This Is Why Most CFP®-ers Are Terrible Helpers

You’re smart, motivated, and hard working. So you figure you have everything it takes to help people. Right?

Well, not quite.

To explain why, let’s do a little quiz. Let’s see how you do:

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world
  2. Name the last five winners of the Miss Universe contest
  3. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize
  4. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actresses

The point: These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. Still, none of us remember these statistics. Why? Because the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:

  1. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time
  2. Name three people who have taught you something worthwhile
  3. Think of three people who have made you feel appreciated and special
  4. Think of three people you enjoy spending time with

Much easier, right?

Here’s the lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards. They are the ones who care.

So, let me ask you this:

“Do you care about your clients?”

You answered this question with “yes”, didn’t you?

So, if you care about your clients, how do you think you can help your clients most?

If you’re like most planners, you’ll say something like: “I help my clients most by making sure they are reaching their financial goals”.

The only problem?

You aren’t sure if that’s what your clients really care about.

Because while many expert planners preach the virtues of “goal-based-planning”, almost nobody tells you that 97% of your customers don’t even have financial goals.

As a result, many well-intentioned planners believe they are helping their clients by spending their precious time and money on what they think their clients care about.

In reality?

They fail miserably.

Why Most Financial Planners Are Terrible Helpers

First some good news: it’s not your fault.

Let me explain by telling you a little story about the human mind (and why you believe you are helping your clients)

Because conventional wisdom says that our brain has two independent systems at work at all times. Plato said that in our heads we have a rational charioteer who has to rein in an unruly horse that “barely yields to horsewhip and goad combined.”

Freud wrote about the selfish id and the conscientious superego. More recently, behavioral economists dubbed the two systems the Planner and the Doer.

And I, Ronald Sier, financial planner (and not even an amateur-psychologist), likes to call it left- and right brain. The left-brain is the rational, reflective, conscious side. It’s the part that deliberates and analyzes and looks into the future. While the right-brain is instinctive and emotional, always looking for instant gratification.

However, the best analogy that captures our left-and right-brain is laid out in Dan and Chip Heath’s bestseller Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard:

“Imagine an Elephant. And on top of the Elephant sits a Rider. The Rider and the Elephant are like the human mind. Our rational left-brain is the Rider and our emotional right-brain is the Elephant. Perched atop the Elephant, the Rider holds the reins and seems to be the leader.

However, the Rider’s control is precarious because the Rider is so small relative to the Elephant. Anytime the six-ton Elephant and the Rider disagree about which direction to go, the Rider is going to lose. He’s completely overmatched.

Most of us are all too familiar in which our own Elephants overpower our Rider. You have experienced it if you’ve ever slept in, overeaten, dialed up your ex at midnight, procrastinated, tried to quit smoking and failed, or skipped the gym.

You also experienced it with your clients. You’ve experienced it when they didn’t follow up on your advice, procrastinated, wanted to buy stocks when prices are high, not saving for retirement and so on.

In those situations, it’s the weakness of the Elephant that overpowers the Rider. It’s the emotional and instinctive side that takes control and ignores the Rider.”


Still, financial planners like to think, that when it comes to helping people, our job is to analyze, to plan for the future, to be rational. In other words, we believe our job is to appeal to people’s Rider.

And then we leave it at that (which is terrible for truly helping people).

But what about the Elephant?

Because the truth is that the Rider simply can’t keep the Elephant on the road long enough to reach the destination.

In other words: the financial planner simply can’t keep his client engaged long enough to help reach their financial goals. Because the Elephant’s hunger for instant gratification outweighs the Rider’s strength, which is the ability to think long-term, to plan, to analyze.

But here’s a surprise: although the Elephant’s hunger for instant gratification is a problem, the Elephant also has enormous strengths.

The Elephant isn’t always the bad guy. Emotion is the Elephant’s turf – love and compassion. Sympathy and loyalty. That fierce instinct you have to protect your kids against harm – that’s the Elephant.

While the Rider tends to overanalyze and overthink things, it’s the Elephant who gets things done. If you want to help people to make progress toward their financial goals, it requires the energy and drive of the Elephant. While you help your client’s Rider by giving them planning and direction, you also need to engage their Elephant to provide the energy.

If you really want to help people, you’ve got to appeal to the Rider AND the Elephant

when you reach your client’s Rider but not the Elephant, your clients will have understanding without motivation, compassion or emotion. If you reach their Elephants but not their Riders, they’ll have passion without direction.

