Today we’re talking with advisors at a different stage of their business development than those we normally feature: two XYPN members who are in their first six months of launching their firm. Chao Zhang and Stefanie Pickard are in the midst of figuring things out as their firms get off the ground.
This podcast is fun—and brutally honest. Despite both Chao and Stefanie having a 10-year financial runaway as they started their firms, the conversation is transparent around imposter syndrome and how they wished they had done things differently. We talk about how many hours they really spend working on their firms, and what has slowed them down. Both Stefanie and Chao approach their firms with different perspectives and have different goals for themselves, but they share so many commonalities about how they feel about launching their firms and what it’s done for them personally.
If you’re interested in what the first six months are really like, this episode is for you.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/329
Today I talk with Cameo Roberson, the owner and founder of Atlas Park Consulting—a consulting firm for RIAs. Cameo isn’t an XYPN member, nor is she an RIA owner, but she’s deeply familiar with the space and the experiences of advisors who are running their firms. Today, we dive into Cameo's expertise; from her comprehensive background in the industry to her current work with advisors. I’m able to ask her questions about what advisors tend to overlook when approaching their launch, what slows them down, what advisors should be focusing on in the 12 months before they launch, and six months after they launch.
Cameo has some incredible advice about imposter syndrome, how to navigate the industry as a professional, and gives sage advice about how advisors can stay motivated as they navigate the world of entrepreneurship. Cameo shares her experience looking for and seeking mentors in this industry, and what she’s done to ensure there are more people like her in this industry.
If you’re interested in an expert's perspective on preparing for your launch, then this episode is for you.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/328