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Proven Psychological Strategies that Corporations Should Use to Maximize Peak Performance Among Employees!

Proven Psychological Strategies that Corporations Should Use to Maximize Peak Performance Among Employees!

Blog / Workplace Wellness

I have written extensively about how more and more companies are recognizing that putting health and wellness programs on board ultimately helps their bottom line by maximizing peak performance in employees.  Do you wonder why such programs are directly related to profits? Nearly One Million Employees Miss Work Each Day Because of Overwhelming Stress Lost hours due to absenteeism, reduced producti... Read More »

Psychological strategies

3 Proven Psychological Strategies to Add Years to Your Life!

Confidence / Self Improvement / Stress Management

No, we haven’t found the fountain of youth. However, psychologists and neuroscientists have conducted a ton of research regarding how people can flourish in this life and enjoy happiness, while actually extending their lives— in both a physically and mentally healthy way. This post truly captures the essence of the three most powerful, research-based psychological strategies to make this happen &#... Read More »

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics: Sports Psychologists and Positive Psychology

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics: Sports Psychologists and Positive Psychology

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Elite Athletes

I am so proud that my emerging field of “Sports Psychology” is always on display during the Olympics, as the US teams each have sport psychologists who specialize in their sport. Now, I apply the exact same techniques for sales, HR, and Financial Professionals.  The article below was written by psychologist, Rodney L. Lowman.  He says it better than I can. – Dr. Jack Singer Guest Post by Psy... Read More »

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Simple Secrets for Using the Power of Positive Affirmations to Supercharge Your Sales Success

Blog / Confidence / Sales Professionals / Self Improvement

Since Ruth Fishel published her classic book, “Change Almost Anything in 21 Days,” the power of using positive affirmations has gained much attention.  We now know from the rich research conducted in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that our belief systems and the thoughts connected with them drive our success or failure. Much outcome research has been conducted with sales professio... Read More »

Smart Communication Tips for Creating a Healthy Workplace

Smart Communication Tips for Creating a Healthy Workplace

Blog / Workplace Wellness

In previous articles, I mentioned the ongoing research cited by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Center for Organizational Excellence in embracing the principles of a “Psychologically Healthy Workplace.”  This is another piece of the Workplace Excellence puzzle—the role of smart communication in the design and implementation of healthy workplace practices. Smart Communication in the ... Read More »

Tips for Healthcare Professionals - 3 Keys to Preventing Burnout

Healthcare Professionals: 3 Keys to Preventing Burnout

Blog / Stress / Stress Management

We don’t often think about the extreme stress that medical practitioners endure while shouldering the tremendous responsibility for the lives of their patients. Burnout and early career termination are frequent occurrences among these professionals, whether they are doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, trauma first responders, EMS professionals or emergency room staff. Some of these medic... Read More »

2016 APA Work and Well-Being Survey Shows that We Still Have a Long Way to Go in Job Stress and Workplace Wellness

2016 APA Work and Well-Being Survey: Still a Long Way to Go in Workplace Wellness

Blog / Stress / Workplace Wellness

Every year the American Psychological Association conducts a survey to study stress, workplace wellness, and other critical factors among America’s workers. The 2016 survey was conducted in March and findings were released in June, so it’s time once again to examine the results of the APA Work and Well-Being Survey. The results show key areas where employers can improve their respective workplaces... Read More »

rivet your clients and friends to your brand

A Fabulous Idea to Firmly Rivet Your Clients and Their Friends to Your Brand

Featured / Workplace Wellness

With so much competition in the marketplace, many businesses are continually looking for ways to build their brand and expand their reach to new markets. This requires a business to develop a solid foundation of people and products in their own organization, which is fundamental to building a solid brand. However, some smart businesses are taking their growth to a whole new level by finding ways t... Read More »

The Important Link Between Optimism and Sales Success

The Important Link Between Optimism and Sales Success

Blog / Confidence / Sales Professionals / Self Improvement

How do you explain unfortunate events to yourself, such as not getting the sale? Is the tone of your self-talk optimistic or pessimistic? As it turns out, the way you explain negative life events matters because there is a link between optimism and sales success. Based on over 1000 studies, we know that optimism has the power to boost your sales. Research on the link between optimism and sales beg... Read More »

How Corporate Wellness Programs Boost Employees AND Companies

How Corporate Wellness Programs Boost Employees AND Companies

Self Improvement / Stress / Stress Management / Workplace Wellness

Corporate wellness is a current buzz word, but the fact is, some businesses have been offering corporate wellness programs for years or even decades. New research on corporate wellness and the physical effects of stress is making more and more corporations interested in implementing their own wellness programs, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes the norm in the future. Arguably the most c... Read More »

How Stress Impacts Physical Health - Fight or Flight in the 21st Century

How Stress Impacts Physical Health: Fight or Flight in the 21st Century

Blog / Stress / Stress Management

In my last blog post over at Advising the Advisors, I talked about how stress forms. Although most people view stress as the result of specific negative events in their lives, stress is actually not formed by these events but rather how you interpret them. A negative event can trigger a series of negative thought patterns, and when you get caught in these tangents you, yourself, create your own st... Read More »

Psychologically Healthy Workplace

The Power of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

Blog / Featured / Work-Life Balance / Workplace Wellness

For many years now, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Center for Organizational Excellence has recognized companies across the U.S. that embody the principals of a “Psychologically Healthy Workplace.” For years, I’ve been involved in cutting-edge research on the specific ingredients that make up such workplaces.  All organizations should strive to embrace these characteristics, ... Read More »

Emotional Wellbeing

How Stress Can Knock the Health Out of You!

Stress / Stress Management

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 clear relationships between stress and major diseases, including asthma, back... Read More »

Advisors: 4 Steps to Reduce Stress

Advisors: 4 Steps to Reduce Stress

Advising the Advisors / Stress Management

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” is that little voice within that spews out an average of... Read More »

Advisors: 4 Steps to Reduce Stress

Solutions for the Stress of Wealth Management

Advising the Advisors

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 by fiducia... Read More »

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