Category Archives: Practice Management

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5 Steps to Better Networking

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Networking is an essential skill for any financial advisor. The right connections can elevate your business from fledgling to thriving. The more people you know, the more opportunities will present themselves. Depending on your personal style, you may find networking events exhilarating, uncomfortable, or downright terrifying.  You might prefer chatting…

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Get More Done: 9 Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination

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It happens to the best of us: We leave some items on our to-do list, then they carry over to the next list, and the next. Eventually, we’re going out of our way to avoid them altogether. Everyone procrastinates a little now and then, but chronic procrastination can have a…

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How to Deal with Difficult People: 6 Tips to Keep Your Spirits High

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The role of an advisor includes interacting with all kinds of people on a regular basis. While the majority of the people you meet are probably friendly, thoughtful, interesting people, once in awhile you may come across the kind of person so difficult that even the most sociable among us…

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5 Habits to Keep You Happy – Part 2

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Independent financial advisors need to be self-motivated and focused to succeed. This discipline doesn’t apply just to our work, however. Being happy in both our personal and professional lives takes practice just like any other skill.  A few weeks ago, I posted part one of this article, featuring several good…

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5 Habits to Keep You Happy – Part 1

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The life of an independent financial advisor is extremely busy and full. Whether you’re just starting out or enjoying great success, each stage brings a new set of challenges. Long hours and a busy schedule can make it easy to get so wrapped up in your work that you neglect…

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Find Your Center

Instant Stress Relief – One Question to Center Yourself

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What’s the one thing that is essential right now, in this moment? You may not believe it, but if you stop and ask yourself that question, especially at a time when you feel stress, you can eliminate angst and tune in to “the now.”  Done right, you’ll  experience or achieve…

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Learn to say no

7 Tips to Manage Deadlines as a Busy Financial Advisor

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Independent financial advisors lead busy lives with many commitments.  From managing a multitude of client relationships with on-going deliverables like financial plan updates and quarterly statements to meeting and following up with prospects, it can feel overwhelming trying to stay on top of everything. Managing deadlines is a skill that takes…

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6 Ways to Beat Stress When You Run Your Own Financial Planning Firm

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The life of an independent financial advisor can be both challenging and rewarding. The more passionate you are about your work, the more likely you are to take on extra tasks and log longer hours. Burning the candle at both ends may result in a productivity boost for awhile, but…

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