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How Did I Manage to Get That Done?

I'm sitting here thinking about what to write in this note today and I've got nothing. 
 
"I'll make another cup of coffee," I tell myself, "That'll do the trick." 
 
Medication for inspiration! That got me thinking about when I was a young CPA and the majority of my inspiration came from a manager or partner rolling up on me and being, like, "YO. I NEED THAT THING," because accountants are not so good with the words. That'd be enough to jostle me out of whatever haze I was in to get motivated for at least the rest of the morning. 
 
These days I don't have the luxury of someone breathing down my neck to get me going. I rely on little things to get the words out of my brain and onto a screen. 
 
I imagine many of you deal with the same feeling -- "Okay, I'm here. Not feeling it, though. What's gonna motivate me?" 
 
So how about it? On the grueling-iest of grueling days, how do you get things done? I'd love to hear from you, so drop me a line or comment below. 
 
Grind on!

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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

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