Goal Setting

As we get closer to the end of another year and the beginning of a new year, we all tend to set ourselves goals for the forthcoming year. It is interesting that research shows that happiness is strongly linked to success. So it goes to say that once successful you will become happy and content. […] Read More

Great opportunity or am I getting ripped off?

Today’s blog started with a message on my phone at about 8:15pm on a Tuesday from a friend via Facebook Messenger, “Hi Rohan, just wondering if you have heard of…”. After a quick Google I came up with the results of a Gold Coast based advisory business. Initial alarm bells went off and I fired […] Read More

Updating your accounting software

There are a few common questions I’ve been asked lately like ‘do I have to update my software?’, ‘what should I update to’? and ‘What do you recommend?’ I wish there was a solution that fit everyone and I could give a simple answer however that isn’t the case. There are many software solutions out […] Read More

Time to get your head in the cloud

What an interesting and fast moving time we are currently living in. Technology is very quickly evolving and providing us opportunities that just a few years ago we could only dream of. Just today when I met with a client who is a sole trader in a trade-related business we looked at three great opportunities. […] Read More

Decision making in stressful situations

Our team recently had the pleasure of hearing a talk from a good friend of mine on decision making in stressful situations. We all think we know about stressful situations, but these were real-world experiences from over twenty years serving as an officer with our Australian and allied defence forces which included a number of […] Read More

You never stop learning

Recently a few of the Directors of Green Taylor Partners went to a Practice Management conference which focused heavily on leadership, personal development and also how technology was impacting the accounting industry. I will admit whilst driving to the Airport my motivation levels were low due to the amount of work I had left behind […] Read More

Look For Solutions, Not Just Problems

I remember attending a seminar and as we walked in noticing a power point slide on the screen. There was three lines; Those who say it can’t happen Those that say it can happen Those that make it happen.    Look For Solutions, Not Just Problems Problems (or challenges, as they should be called in some […] Read More

No Triangles

At a recent conference I listened to a presentation by Rachael Robertson – an adventurous  young lady who applied for and got the role of leading the 58th expedition to the Antartica for a 12 months period and where they knew they  were ‘stuck’ for many months as it was impossible due to ice and […] Read More

The 6 Financial Mistakes To Avoid In your 50’s

I recently came across an excellent written by article by Jack Derwin for nestegg.com that I thought would be of interest to our readers. This was of particular interest to me as I am in this age group and many of my clients are as well. This article is summarised below with additional comments as […] Read More

Goal Setting – Characteristics of Successful People

Some time ago I wrote about goal setting and about how it was a common characteristic of successful people in a variety of fields, be it business, sport or life. Over the last few years I have taken it upon myself every January to write down what I want to achieve for the next 12 months.  These […] Read More