19 Quotes That’ll Remind You why You Love Advising Others

1. To help others achieve the impossible!

Some clients that reach out advisors often need to learn basic investing concepts. They have big dreams they want to achieve and nary the resources with which to do it. But we love watching them learn and grow!

2. Advisors help others build a stress free retirement

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It’s true. A lot of business, entrepreneurship, and financial advice we provide to our clients is something we can apply to our lives in order to reach our personal and professional goals.

3. Remember, you lead by example!

Whether it means writing to-do lists, scratching conference calls from our schedule, or simply staying motivated after 2pm, success requires always going the extra mile.

4. Failure isn’t the end of the world

Despite our most diligent efforts, we will fail. Some advice we give our clients won’t always work, and watching them fail also shows us what we need to change. Still, every great effort began with a few failures!

5. We don’t stop working until we reach that goal!

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Our goal may be to grow a client’s investments, help them save some extra cash, or to chase after a dream of our own. As advisors, we have to remember the value of focusing on a goal.

6. We’re not exactly teachers, but we get to transfer some pretty important skills!

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Though we’re not exactly teachers, we do try to coach people into developing healthier financial or business habits. By passing our skills along, we help people live more stable and secure lives. That’s a reward in and of itself!

7. We get to decipher the start of a new dream!

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Sometimes the world of financial advising can be a bit of a minefield. The pressure to keep up with economic trends or financial matters can cause some people to get exhausted or just phone it in. But we have to remember that heart of many financial goals also has a human element.

8. Changing people’s habits teaching them to focus on what they can control.

Advising others also means helping them unlearn bad habits and teaching them to control matters of the present. Those are the only things that can help someone overcome the obstacles they face—one day at a time.

9. Success is gradual, and we know it

Whether it’s teaching people to save their change in a jar, or saving $200 per week, we as advisors know that small changes deliver big results. It’s rewarding to watch people cultivate the results of these gradual developments.

10. We love watching people refuse to settle

Some people who come to us don’t necessarily have large amounts of debt, they just want to live a life that’s worthy of their abilities. As advisors, we see them come out of their shells and live more exhilarating lives.

11. Advisors lift others up

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In today’s competitive world, we often forget that lifting others up is a key to our own accomplishments. In fact, the more we lift others up, the better we do as advisors!

12. We can’t give up

A big part of our job is perseverance. As advisors, we don’t just want people to set goals, we need them to keep going, and to want to make something of themselves. We have to be a bit stubborn in order to keep going sometimes, and that’s ok.

13. Nothing is better than watching people get through adversity!

We have to help people get over financial challenges that often spill over to people’s personal lives. Helping others get over these hurdles is rewarding work!

14. We get to practice and perfect humility

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We may not always be thanked for our work. After all, we advise people and then leave them to their own devices after a conversation. Regardless, our work has a powerful impact on individuals, and watching them thrive whether or not we get thanked is priceless!

15. Making others look great is its own reward

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This quote by Dharmesh Shah is a great reminder that advisors also had someone to coach them along. Every day is an opportunity to prove people believed in us for the right reasons.

16. Every step leads to a better place

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Not everyone who comes to us wants to get a new job, but the skills we can impart to people can certainly help them land a better one if they decide this is what they want. That’s motivation enough to keep going!

17. Understanding could just help someone’s bottom line

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The understanding we can have with clients can help both of us out. In our case, we have to dish out customized advice that’s tailored to our client’s goals and budget. Doing so successfully guarantees success for everyone involved!

18. Advising can provide hope

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Part of why people do so well when someone else is there to coach is that even naming goals and dreams is one step to their success. People need someone who believes in them in order to have any hope of achieving the things they work so hard for!

19. Advising others also means changing their patterns of self-talk

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Our extremely competitive culture makes it hard to people to believe in themselves sometimes. We can help people go from “I don’t know what I want!” to “Yes, I can do this!”

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