And while you are very good at engaging with your client’s Rider, most planners still need to use their right-brain to engage with their client’s Elephant.

How to Motivate the Elephant


In the 1980s, a major study of corporate change efforts found that financial goals inspired successful change less effectively than more emotional goals did. One manager at a glass company suggested, “it’s hard to get excited about 15% return on equity”.

Yet, many financial planners believe that people are motivated by helping them to reach their financial goals. In looking for a goal that reaches the Elephant – that hits your clients in the gut – you can’t bank on financial goals.

It’s like climbing Mount Everest. Most mountain climbers’ goal is to reach the top. But what really satisfies them is the enjoyment and the challenge.

That’s why you need to remember this:

Financial goals presume the emotion; they don’t generate it

And I hear you think: “What does?”

In “The Heart of Change” John Kotter and Dan Cohen say that most people think change happens in this order: ANALYZE – THINK – CHANGE. And I believe most financial planners think it works this way too.

Financial planners analyze –  your clients think  – and then they change.

And this works pretty well when parameters are known, and the future is not fuzzy.

But most of our clients’ situations don’t look like that, especially not with entrepreneurs. In most of their situations, their future is quite fuzzy.

And because of that uncertainty, the Elephant is reluctant to move, and analytical arguments will not overcome that reluctance. (If someone is unsure about whether to marry her significant other, you’re not going to tip her by talking up tax advantages and rent savings).

Kotter and Cohen observed that, to motivate people, the sequence is not ANALYZE – THINK – CHANGE, but rather SEE – FEEL – CHANGE.

You have to present your clients with some evidence that makes them feel something. It might be a disturbing look at the problem or a hopeful glimpse of the solution. It has to be something that hits them at the emotional level. And It has to be something that speaks to the Elephant.

But which feeling?

Here’s the answer: A positive feeling.

Something like hope, happiness, enthusiasm, pride, love, joy.

Why? Because it turns out that – while negative emotions tend to have a “narrowing” effect on our thoughts, positive emotions are designed to broaden and build people’s repertoire of thoughts and actions. Joy, for example, makes people want to play. Play doesn’t have a script, it broadens the kinds of things we consider doing. And because joy encourages us to play, we are building resources and skills.

In other words, people will be open to new ideas.

Think about it. The positive emotion of pride, for example, experienced when we achieve a personal goal, broadens the kinds of tasks we contemplate for the future, encouraging us to pursue even bigger goals.

So, why don’t you start motivating your clients to reach their financial goals?

Wouldn’t that be the ultimate satisfaction as a helpful financial planner?

There are several options. You might want to experiment by asking different kinds of questions to each and every client. But that can take a lot of time to figure out.

But if you want to use a proven worksheet that – regardless of the type of clients your serve – works to motivate them to reach their goals and to follow up on your advice, I have something for you. And it’s FREE.

If you truly want to help your clients, the only thing you have to do is to answer the following question:

What motivates YOU to be a financial planner?

Please, answer this question by leaving your comment – here below – and you’ll receive a free PDF with The Cheat Sheet to Motivate People to Follow Up on Your Advice Right Now.

Thank you for your comment.

Let’s make financial planning matter.

Ronald Sier


Leave a Reply 137 comments

Kimberley Holcomb Reply

I am motivated to be a financial planner so that my clients’ financial concerns are not a roadblock to their ability to find meaningfulness in life and to positively influence their communities.

Rick Salmeron Reply

Financial plans without the complexity still remain strong.

Robert Martinelli Reply

My parents had a CPA, Estate Planning Attorney, and a Stock Broker. Upon the second passing in 2000, between the market correction and taxes, combined with little to no advice, out of a $1.8MM life savings, my brother and I netted $57,000 each.

On that day, I made a promise that I would never let that happen to any of my clients.

James Reply

What motivates me is seeing the smile on my clients’ faces. That peace of mind knowing that their finances are taken care of.

B. Müller Reply

I help people to find answers for financial questions, wich are complex.

Victoria Nabarro Reply

To help the people I work with lead the lives they want!

Manu Reply

Peace of mind and a sense that their financial resources are helping them live their best lives are the two things I strive to convey to clients.

Dean Phillips Reply

I like how you said that the ones who make a difference in your life are the ones who show they care. My brother has been wanting to save up money to get married. It may be beneficial for him to hire a financial planner.

praveen p Reply

Financial Planning not only enables me to create ‘wealth’ for my clients, but more importantly create ‘wellbeing’ for them.

