Managing Overwhelm

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Home BusinessToday is Sunday and admittedly I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Not by things I have to do but by things I want to do and don’t have the time.

Is anyone with me?

Education for the Home Business Entrepreneur – Managing Overwhelm

Today I read this article by Mashable called 3 Phrases That Actually Make You Feel More Overwhelmed and I had an epiphany.

Basically the way you express your lack of time creates a bad mindset – which I totally buy into. Your mindset is the foundation that every business is built on.

The article says instead of saying, I don’t have time, I’m swamped, or I’m too busy – instead say that’s just not a priority for me right now.

Now here’s where the epiphany comes in -

What if you’re letting yourself off the hook from something that should be a priority?

I really think that saying something isn’t a priority instead of saying you don’t have time for it is a real good way to check things.

For example:

What if you said you’re too busy to do somethings that you KNOW will grow your business? Like those new projects that may bring new revenue into your business that you put on the back-burner because you’re too caught up in tasks in your business?

What if instead you said this -

“Growing my business isn’t a priority for me right now.” Let’s face it – that IS what you’re actually saying in reality.

Ouch.

The way you look at something changes it doesn’t it? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Tammy

 

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  1. says

    This is really true! But it’s almost the opposite for me. I know I have plenty of time, but I end up not using it wisely. I’m starting to do a better job of it now, because I have deadlines and clients who count on me. The marketing side of me is still a baby though.

    • Tammy Hawk-Bridges says

      Hi Williesha!

      Time is the number one struggle for just about any entrepreneur – I’m certainly no exception. My only weapon is that I’m constantly aware of it. I’m one of those that insist on walking what I talk. :-) Here’s my advice to you – because of your struggle you should go ahead and submit to your short-comings. Admit – okay so I have a hard time managing my time. It’s just like me I have a hard time seeing without glasses. :-) Your weapon will be your list. Never enter a day without it. Put your top priorities at the top and check them off. Then have stuff you would like to do at the bottom. I’m constantly aware of time all day long. I try to get all my “hafta” stuff done before lunch. Then at lunch I have a nice workout and then I can move onto stuff I want to do. Now that sounds brilliant but does it get done everyday? NO. But its always my goal and most days it works out. Guess what? My business thrives because of it. Give it a try. You’re on the right track! Cheers! Tammy

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