Written By Jeffrey Gitomer

KING OF SALES, The author of seventeen best-selling books including The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling, and The Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude. His live coaching program, Sales Mastery, is available at


Here are some things that may be adding an additional dose of worry without you realizing it…

  • Anxiety about what “might” happen, but hasn’t
  • Anxiety about lack of money
  • Anxiety about health
  • Anxiety about poor work performance
  • Anxiety about career safety
  • Anxiety about career advancement
  • Anxiety about other peoples problems
  • Anxiety about a lie you told
  • Anxiety about something you’re keeping secret
  • Non supportive spouse, parents, boss, co-workers
  • The national and world news (all bad news)
  • The local (non business) news (all bad news)
  • Accepting the blame of others
  • Arguing with others about petty things
  • The daily newspaper (all bad news)
  • People who complain or meddle or both
  • People dwell on problems
  • People who are depressed
  • Violence on television
  • Violence in the movies

Positive Things To Do… That will melt away worry and stress!

  • Watch, read or listen to anything funny.
  • Personal meditation – 20 minutes daily.
  • Personal positive talk. – self talk = self performance.
  • Helping others without expectation or measuring.
  • Listening to and singing music you love.
  • Looking at your family photo album.
  • Playing with a child.
  • Calling an old friend.
  • Buying a gift for someone you love.
  • Small daily success.
  • Persist to small success.
  • Spending time with successful people.
  • Watch, read or listen to anything inspirational.
  • Watch, read or listen to anything motivational.
  • Most things educational.
  • Something that you do with passion.
  • Take a walk in the woods or a park.
  • Setting and achieving goals.
  • Hugs to and from people you love (pat’s on the back also work)
  • READ “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” by Dale Carnegie