Blog Post from the Future: There is no stress

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Blog Post from the Future: There is no stress

At the Sales 2.0 Conference in Boston on Monday, Heartland Payment Systems CEO and Chairman Bob Carr (on the left) said that there is no stress.

Heartland Payment Systems CEO and Chairman Bob Carr selfie with Gerhard Gschwandtner

Well, okay, maybe if a tiger is chasing you you should be stressed.

tiger coming at you

But if you have 150 emails to open…

woman contemplates many emails

or your stock price declines by 90% (as his did a few years ago)…

Heartland stock decline

or your lake house…

House on lake

gets hit by lightning and burns to the ground (as his did a couple weeks ago)…

house on fire

those should not be causes for stress. You just need to deal with them, and stressing won’t help you read the emails…

woman with laptop

or do the work to rebuild your stock value…

Heartland Payment Systems stock chart

and you could even donate the insurance from your lake house to help put students through college (as he did.)

group of graduates in gowns

So chill. What happens to us may not always be in our control, but how we deal with it is.

[This is entitled “A Blog Post from the Future” because at the conference Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder & CEO of Selling Power, who is on the right in that first photo, said that visuals are so much more powerful than words that in a few years blog posts with several hundred words will be history.]

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By | 2017-09-19T14:10:55+00:00 July 15th, 2014|blogging, general musings|Comments Off on Blog Post from the Future: There is no stress

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