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Peter Margaritis, CPA & C-Suite Radio

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Change Your Mindset

Change Your Mindset

Peter Margaritis, CPA & C-Suite Radio

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Welcome to Change Your Mindset (formerly known as Improv Is No Joke) where it is all about believing that strong communication skills are the best way in delivering your technical accounting knowledge and growing your business. The way of building stronger communication skills is by embracing the principles of applied improvisation. Your host is Peter Margaritis, CPA a.k.a. The Accidental Accountant, will interview financial professionals and business leaders to find their secret in building stronger relationships with their clients, customers, associates, and peers, all the while, growing their businesses.

Latest Episodes

All Ideas Are Important Ideas

Are you looking for a new way to generate ideas to solve your problems? Do you have the culture in place that accepts that all ideas are important ideas? Do you think of yourself as a creative person? What about your team? David Kelly, CEO of the legendary design firm IDEO, tells us about the importance of building creative confidence. In an experience in elementary school where a classmate was ridiculed by a peer during a project, that classmate shut down and quit the project. We often opt out of creativity due to experiences like this. We tell ourselves we aren’t creative. But it’s not true. It is important for us to understand that we are all creative, and David is here to help remind us. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: "Withum's 2013 State of the Firm Music Video - WS+B Jump On It" Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 min1 d ago
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All Ideas Are Important Ideas

The Challenges of Remote Work with Don Craig

Have you ever decided to take a new job during a chaotic period—like a pandemic? How do you transition a team from working in an office to working from home? How determined are you to meet your goal, even if it takes you an extra 100 days? Don Craig, Chief Financial Officer at the engineering firm of Haley & Aldrich, is going to share his story as it relates to those questions. He made the decision to become the CFO of Haley & Aldrich in the mindset of a pandemic, and he talks about the challenges associated with that, including jumping into a team while being completely remote and what they are doing as an organization to work through those challenges. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: linkedin.com/in/doncraig haleyaldrich.com/about-us/our-people/don-craig Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 min1 w ago
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The Challenges of Remote Work with Don Craig

Let Go of My Ego

Everyone has an ego. Some are underdeveloped, others are well developed—and then there are the overdeveloped egos. An overdeveloped ego can, in some cases, ultimately transform into narcissism. Many CEOs have well-developed egos, and businesses need that in their leader. But what if your CEO is narcissistic? A narcissistic CEO stops listening to those around them and does things to feed their ego at the expense of the company. Let’s discuss how you can practice shelving your ego in order to be more collaborative and respectful. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: peter@petermargaritis.com Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 min2 w ago
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Let Go of My Ego

Change Your Money Mindset with Isaiah Goodman

Isaiah Goodman, chief financial advocate at Becoming Financial and founder and CEO of MoneyVerbs, is going to take you on a financial journey to help those who need to better understand the complex world of money. Isaiah’s dream of helping as many people as possible develop financial character has led him to create MoneyVerbs, a new app that allows users to practice how to get rich in a safe way. You can get all of the money knowledge in the world, but at the end of the day, the only way to really figure it out is to practice —and MoneyVerbs creates the safe learning space to do so without risking your livelihood. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: moneyverbs.com twitter.com/goodmani instagram.com/goodmani linkedin.com/in/isaiahgoodman Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 min3 w ago
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Change Your Money Mindset with Isaiah Goodman

Awakened to Change! An Improviser's Journey

Racism is something you learn over time through your family, your culture, and your environment. The reality of it is that—as hard and shameful as it is to admit—at one point in my life, I was a racist. As I recognized that improv was a leadership philosophy and way of life, my awareness, attitudes, and beliefs changed even more dramatically. The improv concept of “Yes, and” teaches us to suspend our judgment, park our ego, listen to understand, and to be empathetic. It is not about pushing forward a belief just because it’s the way things have always been done. Being silent and not enacting positive change is not the way to create change. We need to hear the conversation for what it is, take the improviser’s mindset to search for a solution instead of creating a divide for our own self-interests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 minSEP 21
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Awakened to Change! An Improviser's Journey

