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Can you feel it? The end of 2018 is fast approaching, and things are revving up. Are you ready to end the year on the highest of highs?  Here are the keys to get there: CLARIFY YOUR GOALS Take a look at exactly where you......

Reaching higher levels of performance and success, and growing into the person we are meant to be, isn’t always about adding more things — often, it’s about giving up a few of them. Here are a few places to start. #1 Worrying about what other people think......

How many tragedies do we need to see before we start getting real? How many celebrity suicides, brutal public divorces, and rehab stays must we witness before we start to throw a hand up & yell “Help!” when things aren’t going right? We are living......

On any given day, I am pretty confident in the fact my kids have taught me more than I ever learned in all my years of school. Perhaps even more than I learn from running my company or working with clients. In honor of Mother’s......

5 ways to stop society’s madness Let’s face it. There are some gut-wrenching things going on in today’s world: school shootings, trafficking, sexual harassment, poverty, mental & physical illnesses, bullying, teen suicide. The list goes on and on. While we can all admit these are......

Ever had one of those weeks where you were on a roll? You landed a few new clients— your current clients are doing fantastic — you absolutely crushed your speaking engagement — and, the kids are (somewhat without argument) finishing their homework? That was my......

CEO’s, business owners, creative types, and parents alike have one thing in common. The are all trying to squeeze a lot into a 24-hour day. In coaching busy professionals to create greater efficiencies in their lives & businesses (while also growing revenue), there are a......

We did it! We made it to 2018. I, myself, almost didn’t survive past January 1st with the heart attack the Georgia Bulldogs about gave me in yesterday’s Rose Bowl. Yet, they persevered and are heading to next week’s National Championship! #GoDawgs If the Dawgs......

We’re almost to the tail end of 2017. Whether you’ve had a great year, or a cruddy one, can I get an “Amen!” that we now have an opportunity to hit the annual reset button and make 2018 our best year ever! Not that it......

Here you are….crawling to the end of the holiday seasons, or for many of you, dragging your way to year end. Waiting for the “Happy New Year!” cheer to ring out & somehow rescue you from this hell of a month you find yourself in!......

If you’re like me, choosing the absolute perfect gift is quite a difficult talk. I am definitely not skilled in the gift-giving arena. I love to give them…..but actually choosing what to give makes my stress level rise! To streamline the gift giving process, and to lower......

I thrive on being authentic and not having to pretend to be someone I’m not. Pretty much a “What you see is what you get” kind of gal. I don’t do BS and I wear my emotions on my sleeve. Some love me, some hate......

The last few weeks have been an absolute media frenzy when it comes women stepping into their power. The inexcusable, douchebaggery antics of a hollywood producer has rallied voices from men and women alike who are standing up and saying “This behavior is not okay!”......

I am one of those people who thrive on being authentic. Pretty much a “What you see is what you get” kind of gal (which, I admit, gets me in trouble sometimes). I don’t do BS and I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I praise those who deserve it & offer constructive feedback to those who could use it. I am this person at both work and home, and that is the essence of authenticity....

On a recent Friday night at our home, my daughters and I decided to watch yet another Disney movie (the curse of parents with young children everywhere!). This time we decided on The Hannah Montana movie -- one we had not seen in a while, yet not surprisingly, seemed to recall every - single - line!...

Having lived back in Atlanta for just about five years now (moved away after spending my entire childhood here), I am finally starting to settle back into some old Southern traditions…..SEC football, southern cooking, Friday night lights, and the vocabulary of a true G.R.I.T (“Girl Raised in the South”)…..Bless your little hearts, y’all know what I’m talking about!...

In a prior post, I covered the basic apps advisors should be using to ensure their social media efforts don’t slow down when on the move (Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook Pages Manager, LinkedIn and bit.ly). Now, it’s time to take it up a level. Here are a few additional mobile apps to help make the most out of your social media efforts, and to save some of your, already limited, time:...

In today’s highly charged political arena, I have the (mis)fortune to live in Georgia’s highly contested 6th Congressional District…..and TODAY is election day. For those of you who do not live in this district, you have the good fortune of avoiding solicitors (for both candidates) calling you, and knocking on your door - day after day, at all hours - trying to convince you to vote for their candidate. You have, mercifully, avoided every commercial break being full of commercials bashing one of the candidates, and have managed to keep your mailbox being free of the hate mail disparaging one of the candidates that has littered my mailbox of late. It has truly gotten out of hand....

Not too long ago, I spent quite a hilarious afternoon with one of my best girlfriends. Post-divorce and having been single for a bit, she decided to venture into the world on online dating, and at the advice of her younger sister, had created a Tinder profile. If you've been living under a rock (or are....how do I put this....my age or older!) and aren't familiar with Tinder, it is basically an app where you "Swipe Right" for YES and "Swipe Left" for NO. That's it! If you like the way a person looks, you swipe right - if you don't, swipe left, and poof they're gone....

Of all the major social media platforms, Facebook seems to be the one most often questioned as to its value for financial advisers. While there are certainly pros and cons to the site, the fact remains that with 936 million daily active users as of March 31 (and 1.44 billion monthly active users), Facebook is not to be ignored. With this audience, it is hard to argue against its place in your marketing arsenal....

Social media has become an integral part of our lives, helping us connect with friends and colleagues as well as serving as a tool to grow our businesses. It seems as though most people have mastered the “broadcast” portion of social media — posting tweets and status updates about themselves or their practices, and retweeting or posting information relevant to their audience. But that's only half the story....

With a large majority of advisers active on LinkedIn, it's no wonder that platform has become, quite possibly, the best prospecting tool around. Yet with more firms loosening the reins and allowing their advisers to become more active on Twitter, and with the large amount of registered investment advisers already active on the platform, it's time to look at how you can best leverage Twitter in your marketing and prospecting efforts....

It’s no secret that in less than a decade, social media has transformed the way we do business, and the way clients prospects find and engage with their advisor. The Putnam Social Advisor Study conducted this year solidified that fact, finding that 81% of respondents use social media for business purposes, with 79% touting they have gained new clients via social media. Things are trending up!...

They’re young, they’re sharp, and they present a huge opportunity for advisors..... Let’s face it, the majority of the financial service industry is starting to get up there in age. This fact was painfully brought to my attention by one of my coaching clients who told me he was having a challenge getting in front of “older” prospects. ...

I’ll admit it, I have a tendency to be somewhat of a realist. I poke holes in things, look for better, more efficient ways, and am never quite satisfied with someone or something simply being “good"…..I want “GREAT!” While this helps me excel at coaching clients to grow their businesses, it can cause me to not always stop & smell the roses. With the hectic pace of life (I’m a single mom of three, competitive athlete & run a business)….my schedule often feels like a bit of a logistical nightmare!...

Let’s face it, social media has created a wealth of opportunities for all of us in the financial services world. With that, comes a handful of potential pitfalls. With social media users hidden behind a computer screen, it seems people are far more empowered and eager to share their opinions and thoughts online than they ever would be in person. Most of the time visitors to our pages are nice, and engage in great conversations. Occasionally though.....they are not!...

As vacations come to an end, and the kids head back to school, it seems like life is finally starting to get back to normal. Schedules are more routine, days are more efficient and we seem to have a smidgen more time on our hands. This presents a perfect opportunity to use that extra space in your calendar to revisit and revise your online presence. Here are some places to start....

Many of my adviser clients have some of their biggest months between now and Labor Day. How? They use the summer months, when the majority of people are in a pretty good mood, to stay connected with clients and actively look for opportunities to engage with new prospects....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....