Working Moms success or failure is determined by how well they cope with unexpected stressful situations. Chaos or tragedy comes without warning.

Let me explain:

I am presently in Barbados on holiday enjoying the beautiful weather. The white sandy beach is quiet and peaceful in the early morning. The beach is punctuated by the sound of the waves as they crash against the shore.

The smell of the sea and early morning sea baths is an amazing feeling. The blue sky and the crystal clear water creates a wonderful state of peace of mind.

While I was sleeping last night it rained. As the rain drops “pelted down” on the roof top I was reminded of a wonderful childhood experience of stress relief.

The Orchard

In the morning I walked in silence into the backyard and visited an incredible orchard. I was first attracted to the plum and cherry trees which were pregnant with ripe fruit.

I felt like a little child again. Some of the ripe plumbs were way below eye level while others were above. Then I went over to the cherry tree where I got up close and personal. This tree was much taller and presented a challenge for me to reach those delicious bright red cherries.

In order to get at the cherries I had to pull the branches towards me. As I pulled the branches I was bathed in the ecstasy of a surprising shower of water. You see… as I mentioned before it had rained during the night.

When I let go of the branches again I got another surprising shower. The cherries were glowing red as I excitedly pulled on the branches and picked more cherries. This pulling and letting go of the branches provided a wonderful opportunity to be in the moment.

Daily Challenges

In our daily living you will experience challenges of stress. Most challenges come with no warning. Your success or failure in life will be determined by how well you handle unexpected challenges.

So what is the moral of the story?

Chaos, tragedy and unexpected challenges are a reality of life. The secret is how well and quickly you can acknowledge your situation and use the appropriate coping strategy to regain balance.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at

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