Listen to our podcast on The Music & Sound Retailer Web Site.

  Ignite your imagination. Listen to our podcast on The Music & Sound Retailer On-Line. To gain a competitive edge, one needs to look at their business with the eyes of an entrepreneur who knows how to create maximum value with limited resources. In this 5 minute podcast, Jaimie Blackman,a columnist with the Retailer,  will help you learn why your intangible assets—employee talent, loyalty, ideas, knowledge sharing — are more valuable than your inventory. The value of your business is nothing more than Earnings X Multiple. The leading driver to increase the multiple reflected by the quality of your talent, processes, and customer relationship, called your intellectual capital.

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ValuesMap™ : Find Your Unique Voice

Chapter 3: ValuesMap™: Find your unique financial voice Not everyone is going to like what I do, and that’s something I can accept; if everyone liked what I did, I probably wouldn’t be playing anything of depth. Joshua Redman Have you ever struggled finding the right words to make yourself understood when talking about money to a family member or financial professional? Try using our ValuesMap found at the end of this post. A ValuesMap™ helps you discover your relationship with your financial Life by writing your financial theme Values down and then associating it with the rest of your financial Life; Cash. Return, Tax, Risk, Time, and Giving. The practical benefit of this exercise is to give you the space for self-reflection which will enable you to better communicate your financial self to your personal and professional decision partners. It provides a simple format for you to articulate your Values,…

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Finale: The Hills are alive with the Sound of Money™

Finale: The Sound of Money We come to the conclusion that money is so central in our lives because it now embodies most clearly the central problem of man’s life on earth—the dominance of the principle of personal gain. The great teachers of the world have always spoken of this as man’s main weakness. The ancient and timeless doctrines tell us that we human beings are meant to serve something greater than ourselves—in  that alone consists our happiness and our well-­‐ being on earth and beyond the earth. Jacob Needleman, Money And The Meaning of Life Money is a complex subject. Sometimes we love it. Sometimes we hate it. Money can be joyful, or money can be painful, depending on our relationship with it. I created MoneyCapsules® in 2009 as a communication tool for developing a values-­‐based dialogue between my clients and myself. It promotes positive more effective money conversations while helping…

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ValuesMap™: Find Your Unique Financial Voice

Not everyone is going to like what I do, and that’s something I can accept; if everyone liked what I did, I probably wouldn’t be playing anything of depth. Joshua Redman Chapter 3: ValuesMap™: Find Your Unique Financial Voice Have you ever struggled finding the right words to make yourself understood when talking about money to a family member or financial professional? Try using our ValuesMap found at the end of this post. A ValuesMap™ helps you discover your relationship with your financial Life by writing your financial theme Values down and then associating it with the rest of your financial Life; Cash. Return, Tax, Risk, Time, and Giving. The practical benefit of this exercise is to give you the space for self-­‐reflection which will enable you to better communicate your financial self to your personal and professional decision partners. It provides a simple format for you to articulate your Values,…

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Becoming a Financial Virtuoso

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. Albert Einstein Chapter 2; The Sound of Money I have always been intrigued by the relationship between music and math. It’s well known that Albert Einstein loved playing his violin. Musical structures are mathematical in nature. Music theory is numeric in nature and its vocabulary can be directly translated to the language of math. I have been a professional financial advisor & financial planner for  the last 15 years. Long before I entered the profession, I was a music educator and music technology consultant. While working as a music technology consultant, my most famous clients were Emmy & Tony award winner, singer, and songwriter Barry Manilow and Doris Duke (the heiress to the Reynolds tobacco fortune whose family helped fund…

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The Do-Re-Mi of Money

Excerpt from my eBook; The Sound of Money, Chapter 1 Chapter 1: The Do-­‐Re-­‐Mi of Money “When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything.” “Do-­‐Re-­‐Mi,” The Sound of Music It may surprise you that a great deal of music, which sounds very different on the surface, is organized using the 7 note scale which makes up the building blocks of music. Many of you learned the names of these 7 notes when you were in school -­‐   Do-­‐Re-­‐Mi-­‐Fa-­‐So-­‐La-­‐ Ti-­‐Do.  Instrumentalists and singers who can play or sing these 7 notes can create an infinite variety of music which may include all music styles such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, or Pop. These 7 notes reveal a deeper meaning of music, and they exist in dynamic relationship with each other to create a beautiful melody, a sweet harmony, or a hot, burning rhythm. Knowing these key 7 notes helps…

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Overture

Excerpts from The Sound Of Money™ eBook. An artful way to talk about money When most people meet with a financial advisor typically the conversation is centered on bank statements, asset allocation, risk, rate of return, insurance contracts, etc. In other words, all the technical components and analytics which go into building a sound financial portfolio. The financial professional is usually in control of this conversation. They’re laying out charts, facts, and figures (and using too much jargon); they’re rushing to propose solutions (before they’ve even diagnosed the problem); they’re focusing the conversation around dollar values (instead of personal values)–all because that’s what they’ve been trained to do. Yet these well-meaning, highly educated advisors are struggling to successfully communicate with their clients. Why? I believe the problem is rooted in the language of money itself. In most cases, as the professional talks, the client smiles and politely nods their head, but…

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Becoming A Financial Virtuoso

Chapter 2: Becoming a financial virtuoso If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. Albert Einstein I have always been intrigued by the relationship between music and math. It’s well known that Albert Einstein loved playing his violin.  Musical structures are mathematical in nature. Music theory is numeric in nature and its vocabulary can be directly translated to the language of math. I have been a professional financial advisor & financial planner for the last 15 years. Long before I entered the profession, I was a music educator and music technology consultant. While working as a music technology consultant, my most famous clients were Emmy & Tony award winner, singer, and songwriter Barry Manilow and Doris Duke (the heiress to the Reynolds tobacco fortune whose family helped fund…

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The Do-Re-Mi of Money

Chapter 1 from my eBook- The Sound of Money™. The entire eBook may be downloaded from the home page. Chapter 1- The Do-Re-Mi of Money When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything.” “Do-Re-Mi,” The Sound of Music   It may surprise you that a great deal of music, which sounds very different on the surface, is organized using the 7 note scale which makes up the building blocks of music.   Many of you learned the names of these 7 notes when you were in school- Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. Instrumentalists and singers who can play or sing these 7 notes can create an infinite variety of music which may include all music styles such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, or Pop. These 7 notes reveal a deeper meaning of music, and they exist in dynamic relationship with each other to create a…

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