3 Stress Mastery Tips to Buffer Your Stress

By Dr. Jack Singer

In my initial article, I talked about the surveys done with financial advisors right after the 2008 financial crisis and the alarming percentage of advisors who actually suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result. We don’t know how many advisors actually retired or tried to change their careers in response to the stress […]

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5 Critical Factors to Supercharge Your Self-Confidence as a World Class Advisor

By Dr. Jack Singer

In my 33 years of consulting with Olympic, World Champion and professional athletes, plus my consulting and mentoring experience with financial advisors…all directed at teaching them to develop a champion’s mindset, I have seen many parallels, when it comes to the critical issue of self-confidence. Many factors have either eroded or enhanced the level of self-confidence that you now […]

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How Stress Can Knock the Health Out of You!

By Dr. Jack Singer

Robert Sapolsky in his wonderful book, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” said it best: “A critical shift in medicine has been the recognition that many of the damaging diseases of slow accumulation can be either caused or made far worse by stress. Accordingly, a wealth of research has surfaced over the past 30 years showing […]

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Advisors: 4 Steps to Reduce Stress

By Dr. Jack Singer

The foundation of stress is not an event, such as dealing with an angry client, having difficulty with your prospecting calls, or watching the market tank unexpectedly. It is your “self-talk” about each event that either causes stress or doesn’t.  These “self-talk” habits are part of what I call your “internal critic.” Your “internal critic” […]

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Solutions for the Stress of Wealth Management

By Dr. Jack Singer

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually because of stress: stress-related medical insurance claims; workers’ compensation benefits; reduced productivity and so on. UNDERSTAND THE SOURCE Feelings of stress, including the symptoms mentioned above, are not directly caused by the necessity to make cold calls or generate referrals, by market fluctuations and disgruntled clients or […]

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Do Advisors, Clients Suffer From PTSD?

By Dr. Jack Singer

When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, we typically envision combat, tornadoes, and hurricanes. But PTSD is not limited to life-threatening events. Events threatening financial security (and even career-security) can be very traumatic. A recent study reported in Health & Social Work examined the risk of PTSD associated with sudden and dramatic personal financial loss. […]

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How Advisors Can Avoid Fear of Failure

By Dr. Jack Singer

In a recent post I talked about how Joe Flacco avoided the temptation to feel like an imposter in the 2013 Super Bowl. Despite few pundits giving the Ravens a chance in the game, and most of the attention focusing on the 49ers and their rookie quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, Flacco overcame any concerns that he did […]

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