Running a business in China can be stressful, no doubt about that. In truth, running a business anywhere is stressful. But China is not just the focus of our site and business, but also an important keyword. so the more times we mention China in regard to business and Chinese consumers, not just in the body text but also the headline, the better. Hmmm, that should just about do it!
OK, the preceding paragraph was facetious, poking fun at our ourselves and the marketing industry. But stress in business is no joke. Especially in small business or in the startup phases. We oft make sacrifices for our business, usually in the realms of our health and relationships. The Covid pandemic is yet another burden and pressure that businesses globally have faced. And are still struggling with.
We all adept at fronting up to a GP or emergency department if we slice the top of our finger. Or when we inadvertently have a come together with another bit of office machinery where we end up second best. But we less efficient at picking up warning signs from our body. Or the onset of other mental health issues triggered by stress.
However, it is not just our own health that we need be concerned with. No matter if we are CEO, CMO, any C suite or manager in an organisation, we are also responsible for the health and welfare of those who toil with us. There is not actually much about the US culture of lifestyle we could recommend, but we can can learn from some of it. For example, hardly a month goes by where someone with a grudge or work issue, takes a weapon into work and shoots management or colleagues. Generally this is met with the usual expressions of surprise and amazement triggering more national anguish and sole searching re gun laws. Intriguing, little is mentioned about corporate metal health policies.
Now, if you are one of our many regular readers or followers you will note this is a departure from our usual, oft caustic, China business, marketing, tech or social media commentary. And you’d be right. Generally, most of readers are and followers are of a similar ilk to us. That is, nicer people, but with an interest in things China business related.
But recently a new follower joined our ranks. Let’s quote directly from his blog’s “about me” page:
Hi, my name is Steve, and I live near Edinburgh in Scotland. I am a practicing Psychotherapist, who uses my Psychology and Counselling background to promote Wellbeing in the Community, here and beyond.Change Therapy
His blog is called Change Therapy so we were a little intrigued as to why he would be following us. On the surface it seems we are as different as chalk and cheese. But we read a few of his articles and decided that maybe we did share a common connection. Which hopefully the preceding text has illustrated. So for this edition of the weekend long read, time to grab that chocolate bar, top up the teapot and enjoy some of Steve’s articles.
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