A lot of people are sweating right now. (And it’s not because they’re exercising more.) Things are crazy in the world. IRAs have taken a hit; house values are down; unemployment is up; and fewer people are buying what your company is selling.

What’s a person to do?

Here’s the elephant in the office: You can see it everywhere: People are filling their heads with A) things they can’t control; B) events that haven’t happened or may never happen; and C) all the mistakes they’ve made in the past.

There’s an old saying: Stress and worry are like rocking in a rocking chair; it’s a lot of work, but you don’t go anywhere.


Ironically, it is during moments like this when you need to perform at your best. Consider that with so many people around you taking themselves out of the game- and resigning themselves to rocking in a chair – that this is when you can shine.

It all comes down to this: Can you function even more on a roll? This doesn’t mean you have to be happy about what’s happening. It does mean that despite increasingly difficult times you become more productive and effective. And this is only achieved when you successfully control you.

Today ask these questions to stay on a roll:

  1. What is in my control at this moment?
  2. Rather than being attached to a certain outcome, how can I live more in acceptance of what is happening?
  3. As events unfold, how will I live out of my values even more?
  4. How can I move forward in a productive way?

Feeling the stress? The choice is yours: rock or roll?

Where will you lead – where will you stomp elephants – today?



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