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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 170 IDEA: Do Something to Reduce Stress

The entrepreneurial lifestyle is stressful, so you need to manage your stress. Maintaining your psychological health is critical to your business.

Dr. Mark Goulston, a top adviser to decision makers, author, blogger, and one of my favorite psychiatrists, shared this quiz to help you gauge your stress level.

Circle all the items that apply to you. Add up the number of items circled and check your score at the end.

  1. I find myself less eager to go back to work after the weekend.
  2. I feel less and less patient and/or sympathetic listening to other people's problems.
  3. I ask more “closed” questions to discourage dialogue with coworkers than “open” questions to encourage it.
  4. I try to get people out of my office ...

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