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The Power of Gratitude

Summary: Working on your business all the time can stress you out and make you wonder, “Is this worth it?” When these thoughts cross your mind, it’s important to step back and tap into gratitude. That may sound like a counterintuitive move, but you would be amazed at how a simple gratitude practice can change […]

04.22.21 | David DeCelle | 0 Comments
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The Exponential Relationship System: How to Grow Rapidly through Strategic Relationship Development

Summary:  You can’t rely on automation for all your marketing, nor can you spread yourself across 100 clients. Automated messages and check-the-box touchpoints can make clients feel as though you don’t really care. Instead, focus on your top 10–15 relationships and actively nurture each one. Doing so will turn these people into raving fans that […]

04.08.21 | David DeCelle | 0 Comments
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How to Re-Energize Your COI Relationships

Summary:  Once upon a time, an advisor could add five accountants to a Rolodex and call it a COI strategy. That approach doesn’t cut it anymore. Today’s growth-oriented advisor needs to diversify COIs and build real relationships with them. Doing so will help you establish a steady lead flow, deliver better service to your clients […]

03.24.21 | David DeCelle | 0 Comments
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How to Increase Firm Productivity by Leaning into Your Advisor DNA

Summary: Do you dread any aspects of running your business? Every advisor has a list of tasks that they would rather not do. The good news is that you can grow your practice by leaning into the activities you enjoy most. Learn how to increase firm productivity by leaning into your strong suit! What do […]

03.19.21 | David DeCelle | 0 Comments
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Discipline = Freedom: How Planning Helps You Gain More Freedom as an Advisor

Summary: If you have ever tried to plan your day just to watch that plan fall apart, this article will offer tactical advice on where you may have gone wrong — and how to get the full benefit from planning done right. Here’s a funny paradox about life and productivity: The more disciplined and regimented […]

03.11.21 | David DeCelle | 0 Comments
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The Importance of Daily Routine for Financial Advisors

Summary: If you feel that your day gets away from you all too often, what you need is a routine. Here are 3 simple steps to get started. Do you wake up every morning feeling stressed about the day ahead?  Do you wait until you’re sitting down in your office to see what you have […]

03.08.21 | David DeCelle | 0 Comments

Starting a Financial Advising Practice

What Advice Are We Actually Selling?

The Reality of Becoming a Junior Partner in a Financial Planning Firm

The Art of the Financial Planning Checklist

Three Pillars of Financial Advisor Marketing and Client Acquisition

The Conundrum of Financial Designations

Rethinking The Real Reason You Are A Financial Advisor

The Importance of Picking the Right Financial Advisor

Rethinking Your Focus Area/Niche Selection

What A Lightsaber Can Teach You About Marketing

Put Me in Coach, I’m Ready to (stop) Playing Advisor

Don’t Be a Bagel Salesman

How to Get Gross Revenue to 500K

The Importance of the Offer

The Myth of Time Management

4 Ways to Scale Your Financial Advisory Practice

#1 Mistake Financial Advisors Make in Their Sales Process

What is Wealth Management?

The Fallacy of the Hourly Advisor

The Conversation You Should Have (with Yourself)

Once Upon a Time in Niche Fantasyland

The 5 Advisor Personality Types

Low Cost Facebook Audience Building

You Want to Do What in Vegas?

Marketing Through Uncertainty

The Parable of the Excess Returns

The Power of Why

The Value of Trusted Advice

The Sacrifice of Building a Business

Why You Should Fire Your Coach

The Number One Competitor for Financial Advisors

The Anti-Niche Opportunity

The Trouble with Consistent Sales

Solving the Fee Formula

The Balboa Hiring Strategy