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.

Why regulation will never improve the public’s trust in Financial Services (and what can)

Most people I come across in Financial Services are caring, dedicated and highly professional people who do great work for their clients. On top of this a great many of those, like you, continually strive to improve and I have huge respect for this because it takes time, effort and is arduous as well as…

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Which screw to turn

There is a famous story about FedEx, the delivery company. In the US the central hub of the business is in Memphis, so all overnight packages go through here. One night the conveyer belt system suddenly stopped working bringing the business to a halt. It meant that the packages could not be distributed and the…

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Asking essential questions: the ones that no one else thinks to ask

Often, financial advice is triggered when something happens or is going to happens in a client’s life. For instance, the sale of a business, divorce, or an upcoming retirement. Financial advisers are used to dealing with the money but there is another aspect which is often neglected, and this is a huge disservice to the…

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What has spirituality got to do with financial planning?

A while back I was speaking with a financial planner and our conversation turned to what it is that clients really want. Although I had not used the ‘S’ word he suddenly looked at me like I had grown three heads and said in an aghast tone, “Are you talking about spirituality!”  Ok, I get…

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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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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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The power of simplicity in a world of complexity

The human intellectual mind loves to make things complex. And this is just as true in the financial world as anywhere else. We could have a much simpler tax system – but we choose not to. We could vastly simplify pensions – but we choose not to. We could make financial products and investments simpler…

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