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The Client-centred Blog

Welcome to The Client Centred Blog; Free content that shares a fresh approach to thriving as a financial professional in a rapidly changing environment.

This blog has its foundation in a new understanding of the human mind that gives you the ultimate platform for creating better results, thriving under any circumstances and living the life you want.     

I invite you to explore the materials, reflect upon how it relates to you and your business and enjoy the benefits.

My top 10 business books

I appreciate that your choice of books to read is a very personal and subjective thing, but I love the saying ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears’. It so often happens. With books, the right one can show up as if by magic and just when you need it. So, I thought I…

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Becoming a more powerful influencer

Something that looks true to me is that in the world of financial advising there are lots of excellent technicians and yet few highly effective influencers. What is a highly effective influencer? It’s someone who is a powerful catalyst for positive, beneficial change in a client. Your client thinks, feels and behaves differently as a…

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Get paid not to stop

How it looks to me is that a significant element of the financial services business still believes that the value for clients is all in the transaction. Why else would ‘advice’ be offered for free? Only this week I saw an advertisement from a product provider offering ‘free advice’. The provider places no value on…

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There is only one thing blocking you

I was delivering a workshop to a business a couple of weeks ago and I asked the question… What gets in the way of what you want to accomplish? Each person present had some important business and personal goals and I wanted to know what they perceived as the obstacles. Because, in our own way,…

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Scripts – are they a help or a hindrance?

Going back several years I was once asked by the PFS to speak at the regional conferences on ‘How to make an effective elevator pitch’. In case you don’t know, an elevator pitch is a script you learn to describe your business. It is supposed to be clever, engaging and pre-rehearsed so that it just…

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The surprising truth about happiness

“If you are doing things in order to be happy… you’re doing them in the wrong order.” Michael Neill Although happiness is something that is hard to define it is something that we seem to want more of in our lives. There are dozens of books written on the subject and articles seem to pop…

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Two emotions – which one do you operate from?

Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to come across and even get to train a couple of times with the great Steve Chandler. Steve has written over thirty books and is a world-famous success coach to high-achieving business people, CEO’s, best-selling authors and Fortune 500 companies. For me, Steve is by far the best…

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Uncertainty is inevitable, insecurity is optional

On Monday we had our second live day of ‘The Freedom of Mind Programme’ and we gathered at the inspiring Henley Business school on the bank of the river Thames. The brilliant Kim Hare lead the day and one of the posters she put up on the wall read: Uncertainty is inevitable, insecurity is optional…

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What’s controlling your life?

Deepak Chopra said: “What you pay attention to grows. If your attention is attracted to negative situations and emotions, then they will grow in your awareness.” What he points out is that when we worry about things it doesn’t improve the situation; it brings more of that thinking into our minds and this informs how…

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Selling financial planning – your job is not to convince people it’s for YOU to be convinced

How many people come dancing into your office asking you to create them a financial plan? It rarely, if ever, happens, right? No one wants financial planning, just like no one wants coaching. Usually, there is trigger event that leads a client thinking they want a financial product, or a financial issue solved. So, instead…

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