7 Things to Remember About Feeling Overwhelmed as an Entrepreneur

Mar 31, 2022

That moment when your husband walks in after a long day can you feel your body tense?

 

It could be a tone in his voice or a particular way he holds himself. Overwhelm is written all over his face.

 

It's much easier to spot in others. We are more used to our own sh*t.

 

No matter if you are being called out for being stressed out or if you recognize the warning signs in yourself. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’ve reached that awful place of not knowing what to do next.

 

Protect your Mental Health

 

I’ve been an advocate for mental health long before it was trending because of my journey with parenting two kids with ADHD. I think this is a good starting point to go into overwhelm.

 

If this is a problem bigger than yourself, you need to look outside to get the help you need.  I urge you to seek help if there are trauma or behavioral issues involved. There is zero shame in seeking help from a therapist. I started seeing a...

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12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Social Media

Mar 24, 2022

I’ve been hacked!

 

Fortunately, I’ve been able to recover my Instagram account but now I’m cleaning up the mess the hacker left behind.  Ironically on the same day, the hacker struck I participated in a Clubhouse room led by

 

Stephanie Deininger alongside Katie Matusky, and our special guest Jana Osofsky to share out top tips

 

on how to stay organized on social media. We gave tips for both creators and regular users that can be utilized on different platforms. If you prefer to listen to the replay, CLICK HERE (it's a great way to follow along with our list and you don't have to download the app!). 

 

If you feel your social media is due for a little spring cleaning, here’s the list:

  1. Create circular viralocity (Brendon Bruchard's term) create a longer piece of content on a weekly basis and break it into smaller chunks (like Jana mentioned) but then have those posts link back to your longer-form content which will hopefully...
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What Is the Role of Luck in Life?

Mar 17, 2022

My dog saved my life.

 

As a toddler, I had the luckiest day of my life. One day, while they were busy inside, my parents let me play in the backyard.  They didn't know the pool guy had left the safety gate unlocked.

 

My little feet floated into the pool area. I was not safe, so my dog alerted the adults. When my parents came outside to see what all the barking was about, I was about to jump in.

 

Do I believe in luck? Absolutely, but I also believe it takes more than gold coins and rainbows to live a full life. Let’s explore the possibilities.

 

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”

 

This is a famous quote by Roman philosopher Seneca.

 

This idea makes sense because we have to put in the hard work to be prepared. If you want to land your dream client, you have to have done the work to prove to them you are worthy of their business. If you want an amazing relationship with your daughter, you have to show up in their lives...

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Revealed: How Procrastination Affects Us Part 2

Mar 10, 2022

Good news!

 

Well, sorta…it’s Monday and instead of spending time primping in the bathroom, I’m sitting at my desk on time making the keys move on my keyboard.

 

The unfortunate thing is that I'm sitting in my bathrobe with my lashes all cray-cray and my hair still in a messy bun.

 

Not procrastinating on writing today, but there's no doubt I need more time in the morning.


Last week I shared seven types of procrastinators and a quick fix for each. Today I want to finish off that list.

 

Types of Procrastination

 

The Gratification Monkey

 

You’re on a diet but it’s girl scout cookie season and you only get to indulge in these cookies once a year. Perhaps you know that you should connect with another media executive, but you feel more comfortable catching up with your besties. Maybe you’re writing a blog post on procrastination and suddenly spiral into reading lots of other blog posts on procrastination.

 

Am I...

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Revealed: How Procrastination Affects Us

Mar 03, 2022

Confession time: I’m a procrastinator.

 

This blog is the cornerstone of my business.  Every week I write to keep my business growing but I'm often stymied by inertia.

 

I begin my days with this work because I find it the hardest to do.

 

Still, somedays getting words typed onto a blank page can be like watching your kid suffer. EXCRUCIATING!

 

Many mornings I put it off because I’m crunched for time in the morning (despite my 5:30 am alarm). Other days, I have an idea that comes up while writing that I want to investigate further and lose myself to the research. Sometimes a sound outside my window will grab my attention and I will stare at nature instead of face my keyboard.

 

Regardless of how it hits, the result is fewer words on the page and minutes lost.

 

Sound familiar? 

 

I bet procrastination hits you differently depending on the moment. Let’s look at a few common types and a quick fix.

