One Year and Counting
Quinn Waddington - Jun 13, 2017
It is amazing to think that it has already been a full year since I took the plunge and created Waddington Wealth Management Group. I had previously worked in the industry for 8 years, with the majority of that as an Associate Investment Advisor for
One Year and Counting
It is amazing to think that it has already been a full year since I took the plunge and created Waddington Wealth Management Group. I had previously worked in the industry for 8 years, with the majority of that as an Associate Investment Advisor for another team.
I definitely learned a lot over those 8 years but decided it was time to take the knowledge and experience that I gained and create my own group with a strong focus on truly doing what is best for the client. It has always been my belief that if you looked after your clients and did what was in their best interest, your clients would in turn take care of you. I have made that my business model and looking back I couldn’t be happier with that decision.
In just the first 12 months, Waddington Wealth Management Group has more than doubled in size and I only have my wonderful clients to thank for that. I have received numerous referrals from current clients and have also recently had the pleasure of meeting new people and having them say “so-and-so raves about you” or “so-and-so speaks super highly of you”. Having my clients refer friends to me and speak about me in that way is humbling but also the best confirmation that my business model is the only way I want to run my business.
Starting my own group has definitely increased my workload but it has also allowed me more flexibility in my day. This has given me more time to volunteer over the last year with the two largest roles including joining the boards for both the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and the Royal City Rotary Club.
The other factor contributing to my flexibility has been all of the support that I have received from my family and friends. My wife, Liz, has been everything I could ask for in a partner. On top of her full-time job she makes sure our two boys have the childhood they deserve and keeps our home running. Speaking of our two boys, they are a constant reminder of what life is all about and I thank them for that. Our parents and friends that have provided childcare, meals and even housework have also been amazing.
It has been a wonderfully busy year and I will always look back on it fondly. With that said, I am looking forward to what year two has to offer. I am looking forward to working and growing with my clients. I am looking forward to meeting and helping new people. I am looking forward to contributing more to my community. Lastly, I am looking forward to summer with my family and friends!
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