Taking the path less travelled is never going to be easy. Since most people are not conditioned to be independent and work for themselves, they’re going to have shift their mindset and learn a new set of skill to be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Not really knowing exactly where to start, feeling overwhelmed all the time is a common concern for most people making that transition.
How do you deal with it?
Most new entrepreneurs fall into this trap. They act like a super hero and think they have to do everything on their own and all at once. The feeling of overwhelm could be discouraging and could kill any entrepreneurial spirit. I know because I’ve been there. You have to identify and know which task to do yourself and which ones to delegate to others.
If you’re in this situation, know that you are not alone.
Here are 3 tips on how to manage feeling overwhelmed all the time.
3 Tips On How To Manage Feeling Overwhelmed All The Time
Manage your expectation
Usually, when people feel overwhelmed is because they’re already thinking what they have to do in step 10 when they haven’t even finished step 1. When you’re starting out, learn to manage your expectations. Just like anything, growing a business to something profitable and could potentially replace your income does take time. You may not even get it right the first time but that’s okay. Just know that as long as you don’t quit, you have unlimited chances to start and build a business. If you end up doing it and you figured it’s not for you, scrap the idea and move on.
Pick a plan
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of being lost and not knowing what to do next. Choose a plan that suits your needs and values and stick with it. But which one do you choose? That answer will be unique to everybody but the same principle holds true: design your lifestyle first and find a business that will support that. Just follow the plan laid out and don’t look too far ahead.
Go on an information diet
With the amount of information out there, it’s easy to feel confused with who to listen to. Determine where you’re at in your journey and learn only what you need at that stage. Complete it and finish it then move on to the next step. By tuning out other resources for now, you’ll keep your focus sharp and not get distracted. If you happen to find information that could help you down the road, save it for the meantime and know that it’s always going to be there.
There you are, 3 easy and practical ways on how to deal with feeling overwhelmed all the time. Remember to start before you’re ready and it’s always about making small daily progress, not getting it right the first time.