Don’t Be Afraid to Try Things

Today we are joined by Chad Smith, CFP®, a financial planner and part owner of Financial Symmetry. Chad shares his career journey of starting as an intern and now part owner of his company. He’s been with the same company that full time and shares what has made him successful. He is also a fellow podcaster, so be sure to check him out.

Once again, if you passed your CFP® exam this past week, we want to celebrate with you! Send me an email at with your address and we have something to send you.

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“If you have the abundance mentality and share about your processes… who knows how many people are going to be helped by that? We know there’s shortage of planners anyway.”

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Cheryl R. Holland, CFP®

In on the Ground Floor

Dan MauckDan Mauck is a Senior Financial Advisor and Director of Operations at Clintsman Financial Planning. Dan shares with us how working at Arthur Anderson early in his career helped shape him as a financial planner and gaining a much larger perspective than he had beforehand. When Dan moved from the big accounting firms to an RIA, he was the first hire and has helped the firm grow to 10 employees. Dan also shares some of his best career advice for planners who are looking to excel.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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“Your value is determined by the size of problems you can solve. If you want to be paid like the big dog, then you need to learn how to solve big problems. And If you’re only going to solve small problems then you have to realize there’s only so much market value in that and you’re going to see it in your pay scale.”

Career Changes with Kirsten Ismail

Kirsten IsmailKirsten Ismail, Vice President of The Taylor Group, joins us for an interview where she discusses the challenges of being a career changer and entering the profession as a woman. She attributes much of her success to her study group thanks to the diversity and support of its members.

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“Do you want to be a part of something that exists or something that you want to create?”


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