Category Archives for "Stress Management"

Managing Specific Stressors Inherent to Financial Advisors

By Dr. Jack Singer

Besides having to deal with the “life stressors” we all experience, such as marital/family challenges, the death of parents, chronic illnesses, and the like, financial advisors are faced with a multitude of potential stressors directly related to their profession. Fortunately, by using some simple methods, these stressors inherent to financial advisors can be managed. Many […]

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Financial Advisors: The Real Cause of Your Stress

By Dr. Jack Singer

Many advisors have contacted me for help dealing with their stress during the recent roller coaster upheavals in the market. As I have written in many articles over the years, it’s important to remember that events, such as volatile markets, don’t cause stress. Your interpretation of the events (for example, telling yourself that now some […]

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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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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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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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The Manager’s Success Toolbox

By Dr. Jack Singer

Managing Interpersonal Conflict in the Workplace Managing interpersonal conflict in organizations is among the most critical and important skills that employees on all levels of the organization can possess. Job insecurity, fueled by fears of downsizing, mergers, the unstable economy and an unknown organizational future, produces fertile ground for the development of conflict. Moreover, advances […]

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