Then work on reducing your score to 3 or below to bring your stress level in line. Print the test here, if you prefer. (http://www.moneymeaningandbeyond.com/pdf/entrepreneurstresspdf.pdf)
Instructions: Please place a check mark next to each true statement. Add up the number of boxes checked.
___ I am impatient with others at least several times a week.
___ I worry about the sustainability of my company’s revenue streams.
___ I have business debt that is more than 20% of my annual revenues.
___ My spouse (or employees) just don’t get how big a job this is.
___ Given the effort I’m putting in, my net income is nowhere near high enough.
___ If I wasn’t here, the place would fall apart within a month.
___ I can’t seem to attract – or keep – the right staff.
___ I’m doing tasks that I do not like or am not very good at.
___ I am working more than 10 hours a day.
___ I am running faster and harder than I probably should be.
If you scored 9 or 10, please take a moment and stop. Take a good hard look at how your behavior is running you. You may not feel like you have a choice, but you do. Thousands of entrepreneurs have broken free from their stress and watched profits improve. What’s one thing you can do to reduce your stress today?
If you scored 5 or more, you would benefit from paying attention to your stress, and actively work to reduce it. Productivity shrivels under highly stressful conditions.
If you scored 3 or more, you have the opportunity to increase your profits further by addressing the stressful elements in your life. Less stress equals more profit.
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