Jumped off the QuickBooks cliff

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I jumped off the QuickBooks cliff, like a Barnacle Goose gosling tumbling over Greenland crags to get some breakfast. And, like most of them, I survived, banged up but triumphant. I solved a problem that's bungled my reconciliations for months.



How did I manage? Old-fashioned persistence, or, in my case, a persnickety refusal to quit because the challenge was too blasted irritating. Which is much like Ben Dean, Ph.D.'s delineation - "... challenge is a prerequisite to perseverance" - in his article "Persistence Defined" for Authentic Happiness, an online resource maintained by the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center. But he points out perspective is important - some goals really are too far out of reach. Me and perfectly-balanced books...


I'm hiring a bookkeeper, sooner the better. Magnum of champagne awaits.


He also explains that the right rewards make a difference. I'm hoping I'll have to pay the bookkeeper a little less. And while I'm thinking moola, it turns out intangibles - like simple recognition for a job-well-done - work better. I'll settle for avoiding mis-billed, justifiably annoyed Casual Uncluttering clients.


A poorly-developed sense of self-esteem can hamper persistence, which I hope means exercising perseverance can empower self-esteem. Read Dr. Dean's article for some potential persistence-enhancing techniques. Then use them!


About that magnum of champagne - just a bit impossible. Much much more likely to be a split.



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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Lauren.

I've been using a CPA for several years now.  Simple, I like it simple.

Dec 01, 2019 01:04 AM #3
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Most bookkeepers I know still use QuickBooks, so hope it still works for you.

Dec 11, 2019 10:40 PM #4
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