Lorraine says hi. And Lorraine from South Carolina: “I’m stuck. “I’m hoping that you can help me get unstuck. “My career, my living arrangements all need an overhaul, “I’m so overwhelmed right now. “How do I start? “Thank you,” Lorraine.
Stephen: Hey Lorraine. I think when you feel overwhelmed, you feel stuck. I think you kind of of, in this moment Lorraine, it’s really probably a call just to create a bit of a reflective space. And come back to think of, what is your big idea going to solve?
And who is the audience?
And what is their pain point?
And how can you help them overcome that pain point?
And a beauty about this, particularly when you become overwhelmed and you’ve got to-do list kind of this long, is cut back to the essence of your idea, your product, your service.
” You just got to come back to basics. Just focus on where’s your audience, what idea is going to kind of really change the world and create a market for your product or service.” – Stephen Kelly
And why it’s going to change the world? And then the other thing, you know, the magic of simplification. You know, what does it do that you can actually, in a consumer product, make the consumer’s life better? Or a B-2-B sort of world, really try to take hostile, or improve their top line, or take hassle out of their organization and less stress.
So I think you just got to come back to basics. Just focus on where’s your audience, what idea is going to kind of really change the world and create a market for your product or service. And then if you do that, you can get really clear about what’s important. And actually one other thing.
I hope I’m kind of not doing motherhood and apple pie here. But loads of people get into you know, this is urgent, this is urgent, this is urgent, and their, kind of, to-do list grows and grows and becomes overwhelming and your head’s spinning.
I’d ask yourself if you got a mission, what’s really important? ‘Cause everything, everything could appear urgent, but there’s very few things that are really important. And what’s going to really move the dial? And then just focus your urges about moving the dial and actually Lorraine, what you can do mentally is create a bucket in the corner, and if there’s lots of good ideas, and they’re not fundamentally important, just right ’em down, chuck it in the bucket.
“Everything could appear urgent, but there’s very few things that are really important.” – Stephen Kelly
Come back to ’em in 90 day’s time. But really focus on what’s important. And, you know, I’d say where you get confidence from is not only the idea and then the strategy, but where you get success from is awesome execution. Really executing the hell out of an idea.
Evan: I agree with you. I echo a lot of what you said. I think you’ve got to just simplify. I would look at what is the one thing that if I focused on, that would really have a big impact and have a ripple effect. ‘
Cause once you start making progress on one thing, and you’re getting getting some results, it bleeds into everything else you’re doing. Once you’re confident, you’re more confident in a business deal, you become more confident in your personal life, as well. It bleeds through everything.
“Once you start making progress on one thing, and you’re getting getting some results, it bleeds into everything else you’re doing.” – Evan Carmichael
And so I’d be looking at, okay, there’s a thousand things that you have to do, what’s the one single most important thing that if you fix this, it will not only help that once situation but everything around it as well. And then focus on doing that and eliminate the distractions around it.
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