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The Model FA

Jul 25, 2023

Joe Templin is the author of Every Day Excellence, a book that outlines the process of making daily investments toward personal improvement and development. Widely regarded as the Human Kaizen Expert, Joe is dedicated to making individuals and organizations better. He is the co-founder and President of The Intro Machine, a learning ecosystem and training environment that helps individuals build and grow an introduction-based business. Before co-founding The Intro Machine, Joe served as the Managing Director of The Unique Minds Consulting Group and was a director at Northwestern Mutual.

Joe joins me today to outline the components of the g-factor and how they determine the rate of success in life. He discusses examples of unconscious competence and the role of sleep and rest in developing the g-factor. He explains how grit, resilience, and work ethic can take any person far in life. Joe also highlights the importance of making the most out of your time, describes how people can develop their threshold for discomfort, and underscores the value of new ideas and experiences.

“The g-factor is the greatest determinant of long-range success—more important than your IQ, education, social skills, or social status.” - Joe Templin

This week on The Model FA Podcast:

  • The g-factor and its difference from IQ
  • Fluid intelligence
  • Verbal acuity
  • The importance of sleep
  • Synthetic thought and our capability to draw correlations
  • Making the most of your time and the value of reading or listening to a book
  • Helping clients beyond expectations
  • Intimacy’s role in the trust factor
  • Building grit and resilience in your life

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “To truly add value to the people you serve—to really elevate the client experience—you need to focus on helping them with things outside what you’re compensated to do.” - David DeCelle
  • “Having a broad spectrum of knowledge allows you to truly impact someone’s life.” - David DeCelle
  • “People who don’t expose themselves to new concepts and ideas limit their g-factor and their growth because they don’t feed their mind with new experiences they can apply in different areas.” - Joe Templin 

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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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