Does tax season mean you lose touch with your family for three months, drag yourself home late at night, and leave before anyone is up in the morning? Does it mean you don’t have time for anything else? Do you feel stressed and unable to keep up with client needs? If any of this is true, it’s time you started to run your practice. It may be that your practice is running you at the moment.
Last week I had comments from a couple of practitioners that I was out of touch or must have closed my accounting practice because I was fool enough to schedule a webinar during tax season. It seemed they believe I had crossed into alzheimerville or was willfully committing a mortal sin.
Sadly, I think these few practitioners are allowing the practice to control their lives. There were only three who questioned my sanity. But, there were 110 who registered and 89 who actually logged in to the entire webinar. Those folks realized that they could take an hour to work on their practice, as opposed to working in their practice.
In deference to those who felt I needed to “get a grip,” the recording of the webinar is posted to the member section of the ASTPS website. I also believe that webinars not only provide a moment of valuable relaxation, but they should run when most practitioners are in their offices anyway. Tax season would be the most likely time they would not be absent.