Episode 74. In today's practical episode, "Here's What Works on Mental Resilience for Accounting Professionals and CPAs."
Key takeaways from this episode include:
★ Why mental resilience for accountants is such a critical topic right now
★ The emergence of a new role in professional firms - the mental health first aider
★ How reframing one's attitude is a building block of mental resilience for accountants and CPAs
★ The wisdom of not praying for less problems but praying for more skills to cope with those problems
★ How accountants can react better to situations and setbacks, particularly to things they cannot control
★ What professionals can learn from their mistakes and how it helps build mental strength
★ The importance of fun and laughter in any tough, demanding and serious job
★ The value of sharing experiences and vulnerabilities to develop a culture of openness, support, even though it is counter-intuitive
★ Why counting one's blessings and being grateful for things can build mental toughness
★ Why accountants and CPAs do now have to be deadline chasers - there are alternatives
★ Why not all business is good business, not all clients are good clients and not all work is good work
★ How a lot of stress for accounting professionals comes from their own idea of what they are supposed to be and do
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