The planning workshop was a success!  Those that attended the workshop asked great questions and participated at 100%. I’m excited about all they will accomplish in 2022.  

The Tortoise and the Hare is a children’s fable, but it is really a metaphor for life.  Specifically about consistency.  It doesn’t matter how fast you go.  It matters that you keep doing so at a steady and consistent pace.  This metaphor applies very well to business.  

It is far more important in business to be steady and consistent than wild and fast.  

Each year, I am required to do a certain number of education hours with CPA to maintain my designation. 

When I was in corporate, getting my hours was easy.  Between the company-wide training and the training I did as part of my goals, getting my required education hours was not something I had to think of.  

Since becoming an entrepreneur, I have had to become much more intentional.  Unfortunately, I have found myself each December cramming in hours I’m missing.  I find myself sitting there between Christmas and New Year watching training videos at high speed.  

To be honest, I’m not sure how much I retain cramming my hours in this way. 

in 2021, I decided to do something different.  I set the intention to do one hour of education a week. 

Then I scheduled the hours in my calendar. 

I didn’t do precisely one hour a week.  Sometimes I did 2, other weeks none.  I took advantage of their monthly speaker series, read the CPA magazines regularly, and recently attended a two-day conference which earned me eight education hours. 

It worked! I have exceeded my education requirement for the year and could rest easy in December! By doing a little bit over 11 months, I got to enjoy my holiday time. 

By taking the Tortoise approach to my education credits, I made it! 

If something works, keep doing it right?! I’ve already set the intention for 2022 and my calendar is scheduled.  

Little steps, consistently applied over time, lead to results.  

My CPA hours are proof that the Tortoise had it right.  

We live in a culture full of hares; but the tortoise always wins.

Dave Ramsey