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Why did I choose to become a Financial Adviser?

As often happens when making a significant choice in life, I was at a crossroads. The company I was working for in the food brokerage business and the entire industry was going through some cataclysmic changes. The future no longer promised me what I had hoped to happen, and it was clear to me that I needed to be proactive and make a change. So, what is next in my life? I really did not want to work for anyone as an employee and I wanted to get more control of my future; doing what I wanted to do for the right reasons. I have always had a passion for helping people, and that was my focus as I considered possibilities. My strengths academically had always been economics and finance. I had sales and management experience, so I thought I had what I took to run my own business. Having an MBA gave me a good understanding of how business should be operated.

A moment of clarity came to me when shortly after I decided to consider all my options, I heard a sermon at the church I attend. Pastor Mike Fish was preaching on happiness. Interesting topic. He positioned in his sermon that unless a person pursued helping others as a central focus in one’s life that happiness would be elusive for them. Mike suggested find a vocation or find a way in that vocation to make that a way of life. That would be a way to find purpose, fulfillment, and meaning in life. So, I thought and prayed a lot about that and was wondering what direction this was leading me.

The very next week, my wife’s uncle Gordy called me. Gordy was a vice president for Aid Association for Lutherans, which was merged into what is now Thrivent Financial. Gordy said he heard I was looking to make a career change, and he thought that I would be a great fit for the financial services industry. I really had not thought about that, but I was willing to check it out. 27 years later I look back on that conversation and I am extremely grateful for Gordy and his wisdom and counsel.

What I most enjoy about what I do is helping people get comfort, confidence and clarity regarding their financial decisions. I think back over the past 27 years and marvel at how many people we have been able to help by providing leadership and direction for their financial decision making. We focus on a relationship driven business model, and our clients become our friends. We have the honor of being introduced to their friends, family, and others who our clients know will benefit from our process and team approach.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2022.My wish for you is that you find a vocation or a way in your current vocation to focus on helping people and serving the greater good. That your focus going forward is a way of life that is one of service. If you are a leader, serve your team. If you are an employee, help everyone in the organization become better. I have been blessed to be a blessing to others, and the old saying, we reap what we sow, I have found to be true as long as I am patient and don’t force things in my timing or expectations.  TC125626(0222)3

 

Written by: Jay Weyers

Weyers McKeever Financial Partners

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