2 Coping with everyday stressors

This chapter could also be titled “This Chaos Is Normal” or “The Tough Stuff Never Ends—It Just Changes.” Nothing is ever smooth in business. Things rarely run exactly as they should without challenges that keep you up at night. You run out of cash, you lose a big customer, a key employee threatens to quit, or you have to deal with brutal competition. You might have a product crisis or family complications that impact your productivity at work: a sick kid, problems with your partner, a dying parent. Sometimes you think that if you can just get through this tough stuff, you will get a break. That almost never happens. Each new leap you take feels like the same height as the last huge leap, and leaps you used to ...

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