Not so long ago, I took on the responsibility for the PR and marketing for my husband’s book, Paris Insights – An Anthology. Though I willingly stepped up to the challenge and followed Elena’s teachings and sage advice, I rapidly found myself in a state of overwhelm.
Because I was also running two home businesses and a small non-profit organization, and did not realize that I had just volunteered for a responsibility that would break the proverbial camel’s back. I imagined myself to be Wonder Woman – the invincible female force that was going to do everything for everyone and get it all right the first time!
I learned the hard way that it doesn’t matter how well you do things or how passionate you are about them if you have too many things to do. I developed a stress-related illness and came dangerously close to burnout before I was forced to admit that I had to change my work habits and more importantly, my view of myself.
At this critical juncture, I experienced the life-changing force of a simple shift in mindset that set me free from the anxiety and stress of what I call “office overwhelm.” And the change was amazing! As soon as I adopted this mindset, I shed my Wonder Woman persona and was able to focus more clearly and effectively on high-value activities in my businesses. The result? Less stress, greater productivity, increased revenue, and more time off!
There are many different “brands” of overwhelm out there, and they are plaguing women solopreneurs just like you and me. Aside from the Wonder Woman Syndrome (overcommitment), examples include inability to prioritize, external distractions like e-mail, social media, and information overload on the latest technology (web design, iPhone apps, etc.
FREE VIDEO SERIES ON GETTING OVER OVERWHELM
If one or more of these is creating a state of overwhelm in your life and your business, then you’ll want to learn about and embrace the simple shift in mindset that transformed my life. To share it with you, I have created a free, tell-all video series (launch date – August 25, 2011) that reveals:
- The words that literally changed my life and inspired me to take the action to conquer “office overwhelm,” reclaim my health, reduce my workload, and still spend more time on revenue-generating activities
- The three most frequent causes of overwhelm among women solopreneurs, and several tips that you can use to counteract them
- The three biggest mistakes that women solopreneurs make in trying to resolve their problems with overwhelm, and an outline for the steps required to get rid of it forever.
To learn the BEST strategy out there for “getting OVER overwhelm,” increasing your productivity and income, and regaining control over your workday, access these videos at the Getting over Overwhelm Web site. Get ready to “get rid of your overwhelm” for good!
Monique Y. Wells is the Paris Muse of Time Management™. She helps women solopreneurs who work from home “get over the overwhelm” that they experience during the workday. Monique owns two small businesses and has over ten years of experience in maximizing productivity within the constraints of the number of hours available for work each day. Find her at understandingtimemanagement.com.
Elena is founder of a technology PR agency that works with startups to billion-dollar companies. She is passionate about helping marketers and small business owners with practical publicity strategies, which she's also using for her own bling flip flop company.
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