We live in a society where everybody is doing something. Everyone is a coach, a strategist, a speaker and an expert. People everywhere are scratching their heads trying to figure out when and how so many people became successful and no one knew about it (we have the rise of social media to thank for this).
Despite being aware of the benefits of hiring an accountant, most small businesses fail to afford one. Although there are many owners with solid knowledge on bookkeeping and accounting, yet they rely more on the expertise of a professional accountant in order to steer clear of problems during the tax season.
I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.