In the world of accountants, there is a fine line between supplying products and services for clients versus being their advisor. As an accountant you’re used to delivering finished tax returns or financial plans, but consulting will be more about building relationships with your customer base in order acquire accountability from them which can lead into success on all levels: personal as well professionally. One important aspect that often gets overlooked when working towards becoming successful at this arena? Accountability!
The value of accountants and bookkeepers has long been tied to the things they supply their clients – financial statements, tax returns etc. We’ve spent time money energy on beautiful, branded binders that were once only available in paper form but now we also have digital dashboards which require very little input from you so it’s easier than ever before! Recently this all changed when consumers started demanding same-day bank feed reconciliation instead because there is no point having access if your data isn’t being used effectively.
Accountability is powerful. It can help you take control of your life, get rid what doesn’t serve and start living a fulfilling one instead! But clients don’t understand this because they have grown up with access to everything online…and if people don’t see results, then why should we pay for something that might not work?
It’s understandable how difficult it must be as an entrepreneur or business owner trying desperately just make ends meet while also maintaining some semblance on sanity; but I urge each person reading these words: do yourself (and us) one favour – stop limiting yourselves by thinking outside boxes when there isn’t.
Accountability is a word that gets thrown around often in business. It’s usually equated with the concept of being held accountable, which means having your actions evaluated and judged by someone else – whether they are other employees or customers who will judge you on how well things were done rather than if there was innovation involved during those tasks themselves.
Accountability can also come from within; we need to hold ourselves dearly when it comes down decision making abilities because only ourselves always know what’s best for us!
Then there are those who find themselves accountable for long, especially when they have something that doesn’t come naturally and isn’t enjoyable. Who loves the first gruelling workout sessions on machines or activities where you don ‘ t know how it works? Who keeps going with their exercise routine despite only marginal results from week-to -weekend workouts…
I’m sure we’ve all met these people before!
True accountability is coaching. And the difference between teaching and mentoring goes beyond how each individual client feels about their coach; it’s also an issue of what they’re looking to learn from them in order achieve success – whether that means getting better at math or becoming more confident with social skills, both require different approaches for effective learning outcomes.
With all due respect, the only person who can keep you on track is yourself. Even if your fitness trainer was an expert at using equipment and giving advice about what to eat in order for this plan work best with yours’, they would still have no idea how much weight or height one should be at based off their gender-race identity; nobody does! If we were talking just looking skinnier than before (which isn’t really possible), then sure maybe some guidance could come from another human being but when it comes down right now.
When it comes to being accountable, the key is to remember that accountability isn’t about perfection. It’s about effort and growth. And if you’re putting in the work, you’re moving in the right direction. So instead of beating yourself up for not being perfect, celebrate your progress and use it as motivation to keep going. After all, progress is what accountability is all about.