A Story to Use When Discussing Your Fees & Commissions

The Springfield Story - Discussing Fees and Commissions

There are times when prospective clients are going to focus on your fees or your commissions. I want to talk about that, because it’s no one’s goal to offer the cheapest possible financial advice. That’s just not the way it goes.

So when someone talks to you about commissions or fees, I want you to tell them the Springfield story.

Watch the video or read the transcript below to hear the full story.

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Excellence Is a Habit – How to Develop it

Excellence is a habit - how to develop it

There is no convenient escalator to success, but rather a stairway which needs to be climbed step by step. No one becomes a great advisor overnight, or by being endowed with extra talent. Those that succeed do so because they’ve plied their trade day after day to such a degree that they have become the best at what they do. They have a plan and they stick to it; they understand what’s important and put their focus into these areas. They became ‘brilliant at the basics’.

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Why It’s Good News that Investments Go Up and Down

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*This is a podcast originally posted on Don Connelly 24/7 learning center*

Mr. and Mrs. Client, on your way to meeting your goals, your investments will go up and down in value. Now I understand everyone’s game plan is to buy something that goes up. That’s about the extent of the plan. The reality is investments go up and down in value.

What we have to realize is volatility is not risk. Volatility is volatility.

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Being Proactive Is a Key to Financial Advisor’s Success

Being Proactive Is a Key to Financial Advisors Success

No one becomes a great financial advisor by accident. In order to become successful you must decide to be successful, and you’re the only person that can do this. If you don’t like where you are today then do something about it. Change, do things differently. The only thing standing between you and success is you. If you are tired of not having enough people to talk to, then make the decision to sharpen your prospecting skills. If you are tired of hearing people say they’ll ‘think it over’, make it your aim to learn how to better overcome their objections.

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Get Comfortable with the Notion that You Need to Sell in order to Grow Your Business

You Need to Sell in order to Grow Your Business

Advisors approach me about coaching. Rarely are the requests about improving their selling skills. Being better organized, being more efficient and going to the next level are popular goals. But I cannot recall one instance where an Advisor said to me, “I want to be better at selling.”

I don’t think that the reason for not asking me is that every Advisor thinks he or she is a great salesperson. Rather, I think that ‘salesperson’ is an image to be avoided at all costs. To many Advisors, selling is a dirty word.

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3 Prospecting Tips You Might not Like but Should Embrace

3 Prospecting Tips You Might not Like but Should Embrace

Out of all your daily tasks, prospecting will bring you the biggest rewards. It will open doors, get you new accounts and increase your assets. Unfortunately many advisors see prospecting as one of the least enjoyable parts of the job. But don’t put off prospecting, it’s something you have to do. It is the one thing you can’t delegate.

As you get better at prospecting you will start to enjoy it more. Here are three ways to help you get more comfortable with prospecting.

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What’s New on Don Connelly 24/7 in April

What's New Don Connelly 247 April 2014

Today we publish the second blog post in the series “What’s New on Don Connelly 24/7“. We recap new video and audio podcasts, Weekly Focus issues, Monthly Newsletter, and other premium content, recently released on the Don Connelly 24/7 learning center.

Remember that non-members cannot access the details of each new premium content item (e.g. podcasts and newsletters), but you will know what topics Don discusses, what questions he answers, what issues he is helping with through the learning center each month.

So here’s what’s new on Don Connelly 24/7 in April.

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What’s New on Don Connelly 24/7 in March

What's New Don Connelly 24/7 March 2014

This blog post series is the answer to Financial Advisors’ emails – an easy way to track what’s new on our members’ website Don Connelly 24/7 without actually being a member.

You won’t be able to access the details of each new premium content item like podcasts and newsletters, but you will know what topics Don discusses, what questions he answers, what issues he is helping with through the learning center each month.

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