What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

I graduated college when I was 19 and I couldn’t get hired. No one wanted a 19-year-old accountant. I ended up taking a minimum wage job with a woman who owned a bookkeeping firm, and within a couple of months I bought the firm from her. Being an employee was definitely not the right role for me, so I’m glad entrepreneurship worked out.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I’m proud of the work I’ve done for my clients over the years, of course. But what matters most to me are the lives I’ve changed by opening people’s eyes to their innate self-worth. Helping people grow and seeing them transform is what keeps me going. The prosperity for my clients and for myself is a byproduct of that transformation.

What makes you stand out from others in your field?

The combination of mundane and magic. You are not going to find another accounting firm that leads with magic. I incorporate a lot of mindset work and other “woo” parts of my personality into my business. Initially I worried that it would be a turn-off, but a lot of people are really drawn to that human element.

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