The other night I was privileged to talk to an accountant’s discussion group and it had been years since I had done so last but I really enjoyed it.
Let me explain the principle.
A dozen accountants from different practices in roughly the same geographical area get together once a month to have a meal and hear a guest speaker. It’s a time when they can share ideas, seek opinions and get solutions from their like minded peers who are in different bailiwicks to them. Its a change to just mixing with the same people they see in their office everyday. It’s a revitalizing experience and its one where there’s no worries about competition since there is more than enough business to go around for every accountant.
The meeting I was at was even more enjoyable because it was the Christmas one and they had a Kris Kringle gift giving so that Millie the Groodle walked away with a new dog blanket
My suggestion is that you consider putting together a group of people in similar businesses to yours from non competitive locations so that you can share ideas, inspiration, and enthusiasm. I know a group of dentists who allocate a weekend a year to do this and each participant has reported that it has increased their results and their motivation and enthusiasm for the business dramatically.
Make a resolution now to start one in the New Year!