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ALL IN…the Million Dollar Agent & Advisor Way

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So I was emailing with a colleague the other day and it got me thinking about you! Yes…you.  (I do that a lot actually) With her permission, here’s what she wrote back to me after a short exchange about our business relationship: “Thanks for everything you do, Aprille. You said something yesterday that helped me […]

7 Success Factors of Million Dollar Round Table® Agents & Advisors: Do You Have Them?

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Ever wonder why the other gal (or guy) keeps hitting the Million Dollar mark to qualify for MDRT® but you don't? Does it ever make you think you just don't have the "IT" that they have? Sometimes wish you had the "magic formula" to qualify - especially since you're working your tail off just as [...]

Effective Meeting Checklist: 13 Things You MUST Do Before, During or After so You’re Not Wasting Time

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that U.S. businesses lose $37 Billion in unnecessary meetings every year. Yes, that’s with a “B”. A survey by Salary.com shows “too many meetings” is the #1 single biggest waste of time at work. Studies show that Managers attend more than 60 meetings per month and an estimated […]

6 Unusual Reasons to Reach Out for Client Retention

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CLIENT RETENTION. CLIENT RETENTION. CLIENT RETENTION. The topic on every financial services professional's mind. Always. Why? Because it makes good business sense to KEEP the clients you've already worked so hard to gain. 68% of clients say they leave you because they perceive you are indifferent to them. a Client Retention Strategy results in up [...]

Busting the “Balance” Myths Once & For All (Part II)

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A while back, I wrote about Busting the “Balance” Myths Once and For All and I talked about the importance of finding equilibirum instead of balance. After all, balance really and truly is a MYTH. That is, unless you’re talking about being a ballerina or an acrobat or a tightrope walker.  (which you probably feel […]

3 Stages of a Dying Business Owner

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Roughly 550,000 new businesses are started each month. According to the SBA, 1/3 of businesses fail within the first two years. In the first four years, the number of failing businesses increases to 56 percent. 62% of entrepreneurs in the US claim “innate drive” as the number one motivator in starting their business. But when […]

Are You Living the Sweet Life?

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When was the last time you sat down to take an honest, hard look at your life to see if you’re actually LIVING it – rather than DOING it? Have you ever just sat quietly and asked yourself things like: Am I honoring what matters most to me? Or am I simply doing what needs […]

Less Talk. More DO.

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Being a person of ACTION is what gives you the life you love – not someone who TALKS ABOUT how it will be “when” or “someday”.

When God is in the Room

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I had the joy and privilege of speaking to a room full of 300 of Toastmaster’s International Leaders at their annual Leadership Conference recently. At the same time, I had the chance to work on one of my own 5 C’s of Leadership – Courage. I’ve been coaching and speaking for years.  I’ve done the […]

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