Mark Reply

To add value to people’s lives

C Reply

Alleviate stress and increase excitement

Felipe Reply

I want to help people to seek independence so that they can could do whatever they wanted – which could also include becoming wealthier.

Eugen Reply

Passionate about helping others.

Andrew McKinlay Reply

The shared enjoyment of success with your clients.

Weixiang Reply

I want to help people make correct and informed financial decisions

Kathy Waite Reply

Listening to people fully, properly. In life how many people ask you how you are in a day? Its just polite they don’t really want an answer. I am the one who really wants to know so we can figure out how to help in good and bad times

Christina Stephenson Reply

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Peace of mind and a sense that their financial resources are helping them live their best lives are the two things I strive to convey to clients.

Tanya Reply

Enabling families to continue their lives with as little financial interruption as possible during times of emotional turmoil due to loss or significant change.

Debbie Hudson Reply

Passion motivates me, I love what I do and there is nothing better than the feeling that you have helped make a difference in a clients life no matter how big or small

Brian Koch Reply

To help[ people make smart decisions about their money.

Hannah Reply

To change the way insurance is managed

Robyn Reply

To help people create a happy, peaceful, secure life where they get to do the things that matter most to them.

Michael Smith Reply

I love discovering little known strategies that help client achieve financial freedom. I

Jeremy Pooley Reply

To help clients make smart decisions around their money.

Jens Reply

“a friend is someone, who knows the melody of your heart and who plays it to you if you have forgotten about it”
Clients know from the very first second, if you are open minded and clear like water in doing your job as a cfp.
because: it’s not about the nail! (

Meghashyam Sinkar Reply

To help them to find out what is most important to them / closest to their heart and then complete that journey with them

Will Reply

I want to help my clients enjoy their life. Not to worry about the future.

Richard Truitt Reply

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Just trying to help

Wilson Tham Reply

I want to make sure that the people around me are much better off as they navigate through their journey called life. This is a career that if we were to do it properly, we can directly impacted countless people because of the work that we do.

Mike Reply

I feel great satisfaction and pride in inspiring others to get the most out of life with the money they have and celebrating each achievement with them, however small!

Glenn Brophy Reply

To gain my clients trust and let them see how making a difference can help them enjoy a better life

Dan Culbert Reply

I work for the betterment of others. As choice and perspective are individualistic meaning there is no perfect so assisting people to visualize the future on their own terms is my goal.

Joan Birdsell Reply

Financial paperwork and institutions seem to make most people’s head pop off. I really enjoy explaining hat most view as difficult and confusing so clients feel like they can understand and make good decisions for themselves.

Daniel Reply

To help people find the path to using the money they work hard for to have a great lifestyle now AND in the long term.

Kim Klein Reply

I want to help couples stress, worry and fight less about their finances

Dan Reply

I want to be an important and valued counselor in people’s live.

Helen Reply

TO be a clients’ companion and guide on their life journey

nishaan Reply

To help clients understand the importance of financial planning .

Marius Reply

When you recieve that 9 o clock call about the death of your client and you are the conerstone in a very dark time. The feeling you get when you see that you have served your client in this time.

Kovendra Reply

Knowing I am guiding, support and cheering my client to greater heights in his personal and business lives

NickFarmer Reply

I want to help build my clients wealth and allow them to live the life they work so hard for

Glenn Reply

To help clients see their dreams fulfilled by giving them objective advises.

Martin Reply

Obviously yes!

Craig Reply

helping clients allows me relative freedom and flexability

J Reply

To help people slay their financial fire-breathing dragon fears, and find a real deep-breath kind of peace about their finances – finally put those back-of-the-head voices to rest, so they can sleep well at night and focus on the things that truly give their lives purpose.

Ashley Reply

Make a difference in people\’s lives!

Jim Reply

To be a guide for our clients. To help motivate and protect them. To allow them to use our collective knowledge for their benefit and help reduce the behavioral mistakes they are prone to making.

Mark Reply

To be a trusted adviser and helping clients feel secure and peace about their money – to create a better life.

Stephanie Lauritsen Reply

My motivation is to provide financial education and understanding to my clients, then help them work towards making their financial and retirement goals a reality.

Jamie Reply

My motivation is to help my clients understand that they have a financial future, how to take steps to achieve their financial futures and to actively know where we are working to get them.

Paul Reply

Hi Ronald, my motivation is to challenge people to see the real value of their money. Why do they have their financial goals, in stead of what are their financial goals.

Ryan Reply

To help people achieve their dreams.

