As we near the end of 2016, I have a question - are you happy with your state tax job, your career, your profession? If not, what would you change if you could? What big idea have you been sitting on? What do you enjoy most about the state tax profession? What do you hate the most? Why do you feel that way? Why aren't you doing something about it? What can I do to help?
Many colleagues I have talked to lately, have told me how they would love to have their own practice like me. They just need to be shown that it is possible, and get some help finding their path to success. I was blunt and honest about my path to success (financial, etc.) when I talked with them. I think it helped them feel that the road to success may not be as difficult as they think. I believe many SALT professionals are not happy in their roles - the constant growth pressures and fee escalations firms place on them make it difficult and simply miserable. It makes working on your own seem feasible because you can lower your fees and make more money from a personal standpoint. It's a win/win for clients and you.
Life is too short to not go for it. Stop asking, "what if I fail?" Start asking. "what if I succeed?"
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