And I value open mindedness, empathy and integrity.
It seems that people ask me about advice a lot. I've been told that I appear to be very "steady" and that it makes them feel calm around me and that they are comfortable to open up about things.
I'm not implying that I'm a totally "Zen" person. I too have mood swings and feel stressed. And I can be very crude and silly as well. A balance between seriousness and humor is important I think!
I like to think of myself as sort of a minimalist. I want to reduce the time and money I spend on things that aren't really necessary and spend more on things that matter to me.
And yes, I'm aware that I'm writing all of this as if I was writing a personal letter to a potential employer! It's just a habit of mine to write in a formal fashion. I don't actually talk like a bored accountant in person!