Eszylfie Taylor is the President of  Taylor Insurance and Financial Services and the curator of the Taylor Method. He is one of America’s top financial advisors. As CEO of The Taylor Method, his firm provides a roadmap for financial advisors who want to create breakthroughs in their practice. Taylor made a name for himself by separating from the pack in the cut-throat business of financial advising and with an extensive list of awards and accolades to his name, he has rightfully earned his success. 

Always sharing knowledge, the financial guru took to social media to educate his followers on “The Three Things The Best Financial Advisors Have In Common.” Taylor went on to explain that high-earning financial advisors don’t just sell products, under-communicate, or lack confidence. He went on to clarify that the ones who achieve the most success provide solutions, use language that converts, and have thick skin and a positive mindset.

As a highly sought-after influencer, Taylor takes his message to the masses – from speaking at conferences across the globe to teaching his trademark strategy to 100,000+ professionals, he never stops demonstrating his contagious enthusiasm for both business and life. 

The dedicated philanthropist also sits on the board of several non-profits and is tireless in his efforts to support young children through sports, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities. One of the major keys to his success has been his dedication to his physical and mental well-being. “We do the hard stuff first. Take care of your body. It’s the only one you get,” he wrote while holding 15-pound weights during his exercise video. 

“Kicking it up a notch with the resistance bands,” one follower wrote. The long-time yogi and yoga instructor maintains a daily practice and teaches at some of LA’s most popular yoga studios.

Taylor recently sat down with Sheen for a candid conversation about making your retirement recession-proof, behaviors that optimize your physical, and financial mindset, and more. 

What behavior would you suggest applying daily to optimize your financial, mental, and physical mindset?  

The key to success in life across all of these three areas is discipline.  People who achieve great heights in life are not necessarily the most talented, smartest, or charismatic… They are the ones who push on in spite of adversity and trial. They are unrelenting in the pursuit of their dreams.  

What are 3 things readers can do with their retirement to make it recession-proof?  

  1. Diversify – make sure you have a well-balanced portfolio with a variety of asset classes such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and business interests.  
  2. Buy the dip- although it can be scary to jump into a depressed market, this is where the most money is made.  Fundamentally we want to buy low and sell high… commonly consumers jump in at the heights of a market and sell when the markets correct; that is a recipe for disaster
  3. Stay the course- remember planning for retirement is a long-term relationship, not a one-night stand.  Historically those who save over the long term and stay the course through good and bad times, fare far better than those who are always chasing the next big thing and take an extraordinary risk.  


What are your thoughts on savings and having a cash reserve? (How much money should people have saved and not invested). 

 Ideally, consumers should have at least 3-6 months of expenses saved.  If you exceed more than 12 months you may suffer opportunity cost in that your money could be earning a higher rate of return being put to good use rather than sitting in your checking out.  So, unless you have a major financial objection (like buying a new home or big family vacation etc…) you have to remember it is better to have your money working for you rather than having to work for your money.  


What is your message to the masses?  

My message to all is to dream big and not be afraid to fail.  Fortune favors the bold and more specifically, the bold who are stubborn.  I define stubbornness as passion with a purpose.  We exist to live life to the fullest and experience love, laughter, and community.  You find balance in your mind, believe in yourself, and opt to think positively rather than negatively. You have to take care of your body; recognizing that we only have one.. No one was ever on their deathbed wishing they had more money.  Lastly, money… While it cannot buy happiness; it can buy everything else.  We need to understand money and how it works.  It is a very powerful tool if used properly. Remember this is an ongoing journey. Do not get too high on the highs or too low on the lows.  Just don’t quit… If you do, it will become a habit.

For more information, Follow Taylor on IG@eszylfietaylor