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The Most Wonderful (and Stressful) Time of the Year

Checkpoint Learning December 12, 2017

As we enter what is traditionally a slower and more reflective time of year, I’m struck by how little time I — and most people I know — actually have to reflect (spoiler: not so much). We’re all so busy trying to make sure our critical tasks are accomplished, that nothing gets missed, and that we schedule more time with family and friends that reflection gets tossed aside in favor of holiday stress.

Lots and lots of stress.

Add in work responsibilities, which still need to be carried out, but on a compressed time table because so many of us are taking time off to spend with family and friends. Oh, and don’t forget the CPE compliance deadlines — and let’s not even talk about New Year’s resolutions, or the desire to be a better practitioner who’s more mindful of clients and staff…

What’s a CPA to do during the most wonderful (and stressful) time of the year?

While Checkpoint Learning® may not be able to schedule your family time for you, we can at least help you free up more time for it.

Take the never-ending task of meeting CPE compliance requirements. The Checkpoint Learning Premier Plus CPE Package subscription can deliver learning on demand or via webinar — with your CPE compliance clearly tracked for easy and fast updates.

Or what about the so-called “soft skills” of the business world? The ones that help keep you from going insane on a daily basis? We can help you there, too. You’ll find courses on managing stress, balancing work and life by learning to delegate, and project management. Not only will you learn new skills that help reduce your stress, you’ll be able to better serve your clients.

Speaking of clients, sometimes we aren’t the only ones stressed out. That’s where the CPA’s Role in Mediation or guidance on casualty losses courses can be helpful.

Or maybe you’d like to multi-task and save time by getting the staff together for lunch or cocktails while you learn (hey, you’re spending time together and complying with CPE requirements. No one said multi-tasking had to be drudgery). Our CPE Network group study program delivers a DVD with timely topics in the tax, accounting and auditing, and governmental/non-profit arenas right to your office, along with supplemental materials and discussion questions you can tailor to your client base. And for those who can’t make the office get-together, a self-study module is also available.

For more information on these and many other resources that can help you free up time and ease stress all year long, call 800.431.9025.

And from all of us at Checkpoint Learning, Happy Holidays — whatever holiday you may celebrate!

For more information on these and many other resources that can help you free up time and ease all year long, call 800.431.9025.