Mastering Twenty Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient Advisors: Part Two

This is Part 2 of my series directed at showing you the of habits of emotionally resilient financial advisors. What is important to remember is that you don’t have to master all twenty of these habits in order to develop resilience to the stressors inherent in your profession.

Emotional resilience involves the ability to withstand […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Blog, Stress Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mastering Twenty Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient Advisors: Part One

Have you ever wondered how some advisors you know remain calm and emotionally stable despite adversity and challenges? Have you watched co-workers in the same challenging situations in which you find yourself, reacting with much less stress than you do? Have you concluded that these people are lucky because it’s in their DNA to […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog, Stress Management|0 Comments

10 Remarkable Stress Facts that Every Advisor Should Know: Part 2

In my last blog (Part 1.) I discussed the first 5 remarkable stress facts that every advisor should be aware of:

Your Personality Dynamics Can Make You More Prone to Stress
Even Small Amounts of Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Health in a Negative Way
You Do Not Need to Eliminate All Stress to be Happy and […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Stress, Stress Management|0 Comments

10 Remarkable Stress Facts that Every Advisor Should Know: Part 1

Everyone talks about the stress that goes with the territory in the financial services industry. Indeed, I get calls weekly from advisors who want me to help them deal with their stress.

There is so much information out there about the effects of stress that it can be stressful and overwhelming just trying to absorb […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Stress, Stress Management|0 Comments

Avoid Advisor Burnout: 7 Client Personality Types to Eliminate from Your Practice (Part 1)

During these days of relative market flatness, with no negative economic or world events looming, advisors find it relatively easy to deal with the variety of personality types in their financial practice. But, when the market inevitably tanks or develops remarkable volatility, it is obviously very unsettling. One of the main reasons is because […]

7 Powerful Secrets for Eliminating Advisors’ Self-Imposed Stress

In essence, all of our stress is actually self-imposed.  What do I mean by that?  Events and situations that advisors deal with do not cause advisor stress. It’s not the event, but your interpretation of the event that either causes stress or relaxed feelings.  The choice is yours.  It’s all about the conversations you […]

3 Powerful Take-Aways that Financial Advisors Can Learn from LeBron James

Game 7 of the NBA champion series was the most highly rated sports show in decades.  Here was the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, and they were playing at home for the championship. LeBron’s team (the Cleveland Cavaliers) had been down 3 games to 1 before they tied it up at 3-3. Never before […]

The Simple Technique for Avoiding Provider Burnout and Lowering Stress

I was recently in a doctor’s office, and he related to me that he is suffering from “provider burnout.” Sadly, this is something that is becoming more and more common among professionals in all types of service-based industries. Is this a new epidemic or just the result of a more common and easily fixable […]

How to Use Active Listening to Manage Stress and Strengthen Client Relationships

Stress mastery is an important skill for everyone, regardless of their career or industry. For financial advisors, stress mastery can help you perform better under pressure and better deal with difficult clients.

The key to stress mastery is understanding that events themselves do not cause your stress – you cause your own stress by the […]

Stress Mastery Tips for Type A and People-Pleasing Personalities

In my last few blog posts, I have discussed not only corporate wellness programs, but also the importance of individuals taking mental health into their own hands. Mental health involves managing stress, because stress is not caused by events themselves but rather how we interpret events. On my Developing the Mindset of a Champion […]