Over the years I have noticed a number of similarities in the fears, worries and concerns shared by accountants as they start their own practice, explains Mark Lee.
These issues become apparent when we speak and are also evident from the topics raised in the Any Answers section of AccountingWEB.
The fear of failure
Some people use the fear of failure to drive them forwards. Others refuse to countenance the idea of failure. Some may be paralysed by such fear and the remainder have not even considered the possibility – often due to naivety. I would encourage you to move into one of the first two categories.
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About Mark Lee
Mark Lee works almost exclusively with savvy sole practitioners who want more out of their practice. More clients, more money, more time, more satisfaction - or everything!
An accountant by profession, Mark moved away from the provision of professional advice in 2006. He is now a professional speaker, mentor, facilitator, author and debunker.
Mark Lee is a realist and regularly debunks myths and hype related to his areas of interest and expertise. His keynote talk for audiences of accountants is How to STAND OUT and be more than 'just another accountant'.
Mark is passionate about helping accountants generally so is a keen blogger and commentator in the accounting and tax press. He is consultant practice editor of AccountingWEB and has written hudnreds of articles here that have been viewed over a million times.
Check out how he could help you here: www.BookMarkLee.co.uk/savvy
Mark stopped giving tax advice himself despite being a past Chairman of the Chartered Accountants’ Tax Faculty. He is however Chairman of the Tax Advice Network - the UK's highest ranked lead generation website for tax advisers and accountants. The network also publishes a weekly practical tax update for accountants in general practice and full tax support, on demand too. You can also use it as a lead generation resource for local people seeking tax advice from an accountant.