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RLS Wealth Is Growing

You might recall a blog post where I described slowing down the growth of RLS Wealth, and taking on just a few new clients a year in order to spend time helping other financial advisors through The AGC™and through individual consulting—helping advisors develop their content marketing strategy, tell their story, and ultimately build their company and personal brand to grow…

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All The Emotions

I’m saddened to be writing another non-finance blog. It was not that long ago I wrote about Ahmaud Arbery’s murder and now we have cities across the country burning after George Floyd’s. I’ve written two other “posts” for today that I have decided to keep to myself—they were much longer and shared my thoughts and feelings. They were therapeutic to write—to…

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The Great Reset

A couple of weeks ago in my newsletter for financial advisors I wrote about our current situation being “The Great Reset”—I know I’m not the first person to use this phrase, although I don’t remember seeing it anywhere before it hit me. In the newsletter I explained how this slow down in life, despite the inconvenience and frustration it might…

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#RunWithMaud

Yesterday, Wednesday, May 6th 2020, the video of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery auto-played on my Twitter feed, and I have not been able to get it off my mind. If you have not seen it, I don’t encourage you to seek it out–all you need to know is you can see Ahmaud fight for his life, try to run…

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The Importance Of Mentors (From The Advisor Of Tomorrow)

This morning I wrote a post over on The Advisor Of Tomorrow about the importance of mentors for financial advisors; the reality is, good mentors are important for everyone. We often associate mentors with our professional lives but we can all use mentors in our personal lives as well–parenting, marriage, spirituality, fitness, etc. As I shared the post with my mentors,…

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The Second Best Time To Plant A Tree…

You know that old saying, “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”? Well, the same can be said for preventing/containing the coronavirus. Hindsight is still undefeated and we should have moved sooner to combat the spread of the virus, but just like planting a tree, we can’t go back in time…

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The Gift Of Time

As I have been rearranging my calendar to move in-person meetings to Zoom and phone calls, I’ve realized that the response to the coronavirus is giving us all a gift—the gift of time. How many times have you told yourself you’d do something if you just had more time? Get to the gym more. Make healthier meals. Spend more time…

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Life Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

This year we started a new New Year’s Day tradition…watching The Pursuit Of Happyness. I don’t remember how the idea came to me—I can’t remember if I saw it flipping through YouTube TV or if it just popped in my head, but I found it on Netflix and put it on as I made breakfast for everyone. To my surprise,…

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A Month Off Social Media

Today marks my first day back on social media since the end of October; inspired by my friend Dasarte Yarnway’s 40 days fast, I decided to give up Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for a month. Haters are going to say that I didn’t have a true social media fast because I still posted throughout the month—and I get that. But…

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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year where we reflect on the people and things we are most thankful for; we should all follow Tyrone Ross’ lead and practice more gratitude and not wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful. I try to let those I love and care about know how much I appreciate them, but I can always do better.…

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