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NAPFA Podcast with Dr. Jody Jacobson: The Neuroscience of Next Level Success

In Episode #01 of Mindset Mastery, “The Neuroscience of Next Level Success“, podcast host Marie Swift of Impact Communications speaks with Dr. Jody Jacobson, founder of the Human Skills Institute. In a nutshell: The human brain is naturally wired to see what’s missing or wrong. This is a hold-over from primordial times when the brain’s…

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What this Time of Crisis May Germinate

One of my favorite theories of adult developmental is the theory of positive disintegration. The original theorist, Kazimierzc Dabrowski, who lived and practiced during the Nazi invasion of Poland, observed that during historic crises some people rise to heightened levels of human development, whereas some devolve to lower levels. I have 100 percent faith that…

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Unleashing Mindfulness in Your Financial Advisory or Business

Cultivating Mindfulness for Clients, Focus, and Growth By Jody Jacobson, PhD If you’re like me and the planners I’ve been talking with the past few days, this time of year is a mix of busy-ness and anticipation. You may be finishing up with clients, holiday parties, preparing for 14 guests for Christmas dinner or to…

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Ed Jacobson, PhD

In Memoriam: How do you want to be remembered?

  As some of our readers already know, and others are just learning, Ed Jacobson passed away peacefully on September 19th. Ed was my business and life partner and a loving friend, teacher, and touchstone for so many of our readers. Fortunately, Ed captured the essence of his call to mindful practice and loving kindness…

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ADHD, ADD, Business ADD, Anxiety, Stress, Overwhelm, Business Strategy

Does Your Business or Marketing Strategy Have ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder?

By Jody Jacobson, PhD   Your business can develop temporary or permanent attention deficit disorder (ADD) at any time, even if you or other leaders in your company don’t have it. Business ADD steals focus and can create strain, pain, and unnecessary loss of productivity and profits. 10 Warning Signs That You May Be Dealing with Business…

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When Growing Your Business, Go Slow to Go Fast to Avoid Quick Fixes that Fail

Business owners like you and me are bombarded with marketing emails and social media campaigns by the day, hour, and minute. Professional marketers are so good at marketing and selling that they’ve convinced most of us that what we need to do to fill our schedules with ideal clients is more, more, more marketing—more Facebook…

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Change Your Questions, Change Your Results Fast

You get more of what you ask questions about. Ask about what’s not working or needs to be fixed and you learn about what’s broken. Ask about what’s best and how to create more of it, and you get more of it. In 1985, David Cooperrider, a budding thought leader in the positive psychology and…

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