I have a question for you, would you go and see a Fat Dietician? Probably not, they may be
great at their job they just don’t seem to be walking their talk.
Yet 12 years ago, that was me, only I wasn’t a dietician I was an accountant. I was looking after
clients who owned businesses, advising them on how to run their business, manage tax,
borrow money and everything else financially related.
I was just like the fat dietician, because what they didn’t know was that I was personally
$600k in debt! I was busy giving advice, but I wasn’t taking it myself. I’m the expert, I’m an
accountant, I should be able to manage my own money. But I couldn’t.
I was busy looking at the numbers, but I had no idea back then how important money mindset was.
It took a very public meltdown in a restaurant for me to hit rock bottom and open my eyes
to the financial mess I was in, and more importantly do something about it.
I started thinking about my accounting clients and what happened to their businesses and
their money when ‘stuff’ happened to them, and I realised that I wasn’t the odd one out,
when things happen in life it gets even harder to focus on money and make good decisions
even when you had me, the accountant, working with you.