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You know what I have realized in my 13 years of business? It’s not linear. You have to try different things. Some of it works, and some of it doesn’t. But that’s ok. You have to zig and zag (and zig again…)
But, through it all, I have held onto what is the most important to me.
You know, there’s a long list of things I have done that I am darn proud of. The thing I am most proud of is the evolution of my business.
I started a single chair bookkeeping business (you can read that story here) back in the ‘old days’ when things were much different. No high speed internet connection, no QuickBooks Online software – I actually drive from client office to client office. All. Day. Long.
I grew. I knew that unless I wanted to be chained to my desk all day every day, I needed to build a team of bookkeepers. I had some great hires and some spectacularly bad ones.
Did I mention I try lots of stuff? If you aren’t changing you are dying. Basic principle of evolution, right?
Yes, I have built a successful business over the years. I have attracted multiple multi-million dollar businesses as clients (who never complained about my rates). I have worked behind the scenes with my clients and witnessed their epic successes and gut busting failures.
I have shared the stage with some super cool people. Been coached by some of the industry’s best. Masterminded with people I will always have a deep love and respect for.
And, while that’s all super awesome and wonderful – and definitely keeps me satisfied professionally the thing that really ‘fills my bucket’ every day is my family.
My amazingly supportive husband, Troy
Our hilariously inquisitive son, Gibson
My sassy, quick witted & loving sister, Emily
My parents, who taught me to never take ‘no’ for an answer
And my Pittsburgh roots: grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins
(Who always remind me that we work hard and bleed Black and Gold)
That’s what matters to me.
At the end of my day, I want to reflect on fulfilling work but mostly happy memories of time spent with amazing family & friends.