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The Advisor Development Show is a digital mastermind network for the best financial professionals across the country. Join your host, Karl Hoover, as he interviews the brightest minds across the financial landscape every episode.

Karl has been with Financial Independence Group for more than 20 years and is a senior vice president who enjoys leading advisors through the the worlds of marketing, practice management, product R&D and the various challenges financial professionals face trying to grow and maintain their practices.

This show is all about sharing ideas and experiences to help you overcome obstacles and become a better financial professional.


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Oct 20, 2021

Finding the ideal work-life balance can be difficult, especially for financial professionals. It is easy to get swept up in your work and forget to prioritize and set boundaries. Today we have Dr. Travis Parry joining us to speak on some myths about stress and productivity. He will discuss how we can approach a work-life balance in a healthier way.

At one time, Dr. Travis Parry was a financial advisor like many of us, but since then he has gone on an educational journey to learn how to address stress. We go in-depth on some of his ideas and techniques for a healthier and happier career and personal life.


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What we discuss today: 

1:32 – Welcome Dr. Travis Parry

2:41 – His favorite guitar player

4:05 – ‘Achieving Balance’ book

6:59 – His experience as a financial professional

12:48 – Stress vs balance

14:00 – The myth of balance

16:49 – Finding priorities

18:46 – Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

20:40 – Viewing values

24:21 – The myth of productivity as a ‘magic pill’

28:00 – Using your calendar

33:00 – The myth of personal development

39:58 – Fear vs faith

42:55 – Make time method

46:37 – One life lesson