Must-reads for your business: March 2021 | FP Advance

Must-reads for your business: March 2021

BY brett

Hard to believe but we’re at the end of the first quarter of 2021 already. You may already have a quarterly review planned, but you also need to give your mindset a refresh too. One of the best ways to do that is by learning something new.

With that in mind, here are 4 great must-read business articles that you might find inspiring and thought-provoking.

5 ways to spark new thinking

Brett Davidson

FP Advance 5 ways to change your thinking

With that in mind, here are 4 great must-read business articles that you might find inspiring and thought-provoking.

One of the big challenges for adviser-owners is finding the right balance between ‘working in’ and ‘working on’ your business. I thought I’d share with you my top 5 things I’m using, reading or learning right now. They might provide a new spark for an idea you’re working on, or a new perspective if you’re struggling for ideas.

Anyone Can Learn to Be a Better Leader

Monique Valcour

Anyone running their own business is a leader. Whether you grow into a good one is totally up to you. Here’s some great advice from Monique Valcour writing in Harvard Business Review.

Is your business (big) picture-perfect?

Brett Davidson

Is your business big picture perfect FP Advance

In smaller firms, owners often want to include the whole team in the business planning exercise. I’m sorry, but I’m not a fan. At this early stage of creating a vision for the future, it needs to be the owner or owners that do this work. You can’t delegate being the owner of your business. Here’s why creating a business plan makes sense.

You’re Delegating. It’s Not Working. Here’s Why.

Sabina Nawaz

FP Advance - Succession Plan

Delegation is a good idea but often falls flat in practice. I liked this article from Sabina Nawaz because it gives some practical advice on improving your delegation skills. Take a look.


“5 ways to spark new thinking” and three more must-reads for your business


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This blog was full of at least a couple of good take-aways, don’t you think? What’s the possible value to you of implementing just one of these ideas in your business this year? Imagine getting one or two of these every week. I’m not saying you need to implement them all, but it doesn’t hurt to keep getting sent great ideas. Sign up to my weekly blog and get amazing ideas sent straight to your inbox every week. (You can leave anytime, although I don’t think you’ll want to)

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ABOUT BRETT DAVIDSON

When you work with FP Advance you work with me, Brett Davidson, directly. My motto is ‘advise better, live better’ and I practice what I preach. I’m straight talking and get to the heart of an issue quickly. There’s no beating about the bush, just a focus on helping things improve. Ask my clients – what I teach works.