Feeling the pressure?

June 28 – Feeling the pressure? Is everything coming at you at once and you feel like you don’t have a moment to breathe? Are deadlines looming … customers, vendors, payroll, accounts payable, commitments made, and the list goes on and on? Is what was not anticipated getting you reeling in expenses, obligations, and decisions that need to be made? Do you feel like you are juggling in a windstorm, and wondering when it is ever going to end? Are many plates spinning and you are just waiting for a couple of them to go crashing?  

When you feel under pressure, it can be difficult to focus on one thing at a time. Being pulled in many directions most likely has you reacting in many directions, which will only serve to overwhelm you more.  


Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to what you can manage and control. Consider all your available resources and leverage them. Take a look at the deadlines that are causing you pressure in performing. What is critical to complete? What has some flexibility? Which deadlines are self-imposed and which are hard locked? Take a look at what may be overwhelming you financially with vendors, payroll, and payables and consider all possible options and resources for managing what is in your control right now. Now consider options that you may not have considered before. Engage in some brainstorming with a trusted advisor or colleague. If unexpected expenses or obligations have you in a whirlwind, is there the possibility to renegotiate the obligation or seek assistance by getting others involved? With unexpected expenses, can you seek to extend terms for payment. Is the expense necessary or can it be delayed for other more important expenses? Taking a moment to stop, assess, and redirect your focus is essential when you are overwhelmed. Through focusing on one action at a time, you gain more control and a greater sense of control. Your next best step is always within your control.   


Wide Awake Quote of the Week

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,

P.S. If some of what you is overwhelming you is because you are not willing to give up control, check out this BizGrowth 5.0 blog entitled, Are You Juggling or Spinning Out of Control from 2021. Might just be what you need to move several things forward!