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Stress, Startups and Survival


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Stress, Startups and Survival

  1. 1. Stress Startups & Survival @hanaabaza
  2. 2. Entrepreneurship can make or break you.
  3. 3. #C2C14 WHY IT’S HOT
  4. 4. #C2C14 WHY IT’S NOT
  5. 5. “They tell you what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. What they forget to tell you is that it almost fucking kills you.” - Conan O’Brien
  6. 6. Not all stress is bad!
  7. 7. Startup Stress Is Different From “Normal” Stress
  8. 8. The “Perfect” Recipe for Stress High risk of failure Constant ups and downs Impression management
  9. 9. The Dangers of Going Too Far Hopelessness Worthlessness Loss of motivation
  10. 10. “We idolize the Mark Zuckerbergs and the Elon Musks... But, before they made it big, they struggled through moments of near-debilitating anxiety and despair—times when it seemed everything might crumble.” – Jessica Bruder, Source:
  11. 11. The Physical Effects of Stress
  12. 12. Lower Attention Span Bad Decision Making Analytical Skills Suffer Energy Level Dips Creativity Plummets Learning Decreases Memory Worsens Word Finding Decreases Perception Is Skewed
  13. 13. sleep
  14. 14. breathe
  15. 15. eat real food
  16. 16. mediate
  17. 17. play!
  18. 18. talk
  19. 19. There’s an app for that… 5 Minute Journal Headspace Lift SweetBeat
  20. 20. Thank you! Namaste 