b'BUSINESSMATTERSRe ections on PatienceBy Bob ShawS tress can be an absolute killer thatfeel frustration boiling up, ask yourselfreally matter in fi ve years? Not much, eats at the soul and body. Wellfrom which wellspring did your frus- is almost always the answer. Whether into my fi fth decade of profession- tration originate, was it communicatedyou had a disagreement, were taken al life, Ive all-too-often seen its effectto others, and whether expectationsadvantage of, even lost your current on others and myself. Fortunately, Ivewere jointly shared and expressed.job, none of this is probably going to worked hard to be healthy and canSometimes youll have to lower yourmatter much in the long haul. This be more unfiltered in my thoughtsexpectations: people are busy, your #1concept opens the door to patience.while possessing better self-awareness.priority isnt theirs, you arent payingI am not patient. My speed and That said, countless times throughoutfor Cadillac service, or others werentconstant action have a long track record my career I needed help escaping fromaware of your hot buttons. Ive foundof delivering results. But age rounds the suffocation of stress. Here are somethis to be somewhat akin to raisingall our corners and hopefully we all thoughts on stress management tochildren: have relatively few rules butone day receive the gift of patience carry us into this next decade.rigorously enforce them. When you(if youre not among the lucky ones About five years ago I heard afind yourself knee-deep in your nextwho were born with it). Not every-bolt from the blue that crystalized afrustration, take a breath and eitherthing is a big deal; sometimes you cant framework to lower stress. The sayingreset or reinforce your expectations.achieve what you want and may have frustration is a result of your expecta- Another great mantra is dont getto wait years or even decades for it. tions was an epiphany that triggeredupset about things that wont matterKey real estate locations do turn over, dozens of mental time outs. When youin five years. Wow, what today willor people you wanted to work with LET ASSUREDPARTNERS MCM MANAGEYOUR INSURANCE SO YOU CANFOCUS ON YOUR VOYAGEAssuredPartners MCM is a leading independent insurance brokerage based in the Pacic Northwest. Our marine practice group has more than 100 years of combined experience placing insurance and managing the marine industrys unique risks.Whether were working with vessel operators, builders, repair facilities or suppliers, we create specialized BUILT TO SERVE BUILT TO LAST solutions that meet each clients needs.BUILT BY BLOUNT AssuredPartners MCMContact: Damon L. NasmanDirect Line: 206.262.6375401.245.8300 Damon.Nasman@assuredpartners.cominfo@blountboats.comBLOUNTBOATS.COM www.assuredpartnersmcm.comWARREN, RHODE ISLAND32MARCH 2020FOGHORN'