Is stress preventing you from doing your best work ever? Has stress hindered you from doing the things you actually want to do? If you’ve ever felt stressed enough that it stopped you from being productive or from simply enjoying the things you love most in life, this article is for you.
This week’s BeLive Weekly with Owen Video talks about how live stream entrepreneurs have to wear a lot of hats from CEO to janitor. This can all be overwhelming and can stifle your creative genius. Sometimes, you get a wonderful idea but have so many things to juggle that by the end of the day, you can’t remember what it was anymore or if you do, you just don’t have the energy to actually execute your idea.
Devin Henderson is a nationally recognized expert on de-stressing your life to do your best work ever. He is a funny, motivational speaker who teaches people to de-stress by laughing, lead by serving and succeed by failing. Devin believes that to survive stress, you need to be able to put on the 3D glasses of comedy: Different, Difficult, and Dumb.
A lot of people don’t like change and so when there is a new system, new ways, new process, new rules, new laws, new guidelines, new people, and new things to install or upgrade, it causes people stress. A few weeks ago, Facebook rolled out new guidelines for live streaming and it caused stress for a lot of people. Change is the one thing that rattles people but you shouldn’t let it get to you. Put on your 3D glasses and try to see things froma different perspective.
When thing are tough, you may tend to forget that this is just a phase. This, too, shall pass. You may have a crying baby just when you are about to go live or you may have uneding bills to pay which could kill your creativity so you need to learn how to implement the SIT process during these times.
SIT means step away, imagine worse, and tell someone. This is one of Devin’s process for surviving a difficult stage. Whatever it is that you are going through, step away from it and imagine something worse. Afterwards, go and tell someone because we are not meant to be an island. People need people and this is why we have family and friends as well as a community. You can even discuss it during one of your live streaming sessions because if you are going through with it, most likely, someone in your audience is as well.
One of the biggest stressors in life are dumb questions, dumb policies, and dumb people. Instead of letting yourself getting riled up because of these dumb things, smile at it and beat them at their game. The old adage make lemons out of lemonade is best applied in situations like this.
So, how do we laugh in the moment?
If you wear the 3D glasses of comedy, you would be able to look at any of these situations through a different lens. Rather than seeing these things as a stressor, you’ll see them as something to laugh at. However, you can only do this when you practice observing situations, recognizing it as one of the 3Ds, and then being able to write your own punchline to it. Life is more than ready to give you the set up but you need to use your creativity to connect it to something funny. It takes practice but it can definitely happen.
When you learn to manage your stress, you will become more productive and creative which will help with your live stream marketing and handling of your business. Find the funny in everyday problems and learn to integrate it in your daily life. This is how you will become a better live stream entrepreneur and a better person.
Watch the full video below if you would like to get more tips from our very own Live Video Growth Coach, Owen Video.
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