About Steve Sanduski, CFP®

Steve Sanduski, CFP® is the CEO and co-founder of ROL Advisor, founder of Belay Advisor, host of the Between Now and Success Podcast, a New York Times bestselling author, and an international speaker.

Build Your Business Around An Enduring Idea

By |2019-04-14T06:26:39-05:00April 14th, 2019|

One key to long-term success in business is to think about what won’t change over the next decade and then allocate your time and resources to getting better in those areas. Consider technology. Since the iPhone was launched in 2007, the business world has gone gaga over technology. It’s exponential. It’s sexy. It generates clicks.

My 3 Words for 2019

By |2019-01-14T10:00:52-05:00January 1st, 2019|

If you could come up with 3 words for this year, 3 words that would drive your actions and keep you on track to make this your best year ever, what would those 3 words be? This is the fifth year now where I’ve begun the year by identifying 3 words that will set the

Learn to Love Running Uphill

By |2018-08-11T10:21:52-05:00August 11th, 2018|

I was a competitive distance runner back in high school and college. Cross country was my favorite. And I learned quickly that most runners hate running uphill. So I decided that I would learn to love running uphill and make “passing runners while running uphill” my trademark move. (As an aside, there’s nothing more demoralizing

Schwab Top Advisor Panel: What Decades of Experience Can Tell Us About Thriving in the Future

By |2018-02-07T13:44:45-05:00November 27th, 2017|

In the last 35 years, we’ve seen the following happen in the financial markets: The beginning of the great bull market in August 1982. The stock market crash on October 19, 1987. The technology bubble of 1995 – 2000. The bear market of 2000 – 2002. The real estate bubble of 2002 – 2007. The

Would You Want “10 of That Type of Person on Staff?”

By |2017-07-26T17:27:08-05:00July 26th, 2017|

Knowing how to choose the right new hire candidate or when to fire a borderline employee isn’t always clear cut. But here’s a sure-fire way to improve your decision-making in the hiring people and firing people arena. One thing I know for sure about running a business is this—your team is the biggest determinant of

How to use “systems thinking” to become an elite advisor

By |2018-02-21T15:20:53-05:00January 23rd, 2017|

Average advisors make wishes. Good advisors set goals. Elite advisors are committed and have systems. The bedrock of success for elite advisors comes from being committed and following systems. I’m not just talking about checklists or workflow systems for processing business. I’m talking about systems for living their life. One of the most frequently touted

15 non-obvious trends that will give you an unfair advantage

By |2018-02-21T15:19:04-05:00January 13th, 2017|

Rohit Bhargava: Trend spotting is not a term I agree with because I think that trend spotting is the same thing as looking at eggs and flour and sugar on a shelf and saying, 'That's a cake.' It doesn't work that way. You don't spot trends. You spot ideas. Nobody can accurately and

My 3 words for 2017

By |2018-02-21T16:05:04-05:00January 1st, 2017|

Could 3 words be the difference between success and failure for you over the next 12 months? The recent presidential election proved once again that words are powerful. The words that we use, the language that we use has the ability to move people to take action. For several years now, I’ve taken this idea

Caterpillar Exec Ed Rapp on leadership lessons and staying strong against tough odds

By |2018-02-21T15:20:03-05:00December 14th, 2016|

If you don’t plan your personal life with the same rigor and discipline you do your professional life, your personal life will suffer, says Ed Rapp. As a Group President and former CFO for Caterpillar, Inc. during the financial crisis, Ed was a high-level, globe-trotting senior executive who never forgot the importance of keeping family

Key insights from my 10 most popular podcasts in 2016

By |2016-12-05T10:07:06-05:00December 5th, 2016|

I just finished my second year of podcasting and the numbers are in. Here are my 10 most popular podcasts for 2016 based on downloads along with a key idea shared on each episode. Grab some coffee and a notepad. It'll spark some ideas. Listen to the 10 Most Popular Podcasts If you

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