Hugged Your Financial Advisor Today?

By Financial Advisors

What can a Financial Advisor learn from a first grader in a bear market? Empathy! I was a Financial Advisor for over twenty years. I can tell you there are few things worse than the feeling you get when markets begin to tank. You’re reminded that you’re not in control, a fact that brings no comfort in the midst of your slip-sliding circumstances. It just feels terrible. Blair Walsh is one of the best place kickers in the NFL. In his four year career, the former Georgia Bulldog has missed only one time from 29 yards or less. Well, not…

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4 Crucial Pieces of Advice for Advisors

By Financial Advisors

“Talent isn’t enough. You need common sense and good advice. Don’t let what happened to me happen to you.”   These are the words spoken by Lewis “Hack” Wilson, a week before his death in an interview given to CBS Radio. The baseball great who made his Major League debut in 1923, went on to play twelve seasons in the big leagues. In his prime, he was the highest paid player of his day, yet he died penniless. Hack Wilson didn’t say, “You just need advice.” He said, “You need good advice.” I have several advisors in my life – my financial advisor for…

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7 Ways Nick Saban and Mark Richt Can Help Your Career

By Personal Development

If you’re the head football coach of an NCAA Southeastern Conference (SEC) Football team, don’t expect much help with your career from Nick Saban. In fact, you should expect him to be a career saboteur. Just consider the fate of Mark Richt, who was fired three days ago after he fell short of benefactors expectations, finishing the year with 9 wins and 3 losses. In his 15 year run as head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, he won 74% (145) of his 196 games. Not bad, but not good enough to keep his job. The two time SEC…

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2 Lunch Eaters That Will Destroy Your Effectiveness

By Personal Development

There’s 2 things that eat the lunch of successful people and sabotage effectiveness: Thing 1 – Time Thing 2 – Stress Thing 1 – Time. Who among us has not at one time or another attempted “time management”. The problem is that you can’t manage time – you can only manage your schedule. Time doesn’t stand still for anyone. Time is a non-replenishable commodity, unlike money. You can lose all your money and be down to your last dollar, but you can take that last dollar and invest it properly and turn it into fortunes. Time spent is time gone, whether…

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Need a Halftime Career Detox?

By Book Briefs, Personal Development

According to best-selling author Bob Buford, “halftime” is something all successful people will go through. But it’s not just a break in the action to rest and re-group for the second half of the same game. It’s more like a type of career detox, or midlife renewal for the second half. We’re not talking about a football game here. We’re talking about the game of life. Specifically, developing a new game plan for the rest of your life. In his book simply titled Halftime, Buford says, “After a successful first half, I needed a break to make some changes in how…

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