Freedom: Four Must-Haves for a Lifestyle Practice

Must-Haves for a Lifestyle Practice

A lifestyle practice is all the buzz right now. Many financial advisors chose to get into the business because they like the freedom associated with running their own practice. They like helping people secure a worry-free retirement while still being able to attend their own kid’s soccer game on Thursday evening. They like being able…

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Poor Time Management?

Poor Time Management

The two biggest time wasters for most financial planners are: They don’t plan their day They are disorganized physically, mentally, emotionally, and with their time The two things that can be done to put a stop to these time wasters: Plan your day Be more organized Sound oversimplified? Maybe, but without fixing these issues, your…

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Energize Your Clients to Refer You

Energize Your Clients to Refer You

Seven seconds. Did you know that within seven seconds of meeting you people have already made up their minds about you? That’s astounding but true. Our world seems to be getting even more opinionated so we wouldn’t be surprised if that number is actually less than seven. In fact, sometimes people form an opinion about…

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Heat Up Your Referral Opportunities!

Heat Up Your Referral Opportunities!

Most financial advisors work to develop relationships with other professionals (COIs-centers of influence) to generate more referral opportunities.  Ironically, one of the most frequent complaints we hear from advisors is that their relationships with other professionals (ie. CPAs, Estate Attorneys, Bankers, Insurance, etc.) tend to be one-sided. They give referrals to other people while seeing…

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Is Working Long Hours Worth It?

We often hear our clients say that they work 50, 60, 70, 80 (and sometimes even more) hours per week. Is this healthy and productive? The answer is most likely no. The time that you use to work overtime has to come from somewhere. Many times, we sacrifice family time; but often times, we give…

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