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The Model FA

Jun 15, 2021

Best-selling author Ben Newman is a highly-regarded Performance and Mental Conditioning Coach. Ben has worked with a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies, business executives, entrepreneurs to professional athletes in sports leagues and organizations such as the NFL and NBA. In addition to his work as a coach, Ben is also a powerful and engaging storyteller whose service as a keynote speaker has gained international recognition. Ben has shared the stage with other renowned speakers and athletes - such as Jerry Rice, Jon Gordon, and Ken Blanchard - and has authored several books, including Own Your Success and Leave Your Legacy, that help people uncover their potential. 


His highly anticipated book, Uncommon Leadership, is scheduled for release in 2021.


Ben joins me today to discuss how to work through one day at a time towards success. He reveals the number one mistake advisors make that hinders them from true success, and describes how the financial advisory business is driven by consistency of behavior. He explains what a “Prize Fighter” day is, how you can create one, and how it can help you bring more balance to your life. He also defines what the “unrequired” mindset is, explains how it can help you become a high performer, and underscores the power of consistent action in achieving your dreams.


“A ‘Prize Fighter’ day breaks up your decisions that are 100% in your control personally, professionally, and when servicing others.” - Ben Newman


This week on The Model FA Podcast:


  • The power of putting hard work and consistent actions behind visions and dreams
  • The seduction of success and how to avoid its temptations
  • The importance of being meticulous in designing your work and why we need to work on our goals one day at a time
  • Building a ‘Prize Fighter Day,’ the psychology behind it, and how it helps bring balance to your day
  • The three types of decisions behind a Prize Fighter Day
  • Why you need to do something for somebody without expecting anything in return
  • How to guarantee you’ll follow through on your goals and meet the minimum standard of your success
  • The “unrequired” mindset and how it turns people into high performers


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Our Favorite Quotes:


  • “There are so many productivity lists out there, like the C3 or power list. None of these lists are right or wrong; it’s a matter of picking one that works for you.” - David DeCelle
  • No matter what your dreams are, they are possible when you believe in yourself and put in consistent action. Your story has an alignment of vision and action.” - Ben Newman
  • “If you wake up in the morning and know what’s on your list but haven’t mapped it out, the likelihood you’ll follow through on that is small. Make sure to plan the night before.” - David DeCelle


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About the Model FA Podcast


The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes  to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams. 


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President of Model FA, David DeCelle


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