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Networking is vital. It exposes young professionals to diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise. Elijah Goosby shares his experience at the PICPA 126th Annual Meeting, and wishes you were there.
If you are a CPA, whether it be in public accounting, industry, government, or the nonprofit world, you have a crunch time ... which is right now for the tax folks. Instead of shutting down or beating yourself up during these difficult times, try using positive self-talk to build up your perceived ability and efficacy to successfully navigate challenging situations.
For many professionals, networking events bring back unpleasant memories of middle school, feeling vulnerable, alone, and on the outside looking in at others who seemed to know everyone else. How do we make what seems so overwhelming – or just like torture – a successful endeavor?
Most who suffer from imposter syndrome believe that their achievements are the result of “luck,” living in fear that they will be discovered a “phony” by others. CPAs tend to possess certain personality traits that make them prone to imposter syndrome: they are detail-oriented, possess a strong work ethic, and are focused on integrity and accountability. Luckily, there is a way to keep imposter syndrome at bay.
Busy season in accounting can be a challenging time for teams facing heavy workloads and tight deadlines. The ability to motivate your team is becoming more critical than ever. But it is not always easy.