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Stop Reacting and Start Responding

Responding with a clear mind

Responding means not jumping to conclusions, seeing the situation from every angle and accepting that your opinion may not be the only one or even the best one.

Revamping your response mechanism will afford you many benefits. And with a clear mind, you’ll be able to confidently make the best decisions for your growing venture.

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Stop Reacting and Start Responding

Stop Reacting and Start Responding

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242044

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Responding with a clear mind

Responding means not jumping to conclusions, seeing the situation from every angle and accepting that your opinion may not be the only one or even the best one.

Revamping your response mechanism will afford you many benefits. And with a clear mind, you’ll be able to confidently make the best decisions for your growing venture.

Collect yourself

Before reacting, pause and allow your initial emotional reaction to pass. 

Then address the opportunity again, and see how you respond differently. Repeat this process, giving yourself time to work through your old conditioning. Consider going for a drive/a walk. This will give you time to relax and settle your thoughts.

Tune in to your feelings

Clarity is tough when you’re under pressure, so never make an important decision when you’re feeling anxious. 

If you’re not physically or emotionally up to the task, put off making a move until you’re in the right state of mind.

Move around

Besides giving you time to think, physical activity helps dispel that anxious energy. This creates solutions from a clean sheet, rather than inside the problem.

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  • They're busy, but not rushed. A healthy work-life balance is key.
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Happy people invest in their relationships
  • They spend money on others. One reason is that it creates social connections.
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  • They treat everyone with respect and kindness. Kindness, like happiness, is contagious.
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Self-sabotage is when we want something, but somehow we never accomplish it, because somewhere deep in our subconscious we’re fighting against that goal:

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