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Focus on the goals not the how

A big part of my job is building Financial Plans for clients. It surprises me how many people find it hard to think about their long-term future. Possibly because they’re busy but also they’ve probably not been asked this before!

It can be tricky to think of genuine motivational goals – for example ‘I want a level of financial independence by my mid 50s that means I can semi-retire’ – if you can’t work out how this could be achieved.

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What does ‘good’ look like?

That’s the challenge for those seeking advice. If you’re a potential client, how do you differentiate between ‘mediocre’ and ‘good’ or ‘really good’?

I’ve been reflecting on this and realise that my focus always comes back to individuals, not firms. As a financial planner, I’ve collaborated with many professionals over the years and they do seem to fall into one of two camps.

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Got a desert island dashboard?

Living under lockdown means that business owners can’t just drop by a colleague to get a progress check on something. Yes we have phones and Zoom, but working remotely doesn’t deliver the feeling of connection that face-to-face provides.

So what are the key pieces of information we need when everyone is separated? As a business owner, I think the ‘Desert Island Approach’ is a good start point. Imagine you’ve been forced to live on an island for six months. You’ll receive just one update a week from the team running your firm – restricted to five items of information.

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