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Jeff Gitterman

Entries by Jeff Gitterman

The Internet and the Earth

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 7:48 AM

The phrase "World Wide Web" literally conjures up an image of a spider web made up of 6 billion lines connecting all the people on the planet. During our lifetime, this amazing technology has emerged and can be seen as an outward manifestation of the idea that we are all...

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The Most Important Thing I Never Learned in School

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 5:26 PM

I started working in the financial field in 1990. I knew that I wanted to help people, and I also wanted to make money. Getting out of college there was no option to move back in with my parents, so I had to get out there and look for things,...

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The Art of Listening

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 10:31 AM

Have you ever noticed that the words listen and silent are spelled with the same letters? Perhaps this is no accident, because in many ways they mean the same thing. Have you ever talked to someone and walked away feeling enriched because they were such a good listener, even if...

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Financial Advisors and the Recession

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 5:39 PM

In the wake of the recession, people are finding financial advisors, especially good ones who have really deep relationships with their clients, more necessary than ever. Many advisors are greatly weighed down by their own internal panic about what happened and therefore have very little capacity to deal with their...

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Setting Goals: The Power of Visualization to Create the Life You Want

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 9:31 PM

As a financial advisor, I often tell my clients that the most important investment they can ever make is that of their energy and attention in their future, as I've seen firsthand what happens when people learn to consciously direct their thoughts toward the future they want to create. When...

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Putting Money Back in Its Place

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2011 | 1:19 PM

As a financial advisor, money is certainly a subject that's close to my heart. When I give group seminars, I often like to begin by asking people to give me definitions of what money means to them. And I always get a similar range of replies: freedom, security, opportunity, power....

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The Importance of Meditation

(15) Comments | Posted April 16, 2011 | 12:20 PM

I once read an article about Max Planck, who won a Nobel Prize for his work with atoms. After years of study and research, Planck eventually said he could only know one thing -- that some invisible force holds together energy to create this minute solar system, and he must...

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The Currency of Attention

(14) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 8:54 AM

Webster's dictionary defines attention as "a mental concentration or readiness," but this definition does little to evoke the power of this force as it relates to its economic, political, social and personal power. We talk about paying attention. Someone popular is the center of attention. As intangible as it may...

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On Giving

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 11:58 AM

In the conventional sense, philanthropy means "love for mankind, usually demonstrated by giving money to, or doing work for, other people." When it comes to financial philanthropy, most people who give generously are those who already consider themselves wealthy. As a financial advisor, I've seen this time and time again,...

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Owning Our Unique Expression

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 12:25 PM

Ever since I was a little kid, I've had this underlying sense that there was something specific in life I was supposed to be doing. Many people I meet tell me they feel the same way. But often they're not sure exactly what it is. Or they have something they...

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