Manage Distractions the Right Way

We coach hundreds of candidates, and while we haven’t seen it all, we help people make big changes with little changes in perspective. Over half of our clients come to us for help with managing distractions. Our first step is to explore what they consider to be their distractions. Not much of what’s bothering them are actual distractions. Then we focus on solutions to the real the problem. Real distractions: death in the family, boss demanding 80 hours a week, injury or death of spouse or child, war in your town. These are serious events and you may be served by deferring your exam. The rest? All in your head. Here are the top 2 most common factors that people mistake for distractions and on

How to Make More than a Portfolio Manager

Become a data scientist, earn $1M per year. Here's how. The investment industry’s demand for data scientists is outstripping supply. Some data scientists are commanding multimillion-dollar salaries. In Silicon Valley, fresh-out- of-school salaries for data scientist jobs top $100,000 plus benefits and equity stakes, and once employed, new hires are contacted daily by recruiters with half-million dollar offers to switch companies. The talent shortage could reach as many as 250,000 data scientists by 2024, according to “The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-Driven World,” a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) study released in December 2016. Considering this kind of demand and lucrative compen

Focus Study Time for CFA Prep

What it means to have 159 days to prep for the June CFA exams. You can shift bad habits with small, daily changes. You can determine which topics and which subtopics you should spend the bulk of your time on. You can maximize your time by studying with groups or studying alone, whichever suits YOU best. You can practice the “investment professional mindset” for 159 days. If you start today, your daily study time should be: 300 hours from now to May 23. That’s 129 days until mock exam time. The last 30 days you finish your prep by practicing actual exams You apply the knowledge that you’ve gained through the hours of reading and processing materials. That’s 18.25 weeks from now to May 23. To





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