Tip of the Week – Jan 12, 2011

Simplifying the Pressures of Business

I could talk about using organizational tools, delegation or better time management — all of those would be good suggestions for reducing pressure.  But the most effective way to minimize the daily stress of running your business is to take time away from it.  I am guessing that your gut reaction is that you don’t have a second to lose and can’t afford to do anything other than pour every ounce of energy and every waking moment into your startup.  The truth is that the only way to manage it all is to make sure that you manage yourself well first.

Carve out time each day just for you.  Whether you go outside to eat your lunch under a tree in the park, walk your dog, go for a run or just take some time to enjoy the silence, when you regularly take time to invest in your business’s most priceless commodity, you will be more effective at handling the daily demands and challenges that come from running your own show.

To your business success!


  1. Posted February 2, 2011 at 9:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great reminder! And in between those definite breaks, take just 5 seconds, breathe out, and relax every muscle in your body. Sounds silly — big payoff!

    Stress management is a part of successful business, customer relations, and great people skills.

    Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach

    • Posted February 2, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink | Reply

      Kate, You are so right! Thank you for your comment and the reminder that we should never forget the power of breathing. 🙂

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