How Do You Stop The Stress And Worry

How Do You Stop The Stress And Worry



I recently attended a​ dinner where a​ franchise owner of​ a​ fast food restaurant spoke. the​ owner had been in​ business for several years,​ 25+,​ and told of​ some of​ the​ trials she encountered along the​ way. She was a​ very engaging speaker and I enjoyed it​ very much. After she spoke it​ was question time. a​ person in​ the​ audience was the​ owner of​ a​ one-year old hair salon. Her question was,​ "How do you​ go home and not take the​ stress and worry of​ the​ business with you?" the​ speaker’s answer was,​ “you always take it​ home but something that would help is​ to​ turn off your cell phone.”

Well,​ I agree with what she said about turning off the​ cell phone but there are other processes that came to​ my mind where the​ owner might benefit also. Here are some of​ my thoughts:

Do you​ have a​ business plan? if​ not,​ start today and put your vision and dreams in​ writing. it​ will help you​ to​ see the​ objectives that need to​ be achieved.

Join a​ CEO Roundtable group. it​ helps to​ meet with others that have the​ same type of​ issues.

If no CEO Roundtable,​ bring in​ a​ professional you​ can trust. Whether it​ is​ a​ business coach,​ advisor,​ or​ financial advisor. Do not hold back on​ the​ cost of​ good advice. They will become your confidante and friend,​ and will bring good advice and guidance for your business and you​ personally.

If you​ do not want professional help,​ reach out to​ your local Chamber of​ Commerce. They usually have a​ Small Business Center and have access to​ information that will help you​ to​ work through different processes in​ running a​ business.

As a​ business owner,​ I truly believe in​ a​ business plan. I have one for my business also. Mine is​ not for borrowing money but for giving me guidance as​ I try to​ grow my business to​ the​ level I have projected. I also have a​ marketing plan that is​ in​ constant state of​ change. Planning will not stop the​ stress and the​ worry,​ but it​ will help you​ to​ know what your next step is​ in​ the​ process. it​ helps to​ have your plans in​ writing,​ in​ your words,​ and share it​ with others. They are adaptable to​ the​ ever-changing growth and curves in​ your business. Refer to​ them frequently (monthly is​ good,​ weekly is​ awesome!). it​ is​ unbelievable how many businesses start without a​ plan. Start today! you​ have probably heard this—

If you​ fail to​ plan,​ you​ plan to​ fail!

Listed above are no sure-fire cures for stress and worry but it​ is​ a​ start on​ knowing what you​ need to​ do to​ accomplish your dreams. if​ you​ feel you​ are not heading in​ the​ right direction,​ modify your initiatives and plans. Dream big and plan to​ succeed!




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