 

Types of...

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Ultimate Guide to Procrastination

Feb 25, 2022

“Procrastination is my biggest fault.”

 

My community, clients, and friends tell me this constantly. My heart breaks each time.

 

In today's article, I will take a closer look at procrastination. It’s the most common thief of people pursuing their dreams. It’s a success killer.

 

Procrastination Defined

 

Our definitions of procrastination often differ. Let's explore a few for a minute:

 

“The act of voluntary voluntarily postponing something, despite knowing that it'll have negative consequences.”Wikipedia

 

“Allowing my doubt and fear to win at least momentarily.” Bethany Clemson

 

“A delay or postponement to press pause for a moment to process.” Tollisha Joseph

 

“The act of deferring action. On something when taking earlier action would arguably have been a better decision.” Damon Zahariades

 

“Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time...

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3 Proven Goal Setting Tools for Mompreneurs

Feb 10, 2022

Your goals are under attack. 

 

You are bombarding your vision for your life with fear, perfectionism, failures, excuses, and procrastination, to name a few.

 

It's time to go on defense. In today's post, I will share with you my favorite weapons (aka tools) for setting goals.

 

1. Life Plan

 

It's like a roadmap. 

 

When you're putting launching a business, there’s thought and strategy behind it (aka a business plan). This is a plan for your life goals. It’s a strategy that reverse engineers your life.

 

Stay with me, this is going to get dark. Think about the end of your life. How do you want to be remembered by your children, your partner, your coworkers, your friends, whoever is important to you? Begin living into that intentionally today and into the future. 

 

The life plan is a process of looking at these goals and also looking at the obligations that you have in your life, in addition to the accounts that are...

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How to Focus with Lots of Interruptions

Feb 03, 2022

You have only 40 seconds to focus. How much will you accomplish?

 

I heard this alarming fact in author Chris Bailey’s Ted Talk on focus. He warns if you have your phone nearby you are only able to focus for 40-second sprints. 

 

As a mompreneur, you're dealing with more than just that interruption.  You’ve got a husband that needs you to run an errand, a friend who needs to unload her fight with mom, and the incessant needs of those kids.

 

I used to struggle with silencing all of those distractions too, but I realized if I didn’t find a way to make space for my dreams they were always going to remain just things I visit when I close my eyes.

 

Today, I’m able to generate a blog post each week in addition to all the other parts that come along with running my own business.  In this post, I’ll show you how I’ve found focus despite all the distractions.

 

Eliminate interruptions with Tech

 

I’ve...

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Start Achieving Your Goals Using Systems

Jan 27, 2022

Have you ever thought, I set my goal…now what?

 

Last week I attended Back to School night for my daughter’s high school. It was all done via zoom because….COVID. It struck me how few parents showed up.

 

As the teacher presented to parents how the semester is going to play out, my thought was what a great illustration of how to use systems to achieve a goal. I know productivity nerd over here.

 

Let me explain using Biology (because the teacher was kinda cute).

 

He started by laying out the “course objectives” (aka goals)

  • Learn biology
  • Become a critical thinker and problem solver
  • The list went on but you get the point 

 

Next, he went into the materials, tests, homework, etc that will be expected throughout the year (his system for achieving the objectives above).  

 

I also loved the part where he pointed out all electronic devices must be OFF or they will be confiscated. This guy knew how to get...

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How to Stop Shiny Object Syndrome & Crush Your Goals

Jan 20, 2022

SQUIRREL!

 

Where did your mind go?

 

I think of Dug the sweet but easily distractable dog from the Pixar movie UP. 

 

I just opened another tab in my browser and found Pixar’s Instagram account.  Did you know Dug has a series of shorts out now on Disney+? That would be fun to watch with the kids.

 

It’s been 15 minutes but now I’m back to writing this post. This is my brain chasing squirrels.

 

It’s fun to follow the sparkle of a shiny object but beware.  Shiny object syndrome can pull you off course in chasing your goals. How do you stop it?

 

I’ve given you some tools on how to focus but today let me give you some questions to consider when there’s a shiny object is dangling between you and that goal you wrote down on January 1st.

 

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Curb Shiny Object Syndrome and Keep Focused on Your Goals

 

  1. What is my top goal for the next 3-6 months?   

    Admit...

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