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Stay Stress Free To Make Money Moves — 5 Top Tips

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Stay Stress Free To Make Money Moves — 5 Top Tips

Successful entrepreneurs aren’t always the most intelligent or inventive people in the room.

But they often think clearly under pressure, engage their teams emotionally and persuade investors with aplomb.

This requires presence of mind, ego eradication and dispensing with anxiety.

If you want to stay stress free when you make money moves, here are five top tips.

  1. Meditation

Achieving Zen-like calm isn’t the sole preserve of Eastern mystics — mediation is used by people from all walks of life to find strength and grace from within.

And it’s also used by prominent businesspeople like hedge fund guru Ray Dalio — he recently shared a Facebook post proclaiming that transcendental meditation is ‘the single most important reason’ for his success.

If you prefer a secular version that’s not so closely aligned with Buddhism, plug into popular mindfulness app Calm.

  1. Dancing

Shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars are phenomenally popular on both sides of the Atlantic.

And Hip-Hop, Afrobeat and Dancehall cultures constantly disseminate marvellous moves around the world via social media.

But dancing can also boost your business performance — it releases endorphins that reduce stress and promote sleep, allows you to socialise in a carefree and creative manner and ramps up physical fitness. So turn on your radio between meetings and boogie like no one’s watching.

  1. Music

With its power to transcend cultural barriers, inspire geopolitical change and motivate the masses, it’s no wonder some enthusiasts regard music as the highest form of art.

And a new study by Dr David Hodgson of Mindlab International reveals it can reduce stress and anxiety levels by up to 65 per cent.

The most effective track in the study was ‘weightless’ by ambient group Marconi Union — give it a listen unless you’re driving or operating heavy machinery.

If you want to stay serene on the way to a crucial meeting, top up on terrific tunes with music subscription site Spotify.

  1. Power posing

Body language has a subtle yet powerful effect on your self-confidence and the impression you make on potential clients and collaborators.

But five minutes spent power posing in privacy before a high-stakes meeting can transform you into the epitome of cool, calm, composure.

By standing in an expansive posture with your arms raised above your head before entering a gladiatorial environment, you’ll look and feel like a champion from the moment you walk in the door.

Don’t believe the hype? Check out social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on the subject and try it for yourself.

  1. Parking

Last but not least comes parking — particularly of the potentially stress-inducing airport variety.

Trying to make sense of internal road signs, battling entrance barriers and circling endlessly to find a space can really ruin your carefully curated aura before boarding a business flight.

But the lack or privacy and comfort on public transport isn’t conducive to complete relaxation either.

So it’s best to book meet and greet parking ahead of time, travel in the ambience of your own vehicle, drop it off next to the terminal then stroll towards check-in — an airport parking registry like Looking4.com can help you choose wisely.

Staying stress free to make money moves is simple with these five fabulous tips — incorporate them in your regime soon.

How do you stay calm for business? Share your tips in the comment section.

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