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Is it just a bad day or is it a bad job?
by Tony Vidler How can you tell if you are just having a bad day on the job, or whether it is time to move on from the job completely? There’s no escaping the fact that even in great jobs that we love, there are days where things just don’t go the way […]
Cost is not just Price: Put Adviser fees into perspective
by Tony Vidler Adviser fees are a cost for sure, and often a stumbling block for many professionals with their clients is this “cost discussion”. It is a stumbling block because more often than not the entire conversation revolves around just one of the cost components rather than the actual fee rate and the value […]
The Weekly Action Plan That Produces Consistent Results
by Tony Vidler Having an action plan for every working week that produces consistent results is a challenge for many professionals. Part of the challenge is that outside forces place a lot of emphasis upon “doing things right”, but the commercial needs of the firm or individual practitiioner need to be to be […]
To grow your practice, “Get out and make more mistakes”
by Tony Vidler You want to grow your practice, right? Well my first piece of advice may seem odd but it is this: “get out and make more mistakes” Dangerous advice! Reckless even perhaps…. …however it is the best way to grow. It is also the only way to innovate or to […]
Fees For Advice: How to get paid every step of the way
by Tony Vidler If advice is valuable then it should be paid for. Getting paid fees for advice alone seems to be an issue as Financial Advisers often do not get paid what they should for the difference their advice makes…and more often than not it is the advisers’ fault. I have been […]
Tony Vidler Increasing professional service capacity is a challenge…do you wait until the decrease in service levels is costing you business? Or do you spend money you haven’t made yet to provide service which is not required by the extra clients you don’t have yet? As a financial planner, what extra roles do you […]
by Tony Vidler I keep hearing “don’t sweat the small stuff” and every single time I hear someone say it I think of work, and what we do, and automatically think “if we don’t sweat the small stuff we are doing an awful job”. The small stuff is the very stuff that financial advisers […]
by Tony Vidler One of the thorny issues for financial advisers is finding the right CRM system. What makes it difficult is the struggle to define what is “right”. As with most things in business, one should begin the decision making journey with a clear view of what you are trying to achieve. Begin […]
High Net Worth Clients: The 3 Strategic Issues You HAVE To Get To Grips With
by Tony Vidler The nirvana for most professionals is to work only with high net worth clients. The challenge in doing so is that the affluent are inevitably becoming more difficult to get in front of personally. As with the famous line from Jurassic Park – “life will find a way” – so […]
The 1 Thing You Need To Actually Make Your Strategy Work For You
by Tony Vidler For most professional services firms today the strategic challenge of the moment is determining what the right strategy is that will work for the firm rather than making it work. But when you do settle on your strategy you then have to make it work – and that is a separate challenge. […]