overwhelm, usually a posh word which roughly translated means “I do not know how to say no” syndrome. It is a common thing so don’t worry, we have all gone through life feeling guilty if we say no to somebody. You don’t want to let people down or feel like you are letting them down, so instead, you say yes, yes, yes, all the time!
Only the issue is you keep on saying yes, and before you know it your plate is so stacked high with so much shit to do that you are so stressed out you have zero time for anything else. You then turn into a complete stranger to your close ones because you are never around, and your husband and kids don’t have one clean pair of pants between them!
I have had many many clients over the years who have become so overwhelmed with saying yes far too many times.
Then, before they know it they are stressed out, burnt out and don’t even want to carry on building their dream because they feel they don’t have what it takes in the first place.
Trust me, you have every ounce of what it takes to be a success in your life, The key to that success is only focusing on a few things and becoming great at them few things. Only because your friend is doing a webinar, download program and writing a book all at the same time does not mean you have to do the same.
Dividing your focus between 20 different things weakens your results compared to focusing on one or 2 things and mastering them.
Yes, I have been there, experienced that and have the wrinkles to prove it.
The question you need to ask yourself is:
Do you want to be great and successful at a few things that completely sell out all the time and have a thriving business?
Do you want to be sat there stressed out to high heaven with no time, energy and be broke because your products/services are not selling?
It’s not exactly rocket science now is it?
There is a lot to learn on your road to success. There is a right way to do things and a completely wrong way to do things. I have experienced both ways and trust me I prefer the way things are today in my life and business, then they were 2 years ago!
I stopped saying yes to people and realised that my self-respect to myself was more important and so was my health.
I started to focus on a few things rather then trying to be Jack of all trades and master of none. I started saying the word NO more and meaning it.
I started working less and earning more money, and I started to have more time for myself and my family which resulted in me becoming a better coach and a better business owner.
You are in complete control of your life, and overwhelm is only a reality of you saying yes far too much. It’s time to start saying NO!
Thank you for reading,
Kate is an 18 x International Best-Selling Author, International Coach and Creator of The Missing Piece Magazine. As a coach Kate helps authors and professionals grow their platforms by teaching them how to publish, market and sell their books to international best-seller status. Kate has the honour and pleasure of consulting TV personalities and award-winning Hollywood film directors, she has a real passion to teach established business owners how to earn up to $180,000 with one book BEFORE it even goes to print. Kate currently holds the position of Publishing Specialist with the GWEN Network. Find out more at www.katebatten.com