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An Inside Perspective on Being a Financial Professional

An Inside Perspective on Being a Financial Professional

July 11, 2019

Deciding whether to take the leap to start your own business can be a challenge. While the rewards of starting your own endeavor can be high, so can the risks. Becoming a financial professional with Ashford Advisors, however, isn’t your typical entrepreneurial career. Joining a firm within the Guardian Network allows you the autonomy to run your practice as you see fit within our agency, with the resources and support of a Fortune 250 company behind us.

With the breadth and depth of training opportunities and resources available to you when you join our firm, you’ve got a powerful edge. So, while you’re in business for yourself, you have a local and national network of support to lean on as you build your practice.

Take charge of your success

As a financial service professional, you’ll have incredible autonomy and be responsible for your own success — and your own reward. The opportunities and resources available to you, such as award-winning training1 and client marketing and planning tools, are only beneficial if you take advantage of them. Like having a gym membership, the extent to which you use your resources can be a big factor in the results.

“With the open architecture, product suite and technology resources that are available to you, your success is ultimately in your own hands,” says George H. Moore, CLU®, ChFC®, a Managing Partner at Ashford Advisors, a member of The Guardian Network®. “To have the opportunity to build a business that fits your lifestyle instead of adapting your lifestyle to a job is a privilege most people will never get to experience."

Align your career with your values

Though success as a financial professional requires commitment and persistency, the benefits of a flexible schedule allow you to put in the work when you want — so you can make time for the things you value in your personal life, like family, exercise or volunteering. Making time in your schedule to refresh can be critical to entrepreneurial success; having the ability and support of your firm to take that time can be just as valuable.

Many of our financial professionals also find that their work life is aligned with their personal values, since they can determine how they run their business and make a real impact in the financial lives of those they serve.

“Being a financial professional allows you to put your focus on the things you value,” says Camille Snyder, Managing Director at Ashford Advisors. “We are able to help families and businesses in a way that few others can. The opportunity to be an entrepreneur in our network gives you the chance to incorporate your unique passions into your professional life.”

Have a go-getter attitude

As an entrepreneur, nobody is dictating your daily schedule and making sure you’re putting in the hours you need to in order to achieve success. You are your own manager — and you’ll find that it can help to be a demanding one.

The financial professional opportunity with us allows you to fulfill your own version of success. Learn more about the training, solutions, and resources we provide to support your entrepreneurial effort.


1Guardian is a 2018 Training Magazine Training Top 125 Award winner.

The Guardian Network® is a network of preferred providers authorized to offer products of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY and its subsidiaries.