When is Less Actually More?
In this episode I really want to share with you the biggest question that helped me get clear on how to stop being overwhelmed and saying yes to too many things.
In this latest podcast episode, you’ll discover:
- Address the hidden barriers that commonly block us from gaining clarity, tapping into our power and potential
- What happens when you say yes to something or someone that’s wrong for you
- The biggest question that helped me on my journey to feeling more productive, focused and “on purpose”
Can you relate?
I’ve worked with many successful, high achieving entrepreneurs and executives who so many have accomplishments to be proud of, but despite all of that, they feel burnt out, exhausted and unfulfilled.
They sense that there’s a deeper meaning behind everything they are doing and yet, they don’t know what it is. And what they’re doing isn’t getting them any closer to it and they can’t see the path towards it.
I certainly can relate. I tried to strategize and “figure out” how to move forward, and what I discovered was that no amount of “doing” or action taking was going to get me out of this state of overwhelm I was in.
But I’m here to tell you that the path forward is actually simple and it actually requires you to SUBTRACT a lot of things…
So I really want to share with you the most powerful question that helped me on my journey:
If I say yes to this (idea/ opportunity/ action), what am I saying no to?
The result was powerful. Allowing myself to go all-in with ONE thing at a time meant that I freed up a lot more of resources for the things that mattered most. I was creating more time, freeing up mental energy and the positive progress that came from focusing on one thing at a time reinforced my desire to keep going.
It also meant I was doing fewer things really well rather than many things as well as possible and spreading myself too thin.
If you’re overloading yourself with saying yes to everything that you feel you should be doing, you’re actually narrowing down your options, your ability to think creatively and your capacity for fulfillment.
And a note on doing things out of obligation or saying yes when we know in our gut it’s not 100% what we want: if you say yes to something or someone that’s wrong for you or that makes you even a little bit unhappy, you’re also saying yes to all the problems that come with inviting that situation in your life. You’re saying no to what you need, what you deserve, what you desire and.
So the thing I really want you to take away from this is that every time you say ‘yes’ to something, you’re saying ‘no’ to something else. Something that might actually be the thing you REALLY want.
This realization was a huge shift in thinking for me and made a big difference. I see the same big rewards when working through this with my clients.
When they're able to focus in and say yes to the things that are going to directly lead them toward their most exciting goals, they can say no (or NOT NOW) to anything else, that's where true change and quantum leaps come in.
Getting very clear on the things you are shutting down by saying yes to too many things removes so many of the hidden barriers that commonly block us from gaining clarity, tapping into our power and potential, and stepping forward into a life full of meaning and purpose.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Overwhelm Cure Min Workshop
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