065: Daniel Levitin – How To Handle Entrepreneurial Stress
Daniel Levitin is an author, a musician and a neuroscientist. His Ted Talk “How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed” from November of 2015 is scientific approach to being prepared for good and bad. From the perspective of a neuroscientist Daniel explains the reaction the human body has to stress, including the production of cortisol. High levels of cortisol contribute to cloudy thinking. Daniel Levitin proposes preparing for the worst moments and having a pre-mortem plan instead of a post-mortem review. Don’t make the hardest decisions while experiencing stress, have the important decisions made. If you are going to be travelling, take a picture of your credit cards, I.D’s & tickets and store in the cloud in of robbery. You have prepared and stored that information to refer to easily while under considerably stressful circumstances. Think ahead about conversations you might need to have. Rationally plan to minimize damage.
All of that and more on today’s episode of The Six Figure Side Gig.
More About This Show:
Dr. Daniel Levitin is a #1 bestselling author of three books. He has a B.A. in Cognitive Psychology & Cognitive Science from Stanford University. He has been audio source consultant for both the U.S. Navy and the Grateful Dead rock band.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- How to consider things that could go wrong and then prepare for them
- Why understanding stress is not the answer for dealing with stress
- What a pre-mortem plan is
- Why you should have a thorough understanding of “informed consent”
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