One of the benefits of working with Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) is the firm's commitment to upping their game. That ethos flows to their community of advisors as well. Yesterday I traveled to Charlotte along with 80 plus other financial advisors for a DFA sponsored workshop. The workshop had nothing whatsoever to do with investments. It was solely focused on improving communication with clients, with a variety of experts sharing research and ideas to help me improve my game, and by extension, the work I do on behalf of clients.
One of the similarities I love between the advisory profession and athletics is the constant of improving your game, never being satisfied with where you are, a constant striving to #getbetter (as a coaching friend of mine likes to say!)