Overwhelm. Verb. To buy or drown in a huge mass of something.
Or be in business. If you're in a SME, it's really easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of things you need to do, and are responsible for because you know, the buck ends with you! The problem with overwhelm, is that it can be paralysing. By putting some tried and tested strategies in place, you can move through this state and actually get things done!
Do you operate best in the morning, or are you a night owl? Can you focus best with background music playing, or do you need quiet? Of course everyone's different, so what works for your colleague may not work for you. This doesn't mean you can't try different methods of working styles, however, to work at your optimum level you need to know how you work best - and do that.
This is a question many people ask when they’re clearing an estate property. All family members or friends have taken what they’re entitled to, or want from the estate property. Bequeathed items have either been distributed to the beneficiaries, or identified for distribution at a later date. The problem is what do you do with what’s left?
Here are some things you might like to consider:
- Did the deceased have a favourite charity or cause they liked to support? If so, it’s worth the time to make contact with these organisations to view what’s left in the property, in case there’s anything they can use. An additional benefit is that they may take the items with them, or let you know of an organisation who can deliver.
So many of my clients have one thing in common - they spend their lives in reactive mode, running from one disaster to another, never really getting on top of anything.
Here are three strategies you can implement to get into a better place. They work equally for life and for business.
- Know what you want and where you want to be. This will involve stepping back and having a good look at your life/business. Do you have a 5 year/3 year/12 month plan? What are your priorities? Where do you want to be? There are so many quotes around this step "Failing to plan is planning to fail", "A goal without a plan is just a wish", "Plans are nothing; planning is everything". Plans don't need to be set in concrete, but they do give you focus & direction to keep you on track.