The Secret to Overcoming Procrastination


I’m not a big fan of procrastination, at work or in my personal life. I just like to get things done. While there are probably some very good psychological reasons as to why people put off the inevitable, I think it’s because whatever it is that has to be done is mostly unpleasant. Consider these:

  1. Exercising. I hate to exercise; I’ll just go tomorrow morning.
  2. Going to the doctor. I don’t have time to sit around and wait, or I don’t want to find out there’s something really wrong.
  3. Cleaning up the house (or your desk). There are a lot more fun things to be doing than cleaning.
  4. Dieting. Just one more bite.
  5. Sorting out the taxes and bookkeeping. I don’t even know where to start.

I’ve learned the secret to avoiding procrastination: Outsource! That’s why I have a gym (and sometimes, even a personal trainer) and a maid. While dieting and going to the doctor are things you CAN’T outsource, Fourlane has developed a new offering to help you with #5.

So many people file extensions (another form of procrastination) because they just can’t get their taxes organized in time. Others don’t even know where to start. If you find folders full of receipts and your bookkeeping is a jumbled mess, relax. Our expert bookkeeping team will:

  • review your QuickBooks files to make sure that they are ready to go, performing clean up as necessary; and
  • sort through your box full of receipts and get them ready for tax season.

The Fourlane team will then hand things over to our tax expert, Juan Macias, EA, to review and prepare your return. The fees depend on how far back the bookkeeper has to go.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you rest easy about tax season this year and stop procrastinating!


About Marjorie Adams

Our head QuickBooks trainer and guru, Marjorie Adams, is Founder and CEO of Fourlane, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm and Intuit’s #1 QuickBooks Reseller Partner. Fourlane’s team of experts offers several QuickBooks oriented services including consulting, training, programming, integration, and more. Over the years, Fourlane has helped over 10,000 customers across many different industries with their QuickBooks accounting software. Marjorie Adams is considered one of the top QuickBooks trainers in the country. She was listed on CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 & 2015, and has been recognized as Intuitive Accountant’s 2015 QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor of the Year. Marjorie sits on Intuit’s VIP Program, is a frequent contributor to Inuit Accountants News Central, and has developed Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Certification training. She has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, American Express Open, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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