Have you ever thought about making your greatest passion your career?
FEL3000ft has taken a loving passion of his and has turned it into a successful career that allows him to express himself and give back to his community in several ways.
After trying to jazz up the decor around his house, Brad Swineheart found his way to FEL3000ft, an original graffiti artist based out of Detroit who has been known for turning some magnificent buildings into pieces of art over the years.
This week, FEL3000ft unveils everything you need to know about his career path as a graffiti artist. He highlights how invigorating it is to love what you do every day, just like many of the advisors listening today.
Some of the projects he has worked on
Hip-hop as an inspiration for the theme of his projects
Outreach programs as a way of giving back to his community
Fel3000ft started doing graffiti/street art in 1982, as immersed himself in hip-hop culture. After many years of painting in Detroit, he realized the importance of his voice artistically and felt he could do something positive with that voice. He writes his thoughts and passion for the people and the communities next to the art pieces Fel300ft paints on the walls as a positive word. His need to fight for the things that he believes in, the community he lives in, and his friends, neighbors, and families are put at the forefront of all of his work.
When looking for a financial planner, it is important to find someone you trust. When handing over your finances to someone, it is extremely crucial that they are aligned with you, your goals and your long term investments.
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Jason Brotsky, managing partner of Strategic Partners Financial Group, a financial planning and wealth management firm that focuses on helping clients create their personal financial plans in accordance with their goals for now and in the future.
Why it is important to detail your communication expectations to your advisor
The importance of keeping a consistent client relationship
What you need to know if you are thinking of selling your business
Jason Brotsky is a licensed independent advisor and currently the managing partner of Strategic Partners Financial. Jason is responsible for ensuring that all clients of Strategic Partners Group receive a consistent, exceptional experience when working with their team. In recent years, Jason has led an initiative to proactively partner with experienced legacy advisors in their community to develop succession and continuity plans for the advisors and their clients.
As a financial advisor, marketing towards clients and prospects can be a tricky process.
But it shouldn’t be. Because you not only want to attract new clients but also impress the clients you already have, all while improving staff morale.
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Matthew Newman, chief strategy officer at Advisors Excel, a marketing and communications firm focused on improving clients’ marketing practices and giving them access to proven sales strategies and tested seminar tactics. They focus on giving clients proven processes they can integrate and adapt into their own business.
Why first meetings with new clients are the most important process in a business venture
The mindset you need to keep improving yourself and your business ethic
Staffing culture strategies, operational processes and how to track profitability
How you can turn a small purchase into a profitable flipping business
Matthew Neuman is a financial advisor and chief strategy officer at Advisors Excel, a marketing advisor program that offers businesses and entrepreneurs access to many proven campaign strategies that will help gain prospects and clients. Matthew is known for allowing his clients to pave their own way in the business world by presenting them with small tokens that can change the way they view business processes and attitudes. With two decades of experience partnering with financial professionals, he has coached over 700 of the nation’s elite offices. Matthew is a firm believer in constantly challenging yourself, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to try new hard things and making a difference with every move you make.
As a financial advisor, marketing and public relations may not be high on your list of must do.
But they should be. Because you not only want to attract new clients but also impress the clients you’ve already got.
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Marie Swift, president and chief executive officer of Impact Communications, a public relations and marketing communications firm focused on the financial services industry. You will learn ways to successfully stay in front of your clients and prospects using marketing and public relations.
Why advisors don’t spend enough time and money when it comes to marketing and PR
The strategy of read and feed in relation to marketing and education
What strategies are working in terms of marketing success
What an advisor could focus on from a digital perspective to showcase the human side of their business
Marie Swift is the president and CEO of Impact Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm serving a select group of independent financial advisors and allied institutions. Marie is known for bringing good ideas to financial advisors through her speeches, workshops, boot camps, webinars, podcasts, videos, and written works. A thought leader for thought leaders, she is known for bringing some of the industry’s best and brightest voices together for dialog and debate.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and as a financial advisor, it helps to develop the strongest retirement strategies for your clients.
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Joe Elsasser, CFP® founder and president at Covisum®, LLC. Joe shares his thoughts about crafting optimal decisions for Social Security benefits and taxes, and the conversion of assets to guarantee income.
Why Social Security is a big part of ongoing client education
How to plan for retirement with tax uncertainty
How advisors can calm unwarranted alarm from clients
Joe Elsasser CFP®, developed Social Security Timing® in 2010 because, as a practicing financial advisor, he couldn’t find a Social Security tool that would help his clients make the best decision about when to elect their benefits. Inspired by the success of Social Security Timing, Joe founded Covisum®, a financial tech company focused on creating a shared vision throughout the financial planning process.
