How to Become a Successful Financial Advisor

How to Become a Successful Financial Advisor

There are lots of average financial advisors out there, but very few great ones. And it may surprise you to learn that those that do get to the top rarely get there on talent alone. Successful advisors do however share certain attributes and have a work ethic that marks them out. They have a clear vision, work hard and never stop developing their skills.

Here are five things you must do if you want to be a successful financial advisor.

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It’s All about Your MVA

Most Valuable Activities for Financial Advisor - Business Growth

Why isn’t my business growing like I want it to? Why has my business plateaued? Why am I working so many hours but not growing my firm? These are several of the questions that I get from some of the financial advisors that I have coached. These advisors have become frustrated that their businesses aren’t succeeding as they want. Although they have been in the business for more than 5 years and have achieved some success, they still want to grow.

When I hear these questions, or comments, I begin to do some probing.

I become very curious as to how these advisors spend their time. I am specifically looking to determine what these advisors do on a daily basis.

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There Is No Ambiguity When It Comes to Being a Good Advisor

There Is No Ambiguity When It Comes to Being a Good Advisor

Yet, while certain elements of this business are ambiguous, the challenge we face is not.

The correct way to succeed is straight-forward. Either you do things right or you don’t. Either you do the right things or you don’t. Either you see enough people or you don’t. Either you build a good business or you don’t. Embrace the clarity.

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Your Goal Today Is to Get an Appointment

Your Goal Today Is to Get an Appointment

What’s so magical about having goals? It’s not so much that we don’t achieve them. It’s that we too often conveniently forget we even have them. With or without goals, we still go in and chip away day after day. Not having goals is not going to cause us to skip a day. I work hard with or without goals. What’s the big deal?

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