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  • Positive Polarity Podcast

The Most Important Day Is Today


Reformed physicist, financial planner, startup founder and autodidactic polymath best described as a Swiss Army Knife, Joe Templin has invested the past two and a half plus decades to helping others reach their financial potential as a planner, trainer, mentor and creator.

Joe has served as a member of NAIFA (the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) on the local, state, and national level, and including three terms on the NAIFA National Young Advisors Team (YAT) Subcommittee and was honored as one of the 2011 Four Under 40. He is a graduate of the Leadership in Life Institute of NAIFA as well as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is an alum of Johns Hopkins University.

Joe earned his CFP® and has written hundreds of review questions for the exam, as well as his CHARTERED ADVISOR OF PHILANTHROPY, CLU, and ChFC designations and qualified numerous times for the Million Dollar Round Table. He has been a business columnist for the Albany Times Union, Adviser Today Magazine, The Ballston Journal, and Insurance News Net. Joe earned his Certified Executive Counsellor designation as well as his Certified Master Executive Counsellor in 2021.

Joe served as the President of the Castle Alpha Tau Foundation for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and as the Chapter Advisor, and is currently a Vice President of The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region. He has been a member of The Ancient Order of Hibernians for over 20 years, and is the Lieutenant of the Honor Guard.

Templin is the Managing Director of the Unique Minds Consulting Group, LLC, and is the author of Every Day Excellence, the Kindle #1 New Release in Professional Development. Joe also co-authored Do You Want To Make MDRT, Or Not? with Dr. John Stolk as well as Choices: Creating a Financial Services Career.

Joe is a Co-Founder and President of The Intro Machine, Inc. an organization dedicated to teaching professionals in a variety of fields how to build an Introduction Based Business. He has spoken all across the US and Canada on ethical business development.

In his free time, Joe enjoys running Ragnars (200ish mile team relay races), ultramarathons, and is a 4th Dan from the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea and former International Champion. He lives in Gansevoort, New York, with his hooligan boys Danny, Liam, and Colin. They are huge Yankees fans.

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Our guest this week died when he was 10 years old, started college classes when he was 13, has run multiple ultra-marathons and is a marital arts champion. What an inspiration! This week, Joe Templin challenges us to improve a little every single day and to challenge ourselves in new ways. Joe always has a positive attitude and did not accept his limitations and has flourished, even from an early age. He strives for consistency to be excellent and provides various ways for us to be the best version of ourselves, every single day.

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