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When you hear the word “minimalism”, what comes to mind? Do you see a bare, sterile environment that seems boring? Do you envision Tibetan monks with just a cot to sleep on and one pair of sandals to wear on their feet? Do you think of people who don’t make a lot of money and who need to be frugal by necessity?
For accountants the idea of minimalism is especially challenging because we tend to place importance and value on everything we touch. As a profession, we’re told to keep things like the financial and tax return backup for minimum periods of time, making it challenging to let go of things not only professionally, but personally as well.
Since we’re educated and trained to fear making a mistake, we often have a false sense of comfort in holding on to things even when we’re not instructed to. Even those accountants that have adopted a mostly paperless office still feel the need to hold on to things “just in case”, just adding more space to their cloud based storage when their “just in case” items are reaching the current max.
This week on The CPA MOMS Podcast I explain what new minimalism for accountant moms is and how to achieve a more simplistic, peaceful life when it comes to the practical side of being an accountant and the sentimental side of being a mom.