5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Overwhelm | EP 142

mindset podcast Nov 15, 2023

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If you’re a small business owner, you are probably experiencing some degree of overwhelm in your business or personal life. Probably both. Because when you’re a small business owner, business and personal overlap and intertwine. A lot. 

Overwhelm can become a major obstacle to success. It can affect your business growth and your personal growth. Personal overwhelm affects your business and business overwhelm affects your personal life. How many times have you been impatient or snippy or overreacted to something because of stress in another part of your life? 

So many business owners operate in a constant state of overwhelm. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, I’m walking you through five things you can do to help reduce your overwhelm so you can thrive instead of just surviving. 

  1. Time Management - There will never be enough hours in the day to get everything done. How we manage our time is crucial to reducing overwhelm. Get more done by: 
    • Identifying high-priority tasks.
    • Time blocking those tasks.
    • Removing distractions.
    • Using a timer to stay focused. 
  2. Hiring, Outsourcing, Delegating - you can’t keep doing business alone. This means knowing when it’s time to: 
    • Hire
    • Outsource
    • Delegate
  3. Setting Realistic Goals and Timelines - entrepreneurs are guilty of always thinking we can get more done in a set amount of time than we actually can. 
    • Be honest with yourself. 
    • Plan only ONE big rock per quarter. (detailed in my Strategic Yearly Planning Workshop - linked below)
  4. Getting Support - feeling supported makes a huge difference to the amount of overwhelm you feel. 
    • How can your team support you? 
    • How can your spouse support you? 
    • How can your children support you? 
    • How can your friends and family support you? 
    • Seek out other support - housekeeper, grocery deliveries, etc. 
  5. Self-care - you need to take time for yourself. Don’t feel guilty about it. 
    • Plan self-care time - put it on your calendar. 
    • Make time to spend with friends and family. 

Start with one of these items and build it into your routine. Then layer in another. And another. Stop operating in fight or flight mode. Your health and the health of your business depend on it! 

Join me for this episode and learn five things you can do to tackle overwhelm in your subscription box business.


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