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.

Deep rapport and why it matters

Rapport is the presence of harmony, trust, and cooperation between people. It is like the oil in the machine of a relationship – without it things will soon grind to a halt. The thing about rapport is that it exists on different levels. What is fine for a superficial, transactional relationship will be insufficient when…

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Taming your advice monster

If you are an adviser then surely your job is to give advice, right? Imagine this scenario. You meet with a client or potential client and you politely ask some questions, you listen and soon you can see exactly what the clients problem is and you know you can help them solve it. What you…

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Dealing with difficult people

Have you ever encountered a difficult person? Maybe you have a client, co-worker or employee who you think about in this way? I was on a coaching call with a client recently and he recounted a situation with an employee. This employee had behaved in such a way that there was potential for disciplinary proceedings….

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How do you know if a client meeting is going well?

Have you ever wondered why young children are able to indiscriminately enjoy almost everything and anything they do? Whatever situation they are in they seem to find a way to be absorbed in the moment and have fun. As adults we often tend to lose this capacity. Business can be a great example of this….

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Living your life’s purpose

I was an enthusiastic devourer of self-help and personal development material for well over twenty years, although I have now been in healthy recovery for nine years. During my addiction I always noticed how much material there is on finding your life’s purpose and it continues to be a popular topic. There are many people…

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The three levels of client commitment

It seems to me that commitment is an essential ingredient for success. Not commitment as some form of hard discipline that you must force yourself to endure. But rather commitment as an inner knowing that, “I am doing this because I want to, it is important to me and worth the investment of what it…

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Working ONLY with wonderful clients – the two essential questions

The very first stage of a new client relationship is connecting with someone. They may get in touch with you. You may get in touch with them. Whichever it is the next stage is that you invite them into a conversation. Conversations are the most important aspect of building your practice because without these, nothing…

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Why mental clarity is the biggest game in town

Imagine someone who absolutely needs to be in the moment. For safety’s sake. Say someone like a surfer who is out there in the ocean hanging ten. Picture this surfer riding a huge wave. Can you see how thoughts don’t help the surfer? What’s the surfer doing? Paying attention to the wave! Information about what…

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Never be derailed by adversity again

There is no question that many, if not most, businesses have been severely affected by the lock-down. For instance, if you are a retail outfit then you have had no choice but to keep your doors shut. A similar situation with restaurants and bars. Advisory firms have been unable to operate as normal. It has…

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What is the highest value your clients can get from you?

A few years ago, I attended a conference in Oslo and one of my memories is of Dr. Aaron Turner making a particularly powerful point. Aaron shared a story about a time he was holidaying in Hawaii with his family. They were spending some time on the beach and he was standing in the sea…

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