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One of my friends recently experienced sudden bouts of anxiety. Since he knew I’ve been there too, he asked me: “How do you deal with anxiety?”
That’s a good question. In the past, I looked for ways to “get over” or “beat” anxiety. I was looking for a cure.
After reading dozens of books and hundreds of articles on the subject, I’ve found the answer: Anxiety can’t be cured. It must be dealt with.
Dealing with anxiety is an ongoing battle for most of us. It’s not a game or tournament. It’s not like you can beat anxiety once and be over with it forever.
Too often, people say they have “beaten” anxiety. I don’t buy that. The only way you can truly beat anxiety is if you hide from life’s hardship.
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One of my readers recently asked: “I like the idea of building a career based on strengths and skills. What are good income-generating skills to acquire?”
That’s one of the best questions I’ve received. I often write about how Peter Drucker and many other business thinkers believe that you should generate more value in the market place.
And that the best way to generate value is by acquiring valuable skills. But what are skills that are actually valuable to organizations? In my experience, there are many skills that are useful.
But there are 7 skills that actually produce income because they instantly impact the bottom line of an organization. I only stick to skills that every professional can and should acquire. Here they are.
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Freedom. It’s the highest aim in life. But for years, I was unfree in a free world. Unwanted responsibilities kept me caged.
In my latest book, I share how I finally became free. The book is called What It Takes To Be Free. And it’s for people who believe personal freedom is the most important thing in life.
In our free world, we can do what we want, spend time with people we like, and have a career that gives us joy. And yet, we don’t use our freedom. Why is that?
The problem is that we’re held captive by ourselves. On a deeper level, we all strive for the same thing: To be free. It’s in our nature.