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Oct 28, 2010 2:21 pm

Without becoming giddy or boastful, it appears reason shall prevail. It is important in life to celebrate your successes.

For folks in our business, it's probably not too early to start the drinking, this time to mitigate the bad effects from all of the depression caused by the drinking induced from the depressed feelings going into the last election. College and pro football in full swing, NBA games filling the airwaves every night, crowding out the political analysis.

But on Wednesday morning, we'll have to wake up and remake ourselves, just like we do every day. It will require a certain mindfulness to get back to our usual positive activity based focus on friendly competition.

Remember how it feels to feel good? This is what we need to practice over the weekend. We're competitors, not friends. Really we're colleagues. Back to fighting over who does it best, being recognized and validated for being good. I hope we'll focus on growing the pie, serving more consumers who desperately need our services, now more than ever.

In terms of client aquisition and growing the book and looking out over many years, I believe 2011 will be one of the best years in over a decade to put down some numbers. Kind of like going back to the late 90's, without the hype. More like " growth and income". Real growth and profits, not so much for the economy as a whole or even the financial services sector, as individual advisors.

Consider the possibility that Americans are inherently optimistic, and the lessons they have learned will translate into them doing a better job of listening and taking our advice. Boom times. So if we're in sales and we want to use this forum to get pumped up and exchange ideas, we should keep it positive.

Oct 28, 2010 3:20 pm

Starting next year, lots of new small businesses will be two years old. Mine included...

The future, is small businesses. They will grow, prosper, hire, and give banks a reason to lend money. These little firms will span the very broad spectrum of industry, and from the ashes of the old economy, will be something new, and great.

And big govt had NOTHING to do with that success!

Oct 29, 2010 5:27 pm

Yes, the future is small business.

Even though some Americans are getting richer and many are falling into poverty, small business will be an avenue of opportunity.

And for advisors, servicing those small businesses is golden. That really puts the stupidity of worrying about politics into perspective - the econonic need for small business as a huge supplier of aggregate demand (both supply and demand) - is staggering.

Some of the people who the progressives  sold out will get religion and come to small business.

Congratulations on two years!

But, actually the demise of big government may have everything to do with that success.

Oct 29, 2010 5:30 pm

[quote=Times7]

Without becoming giddy or boastful, it appears reason shall prevail. It is important in life to celebrate your successes.

For folks in our business, it's probably not too early to start the drinking, this time to mitigate the bad effects from all of the depression caused by the drinking induced from the depressed feelings going into the last election. College and pro football in full swing, NBA games filling the airwaves every night, crowding out the political analysis.

But on Wednesday morning, we'll have to wake up and remake ourselves, just like we do every day. It will require a certain mindfulness to get back to our usual positive activity based focus on friendly competition.

Remember how it feels to feel good? This is what we need to practice over the weekend. We're competitors, not friends. Really we're colleagues. Back to fighting over who does it best, being recognized and validated for being good. I hope we'll focus on growing the pie, serving more consumers who desperately need our services, now more than ever.

In terms of client aquisition and growing the book and looking out over many years, I believe 2011 will be one of the best years in over a decade to put down some numbers. Kind of like going back to the late 90's, without the hype. More like " growth and income". Real growth and profits, not so much for the economy as a whole or even the financial services sector, as individual advisors.

Consider the possibility that Americans are inherently optimistic, and the lessons they have learned will translate into them doing a better job of listening and taking our advice. Boom times. So if we're in sales and we want to use this forum to get pumped up and exchange ideas, we should keep it positive.

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dude    

u should be a writer.

Mark MF Twain.   you are good

Oct 30, 2010 1:55 am

Check this out in full screen with headphones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CNshJNVkrM

Oct 30, 2010 12:12 pm

Grateful dead=most overrated band ever.  dont get it

greatest music video inthe history of the universe

put headphones in laptop.  crank it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9EYQwYbWHY

2::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmlW-ANZHt4

3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROKwaDlMVOI

4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI6k9KoD2bg

5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q29YR5-t3gg

6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7eqzarEi6s

7tie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAchKt2xjsw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAchKt2xjsw

8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-Sxfntdb4

 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB2_MmtMoIc&feature=related

Oct 30, 2010 11:37 am

Awesome links. I like to strum along with the easier stuff.

Oct 30, 2010 3:31 pm

Fukc you times7 you pussy.  

kma.  dick

(we were very close to getting called out on a man-card violation.  Wanted to get ahead of it.  you jerk off)

Oct 30, 2010 7:22 pm

That's better, jagoff. Bros icing bros.