Our world is becoming increasingly complex. Unlike our ancestors, we need advisors and professionals on our team to guide us through our financial life, legal matters, health issues, and a myriad of other confusing areas in 21st century life. When it comes to these complicated matters, it may be more important who you know than what you know. Having the right advisor is imperative, and having the wrong advisor is often worse than going it alone. We engage advisors and professionals to make our lives more simple.
Albert Einstein said, "Unless you can explain something simply, you don't really understand it."
Unfortunately, too many advisors and professionals today somehow feel they elevate their status when they use jargon and complex terms to communicate with us. Whatever job or career you are presently pursuing, I'm sure it would be a mystery to any doctor, lawyer, financial advisor, or automobile mechanic. The art of being a professional is to be aware of the cutting-edge information in your field while being able to explain it to anyone simply and concisely.
Here at my company, the Narrative Television Network, we make movies and TV accessible to millions of blind people by inserting the voice of a narrator in between the dialogue within the programming. If one of the people who works in our studio were to explain each step of that process, it would be complex and bewildering to anyone who doesn't work in our field; but for anyone outside our organization, it is enough to simply know we make movies and TV accessible.
You should never buy any investment product, undergo a medical treatment, or sign any legal document unless you fully understand it. It's not enough to say, "My advisor understands it." If that advisor cannot thoroughly review your situation and explain their recommendations to you in a way you can fully understand, you have the wrong advisor. You and I should not have to go to medical school, law school, or complete any other post graduate education to receive quality advice and make sound decisions.
I have written over 40 books and provide my phone number or email address in each book so my readers can contact me. I get questions literally from around the world regarding finances, business, wealth, motivation, and success. My role in those communications is to shine a light on people's situations, offer some basic understandable input, and make it easy for them to make the right decisions. I never want anybody, including you as you read this column, to do anything "because Jim Stovall said." If my words, thoughts, or advice fail to resonate with you, or if you simply don't understand or you disagree, my contact information is below.
When we educate ourselves or our children, it is far better to learn how to make great decisions than being told what to do.
As you go through your day today, seek understandable, sensible advice, and make great decisions.
Today's the day!
Author, The Millionaire Map
Jim Stovall Ultimate Productivity, 5840 South Memorial Drive,Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74145