Small Town Leadership with Natalie Siston

What can we learn about leadership from someone who grew up in a small town? Natalie Siston is the founder of Small Town Leadership. She takes the lessons she’s learned from small town living and applies them to achieve significant business success. Whether you’re a corporate leader looking for an effective way to motivate today’s workforce, a manager striving to bring out the best in each individual, or someone hoping to make sure your work matters, big success starts by thinking small. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: smalltownleadership.com linkedin.com/in/nataliesiston instagram.com/nataliesiston Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 minSEP 14
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Small Town Leadership with Natalie Siston

Being More Present: 3 Exercises to Make You a Great Leader

We all get distracted when we need to be focused. In improv, being present is critical to the success of the ensemble, and in leadership, being present is critical to the success of the business. It’s impossible to remain focused every minute of the day, but there are exercises you can do to become more focused and a better listener, which will in turn make you a better leader. I outline three of these exercises you can do with your teams to be more present. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: Harvard Business Review: "How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day" Read: "Scale or Fail" Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 minSEP 7
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Being More Present: 3 Exercises to Make You a Great Leader

Raising Sensational Children with Sensory Processing Differences with Eric & Rebecca Scott

Eric and Rebecca Scott are a married couple with the perfect combination of math and writing skills. Eric is a licensed CPA in Kentucky and is a Tax Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, focusing on a wide variety of technical topics. Rebecca, who was an autism behavioral intervention specialist before staying home to raise her two children, is now an accomplished author. Her book “Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope For Sensory Processing Differences” chronicles the research, interventions, and mindset shifts that helped their family through their son’s sensory processing disorder diagnoses. She also directs a local homeschool cooperative organization in which she works hard to accommodate all special needs. And when you think about it, choosing to adapt to an unexpected challenge is the embodiment of improv and creating a supportive community for special needs individuals requires great leadership — so there’s a lot to learn from Eric and Rebecca even if you don’t have any children at all. If you have a kid going through the challenges associated with sensory processing differences, you will want to check out her book. It is packed full of tips and strategies for you to support your child in the best way possible, setting them up for a future that makes them truly sensational. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: sensationalkidssensationalfamilies.com Read: “Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope For Sensory Processing Differences” linkedin.com/in/rebeccaduvallscott linkedin.com/in/eric-d-scott-81231643 facebook.com/groups/SensationalKidsSensationalFamilies Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 minAUG 31
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Raising Sensational Children with Sensory Processing Differences with Eric & Rebecca Scott

Listening to Understand Vs. Listening to Respond

Do you listen to respond… or do you listen to understand? In my introduction to improv, I realized I was not that great of a listener. This was largely due to my inflated ego. To be a good listener, you need to adopt the “Yes, and” philosophy. Instead of pulling a conversation away from somebody else and back onto yourself, you need to add to it. There’s no room for ego. Active listening is hard. It takes intention, time, and effort. Start working on strengthening your listening skills every single day. As each day passes, you will become closer to becoming a better listener, developing better relationships, and having more significant impact on the world. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: YouTube: It's Not About The Nail Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 minAUG 24
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Listening to Understand Vs. Listening to Respond

Buying and Selling CPA Firms with Brannon Poe

Brannon Poe, the founder of Poe Group Advisors, has been facilitating advisors’ successful accounting practice transitions throughout the US and Canada since 2003. He’s also the creator of Accounting Practice Academy, an eight-week virtual workshop for accounting practice owners. He’s the author of the Account Practice Insights blog and hosts the Accounting Flight Plan podcast with other top thought leaders in the profession. He is also the author of several books, including “Accountant’s Flight Plan” and “On Your Own.” Poe’s company buys and sells CPA firms, which he’s been doing for 17 years now. We talk about why a partner would want to sell their firm, why there’s so much demand for buying and selling right now, as well as a peek inside his Accounting Practice Academy. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: poegroupadvisors.com linkedin.com/in/brannon-poe-65984012/ Accounting Practice Academy Listen: Accounting Flight Plan podcast Read: “Accountant’s Flight Plan” Read: “On Your Own” Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 minAUG 17
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Buying and Selling CPA Firms with Brannon Poe

