[IMGCAP(1)]Team,tax season has come and gone. We enjoyed ourselves over the summer! We overcame the challenges brought to us by the September and October tax deadlines. Here we sit. The end of 2014 in our sights! The 4th quarter.

We have struggled, we have learned, we have executed, we have risen to the occasion. Here is our chance to make it all count. We are all champions. We come into this office every day to build. Not just anything, we build community, we build family, we build relationships. We care for another and that is why I believe that this fourth quarter will be different.

As we go through the end of 2014 I want you to think about all your personal hopes, dreams, expectations and challenges. Explore your strengths and harness them within our firm. You are special. Let’s be special together. I challenge you to channel your greatness. Show us your greatness. Push that greatness into overdrive.

Over the last year, you have worked side by side with a group of incredible people with skills that transcend our daily work. I am here today to say that when you give your all, when you show your greatness, when the team comes together to challenge one another to be better together, you won’t regret the results. The ultimate reward is not tangible, but rather intrinsic. Your success today will lead to years and years of success in the future.

Play like champions today, tomorrow, and with every breath you take. Our time is now and our opportunity is present. Seize the day, seize the moment! Believe in yourself, believe in your team, and we will meet the challenge that has been set out upon us. Let’s rock Q4 2014.

Adam Blitz, CPA, is a tax and consulting manager at Wiebe Hinton Hambalek, LLP in Fresno, Calif. Along with his CPA, Adam has a Masters of Arts in Leadership Studies from Fresno Pacific University. Adam authored a thesis entitled, "The Leading CPA—the value of the leading CPA." Adam is focused on working with his clients, colleagues, and industry professionals in enhancing the value of the CPA. For additional information, he can be contacted at Adamb@whhcpas.com or via Twitter @getblitzed.

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