There’s an insidious, poisonous, paralysing demon at work.

It could be in your workspace right now.

You may not be able to recognise it since it’s a chameleon and good at hiding in plain sight.

Maybe this demon is on your back.It might have it’s claws in you.

Hisssssss….. Ha Ha Ha hA Ha hA!

Listen - it’s taunting you.

You may not want to admit it to others in case they think you’re weak.

HELP!!!!!!

Overwhelmed Man

Time for an exorcism. You need the antidote to this demon's poison.

This demon hails by the name ………… OVERWHELM!

Think you can defeat it by working more, longer, harder? Uh oh - WARNING - approaching Headless Chicken Zone.

Nope, that ain’t gonna cut it.

Stuck and tried the procrastination panacea? Despite what the ads said and your doctor reassuring you - the effect keeps wearing off and you’re no further forward, You’re still stuck in the procrastination zone.

It’s time to take the antidote. What is it? Simply...

The Antidote to Overwhelm = Specificity

It might sound like too simple a solution yet I’ve often found that most that is profound is indeed simple.

Simple is just not always easy to implement, so let me help you... 😉

What exactly do you need to get specific about? Well that depends on how overwhelm affects YOU. It’s usually in one of two ways:

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If Being Overwhelmed = You’re in the Procrastination Zone

If you feel paralysed and stuck when you are overwhelmed, not knowing where to even begin, then you need to get specific about your next steps.

Not the whole big picture necessarily. Just the next few steps.

Enough to give you certainty.

Enough to get you out of the procrastination zone and moving again.

So maybe instead of doing a whole business plan, you do a plan to get your next few customers.

Write these steps out and schedule the first 3 into your calendar.​

OR

If Being Overwhelmed = You’re in the Headless Chicken Zone

If you find that you get overwhelmed when you’re overworked and that you have an ever-increasing to do list, then you need to get specific in your focus.

If you really want to get out from under the towering pile of overwork then you must decide.

  • What are your priorities?
  • In which order do things need to happen?
  • Which idea or project when completed will have the most impact?
  • Which idea or project will be easiest to do first?
  • How could I chunk down this idea into more manageable pieces?
Click here to grab your free guide, "21 Tools to Increase Sales", which shares tools & resources to help implement these steps to overcome overwhelm.
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Una Doyle

Una is a Business Coach & Strategist for Creative Services Providers (Design, Animation, Marketing/Digital Agencies, etc.). She helps them to stand out from the crowd confidently & profitably so they can attract high-level, 'Ready to Invest' clients, doing creative work that fills their hearts with pride - WITHOUT selling their soul or adding extra workload.

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Scott Hofmann

Hi Ms. Una – Yeah ! This is such a great visual with simple text explanations [graphics and simple text, that’s good for me] Helps to put a better perspective on all the “uncomfortable” feelings that come with/from that state of overwhelm. Much appreciated, as I step thru the procrastination zone….thanks for your work !

    Una Doyle

    Hey Scott, thanks for the wonderful feedback. Yes as a creative person myself it often really helps me to draw things out. (And as an extroverted on, to speak things out! LOL)

    Glad to hear you got some value from it. Keep us updated with your progress. 🙂

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