Learning to look within to create growth
It goes without saying that most accounting professionals want to
grow their businesses. However, few would probably admit that
the biggest obstacles to reaching their goals are self-imposed.
People are creatures of habit. And unfortunately, often fall into
repetitive, self-limiting patterns of behavior and thought that
become entrenched without them even fully realizing what’s
happening. As a result, the basis for large-scale problems, such
as stagnant business growth, has often been slowly creeping into
daily life without anyone noticing the warning signals….until the
situation reaches a crisis point.
A novel approach
A growing number of thought leaders and growth consultants
are starting to tackle this quandary by training individuals and
professionals to recognize and utilize their inherent, internal
strengths and approach their goals di;erently—with some
The theory of presence is based on viewing the world as a living
whole that has many interconnect parts and which is constantly
changing, rather than viewing the whole as made up of many
inert parts like a car with wheels, an engine, chassis, etc. A key
component of this theory is both recognizing that the world is a
highly complex, chaotic and interdependent place, and then “letting
go” of the urge to try to control it.
Despite what anyone thinks, no person, or even group of persons,
can control events that occur around them. Recognizing and
embracing this concept allows one to understand how they
fit within their environment and stop resisting the inevitable.
Accepting these truths allow a person and their business to grow
organically and without the stress involved in trying to pound a
square peg into a round hole.
By being less concerned about every imaginary (or real) scenario
and/or what others think about you and your actions, people
tend to be more relaxed and enjoy their work more. And their
renewed enthusiasm can’t help but be noticed and appreciated by
coworkers, clients and family. Knowing your own inner strength
comes through awareness of certain core truths and principals.