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Habits, Performance & Accountants Part 1: Jon Finn
Episode 289th January 2023 • Accounting Influencers Podcast • Rob Brown (Accounting Influencers Roundtable - AIR)
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On behalf of the Accounting Influencers Podcast Network, this is the "Success in Accounting" show, going live every Monday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

In today's episode 28, "Habits, Performance & Accountants Part 1: Jon Finn."

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Dr. Jon Finn wrote his best-selling book ‘The Habit Mechanic’ (which took him over 20 years) because his life’s mission is to help people to be their best in the challenging modern world. This book is proven to change lives. People have said it is a ‘MANUAL FOR LIFE’, and a ‘TOOL KIT FOR SUCCESS’. It contains over 30 self-improvement tools. It is like three books in one.

Dr. Finn also founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy and has three psychology-related degrees, including a PhD. He has worked in performance psychology, resilience, and leadership science for over 20 years. Tougher Minds uses cutting-edge insights from psychology, behavioral science, neuroscience, and world champions to help organizations develop “Habit Mechanics” and “Chief Habit Mechanics”—resilient people, outstanding leaders, and world-class teams.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

➠ the similarities between high level sports performance and optimal business performance

➠ how much we know about the brain and what that knowledge allows business people to benefit from

➠ why super smart people like accountants and CPAs don't perform as optimally as they should

➠ how easy, automated and repeated behaviors dominate our day to day working life

➠ the limits of our short term, conscious memories and how the brain actually functions

➠ the origins of VUCA and the impacts of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in professional life

➠ how habits define daily work practices and the ability of professionals like accountants to perform optimally

➠ the different ways our brains can be recharged to maintain high level performance in pressure situations

➠ the kind of brain power accountants and CPAs need to perform high value, highly charged work

➠ practical tips accountants can apply quickly to harness the power of habits for better performance at work

➠ check out part 2 of this interview with Dr Jon Finn for more practical applications of habit mechanics for high level performance at work

Having trained and coached over 10,000 people, Dr. Finn, and his colleagues, work with global businesses, high-growth startups, individuals, elite athletes, coaches and teams, leading educational institutes, families, the UK government, and think tanks. For podcast episodes and free resources, visit:

The Habit Mechanic book:



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