Updated Friday, July 3, 2015 as of 9:40 PM ET

Advisors: 4 Steps to Reduce Stress

The foundation of stress is not an event, such as dealing with an angry client, having difficulty with your prospecting calls, or watching the market tank unexpectedly. It is your “self-talk” about each event that either causes stress or doesn’t.  These “self-talk” habits are part of what I call your “internal critic.”

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Self talk is key and the old rubber band or slapping my forehead works. Far more useful is prevention: regular exercise, active prayer life, a plan for the decade/year/week/day, finding reasons to laugh, helping others in and out of business context, forgiving myself and others), meditation/self hypnosis, doing what I said I would on or ahead of time, living beneath my means, being constantly grateful even for apparent setbacks, great nutrition, honesty, diligence, naps and saying I'm sorry when I screw up anywhere.
Posted by ernest p | Thursday, August 29 2013 at 4:54PM ET
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