8 Things I Wish I Knew about the Affects Of Stress Before I Started My Sale Career…
Posted Jul 23 2010 7:11am
In my many years of working with entrepreneurs and solopreneurs they are so busy that they do not even recognize the affect of stress on their dream.
This dream of enjoying exotic holidays, at holiday destinations with white sandy beaches while accompanied by your wonderful partner as you enjoy a healthy life style.
However, there are many myths that stop you from achieving your goal. And I am going to address one of them which will demonstrate how you can avoid the affects of stress and find your purpose in life.
The myth is: Stress causes you to be in the hospital with chest pains.
Wayne: That is stress, isn’t it? How can that be a myth, Cecil?
Cecil: I can use myself as a personal example. I had my physical yesterday. I have a doctor I’ve known now for over 35 years.
I went to his office with a pain in my chest. I remember this very vividly. He actually personally took me out of his office, downstairs to his car and to the emergency room.
When I got to emergency room, I said, “What am I doing here?” That’s when I discovered I had some issues. The myth here is not about stress causing you to be in the hospital with chest pains.
I was working for a major corporation which was very stressful. I wasn’t making the adjustment very well.
The whole problem was that I wasn’t taking care of myself.
I was very busy working at their schedule.
Yes, it was a very stressful situation but I never took control.
I never was focused enough to solve the problem.
When I got to the hospital, I realized, “I have to have a different look at my life.”
When I looked at my life, I discovered I wasn’t focused enough.
I was taking too many breaks.
I was goofing off. I decided, “I have to solve this problem.”
I decided to work from 9 to 3. It was a very high-paying job and very stressful but I was working all weekends and nights. I thought, “This is ridiculous.”
I decided I would work from 9 to 3 but it would be tight, meaning my breaks would be very tight and whenever I finished a sale I would write up the sale then and there.
I would do everything tight, and at three o’clock, I would be finished.
Whatever got done between 9 and 3 would get done and there would be no more working on weekends, nothing.
It was the most productive year I ever had. All of a sudden, I didn’t blink. I just said, “This is what I want to do.” This was a message to me to smarten up.
I was amazed at how much I accomplished and how sharp, effective and productive I was.
Simply follow the steps above and you will avoid the affects of stress in your sales career. Now, I challenge you to do something about your problem by finding a piece of paper and getting busy following the strategy I outlined above.
We eagerly look forward to hearing your stories of success and even enjoying life’s challenges by means of these new approaches. Peace.
Cecil McIntosh guides solo-preneurs and entrepreneurs worldwide to slow down, learn to relax, stress less and overcome chronic symptoms so that you can quickly experience profound peace, power and work life balance. You can get the other 20 Tips of 21 no-brainer shortcuts to achieving health and happiness at http://eycfreebook.comYou can reach Cecil at http://www.cecilhelpdesk.com