Tracey Reply

What motivates me to be a financial planner? I\’m currently a bank teller (customer service rep), and I care for every adult and child that comes into our bank. I know that they all have needs, wishes, hopes, and dreams in their lives. I want them to share with me, so that I can help them take steps to fulfill what is meaningful and needed. I am a teacher, and a bit of a councillor…and now I realize that financial wealth is holistic (right brain & left brain.) I start my financial services rep training next week. Hooray!

Martin Reply

For me it\’s joy from possibility to be with interesting people and hepling them to be rich.

Trey Reply

To make a positive impact on people\’s lives.

Marty Reply

I am motivated to be a financial planner because I feel like I am in a position to feel confident and competent in my level of knowledge. It is a position where I can feel immediate self-value when I can reduces another person’s pain and discomfort. I know that sounds a little self-serving but I do like the feeling of helping others.

Alan Reply

To help people achieve more and live better

Dick Havican, CFP Reply

Helping clients achieve everything that is important to them, financial and emotional.

Cern Basher Reply

Helping our clients live their ideal life by ensuring they have the necessary financial resources.

Jane Reply

Helping people attain their goals and avoid being their own worst enemy.

Scott Reply

To change lives!

Scott Reply

My mission is to help clients achieve wealth beyond possessions.

Chris Reply

To help clients navigate their financial lives and fulfill their goals. And especially helping them in their greatest hour of need, that is the most fulfilling.
Great article. Thanks!

Derek Reply

Early in my career I was motivated by some ego and perhaps even a little greed. But as the years have passed, things have changed and experience has mounted, I like to think I have evolved into something much more benevolent to clients and prospects, alike. I believe most planners have an altruistic gene that prompts them to do what they do – namely to help others. We all want to see our clients have success – both in terms of wealth and life events such as marriages, children, grandchildren, etc. But in today\’s rapidly changing world with its social media, 24/7 infotainment, regulatory changes and uncertainties, etc. I see my motivation as more of a sheepdog. Essentially, I am trying my best to protect my clients from the perils that can lay before them. Some of those perils are self-imposed like poor spending habits, lack of financial discipline or unrealistic market fears. But, honestly I\’m talking more about protecting them from the worst peril of all – unqualified financial advisors. You know the ones…the outstanding salesmen with limited knowledge or qualifications that will prey upon unsuspecting clients\’ emotional side (the elephant) simply for their own immediate financial gain. To continue with your analogy – the hunter who is simply looking to score the ivory tusks and leave the rest of elephant to rot. My motivation is to keep the elephant safe from those who would do him harm.

Andy Reply

Because helping people achieve success is immensely gratifying!

David Reply

Thank you for the article. A good read indeed.

As for your question: I have always wanted to help people and this is a way of protecting individuals / their family in times of strife.

Christina Stephenson Reply

What motivates me is the opportunity to provide my clients options because I believe options lead to financial security and freedom.

David Reply

Being at the centre of people\’s lives, helping them make the best decisions for them, not just financial ones either and giving them the confidence to follow through with it is an honour and privilege. Having them truly appreciate it is one of the best \’dividends\’ you can ever be paid.

Kenneth Fox Reply

I\’m still fine tuning what motivates me. I know that most things in life are connected to money, generally people don\’t have a handle on their money, so it prevents them from forming or reaching goals and living out their values. I love to get people thinking about their life and what they want it to be like and help form a path for them to move that direction.

Robert Wander Reply

two things: One is to provide for my own family\’s needs; secondly, to reduce the amount of time that clients worry about money so they can enjoy their lives

Amy Reply

Very interesting!

Greg Reply

What motivates me is help my clients to realise what can and can\’t be achieved with their money and to empower them to make the most of their lives (& those closest to them) and ideally live on purpose.

Michael Hancock Reply

I\’m motivated to help people achieve what they thought wasn\’t possible.

Jason Reply

I believe we have all been placed on this earth to impact people\’s lives, and I love the fact that financial planning is a route for me to do such a thing. It leaves me such great satisfaction when I can do what you described in this article!

Elisa Reply

By providing my services so that my clients feel safe and cared for, I feel that I am making a real positive, and meaningful difference in their lives, which is truly rewarding.

Kerry Reply

I am motivated by my clients\’ emotional responses to the work I do. Yes, I want to see every one of them have the financial freedom to choose what they want in life. But I am fundamentally motivated by their responses to me and my work, like asking what they would do without me when we navigate through a problem, or showing their joy when they realize that they really CAN retire early or stop working so hard next year. It\’s their joy, gratitude, empowerment, excitement and confidence that gets me up every morning.

