John Maxwell Leadership Bible: (Proverbs 11:14)
Every leader ought to build an inner circle that adds value to him or her and to the leadership of their organization. But choose well, for the members of this inner circle will become your closest confidantes; your inner circle will make you or break you.
Proverbs 11:14 says, "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety." So who belongs in the "council," in this inner circle? Strive for the following:
1. Creative people
2. Loyal people
3. People who share your vision
4. Wise and intelligent people
5. People with complementary gifts
6. People with influence
7. People of faith
8. People of integrity
In studying over this I realized these are the goals I aim for in performing my duties as a financial advisor. It is also the characteristics I seek in prospecting for clients to counsel with to reach their retirement goals.
When we join together as a team, we become that inner circle and strive to accomplish a common: To assist the client in reaching the goal of retirement and provide that the retirement plan also contains the provisions to ascertain the retiree will be able to remain retired, providing sufficient income to meet their needs and provide for the necessary funds to meet those unexpected needs.
Have a great day!