Sometimes I literally can feel my mind is overworked – like a car overheating – and frustration and desperation are taking control of my mental engine.
What if like the engine in a car we could turn our mind on and off to cool it down? Or like a computer we can refresh and clear our mental RAM? Read more
[Sir] Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 73, has a 6 months old son – Deveraux – apparently conceived on tour, with a 29 year old girlfriend. He is still making music and doing other creative stuff.
Yeah, The Rolling Stones make hundreds of millions touring.
One thing I do not want to be is old and broke or poor. It saddens me when I see old people without any or much financial muscle to buy stuff – either alcohol, clothes, food, helping out their children and/or grandchildren. Their strength and mind renders them unfavourable to job – although not all. Read more
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It was at about 3:35 pm. I felt I was about to faint or have a panic attack. The day was not going well. Over and above, I was overly tired.
It had been weeks since I had any ‘win’. Therefore I needed to hustle people on the phone even if it was 4:00 pm. I was desperate. For goodness’ sake, that time is around knock off time. A business pitch is the last thing they would want to hear.
An earlier rejection email had heightened the panic. All these triggered my mind to think I have no hope: immediately, I time travelled to the past and the future. I saw no advantage of what my past has brought to today and I saw no light in my future.
Anxiety invades our productivity and therefore our goals. All it takes is to not see progress in a day, then a week or a month. The next thing you know, you are standing at the peak of the highest anxiety hill, depressingly recalling your record of failures and doubting your future.
This book goes through what to do to counter such episodes – and below are things you can do now: Read more
I myself am constantly anxious about a number of things.
So I asked this question on Quora: Why are people in their late twenties anxious about figuring out their life and career? Do follow me and the question.
People came forth and shared some amazing, helpful and even personal views. Check it out here https://www.quora.com/Why-are-people-in-their-late-twenties-anxious-about-figuring-out-their-life-and-career. It will be of some help to you.
With love, Tiisetso
These points are extracted from my upcoming book The Anxious Entrepreneur.
The theme of my upcoming book, The Anxious Entrepreneur, is anxiety defeats creativity and creativity defeats anxiety.
Anxiety and creativity cannot exist in the same space; one must make room for the other.
The other day I was preparing food. I wanted something different to what I usually make or can make. Given the kind of food available, it was a bit tough to think an unusual dish. Plus, my creativity is limited in the kitchen.
August is women’s month in South Africa and this connected to a story I heard Jill Scott share about her mother and upbringing on an interview with Mapaseka Mokwele on KayaFM. Read more
These points are extracted from my fourth book, The Anxious Entrepreneur.
Becoming spam and a nuisance
When nothing is coming off from your hustle, it can get you ticked off and anxious.
I have experienced this several times. I would start Read more