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Stress Less.... 11/11/2017 0 Comments

On a scale of 1 -10 how #stressed are you? 

I overheard a small business owner respond '8' and my wife is at 9.5!

Wow 9.5!

Incidentally they don't reside in Syria, but do have two healthy kids, a house, car, retirement portfolio, passive income and a multitude of friends and family.

There s a danger that we frame a downturn in our business in such dramatic terms. Context is a great sanity drug.

If we make happiness an impossible Everest to attain then the moderate slings and arrows of the daily grind really will bring us down.

Embrace the moment and dial down imagined fears.

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