The Doctor’s Accounting


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“Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant—even if he wanted to be one?”—Jackie Mason

The distinguished doctor I met at a party asked me what I did for a living. “I own a bookkeeping service,” I replied. He immediately started bragging how he saved $600 a month by firing his accountant and doing the bookkeeping himself. “Really?” I asked. “How long does it take you to do it?”

“It takes me about six hours,” he replied.

I asked, “And how many hours do you work as a doctor?”

He replied, “Oh, I work a full office schedule—about 35 hours a week.”

“I would imagine that you make a lot of money as a doctor,” I said.

“Oh, yes!” he exclaimed proudly.

“When you’re working at being a doctor, do you make as much as $300 per hour seeing patients?”

“Certainly,” he said. “Sometimes more, depending on the patients and their needs.”

“Then it seems to me,” I suggested, “if you spent the six hours you’re spending on accounting being a doctor instead, you would make $1,800. Then you’d pay the accountant $600 and have a profit of $1,200. So, firing your accountant didn’t really save you any money—it cost you money.”

He was speechless for a moment, and I could see his mind working, processing this information. “But, I enjoy it,” he said finally.

“Yes, I do, too!” I agreed. “It’s my business.”

I found out later he rehired his accountant.

If you can think of something more fun, productive, or profitable to do than the onerous task you hate, then do it and delegate the other. You don’t have to do tasks just because you can.

Today’s Affirmation:
“I love to delegate to others so I can do the work I love!”

Brook Harker's Cat on Zero to Zillionaire
Brook Harker’s Cat on Zero to Zillionaire

A few years ago, a wonderful professional business coach called me. She was crying.

“I’ve spent over $85,000 on some big coaching programs, and I’m worse off than I was before!” she sobbed. “Can you help me?”

“Yes, I can,” I assured her. “Come to my 8-week class which is only $3,500. And if you get to the end of it and you’re not better off, I will completely refund your money.”

At the third session (on budgeting!), she said, “I can’t believe I studied with a money coach for a year and never got this piece.” She got everything she wanted from my class and is now fabulously successful.

Here’s my recommendation: Take all the classes and seminars you want. Study with all the popular business and life coaches, too—they all have something good to offer you.

But take my Financial Stress Reduction® Workshop on Zoom first. It will give you the grounding and structure you need to create or accelerate your business or career so you know exactly how to make money, which lines of business are profitable, and how to charge the fees you want. Your success depends on that.

It’s no accident that my class participants have often doubled their incomes in this class. Here’s one of the testimonials from a recent class:

“Chellie Campbell’s Financial Stress Reduction Workshop is life-transforming. The workshop is not only about making more money — it’s about learning how to live your life in a way that will bring you more of everything you want. At the beginning of the workshop you tell Chellie what you want your life to look like and her role is to stand in that possibility for you at all times, so that whenever you are struggling she can remind you of what you want, show you how to get out of your own way, and help you return to a more empowered state of being. It really is such a privilege to work with someone at Chellie’s level of experience and expertise. At the very least you will be “better off financially” after the course, but at the very best you will have completely transformed your quality of life to where you can easily reach your life goals, make more money, and truly enjoy your time here swimming with dolphins!”–Jaime Geffner, Online Video Producer, Geffner Productions

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Chellie Campbell is a Financial Stress Reduction® Coach and the author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire, and From Worry to Wealthy. She is one of Marci Shimoff's “Happy 100” in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason and contributed stories to Jack Canfield’s books You’ve Got to Read This Book! and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Past president of the LA Chapter NAWBO, she was "Most Inspirational Speaker" by Women in Management and "Speaker of the Year" by the Association of Women Entrepreneurs. She does daily inspirational videos in The Wealthy Spirit Group on Facebook.

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