I am a student of mental toughness. I have had many "formal" engagements with coaches throughout my career and always suggest that to others struggling with or simply just meandering through life. I've written a few blogs in the past, highlighting some of my experiences but felt compelled to share something again. IN FACT, I feel so strongly about how our thoughts can change the course of our lives that we are presenting a virtual event on May 23rd that gives everyone the opportunity to interact with a mental toughness coach completely free - a gift from our team! Look for the invitation or register on our Website Events Page.
EQUALLY IMPORTANT, the new emphasis on the human skills associated with financial planning, behavioral finance, and financial therapy, make the mental toughness of a financial advisor even more critical to success. My favorite, and most impactful coach, Chris Dorris, taught me about what he calls "divine selfishness." It is the notion that we aren't much good to others until we selfishly focus on ourselves and our own well-being.
Just today, I had multiple conversations with clients who all thanked me for what they expressed were things like, "I've taken up too much of your time," or "I appreciate that you answered the phone," or "you must be really stressed with the markets so crazy, having to talk to clients all day long." Sure, I could let my thoughts meander down that path of I'm rushed or I'm avoiding challenging conversations or I'm crumbling under the stress. Instead, I recognize how powerful my thoughts are and reinforce my positivity and enthusiasm with self-talk that encourages and uplifts me to be the best financial advisor my clients could want or need!
I'm enjoying life, my family, my friends, my work, my team, my client relationships, That enjoyment is completely of my choosing and a product of my own creation. If you are experiencing negativity in your life, your work, or your finances, you need to understand you can change those thoughts. If you want to work with a financial advisor team that believes in the power of thought, and even shares the tools to help you, let's work together so you too can live your best life!