I always have WAY more ideas than I have time to implement, even if I live to be 11.000 years old.
And to think my biggest fear when I started first writing articles back in 2005 was that I’d run out of topics to write about.
Now, I have so many ideas for articles it makes my head spin:
* How my vision for my business used to be my guiding light, the big WHY that pulled me forward – how that’s no longer the case. And what pulls me forward instead now. And, of course, what’s in that for you: how you needn’t worry if you don’t know your vision for your business. And why you don’t have to worry about getting lazy and never getting your ass off of the couch anymore when you let go of setting goals;
* What I learned about my business, manifesting & myself from my new healthy lifestyle (a total reset of how I eat and workout) and made it my new default state by now (12 weeks in as I write this!). And what you can learn from my journey, too;
* How the form your work takes (as in: if it’s a workshop or a book or an app or a retreat or…) is not important at all – the form is just the containerfor the energy, which is the REAL essence of your work. And what it looks like practically if you stop trying to squeeze your work in a certain format or business model;
* What annoys the CRAP out of me in about 99% of the articles or tips I read that are meant for introverts – and what I believe is MUCH better to focus on instead. And how it’s TOTALLY possible for EVERY introvert entrepreneur to thrive BECAUSE you are an introvert – not in spite of it.
To name just some examples of ideas I have for articles that I KNOW I want to write. And I WILL. (But when?!)
Then there are the ideas I have for master classes; new programs; freebies; the book I’m currently working on; the three books I already KNOW I’ll write after that; and some other books I may or may not write some day. But the ideas are there!
And THEN there are the ideas that come up and I instantly act upon:
In articles I write; updates on Social Media; fun programs and challenges in the Divinely Selfish Community; etc.
Usually, I LOVE living in a state of almost constant inspiration.
But sometimes, it overwhelms me.
And I don’t know where to start or what to share first.
And there have been times this totally paralyzed me, and I ended up sharing and creating nothing at all.
You may recognize that too.
How there’s SO much you want to do that you run around like a headless chicken and end up doing….nothing.
How there’s so much you want to say in one article that you can’t fit it all in, and you don’t even start writing it.
How there’s so much you want to share with your clients that you either overwhelm yourself or them. (Or both!)
How there’s so much you want to teach in one program that it gets bigger and longer and it becomes so complicated that you ditch the entire program idea all together.
How you’d love to deliver a workshop or retreat, but the thought of all the different parts you need to work on (the content! the marketing! the selling! what to wear! where to host it! etc!) that you end up not offering it ever.
Today, I felt that overwhelm creep up on me again.
I looked at those article ideas I mentioned above, and wondered which one to write first.
And I couldn’t choose.
None of them called me.
And ALL of them have inspiration in it I KNOW will benefit you, too.
The ONLY thing I knew for sure, was that I felt like writing a fresh article for you today.
So I took a step back.
Dropped into my heart and out of my head.
And asked myself:
What do I FEEL like writing about now?
What wants to be expressed through me right now?
What will benefit the people reading this article MOST right now?
That’s when the idea for this article came up.
And I sat down and wrote it in 30 minutes or so.
Bye bye overwhelm!
Hello fresh new article!
This is how YOU can step out of overwhelm too:
Drop into your heart and out of your head.
And FEEL the answer to those questions:
What do you FEEL like doing or creating now?
What wants to be expressed through you right now?
What will benefit your audience MOST right now?
And if you STILL don’t know?
Do something, ANYTHING.
Just pick something.
Or go and do something COMPLETELY different.
Overwhelm can only survive when you stand still.
It disappears the moment you start moving – in WHATEVER direction, taking WHATEVER action.
To the end of overwhelm,
PS.: The 7-week program ‘Finish That Thing – 7 weeks to finish your project / idea / book / creation before Christmas’ started this Monday!
If you want to finish something THIS YEAR, and you can use some inspiration, support, accountability & cheering on: this is for you!
We only just started and you can easily jump in now.
It’s all happening in the Divinely Selfish Community.
The women who are already in are working on some pretty cool things – and I’d love to support you in finishing YOUR cool thing or unfinished business too!
©️ Brigitte van Tuijl
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