Back to the basics
A few years ago, I mentored some clients who were dealing with enormous pressures in their business. And in their personal lives. They told me how totally overwhelmed they felt. And they just couldn’t see which way to go or how to proceed. They kept getting slammed with unexpected circumstances. And they felt helpless to handle it all. So, they contacted me for some guidance. And the first thing I said was, “Let’s get back to the basics before anything else.”
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, getting back to the basics is the only logical move.
When John and Jane (not their real names) and I met, I listened to their story. And I watched the looks on their faces. Then, I said, “Ok, when we look at this objectively, it’s clear that momentum isn’t going your way. And I shared a sports analogy. When pro teams feel the momentum shifting away from them, they often take a time out. So, I said, “Start with a time out. Take a breath. Get a good drink of water. And now…let’s make a plan.”
Because once you have a game plan it’s so much easier to get momentum going your way again. Otherwise, you’ll be like an athlete running up and down the field or court with no idea which end is which.
And running like that is just wasted energy. That’s true in your business, too. Maybe you’ve been guilty of “busy work.” You know, that work you do that doesn’t propel your business forward. But at least it makes you feel like you’re doing something. Right? But that kind of work isn’t why you started your business. And surely, it isn’t how you envisioned yourself.
That’s why when you find yourself overwhelmed, it’s time for the basics again.
So you can Get Ready. And refocus your mind on where you want to be. Then, you’ll Be Ready to put your actionable steps in place. After that, it’s so much smoother to Stay Ready with the systems you put in place to keep you there.
My RondaReady business coach CRM system can help you do that so much faster and better. It helped John and Jane overcome the overwhelm. But don’t wait till you’re overwhelmed to get started.
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