5 ways entrepreneurs relieve their stress

Business owners choose the entrepreneurial route because it affords them the freedom to create and chart their path. However, the flipside is the responsibility that goes with the role. Hiring people meant being accountable to his staff’s livelihood. As a business leader, he has to steer his team towards bigger things. As the person behind his business, he has to deliver his brand’s promise to clients and customers.

With goals to achieve, targets to meet and tasks to accomplish, entrepreneurs often find themselves in a pressure cooker where stress comes from different directions. Stress, if not managed carefully, may affect one’s well-being. It may result in body pains, illnesses, anxiety, depression, or physical, emotional or mental ailment.

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10 items you may find on an entrepreneur’s desk

There are studies conducted that one’s workspace or office desk reflect the personality of the person behind the desk. Entrepreneurs have different styles of running their businesses, and they may have varying methods on how to dress up their work tables. It may sometimes depend on the layout, design and culture of your office, but you can inject a few things that will leave your mark on your territory.

Some may adopt a minimalist design, while others would prefer to fill their offices with items that can stimulate their thoughts and creativity. Nonetheless, no matter what kind of personality you have and despite your preferences on the upkeep your workstation, you will see the following items on the desk of some business owners. You might also find a few of them useful or handy to have on your table.

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Joe Woodham’s gateway to a better life

Many people may not have their eyes set on the entrepreneurial road. But not Joe Woodham, founder and owner of Torii Consulting. “From a young age, I always knew that I wanted to run a business. That was just the journey that I always knew I was going to go,” he stated.

Joe began his career in the recruitment space about ten years ago. He got his first job in recruitment despite not having any idea what it was, with even less of an about idea about IT. However, a few months when the global financial crisis kicked off, he found himself fired after a very quick introduction to recruitment. “With a bit of persistence, I picked up another role. Over the next few years, I learned the tricks of the trade and started to work my way up the corporate ladder,” Joe remarked.

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Ben Hirons is due north

Business owner Ben Hirons is due north, where his entrepreneurial compass points him. It’s a trip he wants to savour. “One thing I realised is that business is a journey. It’s not a destination. It’s all about how you plan, structure, execute and implement the right journey. It’s always about getting to somewhere,” he says.  As a wise man once said, “if you’re not heading north, you’re not heading anywhere!” Loving the play on words, Ben founded a business and named it Due North.

His educational training, passion for business and love of the outdoors all come into play in his company name. With a double degree in Business and Aerospace Engineering, Ben charts his entrepreneurial flight plan heading north. His destination is to succeed in growing his business and achieving his dreams for the future. For this reason, he pilots his business with precision through the dynamic and ever-changing terrain of sales and marketing.

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Mia Klitsas takes the extra mile and more for women’s care

A crazy idea that gave birth to a purpose started with just a simple question: “What are the things you carry around?”

This was a question that Mia Klitsas, a marketing intern at that time, tossed to her then colleague, Jeff Gore, who was her senior in the company where she worked before, as they were talking about packaging designs. It was a lighthearted conversation, even bordering to bantering and exchanging jokes, but out of that discussion, a business partnership was born that became the foundation of Millie and More, the venture that Mia and Jeff later built.

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The unrelenting pursuits of Kym Huynh

“God hasn’t given me some special power
God hasn’t made me any different to the average person
Where I attribute my successes in life to 
Is my unrelenting pursuit of excellence in every single thing that I do.”
– Kym Huynh, Founder at WeTeachMe

Is being an entrepreneur something that is innate or does it develop over time? That may be subject to debate, but Kym Huynh, one of the founders of WeTeachMe, believes that one is born to it, and that is evidenced by patterns of behaviour over time. “I believe that you’re born an entrepreneur. I believe there are inherent traits and characteristics that consistently manifest over and over and over in one’s life. It’s only when you reflect that you connect the dots; that the behaviour is consistent with that of being an entrepreneur,” the young businessman professes.

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