Our Programs evolved over
the years & will continue to evolve, so you will be able utilize
them for years to take you where you want to go as an Associate or
Client. Long timers are both, newcomers quickly find out why,
As the youngest of the Anchor Founding Fathers and the last man standing at the podium with long term roots I want to share my vision for the future of Anchor Advisors & Associates which hence becomes Our Vision.
We have always been an independent Client funded Association of people and entities who do deals seeking Financial Freedom sooner rather than later, and I see a need for a subtle shift in order in order to provide a better opportunity for new Associates & Clients and assured sustainability for future generations.
In retrospect, I believe that effective a few months before 9-11, a more accurate description of Anchor would be an Independent Associate and Client funded Association of people and entities who do deals seeking Financial Freedom sooner rather than later since an Associate is needed in order to become a Client and the most successful Associates are also Clients.
Our core group of Advisors and Associates stopped accepting new Clients and Associates in the late spring of 2001 and most are now retired.
We don't accept new Clients without an Associate which creates a bottle neck for new Clients and an incredible opportunity for new Associates.
Since Financial Freedom is the end objective Associates, Clients and most people want to achieve regardless of what problem they initially came to us to solve for them. Ownership can and should provide additional incentives to remain a participant once Financial Freedom is achieved.
That has proved to be a big Catch-22; to become a Client you
need an Associate, and Associate's reach their capacity faster than new
ones can be added.
That has proved to be our biggest challenge to solve to date; when you don't need the money to live your life, and your Clients and Associates are all educated and self sufficient, there is little incentive for you to pay it forward any more than you already have, and we were remiss in not requesting or requiring a commitment to help 'Pay it Forward' in the past.
We've had a hard time mustering
support from Sr. Associates & Advisors to add more Associates
& Clients ever since as they do not want or need more work or more money and they did not make that commitment.
I made that Commitment to the Sr. Founding Father in the late 80's when he retired for the 2nd time, (1st was 1981) and I feel it should be extended. In order to make that possible, Business Automation will play a big role.
Personally if we don't add any more Associates and they don't add any more Clients it's not going to make any difference to me. I'm not going to lose any sleep or miss any meals.
Actually, quite the opposite, it will free up a lot of time I can put to better use since I am not adding anyone to my team, like spending time with family, friends, travel, and on my pet projects, but I did make the commitment to the Sr Founding Father.
Because we pictured a world where our Clients could rest easy knowing they can retire securely.
Since just after 9-11 I have worked on plugging the voids in the Anchor Model and this subtle shift to Associate & Client ownership should provide ample incentive for Associates & Clients to remain involved to one extent or another more than they have in the past.
One of many recent additions I made was to create the Anchor Asset Farm where we will grow small and large assets for the Farm Hands to participate in for life. (with the proper stipulations) Hence the call for WP Associates.
I also added a Business Services unit to provide Programs and Services to Businesses that can bring value in excess of cost with new Platforms, product & service offerings, and new strategic alliances.
The addition of the Anchor
Advisors & Associates Business Services Unit brings a B2B set of
Programs to Anchor's primarily B2C Program lineup which will enhance
the opportunity for new & existing Associates & new &
That addition is long overdue and we missed a big time opportunity in the early 80's because we thought B2B would be a distraction we didn't need. (if you get selected to come onboard ask me about it) Which obviously is not the case since we created our model for repeat deals for Clients rather than just 1 house from early on based on commercial principles.
The TV and Video opportunity we have today is an important part of our future we couldn't have, and wouldn't have even imagined years ago when we were up to our necks in deals.
Deals are great, nothing beats the feeling of earning a big chuck of money. But they can take some time so it's always good to have smaller amounts coming in regularly so you don't have to eat with your deal money.
We have provided the opportunity for you, now it is up to you as a new Associate to take advantage of it, if you are up for the challenge, and willing to make a commitment so that you can survive and go on to thrive in these times of economic uncertainty.
If you're not willing to make commitment to give 100% part-time for your 90 day probation period I don't want to know you, I don't have the time or patience for you if you are not willing to commit.
Don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean you can't.have a role here, it just means you can't be on the A Team because I don't like a lack of commitment, not worth a time investment by me.