In my last email newsletter of the year I promised to post here a summary of my highlights and what I have achieved and shared in 2014.

January – Started researching and planning the launch of what became The Inner Circle for Accountants

February – Appointed Treasurer of The Magic Circle. Very proud. Have been a member for about 30 years.

March – Conceived The 4 suits approach to having more powerful conversations. Referenced it in a blog post and have since found it to be a key element of The 7 principles anyone can use to STAND OUT from the pack.

April – First meeting of The Inner Circle for Accountants. Delighted by positive feedback and encouragement from initial members whose input has helped refine the offering.

May – Attended and spoke at two major conferences for the professions: Accountex and Legalex. Full lecture theatres for my new keynote talks on ‘How to STAND OUT from the pack’. Very positive feedback afterwards.

June – Launched a new Linkedin group for professionals who want to STAND OUT from the pack and win more work, be remembered, referred and recommended. Do join us.

July – Ran the first of a number of webinars for accountants this year. An easy way to share knowledge, insights and advice for free. Very popular. If only the technology was more reliable ;-(

August – I was appointed Network Independent Director for Winmark’s Tax Director Network. My first quasi NED role.

September – Published what has become my most viewed article (over 16,000 todate) on AccountingWeb this year: Twenty signs you’re a bad accountant

October – Attended my first convention as a member (a Fellow in fact) of The Professional Speaking Association. What a fabulous experience. Presented a ‘Meet the Pros’ workshop that was well received.

November – Attended The British Accountancy Awards in London – having fulfilled my role as a judge for a number of the award categories a couple of months earlier. Glorious evening celebrating with many well deserved winners.

December – Planning new online product and services to be available from 2015. Exciting. More news soon.

Before we get back to normal in the New Year I will be posting my 2014 blog stats and my PIPs for 2015 – that’s my Plans, Initiatives and Promises.