How to keep fear from short-circuiting your career

Hosted by Neil Amato

Accountants and other professionals often have a drive to be perfect at work and beyond. We keep chasing perfection, a flawed pursuit that can leave us with more doubt about our abilities. Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA, has a message for those of us who doubt ourselves or let a fear of failure take hold in this special-edition podcast recorded at AICPA ENGAGE 2019 in Las Vegas.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • The link between fear and self-trust.
  • How the words of author Brené Brown have resonated with Stevenson.
  • Why striving for perfection comes naturally for accountants.
  • How Stevenson got over her own fear of failure.
  • Advice for those who focus on being perfect instead of on being good.

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