.The stress of starting a business can be extraordinarily high. The entrepreneur can be bombarded with challenges left and right, the next one more difficult than the next.
Unfortunately, there is no escaping stress when jumpstarting and running a business. The key is to learn how to manage stress.
Olympic medalist Nikki Stone in her book “When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How To Stick Their Necks Out” compares the process an athlete goes through to prepare for the Olympics with an entrepreneur starting a business.. She found that the two endeavors share a lot of similarities, including how to deal with stress:
The best way to deal with the stress, pressure and anxiety is to build your confidence. Start journaling to recognize what you do well and what you can improve. Each day, write down one thing you did well that day and one thing you could improve on. It’s often easy to see the achievements and improvements others make, but we have to take the time to recognize that regardless of what we are going through, we can change, too. Build your confidence by getting to know and appreciate yourself.