How was your weekend?
The art of making them count by Ben Walker
The traditional “week-end” is becoming a fading memory for a lot of the business owners we get to speak with and hear from. That’s not to say that they aren’t getting any time off to enjoy life and/or spend time with family but the consensus is there’s less time to do the things that matter.
Ok, you’re hearing that a lot lately – it’s not new news.
But many of you will also know that we built this business with two goals in mind:
- To ensure that business owners we deal with and their families reap maximum benefit from their efforts, sacrifice and dedication; and
- Provide a service where our clients aren’t charged according to the time sheet instead, our value is assessed by the difference we make for your business (more on this later).
The first point: in thinking over the weekend about the benefits to society of family and the preservation of family life, something really struck home.
And it’s ironic.
So many business owners are so committed to providing their loved ones the best possible life that they freely accept that things are going to be hard. As a result, many cultivate a “just get on with it” attitude.
Which is commendable in one sense but it can blind people to what might be the “easier way” and ultimately a better way.
The “easier way” has a bad reputation
And it’s not fair – on anyone. Yes, business owners should be prepared to give it their all but this shouldn’t blind them to the opportunities that outside expertise, automated systems and good old fashion advice provide.
Which brings us to point number two.
One of the reasons people shy away from chatting about their business circumstances with their accountant is because it can cost a lot of money.
Why talk through some potentially complicated business scenarios in your life and rack up a bill in the hundreds of dollars, when you could just suffer through hours of leg work yourself for free.
Stress doesn’t cost you anything does it… or does it?
It sounds a bit cheeky and flippant but unfortunately, at one stage or another, this is what goes on in the mind of the average small business owner.
Giving back is something we can help you do – for you
We love hearing about how people reach a certain position in life and not only are they able to give back to their community but they actually do it.
With the right advice from trusted partners and service providers it is possible to give back to those that mean most to you.
For example, many of our clients have already benefited from an improved cash flow position within their business as a result of our time together.
In turn, they have chosen to “pay back” their families and loved ones (with interest… compounded daily in some cases) by being available to them, by being able to inspire and capture special moments.
That’s why they got into business in the first place and that’s why we got into this business.
We hope you had a memorable weekend (even a sneaky long weekend for some of you) and we look for forward to inspiring you daily.