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UMASS Embraces Derrick Gordon As He Comes Out as Gay

UMASS Embraces Derrick Gordon As He Comes Out as Gay


I am so very proud of my alma mater, the University of Massachusetts, for embracing basketball star, Derrick Gordon, who showed immense courage and bravery on Wednesday, when he became the first Division 1 basketball player to publicly announce that he is gay. Derrick had discussed this with his teammates, coaching staff and athletic director prior to making the public announcement and all support... Read More »

Alanna Shaikh: How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s


When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s, most of us respond with denial (“It won’t happen to me”) or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She’s taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment — should it arrive — when she herself gets Alzheimer’s disease. Read More »

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Confidence / Stress / Stress Management

3 videos by Amy Cuddy that you should watch. There has been a lot of research into how others perceive our body language, and the importance of sending the right message. However, Amy Cuddy delves into how we are influenced by our own body language — and how a few strategic power poses can make a world of difference in our self-confidence and stress levels.     Read More »

What makes you tick?

What Really Makes You Tick?

Confidence / Self Improvement

Self Improvement – 5 questions you should ask yourself If you are like me, I often view myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course there is ALWAYS room for improvement. It is human nature to want to aspire daily for something deeper and more meaningful in life. But life can sometimes get in the way, or to put in in plain language, there is often not enough ho... Read More »

NFL player Michael Sam comes out as gay

HUGE Kudos to Michael A. Sam

Professional Sports

Huge kudos to Michael Sams, the All-American defensive lineman from Missouri, for announcing that he is gay, prior to the the NFL draft. Here is a man with conviction, courage and intelligence, pre-empting difficulties he may have had by “hiding” during his NFL career. He is telling the NFL that he is here to help a team win… period. By coming out, Michael will now know that what... Read More »

Problem solving tips from Dr. Jack Singer

Creative Problem Solving Tips

Self Improvement

Everyday problems usually respond to tried-and-true solutions. But sometimes you need to go beyond the obvious. Try these tactics when you need to take a more creative approach to problem-solving. Do some extra research. Don’t assume you have all the facts you need. Before trying to solve the problem, dig deep into the background and the issues surrounding it. You may uncover something new that wi... Read More »

How to Permanently Master Your Anger by Dr. Jack Singer

Getting Calm to Get Inspired

Anger Management / Stress Management

Everyone has days when “inspired” is the last word they would use to describe their mood. Not even close, in fact! The good news is that while inspiration cannot be forced, there are some simple tips to follow that can result in you getting calm enough to call inspiration your friend again. Where to Start Calm your mind.  Worrying over your rotten mood or lack of inspiration is just going to make ... Read More »

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Adopting Anger Management Skills that Work

Anger Management

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” ~  Ambrose Bierce There are many, many positive techniques and skills related to anger management. Since anger management seems to affect so many people in society, it is imperative to design and create techniques, teach skills, provide counseling and provide appropriate care and support. Since anger issues affect i... Read More »

Is it time for a financial fire drill?

Is Your Retirement Plan in Place? A Retirement Fire Drill Might Be in Order

Financial Advisors

If your retirement isn’t as far off as it used to be, it may be time to do a retirement fire drill. Most people get to choose when they retire, but you don’t want to be caught in a situation where you HAVE to retire and can’t. So how do you have a retirement fire drill? Easy enough – pretend you are now ready to begin the retirement phase of your life. Here are few areas to use when you cond... Read More »

How to deal with workplace stress

Manage Job/Workplace Stress – The Golden Rule

Stress / Stress Management

There are many times that you apply for the job. You get the job. And the job pretty much sucks. You often put in your best efforts, but everyone around you is dissatisfied. The reasons are beyond your understanding. Your fellow-workers are not happy with you; some of them do not hesitate to taunt you. Your boss frowns at you for nothing. Your wife nags you for your late arrival by 30 minutes from... Read More »

5 Tips for Balancing Work and Home Life by Dr. Jack Singer

5 Tips For Balancing Work and Home Life

Stress Management

In a world that seems to be ever more frantic it is more important by the day to find a sustainable balance in your work and home life. Without balance we become over stressed, which is not healthy. So it’s important to find balance between work and home life. Let’s look at 5 tips for balancing work and home life by being on the look out for the following:. Look at your work schedule. Are you work... Read More »

New Year's Resolutions

Leave the Scale Behind and Embrace a Healthier Happier Lifestyle

Fitness and Health

2014 is all about making your life better and you can do that by getting stronger and healthier. There’s nothing like surrounding yourself with like-minded people to get you fired up on your fitness journey. Talk to local personal trainers, nutritionists or your doctor to receive inside tips on how to improve your quality of life one step at a time. The more involved you are in your own proc... Read More »

Critical Mass Radio Show December 18, 2013 Brad Leggett and Dr. Jack Singer

Critical Mass Radio Show Interview

Financial Advisors

Critical Mass Radio Show December 18, 2013 Brad Leggett and Dr. Jack Singer Brad Leggett, a founder and CEO of The Leggett Group Inc., joins us in the studio to talk about how mid-sized companies can take their firms to the next level with just one key component: Sales. Dr. Jack Singer, a professional public speaker, sports psychologist and clinical psychologist, joins the program to talk about ho... Read More »

Reviews for “The Financial Advisor’s ULTIMATE Stress Mastery Guide”

Reviews for “The Financial Advisor’s ULTIMATE Stress Mastery Guide”

Advising the Advisors

I am so honored to have received such glowing reviews for my soon-to-be-released book for financial advisors from these industry leaders. Read More »

Exploring an Overlooked, Very Lucrative Market Niche – Women! Part 1

Advising the Advisors

Advising the Advisors –  Exploring an Overlooked, Very Lucrative Market Niche-Women! Part 1 By Jack Singer, Ph.D. Professional Clinical/Sport Psychologist and Professional Speaker/Trainer/Coach for Financial Advisors and Insurance Producers A recent study by Fidelity Investments found that 70% of widows fire their financial advisor within one year after their spouse dies!  Why would so many ... Read More »

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