Your emotions are what drive most of the decisions you make in your life. And the more dramatic the change, the stronger your emotions will be.
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Ross Marino CFP®, CPFA, CeFT®, founder of Transitus Wealth Partners, about some personal disruptions that led him to writing a book called “Shaping Change”. Ross and Brad also discuss how to manage your client relationships when your clients are in the midst of a life transition.
What led him to write the book called “Shaping Change”
How to address uncertainty in someone’s life and get them back into financial planning
The four stages of transition––and how he walks clients or prospects through each stage
Ross Marino:Do you remember any gifts from your 15th birthday? Ross Marino does. Ross received a copy of Money magazine, and it shaped his life. A subscription to Psychology Today soon followed. From an early age, he was fascinated with how people think and what they do with money. Ross grew up outside of Cleveland, OH, then headed to Stetson University in Florida, where he wrestled. His career as a financial advisor began in 1988, and he has been helping people ever since.
Some financial advisors quit their business because it can be a grind and feel like it is a constant punch in the face.
But, are you going to be someone who stands up and fights back?
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Erik Allen, host of “Top Rated MMA” and “The Erik Allen Show.” Erik shares how he overcame addiction, bankruptcy, and other challenges to turn his life around to become a successful entrepreneur.
His childhood living in a cold garage––and going down the path of destruction
The moment he decided to turn his whole life around
How to remain focused on your end goal
How surrounding himself with partners has helped change his life
Erik Allen is truly a man of integrity, work ethic, and an overcomer. Despite being raised in a broken home, battling addiction, being jailed at 18, and filing for bankruptcy at 21, Erik managed to turn everything around. He is now 16+ years sober, 16+ years married with two kids, an entrepreneur, a podcaster, and a speaker, who helps up-and-coming MMA and entrepreneurs get noticed online. Erik might have been dealt a rough hand, but with the help of his Heavenly Father and a humble heart, Erik is taking each day as it comes and making it count.
Are you still cold calling your prospects? What if you discovered a way to have them calling you…
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Seth Greene, bestselling author and co-host of The SharkPreneur Podcast. Seth shares his remarkable career journey from starting out with cold calling cold prospects to working with multi-million dollar accounts.
How he went from smiling and dialing cold calls to a hundred million dollar account
How his process has changed since he first started in the business
Next steps for his business to keep a lasting impression on his clients
Seth Greene: Seth Greene is the world’s #1 trusted authority on cutting edge direct response marketing, a best-selling author, the only 3x Marketer of The Year Nominee, co-host of The SharkPreneur Podcast, and the founder of Market Domination LLC.
Are you looking for advice about what’s working to grow your business from an advisor who has tried it all?
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Dean Thurman, co-founder of WhiteGlove and co-founder and senior partner of InvestWise Financial. Dean shares his expertise in building relationships through seminars and the tactics he has used to find significant growth for his business over the past several years.
The marketing, operations, and entrepreneurial strategies he tested on his pathway to growing his business
Three key tactics he implemented to embrace the hybrid working environment
His advice for seeing real business growth right away
Dean Thurman is the co-founder and senior partner for InvestWise Financial, LLC, he has dedicated himself to the financial industry for over 30 successful years, continuously enjoying every minute of his endeavor. Offering honest advice has helped him build his foundation on strong, long-standing relationships with all of his clients, giving them the safety and security they deserve. Many have said that ‘Dean excels at making complicated investment concepts easy to understand.’
Annuities seem to have a bad reputation, but many advisors and their clients don’t understand the potential benefits of annuities when they are correctly implemented in a holistic plan.
Is there a way to know that these tools have been correctly implemented within your client’s plan?
In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Dominic Cursio, senior vice president of business development at Agatha Global Tech, LLC. Dominic shares the unique software solution for his clients called Annuities Genius and how the software helps his clients understand the process of annuities.
The two areas of concern that the Annuities Genius software helps solve
The main challenges for new representatives selling annuities in the industry
Three things he recommends for new advisors to learn to best help their clients
Why annuities have such a bad reputation––and why organizations are falling behind their competitors in the industry
Dominic Cursio: Dominic Cursio is a 20-year insurance industry veteran, with the bulk of that time being spent focused on increasing annuity awareness with consumers, insurance agents, financial advisors, distributors, and insurance carriers. Dominic has served as the Vice President of Business Development for Agatha Global Tech, LLC, one of the leaders in the FinTech space, and creator of Annuities Genius. Dominic is a family driven individual, spending time with his two children and volunteering as a coach and community supporter.