A mindset shift.

For years I have been using a certain accounting software for my two businesses. I don’t recall how I heard about it, but I have been so happy with it and so proud of myself for finding this great new software. It links to my credit card and bank account, so everything is right in front of me, making bookkeeping super easy. It’s a long-term love.

And then someone (an accountant who actually knows things) told me it sucked. It wasn’t going to do what I needed it to do, and I would have to change to work with her.

I didn’t believe her. No way!

I asked someone else I trusted (a CFO who also knows things). He agreed. My trusted software sucks.

Why am I this attached to software of all things?

Sure, it will take time and effort to switch and learn something new. But that’s not the heart of it.

Instead, I learned that what I had been so proud of finding, isn’t all it appears to be to me. I thought I knew something, but I didn’t. I was wrong. That’s how it felt at first.

A reframe is to say that it was really great software for me as a little business doing it all on my own. As I grow and need professional help to continue growing, I have outgrown it. Time to move on. And that’s okay.

Better to adapt and listen to people who know the things about bookkeeping than to be set in my ways and wanting to prove that I chose correct. We can choose correctly based on the information we have and the time period in life, and then change our viewpoint with new information and as things change.

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