What is creating success without stress for you?
Let’s first talk about stress management.
Have you ever managed stress?
Are you still managing stress?
Do you want to continue managing stress?
Understand that the meaning of “Management” is to handle something.
If you’re managing stress, your handling stress and as you continue to manage stress, it will always be with you.
For context. here’s my story of stress management.
As a bright-eyed 18-year-old, fresh out of school, all I saw ahead of me was a life of working toward success. And work I did, I worked my butt off. I worked so hard I starting accumulating bundles of success. I had the marriage, 3 wonderful kids, and growth in first corporate life and then in business. At what I thought was my peak at the time, I grew a business with partners from $800K to $4m turnover in just 4 years. The only problem was I was focussed on the turnover, not the leftover.
And the little that was leftover came at such a big price. At the age of 42, I found my search for success shattered. The marriage was over the business was over. Personally, I had nothing left.
Fortunately, the 3 kids were teenagers by now and were well on their way to pursuing their passions.
It felt like I’d spent everything I could spend, sacrificed everything I could and more; not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. I was left with nothing but debt and this; a 135kg body with a long list of health issues.
How did this happen? How could the success I dreamed of be so elusive and reality be so harsh?
All I had left was the will not to end it all, the time to work out what went wrong and a desire to live life in a different way.
In my search for answers, I found an ever-present thread of stress and anxiety infiltrated much of me and tainted my actions and attitudes. The outward view seemed all ok, but the inner me was stressed and it only showed through my excessive weight and deteriorating health; the elephant in the room.
This new wisdom of my stress filled success, triggered a transformation. Awareness is a powerful ally when battling big challenges. I discovered dealing with the stress and anxiety, transforming mentally and emotionally, transformed me physically. I started my journey to success without stress.
The result of my transformation fills me with such a passion to share this desire for success without stress with others.
So I want to pose some questions to you;
- How do you feel when you think of your own success?
- In achieving this success was there stress?
- How did it impact you?
- What did it feel like managing that stress?
- If you were to have your success without stress how would that feel for you?
- How would you feel if there was a way for you to have success without stress?
- Do you feel its possible for you?
Now, let’s look at how success and stress go together;
First, you must define what success is for you? How would you be living, acting and thinking? How does it feel?
Now let’s define stress, which is different from pressure or tension which are constructive.
Stress is defined as destructive. As the uncomfortable emotional experience accompanied by a physiological reaction that leads to discomfort and dis-ease.
- Does this stress have any place in your ideal feeling of success?
- How can stress and success ever occupy the same space?
- If stress and success cannot be found together then why are you focussed on managing stress, when you should be focussed on managing success?
- How does the concept of success without stress appeal to you?
- Do you feel you’d like to explore how to achieve success without stress?
Having totally transformed and gone beyond what I ever thought possible I now model my growth on success without stress and I offer you these 3 key ideas that I feel you too can use to create your own stressless success.
The starting place is AWARENESS; cultivate awareness of your reality, both subjective and objective reality.
Respond to all things with AUTHENTICITY; find your truth and interact with the world through your truth.
Always take ACTION; it’s the application of information that leads to the transformation.
Live through Awareness, Authenticity and Action.
With awareness, authenticity and action I encourage you to take the journey to success without stress.
Answer this one important question; What is success without stress for you?
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