Break Free: Say Goodbye to Sensationalized News

June 13, 2024

The Modern Entrepreneur’s Dilemma

Alright, folks, grab your popcorn because today, we’re diving into a juicy topic—why you should dump sensationalized news faster than last week’s leftovers. But, before you clutch your pearls in horror, let me assure you: this is going to be a fun ride, not another grim headline.

Let’s face it, as a modern entrepreneur, family business owner, or someone who has reinvented their career, you’ve got way better things to do than sit around getting riled up by the latest "breaking news". Enter Calculated Moves, the CPA firm and small business growth strategist that helps you make more money, pay fewer taxes, and outsource those time-sucking tasks that give you hives. They're like your financial fairy godmother, sprinkling strategic planning over your stress and turning it into profit.

From News to Nonsense

Now, let’s talk news—or rather, let’s talk ditching the news. I was chatting with a friend near Co (which I'm convinced is both a place and a state of mind), and we came to a revolutionary conclusion: the news is designed to make you mad. It's like the National Enquirer on steroids, all clickbait and no substance. Seriously, if today's news were a movie, it would be a B-rated disaster flick—entertaining, but ultimately just a hot mess.

Remember when news was…news? Now it’s all about who can out-sensationalize whom. Spoiler alert: it’s all for ad revenue! Every headline is twisted to make sure you tune in, but let's be real—do you really need that kind of negativity in your life?

A Better Use of Your Time

So here’s a radical idea: turn off the TV, put down the remote, and walk away. Literally, go for a walk. Talk to real people. If something really important happens, trust me, someone will tell you. My family does it all the time: “Did you hear about such and such?” Nope, and guess what? My day is still awesome.

In fact, I haven’t watched the news in three years. And no, I’m not living under a rock. I just decided that my mental well-being was worth more than knowing what celebrity did what ridiculous thing today. Instead of stressing over news that might not even be true, I focus on my local community and things that actually matter to me.

Focus on What Matters

Imagine how much more productive you could be if you channeled that news-watching time into growing your business, planning your next move, or simply doing what you love. Calculated Moves gets it—they’re all about freeing up your time so you can live your best life while they handle the number crunching.

Reclaim Your Peace of Mind

So, dear reader, join the movement. Ditch the sensationalized news and reclaim your peace of mind. After all, when it comes to navigating the ebbs and flows of business, wouldn’t you rather chart a course to smooth sailing and tranquil waters?

What are your thoughts on the impact of sensationalized news on our daily lives?

Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Calculated Moves

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together.  Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people.  Well, it’s time to break that stereotype.  Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux.  They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs.  They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams.   They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.