Success is a Two-Way Street

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-07:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Balance, Creative, Design, Life Management, Practice Management|

A Formula for Helping Millennial Advisors Succeed Much has been written about the aging financial advisor population and the industry’s inability to attract Millennial advisors to back-fill those departing advisors. According to a 2014 Cerulli study, approximately 33 percent of today’s 300,000 advisors will be retiring by 2024. Despite the fact that the average advisor is currently in his mid-50’s, [...]

Stop Lying To Yourself

By |2015-04-10T07:19:46-07:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management|

People tell me all the time that they want to do this or they want to do that. But, then they say, "I don't know how to.....?" Whatever. And why would I want to help a liar like that? What a false approach to life. A toxic mind of self-deceiving. If you want to be a teacher, teach. If you [...]

Life And Success Is About The Little Things

By |2015-04-09T06:52:46-07:00April 9th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Time Management|

The little things are usually the most boring things. How does a warrior handle the boring things in life that typically fill up one's day? Like writing checks, doing laundry, buying groceries or cleaning the house? Well, a warrior does all of these small things with great effectiveness. They do it with a sense of humor, inventiveness and humor. They [...]

A Few Pearls Of Wisdom To Live By

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-07:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: Life Management|

* Happy people are a bigger help to others than worried people. * An overly empathetic person creates a poor relationship with time and energy. A warrior of time does not ask, "How do I feel?" but rather "How can I help?" * One hour of planning saves three days of confusion! * Procrastinators are very worried about things. Soon [...]

Passion and Purpose Are The Keys

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-07:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Life Management|

Interesting article in Investors Business Daily talking about the power of having purpose and passion. The top CEO's all have it as well as the top professional athletes. Having those two ingredients will provide you curiosity, it will boost stamina, help you stay focused and lift your goals. Passion amplifies productivity because your tasks will be viewed as fun not [...]

Gaining Confidence

By |2017-11-21T12:55:42-07:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Training|

John Hayden wrote an incredible book titled, "The 21 Irrefutable Truths Of Trading." While I am only 20% through the book, he had a section that speaks to beliefs, virtues and vices. He specifically targets how confidence and discipline plays an important part in being successful in the market. More so than trading systems, newsletters, etc. Here is what he [...]

Always Finish Strong

By |2015-03-30T06:25:44-07:00March 30th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Time Management|

How many times have you seen people who fail to finish strong because they know they are soon finished with a job, school, work-out, etc. Sometimes that extra 5 minutes you give your project after you've decided to quit kicks you into a strange new gear....a powerful new zone. This doesn't happen all the time, and when it doesn't, you've [...]

Steve Jobs Pearls of Wisdom

By |2015-03-26T07:09:51-07:00March 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 |2015-03-25T08:52:59-07:00March 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 |2015-03-24T06:46:40-07:00March 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 [...]