Hi there, it’s Lisa from LisaJeffs.com. Okay, quick message for you. If you are feeling totally overwhelmed and burnt out in your business, I want you to look at what you’re doing every day.
I want you to take an honest look at how you’re spending your time because often what is going on with entrepreneurs that are feeling totally overwhelmed and burnt out is they are spending their time on the wrong things or they are spending their time fooling themselves that they’re working, which is what I did, so there’s no judgment here, but what they’re really doing is keeping busy with a bunch of busy work.
An example of busy work … Busy work is your tasks, your activities that do not bring in any money. They’re not money-making tasks. They keep you busy, they make you think you’re working, but they’re not doing anything to help the growth of your business.
One of the things I used to do was spend hours and hours trying to figure out tech, trying to figure out how this connects, this landing page connects with my email marketing system, how it all fits together, spending hours on this when I could have outsourced that to someone on Fiverr or Upwork, spent maybe 20 bucks, and had it done it about five minutes. Busy work, spending hours and hours creating, what are they called? Images on Canva.
How many times have you gone down the Canva rabbit hole and all of the sudden half your day is gone and you have five beautiful images but those images aren’t bringing in the money.
What starts to happen is you’re keeping yourself busy with all this stuff, but you’re not seeing any results because the stuff you’re doing isn’t money-making. It’s just a bunch of stuff that’s keeping you busy, which you could have outsourced … or you’re on your computer for 10 hours a day, but half of that time, you’re scrolling down on your newsfeed, you’re all over Instagram … and there’s no judgment. I’ve done it all. My first year of business was a complete hot mess. It was all over the place.
By the end of it, my adrenals were so fried I barely had energy to do anything in my business, and I had to take a really good look at how I was spending my time because I didn’t have a lot of hours in the day when my brain was functioning and when I could actually get work done, so I needed to take a hard look and be really honest with myself if what I was spending my time on was helping me grow my business or if it was just leading me down a path of overwhelm with zero results.
What happens when you start going down that path and you’re not seeing the results, the money’s not coming in, you’re not feeling like you’re making the impact that you desire, that you were born to make, that you got into this business to make, you start to feel really defeated and you start to doubt your abilities and doubt that you can even make this business happen.
That’s a scary place to be because that’s when people start to give up on themselves, and it doesn’t have to be like that.
Outsourcing, getting clear on your priorities, working in your zone of genius, doing the things that are actually going to grow your business, that are going to keep you motivated to keep going and going, because once you start seeing results, once the money starts coming in, once you start signing on clients and you’re getting all these testimonials and people telling you that you’re helping them and you’re making a difference, then you start getting really motivated and then you start getting really serious.
You want to avoid the trap of the busy work that can just lead you down to a paralyzing feeling of overwhelm.
That’s why I want you to get honest with yourself today. Ask yourself “What am I doing? What am I really spending my time on? Am I doing stuff that is not really growing my business, that’s not super important?” If you want help with this, I have a free guide, PDF, quick read but high value, that’s going to help you really get out of that overwhelm so you can start making the impact and income you desire.
Actually you know what? I’m going to put the link … I’ll put the link to get the free guide above this video or in the comments. It’ll be there. Just check it out. Let’s start making this business a reality for you because it doesn’t have to be just a hobby or something that’s bringing you stress every day. That’s not how it has to be. It can be a lot more simple. That’s it. That’s my little message for you today. Have an awesome rest of your afternoon, and I’ll talk to you soon. Ciao.