Scale Up Your Business Podcast
How to Handle Overwhelm & Stay Focused
It’s a blessing and a curse at the same time to have many opportunities in front of you.
When you’re coming from a place of the uncertainty of how to choose the ultimate one, then this episode of the Scale Up Your Business Podcast might help you Neil shares the structured step-by-step process on how to handle overwhelm and stay focused. Clearing your mind and staying focused on your outcome and your WHY can help you decide more effectively. When you’ve mastered this, it's easy to achieve the vision for yourself. Learn more about harnessing the power of focus when you tune in.
Overwhelm can mean ‘drowning beneath a huge massive something’. It happens when you have too many options presented to you. This could be a positive or negative thing depending on your capabilities and resources.
Before you decide on what to do next, focus on your Key Result Areas (KRA) and key income-generating areas which will act as your basis.
Nick learned the practice of being present by meditation. This maintains a healthy psychological and emotional state. Being present can help you be calm, be focused, and be ready for the tasks that you need to do regularly.
How to Stay Focused (Step-by-step):
Get everything listed down on paper—not on your laptop, tablet, or phone, on paper!
You need to be clear on your outcomes. What are you trying to achieve? Why do you want it? Neil suggests you start with the results, then the way towards them would be easy to build.
Write out all the options.
Know the consequences. There will be upsides and downsides for each option—write them down.
What is the outcome if I take this option? How important from 0 to 10 are each upside and the downside to meeting my outcome? What is the probability that each upside and downside can occur? What are the emotional benefits of the outcome?
Damage mitigation. Of the remaining options, look at how you can eliminate or lessen the downsides.
“As much it is about the journey, the destination seems really compelling, and you want to do everything to run towards that.”
“Focus and flow, when you’ve got them, you can just achieve so much.”
“Reasons come first; answers come second.”
“When you’re prepared, you eliminate fear in a much more powerful way.”
ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.
My background is in growing and scaling VC, and Private Equity backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.