How to Build Resilience and Reduce Stress

Stress and Resilience in Entrepreneurs – Expert Interview

In this interview with resilience expert Dr. Brianna Caza, she shares many insights, including:

  • The three simple techniques to build your resilience
  • How what you think about yourself plays a key role in determining whether you keep going or give up.
  • Why the old adage of “love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” could make you LESS resilient.

There is also a study on stress and resilience in entrepreneurs underway. If you are an entrepreneur, you can participate. By taking part, not only will you be contributing to this fascinating topic, you will also receive a report about your own resilience and how it compares to others, build awareness of the stressors in your life, and receive a gift card for your efforts. I participated in the study. I can attest that it was quick and easy and I was delighted with the gift card I received.

Take part in the survey here > Stress and Resilience in Entrepreneurs

What is your biggest a-ha? Leave it in the comments!

Dr. Brianna Caza is an Associate Professor in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and has previously held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Wake Forest University and the Center for Creative Leadership.

The overall aim of her research program is to understand the resources and processes that produce resilience at work. Within this framework her work falls into three interrelated streams of research. The first examines how individuals perceive, experience and react to adversity or setbacks in the workplace. This includes issues involving work crises, interpersonal conflict, incivility, and organizational (in)justice. The second stream of research focuses the nature, construction, and importance of individual and social resources that are used in creating functional responses to this adversity. Important resources include work identity, perceived meaningfulness of work, creativity, and relational capabilities. Third, she examines the processes that foster resilience including cognitive flexibility, behavioral adaptability, and resourcefulness.

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