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How Do You Manage Overwhelm?

Do you ever find yourself in a sea of overwhelm?

You know those times when you’ve just got so many things to do and your to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer … for every item that you cross off your to-do list you’re adding another 3, 4 … maybe even half a dozen things to your list.

There’s so much to do and everything needs to be done NOW … you don’t know what to do first and it’s taking its toll on you emotionally (and often, physically too).

This is something that I’ve experienced but it’s also something that I’ve helped a lot of my clients to deal with as well.

In this week’s video I share my strategies to overcome this.

Enjoy!

Or click here to watch this video in YouTube.

Why You Must Set Clear Boundaries In Your Business

As a business-owner, have you ever found yourself feeling a little resentful because you’re working on a client’s project at a time when you had planned to spend with your family?

Or agreeing to a meeting or a coffee with someone and then wishing you had said ‘no’?

Perhaps you have clients visiting your home – or even friends calling in while you’re working – and you feel uncomfortable with the situation.

These sorts of scenarios, or something similar, are quite common for a lot of people and can sometimes be the cause of a whole lot of stress.

In this video I share my thoughts on why it’s so important for your customers, your team, your family and friends and for YOU that you have clear boundaries in place.

Go ahead and watch this video below now:

Then make sure you set aside some time this week to detail what boundaries you need to start implementing.

In the comments below I’d love to hear what boundaries you’ve set in your business or strategies you might have to help you to stick to them.

 

What To Do When Family And Friends Don’t Support Your Business

A question that I get asked about a lot is, “What do you do when you’ve got a small business but your family and friends aren’t supportive of you?”

Sadly, this is quite common, so if you’re in this position don’t feel alone. It doesn’t mean that you need to give up either.

This is something I can relate to very well as a lot of my family and friends weren’t particularly supportive of my business ideas in the early days. (I think they’ve since learned to let me do my own thing over the years).
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I share more about my story getting started in business, and why I suspect they weren’t keen on my business plans, in the video below.

Quite often, loved ones aren’t reacting negatively because they doubt your ability to run a successful business. It’s often just that they’re concerned in case your business idea fails.

If this is something you have ever faced, hopefully my suggestions in the above video will help you too.

Please feel welcome to leave a comment below if you’d like to share your story of starting a business without 100% support of those closest to you.