Good morning, good afternoon, good evening. Depending on the part of the world you’re in. This is Jonathan Satovsky of Satovsky Asset Management. And on today’s episode of “Seeking Wisdom, Wealth, and Wellness,” I wanted to tackle the topic of experts.
What do I mean? There’s a concept called “beginner’s mind” or shoshin. In the expert’s mind, there are few possibilities. In the beginner’s mind, there are infinite. So I have been working hard, along with my team, to develop knowledge and unique expertise in financial planning, investment management, and in people that focus on tax, insurance or estate planning, buying versus renting a home—a number of different topics that we try to add to our knowledge bank. We spend a lot of time continuing to do research to be more valuable “experts” in those areas.
But oftentimes when you get into a conversation, it’s best to shed the expertise hat and approach [the topic] with a beginner’s mind. Approach by listening deeply from a beginner’s mind to understand what the issue is and really, deeply identify the root of the issue. Deeply identify what it is that is causing the stress, pain, or challenge that someone might be having—and then you can come up with infinite possibilities and perspective shifts to solve the impossible on your path to Wisdom, Wealth, and Wellness.
Have a great day.