How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Tim Hoopmann from Cornerstone Bookkeeping.
Current gig: CEO of Cornerstone Bookkeeping
Location: Sydney, Australia Current mobile device: iPhone 6 Current computer: Samsung notebook One word that best describes how you work: Innovative
What apps/software/tools can't you live without?
Xero, Receipt Bank, ASANA, Slack, Help Scout, Skype, TripIt, Evernote, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Drop Box, Box, Twitter, Facebook, Uber, ANZ goMoney and PayPal
What social network do you find the most useful?
What were the most important lessons you learned while growing your business?
- Plan, plan and then plan some more
- Delegate and then allow the team to get on with the job
- Be clear about your vision and define the objectives
What has been the most surprising part of your business journey?
The amazing people I have met along the way who are willing to help me succeed.
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?
Communication and articulation.
What's your sleep routine like?
I’m an eight hours a night person. This allows me to get up early and get the day started positively
What advice would you offer to other businesses on how to succeed?
- Be clear about your goals from the start
- Be willing to adapt to change
- Surround yourself with talent better than yourself