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The Road to 8%: How to Succeed At Building A Brand with Cody Askins (Ep. 54)



How do the top 8% build successful brands?

If you’re an entrepreneur and want your brand to evolve but struggle with standing out or securing long-term clients, then this episode is for you.

This week, Cody Askins, founder of The 8% Nation, joins Brad Swineheart to share what it takes for advisors and agents to succeed at scaling their company brand. Cody details his approach to referrals, hiring, coaching, and training to help insurance professionals succeed. 

Brad and Cody discuss: 

  • The value of tailoring your brand to a specific market
  • The truth about brand representation 
  • Ways building a brand tied to SEOs benefits your business marketing 
  • Cody’s ideal client base and the core training he and his team can provide to them
  • The importance of storytelling 
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

With over a decade of insurance sales knowledge, Cody Askins knows what it takes for agents to succeed in the insurance industry.

Cody started in the insurance industry when he was just 20 years old while attending school full-time and playing college basketball. He made a goal to make 6-figures during his first year, and in only eight months, Cody made over $117,000.

During his first year, Cody developed a system to set more appointments and get the most out of his leads. Now, it’s Cody’s mission to help agents build skills and learn the necessary mindset to achieve any goal that they’ve set for themselves.

Cody offers a variety of private and group coaching courses. As the creator of Telesales Mastery Members, the CA Sales System, and Success Society, he also creates custom Lead Generation Consulting.


How To Deal With Unsuccessful Seminars with Roy Snarr, CFF®, CLTC®, NSSA®, LACP™ (Ep. 52)



“In the very first workshop I did, I made zero money. There were just 20 people, and I received only one appointment.” — Roy Snarr, CEO of Snarr Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.

Despite spending thousands of dollars and countless hours, your seminar might not go as planned. So, how do you deal with such unsuccessful seminars?

In this episode, Brad Swineheart joins Roy Snarr, CFF®, CLTC®, NSSA®, LACP™, author, speaker, founder of Snarr Academy, and member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Together, they talk about how failed seminars can contribute to long-term success for advisors.

Roy discusses: 

  • How to gather an audience for less popular (and sometimes unattractive) seminar topics
  • The power of consistency in event marketing
  • Why November and December are great months to host seminars
  • How to skyrocket your post-seminar engagement through personalized videos
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

With over a decade of experience, Roy Snarr has helped thousands of people from coast to coast become educated on the most relevant retirement planning strategies. Roy has also made regular ongoing national/local television appearances on all major networks and is a nationally syndicated published author and contributor. 

His dedication and passion have enabled him to build a nationally recognized business and be a part of the most pristine association of financial professionals, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). 

In addition, Roy serves as a local board member for the Society of Financial Services Professionals (FSP). Roy’s current designations include CFF-Certified Financial Fiduciary® LACP-Life and Annuity Certified Professional and the NSSA (National Social Security Advisor).

Roy is also the founder of Snarr Academy, a revolutionary training and credibility platform designed to help agents, advisors, and agencies succeed in the Asset Protection and Long Term Care Space.


Being Your Own Boss with Curtis Cottle (Ep. 51)



Have you ever felt like a general 9-5 office job may not be for you? Wondering what it would be like to work for yourself and manage your own business defined by your rules and processes?

Then self-employment might be the direction for you. 

Although managing your own business may seem like a never-ending process of delegating, coaching, and managing, there are a number of benefits to this type of employment, including being your own boss. 

In this episode, local investment advisor representative and licensed insurance professional Curtis Cottle joins Brad Swineheart to explain how he kick-started his career in the retirement and financial services industry. Curtis also sheds light on the processes he has integrated into his business model as a first-time entrepreneur. 

Curtis discusses: 

  • How to know if self-employment is right for you
  • Ways he has been implementing education, marketing, workshops, and seminars within his business 
  • How the pandemic impacted the way he connected with clients and prospects 
  • What people don’t tell you about starting a business from the ground up
  • The power of coaching and how it can benefit your team and business
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Local investment advisor representative, and licensed insurance professional, Curtis Cottle, is highly achieved in business and finance. Many pre-retirees and retirees have been served and educated on how to potentially preserve their assets, increase their income and reduce their income taxes.

In 2011 Curtis qualified for the Top Producers Escape sponsored by Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc. Here, he was recognized for being in the top 5% of all producing agents. When he first qualified, he was the youngest ever to have achieved this degree of recognition. Curtis is also a featured local speaker helping retirees and pre-retirees with seminars focused on how to Optimize Your Social Security Benefits.


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Episode 21 – Focusing on The Problem, Not The Solution — with Guest Adam Cmejla, CFP®



Are you an advisor with an existing waiting list for new clients? If not, you’ll love this episode as Brad Swineheart and Adam Cmejla discuss tactics on how to achieve just that.

Don’t let your action be no action! By defining your niche market, you can pinpoint the types of problems you need to help solve, without wasting time on those you don’t.

In this episode, Brad Swineheart is joined by Adam Cmejla, CFP®, president of Integrated Planning and Wealth Management, LLC, as well the host of his own podcast, 20/20 Money. Adam shares an overview of his business success and provides information on how listeners can transform their mindset to provide more valuable content.

You will learn:

  • How to focus on actual problems rather than presenting a ‘cookie cutter solution’
  • How social media outlets can drive success when developing your niche
  • Why sharing expert information is not giving away your business’s ‘secret sauce’ 
  • The importance of alignment within your social media presence and strategy
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about how to execute on your business decisions and successfully measure your results to pivot effectively!

Resources: White Glove | Brad Swineheart | Adam Cmejla | 20/20 Money Podcast