When something goes wrong with your business, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart? Currently the business world is experiencing an unprecedented interest in pushing the boundaries of human performance and it has had some dangerous consequences
A study by Dr. Michael Freeman, a clinical professor at UCSF and an entrepreneur as well, showed entrepreneurs linked with higher rates of mental health issues. Of the 242 entrepreneurs questioned, 49% reported a mental-health condition. 30% of entrepreneur’s had depression as the #1 condition, followed by ADHD (29%) and anxiety problems (27%).
All of which cause lead to more errors at work, more sick days, deaths, and worse yet bad morale. And when the overall workforce performance goes down, the c-level execs stress goes up, because productivity is down, profits are down, clients aren’t happy shareholders aren’t happy and a whole bunch of other things that they can’t just delegate away.
This is why resilience & recovery is critical to your business, because nothing will knock you down like the stress of life or business. You’ll never (nor should you) get rid of stress completely, but you must be able to get up faster and hit back harder making it difficult for business and life to knock you down again. If you don’t you might be better off staying down after the first hit.
Resilience won’t make your problems go away — but resilience can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. If you aren’t as resilient as you’d like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient.
Do you have optimal levels of resilience & recovery? Answer these questions to find out and be honest with yourself:
- Are you realizing your career ambitions and enjoying work?
- Are you aware of how your emotions affect your decision making?
- Are you tuned into others’ emotions?
- Do you always think clearly?
- Are you always able to put yourself into the best state to perform in any situation?
- Is your current lifestyle good for your health and well being?
- Are you comfortable with the trade-offs you’ve made between career, family, friends, and yourself?
- Are you truly happy and content with life today and your honest expectations for the future?
IF you answered YES to any of these questions, and you want to attain the highest levels of success, you should give careful consideration to building your resilience and recovery, your business success is at risk.