EP402: Peter Cook - Taking The Leap From Bookkeeper To Business Leader

“If we could get what’s in your head, about how you do bookkeeping, out of your head and onto paper, into a system or process that someone else could follow, do you think then you could trust somebody else with your clients?” 
-Peter Cook
The world of bookkeeping is ever-evolving.
More and more frequently we are being relied on not only for our number crunching but in an advisory capacity. There is a wealth of knowledge we each possess from years of working within our niches. The problem is, all that great information is trapped inside our heads.
Building effective systems and processes is about more than just having a computer run the numbers. Our systems should reflect the very best of ourselves. They should contain our knowledge and experience, so others can easily use that information to help clients.
Peter Cook, co-author of the E-Myth Bookkeeper and co-founder of Pure Bookkeeping, is this episode’s featured guest. He has spent his career mentoring business owners to find out what they really want from their businesses and their lives and how to get it. 
If you are struggling to move from working IN your business to working ON your business, are looking to scale your business, but everything is stuck in your head, or just want to test your systems against the advice of a master in the field, then this is the episode to get you started!
During this interview, you'll learn...
  • The power of the entrepreneurial mindset
  • How to build your ultimate systems manual
  • The importance of getting out of your own head
To find out more about Peter, click here.
Connect with him on LinkedIn.
Get your copy of The E-Myth Bookkeeper
Time Stamps
03:12 - Peter talks about his journey 
06:34 - Evolving with the times
09:40 - The story of E-Myth 
14:02 - What is a business system?
17:18 - Measuring successful outcomes  
20:01 - Building your ultimate systems manual 
24:01 - The impact of great systems 
This episode is brought to you by The Accelerator Method Masterclass Series!
If you're a bookkeeper tired of working in overwhelm on compliance detail, learn how to reposition to high-value advisor correctly with this virtual opportunity that's hosted by Lisa Campbell.
It begins on March 4th at 4pm ET.

Business Management