509. Expert Interview: How to Overcome Overwhelm
Terry Brock works with organizations to connect with customers, build relationships using practical technology, and increase profitability. He’s a member of the professional speakers Hall of Fame and is an expert on making technology practical for business.
How to Overcome Overwhelm
“There is so much NEW all the time that we begin to think, ‘I can’t handle it!’ We need to learn to be able to overcome that feeling of being overwhelmed, and learn principles that will work—and that won’t work—to help us overcome the sense of being overwhelmed. Often, we are overwhelmed with technology and information. Using a few key principles, we can regain control of our lives and be able to do what we need to do.”
Why Is This Important?
“Our world keeps evolving and changing, so we need to be able to adapt. But using the basic principles of managing your life really helps overcome the sense of overwhelm. To begin, define what is important to you. This will help you determine where can you focus your attention. Realize that you can’t grasp everything that’s out there, so don’t even try. Instead, focus on the A+ and A. The real problem comes with a B+ and the B activities. They’re nice, they are good, but doing them can really pull you back from what you need to do to maintain your focus.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
In the face of overwhelm, be willing to make a commitment to decide what you are going to learn that is important to you. That’s important because today there is so much to be learned. Particularly if you are an entrepreneur, invest your time, money and energy into areas that are going to help you gain knowledge that is valuable in the market.
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Careers: Business Coach, Speaker
Topics: Overwhelmed, Prioritization, Technology