Friday, June 26, 2009

Stress is Stress

I have a friend named Felice Dunas - a real smart lady. She's an MD, an expert in Chinese medicine, a nutrition expert and a counselor. Very brilliant. Here's one thing she told me I'll never forget:

Good stress and bad stress have one thing in common. They're are both stresses. They both wear you down.

Why is this important? Because, if you're stressed out over having to deal with a plant shutdown or a lay-off, that's understandable. But if, in addition, you have new opportunities that require you to travel and to stretch to land new clientele at the same, that, too, is stress (even though it's a positive). And it all adds up.

Don't feel guilty, either. It's not wrong if you're feeling beaten up and drained during these times. There's plenty of bad stress and good stress going around. And it all adds up.

Barry LaBov
President, LaBov and Beyond Marketing Communications

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Labov,

    Thank you for this insight.