Clemons inspired the advisors so as to add extra range, particularly girls, to their occupation because it will increase their likelihood of success. He additionally chuckled about his personal success – which he famous was primarily based on being “extra of a coward” since he ran extra yards than any participant in skilled soccer historical past. However, he famous that he valued being a husband and pa much more than his profession accomplishments, which have additionally been famous within the Corridor of Fame.
“Everybody on this room already has a degree of success,” he mentioned. “However, I’m going to only ask you to press a bit of additional. You want to discover a approach since you’ve obtained the facility to make issues higher.”
He informed the Biblical Good Samaritan story, emphasizing the theme of placing others earlier than themselves, which he famous that monetary advisors do by first caring for his or her shoppers. He additionally shared poems and different tales concerning the significance of constructing bridges, not fences, between folks.
Whereas Clemons acknowledged the quantity of regulatory paperwork advisors do, he inspired the regulators and advisors to work collectively: “The extra we are able to work collectively to the good thing about each Canadian, the higher likelihood we’re spreading our wings and with the ability to accomplish extra.”