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No Plan B

I am absolutely thrilled to share my journey with you. Thank you for taking time to read my story. I find it fascinating how throughout our lives we change our views on aspects such as life, relationships and politics. For me, the shift happens approximately every decade.

A few years ago, I’ve realised that my life is very settled. I live in the most beautiful country, I have been an accountant for over 20 years, love my job and have a wonderful family.

Everything was going well, but… I felt stuck and felt like I wanted “more”. But where do you find “more”? What does “more” looks like? I decided to look on the inside and ask myself questions like, who am I, as a mother, as a woman, as a human being and what future am I building?

I realised that the universe within me is immense, and my personal growth has no boundaries. Shortly after I set up a challenge for myself, which was this: Make sure that each subsequent year I knew more than I knew the year before. And my journey began. I studied psychology and obtained a Diploma in Psychology.

Year after year I was going to various seminars and undertaking courses. I gained certification as a Transformative Couch, went to seminars in Melbourne and Sydney. I attended a five-day, grueling, and very prestigious Business Mastery.

I’ve learned so much about business, how to operate and grow a successful enterprise and how to be an entrepreneur, rather than an operator.

My mind was opening, my horizon was growing, I did not feel stuck any longer.

My business is Emerald Business Advisers Limited and so far, the journey has been exhilarating. I started operating on the 1st of April 2020, and yes, this was the second week of the first lockdown. It was an extraordinary time (in all our lives).

There was absolutely no certainty nor clarity about what the future holds, but I had no Plan B, I did not want a Plan B. They say, if you want to take an island, burn your boats. And I did, one day at the time, one happy client at the time, and now, if I look back at the past 18 months, I see a lot of satisfying moments of serving people and giving them the attention, they deserve.

A modern accountant must be technologically savvy, professional, and continuously examining best practices. Your accountant must have excellent communication skills and must be reasonably priced.

And this is what Emerald Business Advisers is about. We use online solutions to run our practice and we help our clients to transition online. We are constantly seeking ways to make your life easier, improve your business, and increase your profitability while taking care of all your accounting and taxation needs.

So far Plan A is working wonderfully, and I greet 2022 with new ideas and ambitious plans. Please get in touch for a chat. I would love to meet you and see how we can help.

Related: Emerald business advisors – Putting the shine into business success

Valerie Rowe-mitchell
Valerie Rowe-mitchell
Accounting and other money matters with Valerie Rowe-Mitchell, owner of Emerald Business Advisers. Valerie can be reached on 07 579 5777 or valerie@emeraldbusiness.co.nz

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