Don’t take things personally — focus on what you can control.
I have four daughters and a wife. When my oldest daughter was just entering puberty at about 13 or 14, I said, “Who is this person?” I learned not to take things personally with my daughters. They love me. They just don’t mean some of the things that they say. Some things are out of our control. The things that we can’t control, we can’t take personally because it will distract us from doing the best on the things we can control. So don’t take things personally. That’s certainly one thing that’s hard to do sometimes.
Being a founder, entrepreneur, or business owner can have many exciting and thrilling moments. But it is also punctuated with periods of doubt, slump, and anxiety. So how does one successfully and healthily ride the highs and lows of Entrepreneurship? In this series, called “How To Successfully Ride The Emotional Highs & Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur” we are talking to successful entrepreneurs who can share stories from their experience. I had the pleasure of interviewing Gene McManus, AP Wealth Management, in Augusta, GA.
With 25 years of experience helping people simplify their financial lives, Eugene F. McManus (Gene), CPA®, CFP®, Partner, and financial advisor with Ap Wealth Management, serves as a fiduciary for his clients. He is the creator of The Lifetime Financial Solution™, a unique process for identifying, managing, and simplifying life and financial goals, which he utilizes when assisting his clients. Gene is a native of Aiken, SC, and has spent most of his career in Augusta, GA, building successful accounting, financial planning, investing, and risk management businesses.