1. 75% Temporary Wage Subsidy during COVID-19
  2. Free Cashflow Stress Test
  3. Free Survival Planning Session
  4. 7 Steps to Pivot Your Marketing
  5. SWOT Examination and Opportunity Planning Session
  6. BDC Small Business Loan
  7. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?
  8. EWSP (Employment Work Sharing Program)
  9. Business Oxygen
  10. How to Close More Sales
  11. Why Connecting with the Tough Decision Makers is Worth Your Time
  12. Having A Bad Day? Find Something Beautiful
  13. What are you worth?
  14. 10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  15. What are you Measuring in Your Business
  16. 7 Ways to Dramatically Grow Your Business
  17. Company Culture – How to Cultivate the Right Kind for Your Business
  18. How to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work
  19. Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing
  20. Qualities of Good Leaders
  21. How Stress Can Affect Your Job Performance
  22. Making a Customer Relation Management (CRM) System Work For You
  23. Do You Have The Symptoms Of Affluenza?
  24. Culture Of Leadership
  25. A Business Coach Engages in Provocative Conversations
  26. Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?
  27. Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s
  28. Ensure a Good Return on Your Investment
  29. A Business Coach; A Clients Journey to Self Discovery
  30. Is Your Business Growing or Dying
  31. Breakeven Analysis
  32. Keeping Score in a Winning Business
  33. Exercise wisely…
  34. Roots
  35. Muck & Money
  36. Who said that?
  37. Why are owls so wise?
  38. Business Success: Eight Fundamentals
  39. Uncomfortable Conversations
  40. Are you working hard or just working long hours?
  41. Investing Time on the Right Tasks
  42. COACHING — Not just for GOLF!
  43. Don’t Think Outside the Box – Redefine It!
  44. Ten Reasons People Resist Change
  45. The Art of Delegating
  46. How to Make Your Business Writing Twice as Good
  47. Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business
  48. Features versus Benefits
  49. Are you lucky? Or just on your game?
  50. 10 Elements of a World-Class Company
  51. How fresh are your marketing strategies?
  52. Business: The $20,000 Phone Call
  53. Business – Game Changer
  54. Are you still learning?
  55. Riding a Dead Horse
  56. Business & Baseball
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  1. 75% Temporary Wage Subsidy during COVID-19
  2. Free Cashflow Stress Test
  3. Free Survival Planning Session
  4. 7 Steps to Pivot Your Marketing
  5. SWOT Examination and Opportunity Planning Session
  6. BDC Small Business Loan
  7. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?
  8. EWSP (Employment Work Sharing Program)
  9. Business Oxygen
  10. How to Close More Sales
  11. Why Connecting with the Tough Decision Makers is Worth Your Time
  12. Having A Bad Day? Find Something Beautiful
  13. What are you worth?
  14. 10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  15. What are you Measuring in Your Business
  16. 7 Ways to Dramatically Grow Your Business
  17. Company Culture – How to Cultivate the Right Kind for Your Business
  18. How to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work
  19. Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing
  20. Qualities of Good Leaders
  21. How Stress Can Affect Your Job Performance
  22. Making a Customer Relation Management (CRM) System Work For You
  23. Do You Have The Symptoms Of Affluenza?
  24. Culture Of Leadership
  25. A Business Coach Engages in Provocative Conversations
  26. Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?
  27. Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s
  28. Ensure a Good Return on Your Investment
  29. A Business Coach; A Clients Journey to Self Discovery
  30. Is Your Business Growing or Dying
  31. Breakeven Analysis
  32. Keeping Score in a Winning Business
  33. Exercise wisely…
  34. Roots
  35. Muck & Money
  36. Who said that?
  37. Why are owls so wise?
  38. Business Success: Eight Fundamentals
  39. Uncomfortable Conversations
  40. Are you working hard or just working long hours?
  41. Investing Time on the Right Tasks
  42. COACHING — Not just for GOLF!
  43. Don’t Think Outside the Box – Redefine It!
  44. Ten Reasons People Resist Change
  45. The Art of Delegating
  46. How to Make Your Business Writing Twice as Good
  47. Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business
  48. Features versus Benefits
  49. Are you lucky? Or just on your game?
  50. 10 Elements of a World-Class Company
  51. How fresh are your marketing strategies?
  52. Business: The $20,000 Phone Call
  53. Business – Game Changer
  54. Are you still learning?
  55. Riding a Dead Horse
  56. Business & Baseball

