Mindset Matters


Here is some of our thinking related to managing an accounting firm.

More on thinking Big accountants client categorization cpa mindset performance strategy Sep 13, 2021

Create greater impact by thinking Big

Thinking big is a central theme in ReNew Group. 

Why?  Think small, get small. Think Big, get big.  Target the Targets!

Most people, by default, because they don’t think big, don’t aim high, and end up developing very average...

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The first step in moving the needle is owning it accountants change client categorization differentiation services staffing strategy Sep 05, 2021

What do you need to take more ownership of?

Own it:  you decide who your clients will be, who can work there and the work you’ll do. 

All of us.. need to unpack and dig in.. where do we need more conviction and agency (more on that below). What do we mean by own it?

“I want...

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3 keys to a winning team accountants recruitment strategy team Aug 23, 2021

Vale John Abell coach and mentor

Abell in name and in deeds

One of my mentors died — John Abell — and I attended his service on Saturday. His obituary can be read here »

Mr. Abell (what I called him) was the basketball coach (and taught health) at Butte Community...

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It's one thing to understand Pareto; it's another to execute accountants client categorization cpa pareto pricing profit recruitment strategy Aug 15, 2021

We are receiving some very positive feedback on the Fragility, Scalable, Danger and Insanity Zones in our Pareto for Profits module.

The terminology is really resonating, but more importantly, it is creating EMOTION, which in turn, creates ACTION.

It’s one thing to understand your...

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Doing the math on CPA firms accountants cash flow change client experience compliance v advisory labor staffing strategy succession technology workflow Aug 01, 2021

Roy Keely is a Strategic Advisor to ReNew

Roy recently posted a short blog we think you’ll find relevant.

The formula

Here is the formula that is upon many CPA firms (and many other businesses):

More work than ever +
Expansion of corporate America (IE stealing talent) +
Recalibrated workforce...

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ReNew Your Accounting Firm accountants efficiency lifestyle mentoring mindset pareto pricing profit services strategy Jul 25, 2021

The 5 Shifts 

ReNew Group outlines a ground-breaking program, ReNew Your Accounting Firm, for North American CPA public practice firms. 

With two seasoned accountants leading ReNew Your Accounting Firm, it’s no surprise to learn that our passion is to help...

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You have nothing to prove! mindset pricing results strategy Jul 04, 2021

All pricing starts with positioning. All positioning starts with mindset.

We spoke to a firm last week who just picked up what, at face value, is a good piece of business (multiple location business with a number of owners), 40K in annual revenue to the firm. It will be one of the firms...

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Thinking small or Thinking Big accountants return on investment roi strategy success Jun 27, 2021

Thinking Big is critical

Most CPAs think small. They think survival.  They count their daily bread and wait for the other shoe to drop.  This serves their small self.

Small self is the shrinking self.  Hunched over, too accommodating,  worried about what others think, it is a...

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A Better Way Forward NOT back to Normal accountants covid19 staffing strategy tax Jun 20, 2021

There is only forward

You don’t live through a global epidemic where “life came to a halt” and return to normal.

There is only forward. Some people will wear masks, some won’t.  Uncertainty will be with us for some time… related to the Pandemic (particularly...

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What Game Are You Playing? covid19 lifestyle strategy Jun 06, 2021

Strategy reset

Before you can determine your firm strategy you need to determine what game you are playing. 

Firms often determine their strategy and realize the reason their strategy is not working or satisfying is they didn’t consider what game they were playing in the first...

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