Aren’t we all just numbers in Someone’s general ledger?

Chocolate tin box, lamp, cigarette box and lunch box displayed in the Bastogne war museum
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If you suffer from melancholia and if you ever find yourself wandering the border of Luxembourg and Belgium, look for the city of Bastogne. At the outskirt of the centrum, you will find an unremarkable building and a five-point-star-shaped memorial just…

Become the crow that filled a pitcher with pebbles.

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Since I started practicing my profession as an accountant, I’ve always been careful not to tell people about my love for writing. I don’t want them to associate my creative inclination with my knack for crunching numbers.

After all, nobody ever…

You can turn off panic mode if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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The plane dipped for landing. Minutes later, the three passengers in the plane’s business class gathered their belongings. I was one of them.

One of the stewardesses approached and welcomed me to Brussels. She wished me luck.

I smiled halfheartedly. …

You shouldn’t come to fear each feedback session.

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I don’t like the way you work. You’re irresponsible. Your output sucks and you don’t submit it on time. I’m sorry but you’re not just ready for the next role.

Tin felt as if cold water poured inside her when she heard…

If I can go back in time and change the way things went, I would still prefer the nine-month gap over the two months.

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October 30, 2019 — I ended my accounting career in the Philippines.

I left the firm where I spent more than five meaningful years as an…

Instead, increase your value by applying these strategies.

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Tin arrived at the client’s place early Monday. She had a spring on her steps. She smiled at people in the elevator, even greeted familiar faces.

As soon as her laptop powered on, she opened work apps, responded to important emails, and…

Tin Mariano

Storyteller for accountants and accounting firms

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