How to Make Stress Work to Your Advantage


“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” — William James In the early days of building my company, the pressure from every direction felt suffocating, and unrelenting. I struggled to stay calm while getting all my work done, and making myself available to my team. Unsurprisingly, this endless loop of anxiety gave way to moments of panic that hurt my daily performance. Feeling like I wasn’t capable of managing it all became a self-fulfilling prophecy — the more I fretted, the less I accomplished, and so on. You might assume it’s just tough at the beginning, when you’re starting out. How to Make Stress Work to Your Advantage

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