Best compliment I ever received
"You are not like any of the other financial advisors I have met."
That was the best compliment I could ever get from a client. They said that at the end of our first meeting and it confirmed that I was doing what I set out to do when I started.
My own experience with the financial industry has been disappointing to say the least. From poor, we don't care service at a bank that I was a client with since I opened my first savings account when I was 7 years old to a financial advisor that wouldn't return my phone calls because I wasn't a high net worth client."
When I made the decision to jump into this career I wanted to be different, I wanted to help people and I wanted my clients to feel that I was doing what was best for them. That is why I became an Independent advisor, I don't have sales quotas or a manager pushing me to sell products and I can piece together products and services from any company that will work together for my clients. I wanted the freedom to run my business how I wanted to, choose which clients to work with and the freedom to make recommendations to my clients that made sense for their situation not to just make a sale.
From my experinces dealing with poor advice, high pressure sales tactics (a story for another day) to indifference I formed my guide as to how I would operate my business.
My goal was to make sure that potential clients felt that I was there for them and not me. When I help someone move into a better financial situation and make their family protected from one of life's worst moments or help them understand personal finances better that is when I feel rewarded.
When I receive a compliment like that, I know I made the right choice in how I run my business and that I am doing something right.
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