Want Your Business to Grow More Powerful?

Want Your Business to Grow More Powerful?

Looking For Business Growth? Get a Dog or a Cat!

Yes, surround yourself with the responsibility of a dog or a cat.

We all know that the vagaries of being in business, regardless of the venue can be stressful and in the beginning, it can be a challenge to stay the course.

I have always since childhood accepted the responsibility of a pet and found that responsibility to be a benefit in keeping a focus on other important aspects of my Entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Pets are a great way to beat the blues. Not only are they known to they offer unconditional love, but they may also give their owners a sense of purpose, which can be crucial for those feeling down in the dumps. Pets also combat feelings of loneliness by providing companionship, which can boost your overall mood and even bring you feelings of joy and happiness.

And a Happy Entrepreneur seems to get the Job done more easily.

The health of the entrepreneur and growing an effective business mindset is critical for a less bumpy Journey to Abundance and your pet can provide assurance to better health according to a couple of studies.

A study, written by Dr. Deborah Wells of Queen’s University, Belfast, for the British Journal of Health Psychiatry, found that dog owners tend to suffer less from ill health, have lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure.

 Citing a 1995 study, Dr. Wells stated that dog owners who had suffered heart attacks were 8.6 percent more likely to be alive one year following their heart attacks than patients that did not own dogs. “It is possible that dogs can directly promote our well-being by buffering us from stress,” said Dr. Wells. “The ownership of a dog can also lead to increases in physical activity and psychological human health in a more indirect manner.”

There are literally hundreds of substantiated article regarding this topic.
Just Search: “benefits of owning a pet”

In a non-scientific observation, my successful friends and colleagues in the business world seem to have strong relationships with a pet. A very close friend James Strauss and associate recently lost his cat, Harvey, I had the privilege of meeting Harvey several times and saw the power of the relationship which was beneficial in Jim’s ability to write so vividly. Harvey was the catalyst to keep Jim’s publishing business on track. When Harvey passed away earlier this year Jim was devastated, could not write, and felt he was losing touch with his business.

We are both convinced Harvey was instrumental in directing him to Bentley.  As the new “pet” settled Jim felt a surge of creative juices flowing and his ability to focus on his myriad of Businesses increased.

That same experience was played out in our home 3 years ago. Our 11-year relationship with the wonder dog, Flo, ended with her death and that led to my quitting my business focus for short time. Routines were difficult to follow. But as soon we rescued Lacy and she immediately took over the house and showed us her demands the ability to follow the routine was revived, and business success of course followed.


Flo, our Schnauzer, Border Collie, Basenji cross. 11 years of faithfully keeping my Business Mindset on track


Lacy our rescued Parson Russell Terrier. We believe we were directed to her by Flo and she took over the CEO responsibilities very quick


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  1. Sweet! There’s nothing like the acceptance and unconditional love of a pet to keep you motivated. Plus, the way they look at you as if you were a superhero–you just can’t let them down!

    • Really appreciate your input Barbara
      I truly believe the wonderful relationship with a pet can be VERY helpful for the, sometimes, scattered Mindset of an Entrpreneur.
      They have the ability to help in focus and stay somewhat grounded.

  2. I really believe this is true about pets. I lost two dogs this past year from old age and I immediately got a puppy. Although he digs holes to China in my yard, he gives me so much pleasure. As my other lost fur babies. Boots seems to understand me when I walk out side sit on the steps.
    A lot of Nursing homes are getting house pets for their residents. I think it is an Awesome ideal.

    • Pets are especially an integral part of the stress-free lives of many of my “Experienced Citizen” neighbors.
      Thanks again for your comment, Nancy

  3. Dianna Ferreira

    This is Awsome Chuck. I completely agree with you.
    I love my furkids, we go somewhere when we get home
    they they are so excited to see us. That’s true loyalty and love.
    I enjoy just sitting and holding them. They no they are safe.
    Could never see me without a loving pet. 😊

    • Thank you for the comment Dianna.
      Accepting the responsibility of sharing your life with a dog (or cat) is maybe close to being on par with kids?

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