11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (May 9-13)

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz , May 9-13, 2016 . Click the headline to read the full article. Enjoy!

1. How My Special Needs Daughter Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneurs find a way to remain determined and motivated in the face of setbacks and rejection. They don’t allow the limiting emotions of uncertainty and doubt hold them back. Successful entrepreneurs find a way to remain focused and push through those fears. — Matt Sonnen

2. Letting the Winners Run: Using ADRs to Deliver Your Active, International Exposure

Despite the obstacles, international stocks are a vital part of a strong, diversified portfolio. But how do you persuade your clients to take the leap? And even if they do, what’s the best way to go about adding non-US assets to a portfolio when you’re working with smaller clients for whom mutual funds aren’t the best option? — Nasdaq Global Indexes

3. 5 Spy Tricks to Create Trust with Others

People are capable of deceiving themselves into believing any number of things—sometimes they exaggerate their own importance or abilities to impress others. Sometimes they’re too critical of their own efforts and don’t give themselves enough credit for their accomplishments. — LaRae Quy

4. The Advisor Alpha: How Much Are You Worth to Clients?

Have you ever had a prospective investor or current client ask how you can be worth your fees? Or maybe they were just thinking, “How can this Registered Investment Advisor or financial planner add value to my portfolio? — Frank Serebrin

5. A+ Ways to Use Your Time Wisely When It Comes to Wealth Management

In fact, time is our most precious commodity. We regularly use words like “spend,” “kill,” and “waste” when we explain how we use the finite number of hours in our days. And the adage, “time is money,” certainly resonates when taking charge of financial affairs. — Marguerita Cheng

6. How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Relationships

The way we communicate has a lot to do with our attachment style, which was formed early in our development. This style also plays a critical role in how we approach, interact, respond and react to our partner as we attempt to resolve conflict. — Dr. Kristin Davin

7. Is Incompetent Client Service and Bad Client Service the Same?

We all have stories of why we won’t go back to a place of business. But what happens when a person has a good attitude, but just can’t deliver the service we want and expect? — Shep Hyken

8. Bridging the Robo Divide: Misperceptions Common, Awareness Low, Adoption Slow, Jury Still Out

The industry evolves as innovation disrupts the status-quo, driving a move to greater simplicity, transparency and choice, fostering new business models, and ultimately creating greater value. RIAs and fee-based advisors are driving this change—and creating the future of our industry. — Mitchell Caplan

9. 5 Ways to Stop Overthinking and Become More Produtive

Thinking is good and, frankly, you can probably bring to mind a few people who would benefit from exercising a bit more thought. Overthinking, however, can undermine our self-confidence, diminish our decision-making ability and waste a lot of time. — Dr. Christi Hegstad

10. 5 Business Takeaways From ‘Game of Thrones’

The wait for Game of Thrones is finally over. Backstabbing, intrigue, secrets, false alliances, fighting against invisible enemies—for some people, it’s almost like a normal week at the office. — Linda Ding

11. How to Choose an ETF That's Right for a Portfolio

With more than 1,600 funds to choose from, plus hundreds of indexing approaches, it can be a daunting task. Here are some guidelines for investors who are interested in a long-term strategy. — Marie Dzanis