Cleve Reply

To help people find clarity and peace about the role of money in their lives, and helping them develop their plan to achieve their dreams.

Thanks for a great article.

Eric Reply

I’m motivated by a desire to help people. I’m a planner because I want to be able to provide my clients with holistic advice that allows them to feel more positive about their future and not have to worry about running out of money.

Marin Reply

Being the person that helps others identify, create and maintain a better life for themselves and the people they care about the most.

Anton Reply

To help people improve their life and let them focus on what is important to them by helping them manage their finances.

Matthew Daniells Reply

To relieve the financial stress in people\’s lives and provide them with alternative pathways to achieving their financial goals. I believe our profession allows us to contribute to society by improving the financial literacy and well-being of our clients and empowers them to live more accomplished lives. MD

Rod magill Reply

I have one mouth and two ears I use them in that proportion I listen twice as much as i speak

Andrew Reply

To not only put a solid, sound financial plan together for clients but help those clients stick with the plan. As Warren Buffett noted once, it\’s sticking with the plan that most clients have difficulty with.

Karen Kavanagh Reply

To help people and their families identify dreams and then work with them financially, ticking them off along the way.

Rebecca Reply

What motivates me everyday as a financial planner is the zeal to help my clients become financially secure through directing them to the path that can make them achieve that security . Naturally people become happier and more motivated when the future can be predicted rather than following it blindly with no clear cut goals to achieve.

Phillip N. Alexander Reply

Western government needs financial planning to work, otherwise governments will go broke i.e. Greece. The opportunity is huge those who are effective communicators. Ultimately it is about making the world a better place for the masses.

Joseph Reply

The challenge to help each client, with their varying views and goals, rediscover what and who is important to them. Then to see them take steps to protect themselves and these individuals so that they can spend the majority of their time and energy on things other than finance.

Sukanya Rao Reply

To facilitate women and families to become financially self-reliant and have a carefree and contented life

Muslim Mohamad Reply

Since financial literacy is extremely low amongst general public, it would be satisfying to see friends and clients to enjoy life than facing financial misery.

Ben Smythe Reply

My motivation is help clients better engage with their financial life to make better decisions in their personal life

Reine Reply

When people say, you make is sound so simple, I finally understand.

Mike Leffler Reply

To bring to people a better way to invest.

Thomas Reply

Ronald – as always a very good article. I read the book \”Switch…\” by myself and it is great.

My Motivation?`To help people through the fog ,generated by the financial industry, to get a clear vision of ther needs.


ryan Reply

Money? ha-ha…

I like good people and not everyone I meet I feel is good. I end up not taking as clients many people I see. I pick and choose who is best for me, and who is best for me, I am best for them. We pick each other. I like the process of ferreting out those genuine sincere people and building a relationship.

Duncan Cook Reply

A genuine desire to help people live life on their terms.

james Reply

To see excitement and confidence in clients faces where there used to be confusion, fear, and uncertainty.

Mark Reply

Hi Ronald
What motivates me? To provide clients with clarity of mind, empower them to walk their walk and live without worry and fear.

Andrew Ramsay Reply

I enjoy financial matters and get personal satisfaction and financial reward from helping people clarify their issues and lifestyle goals (the dream) and then take some actions to have a good shot at achieving the dream.

Warren Reply

To walk with my clients & guide them on their financial life needs.

Graham Reply

I never wanted to be a financial planner, my first love is food, preparing, cooking and sharing it with friends and family.
when I look at my Financial planning business, I find the same motivation is overlaid on the way I deal with clients. its all about sharing and growing with my clients (many of whom have become friends)
My life in this business started as a traditional Life Insurance agent 32 years ago, times have changed, BT delivering a life altering cheque to a bereaved family reminds me how important my role actually is

David Reply

To help people have their money work for them rather than working for their money – which provides the emotional empowerment to focus on living their real values.

Vikki Reply

i\’m a new financial planner and was moved by Nicholas\’s video
i knew i wanted to help people but this has changed my outlook completely. Thanks

Monica Reply

I am a financial planner because I know that when you\’re set up well financially, you feel more free, more powerful, more positive and more able to live a life filled with joy. You have less worry and more peace. I want my clients to feel that way, too.

Tanith Reply

I\’m motivated by a desire to help people. I like finding out what makes a person tick and then establishing how we can help them to make their lives better; be it health worries, work worries, looking after their families, saving for the future or how to make their savings last. It\’s a great job 🙂

Jayna Shah Reply

I became a Financial Planner in order to help people in their journey of life. To help rearrange their finances to enable them to get them where they want to be.

