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Change your perspective on stress

25th April 2024

April is Stress Awareness Month, and a perfect time to reflect on the impact stress has on our lives. Whilst it’s often perceived as a negative force, not all stress is damaging.

How often do you, rather than feel overwhelmed by stress, recognise the good to be found in it? When channelled appropriately, stress can be a powerful tool for your growth and success – both personally, and professionally. Which is why, for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to take greater control over their professional lives, owning an InXpress franchise presents a unique opportunity to turn stress into a positive power.

One of the main sources of stress, in traditional employment, is the feeling of being powerless or at the mercy of external factors. In fact, 3.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related stress, anxiety and depression, costing £28.3 billion yearly 1. Not only are we losing valuable working days but 60% of 18-24 year olds and 41% of 25-34 year olds feel pressured to succeed, versus just 17% of 45-54 year olds and 6% of over 55s 2. So, we are losing a large demographic due to the feeling of overwhelm. How can we channel this feeling into productivity?

Well, owning an InXpress franchise flips this dynamic on its side, putting you firmly in the driver's seat. As a franchise owner, you make the strategic decisions, set your own schedule, and decide your business's strategy for success. This sense of ownership not only brings confidence but also transforms stress into a positive motivator to drive results for your business. You have the freedom to chart your own course, which is a powerful driver, so that you can make use of the resources around you.

Balancing professional aspirations with personal commitments is a common source of stress for many individuals, with 73%3 of individuals admitting heavy workloads are the cause. However, as an InXpress franchise owner, you have the flexibility to tailor your work schedule to fit your lifestyle. Whether you want more family time, are looking to travel, or simply seeking a better work-life balance, the flexibility of franchise ownership enables you to achieve balance without sacrificing professional success. Or maybe, just maybe, you thrive off long hours and short-term targets? Either way, the choice is yours.

Running a franchise can be daunting; true! Particularly for those venturing into uncharted territory. However, as part of the InXpress network, franchise owners benefit from a support system like no other. Remember, goal setting is a valuable tool in furthering your success, but without the support of a community you’re more likely to face burnout, with 46% of UK workers currently facing this. The InXpress network will be on hand to offer you guidance and insights, or even mental health advice, to help you on your way.

We know owning an InXpress franchise is an exciting opportunity for advancing your career. With a proven business model, established brand recognition, and access to cutting-edge technology, franchise owners are primed for success from day one. Moreover, the scalability of the InXpress model means your efforts directly contribute to your business' growth and financial rewards. Rather than being a source of stress, your stresses bring the potential for expansion and become a source of motivation and fulfilment.

Stress Awareness Month reminds us that stress, when controlled effectively, can be an incentive for positive change and personal growth. By choosing to own an InXpress franchise, you're not just buying in to a business venture; you're embracing a lifestyle! One where you can feel empowered to be your true self, be flexible, and feel supported. Your potential is limitless.  So, let's reframe our perspective on stress, transforming it into a world of possibility. Take control of your destiny with InXpress and join us.

Remember, stress doesn't have to be a burden—it can be the fuel that propels you toward your goals. So, contact us today, to discover how to channel your success.

[1] https://championhealth.co.uk/insights/stress-statistics
[2] https://championhealth.co.uk/insights/stress-statistics/
[3] https://championhealth.co.uk/insights/stress-statistics/