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A feeling of powerlessness is a universal cause of job stress. It’s time to win back your freedom by making stress work for YOU!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; a guy spends his entire life working his butt off at a company that doesn’t even begin to appreciate him, all so he can help provide his family with a great life. He works long hours and weekends, missing family dinners and sometimes, even vacations. Before you know it, he’s dropped dead of a heart attack with an inbox full of unread emails and unfinished projects stacking up like logs. Unfortunately, it’s a story we have heard one too many times before.
Study after study shows that job stress is the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades (especially now during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). According to a Gallup Poll, a staggering 70% of American workers are stressed out and hate their jobs.
The dangers of work stress is something we’ve known about here at The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), the nation’s leading career ownership coaching franchise, since 1984. That’s when we started helping people fight back, by turning it to their advantage, so they could gain their freedom and start living life to it’s fullest. You see there are three types of stress: good, bad, and ugly. Let me tell you a bit about both of them.
The power of good stress changes lives. Good stress is what gives you the motivation to change your circumstances. Good stress is what kicks your butt out of your comfort zone and into a career transition that could put all those emails and deadlines from an unappreciative employer behind you. When you embrace Your Career 2.0®, stress takes on a different meaning.
Bad stress is real! It’s a survival mechanism that is literally hardwired into our bodies. It kept the human race alive! But in today’s work world, those piles of emails and deadlines are what your bodies perceive as threats. It causes stress hormones to rush into your bloodstream which, while helpful in the short-term, may lead to increased heart rates, blood pressure, and glucose levels. Your digestive system and immune system are suppressed too, leaving you at increased risks for other diseases. So, where do you draw the line?
One bad day at work won’t be the end all, but what about a bad month? A bad year? At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, we call this “The Battered Career Syndrome®” a malady which affects many American workers. The constant stress of possible layoffs, longer hours, and juggling added responsibilities due to down-sizing keep many American workers in a “holding pattern.” We have convinced ourselves that this never-ending stress is simply the “New Normal.”
I’m not saying you won’t have stress; you will! But it’s stress that’s manageable because when you go from Employment to Empowerment®, you are in control. We teach you how to take control of your future and leave bad and ugly stress/Battered Career Syndrome® behind in our popular book, Your Career 2.0®: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome®.
Let it inspire you to make your first step toward Your Career 2.0®. And here’s even better news: you can make those first steps in a stress free environment. Stretch out on the couch, heck, grab a beer if you want. It’ll take you five minutes to explore and compare best-fit career ownership opportunities that will match your goals with The Entrepreneur’s Source®’s exclusive FranchiseMatch® tool. It’s a simple five-step process that will help you find the ideal franchise that will meet your personal goals, needs, and expectations. Working for yourself can help you turn work stress around and help you get your life back.
Younger workers take note! You don’t have to be at the grind for 30 years to become disengaged. Before stress burns you out you could consider your own path from Employment to Empowerment®. The Entrepreneur’s Source® is your first step.
To get started on finding your Franchise Match today, visit http://www.franchisematch.com/.