Running a business is MASSIVELY rewarding, but also INCREDIBLY stressful. Waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat is a regular occurrence when there’s tens of millions of dollars on the line.
I experienced this lately when I anxious about a project at work – the deadline was coming up fast and we still had money to raise. I beat the anxiety by taking action. I sent messages to every single person I could think of who would be interested. If they ignored me, I sent more messages. I kept sending messages until I got the response I wanted.
Anxiety can be devastating because it paralyzes us into inaction. The solution is to force action – even something tiny like sending a text message. It’s impossible to be anxious when you’re too busy hustling and getting it done.