A job that is completely stress-free doesn’t exist. With deadlines to meet, people to please, standards to uphold, and new markets to enter, your job will always present challenges and circumstances that force you out of a state of perpetual complacency. Stress shouldn’t necessarily be perceived as a bad thing; it is what motivates you to respond to danger, meet deadlines, and think about the future. A person who experiences no stress at all is probably living a very easy and sheltered life. But as is true with all things, an excess of stress can eventually result in a number of physical and mental symptoms that will endanger your health and well-being over the long term.

Our bodies are designed to withstand some degree of stress. What it is not designed to do is maintain a constant fight-or-flight response over a long period of time. Whether it is your job, your personal life, or your family, the effects of excessive levels of stress will eventually bleed into the other parts of your life. Your job performance will especially begin to suffer: you can’t deal with setbacks as easily, you lose your temper more often, you don’t think clearly, and if left long enough, you will experience burnout. These deleterious effects are not irreversible, but in order to be dealt with the root cause of your stress has to be dealt with.

The following effects are some of the inevitable symptoms of prolonged stress upon the body:

1) Weight gain and heart problems

These two problems go hand-in-hand. Stress by itself does not necessarily result in weight gain, but people who are placed under constant stress are more likely to eat fattening and salt-heavy foods. This can also arise indirectly – intense, high-stress jobs can sometimes encourage people to eat a lot of take-out and fast food, which will also contribute to the problem. This all exacerbates the strain put on your heart, which is already dealing with a persistently elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Eating healthier foods can help to reduce this issue, but the root cause of your health issues stem from the stress you experience in your daily life.

2) Persistent fatigue

Stress doesn’t just affect your mental state; your entire body as a whole suffers. Stress results in your adrenal glands working overtime to maintain its fight-or-flight response. In the short term it can increase your performance and concentration, but over time it exhausts your body and depletes it of its strength. Your muscles, nervous system, brain: their performance all suffers after extended periods of stress. Fatigue not only reduces your ability to perform physical tasks, it also makes you less capable of handling additional challenges and unexpected outcomes.

3) Irritability and a reduced capacity to handle setbacks

All people have a limit as to how much stress they can deal with in a day. The more you feel, the more overwhelming it will seem when things go wrong. If you’ve ever seen somebody completely snap over what was a seemingly minor issue, they were most likely under a substantial amount of stress to begin with. The effects of stress on your mental health can be quite significant; people reporting high levels of stress in their daily lives report lower levels of job satisfaction and a reduced level of productivity, and so addressing the cause of you (or your team’s) stress can make a big difference in their work output and overall morale.

4) Burnout

This is the end result of prolonged periods of high stress. Burnout is characterized by a deep sense of detachment, lack of motivation, persistent exhaustion, and apathy. You’ll see this frequently occur in extreme-stress jobs: air traffic controllers and investment bankers are two examples. It can also occur in academic settings: South Korean students can spend over twelve hours a day between school and hagwons, many of them report varying levels of burnout after years of maintaining that kind of a schedule.

If you have reached the point of burnout, it’s not going to just get better. People who have reached the point of burnout have lost nearly all motivation to do their jobs; they generally do the bare minimum at anything they do. This is where you need to seek some form of mental health services – whether it’s therapy, medication, or just taking a vacation, a break from work is often what a burned-out person needs to restore themselves.

Kent Boehm 
Business & Leadership Coach 
403.690.8363 or kent@ninebusinessgroup.ca
onbusinesscoaching.com
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