In response to “Distracted advisor tip: Empty your mind in 7 steps
There are sayings I keep in mind during my work day. “Do first things first, second things not at all.” This makes sure I don’t put off urgent business, regardless. “To succeed, double your failure rate,” (Thomas Watson, IBM). “If failure wasn’t an option, we’d be sitting in the dark.” (Referring to Thomas Edison).
– MJ McDonnell

In response to “Advisor marketing tip: Spring clean your website”
Great points and good tie-in with “spring cleaning.” Regarding copyright info … I am not a lawyer, but don’t advisors want to have the date range for their copyrighted information (e.g., (C) 2008-2011)?
– Mike Byrnes, President Byrnes Consulting, LLC

In response to “New Ohio Medicare Advantage plan skips the agent
It will be interesting to find out how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid rate this company in the future. Unless this company hires numerous additional employees, with all the cost that accompanies that action, the customer service will be lacking. I know that when my client has a question, they call me. I then obtain the answer to that question. If I am not the agent of record, obviously I won’t be able to help them. All I have to say to individuals who enroll in this company is GOOD LUCK.
– Ellen

In response to “5 reasons why your advisor business needs to change with the times
I agreed 100 percent. I’ve heard the argument over and over that retirees don’t use the Internet … but more and more are joining Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms on a daily basis. There is no doubt that an advisor’s website (or lack of one) is their first impression. Thanks for reading!
– Brad Johnson

In response to “Do it now: Beating procrastination
This article sounds like it was taken right from W. Clement Stone, founder of Combined Insurance, and author of many motivational books. One of his phrases is: “How do you overcome
laziness? Use the self-motivator: DO IT NOW!” Great article!
– Keith Reich