Latest Episodes

All Ideas Are Important Ideas

Are you looking for a new way to generate ideas to solve your problems? Do you have the culture in place that accepts that all ideas are important ideas? Do you think of yourself as a creative person? What about your team? David Kelly, CEO of the legendary design firm IDEO, tells us about the importance of building creative confidence. In an experience in elementary school where a classmate was ridiculed by a peer during a project, that classmate shut down and quit the project. We often opt out of creativity due to experiences like this. We tell ourselves we aren’t creative. But it’s not true. It is important for us to understand that we are all creative, and David is here to help remind us. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: "Withum's 2013 State of the Firm Music Video - WS+B Jump On It" Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 min1 d ago
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All Ideas Are Important Ideas

The Challenges of Remote Work with Don Craig

Have you ever decided to take a new job during a chaotic period—like a pandemic? How do you transition a team from working in an office to working from home? How determined are you to meet your goal, even if it takes you an extra 100 days? Don Craig, Chief Financial Officer at the engineering firm of Haley & Aldrich, is going to share his story as it relates to those questions. He made the decision to become the CFO of Haley & Aldrich in the mindset of a pandemic, and he talks about the challenges associated with that, including jumping into a team while being completely remote and what they are doing as an organization to work through those challenges. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: linkedin.com/in/doncraig haleyaldrich.com/about-us/our-people/don-craig Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 min1 w ago
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The Challenges of Remote Work with Don Craig

Let Go of My Ego

Everyone has an ego. Some are underdeveloped, others are well developed—and then there are the overdeveloped egos. An overdeveloped ego can, in some cases, ultimately transform into narcissism. Many CEOs have well-developed egos, and businesses need that in their leader. But what if your CEO is narcissistic? A narcissistic CEO stops listening to those around them and does things to feed their ego at the expense of the company. Let’s discuss how you can practice shelving your ego in order to be more collaborative and respectful. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: peter@petermargaritis.com Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 min2 w ago
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Let Go of My Ego

Change Your Money Mindset with Isaiah Goodman

Isaiah Goodman, chief financial advocate at Becoming Financial and founder and CEO of MoneyVerbs, is going to take you on a financial journey to help those who need to better understand the complex world of money. Isaiah’s dream of helping as many people as possible develop financial character has led him to create MoneyVerbs, a new app that allows users to practice how to get rich in a safe way. You can get all of the money knowledge in the world, but at the end of the day, the only way to really figure it out is to practice —and MoneyVerbs creates the safe learning space to do so without risking your livelihood. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: moneyverbs.com twitter.com/goodmani instagram.com/goodmani linkedin.com/in/isaiahgoodman Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 min3 w ago
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Change Your Money Mindset with Isaiah Goodman

Awakened to Change! An Improviser's Journey

Racism is something you learn over time through your family, your culture, and your environment. The reality of it is that—as hard and shameful as it is to admit—at one point in my life, I was a racist. As I recognized that improv was a leadership philosophy and way of life, my awareness, attitudes, and beliefs changed even more dramatically. The improv concept of “Yes, and” teaches us to suspend our judgment, park our ego, listen to understand, and to be empathetic. It is not about pushing forward a belief just because it’s the way things have always been done. Being silent and not enacting positive change is not the way to create change. We need to hear the conversation for what it is, take the improviser’s mindset to search for a solution instead of creating a divide for our own self-interests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8 minSEP 21
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Awakened to Change! An Improviser's Journey

