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Trying to explain a panic attack to someone for whom anxiety is not an issue is like speaking in a foreign language. You really think your world is caving in. You’re going to have a heart attack. And no matter how many times it happens, it still feels like the world is falling out from your butt every. Single. Time.

So what are you supposed to do when it drifts into your work life and career? I’m lucky in that when I started my own company I had to pitch myself and my services constantly. Doing the things that scare you more often makes them less scary.

CEO of FinePoint Digital PR Meredith Fineman suffers from panic attacks, but won’t let them destroy her life or work