Some clients come to me with strong feelings of overwhelm and lack of strategy. They are getting so much email and information and can’t get to everything on their to-do list, never mind read all the material that shows up in their inbox. For some business owners, this can cause you to feel shut down or immobilized as resistance grows to moving forward with any passion or energy.
One reason this happens is what I call mental clutter. It can add to your inner critic which definitely can get in your way. And that can prevent you from connecting with people to serve them fully. You need to be able to speak from the heart to truly make that connection and when you are feeling overwhelmed, that is very difficult.
Since much of the overwhelm in this case comes from external sources, the best way to end the cycle is to unsubscribe from many of the emails and newsletters you receive. Keep the ones that really serve and help you, but significantly narrow the list. The information that helps you feel good, feeds you mind and inspires you is worthwhile, but dump the rest. This is the very first and simple step of this strategy.
You won’t believe how amazingly liberating this is. It can free up so much energy, time and mental activity. Here’s what can happen:
- Your inbox will be cleaner
- You’ll feel less bombarded by information and options
- You won’t spend time reading all those other newsletters and stressing
- Your mind won’t be overwhelmed with too many ideas and ways to do things
- You’ll have time to work on your own ideas!
If you find yourself focusing on what others are doing a good percentage of the time that is your signal to bring the focus back to yourself. Start concentrating more on what you are doing to grow your business:
- What are your ideas to attract clients and build business?
- What products can you create?
- What topics can you write about?
- What programs can you develop?
- What offers can you create?
The strategy is to minimize outside influences that cause overwhelm and bring your energy back to you and building your own practice.
When I started the application of such a strategy in the way I was running my business, I immediately saw some changes in the way I was more focused, and it helped me grow so much I ended up running one of the most efficient businesses in America !
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If you are experiencing overwhelm, what comes into your inbox that you can unsubscribe from? What outside factors are causing you to feel stressed? Find a way to bring your attention back to yourself. Get centered in what you are working on and planning. Limit your current to-do list to three projects and do them one at a time to get past overwhelm and feeling stuck and get back on track for greater productivity.
Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Leveraged Business System® gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems and strategy, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at Boldheart.com.
And if you really want to learn some strategy so your business can grow and you can rest up, because yes, it is possible, what about you book a free strategy session with one of our coach ? You deserve it, really.