Is Business Stress Ruining Your Life?

Stop Business Stress Ruining Your Life

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Let’s Talk About Stress

Every human being encounters a level of stress on a daily basis but the magnitude of stress and how you handle it is what differentiates the successes from the burnouts. And stress is not exclusive to any one group of people. Business owners, high school and college students, new mothers all experience different levels of stress. Let’s explore how to handle your stress and regain balance in your life.

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Maximize Your Work Time

If you wish you had more time in the day to finish your to-do list, then you should work on your time management skills. We all have the same 24-hours in every day and it’s up to you to manage that time wisely.

One simple solution: go unplugged for an hour and focus on one task. No phone calls, no checking weather, no social media, no emails. Choose the most difficult task first and get that off your to-do list. You might be surprised at how little time it took to complete that task and then you’ll feel motivated to do more. At the end of the hour, reward yourself with a short break, then go back into uninterrupted work mode.

Don’t Over Extend Yourself with Promises

Do you wake up with joy or dread? Are you excited to get back to work or would you rather ditch work and play hooky? Feelings of dread often occur when you keep saying, “Yes” to everyone without taking into account your own physical abilities. Of course, we want our clients to be happy but it’s impossible to please everyone and by saying, “yes” all the time, we risk our own happiness. Set boundaries with clients, set a refund policy for customers, and schedule some much-needed you time on your calendar.

Create a Marketing Plan to Gain More Clients

Another area of business stress centers on finances and worrying if you’ll have enough paying clients to cover your bills. It’s a legitimate concern but if you strategize how to attract prospects on a continual basis, you’ll always have people in your sales funnel. What forms of marketing do you want to use? Which social media platforms? Where are your ideal prospects hanging around online? Utilize your free or inexpensive marketing avenues first before jumping into costly advertising campaigns. And if you’re inexperienced with social media or running a Facebook Ad campaign, outsource it or at least hire someone who can train you in the best practices.

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Renee Lamb

Renee has over 15+ years of experience in the corporate world. She has had management roles in HR, international healthcare and project management. But the role she loves the most is Job Exit Strategist for her own company, Renee M. Lamb, LLC. Renee is not only passionate for, (well maybe obsessed) being an advocate for helping professionals to gain freedom and wealth via entrepreneurship. She believes her role is to give them wings so they can soar to greater heights on their entrepreneurship journey. She does this by her coaching programs and courses.

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  • Kate says:

    Overextending myself with promises is definitely something I need to work on, thanks for reminding me that I do not have to say yes to everything

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Kate, yes we all fall into that trap of overextending ourselves. But the word, “NO” can be our best friend if we know how to use it correctly. I am glad you identified the problem and will work on it.

  • Stress, the best obstacle in my life! There are so many forms of stress and I dislike them all! Haha. I am always looking for stress relief tips!

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Amanda, stress is always with us. But where it sits in the car on the journey is our choice. When you have tools to help you, it can stay in the back sit and not ride shotgun. LOL

  • Yanna says:

    It’s important, too, that we learn to say no. It’s not really about being selfish, but there are instances where some take advantage of our skills. With that, we’re not really helping them but spoonfeeding them. Great post!

  • angel says:

    unplugging is the best advice i got to get rid of stress. no answering emails, no social media. thanks for your tips.

  • Yet stress and business ownership go hand-in-hand. In a recent survey of small business owners, 65 percent say they are almost always on the go. … The personal struggles faced by small business owners are emotional, physical, mental and financial, Moscoe said.

  • Owning a business and stress kind of go together and I wouldn’t trade my life in for anything. Even if it is a bit stressful sometimes.

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Maartje – I just said that yesterday. That even though it can be difficult, stressful at times, I can not imagine trading in my life as an entrepreneur. Love it.

  • This is a really interesting post. I imagine owning a business must be so stressful but I guess life is too short to take everything so seriously.

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Ellie – yes owning it business has it high stress and high great moments. It is finding the balance, that we strive daily to take place. I believe it is harder to not take it personal, when the business is you. But you must find a way to not take it personal. Thanks for sharing that point.

  • Danielle says:

    Some great tips there! I think I need to up my game and create a marketing plan.

  • Stress is always there and it is always part of our lives. It only depends on the person how he or she handle it.

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Geraline – you are correct. But I found that a lot of people do not always have the tools to deal with certain stress. Especially if that specific stress is new to them. So that is why I created the masterclass, to give entrepreneurs tools so they can handle it better. Thanks for sharing.

  • Megan says:

    Thank you for this, yes! I’m super stressed about work stuff right now and really appreciate this.

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Megan, I am glad this post helped you out. If you want to take a step further, go ahead and sign up for the masterclass. It is free and can give you more tips on how to handle stress not only in your business but in your personal life.

  • Joanna says:

    Dealing with stress at the office, especially because of deadlines, can be very detrimental on several plans, especially if you bring it home to your family. It’s important to learn about how to work more efficient and how to best use your skills to eliminate the stress.

  • Kesha says:

    Having a business can definitely be stressful. If you are married or single mother, the stress intensifies. Proper planning is so important and making time for self care.

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Kesha – yes add in a family and the stress goes all the way up!. But if you can take the time to plan your strategy out, it is worth the time. It keeps you on track and you can just follow the plan. I am still working on self-care. I am doing much better, but I do still slip and neglect it.

  • Danielle says:

    These are great tips for someone who is starting a business. I especially think that it is important that you don’t over extend yourself with promises like you had mentioned. Sometimes I tend to do that to myself in day to day life and need to be more mindful of that.

    • Renee Lamb says:

      Yes Danielle, we all have to raise our hand to that. But that fact you recognize is the perfect 1st step in stopping yourself from continuously repeating it. I am glad you enjoyed the blog post.

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