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Take advice from all but make the decision yourself

I make it a point to listen to other people's point of view on matters.  It's when we stop weighing the advice of others that we run a big risk of making poor decisions.

I have a Father In Law who is over 80 years old.  He's had a business for more than 3 decades.  You'd better believe I listen when he has something to say.  Where am I going to be able to receive free business advice from a man who has been at the top of his craft?  What do I mean?  Well, my Father In Law was the Tailor to President Johnson when he was in office.

I have a Great Aunt who retired from civil service years ago.  She is also an accomplished artist in her second career.  Each time I visit with her, I spend hours listening to stories she has on many different topics (she was alive during the Great Depression).  She tells me how she owned a vineyard in Portugal, travelled the world and so much more.  So good is she to me that I am presently in the possession of family pictures and old tax documents ranging from 1910 forward.  I get to read about contracts executed much before I was born, bills for Doctor services (very cool as a visit in those days were $1.00).

I take advice from so many.  I process what is said and balance it with my own thoughts.  Ultimately, business decisions are mine to make but I balance what I can gather from others to reach what I believe are more balance decisions.

I am a CPA in San Antonio and provide bookkeeping, payroll, taxes and more.  We offer a free initial visit and look forward to serving your business needs.

Richard J. Garcia | 12/04/2011