“I’m not ready to do a question”

Perfectionist student

“I’m not Ready” “I’m not ready to do questions” “I’m not ready to write the exam” I hear this ALL the time Let’s talk about it Think on these things (As you listen to the video and read this. I want you to CONSCIOUSLY note the thoughts that run...

Insights: Balancing professional and technical skills

Maggie Perotin

Maggie Perotin “Throughout the years, I have learned, and proven, that with a great skilled leader, a team can be happy at work, successfully go through change, and love what they do while delivering incredible results.” Director – Service Excellence. BGIS Solutions Canada; Who is Maggie? “I have a...

Prep before your next Accounting Studies

Accounting Study Support

“What do I need to do to pass?” I get asked this ALL THE TIME. Here’s my answer. It’s your ‘mindset’. Yes, you know this. But do you know what ‘mindset’ actually is?! Hint: It’s not a few motivational posters and lots of ‘determination’. So, I created a course for...

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

ACCA has stated in their report “Emotional Quotient in the digital age” that a Growth Mindset is a kew component of any accountant’s skillset. I discovered the “Fixed and Growth” mindset a few years ago. It’s been a HUGE eye-opener for me, and explains a lot of the things...

How to stop screwing yourself over?

How to stop screwing yourself over?

“Adulting”… Am I right?! We all know the exhaustion we feel about EVERYTHING that’s going on in our lives… and if you’re a student… that’s just ONE more BIG thing to ‘adult’.  SO SO MANY student queries I have dealt with over the years I’ve lectured (and my own...

Will your technical knowledge make you a great accountant?

Will your technical knowledge make you a great accountant?

You’ve studied IFRS, pored over Tax legislation and agonized over the ISA’s, will this make you the successful Accountant you wish to be? Whether you’re studying a CA(SA) qualification, ACCA, ICB, CIMA, or any other type of studies, you’re going to need to broaden your skillset. Most accounting students...

Failure is a skill you need to learn

Failure is a skill you need to learn

Winning = Failing forwards The higher the level you study at, the harder the work, the more likely you may fail something. Learning how to deal with that failure is not easy. For those who are doing, or may do CTA… watch this video about how I felt as...

My ‘old fears’ and new thoughts might help you

My 'old fears' and new thoughts might help you

Why should you care about MY thoughts? A lot of Accounting students I’ve dealt with over the years have voiced similar thoughts and feelings to those I’ve had (I’ve spent a LOT of time with UNISA BCompt and UNISA CTA students!). I want people to think about the pressure...

My Chartered Accountant qualification journey

My Chartered Accountant qualification journey

Why am I sharing this? I’m sharing my Chartered Accountant qualification journey for accounting students who need to know that their journey won’t be ideal. Students studying towards a professional qualification face a lot of challenges. Passing exams make up some of these challenges, but the mental challenges, self-doubt...

Why I’m proud of my students who fail

Why I'm proud of my students who fail

It’s easy to accept that someone is proud of you when you’re successful. When you pass, reach your goal… of course people will be proud of you. But what about your failures? What about the times you didn’t reach those goals? I want to tell you this… “I’m so...

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