Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher. ~ Herb Brooks
Great moments are born from great opportunities. ~ Herb Brooks
You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.
~ Herb Brooks
Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. was an American ice hockey player and coach. His most notable achievement was as Head Coach of the U.S. Gold Medal winning team at Lake Placid, New York in 1980. During the U.S. Olympics, Coach Brook’s American hockey team upset the heavily favored Soviet hockey team in a match that was known as the Miracle on Ice.
Successful tax professionals often share the same characteristics and habits of Olympian’s who face extraordinary challenges on their journeys. According to Coach Ed Young ,who has trained numerous Olympian level athletes, there are 9 prominent characteristics of these athletes. Based upon years of experience working with tax professionals, these are the same characteristics we observe in what we call Tax Athletes.
- Consistency – Athletes are very consistent in their habits over many years.
- Enjoyment – Their enjoyment of their work makes it easier to do it.
- Discipline/Sacrifice – They live a disciplined life and make more sacrifices than others.
- Social Support – They surround themselves with supportive family and friends.
- Coach-Athlete Relationship – They have mentors and coaches on their journey.
- Delegation – They are good at delegating smaller tasks to focus on bigger goals.
- Clear Long-Term Goal – They have a clear long-term goal that keeps them focused.
- Work Ethic – They have a strong work ethic that keeps them working hard.
- Internal Motivation – They have a very strong internal drive that comes from within.
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