Mike Davis Reply

The saying goes, \”The purpose of life is a life with purpose.\” Contributing to families, through giving them the support and guidance they need on the issues that matter to them, achieves the goal every financial planner should have.

Anil Gaur Reply

I want to be seen as a catalyst for change thus commanding respect.

Chris Reply

George Kinder calls it \’lighting the torch\’, creating an emotional vision of the future our clients are motivated to live into, to live a fulfilled life. By becoming so motivated the inevitable obstacles are easier to deal with. The financial plans become a tool to achieve the vision.

Andreas Reply

To learn how different people make progress in different ways – financially and personally

Josh Reply

Witnessing change in my client\’s lifestyles!

Annalisa Reply

The joy of influencing peoples life\’s in a positive way.

Alex Reply

To meet and help people with actual issues – work with them and not in the confines of a corporate structure.

Howard Sharman Reply

My main motivator using the Motivational Maps analysis is \”Searcher\” (see for further explanation). I want to see my work as important and significant, to make a difference and I believe the role of a Financial Planner does exactly that.

Wil Huizinga Reply

Helping people to choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make them more pleasant.

Jarrod Reply

My goal as a financial planner is to assist clients to end up in a better financial position than they otherwise would have been – through education and strategies to protect and grow wealth.

Gavin Latz Reply

Hi Ron, great article. What motivates me? Like one of the answers above from Nicholas (wow amazing video wow), you can hear this on my video on the front page of my website. In a sentence – to lighten the load for my clients.

Justin Reply

To allow clients to live without worry and fear. In essence, with confidence that all that matters to them is attainable.

frank magwegwe Reply

I am a financial planner because I want to improve the everyday lives of people through my practice of financial planning

Kim Reply

This may sound a bit selfish, but I love the \”buzz\” I get when one of my clients achieves their goals, or \”just gets it\” when discovering how financial planning can help reduce their worry, push them to achieve, etc.

Lowell Reply

I\’m a planner because I want to be able to provide my clients with planning advice that allows them to feel secure with their future so that they can concentrate on the things that are truly important to them.

Serena Reply

Assisting people to have peace of mind over their financial circumstances. Getting clients to the point where they truly believe they have the right to achieve what they want.

Rob Reply

Mine is simple.
I do it to take away my clients worries. (I am a risk advisor predominantly). I take away worries about how their families will survive financially, or how they will afford medical treatment, or indeed how the mortgage gets paid.

luthor Reply

I\’m a financial adviser and everything I do is to help people protect and provide for those they love. That\’s why they call me the \’protect and provide guy\’ and that\’s why I only work with people who have that as their key goal.

Chris Reply

Seeing the impact both of poor and great advice and how it can change a clients confidence financially in this world.

Paul Carrick Reply

To make a difference and help people believe more in themselves and their abilities , then use discussions around our financial and advisory solutions to help them be better sorted, emotionally and financially,
their a few things more rewarding than seeing a persons physiology change and notice how they are feeling and having improved strength and self belief as a result of what they thought was going to be a meeting with some insurance adviser that only wants to sell them something they dont want.

James Eastman Reply

I am motivated to improve peoples lives. We seek to remove the burden of family wealth management for successful families by helping them manage the complexity of managing family wealth in today\’s increasingly complex world.

In this, we hope to improve the quality of financial products and services they receive while significantly reducing the amount of time and money they spend managing family wealth so they can spend more time growing or managing their business or enjoying their success.

    Ronald Sier Reply

    WOW, thank you James.

Taiya Reply

What motivates me is the belief that I am improving my and my client\’s life, my community and the world by helping them use their financial resources to fund what matters to them most.

    Ronald Sier Reply

    Love your comment Taiya.

Brian Reply

Being the person that helps others identify, create and maintain a better life for themselves and the people they care about the most.

Nicholas Reply

Please watch the video on the front of my website. It last for about three minutes and explains why I am a financial planner.

Daryl Standish Reply

Certainly the motivating factor on being a financial planner is to help people realize their financial goals. But to really understand what resonates with your clients is the challenge. Asking those personal questions and truly listening to the answer will set you apart from the competition. Never predetermine what someone finds important as the higher net worth people will always surprise you on what is important to them. (and it is rarely about just the money)

    Ronald Sier Reply

    Nail on the head Daryl.

mark Reply

To better myself by helping clients to better themselves (& their associated financial well-being).

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