Managing yourself

The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)

Given that your day job keeps you pretty busy… and you want to progress your career to partner (or just get promoted)…. and you want to have quality time with your family, it’s absolutely key that you can be at your best, pretty much every day. In order to be at your best each day, …

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How to say no to a work project from a partner

How do you say no to a partner who is asking help from you for a work project? And how do you do it without offending them or hurting your career? Many lawyers, accountants, and consultants find it hard to say “no” when it comes to work, especially when it is work offered by a …

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How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)

Understanding how to write a career plan is key to make partner and stay there. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. And this couldn’t be truer if you are wanting to progress your career in the professions. How to write a career plan In this video, Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How …

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2 essential ways that attorneys can avoid burnout from the stress of practising law

Did you know that lawyers suffer from depression at a rate 3.6 times higher than that of other professions? It’s true. Practising law is stressful and demanding and the constant high pressure to improve with the same resources day after day leads a lot to attorney burnout. Here are 2 essential ways that attorneys can …

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Top 6 busy season survival techniques from Big 4 veterans themselves

The Big 4 busy season can break even the strongest of accountants no matter how experienced you are at them. So how is it done? How do the veterans keep surviving them only to fight another year? We asked them just that and here they are – the top 6 survival techniques straight from the …

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14 simple (and time effective ways) lawyers can avoid burnout and crippling anxiety

Lawyer burnout affects hundreds of attorneys and paralegals worldwide. Why? This is because of stressful schedules, long work hours, and high-pressure in the law industry. There are also the factors of character traits such as perfectionism and pessimism that are prevalent among many lawyers. This article explores how much of an issue anxiety and burnout …

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The essential guide to survive the busy season: survivor’s tips for both management and staff

Whether you’re a junior accountant about to do your first busy season or an established accountant employed in practice with years of experience, the audit silly season or the self-assessment personal tax preparation madness can knock the best of employees off their feet. With multiple clients, a never-ending workload, and long hours at the office, …

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2 solid email templates for saying no to a partner

How do you say no to a partner through email and still save your career? Can you imagine saying “no” to a partner? Even though the mere thought of doing so may cause you to tremble. However, it can be completely necessary to refuse something that they have asked of you. Many lawyers, accountants, and …

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The Number 1 secret to increasing your productivity as an accountant

Do you know this number 1 secret to increasing your productivity? This is one of the best productivity tips for accountants out there. Productivity tips for accountants: organise your area Until the profession embraces paperless working, paper and clutter are always going to be part of an accountant’s life. It sounds like a fairly simple …

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8 fool-proof productivity hacks for accountants, lawyers, and consultants

As an accountant, lawyer or consultants, how can you make the best out of your time? Here are 8 productivity hacks that you can use to your best. Productivity Hacks for Better Time Management With accountants, lawyers, and consultants having so much to do in what forever seems like so little time, it’s no wonder …

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