“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” — Bruce Lee
How focused are your personal efforts within your financial practice?
Take a moment to figure out what you want:
- Is it a higher number of high quality clients?
- Or more time for yourself?
- What about longer-lasting client relationships?
Regardless of which combination of the above you want, it all takes work. Everything comes down to a series of the right tasks.
And here’s the newsflash: there are many tasks you should not be doing yourself.
The DIY Advisor
It’s hard to keep from being a do-it-yourself advisor. No one else understands your business quite like you do, and it’s scary to think that they may not do it as well either.
This belief will hold you back and weaken your focus.
You know the phrase “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”? This is the mantra of the micro-manager.
Sadly, it’s also the implicit epitaph of the overworked, overwhelmed, and burnt out financial advisor.
Doing everything yourself will hobble your attempts at creating the financial practice you dream of.
Let’s adapt the lessons from the Bruce Lee quote above for our own purposes:
Rather than flail wildly at the 10,000 different tasks needed to run and grow your practice, focus on the smallest number of high value tasks where you perform and earn at optimal levels. Automate and delegate everything else.
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You don’t have to exhaust your effectiveness by trying to do it all yourself.
The important thing is to start.
Start moving in the right direction, away from putting out day-to-day fires and towards working on your business.
You may notice that you’ve been thinking about this for quite some time. It’s human nature.
To address this, I’ll refer you to Bruce Lee again: “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”