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What, Me Worry?

When worry strikes, strike back.

This story appears in the March 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

What's the cost of allowing worry to get the best of you? "Your business will ultimately fail," admonishes T. Renee Wilson, 23, president and CEO of CMG Communications Management Group, a high-tech consulting firm based in Atlanta. "When you start acting out of worry, your whole demeanor, your whole attitude, changes--the way you respond to clients, the way you respond to your employees, the way you carry yourself."

Wilson knows from experience about the paralyzing power of worry. "At one point in my business, I allowed worries to overtake me," she recalls. "It wasn't for a long period, but [during that time,] I wasn't able to focus--unable to complete projects and provide the type of service my clients expected."

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