Job Stressors: What Financial Advisors Can Learn from Athletic Training Coaches

I am honored that I have been invited to address members of the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), in Dallas, on May 5th. These coaches are unique resources for athletes, as they take responsibility for helping to develop these people for life, as well as in their sport. Although this is a […]

Mental Toughness Lessons From The 2016 Super Bowl Quarterbacks

With 34 years as a professional sports psychologist, I know a thing or two about mental toughness, overcoming adversity and what it takes to become a champion. As I watched Super Bowl 50, I noticed a striking difference between the quarterbacks on those key points. Peyton Manning displayed all the characteristics that make up […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Advising the Advisors, Applied Sports Psychology, Blog|1 Comment

Seahawks Share A Valuable Lesson Advisor’s Need to Learn

In last week’s playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers, Pete Carroll found his team behind at halftime 31-0. How he handled this situation is a lesson that all financial advisors should take to heart.
Coming Back From Behind
Following his tremendous leadership and optimistic core values, the entire team still believed they could […]

A True Example of How to Overcome Setbacks Like a Champion

One of the best ways financial professionals can re-focus their mindset away from pessimism and move toward optimism is by recognizing that missed opportunities, disappointing results (in their prospecting, for example), and losing clients are temporary setbacks, not indicative of  failure or advisor weakness.

Too often, advisors beat themselves up after such setbacks.  The research on […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Advising the Advisors, Applied Sports Psychology, Blog|0 Comments

What the 2015 Kansas City Royals World Series Win Can Teach Financial Advisors About Overcoming Adversity

Financial professionals face adversity in a variety of forms – difficult clients, market volatility, and a number of other stressors faced on a daily, weekly and yearly basis. The thing about adversity is that you can’t avoid it – but how you react to it is completely under your control.

I consult with many advisors […]