20/20 Rewind: Forget goal-setting and focus on purpose: a mindset conversation with Stephanie Bogan

20/20 MONEY

25-12-2023 • 1 hr 21 mins

Welcome to this episode rewind of 20/20 Money! I think I’m starting a bit of a tradition, because I felt compelled to bring back this episode again, just like I did last year, for the last episode of the 2023!!

Given that this is the last episode of the year, this is usually when we are thinking about goal setting, and everyone’s schedule is anything but normal being the day after Christmas, I wanted to bring back the conversation that I had with my friend, business collaborator, and advisor coach Stephanie Bogan from early 2022. I’ll share some info about Steph here shortly in the intro and then close out this introduction with some personal thoughts and reflections.

While Stephanie has built and sold a number of businesses in her career, most recently she is the founder of Limitless Adviser, a coaching program where she empowers financial advisors to create and build wildly successful practices and a life that they love. This was a special conversation for me as I’m also privileged to be involved in that program—first as an advisor that was being coached by Stephanie and now currently serving as an advisor coach, where I help coach and empower other advisors to work intentionally on their practices by applying the mindset and methods that Stephanie teaches in the curriculum and that I’ve learned over the years as well.

In this conversation we talk about something that tends to be popular around this time of year: goal setting. However, we talk about it from a bit of a different angle, which is first spending time focusing on your purpose and intention for building what you’re building and how money plays a role in that plan. We talk about it from two angles: the first being the practice owner that’s at the tail end of their career and facing an inevitable transition from their practice and also from the lens of a younger practice owner that has many years in front of them. We talk about some of the “sacred cows” that exist in practice ownership, why some of them should be questioned, and how to think about solving those problems. We wrap up with Stephanie’s very powerful answer to the one question that I ask every first-time guest on 20/20 Money.

As a reminder, you can get all the information discussed in today’s conversation by visiting our website at integratedpwm.com and clicking on the Learning Center. While there, be sure to subscribe to our monthly “planning life on purpose” newsletter that’s filled with tips and ideas to help you plan your life on purpose. You can also set up a Triage conversation to learn a little bit more about how we serve in the capacity of a personal and professional CFO: helping OD practice owners around the country reduce their tax bill, proactively manage cash flow, and make prudent investment decisions both in and out of their practice to ultimately help them live their best life on purpose. You can also check out any number of additional free resources like our eBooks, blog posts, and on-demand webinars. Lastly, if you’re interested in learning more about the upcoming launch of the 20/20 Money Membership in January of 2024, please check out the link in the Resources to learn more about what we have in store for you!

Now over 250 episodes into 20/20 Money, this show has continued to grow and develop into something bigger than I thought it would have and I’m eternally grateful for everyone that’s been involved in the show. To all my guests that have given their time to come on the show and share their perspective, experience, and expertise—thank you. To my producer Kyle— yet another thank you for all your help with the show. From getting it initially set up in 2018 to handling everything with the show after I’ve finished recording an episode…I appreciate all that you do for the show. And lastly, to you, the listener of the show. Whether this is your first episode, or you’ve listened to dozens (or even hundreds!) of them, I’m sincerely grateful for the intimate, albeit asynchronous relationship that we’ve been able to have. My goal is to have positive impact at scale in the optometric community and help practice owners make educated and informed decisions with their money and this podcast has allowed me to have a platform to share not only my knowledge and experience but also the experience of the guests that I’ve had on the show. I have always tried to keep the show as objective and unbiased as possible. I’ve never taking a dollar of sponsorship money, no guest has ever paid to be on the show, nor have I ever paid a guest to be on the show. This podcast is organic and authentic, and your continued support through listening and sharing the show is something that I’m both humbled and grateful for and I look forward to another great year in 2024!!

A couple of big announcements that I’m now far enough along in development to share with you all and to keep an eye out for (see what I did there) coming into 2024:

·         I’m going to be launching OD Masterminds™. The goal with the masterminds is to bring three key qualities to the group: clarity, accountability, and camaraderie. I’ll have more details in early January about how you can learn more about the masterminds and what’s required to qualify for them, so stay tuned. I’ll share in a future episode intro during the first couple weeks of January

·         I’m in the final stages of writing a book! The (working) title is How to Buy an Optometry Practice and it’s going to take buyers through an A-Z process of buying an optometry practice. Whether you’re an associate already in a practice that you’re wanting to buy into, looking for one nationwide, or just curious to learn more about it…this book will have everything you’ll need.

·         Along that same note, we’re going to be launching OD Transitions™, which will serve as a completely separate set of services to help in the valuation and transition of private practice, specifically from OD-to-OD. Again, I’ll have more on that in early January, so don’t skip through the intro of future episodes, because that’s where I tend to nest these updates.

I hope you’re all having an enjoyable holiday season and we’ll talk to you next year!

And with that long introduction, I hope you enjoy the last episode of 2022 with Stephanie Bogan.

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