#45 – Dealing With Overwhelm When You’re Starting Your Business

No major tactic or strategy stuff today.

Because I didn’t do anything substantial.

I spent most of the day doubting myself, and wondering if I’m trying to do too many things at once.

Hint: I am, but I like a challenge.

So this is what happens to me this week.

A Ton Kind Of Hit Me At Once

This has been a tough week mentally.

Well a tough couple of days.

A few things hit me at once.

  • Realising that I’m doing too much and feeling overwhelmed.
  • The isolation from lockdown and being a solopreneur have been really hitting me badly recently
  • The UK is going into lockdown again so my gym is closing
  • My birthday is creeping up, I’m turning 35 and I am NOWHERE near where I want to be in any part of my life
  • And I’ve been using the US Presidential Election to distract and sedate and that’s not exactly something that provides any kind of calmness when you’re already feeling agitated.

Yes I am writing this on 4 November 2020, so technically the day after election day but as I am in the UK, the whole of the results and any fall out from them only really start to happen the day after.

So that’s where I am with things.

I don’t know if I have anything else of value to offer in this post but I made a commitment to post or blog daily.

But really I just wanted to drop in a shoutout to anyone who is reading this who might benefit from it.

It’s ok to feel overhwlemed sometimes.

It’s ok to want to give up when you do.

Entrepreneurship – or business – or life to be honest, none of them are always going to be an endless series of highs.

You will have us and downs.

There will always be times when you feel it’s not worth it.

Or you want to swap.

But you might just be one breakthrough away.

And when you find that breakthrough it could be exactly what you needed.

And all the stress and hassle will suddenly have been worth it.

So what’s my breakthrough?

Honestly I don’t know yet.

I think I need to slow down a little bit.

I did a podcast today and a blog psot yesterday on the simple funnel I want to use for all of my brands and businesses.

And that hasn’t changed.

But the mental bandwidth to get that in place for all of them is what’s tripping me up.

Usually when I am struggling I do best away from a screen, with a pen and paper so I think that’s what’s going to happen.

Brand by brand – what do I need to do to get each one moving.

What are the missing pieces to get my funnels set up.

What is the daily and weekly input I need to have and the tasks I need to do.

And of course the daily, weekly and big picture output.

And I think when I have that I will feel a ton better about myself and my direction.

I did choose the entrepreneur life and it’s up to me to make it work.

No one is coming to save me.

About Abhi

Hi, I'm Abhi. I'm a blogger, copywriter, marketer and coach. Super Simple Mode is my space where I document everything I try in marketing and conversion so you can learn from my screw ups. Thanks for being here.