Ringo Starr 2Ringo Starr needs no introduction. His fame together with his fellow members of the Beatles is the stuff legends are made of.

Coming from the age of baby boomers I had a Beatle jacket, Beatle boots, even a Beatle haricut.

What I didn’t realise is that there is a parallel between what I do today and the lyrics of a song written by Ringo co-written with George Harrison.

The song is titled: ‘It Don’t Come Easy’.

Here’s what I mean:


“Got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues
And you know it don’t come easy”

My parallel:

Success in business will not be handed to you, you will have to work for it.


“You don’t have to shout or leap about
You can even play them easy”

My parallel:

It is not always the complicated stuff that helps brings success, people often overlook the simple stuff.


“Forget about the past and all your sorrow
The future won’t last, it will soon be your tomorrow”

My parallel:

Stop complaining about what’s stopped you getting success in the past, focus on what you can do in the future to change this.


“I don’t ask for much, I only want trust
And you know it don’t come easy”

My parallel:
There are people all around you who can help you get success but you’ll have to be will to change if you want it.


“And this love of mine keeps growing all the time
And you know it just ain’t easy”

My parallel:

Your faith by sticking to your ideals is admirable but if you want to realise them you’ll have to embrace change.

“Open up your heart, let’s come together
Use a little love and we will make it work out better”

My parallel:

Ask for help when you need it, don’t wait until it’s too late, you will have to change if you want better results.


“Got to pay your dues …”

“Please remember peace is how we make it
Here within your reach, if you’re big enough to take it”

My parallel:

Accepting that you don’t know all there is to know and by swallowing your pride and reaching out you can change your future.


“I don’t ask for much, I only want trust …”


Too often business owners try to make it on their own ignoring the expertise of of a Trusted Advisor – their Accountant. Unfortunately more than 60% will bring about their own demise in business by because they did not call on that expertise.

Very few start-up business owner have even a rudimentary understanding of financial management in business e.g. read a Balance Sheet or Profit & Loss Statement.

Our job as Professional Advisors is to tell our clients that as Accountants we have the knowledge and expertise they need in order to be successful in business.

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Ringo StarrGot to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues …”

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