This may sound like click bait, but in fact its not.
I am going to share some personal issues I have been going through over the last year in hopes that it helps others learn from my mistakes.
Lets start with IG! Its f%^$ing stressful. You can be happy and making a tonne of money. The next day all your accounts are dead and you have a lot of unhappy clients yelling at you asking for refunds.
The issue with me, is that I work the best when I am stressed. I use that pain to make myself work hard and push through. Its the only reason I am still doing Instagram now.
The thing I didn’t know is that stress can lead to Auto Immune Issues, diseases and all sorts of nasty stuff.
I got hit with Covid in March and I had to go to the hospital a few times. I was coughing blood, terrible mouth ulcers, hearing intolerance, rashes, night sweats, tinnitus… plus a lot more I won’t go into. (I am vaccinated)
After a few months it got a lot better, I was feeling nearly 100%.
Then IG started going nuts again, killing accounts in mass and the program I use didn’t work well anymore, my expenses were too high and started to stress out a lot.
I got sick again, and this time it didn’t get better. In fact every week Its been worse from that point on. I have terrible muscle aches, heat intolerance, mouth ulcers… but I still work 8+ hours a day, I still do my best work!
After 5 Doctors, 10 blood tests and 4 months later we know that I have very high inflammation and a few other bad results whichI won’t go into. Which means my immune system Is fighting me and its most likely an auto immune issue. I am currently waiting for a referal to get a biopsy of my stomach and also to a pain clinic to get better pain meds. Fingers crossed that its curable.
I have been doing a lot of thinking and have made myself realize that its not the end of the world if my accounts die, I can get more. I do not have to let this job stress me out.
Its working sofar! Do not belive all those Internet Guru’s that say stress will help you etc. Stress literally causes inflammation. Too much inflammation leads too diseases.
The only plus side that has come from this, is that during this time I made a friend that helped me stay on track, helped get me through these harsh times and we partnered up and now have one of the biggest and best Mother Child Systems available.
Bringing in another person has helped me so much to minimize stress and also have someone to brain storm ideas from in order to make the best service we can. We now also have other services available.
MY ADVICE TO YOU: DO NOT SACRIFICE YOUR HEALTH FOR THIS JOB, LEARN TO MANAGE THE STRESS OR GET OUT. DO NOT EMBRACE STRESS. IT WILL GET YOU!