who want to do their accounting tasks themselves, but need help in configuring QuickBooks to meet their needs. And once you’ve helped a company set up its initial QuickBooks system, who do you think they’ll turn to for help? You, of course! After all, you’ll have the training and expertise they’ll need whenever they run into a problem.
If you are interested in being a successful freelance accountant, training is one thing you should soon do. Enroll in the Professional Bookkeeper and the PB’s Guide to QuickBooks today!