Episode 12 – It’s Time to Slow Down

It’s Time to Slow Down

Slowing down will help you build the practice that is best for YOU.

Just because you keep going and going, doesn’t mean you are more productive. Or you are more important or more successful.

It actually can really hold you back.

So, you get it. You need to slow down, but why?

According to Inc.com, here are 4 reasons why slowing down will actually make you more successful:

  1. You’ll have greater clarity
  2. You can’t hustle if you’re dead
  3. You’ll harness the power of emotion
  4. You’ll make better decisions

Show Notes

Do you feel like you are going non-stop? Do you feel like your practice is growing, but you are killing yourself in the process Are you making mistakes that you’ve never made in the past? Are you proud of the work product you are creating? Are you happy with your life on a regular basis?

Based on your answers to these questions, it might be time for you to slow down. And, here is why – It’s going to help you build the practice that is best for YOU.

Signs That It Is Time To Slow Down

Here are some other signs that it is time to start slowing down. These are from an article on TheMuse.com.

  1. Your typos are being noticed (I use Grammarly to help with this)
  2. You miss an important meeting or deadline
  3. You make an error that costs you or your client money
  4. You end up in the doctor’s office

Just because you keep going and going, doesn’t mean you are more productive. Or you are more important or you are more successful. It actually can really hold you back.

But, you are thinking – time is money, right? Well, I’ll counter with wasted time means missing out on money or happiness or a number of other things that are beneficial to your life. Wasted time sucks the energy out of you and you can never get that time back.

Benefits of Slowing Down

So, you get it. You need to slow down, but why? According to Inc.com, here are 4 reasons why slowing down will actually make you more successful:

  1. You’ll have greater clarity
  2. You can’t hustle if you’re dead
  3. You’ll harness the power of emotion
  4. You’ll make better decisions

Keep Going Until We Stop- Scott Straten’s Speech

Here is the video that had a huge impact on me years ago when I first saw it. As you can see, I’m still thinking about it today.

Here are some other resources to help you slow down:

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Cathy Iconis

Cathy Iconis, CPA is the creator and facilitator of the weekly tweetchat #QBOchat and the website QBOchat.com - a community for QuickBooks Online Users. She is also the founder of Iconis Group, an Intuit Top 20 Firm of the Future, that supports small businesses all over the United States with their bookkeeping needs. She is a five-time recipient of the prestigious CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Award, given annually to just 40 people nationwide.

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