Everyone has their own worry plate. By the time, you wake up because of a loud noise of your alarm or because of the warm sunlight outside your window; it is the moment that you will be flooded by things on your worry plate.
For parents who have small children, things on their worry would be how to complete a report in the last minute and send to their manager, how to make a quick and nutritious breakfast and get their children to school so that they could come to work on time, how to avoid a heavy traffic this morning, how to spend more time with their children while struggle with a bunch of new responsibilities from work, and the list will go on and on.
For unemployed and single people, they worry about how to polish their resume, how to learn new skills quickly, how to be more competent in the job market, and how to land a job quickly. Their only worry is getting a job, fulfilling their duties, learning new things at job, and being able to pay the bills.
For managers in all level, they worry about how to make their personnel more engage and more productive, how to create an operational excellence or an efficient customer care, how to update themselves, how to be known and increase their network size. Of course, the list will never end.
For entrepreneurs who have just start a new business, they worry about how to constantly improve their business, how to differentiate their products, how to compete in the market, how to grow their business, and how to make their company gain high performance. Growth is good when it brings profit to your business, and it will not overwhelm your people, process and controls by growing too fast. If growth is not properly managed, it will become a destructive growth. It will be as dangerous as a tornado which will suck you into its eye and tear you apart. A realistic question to be asked is how much growth you can afford at this moment? Should you grow horizontally by merger and acquisition or grow organically by focusing on internal development?
So, what is on your worry plate? How do you deal with them?