How a Horse Can Make You More Efficient at Work (Even If You Aren’t a Cowboy)

The Cowboy Accountant™

It’s that time of year again for those of us in the accounting business, with increased business activity from an improving economy, the demands of client service, the implementation of new accounting guidance for auditors, and our tax brethren digesting all the aspects of the new Tax Act.

And while I’ve been making my way through the dreaded busy season for over a quarter of a century now, it hasn’t always been easy on me, my family or those I work with.  I’ve seen and experienced many talented colleagues dealing with significant stress this time of year.  I see it on their faces with the “thousand-mile stare” of a soldier in combat, the crisp e-mail messages, and the generally grumpy (but understandable) dispositions.  All are tell-tale signs of what we all experience at the intersection of having too much on our professional and personal plates and having significant anxiety about how to accomplish it…

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