“I am way too busy.”
“I took on too much.”
“There is NO WAY I can keep all of this going.”
Any of this sound familiar?
If you’re at the point where your business is really moving and shaking, but you feel like it’s turning into a crazy carnival ride that you can’t get off, it’s time for you to take back control. (Click to tweet!)
It’s pretty rare that you just wake up one day and the ride you’re on (your business or life) is spinning out of control. There are usually signs well before things head off the rails, like you’re not sleeping well, you feel snappish, or you develop a mortal fear of opening your inbox.
Here’s the deal: when things get out of control (as they sometimes do) YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE. You can choose to slow things down, to change how you’re approaching the situation, to just take some time for yourself.
In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m going to show you 4 ways you can regain a sense of control and even learn to relish this exciting, crazy stage of growth in your business. So, take a deep breath and join me for the video below:
To watch this week’s video, go to: http://youtu.be/w2u_3nWWFdg
Okay, let’s recap. Here are the important steps you can take to get your life and business back on track, continue to make big things happen, and not feel completely overwhelmed:
- First, know that it happens to all of us. It’s happened to me during crazy periods of growth; it’s happened to anyone who’s ever tried to create something big and exciting in the world.
- Be grateful for being overwhelmed. It’s better than being underwhelmed, right?! The last thing you want to do when you’re experiencing success is to tell the universe, “Whoa, I totally can’t handle this!”
- Don’t forget how powerful you really are, because you can choose to change the situation that you’re in. As my friend Danielle LaPorte said during my interview with her, “Everything that’s on your plate is there because you said ‘yes’ to it.” If that client is winding you up, you can let them go. You can hire a virtual assistant to help you out, you can go on a digital diet, opt out of that fifth social media platform, say no to the free workshop you offered to teach. And you can do it with grace and in a way that people are always going to be understanding. Got it? You’re in charge!
- Remember that you’re not Superwoman and you can’t save the world all by yourself. You need a support system behind you, and you can get help on everything from writing blog posts and managing your website to having someone do your household errands. This will free up your time to focus on the things that really matter and drive you forward.
My actionable for you this week is to write down three things you can say no to or get off your plate to give yourself some breathing room, AND three things that you are grateful for even though you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by them. Then share those things in a comment below!
Remember, you get to choose how you run your business and navigate your life. I have absolute faith that you can do it with grace, even when things are spinning fast!