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Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #84

13 May 2014 Uncategorized

This is a reminder to keep calm when times are tough. What’s the first thing you do when you get bad news? Panic? Feel anxious? Fetal position in bed? Call a friend? Liquor cabinet? It’s OK to feel panic or anxiety or both. It’s your own body asking, “Should we fight or flee?” So that’s awesome; we know that the panic is natural. Here is the tip: Successful people get over panic quickly, then look for alternatives for solving the issue or at least dealing with it. Some people do it naturally — maybe due to their family, maybe thanks to a mentor. Keeping cool when bad news hits can be a learned skill. Try it. Right after the panic hits, relax; count to ten slowly (or meditate if you can); and decide on your alternatives. It works.