4 Key Strategies to Kick-start Your Financial Advisory Practice

4 Key Strategies to Kick-start Your Financial Advisory Practice

Establishing yourself as an advisor will take dedication, time and sound strategic thinking. Here are some key strategies that will help you kick-start your financial advisory practice.

#1. Develop a business plan

No one succeeds without a plan. It’s the first step in building a credible business. No matter how good you are at your job, if you don’t know where you want to go, you won’t grow a healthy business.

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Take Back Control of Your Financial Advisor Career

Take Back Control of Your Financial Advisor Career

If you feel your career is at a crossroads, or that things are not going your way you need to adapt your attitude and learn to make better decisions. In the words of the late Earl Shoaff ‘Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills”.

The only thing holding you back in life is you. You alone determine your future, not the outside world. So, if you don’t like where you are – get in the driver’s seat and take control.

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Weekly Focus: Goal Setting

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The beginning of a given year is the time to rewrite our goals, our mission statement and our business plan. For some of us that will involve a major overhaul and for some of us it will involve a tweak. For all of us, it will be a thought-provoking experience. Goal setting comes first. Decide what you want to accomplish and write it down. Set a date by which you will accomplish each goal. If you were charged with running a twelve-minute mile and nobody posted a finish line, you would have no way of knowing if you succeeded. It’s no different with business goals.

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Top 5 Reasons Advisors Fail

Top 5 Reasons Advisors Fail

It may come as a surprise to learn that financial advisors don’t generally fail because of the numbers. They do so because of poor ‘soft’ skills. Being unable to manage a business competently or provide top notch customer service are more likely to get you fired than an inability to get returns on investment.

If you want to succeed as a financial advisor you need to stand out in a highly commoditized industry – which means not being guilty of the following:

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When Starting as a Financial Advisor …

When Starting as a Financial Advisor

The financial services industry is incredibly competitive and the first few years can be especially gruelling for new advisors. When you first start out you won’t have many clients or a network to get you referrals but so long as you have a plan and stick with it, you will soon make an impact. You are not going to become successful by accident.

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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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