We’re back! Welcome to Season 5, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this first episode of our new season, we discuss what to do when you feel overwhelmed.
When we feel overwhelmed, the first thing we lose is our momentum. But that’s usually the worst time to stall out, right? The good news is that we don’t have stay stuck. Today we’re sharing three steps anybody can use to help escape the overwhelm and get moving again.
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Why the big picture is the last thing you should focus on when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
One of the fastest ways to develop momentum when you’re stuck—it’s simpler than you think.
The difference between your areas of concern and influence—and why the distinction is critical to keeping your momentum.
Why comparison can be a momentum killer.
How to avoid the pitfalls of overthinking and underacting.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:
Question: When’s the last time you felt overwhelmed? What did you do to get moving again?
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell. Law 16 is the where John talks about “The Big Mo.”
Article: “Worry Only About the Problems in Your Circle of Influence” by Scott Belsky
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