Abolishing Timesheets at Brains on Fire – straight from the CPA's mouth

The following is a guest post from Brandy Amidon – not only our Princess of Particulars, but one the smartest CPAs we’ve ever met. Yeah, we’re braggin’ on her. Read on to find out why.

One of the great things about working at Brains is that you do a little of everything. Yeah, I’m not only a CPA & half of our accounting team, ¬†but here I’m also an event planner, assembly line worker, catering chef, snow flake making machine and now a writer for just a day.

Starting January 2009, we’ve abolished timesheets. You heard me. They are gone. Not just for some, but for all. It started with a simple question of “Why?” not and grew into “Let’s do it!”

We don’t sell our time. We sell happiness for our clients, which comes in the form of results, exceeded expectations, and solutions to problems – none of which are measured by a billable hour. Why did it take us so long to let go? Because we had to relinquish control. Control over profitability and being able to measure something tangible.

How long it takes us to create something memorable and out of this world doesn’t matter. What matters is that it’s awesome and changes the world.

It may take some time for this to sink in. So let it marinate. Take a shot of tequila – we did! Then leave a comment or if you have specific questions for your company, feel free to email me – brandy (at) brainsonfire (dot) com.


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