I was contacted by Stanley Popovich about providing a guest post about dealing with stress. Stanley is author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. After reading the article I thought it had some good points and therefore would like to share it with each of you. I certainly agree with Stanley’s point of assigning tasks to others, after all that is the focus of My Office Assistant. I hope that you enjoy Stanley’s article as well.
Dealing with The Anxieties and Stresses of Managing Your Own Business
Owning a small or large business can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Many business owners have to deal with a lot of stress and anxiety nowadays. It can be tough to own your own business and to be successful in what you do. As a result, here are some suggestions on how you can reduce the stresses of owning your own business.
The first step is to develop a budget and do not spend more than what you make. Also learn to reduce your expenses when you can. Learn to pay your bills on a regular basis so your customers will not be bothering you later on about getting paid.
Learn to manage your responsibilities by assigning certain tasks to others. If you do not have time to do the accounting, then let your assistant do it. You are only one person and can only do so much in a given day. Do what is most important and delegate the rest.
Talk with your customers and employees on a regular basis. Find out what is on their minds. Ask for any suggestions on how to improve business productivity and moral. Communicating with your workers and clients will help prevent future problems and conflicts.
Most importantly, develop a business plan and follow it. Being organized and goal oriented is very important in managing a business. Following a plan or set of goals will prevent you from a lot of stress and anxiety. It is much easier to do something when you have some kind of plan.
Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your business problems. When the time comes, hopefully you will have learned the skills to deal with your situation.
Be smart in how you deal with your business problems. Do not try to tackle everything all at once. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, break the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
Managing a business can be stressful, but the key is knowing how to manage your anxieties. There is a right and wrong way in managing a business. Continue to learn effective techniques in managing your business and improve your bottom line. This will go a long way in getting rid of your stresses and other business problems.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/