When I launched my first company in 2000, it was an Internet based PR and Marketing firm. I was so caught up in the Internet bubble race-to-cash that I missed most of my 30's. I was a workaholic to the max. "Work hard, play hard, and shoe shop in between" was my motto.
When the "Great Recession" hit, my Internet-based agency was forced to slow down. I didn't know what to do with myself. I was plagued by stress and the anxiety grew because business was so slow. I took everything so personally, yes, even global economics.