Monthly Archives: December 2021

12. 10 Things Advisors Shouldn’t Do (Just sayin’)

It is the end of the year, so sit back and prepare to laugh out loud and have a little fun with Adam and Derek as they give you 10 things that you absolutely should NOT be doing as an advisor. 

In this episode, Adam Holt & Derek Notman share a list of ten things that advisors are doing that they should stop right now—time to rethink it.  Adam and Derek touch on their personal stories (and make fun of each other) along the way and help you understand how following this advice could take your practice to the next level in 2022.  Cameo appearance from the numero uno robo, the Terminator as he chimes in to the podcast.

Adam & Derek discuss:

  • The roller coaster that is advising family members
  • You’re not listening and we can prove it with jargon
  • Sales lists versus relationships lists
  • The aspect of tech that everyone keeps ignoring and 10x the ROI
  • And more

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11. Rethink: Advisor vs. Entrepreneur featuring Robert Sofia

Do you consider yourself to be a financial advisor first or an entrepreneur?

In this episode, Adam Holt & Derek Notman rethink the financial industry with the help of Robert Sofia about whether or not advisors should be thinking with an entrepreneurial mindset. Adam and Derek speak to their own experiences and discuss how an entrepreneurial identity might be where the industry is headed.

Adam & Derek discuss:

  • If being a financial advisor the same thing as being an entrepreneur
  • Opportunities that advisors are missing
  • Things you can be doing to think of yourself as an entrepreneur
  • Lifestyle businesses versus enterprises and how to position yourself once you know what you want to be
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

During the past decade, Robert has supported thousands of companies across the spectrum of financial services including solo advisers, ensembles, family offices, broker dealers, custodians, TAMPs, insurance companies, and others.

“I believe in putting people ahead of profits, obsessing over details, taking risks, working hard, and giving back.”