Leave some breathing room

“Festina lent”. Make haste slowly.

Don’t rush around madly, frantically, stressed.

Be cool. Walk slowly.

Avoid situations that make you feel rushed. Leave an hour between meetings. Plan an extra thirty minutes for each car trip. Arrive at the airport early.

You’ll be less flustered and you’ll do a better job.

Rushing around like a headless chicken might make you look busy, which might get you a promotion in your corporate job.

The appearance of being busy is meaningless to an entrepreneur. It doesn’t matter if people think you’re busy.

It only matters that you’re in the zone: calm, unhurried, unstressed, ready to see and seize opportunities.

The best way to can be cool is to make sure you don’t load your plate too full.

Give yourself some breathing room.