Dealing with stress as an independent consultant

The following guest post is by Ryan Rivera. Jane has been an independent consultant for 2 and half years now, working for various business firms who seek her expertise on identifying and determining management flaws and problems. She analyses data and prepare reports, citing the difficulties and improvements the company should and must implement. Her job description also involves creating a detailed and quality long- and short-term management tactics to help increase efficacy of management control as well as increase productivity and profitability of the whole enterprise.

For years, she has been the ideal independent consultant companies can truly rely on. But for the past 6 months, subtle changes have showed how her work demeanor has changed. She no longer radiates positivism to her work family. Frustrations quickly creep up on her. Sick days have filled her time record, citing a number of nagging illnesses and excuses. Fortunately for Jane, her friends recognized that her job’s demanding and fast-paced responsibilities are causingStress at work is something that all workers face and handle differently. But there are those jobs, by definition, that tend to be slightly more stressful than others. Working in highly stressful conditions can impact productivity and performance. An example of those jobs is Jane’s job ─ working as an independent consultant. So, how can Jane and other independent consultants in her field should and must deal with everyday job stressors? Here’s how.

knowing that you’re not alone in the successes and struggles is an immense help.