Six Stress Management Tips for Creators and Entrepreneurs

Simple approaches to reducing stress and staying focused

Rick Martinez
4 min readJun 1, 2022


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Some folks believe that stress is simply a figment of your imagination.

They think that all you need is a mindset shift, some power words, a fist pump, and boom…it goes away.

Well, I don’t think those folks are entrepreneurs or have had a cash shortfall on payday.

Feel me?

Stress is a common con to becoming an entrepreneur. New stress arises as creating a valuable and profitable product is now up to you. The mistakes you make and the actions you forget to take are your responsibility. However, there are many things you can do to destress to enjoy the entrepreneur journey better.

Because the truth is, the things you will and are going through are real.

Here are six stress management tips to learn as a new entrepreneur.

Make time for fun and time with loved ones

Just because you are a business owner doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time for loved ones and friends.

Spending time with people you care about away from the business is a great way to unwind and forget about business stress. Letting go of this stress is vital to your health and your business.

Don’t be that person who is so wrapped up in the business that you forget the people around you.

The ones who love and support you.

Have a proper business plan and follow it

A common culprit of stress is a lack of direction, accurate information, and business goals.

Imagine you wanna drive from Dallas to Topeka, so you hop in the car and drive. Only to later realize you didn’t pack clean underwear and headed in the wrong direction.

Lack of a plan, even a wicked simple one, can crush you.

Filling in your business plan ultimately can help to relieve this stress. As you go through each section, you will learn you really have what it takes to grow a viable business idea.



Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter