The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement is the result of months of writing, years of research, and a lifetime of trying to get it right. It’s your blueprint for achieving Absolute Engagement, which our research links both to growth and well-being.
The book will give you the tools to: take stock, intentionally design a business that supports the life you really want to live, and align your client and team experience with that personal vision.
Get a sneak peek! Chapter One: Life, Discontent and Possibility will help you understand the ‘fulfillment flatline’ and provides the framework for Absolute Engagement.
Too often we are just doing the work and we don’t actually engage with our business to figure out what’s meaningful and relevant. Julie Littlechild has managed to capture all of the most important considerations and boil them down to an understandable step-by-step approach to making change. Filled with education, information, insights and action-oriented assessments to complete, this book inevitably leads you to important “ah-hahs!” that allow you to create a vision and execute on it. Well written and thoughtful, it’s an easy read but -- if you follow Julie’s steps – it will most definitely have significant impact on your practice or firm.
Beverly D. Flaxington, The Human Behavior Coach®
Co-Founder, The Collaborative
Julie Littlechild has written the blueprint that will—if you allow it—change your professional life and make it possible to live in the financial services space on your own terms.
Owner, Inside Information
With Absolute Engagement, Julie Littlechild gives advisors the key to a better business and a better life—and figured out how you can make the two go together. What a wake-up call! Every advisor should read this book!
President, Idea Refinery LLC
Being in your own business is a very personal experience. It starts with a dream and if you’re lucky the dream evolves into an extension of you, your value systems and beliefs. Too often business owners let their vision be co-opted into something they don’t recognize. Following Julie’s formula for first starting with personal vision and then actively designing your service delivery system will help you get the right clients and customers every time. Read this book, do the exercises and find your own path that will add value to you and your customers. You’ll be glad you did.
Founding Principal, Stage 2 Planning Partners
This book and the accompanying workbook are must ‘read-and-engage’ tools for top financial advisors and their teams, and also for those aspiring to become top advisors. Julie knows this space first hand as an entrepreneur herself, and applies much of what she’s learned about what’s most important, both personally and professionally, to drive Absolute Engagement. She’s presented the information in a way that enables the reader to go to work, with Absolute Engagement in their firm and their life as an expected outcome. Once you get started with the exercises at the end of chapter one, you won’t want to put it down.
SVP, Education and Practice Management, Raymond James
A fabulous collection of insights, ideas and tips in order to truly achieve the life and the business that you want. With a combination of facts, guidance and personal exercises, the book absolute engages and certainly hits the spot.
Michelle Hoskin (Little Miss WOWW!™)
This is a brilliant 21st century business book that will help financial services entrepreneurs get back to what they love. As I read it I was constantly reminded and re-focused on the things that really matter; client engagement, the higher purpose underpinning any business, and the importance of keeping balance and good health as part of the journey. It’s been written by a person who knows her subject inside out and has clearly lived it too. I’d recommend it to all advisers.
Founder, FP Advance Ltd
I have been coaching financial advisors for 25 years. During that time, I have often referred them to Julie Littlechild’s research on Client Engagement. For much of that same 25 years, I have been hoping that Julie would share her insights in a book, so they would become more widely known. The truth is, however, that I am glad she waited until now, because the value of her knowledge has just increased exponentially.
Within The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement, Julie elevates the concept of “engagement” to a whole new level of meaning as a powerful force in the development of an advisor’s vision for their life as well as their business. It is the perfect foundation on which to build a truly “engaged” practice. I now have a potent, yet very practical addition to my coaching tools. Thanks Julie!
President & CEO, Market Logics
The secret to a more successful business is client engagement. And the secret to client engagement is for you to be fully engaged in your business. In The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement, Littlechild takes you step by step through creating a vision and putting together the right clients, the right service mix and the right role so you can be fully engaged in your vision. Overcome the pressures of overwork, difficult clients, management and competition. When you have a business and a role that inspires you, you will be inspiring.
President, The Client Driven Practice
I wish Julie had written this book several years ago. As long-time, single-company business owner, I have at times struggled with many of the concepts Julie addresses in this book: the push/pull between business and personal commitments, periods of quiet discontent or downright frustration, breakthrough and the triumph of success – and still, at times, wondering if when I look back at my life I’ll be 100% happy with the choices I’ve made, the chances I took, and the impact I made over the course of time. Written in a conversational, engaging way, this book confirms what I’ve known for many years: Julie Littlechild is a wise and measured person with terrific insights to share. If you want to push past “the fulfillment flat line”, read this book and consider her advice.
President and CEO, Impact Communications, Inc.
Two thirds of advisors say they have either drifted from the original vision they had for their businesses or know (deep down) that what’s important to them has changed along the way. Like you, they want and need to re-energize and create a compelling vision for the future of their business and to take action on that vision. The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement provides you with a clear blueprint.
By working through the step-by-step plan in this book you can: