Posts Tagged ‘stress’

“Tom and Kate know they have a serious debt problem…

They spend their lives in a constant state of stress – trying to figure out ways to juggle their debt. They consistently live beyond their means. The only thing that limits their spending is the limit on their credit cards.

Tom and Kate are in the top 15% of U.S. households, bringing home a combined $160,000 per year. Yet like many people, they’re deeply in debt… spending everything they make and borrowing even more.”

-Bill McGilton

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Here in the U.S., the Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that anxiety affects 40 million adults – that’s 18% of the entire population. Anxiety is now the most common mental illness in the country.

Product innovation oriented around anxiety (encompassing stress, mood, and sleep) spans nearly 30 different categories, including chocolate, yogurt, air fresheners, fabric conditioners, and skincare.

The more products we buy to treat anxiety, the more we’ll think about our anxiety…  And that’s not healthy.” -The Crux

“Many Americans – average folks working to build a comfortable life – assume the ‘rich’ have a secret.  It seems they know something about ‘how the world works’ that the rest of us don’t….  It turns out, the wealthy do harbor a secret – three of them, in fact….  And these secrets not only build wealth, they allow you to use it to live the life that you want to live….

You don’t need to be rich, though.  You don’t need to pursue money at all costs.  But having financial stability gives you freedom.  Reducing stress improves your health.  And understanding how to manage your income makes for better relationships with your family and loved ones.

Tenet No. 1: Save Religiously.  Tenet No. 2: Invest for the Long Term.  Tenet No. 3: Obsess About Risk

Only by following all three of these tenets can you successfully set yourself free from living paycheck to paycheck.  If you were to find folks with enough cash to live how they’d want to live, you’d find almost all of them followed these tenets.” -David Eifrig

“The main thing I learned getting sober: 99% of the things we think will happen, never happen.  We all worry about so many things and almost all of those things we stress about, we worry about, we have anxiety about, are just wasted thoughts.” -Turney Duff

It (stress) costs businesses more than $300 billion annually – making folks sick more often and resulting in higher employee turnover and lost productivity.  And it has big consequences for your personal life….  Being able to control your stress is a key factor in living a wealthier, healthier life.” -David Eifrig