3 More Tips to Combat Overwhelm

In a previous post, I shared with you 3 tips you could implement quickly to combat overwhelm. In this post I want to share 3 more. Each of these is also easily implemented… and they have the added benefit of making you more effective, as well. These are tips I share with my clients… and use myself. Chunk It Down Is there something you are trying to accomplish that is overwhelming you? Or perhaps you aren’t even trying because the task seems so daunting. If so, the first thing to do is to break the project (or even the task) … Continue reading

3 Quick Tips to Combat Overwhelm

Overwhelm is everywhere. That’s not news, is it? Most of us live in overwhelm, with too much to do and too little time and energy to do it. In fact, being busy to the point of overwhelm has become “the new normal”. Overwhelm drains us of our energy — both physical and mental/emotional; it robs us of our self-esteem; and — like compounding interest — it digs us into an ever-deeper hole. What if we could learn to get more done without being overwhelmed? I believe that it is possible. Here are three things you can do to start paring … Continue reading

One Easy Step to More Power

You are you ready get more power (back) in your life? It’s simple. And, even easy. (At least, the technique is easy.) Are you ready? Here it is: Take ownership of yourself and of your decisions. How? One way is to start using the phrase “I choose to….” For instance, instead of saying “I don’t have the money”, say “I choose to spend my money on other things.” This can be used in your business, dealings with employees, relationships, your time management, your own internal dialogues – just about anywhere. Sometimes you will say it out loud, sometimes simply to … Continue reading

Do You Have “The Happiness Advantage”?

Today, I want to share with you a secret of success. That secret is happiness. Perhaps your first thought is, “John, don’t you have that backwards? Happiness comes AFTER I succeed.” Nope. Success does NOT breed happiness. If you aren’t happy before you succeed, you won’t be happy after you achieve any measure of success. (Note that momentary joy or satisfaction are not the same as happiness.) In fact, research shows that being happy is a precursor to success. And that is “the happiness advantage.” What is “the happiness advantage”? It is a 31 percent improvement in productivity. It causes … Continue reading

Get the Upper Hand on Your Time Demands

Over and over, I see business owners too busy… almost frantically busy. They are almost drowning in the work and time demands of their business. Sometimes they have a staff and sometimes they don’t. It doesn’t matter. In fact, sometimes, the staff still doesn’t have enough to do while the owner is putting in 16 hour days. As a result of their frantic efforts, they are actually being much less effective… and losing customers. They become too busy to return calls. They are too busy to answer (or even acknowledge) emails. They feel like they are the classic plate spinner … Continue reading