Put Rejection in Perspective

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A while back I was kicking around ideas with a friend of mine, Mark Jennings. Mark’s an advisor with Investors Group. He told me a great story that will help you put rejection in perspective.

Listen to the audio or read the transcript to learn the story and takeaway message.

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You Don’t Have to Fear The Competition

You Don't Have to Fear The Competition

You, like many other advisors, may feel you work in a highly competitive environment where the competition is trying to outmaneuver you every step of the way. In reality, however this isn’t the case. As is true of any profession, most of your competitors are not fully engaged on most days. They show up for work each day unmotivated or with an ambivalent attitude. If you, unlike other advisors, develop superb soft skills, have a great work ethic, and exude positivity – you’ve already beaten the competition hands down.

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Visualization Techniques Help Financial Advisors Succeed

Visualization Techniques Help Financial Advisors Succeed

Visualization is a technique used by many top athletes to help them stay at the top of their game. It’s what athletes call ‘mental rehearsal’. They develop clear pictures in their mind of what they want to happen, and repeat these images over and over, rehearsing the mind to enable the body to perform what has been visualized. It’s a highly effective technique with some studies reporting that practicing visualization improves performance almost as much as physical practice alone.

Visualization is not just for athletes either. It’s a highly valuable tool that can help you succeed in your career as a financial advisor.

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How Asking Yourself WHY Would Help You Be a Better Advisor

Asking ‘why ‘can greatly increase your understanding of yourself and of those around you, both of which will make you a better advisor. Asking ‘why’ your clients do business with you can make the referral process easier. Asking ‘why’ can help motivate your clients into investing for their future. Asking ‘why’ you became a financial advisor can help you re-energize your career.

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What’s New on Don Connelly 24/7 in March 2015

What's New Don Connelly 247 March 2015

In this month’s blog post from the series “What’s New on Don Connelly 24/7“ we recap new podcasts, Weekly Focus issues, and the Monthly Newsletter from March 2015. Read on!

What’s new on Don Connelly 24/7 in March 2015

Remember, most links in this post will redirect you to premium content, accessible only to Professional and PLATINUM members of Don Connelly 24/7. Non-members can still see what topics Don discusses, what questions he answers, and what issues he is helping solve through the learning center.

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Stick to the Basics – Success Tip for Financial Advisors

Don Connelly audio podcast

Let’s talk a bit about sticking to the basics.

I had the good fortune one time of talking with Quinn Buckner. Quinn Buckner, I believe, won a national championship in college in basketball, played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. I’m a basketball fan and a big Celtic fan. Quinn played with Larry Bird who I think, along with Michael Jordan, is the best that ever lived.

I asked Quinn Buckner what the most amazing thing was that he ever saw Larry Bird do. And he said:

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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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