“I’m so overwhelmed I don’t know what to do first!”
I heard this come out of my mouth recently and I’ve heard it for years from my clients.
When was the last time you felt overwhelmed and unable to choose the next task. Maybe you’ve felt impotent and lost, super stuck in the “what’s next?” GAH!!! “There has GOT to be a better way!” Where did YOU hit that wall?
And those days where the computer and internet aren’t playing nice, devices seem to be misbehaving and people aren’t calling (or replying) back? Layers upon layers of things that add to the bigger problem. There’s ALWAYS a mile-high, long as your leg, to-do list. And half of it you either don’t know how to do, don’t like the program or loathe the task. This whole ‘business’ thing is supposed to be fun and hold freedoms! Where did THAT go?
There was a time I worked 12 hour days, saw my hubby only at bedtime or on weekends, filled pages in my notebook with tasks for my clients. So what did I do? I found a better way.
Today, I walked away from my computer. I picked up my son at school, and spent half an hour in the sunshine, shed the tension, and came back to my desk with a clear head. I checked in with my priorities, then plugged in.
Over the years, I got to know the programs so well I could navigate with my eyes closed, I found other programs that maximized my time, and created systems that made the A to Z so simple that my processing times go from hours to minutes.
And then I started sharing these systems and processes with my clients. Those systems included listings, sales, marketing, database and training in productivity strategies that improved their enjoyment of their work, reduced stress, and gave them their lives back.
Who do YOU know who could use a strategy in their back pocket to set themselves free?