Stress and How to Overcome It

Dear Borrow Smart Repay Smart Family,

It doesn’t matter who I talk to, one common theme that is popping up is… STRESS! During these stay-at-home orders, friends and colleagues are working hard to alleviate the unexpected in their day-to-day shifts. The most poignant definition of stress that I’ve learned, is this:

Stress is the gap between what we expect and what actually happens.

We go into every experience having a set of perceived expectations. When the expectations are mismatched to what actually occurs, we can get dejected and lose steam. However, there is a couple of simple mindset adjustments that we can make to reduce stress and increase endorphins, that I elaborate in the below video:


I wish you all the best!


About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education ( And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at or email Trevor directly: Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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