[IMGCAP(1)]Last week, my team was able to achieve the highest of highs and lowest of lows. We celebrated in acquiring a new client that we sought to work with for the past two years. And we booed (or sighed in despair) when a colleague advised the firm that he would be transferring to a company in a different city. We hooted and hollered when the U.S. scored a goal to go up 2-1 on Portugal and we cried (literally for some of us) when Portugal scored in the last 30 seconds to tie the game.

As a CPA or a soccer player, we are on a continuous ride of emotions—some very happy, some very sad and some indifferent. In any case the soccer player or the CPA is still required to perform regardless of the emotion. Just because your office made an error, or your review was not as great as you would have liked, does not mean that you have the opportunity to not perform for your next client or your next job.

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