Anxiety is a big issue in the lives of millions of people. It affects us in so many different ways, for so many different reasons.
The workplace can be a stressful place, that can be a big trigger for anxiety, and performance can be a big one.
Work based anxiety was a big problem for me for a long time. It would affect my performance, causing forgetfulness, which led to things going wrong. I would get all nervous and shaky whenever there was a meeting, or whenever my manager would ask to speak with me. This can be frustrating if you really want to do well, and to progress.
But thankfully, I found some really helpful ways to change my thinking patterns, and my lifestyle, that made a huge difference in the way I think about work, and in my confidence in the workplace. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing a few of these things. Here’s the first example:
When we are feeling anxious, often the last thing we want to do is face it head on and ask for some help. We want to hide away and hope it all goes away!
Counsellors are there to guide us through the process of exploring our problems, and finding some of the underlying things, maybe from the past, that have been keeping us limited. Honestly, it took some courage to take that step, but I do not regret it one bit! Getting it all out in the open was something I found very empowering, and when I was able to identify what it was that was causing the anxiety in the first place, it helped me to take charge of my thinking, and dramatically changed my perspective of myself in relation to work, and performance.
So go and sign up for counselling! You won’t regret it!
It can be super easy to fall into aimlessness when it comes to managing our daily finances. A good thing to think about is starting a savings account.
There are so many options available at your bank - we recommend visiting your local bank online, or in person, to find out what your options are, and to get some advice about putting a strategy together to ensure you are making the most of your money.
Influencer marketing is a new thing in business, especially in online business.
If you are currently working on the marketing aspect of your business, influencer marketing strategy is probably something you should be thinking about…
This useful article linked below, will tell you all you need to know.
Best startups are poised to disrupt the tech world as you ... is an ongoing process and will probably bear the fruits in the next few years
These up-and-coming tech startups that could become tomorrow's market leaders?
Someone’s got to run Maccies, right?
That someone is British born Steve Easterbrook, who has been the CEO of McDonalds since March 2015. A keen cricket player from boyhood, Easterbrook studied natural sciences at the University of Durham, Chad’s College.
He began his career as a trainee accountant at Price Waterhouse Cooper’s straight after graduation. His first role in chain restaurant industry was as a Manager at McDonalds in 1993 in London.
Nearly 20 years later, he left that role to become the CEO of PizzaExpress, and later, the CEO of Wagamama, but came back to working for McDonalds 2 years later. Before being CEO of McDonalds, Easterbrook had been head of UK and Northern Europe, as well as being Chief Brand Officer.
Easterbrook is a father of 3 children who are big fans of McDonalds (well, of course). He now lives in the USA and is a keen supporter of Watford FC.
When starting out as an accountant, I wonder if Steve ever had an inkling that he would one day become the leader of such an influential global brand?...
Are you just starting out in your career?
Where do you think you could be headed 10, 20, 30 years down the line?
These articles on the McDonalds website will tell you more about Steve Easterbrook and other members of the Executive team who lead the world-famous fast food chain. Enjoy!