Fearless Accounting

Ask us about our new Fearless Accounting training program.

Fearless Accounting is an 8-week online training program for entrepreneurs ready to love their numbers! Graduates of this program

  • Feel the peace of mind of KNOWING their accounts are accurate and up-to-date

  • Make empowered business decisions based on a rock-solid financial foundation

  • Love their streamlined processes and systems– which they can maintain themselves or confidently delegate

  • Learn powerful tools to overcome fear & resistance to loving their numbers

  • Are on their way to building a powerful professional accounting foundation that attracts serious investors, bankers and even potential buyers!

The program materials are available online via mobile and desktop with videos, worksheets, PDF’s and action steps for each of the 8 weeks.

Clear Direction, Steady Support

Training support includes one-on-one coaching and access to a private Facebook community of like-minded business people pursuing the same goal, giving you the support, confidence and accountability needed to to help you get the results you desire.

Want to know more? Schedule Your Fearless Accounting Strategy Session here:

Starting soon!  Apply now!

What people are saying…


allison shaaf, PrepDish, DMR Client, DMR Accounting and Consulting
“I have worked with DMR for over 4 years. I went through 3 other accountants before finally finding my perfect fit in Deidra with DMR. Deidra took the time to get to know me and my business and finds solutions that fit my needs. She has helped me get to a place where I actually enjoy Quickbooks and am confident in my books and processes. She helps me implement systems that save me time and makes my accounting streamlined and efficient. Deidra is very professional and an expert at Quickbooks and at the same time is friendly and someone I genuinely look forward to seeing and working with. I highly recommend working with Deidra and DMR!”

– Allison Schaaf, Professional Chef at PrepDish.com

 

katherine

katherine torrini, creative life spark, DMR Client, DMR accounting and consulting, fearless accounting, YES Program

 

Katherine Torrini, Owner of Creative Life Spark LLC

 

 


“You’re worth every penny, Deidra!”

Working with Deidra has given me an incredible sense of accomplishment and confidence. I am so grateful for her knowledge, experience and understanding.

Incredible Sense of Accomplishment
I knew I needed her help but was not yet aware of just how much her knowledge and experience would prove beneficial to me.

My Life & Business to the Next Level
Her accounting procedures and systems have taken my life and business to the next level. I feel like I am playing in the big leagues with her on my team.

When I needed to refinance my house, the mortgage officer had reservations about underwriting a single woman, with two children running her own practice . . . suffice it to say he was gracious in his offer to let me start the process and see if “it panned out”.

“You’ve Got Your Act Together!”
After the first week, he let me know with a direct phone call that his bank would surely offer me the mortgage. He gladly offered that he had never worked with someone that made his job so easy. I had everything he needed cued up and ready to go the moment he asked for it. He said my preparedness was unparalleled!

cindy austin, Austin Empowered, DMR Client, DMR Accounting, fearless accounting, deidra ryan, YES Program

Cindy Austin

Unparalleled Preparedness
During this time, I also needed advice from an attorney. Suffice it to say that when an attorney remarks that he will take your case because you’ve got your act together, you know something is working!

I owe this all to Deidra and what she has taught me. As these professionals were asking me for information, not only was everything prepared and ready to go, but also I knew where it was, what it was and how to send it to them.

Deidra had not only shown me what to do, she had taught me how to do it myself . . . and ahead of schedule! That’s an incredible gift! I am so grateful for her wealth of knowledge and experience.

In addition to wowing my bank and my attorney, my tax accountant was very impressed with how great my year-end numbers looked after working with Deidra. She even asked me for Deidra’s contact info so she could have more people benefiting from her services like I had.

It was a great feeling to have all these professionals complimenting me after being so frustrated with my books for so long!

In addition to all of the day-to-day accounting, she has answered numerous other relevant questions. I have often experienced confusion around promotional mailers endorsing things like mortgage protection, homestead exemptions, life insurance policies and the like and now that I was single, I needed to pay attention and understand.

Saved Me $2000 a Year
I took a stack of them to Deidra and she explained each one, and we discarded what was not relevant. However, one of them related to my property taxes proved to be very relevant. Deidra ended up saving me $2,000 a year!

Experience, Patience & Wisdom
Deidra’s experience, patience and wisdom are remarkable, especially after having less than stellar experiences with previous accountants and bookkeepers over the years. The last time I was working on my accounting I was so happy to pay Deidra that I told her, “You are worth every penny, Deidra!” And I truly meant it.

