I’m excited to be heading to Hawaii in 10 days to speak on several important topics including “Maximizing Your Potential”, “Improving Generational Communication”, “7 ½ Things You Need to Know to Thrive in the Next Three Years”, and “Building a Successful Green Business”.
Of those topics, the one that seems to be capturing most of my focus will have a section on “Handing Stress and Worry”. I see the problem everywhere. There are so many folks that will bite my head off, or shoot me a not so flattering gesture, or give me that glare that I wonder just how unhappy are their lives and how much pressure are they under? Often when speaking, I’ll say “some people must wakeup looking like they’ve been sucking on dill pickles”! All this worry and stress can’t be healthy?
Studied by the Nightingale Conant Company, here is an authoritative estimate of what most people worry about:
- Things that never happen – 40 percent. That is, 40 percent of the things you worry about will never occur anyway.
- Things over and past that can’t be changed by all the worry in the world – 30 percent.
- Needless worries about our health – 12 percent.
- Petty, miscellaneous worries – 10 percent.
- Real, legitimate worries – 8 percent.
Did you read that? Only eight percent of your worries are worth concerning yourself about. Ninety-two percent of your worries are pure fog with no substance at all. Interesting and eye opening!
Although there are plenty of good books on handling stress and worry, the one that first comes to mind was written by Dale Carnegie in 1948. So if the shoe fits, pick up a copy of “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”.
Oh, I realize that it’s rubbing it in, but I’ll be at the Marriott on Waikiki Beach from Sept 11 to Sept 18 speaking and sharing if you can come. I’d love to see you there………