Work-life balance

Education & Careers

What an Experienced Accountant Can Tell a Newbie

There are seven things I would tell my younger self. We can't go back in time, but we can pass our wisdom on to the next generation of accountants. Reflect on what's important.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How to Manage Your Time as April 15 Approaches

A few rational choices when you're in seemingly irrational situations.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How to Read What You Have to Read

Got too much to read? Maybe you're not doing it right.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How Not to Become Overwhelmed

From the myths of multitasking to the ability to become organized, this week's quiz addresses the problems of the overworked accountant.
Practice

Help to the Finish Line: Complete What You Start

The first in a series of quizzes from Jeff Davidson that help you gauge how well you are managing your personal and professional lives.
Practice

Don't Forget to Hit the Pause Button This Busy Season

We're still uncool at our house. We have three remotes to control our TV, BlueRay, sound system, Apple TV, etc. Our son comes to visit and asks why we don't get one of the new-type remotes where you can do it all from one or why don't we use our iPad or iPhone.
Practice

21 Work-life Balance Reminders for Tax Season

Tax season is upon us and the challenges of maintaining work-life balance become acute. With that in mind, here are twenty-one ways that professionals with work-life balance are different from others.
Technology

Do Your Best to Tame the Technology Beast This Busy Season

It seems you can’t go anywhere or do anything without technology. I know that’s a big Homer Simpson “Doh!,” but it’s true.
Education & Careers

Tackle Three Small Annoyances Early in the Morning for a More Productive Day

Work-life balance expert Jeff Davidson says that if you can address three small annoyances early in the workday, you often are able to clear away "space" to be at your best more often.
Education & Careers

Indicators You're Living a Saner Life

Several indicators – what you might call moments of truth – let you know you’re on the path to a freer, saner life. For openers, you awake naturally each morning without an alarm clock.
Education & Careers

Ohio Society Unveils New Women's Initiative

When the OSCPA surveyed its membership last year, more than 80 percent of women CPAs indicated they wanted the OSCPA to develop programs and activities specifically geared for female members.
Practice

Spot Trends and Reduce Information Overload

If you're adept at spotting significant industry trends, you can cut down on the amount of extraneous information that otherwise competes for your attention.
Education & Careers

Survey: Small Business Owners Working More, Vacationing Less

Small business owners are working more hours, extending their workweeks, and taking less vacation than they were five years ago, according to the 2013 "Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study."
Education & Careers

BDO and Ernst & Young Named Top Workplaces for Recent Grads

BDO USA LLP and Ernst & Young LLP were among twenty-five companies that were included in the Best Places to Work for Recent Grads 2013 report from ConnectEDU Inc., a technology company committed to transitioning learners from school to college to career.
Education & Careers

Hiking, Biking, Rafting CFO Wins "Secret Lives" Contest

If there's one CFO who bucks the stereotype of the nerdy accountant, it's Cathy Shoenfeld, who takes full advantage of the Rocky Mountains where she lives and works. She won a new contest sponsored by CBIZ this year called Behind the Numbers – The Secret Lives of CFOs.
AccountingWEB Life

Living in the Present Moment

Most people today feel pressed for time in our society of information and communication overload. One of the most effective ways to alleviate the constant sense of time pressure is to "live in the moment."
Education & Careers

Begin Living in Real Time

In your quest to keep pace with all that's thrown at you, do you find yourself frequently preoccupied? It seems as if many accountants are in overdrive today. We don't enjoy the morning because we're always in a rush. We don't enjoy the evening, because it goes by too fast.
AccountingWEB Life

Nine Tips for Decluttering Your Life

You know when you're hanging on to too much stuff and when you should pare down, but how can you begin to declutter with minimum pain and gnashing your teeth? Guest writer Jeff Davidson offers some suggestions.
Practice

More CFOs 'Unplugging' while on Vacation

Good news! A significant number (51 percent) of CFOs will leave the office completely behind during their summer vacations, up from 26 percent in 2010.
Practice

Interruptions Are Productivity Killers

The sooner we recognize that our interruption-based society is here to stay, the sooner we can embrace and securely put into place measures that ensure we can be at our best for today and for the long run.

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