Go ahead, Get Overwhelmed!

You may have noted a recent increase in activity over here at Personal Evolution Coaching land. Well it’s been an intentional process. In one of the coaching groups that I attend, facilitated by Drew Rozell, we were discussing overwhelm and we started to explore the difference between being overwhelmed by what is actually happening in your life and being overwhelmed by the prospect of what might happen – a subtle but important distinction.

Drew suggested actually getting overwhelmed. Go out and do all the things you want to do. Implement all the projects that have been sitting on your shelf. Get in the game fully. And then, when you reach maximum capacity – my wife’s term – you can start thinning out what is not working.

For me, it’s been a great shift in the way I work. Normally I come up with an idea – or three or ten – and sit with them, think about them, plan them, etc., until I’m “sure” that I’m supposed to be doing it. More often than not, I end up spending a lot of that time doing “research” which is really another way of saying that I’m wasting time.

Now that I’ve implemented this new strategy of getting myself overwhelmed, I don’t have any time to waste. Every day there is something exciting happening with one of the new projects that I’ve started.

And the interesting thing is that, thus far, I’ve not been overwhelmed. In fact, quite the opposite, I’ve been energized and excited about sharing all of these new things with the world.

Will they all fly? Probably not. Some will work, some won’t. But that’s the beauty of having a multitude of offerings out in the world. I’m getting real-time feedback on what people want. And as long as I’m excited about what I’m offering, I don’t care if I have to let go of one project, because I know there are ten more waiting to take it’s place.

To see some of these new, exciting and non-overwhelming projects, go to http://www.edwardmills.com/events

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      2 Responses to “Go ahead, Get Overwhelmed!”

      1. Zoe Routh on September 3rd, 2007 8:40 pm

        Wow this post is over year old, but still relevant. Love the internet.

        Also love Drew Rozell – one of the great LOA thinkers and writers around. He’s got a great new blog too http://drewrozell.com. It’s definitely worth checking out.


      2. Edward Mills on September 5th, 2007 9:12 am

        Hi Zoe. Yes, I’m a big Drew fan. I truly enjoyed being a part of his Inner Circle group. That was way back before he launched his blog. It’s great to have him here with us in the blogosphere now!

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