If you work for an entrepreneur, you don’t need me to tell you that stress management is the single most important skill you need for the long term. Yes, other skills are exceedingly important — like effective communication, proactivity, resourcefulness, tact and organization — but without a solid stress management system, it’s just a matter of time before you burn out.
Stress management isn’t a one-size-fits-all skill you can develop overnight. But thinking about the 80-20 rule, here are the best first actions you can take to improve your capability to thrive under continued extreme pressure. [Read more…]