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There's Still Time to Amplify!

 
 
Finishing The Year Strong. It's Not Too Late To Amplify Results!

 

 

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of September and the end of the third business quarter as well. A common theme for September is that it offers a fresh perspective - or a “new year”. Everyone is back from summer holidays, the kids are back to school, and it’s time to reflect on how the year has gone, and how you want it to end.

 

So, how are you doing? This question can be daunting for most advisors to answer because, even if one aspect of your business is thriving, there could be other factors that are demanding your attention and pulling you away from your preferred focus. Also, if we’re frank, most advisors don’t spend enough time working on their business to develop systems for a routine review and to strategize for the future. This realization means you are not equipped to overcome unexpected challenges causing business growth to stall. It can also lead to frustration, stress, and stagnation. Look at the visual below and apply it to your business. Where are you on the S-curve? If you are reaching a breaking point, it could be time to implement something different that will burst you through that ceiling and start you on a new S-curve.

 

 

 

Wait, where’s the “Staples button” because if only it were that easy. When you hire someone new or install new technology or change a process, you trust that it will make      a difference. However, it may be little more than a leap of faith unless you accompany it with talent, procedures, or coaching to support the leap to the next growth curve.

 

So what can be done right now to end the year on a high note? At this late stage, less is more. The best course of action is to reflect on the goals you set at the beginning of the year. Are there any that you identified as integral to the success of the business that are still incomplete? What are your team’s views? Have they identified any items that require your immediate attention? Now is the time to narrow your focus to the critical elements of your original plan. Pick one or two top priorities and implement the necessary changes. Moreover, remember that effective collaboration produces results that are greater than each individual’s contribution. This rule applies to whether you build your team internally  or create a virtual team of external resources. There is still time to amplify your results for 2019.

 

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

- Charles Darwin

 

To learn more or speak with Pat, email confidence@thepersonalcoach.ca.

 

Are you looking to grow your business? Save the date for our Generator Event! Tuesday November 26, 2019

 

If you want to grow your advisory business, get this date in your calendar!

Tuesday November 26, 2019, Cambridge, ON.

 

This TPC event is for advisors looking to grow their business, double their revenues and achieve time and money freedom. Full event details and sign up information here: www.tpcgenerator.ca.

 

Alison Ottewell is helping advisors to connect and have an online presence.

 

Digital shouldn't be daunting! Creating a digital  Marketing Strategy that works with your business  is realistic and achievable. Engaging videos, compelling blogs and Social Media success is within your reach. Connect with Alison today at confidence@thepersonalcoach.ca.

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Team Building Ideas

Team Building Ideas for Advisory Teams

 

An article in Harvard Business Review on “The Secrets of Great Teams,” highlights the importance of teams socializing together. The study suggested that even the simple act of having employees take their coffee break together increased productivity by 8% and up to 20% in some cases!

 

Is team building worth it?

The short answer: absolutely! The long answer: an effective team is a productive team. A team that works well together will increase client satisfaction, maintain quality control, and build and grow your business.

The old saying is true: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

How can you do team building activities with a small advisory team?

 

There are many options including:

  • spa days
  • canoeing
  • bowling
  • laser tag
  • paint ball
  • cooking classes
  • paintable ceramics
  • golfing
  • ski days
  • rock climbing
  • ropes courses
  • escape room mazes
  • zip line, etc.

Keep your team’s interests and abilities in mind.

 

Do the activities during work hours so employees with young families can still attend, plan the events together, include spouses if your team is very small, and take pictures to share with your clients. Most importantly, remain consistent and plan events year round. The most successful teams do an event quarterly or semi-annually.

 

To learn more about team building and how it affects your bottom line, contact us at The Personal Coach.  Happy planning!

 

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