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Episode #19: "Why Standing Out is No Longer Enough – And What To Do Instead" with Carl Richards

November 1, 2021

In Episode #19 of Mindset Mastery, “Why Standing Out is No Longer Enough – And What To Do Instead”, Mindset Mastery host Marie Swift speaks with Carl Richards, a.k.a. “The Sketch Guy” for the New York Times. They talk about how to be hyper-relevant to the smallest group of people possible so that you can make the biggest difference in your clients’ lives.

In a nutshell: Real financial planners can become the “the signal” by being visible while continually articulating their true value. Too many really great financial planners underestimate or can’t clearly articulate their value. In this interview, Carl provides a metaphor that can help you anchor in on the value you really provide as you provide mission-critical advice to your clients over time. Carl also provides tips on how to stay resilient and grounded during tough times.

Podcast Guest
Carl Richards

Carl Richards is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, a community of over 130 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. He is the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the The New York Times, and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, The Leonard Lopate Show, and In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world.

Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His sketches also serve as the foundation for his first book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin). Carl’s art appeared in a solo show at the Kimball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. Other showings include The Parson’s Gallery in New York, The Shultz Museum, and an exhibit at the Mansion House in London. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country. 

To learn more about Carl Richards and The Society of Financial Advice, visit
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
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