San Diego-based advisor Bill Smith has written a book I’d recommend for producers wanting more success and balance to his or her life and profession. “The Happy Advisor” is chock full of inspirational as well as practical information.
One chapter I found interesting is on cultivating last respecting. The following are three of Smith’s ideas on putting respect in perspective.
1. Show respect to others. One father’s advice to his daughter when dating was to evaluate a prospective boyfriend not by how he treated her but how he treated waiters. I’ll bet you know assistants who are giving their advisors half-hearted support because the advisors continually treat them with disrespect. Whether you explain it through religious values, karma or the golden rule, there is much to be gained by making it a personal policy to respect others.