Most women entrepreneurs that I know feel overwhelmed at some point in their business. It happens to all of us whether starting up, stuck or starting over. It’s happened to me at different phases of my 12+ year solopreneur career and I have learned how to manage this ‘overwhelm feeling’ using the Law of Attraction.
When we get too overwhelmed sometimes we even think about just quitting and say to our self “What’s the use, I’ll never make this business successful”. And I say to you “Yes you will you just need to do some things differently.”
To explain how to do things differently let’s start with the ‘Words=Results’ Relationship:
So let’s make the assumption that you are passionate about your business, you love the actual doing of it but sometimes the business part of it just drags you down.
You get overwhelmed with how much there is to do – the daily running of the business, the administration, marketing, deciding on the best prices and packages to offer, social media, taking care of your family, trying to do everything yourself to save money and when all is said and done you are exhausted just thinking about the next day and everything you didn’t get done today!
When you are feeling this overwhelmed your energy is very negative. Your words and thoughts are fear-based. Those fear-based thoughts and emotions have a lack mindset that is polar opposite to a positive-abundant mindset. For all entrepreneurs the three areas of your life and business that you never seem to have enough are:
TIME MONEY ENERGY
When you think you don’t have enough time, money or energy you start spiraling downwards heading to major overwhelm. And the job description of the Law of Attraction is to ‘Match Vibrations’. That’s all it does – negative or positive – it matches your vibrations and gives you more of the same.
While I can’t give you more time, money or energy in this article I can SHIFT your thinking from fear-based lack thoughts into more abundant-positive thoughts.
Your first step is to become aware of what you are thinking and also who you are sharing that with.
If you keep telling people about your problems and how busy you are and you are not getting the results you want – at some point they will get tired of hearing that. And the Law of Attraction will continue to bring you more of the same!
While the most important area to work on to’ get rid of overwhelm’ is your mindset, you still need to have clarity around what a profitable business model looks like for you. You need to ask for support where you need it and you need to celebrate every success you have along the way.
For now, let’s take a look at your mindset that just might be keeping you in overwhelm. When you find yourself thinking or saying a negative thought, quickly do what’s called ‘RESET your VIBRATION’ and ask yourself “So what do I want”.
That will quickly get you a new result because you have changed your words, your thoughts and most importantly how you now feel!
Here are some examples of comments that I hear from women entrepreneurs that I am coaching and also what I see on many social media sites.
If you keep focusing on these negative comments, remember the Law of Attraction will just bring you more of the same!
CHANGE YOUR WORDS > CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS > CHANGE YOUR VIBRATION
To GET A NEW RESULT!
NEGATIVE LACK THOUGHTS
POSITIVE ABUNDANT THOUGHTS
NOT ENOUGH TIME
ALWAYS ENOUGH TIME
|I have so much to do – marketing, social media, products, servicing I’ll never get it all done||Today I prioritize my work and easily check off my ‘To Do List ‘ one task at a time|
|Time keeps flying by||I can take my time for each task and do the ‘best’ job that I can|
|I am always juggling my business and my family||When I am at work I focus on my work when I am with my family I focus on my family – I set healthy boundaries|
|I’ve got so many ideas I have no idea where to start or which ones to do first||I am finishing up my smaller tasks on such-and-such a day but today I work on what I need to do to attract more business|
|I have all this administration to do how can I fit in servicing my clients/customers||My focus is always first on servicing my clients/customers. I can pick one day of the week or a specific time each week to do admin or contract it out|
NOT ENOUGH MONEY
ALWAYS ENOUGH MONEY
|I’ve got so many services to offer but I’m not making any money||I am in the process of determining where I make the most money in the quickest amount of time.|
|I can’t afford to hire anybody because I’m not making ends meets as it is||I am going to find someone to barter services with until I have more cash flow|
|Yes I know I need to do a new website but it costs too much – who cares?||A professional website is important to my brand. I am going to start budgeting for that and find the right fit for me within my budget.|
|Everything costs so much and I never seem to get any price breaks on anything I buy for my business.||I am open to receiving infinite abundance from Source however it comes to me! I look for savings everywhere I go now and I attract them.|
NOT ENOUGH ENERGY
ALWAYS ENOUGH ENERGY
|I’m exhausted with all the running around I do.||I’m going to take some personal breaks today because I know everything that needs to get done today will get done.|
|With all this pressure I’m feeling it’s a wonder I can get anything done right||Creating my priority list is a big help to not feeling so stressed. Easy does it – one step at a time.|
|I just made some really stupid mistakes because I was rushing and not thinking straight||When I slow down and focus on my work I make better decisions and feel great which gives me more energy|
|My energy is sapped with all the limiting beliefs I have about whether or not I’ll succeed or fail||Other people have succeeded in the same business and so can I. I’m going to acknowledge all my successes to date and keep a gratitude journal to stay positive.|
Remember the more you are aware of your words, thoughts and feelings the more you can deliberately attract what you want using the Law of Attraction. By resetting your vibe and focusing on what you want, you feel better and by feeling better you get rid of overwhelm!
You attract to your life whatever you put your attention, energy or focus on whether wanted to unwanted so focus on what you want and watch your business grow!
PS: Join Susan Friesen, Karen Laskey of Laskey Therapy and I for a free Google Hangout where we talk about overcoming overwhelm as a busy entrepreneur. Click this link to join us on Thursday, March 26 at 10am.
About the Author, Dana J. Smithers
Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.
As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.