Brannon recently had an enlightening conversation with Amy Vetter. Listen in on their conversation about work life balance, which helps create a more productive work-force and a more productive you. Amy Veter is a CPA, author, teacher, public speaker and yoga studio owner. In this podcast, Amy gives us insight into the contentment she feels in business and life by living a purposeful, mindful, relaxing and productive life. We highly recommend you listen to the business and life advice Vetter has to contribute in this podcast.
While some kids dream of being a super hero or a firefighter, Amy dreamed of being an accountant. When Amy was just 12 years old she decided she wanted to be a CPA like her grandfather. She pursued the profession earnestly and by the time she was 32 she became partner at a successful firm. Surprisingly, the achievement of reaching her major career goal at such a young age ended up leaving her feeling dissatisfied. For her, it was time for a pivot. She had not spent as much time focusing on her personal purpose in life. She shares with listeners that reaching satisfaction in your career comes back to aligning your career goals with your personal purpose.
One of the major messages Amy has for listeners of this podcast (her online learning community, as well as her TEDx talks) you have to carve out time to take care of you. Everyone benefits from taking the time to do what brings them rest and joy so that they can be better for their friends and family as well as their career.
Some notable moments in the podcast:
2:20 – How Amy came into the accounting profession
4:00 – What Amy is doing now
7:00 – How Amy pivoted her career
10:20 – Why Amy turned to yoga and found self awareness
13:20 – The importance of taking time for yourself and how that supports business
14:30 – Brannon shares his higher earning practices typically have owners who take time off
16:58 – Business+ Balance= Bliss
18:30 – Paying attention to when you have the most energy
21:30 – Aligning your purpose with your schedule
24:15 – Amy’s ideal client
27:13 – Opportunities in the accounting profession right now
32:15 – Amy’s book recommendations
33:40 – Amy’s closing advice
About Amy Vetter: Amy Vetter is an engaging keynote speaker, corporate board member, and CEO of The B3 Method Institute and Drishtiq Yoga. The B3 Method Institute provides keynote speaking services and ongoing learning resources to help accounting and business professionals achieve their desired potential in their careers and personal lives. Amy is an influential contributor to Inc. and Entrepreneur.com, and offers a unique perspective as a CPA and Yogi — who specializes in Technology Innovation — to inspire business professionals to transform their careers, companies and lives.
Based on the unique combination of her work-life experience and thousands of hours guiding business leaders to be successful, Amy authored the book, Business, Balance & Bliss®: How the B3 Method Can Transform Your Career and Life. In her book, Amy created a methodology, backed by scientific research, on how to live a more authentic, engaged, and fulfilled life. Amy shares this message more broadly in her award-winning TEDx Talk, “Disconnect to Connect: The Path to Work-Life Harmony.”
Learn more at www.amyvetter.com and follow @AmyVetterCPA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Brannon Poe: Brannon Poe is the founder of Poe Group Advisors and has been facilitating successful accounting practice transitions since 2003. Brannon started his career in public accounting as an auditor with Ernst & Young before working for several years in auditing and tax preparation for the regional firm of Elliott, Davis & Company. He is the author of “Accountant’s Flight Plan: Best Practices for Today’s Firms” (published by the AICPA and CPA Canada), “On Your Own: How to Start Your Own CPA Firm,” as well as multiple blogs and the “Accountant’s Flight Plan” podcast.