Entrepreneurs and anxiety usually go hand-in-hand - it’s starting to become common knowledge.
And actually, many really successful entrepreneurs have been able to find a way to harness, and even employ their anxiety.
The way that the anxiety is usually harnessed is through creative thinking and tasks, but the entire process of how anxiety gets turned into creativity is still a mystery to the modern world. So after noticing that I personally was harnessing my anxiety into creativity at random, glorious moments, I set out and systemize this process. (Who doesn’t want less anxiety and more creativity?) So I did!
The entire process of channeling anxiety into creativity can be boiled down to this: anxiety is an energy resource, and can therefore be channeled - the way that it’s channeled is through neurologically rewiring the brain so that when anxious thoughts crop up, it leads us into a creative process instead of down a dark, panicky rabbit hole.
Does neurological rewiring sound like a complicated task that you are SO not up for? I mean, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, but it’s not as hard as it sounds. (And it’s sooo worth it!)
If you think about neurological rewiring, (often called neuroplasticity), like a new trail in the woods, you can see how it’s the most difficult to walk down in the beginning. You’ve got to walk through spiderwebs and prickly bushes, somehow avoid ticks, and you might even have to cut down a few branches. But after using that same path over and over again, that trail will get more worn and easier to walk down.
Entrepreneurship holds a plethora of tasks that you could be doing at any given moment, but some of these tasks are more creative than others. The next time that you feel some anxiety run down your spine or a little anxious heart palpitation, tell your brain to instead focus on one of the specific creative tasks in the interactive ‘25 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Harness Anxiety’ checklist!
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Remember how earlier in this article I said that I systemized the process of channeling anxiety into creativity? I wasn’t joking!
There’s an Evergray eCourse floating about in the universe called ‘Channeling Your Anxiety into Creativity’. (Excitement!) It’s sizable and very interactive, but I made a free, mini email course version of it covering the same concepts so that everyone can get in on the action, or just taste it before they go all in. (That means you!)
These concepts include: explaining the theory behind channeling anxiety, giving you the knowledge base necessary to start channeling, and detailing how you'll channel anxiety - all while doling out some refreshing tidbits along the way.
To grab the CHANNELING ANXIETY FOR CREATIVES: The 3-Part Mini Email Course, type in those letters below, and it’ll slide into that inbox right here, right now!