Looking For An Exciting Career?


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 more difficult with the advent of do-not-call listings as well as increased client demand for the most comprehensive wealth management advice/experience. These two events created a condition where it is almost impossible to build a book of business autonomously from scratch. [...]

Looking For An Exciting Career?2017-11-21T12:55:42-08:00

There Is No Place Like Home


What are you yearning for? Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, many of us continue looking to the outside for happiness. What people think they are yearning for is to have the externals in their lives change: other people, other places, outside circumstances, more money, romance, a different partner, more productive children, etc. However, what they discover if they look deep enough that outside change makes no inside change, and no matter how circumstances change, it's the inside that matters. When I can shift my yearning from changing others to changing myself, then I start becoming happy. Happiness grows from [...]

There Is No Place Like Home2015-02-18T05:20:35-08:00

How To Avoid Stress


Dr. Herbert L. Hyman was a wonderful man who I had the pleasure to know. He did speeches for the medical profession up until he was 90 years old. He gave me his tips on healthy and happy living. I thought this morning I would share with you those precious thoughts of his. 1) Don't be a superman or a wonder woman. 2) Enjoy being alone. 3) Have friends (someone to talk to and someone to tell you "as it is"). 4) Stop hurrying. 5) Enjoy standing in line. 6) Learn how to delegate. 7) Learn how to listen. 8) Learn [...]

How To Avoid Stress2015-02-10T07:23:00-08:00

5 Tips For Motivating Millennials


If you employ Millennials you know they can be a different kind of worker. They don't like rules, want their bosses to treat them as friends, loathe to part with their phones and want flexible work arrangements. Tim Eisenhauer, president and cofounder of the social business software platform Axero Solutions, sees the flip side: Millennials want to make a difference, which makes them ideal employees. Here's his advice on motivating younger employees to do their best work. Give them access to everyone. In other words, they do better in flatter organizations where they can bounce an idea off the CEO or [...]

5 Tips For Motivating Millennials2015-01-30T05:05:34-08:00

Action To be Liberated


"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." -- Thomas Jefferson We all know those who can spend their entire day in a deep soft chair trying to decide who they are, trying to decide what to do next, trying to decide what they want to do, trying to decide all sorts of things. But I notice by them doing just that, they are less effective and capable as human beings and their sense of self trust disappears. This is called decision misery. You become miserable avoiding making decisions. I have been [...]

Action To be Liberated2015-01-29T08:02:51-08:00

Why Millennials Have A Hard Time Finding Jobs


Kelley Holland | @KKelleyHolland Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:57 PM ET CNBC.com It's job-hunting season on campuses across the country, and the anemic job market is adding some extra stress to spring for many millennials. Recent college graduates are facing less unemployment than those without college degrees, but a study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found they are still contending with a nearly 8 percent jobless rate. And 44 percent of recent college graduates are underemployed, meaning they hold jobs that do not require a college degree, according to a separate report by the New [...]

Why Millennials Have A Hard Time Finding Jobs2017-11-21T12:55:43-08:00

Pearls Of Wisdom To Guide Your Day


I save little pearls of wisdom from those who have achieved a level of success that most can only dream of achieving. People who have made a difference in the lives of others. I hope you read these often and that they too can have a positive impact on your daily living. --Do something so well that people will pay to see you do it again. --Do things better than they have to be. True achievement is something better than it has to be. --Today - being above average is just average. --Change all that you can. --Take a problem and [...]

Pearls Of Wisdom To Guide Your Day2015-01-21T05:22:38-08:00

The Sound Of Silence


People talking without speaking. People listening without hearing. Paul Simon, The Sound of Silence. Listening is the most powerful part of a relationship. Listening is what we value the most in other people. Listening is what turns other people into friends for life. Listening is much more powerful than talking. Talking is always overrated. If you don't believe me, when was the last time you heard someone say, "Hey let's ask Ben to come to the party with us. He talks all the time." Let me put down what the great writer Brenda Ueland once wrote about listening. "I want to [...]

The Sound Of Silence2015-01-08T05:09:22-08:00

Keeping New Year Resolutions


Jim Kim of Cangrade posted his thoughts as to how you can keep your New Year Resolutions. 1. Keep track One of the best ways to reach a goal is to continually track your progress. The most obvious result is that you might feel good when you see positive results, or bad when you fall short. Both can add to your motivation. But more importantly, tracking your progress provides intelligence. You can use the information to figure out what works and what doesn’t, and shift your strategy accordingly. 2. Make it easier Why do we give up on goals that are [...]

Keeping New Year Resolutions2017-11-21T12:55:44-08:00

Happy New Year


From all of us at Advisors Ahead, we wish you, your family and loved ones,health, wealth and happiness in the new year!

Happy New Year2014-12-31T07:22:12-08:00