How Ashley Murphy is changing the world
It all began with undergraduate psychology and then an assessment of my relative strengths to discover a strong predilection for investments and planning. I took a circuitous route to financial planning through a start-up and corporate finance but I’ve certainly discovered my calling. Being a very empirical person, I wanted to learn the business from the ground-up and understand it for myself. I took the slow road working in the back office for a couple of years as I got licensed and built my knowledge through the experiences of other financial advisors.
I instill in clients the value of experiences, relationships, reduced stress and have them focus on what they actually need and control, as opposed to getting caught up in what they don’t need or control.
I came to doing what I do through a couple of observations; i) traditional wealth management has it back to front; financial advisors should be working to help our clients make the most of their lives, not necessarily the most on their money (although that’s an important goal as well), and ii) Separately, after health and family, money is one of our most important resources and its stewardship can have a tremendous bearing on our lives, both in what it may affords us and from the psychological/relationship impacts it may have.
Advice to tell your friends
Use money to create more time. You can always get more money but time is limited.