Advice is Not About Goals

Advice is Not About Goals

  Every August, I spend an evening at my old school answering questions from Year 11 students as they share their post-school career options. My sessions are generally Q&A events for kids interested in small businesses. Last week’s questions ranged from what...
WHAT IS PROGRESS?

WHAT IS PROGRESS?

The first benchmark of significance to me was a number of flip-flaps. When I could do ten flip-flaps at one time, I’d make the school’s gymnastic team. Gary Kurtz from my class did it. But I could never get to 10. I have slowly moved on from my missed benchmark of...
The De-Brief Meeting – A Key to Build Firms Not Jobs

The De-Brief Meeting – A Key to Build Firms Not Jobs

The old fisherman with the summertime job running the rusty merry-go-round on Terrigal Beach taught me how to rig my fishing lines. He reckoned there was only one fishing knot I’d ever need – the locked half-blood knot. While my mates say I’m wasting money...
What Makes an Ideal Advice Client – Part 4 – Achieving More

What Makes an Ideal Advice Client – Part 4 – Achieving More

Seen the Red Bull ‘gives you wings’ ads? Whether you like the drink or not, Red Bull’s advertising clearly aims to inspire people to achieve more in their lives. A similar message for financial advice. ACHIEVE MORE Valuable advice provides clients...
Pods or Pools? Building Productive Advisory Teams

Pods or Pools? Building Productive Advisory Teams

Advice firms start like most things in life – tiny. Like parents and their newborns, tiny firms owe their early years to their founders. They grow client by client, either delivering value or not. The value deliverers attract more clients, service existing...
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