Bookkeeping Wasn’t Her First Career Passion: Ean Price Murphy

Bookkeeping Wasn’t Her First Career Passion: Ean Price Murphy


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My guest for Episode #107 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Ean Price Murphy, who founded Moxie Bookkeeping & Coaching Inc in 2003 to work with creative businesses and nonprofits.

In today's episode, Ean shares her “favorite mistake” story about believing financial advice without questioning it. She was told, and believed, the idea of “follow your passion and money will come.” Is that always true? It wasn't true for Ean in her first career, but she did, thankfully, find another field to be passionate about, as you'll hear her discuss.

We talk about that and other topics including:

  • Why it was a mistake to think she needed to just work harder to earn more
  • How did you, personally, get into this line of work?
  • What would you have done differently? Do that sooner?
  • What are your thoughts on so-called “hustle culture”?
  • What makes your firm different than other bookkeepers?
  • You have an approach called “Profit First” system? What is this?
  • The 5 Money Myths” — free download

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"I feel like failure is a daily thing in a wonderful way. If we're not failing at stuff, we're not trying enough stuff."
"Failure is what tells you something's not working so that you can go find what does work. Maybe you happen upon it, but, no, overnight successes take decades."

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is also a Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Marketing with the healthcare advisory firm, Value Capture.