Decrease Overwhelm In Business As An Introverted Woman By Doing These 5 Things
Feeling overwhelmed as an introverted woman who is a new entrepreneur is extremely common. Going from an employee to now being you r own boss requires a different set of skills, discipline and outlook. I remember when I first started building my online business. There was so much to learn and me, being the introverted woman that I am wanted to know it all at once, in as many details as possible. This led to information overload and essentially would stop me in my tracks. The tons of information that needed to be learned and tasks that needed to be handled made me question if I’d made the right decision to be an entrepreneur. I quickly learned that if I was going to be my own boss, I’d have to pull in the reigns on my information seeking and set up a plan to get the work done. Here are a few tips to help you go from an introverted woman in business to focused and deliberate in your actions so that you can meet your goals.
- Let go of being the do it all introverted woman. Quickly I learned that if I was ever going to grow, I needed help. I found ways to outsource many of my tasks so that I wasn’t handling everything in my business. This allowed me to release some of my tasks to someone else who specialized in them, thus freeing my mind some and calming down the overwhelm.
- Focus on one thing at a time. Yes you have many moving parts in a business, that can’t be denied. You don’t have to do them all at once though. Set your priorities and check each thing that needs to get done off your list daily. You want a long term sustainable business that supplements or completely replaces your income. You can’t sprint your way to sustainability, treat this as a marathon. You’re already going to win. Just do one thing at a time.
- Realize that it’s ok to say no to others. This is a huge one. You may be like me. I was really not comfortable with saying no at one point. I looked at it as hurting others feelings when the only person it was hurting was me. Overextending yourself as an introverted woman is a perfect recipe for overwhelm. Honor yourself. Say yes to things that fit for you and your online business and no to the things that don’t. It’s really simple.
- Know that business building takes time. If you don’t get everything done in one day it’s ok. Be consistent in your actions and you will achieve your goals. Beating yourself up mentally because you didn’t get something done isn’t going to help you get it done any faster.
- Develop a routine. Find the time in your day that you can dedicate focused attention to your business. You want to get the majority of your tasks done during this time. Make this apart of your day just like you do taking care of your family, going to a job (if you’re still employed), shopping, taking care of household duties etc. To cut the overwhelm make a schedule. Get it out of your mind, onto paper and be committed.
Decreasing overwhelm in business doesn’t have to be complicated. When you know what to do you can conquer it just like anything else. Have faith in yourself, keep going and realize that you are in control of your life and business.
I’m Ashley Page Pearson. I’m an organizational strategist, online entrepreneur, copywriter, author, and mentor. As a professional organizational strategist, I help online business owners learn how to set up their business in a strategic and effective way. I’ve developed the Introduction to Online Marketing for New Entrepreneurs. This guide lays out the steps to online business to help you get an understanding of the components of what it takes to run a successful online business. Grab your free copy here: http://www.ashleypagepearson.com/onlineguidefornewents