New Year’s Resolutions

After last year’s soapbox, I thought it would be good to get back to a simple top 10 list à la David Letterman (showing my age to those younger readers). So, without further fanfare, here is my list of resolutions all CPAs make and then quickly break each new year.

After last year’s soapbox, I thought it would be good to get back to a simple top 10 list à la David Letterman (showing my age to those younger readers). So, without further fanfare, here is my list of resolutions all CPAs make and then quickly break each new year.

10. I will take some CPE every month so that by the time my birthday or the end of the year rolls    around, I will already comply with my state’s CPE requirements.

9. I will reread my emails before I send them out to make sure they are free from silly mistakes and typos.

8. I will give timely feedback to my staff when they do something well or need to improve.

7. I will incorporate exercise into my schedule, even if it is just a 20-minute walk at lunch, each day no matter how busy I am.

6. I will say no to a new project, client or request for my time at least once a month.

5. I will not look at email at least one whole day while I am on vacation.

4. I will spend 15 minutes at the end of each day clearing my desk and planning so I can start the next day productively.

3. I will eat lunch with someone else at least twice each week. Maybe I can also hit Resolution #7 by walking to lunch with the person!

2. I will not multitask during conference calls so I know what is said and don’t have to ask people to repeat the question.

1. I will not wish ill will on the members of FASB despite having to deal with the new CECL standard!

What other resolutions do CPAs need to make and which ones do you think we will be able to keep this year?



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