Blog Entries by Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

4 Great Books to Enhance Your Goal Setting

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

Since effective goal setting takes practice, I’ve chosen four books that I feel would be excellent resources for those that really want to set and achieve their goals. I’ve written a short book review on each of them and feel that each author’s approach to goal setting is unique. A couple of the books are more scientific and research based while the other two are quite straightforward and easy to digest. I’m sure you’ll get some valuable tips from each one of them...Read More »

Plan to Improve Your Future Performance

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

When we reflect about our job performance last year, we usually ask ourselves, did we reach our goals and what did we learn from last year’s experiences...Read More »

Create a Clearer Vision for Your Business

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

There is a famous quote by Lewis Carroll that says, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Having a vision and knowing where you want to go is one of the cornerstones of your business. By communicating what it is you want your business to look like, you will be able to focus your intentions and create a foundation for making decisions and evaluating opportunities...Read More »

Trends and Advice for 2015: Rosemary Smyth

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

To start the year, we’ve reached out to our blog contributors with 3 simple questions to get their perspectives on this past year and provide you with insight and advice as you begin 2015. We hope that you find helpful...Read More »

Using Storytelling to Build Trust with Clients

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

When meeting with a client, being able to tell a relatable business story can help build an unparalleled level of rapport and trust. It’s easy to learn to tell stories. We tell them every day and don’t even realize it...Read More »

7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Hiring a Business Coach

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

Since business coaching is about you doing all the heavy lifting when it comes to setting goals and implementation, it’s important to be prepared for the experience and see if it fits your needs...Read More »

Tips for Your Next Networking Event

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

Networking is the art of building and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships. The goal of networking is to communicate with a stranger and make a connection. Depending on the firm you work for, networking events may be mandatory for you to attend, so it’s good to look for ways to make networking easier for you and more comfortable...Read More »

Advisors and Not-For-Profit Boards

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

There are many advisors that volunteer, give back to their community and use their skills and talents to become board members for not-for-profits, foundations or endowments. They bring their strong financial background to the table and usually take on the role as of treasurer or part of the finance committee for the charity...Read More »

Easy Ways to Reframe Rejection

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

The financial industry is rife with rejection and some advisors deal with it better than others. How do they deal with it? By building up their emotional strength to handle it and not taking it personally. Indeed, it is possible for advisors to desensitize themselves to rejection and become like Teflon. However, if your days are filled with calls and meetings that are going sideways, it’s a good time to consider what you want to start doing differently so you can get better results...Read More »

Letting Go of Less-Than-Ideal Clients

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

Some advisors hold onto clients that they consciously know are bad for them instead of taking one bold step that could improve the quality of their business. The challenge of letting go is tough for some people especially if they see their business situation as not so great but are more afraid of the unknown. It’s been said that the unknown is where your professional potential lies and that choosing the discomfort of change will reveal to you a whole new world of possibilities. It’s all about making that one courageous decision and leaving the status quo behind...Read More »