4) Control anxiety during the “hurry up and wait” moments.

“In drag racing automobiles you sit for a long time in the lineup. Often a car will break and half an hour will pass while they clean up the track. Then you are rushed to start. This requires intense preparation, clear routines for getting ready, and immense anxiety control.

“Startups also have intense work, often with unusual delays before or during the process. Preparing and being mentally ready for the periods of “hurry up and wait” is critical to success.”

Crystal Stranger is President of 1st Tax and the author of The Small Business Tax Guide and Pro Choice, A Financial Guide for Women, and is not your average accountant.

By Stephanie McGuinn, Examiner
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