Confidence & a Sense of Peace
If you want to experience the same sense of empowerment that I now have in dealing with my accounting, I highly recommend you set up some time to sit side by side with Deidra and discover how you, too, can gain confidence and a sense of peace around your own finances!


– Cindy Austin, MS, LPC, Owner of Austin Empowered

Recent Posts

Are You Building a Support System for Yourself?

This time of year and into January is a very busy season for most of us both professionally and personally. To prepare for the coming weeks, I’d like to offer a few suggestions for you to maintain balance during a time that can feel overwhelming.

The foundation for true success in business is self-care and the support system you create for yourself. Where is your business if you are not in good health? It is imperative that you to take care of yourself in order to keep revenues flowing and clients / customers happy.

As I look back, one of the first ways I began to incorporate self-care was to get a housekeeper. Returning to a clean home after a long day at work meant I could spend time with my family or working on my own business. It was a small, but consistent, way to give myself some space and time for relaxation and reflection. I would have otherwise spent this valuable time and energy cleaning rather than working on what is most important to me.

Physical Support

What is one small way that you can give yourself more support? The idea of a housekeeper may seem high-end, but perhaps it’s possible through a trade-off. What if your daily Starbuck’s treat could be pared down to once a week? That opens up $20 a week for you to put towards something that offers more lasting effects.

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When I first started my business, I did most everything on my own. I was still employed at another firm for the first year while my venture began. After many years of building my own practice, I got to a place where I could begin outsourcing. One thing I sorely needed was an update to my home office. (My home office allows me to better balance my family and work roles.) This is where I spend a good portion of my day and where clients come for in-person meetings, so it is about both self-care and having a professional setting in which to work.

Instead of trying a makeshift solution by asking an employee to help me improve and organize, I invested in a professional decorator and a professional organizer. Both professionals helped me sort through the clutter that had built up, and together we created a beautiful space I can be proud of and gives both me and my clients a relaxing, peaceful setting to make work enjoyable.

There are many other ways for you to create a personal and professional support system – these often complement each other. It could be a book club, a professional group or creative circle such as Carolyn Scarborough. It could mean investing in a marketing professional or creative coach.

Mental and Emotional Support

Are you surrounding yourself with positive people and energy? It makes a huge difference in your overall outlook. I remember sharing with someone that I joined a belly-dancing class, and they commented that I must be doing it to lose weight. While I was hurt that the first thing they considered was weight loss, I responded with the truth. I chose this class because it was relaxing, different, and a whole lot of FUN! I joined it so I could feel better and try something new.

Make a mental note of the naysayers around you. Be aware of underhanded compliments. The highly critical person may think they sound really smart, but they are really lacking in emotional intelligence. They are draining you of good positive energy. I challenge you to consider moving away from those with energy draining ways.

Also, be aware of negative self-talk. It is sometimes more detrimental because it comes from within.

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Surround yourself with positivity, and find places where you can spread a positive outlook with others as well.

A few questions to ask: Are you offering those around you thoughtful, constructive commentary? Are you the positive energy that draws people in and supports them and gets this support yourself? Perhaps you are the one who needs to adjust your language to be more uplifting and solution-oriented? As Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

Accordingly, you are what you attract…here is a clever 7 step illustrated process of How to Use the Law of Attraction to gain more positive energy into your life.

Create Support Systems for Yourself

Remember that YOU are the center of your business, and not the product or service provided. What is good for you is ultimately good for your company growth and development. Creating a support system for yourself is ultimately good for the success of your company.

Your support system is based on your needs – from your physical space or physical body to your emotional balance and spirituality. Reflect on what you may need to keep joy and balance in your life, because it is what will keep the business running.

I’m a huge proponent of self-care, and I have worked hard to incorporate these concepts into my work and life. This concept of creating a self-care system was first introduced to me by life balance coach and speaker, Renee Trudeau. I’ve attended her retreats, and the ideas really resonated with me. Renee shares her self-care practices on her website and through events. In a post from earlier this year, she talked about the 5 Self-Care Practices for Uncertain Times.

Spread the Holiday Cheer with Self-Care

As we head into the holidays, consider if you are surrounding yourself with positive energy and positive people. We live in a society that rarely stops to reflect and demands instant feedback or response. From a professional standpoint, that can create stress and anxiety and ultimately detract from your greater purpose. Caring for yourself is truly the first choice in caring for your business and your clients.

Happy Holidays. Wishing you much peace, love and prosperity now and in the new year!

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