What Wakes You Up at 3 a.m.? | AccountingWEB

What Wakes You Up at 3 a.m.?

I need your help.  I need to know what's waking you up in the middle of the night and what's keeping you from taking your organization all the places you want it to go.

Beginning next week, you'll be seeing a series of articles I'm writing that focus on FDs, CFOs and Managers - but, purposefully, from an outsider's point of view - because I spend my time advising your organizational version of  that voice that's always asking you for more.

What I'm looking at is how to make sure that Finance and Accounting have the place at the table you need given the new economic, global and straight-out business challenges every industry and sector are facing.  I particularly want to know how I can help SME readers play like the Big Boys so that you are playing on a (more) level playing field.

So, I asked - and John and Rob agreed - that I could ask all of you.  What do you need?  How can I help?

I may not have all the answers, but my goal is to build this feed into more than a one-timer and create an ongoing discussion with all of you.

What I know - and what you know from my writing (like this and this) - is that you can do anything you set your mind to. So, to get you there fast, please send me your questions, concerns, thoughts, reactions....You name it.  I want to know.

Here's to your success.  Because you can.


Paula Sparrow's picture


Paula Sparrow | | Permalink

It's something small black and hairy....sorry, it was just too good to resist


paulwakefield1 | | Permalink

Too much information...........

RogerNeale's picture

What's waking up?

RogerNeale | | Permalink

As soon as my head hits the pillow, I'm asleep within 15 seconds and, according to my wife, snoring! I find that hard to believe though.

Nothing wakes me, not even the earthquake we had a few years ago, until the very loud radio alarm, on my bed-side table, comes on.

Paula Sparrow's picture

don't know where you're coming from Paul

Paula Sparrow | | Permalink

but I was referring to my kitten!

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Jon Stow | | Permalink

wake me up at 3 in the morning, playing in the front garden, plus Careline calls for an elderly relative.

However, if you really want to know what is infuriating in my business world it is the red tape and ineptitude of HMRC and other Government organisations, and the move away from carrot incentives towards the stick of fines.

What wakes me at 3am

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

My dog jumping on the bed and snuggling down under the duvet. I have to wake up otherwise she pulls the duvet off me and hogs the bed (well eventually she does that anyway but I like to pretend to be holding my ground).

Sometimes one of my cats will wake me if they're in attention seeking mood.

Otherwise knowing that I have to get up early or occasionally a bit of client work that I've got a mental block over.



paulwakefield1 | | Permalink

@ Paula


I had you down for a Scottie terrier. :-)

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Bunch of fader's ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

night still young at 3am!

Seriously though, nothing - head hits pillow between 12 and 1, next thing I know is radio coming on just before 7. 

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