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  • Writer's pictureTravis Parry

Ep 108: Challenging the Status Quo with Chris Manske

Updated: Apr 13, 2023




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Today we are joined by Chris Manske, CFP®, president of Manske Wealth Management. Chris has been praised, published, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Readers Digest, Forbes, and many more. He’s a frequent guest on national podcasts and tv shows and is author of the book The Prepared Advisor: How to Prevent the Next Crisis from Affecting Your Financial Independence.

After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at WestPoint as an army captain, Chris left the military to become a financial advisor. Twelve years later, he took the leap and started his own firm, which has now grown to be one of the biggest firms in Houston.

In this episode, Chris discusses how balance has looked different throughout his life and how shifting priorities have taught him to look at balance in a variety of ways. He shares insight into finding balance in the financial sector and emphasizes how teamwork, diversification, and thankfulness can greatly impact work culture.

Join us today as we discuss these things:

  • 1:39 – Chris shares his story and what led him to financial advisement.

  • 6:35 – Chris talks about whether it’s possible to have a healthy balance in the financial sector.

  • 9:58 – What Chris has found to be a good balance for him as a business owner.

  • 19:26 – How having a balanced team approach has allowed his firm to grow.

  • 24:44 – Chris talks about the difficulties of juggling growth with balance.

  • 33:01 – “There is a lot that the financial sector does that should change.” Chris’ advice for advisors trying to run their company with balance.


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