Day 36 How to Lead by THE BOOK: The Key to Beating Stress!

Though it may sound strange, one of an author’s biggest concerns is whether or not anyone will actually read their book! Just because a book is published is no guarantee that anyone will buy it, and the fact that someone buys it is no assurance that they will read it. Some authors have been known to buy thousands of copies of their own book, just to place it on a best-sellers list! While this may gratify the author’s ego, it misses the entire point of writing a book: to help those that read it! These facts have triggered my gratitude for three events that have happened in just the past few days:

1. A university in Lithuania is using lessons from, How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK in their curricula to prepare students to run their businesses by ethical standards.

2. A South Korean businessman who read, How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK is working with my publisher to secure Korean translations rights so that he can distribute the book throughout South Korean churches and businesses.

3. The CEO of EQUIP will teach a course, How to Lead Through Crisis, in Poland next month that sources the principles in my past books as strategies for leaders to apply.

In addition to the recent international impact, a day rarely goes by when I don’t hear from a reader in this country who was positively impacted by one of my books. This sense of gratitude brings me to the point of today’s posting:

Gratitude is an antidote for stress! In my upcoming book, How to Lead by THE BOOK, I will provide strategies for beating workplace stress. One of the simplest is gratitude. In fact, when you’re feeling stressed out, it’s normally an indication that you’ve lost your perspective on how blessed you really are, and on how awesome your life is at the moment–despite its challenges. As a result of your temporarily lost sense of gratitude, stress levels skyrocket! However, when you begin to re-count your blessings and take an inventory of all the good in your life and business, you’ll find that stress evaporates. In fact, I’ve found that it is practically impossible to be grateful and stressful simultaneously!

Feeling stressed today? Then quit whining and count your blessings!

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