Use the 2020 Olympics as inspiration to take your bookkeeping to the gold! Olympics athletes and bookkeepers have more in common than you’d think. Both require an inner self-motivation to perform their best, to put in the time and effort, and to continue following through. Without this, the act remains undone and incomplete with no signs of progress or completion. To be self-motivated is not something that can be taught.
Repetition. Olympics athletes practice, practice, practice. They put in the time and effort to perfect their craft by doing it over and over. Similarly, bookkeepers perform the same acts in and out to ensure their clients’ books are thorough, complete, and accurate. If they don’t enter the transactions in and out every day, their clients’ books will fall behind and be incomplete. These tedious, repetitive tasks are key to taking your books to the next level.
Both Olympic athletes and bookkeepers have a clear map that lays out how to reach their goals. A clearly defined goal with steps to get there is key. Just as athletes have their eyes set on the Olympics and winning a medal, bookkeepers aim to keep their clients’ finances on track. To make this happen, they know that means keeping clear and accurate records on a consistent basis.
Just as some Olympic athletes are judged based on their performances, so are bookkeepers. If bookkeepers drop the ball on their clients’ books, they’ll be judged as flaky, lazy, inconsistent, and the trust in the relationship may even falter. If a client finds an issue within their books, they’ll immediately point fingers at their bookkeeper, so it’s vital to perform at 100% at all times.
Although there are many differences between Olympic athletes and bookkeepers, their backbone and dedication are very much alike. Find yourself a bookkeeper that goes for the gold with all their clients’ books and can help your books shine, as well.