Why I Hate Bookkeeping

February 9, 2017


I cringe when I think of bookkeeping. Bookkeeping to me is like diet and exercise is to others.


They hate planning meals, going to the grocery store, and cooking dinner. They would rather eat out or pick up prepared food to eat at home.


Working out is even more challenging.


Finding 60 to 90 minutes a day to go to the gym is impossible. And if they arrive at the wrong time, they may have to wait in line for a machine or be surrounded by people they don't like. 


They hate the experience. So they don’t workout.


I don't hate eating heathy foods or working out. I recognize it is important and I do it every day.


Here’s what I hate….


Bookkeeping. (Fun fact: Bookkeeping is the only word in the English language with three consecutive pairs of letters.)


Bookkeeping doesn’t fit into my world. 


In “Richie World,” I see possibilities all around me. There are business opportunities, creative marketing solutions, potential alliances, people needing mentors, new areas of social media, TED talks, podcasts, and New York Times business best sellers.


It’s a fun and exciting place to live and bookkeeping isn't welcomed.


I don’t want to see receipts, expense reports, spread sheets, balance sheets, Quickbooks, or emails from my accountant.


I hate that stuff.


But my bank, my accountant, and the IRS don’t care if I hate it.


It's something that needs to be done. If not, there are serious consequences.


Just like diet and exercise. 


So here's how I'm going to get over my aversion to bookkeeping.


I will incorporate it into my life the same way I did diet and exercise (and now blogging). 


I'll do it every day.


Starting today, February 9, 2017, I will devote at least 20 minutes a day to bookkeeping.


I’ll report back. And if I don't, follow up with me.



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