Small Town Leadership with Natalie Siston

What can we learn about leadership from someone who grew up in a small town? Natalie Siston is the founder of Small Town Leadership. She takes the lessons she’s learned from small town living and applies them to achieve significant business success. Whether you’re a corporate leader looking for an effective way to motivate today’s workforce, a manager striving to bring out the best in each individual, or someone hoping to make sure your work matters, big success starts by thinking small. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: smalltownleadership.com linkedin.com/in/nataliesiston instagram.com/nataliesiston Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 minSEP 14
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Small Town Leadership with Natalie Siston

Being More Present: 3 Exercises to Make You a Great Leader

We all get distracted when we need to be focused. In improv, being present is critical to the success of the ensemble, and in leadership, being present is critical to the success of the business. It’s impossible to remain focused every minute of the day, but there are exercises you can do to become more focused and a better listener, which will in turn make you a better leader. I outline three of these exercises you can do with your teams to be more present. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: Harvard Business Review: "How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day" Read: "Scale or Fail" Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 minSEP 7
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Being More Present: 3 Exercises to Make You a Great Leader

Raising Sensational Children with Sensory Processing Differences with Eric & Rebecca Scott

Eric and Rebecca Scott are a married couple with the perfect combination of math and writing skills. Eric is a licensed CPA in Kentucky and is a Tax Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, focusing on a wide variety of technical topics. Rebecca, who was an autism behavioral intervention specialist before staying home to raise her two children, is now an accomplished author. Her book “Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope For Sensory Processing Differences” chronicles the research, interventions, and mindset shifts that helped their family through their son’s sensory processing disorder diagnoses. She also directs a local homeschool cooperative organization in which she works hard to accommodate all special needs. And when you think about it, choosing to adapt to an unexpected challenge is the embodiment of improv and creating a supportive community for special needs individuals requires great leadership — so there’s a lot to learn from Eric and Rebecca even if you don’t have any children at all. If you have a kid going through the challenges associated with sensory processing differences, you will want to check out her book. It is packed full of tips and strategies for you to support your child in the best way possible, setting them up for a future that makes them truly sensational. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: sensationalkidssensationalfamilies.com Read: “Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope For Sensory Processing Differences” linkedin.com/in/rebeccaduvallscott linkedin.com/in/eric-d-scott-81231643 facebook.com/groups/SensationalKidsSensationalFamilies Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 minAUG 31
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Raising Sensational Children with Sensory Processing Differences with Eric & Rebecca Scott

Listening to Understand Vs. Listening to Respond

Do you listen to respond… or do you listen to understand? In my introduction to improv, I realized I was not that great of a listener. This was largely due to my inflated ego. To be a good listener, you need to adopt the “Yes, and” philosophy. Instead of pulling a conversation away from somebody else and back onto yourself, you need to add to it. There’s no room for ego. Active listening is hard. It takes intention, time, and effort. Start working on strengthening your listening skills every single day. As each day passes, you will become closer to becoming a better listener, developing better relationships, and having more significant impact on the world. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: YouTube: It's Not About The Nail Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14 minAUG 24
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Listening to Understand Vs. Listening to Respond

Buying and Selling CPA Firms with Brannon Poe

Brannon Poe, the founder of Poe Group Advisors, has been facilitating advisors’ successful accounting practice transitions throughout the US and Canada since 2003. He’s also the creator of Accounting Practice Academy, an eight-week virtual workshop for accounting practice owners. He’s the author of the Account Practice Insights blog and hosts the Accounting Flight Plan podcast with other top thought leaders in the profession. He is also the author of several books, including “Accountant’s Flight Plan” and “On Your Own.” Poe’s company buys and sells CPA firms, which he’s been doing for 17 years now. We talk about why a partner would want to sell their firm, why there’s so much demand for buying and selling right now, as well as a peek inside his Accounting Practice Academy. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Resources: poegroupadvisors.com linkedin.com/in/brannon-poe-65984012/ Accounting Practice Academy Listen: Accounting Flight Plan podcast Read: “Accountant’s Flight Plan” Read: “On Your Own” Change Your Mindset is a production of Crate Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 minAUG 17
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Buying and Selling CPA Firms with Brannon Poe
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