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10 Ways to Become Stressed Starting a Business

10 Ways to Become Stressed Starting a Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Start a new business can become a real headache and especially a great source of stress. As you might imagine, this is not the best way to be effective. In this post you will find a guide that tells you what you should avoid in your new business activity to have as little stress as possible. [note Martin Gysler]


I quit my job in 2011 to build my own business. I was in for a bumpy ride – and I knew it. In an effort to obtain results at any cost, l adopted work habits that stressed me out and impacted my productivity.


Thankfully, I have pruned every one of them to a point where I can say that today I’m highly effective and at very healthy levels of stress.


However, in case you want to feel overwhelmed, guilty and stressed when starting your business or freelance practice in 2012, please pay close attention… hey, you may be practicing some of them already!


How to Make Sure You’re Stressed Starting a Business...


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Get What Matters Done by Scheduling Time Blocks

Get What Matters Done by Scheduling Time Blocks | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Want to get the stuff done that really matters? Boost your productivity and lessen distractions by scheduling them in time blocks.

 

The demands on our time are greater now than ever before. With information coming at us faster than we can digest it, responsibilities handed to us faster than we can handle them and communication moving at breakneck speed, finding ways to fit as much as possible into your day is a daunting task to say the least. But there is a way to get more done of what you want and need with less distraction, and it’s a strategy that you likely employ for some things already.


You have to schedule stuff. Not just the appointment-specific stuff, but all of the stuff that matters. You can do that by scheduling time blocks.

 

The one great equalizer that all of humanity has is time. No one has twenty-five hours in their day; we all have twenty-four. How we choose to use those hours is what separates us. By scheduling the stuff that matters (from the urgent to the crucial), you’ll be spending those hours far more wisely. In addition, you’ll be living your days proactively rather than reactively...

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Four Procrastination Myths Debunked

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This article debunks four common procrastination myths we often tell ourselves in order to avoid doing the hard work that needs to be done.

 

There are less than one hundred days left in 2011.
If you have a backlog of projects that you meant to work on this year, but which you haven’t gotten around to, it’s very likely that procrastination is the culprit.


Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., creator of the popular web site procrastination.ca, is one of the world’s foremost experts on procrastination. Dr. Pychyl defines procrastination as “the needless, often irrational, voluntary delay of an intended task”. That is, you intend to work on a task but you go off and start working on something else which you know is not as important, and which doesn’t need to get done right away...

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