Ep. #47 – From Bucket Lists to Live It Lists – an Advisor’s Path to $1M in Annual Production in 5 Years with Nicole Middendorf, CDFA
From $0 to $1M in annual production in only 5 years sounds impossible, right? Think again.
Successful wealth advisor and certified divorce financial analyst, Nicole Middendorf, CDFA joins us to share her journey from a troubled marriage to discovering her true purpose and helping others along the way – while building a truly Top Advisor practice.
To distract from her divorce, she created her Live It List to help her find joy by pursuing meaningful experiences. She now brings her Live It List concept to her clients to help them do the same.
During this lively conversation, Nicole shares her insights about combining financial planning with helping clients achieve their goals and dreams.
Nicole also discusses her decision to go independent and build a team around her, as well as her client acquisition strategies, including hosting events and utilizing LinkedIn.
Nicole Middendorf is a knowledge junkie, a mentor, and a born coach. She is an entrepreneur who has run her own business since 2003. Nicole is the author of five books and the mother of two phenomenal children. She is also a world traveler, a philanthropist, and an accomplished public speaker.
As a speaker, Nicole shares a real-life perspective on life and happiness with audiences across the country. Her primary goal is to inspire others to make real changes in their lives by taking complicated things and making them easy to understand, and giving actionable items to make change.
Nicole loves to work hard to empower individuals to make crucial, positive changes in their own lives. Nicole’s books have received local and national press coverage. She has become known for her thoughtful concise quotes, relaxed on-air presence, and articulate delivery during both radio and television interviews.
The world needs more people—especially women—to be financially savvy, wholly independent, happy, and living a life of balance. Through Nicole’s writing, public speaking, coaching program, and work, she wants to be the one who supports them on all levels.
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About Your Host
Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, works with established financial advisors to speed up their growth without increasing their marketing budget. Advisors tap into Bill’s proven process to multiply their best clients through introductions from advocates and Centers of Influence (such as CPAs and attorneys), communicate their value proposition more effectively, and create a reputation in a profitable target market. Bill helps advisors move from push prospecting to magnetic marketing – to attract more Right Fit Clients™.
Bill is the author of four best-selling books, Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret,Beyond Referrals, and Radical Relevance. Bill is a highly sought-after international speaker and coach, as well as the founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing™.
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