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From Numbers to Well-Being: How Prioritizing Mental Health Can Drive Business Success w/ Ryan Lazanis

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Overview: From Numbers to Well-Being: How Prioritizing Mental Health Can Drive Business Success w/ Ryan Lazanis

Welcome to another captivating episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm.” Host Roger Knecht engages in a thought-provoking conversation with none other than Ryan Lazanis, the brilliant mind behind Xen Accounting and the driving force steering Future Firm. As an advocate for revolutionizing accounting practices, Ryan’s insights are a goldmine for accountants and entrepreneurs aiming to scale their firms systematically while enhancing their quality of life.

They start by unraveling the core of Ryan’s coaching passion, exploring the roots of his drive to help entrepreneurs not only succeed but thrive. The converstion transitions to a transformative shift in entrepreneurial priorities as they discuss why mental health is taking precedence over relentless pursuit of financial milestones.

They delve into the mental health challenges entrepreneurs often face. Ryan, drawing from his vast experience in coaching entreprenuers, sheds light on the common issues and shares strategies to effectively cope and conquer.

Ryan’s guides us through how to manage mental health as an entrepreneur; from systematizing services to reduce stress and manage client expectations, to mastering the art of saying ‘no,’ setting boundaries, and embracing delegation.

Work-life balance takes center stage as Roger and Ryan discuss transitioning from a workaholic mindset to embracing self-care without guilt. Ryan’s insights echo the significance of seeking help during rough patches and fostering a support system.

Ryan and Roger explore the benefits of prioritizing lifestyle quality in your business approach and talk about the categories that require attention when evolving a business into a lifestyle-centric model.

The conversation turns toward technology’s role in shaping the future of business, underlining the importance of adaptability in staying relevant.

Roger elaborates on instilling accountability in AI for accounting accuracy, and the discussion culminates with insightful guidance on embracing technological advancements to elevate your firm.

Tune in to this episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm” to witness the dynamic exchange between Roger Knecht and Ryan Lazanis. Their conversation isn’t just about accounting—it’s about embracing change, fostering well-being, and achieving holistic success in the ever-evolving world of business.

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Our Guest : Ryan Lazanis, CPA

About Our Guest: Ryan Lazaniz

Ryan Lazanis, CPA founded Xen Accounting, a 100% cloud-based accounting firm, in 2013. Following its acquisition in 2018, Ryan started Future Firm which provides coaching, community and training to help accountants quickly scale a systematic firm of their own that improves their lifestyle. Ryan currently educates over 8,500 firm leaders globally via his free weekly newsletter and coaches hundreds of successful accounting firms through his Future Firm Accelerate online coaching membership.


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