Top 7 Benefits Of Having An Open Mind*

Being open-minded can be tough to do sometimes. When we’re faced with ideas that challenge our own, we may wish to be open-minded, but we may struggle with the act of it from time to time.

I’ve always found that when I open my mind, I’ve reaped a lot of rewarding benefits. There is much to be gained from opening the door to your mind and letting new ideas and beliefs come in. Here are just a few of the benefits I’ve uncovered when I’ve taken the time to view the world around me with an open mind…

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have.

Experiencing changesOpening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn’t mean you necessarily will change your beliefs—in fact, the process may actually reinforce your current beliefs more strongly–but thinking with an open mind gives you the option of creating positive change and stronger results.

Making yourself vulnerable. One of the scariest (and greatest) things about seeing the world through an open mind is that you make yourself vulnerable. In agreeing to have an open-minded view of the world, you’re also admitting you don’t “know it all.” This vulnerability can be both terrifying and exhilarating.

Making mistakes. Making mistakes doesn’t seem like it would be much of a benefit, but I (and other Forbes contributors) have continually made the case that it is. When you allow yourself to see things from others’ perspectives, you gain the opportunity to “fail up”.

Strengthening yourself. Open-mindedness provides a platform to build upon, piling one idea on top of another. Everything you experience collectively “adds up,” strengthening the person you are and what you believe in. It’s very hard to build on experiences without an open mind.

Gaining confidenceWhen you live with an open mind, you have a strong sense of self. You are not confined by your own beliefs, nor nor the beliefs of others.

Being honest. Being open-minded means being honest enough to admit that you aren’t all-knowing. This understanding creates an underlying sense of authenticity that permeates the character of any person who lives with an open mind.

Keep Your Mind Open To Opportunties

*(Edited from David K Williams article in Forbes writing about Danielle DiPirro the author of Stay Positive: Daily Reminders from Positively Present)
Client Centric Marketing
Build your business from the inside, out

Financial Advisors – Seriously Consider These 3 Questions

If you had a simple and easy process in place where:

Many of your best clients endorsed and warmly introduced you to a few of their quality close friends or colleagues, people just like them, would you take those meetings?

Those meetings turned into first appointments, would you do them?

This happened month after month, year after year, would this have impact on your business and your life?

The doors will open for those who are bold enough to knock.

Client Centric Marketing
"If you can imagine it, "it's possible".

The Financial Advisors’ Dilemma- “Innovation” vs “The Status Quo Bias”

What is “innovation”?

It’s the implementation of creative ideas in order to generate value, usually through increased revenues, reduced costs or both.

The “Status Quo Bias” is a proven cognitive bias that exists in all normal people.

Innovation, especially breakthrough innovation, requires veering from the status quo.

Many Advisors do not adopt or research a highly innovative idea not because of any intrinsic flaw in the idea, but because the idea might be unfamiliar or might require change.

To do nothing is within everyone's power

 

(Content edited from Jeffrey Baumgartner)
Client Centric Marketing "
Creating Business from the Inside Out"

Convert Your Best Clients Into Marketers With A Simple Conversation

Your business follows the 80/20 rule where 80% of your business is done with 20% of your clients. We propose that your 20%ers also become your in house marketers, Client Advocates who warmly, personally and regularly introduce you to their friends and colleagues, new 20%ers.

It’s easy when you have a business mindset. (It is uniquely different from a financial services mindset.) It’s a simple problem solving approach that creates positive outcomes.

All you need is:

1.  A great marketing story and a quick phone call to a best client

For years we’ve heard the Advisors we work with say – initially – that they’ve heard this all before. But, once they speak with us, they begin to understand the difference between their financial services mindset and our business mindset.

Client Centric Marketing
 "Creating Business from the Inside Out"