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Steve Jobs Pearls of Wisdom

By |2015-03-26T07:09:51-08:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: Life Management|

His rules for success: 1) Do what you love to do. 2) Be different, think different. 3) Do your best, success generates success. 4) Don't hesitate to throw out bad ideas 5) Have the courage to follow your heart. 6) Start small, think big. 7) Strive to become a leader, be the first and make it a standard. 8) Focus [...]

Staying Positive

By |2015-03-25T08:52:59-08:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Life Management|

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain! I don't want to assume that I'm always going to be in the same state of mind, and that I'm always going to be inspired, even that I'm always going to remember what I'm up to. I don't want to assume [...]

Absolute Focus

By |2015-03-24T06:46:40-08:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Time Management, Training|

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." ---- Albert Einstein Einstein identifies something powerful here. The source of his genius. Absolute focus. Absolute focus is the key to all great human achievement. Its opposite, preoccupation, is the enemy of all achievement. Write this thought down, because it can change your life: Preoccupation is [...]

What Are People Yearning For?

By |2015-03-23T06:06:53-08:00March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Life Management|

What people "think" they are yearning for is to have the externals in their lives change: other people, outside circumstances, more money, romance, better behavior from their children, etc. However, what they discover if they look deep enough that outside changes make no inside change, and no matter how circumstances change, it's the inside that matters. When I can shift [...]

You Know How To Sell

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-08:00March 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Everyone who has ever had a friend knows how to sell. How you are with your friend is how to sell. Period. No other training necessary. You are now selling like a master. All the humor, all the giving and all the straight talk that shows up in friendship is also what works best in selling. All the candor, all [...]

Stop Telling Others What To Do!

By |2015-03-16T06:03:52-08:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Life Management|

The route to helping anyone is by working on myself and having my life be more inspiring for people. They want to see it. They don't want to hear what's wrong with them. They want it to be their idea to change. As Ghandi once said, "Don't change other people. Be the change you wish to see in other people."

Advice For The Graduating Millennial – By A Millennial

By |2015-03-11T05:46:43-08:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: Balance, Life Management, Uncategorized|

My Advice for Graduating Millennials Written by Savannah Marie, Community Blogger | May 9, 2014 8:50 AM imgComments : 0 It’s around this time of year that I turn into a sentimental fool over being a college graduate. After all, last year during this time I was listening to the Dalai Lama speak words of wisdom to my graduating class [...]

Seeking Help Is A Smart Thing

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-08:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Advisors Ahead is committed to helping you establish an incredible career. A career that will help others, the community in which you reside and provide you financial security and work/life balance. We are here to help. However, there appears to be a paradox in asking for help. It appears to be a sign of weakness or surrender, when, in truth, [...]

Looking For An Exciting Career?

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-08:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

At Advisors Ahead, we are providing the Next Generation of Financial Advisors to the Financial Services Industry. What does that mean? Many are still under the impression that to build a book of business, you must cold-call to establish your self with new clients. That was true in the past. However, beginning in the early 1990's, cold calling became much [...]