“Nobody wants our job. But everyone thinks they do.” These are the words TwoBrain Mentor Jay Williams texted me on Friday night. After a rough week in which even my podcast interview didn’t happen on schedule, I reflected on how well I handle stress NOW than I did five years ago. I recalled those dashboard-punching, angry-email-sending days, and thought, “I bet these lessons can help someone else get through it.”
This episode is dedicated to the martyr; to the workhorse; to the owner who thinks, “I’ll just outwork everyone else, and things will be okay.” It’s not going to happen, and you’re hurting everyone (including yourself) in the meantime. You need to do something different. But that’s stressful. Here’s how to deal with it.
Other times, things are going to go wrong. Sometimes they’ll all go wrong at once. When they do, here are the tools to get you through.
In this episode, I briefly mention my own books, but the stuff going on BEHIND the scenes – even as those books were written – are revealed more fully. Stress is part of entrepreneurship, and – unfortunately – it will never go away. But you can train yourself to deal with it.
I also mention:
Meditations, my Marcus Aurelius (the link includes a free version, or you can find one through Google)
Bright Spots, which came from “Made To Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath.
You can find my books and the others listed in the TwoBrain Bookstore.
Recorded on October 3, 2016.