Non-Overwhelm

“People can’t see me on my video call!”

“People can’t see me on my video call!”

  This article springs from the video on my computer's camera suddenly not connecting. People could hear me, but they couldn’t see me.   It took me two days to realize the solution was simple ...   ... and I'd like you to start there!   Although I have a PC, I'm sure...

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[Non-O moment #3] “It is what it is.”

[Non-O moment #3] “It is what it is.”

  ( A message for you addressing my flagship concept: finding Non-Overwhelm. Enjoy! )     You know I’m all about getting away from the world-won’t-revolve-without-me mindset. It almost killed me, and I don’t want that to happen to you. (See chapter 2 in my...

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[QW28] Checklists: a perfect non-overwhelm(er)!

[QW28] Checklists: a perfect non-overwhelm(er)!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     Hey, now! Don’t roll your eyes at my idea 😊   I’m not talking about being one of those people with a checklist for their checklists.    I’m talking about the two or three...

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“What is your strangest chaos-to-non-overwhelm story?”

“What is your strangest chaos-to-non-overwhelm story?”

    Happy New Start!   It’s 2024, and – as the Queen of Non-Overwhelm and your Goals Accountability instructor – I’m supposed to challenge you to:   “Overcome the angst!” “Be the best you can be!” “Figure out another cliché phrase!” (I made up that one.)   Ewwww!...

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[GOAL 7] Build ‘wiggle room’ into your schedule

[GOAL 7] Build ‘wiggle room’ into your schedule

  A few months ago, I worked with a group on my 7 Steps to Non-Overwhelm. I mentioned how – to take advantage of an opportunity that suddenly presented itself – I moved things around to meet it. All without creating a blip on my calendar's radar, mind you....

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[Non-O moment #2] Dumping weekly schedule overload!

[Non-O moment #2] Dumping weekly schedule overload!

(A short message for you about my flagship issue: finding Non-Overwhelm!)   I recently discovered a FamilyLife Today (FLT) article about our weekly schedules. You know this topic is near and dear to my heart if you’ve read my book. You’ll find FLT’s full article here...

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[Non-O moment #1] Don’t forget the “No”

[Non-O moment #1] Don’t forget the “No”

(A message for you about my flagship issue: finding Non-Overwhelm!)     As the Queen of Non-Overwhelm, I had to send these two stories your way.   A friend recently told me about trapping themselves into wwaayy overpromising their time. This is big stuff,...

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[GOAL 2] Find the speakers on your desk … now!

[GOAL 2] Find the speakers on your desk … now!

My title is ... well, it's just silly. Right? Of course, we all know where our computer's external speakers are located. Are you sure? [GOAL 2] Find the speakers on your desk ... now! Remember when I was a guest on Gillian Whitney's May 2nd LinkedIn Live episode? At -...

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Don’t grab the wrong Quick Access Tool!

Don’t grab the wrong Quick Access Tool!

We select the wrong icon and go back to the beginning of our PowerPoint slideshow. Not to Slide 11. And we’re in front of a potential client.  We tap ‘Quick Print’ instead of ‘Read Aloud’... and an 85-page document spits out of our printer. Enough, already!  ...

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[QW15] Taming your ‘Save As’ list in MS Office

[QW15] Taming your ‘Save As’ list in MS Office

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     OK now. Seriously. Am I the only person fed up with the cumbersome ‘Save As’ list in MS Office products? That puppy seems to go on forEVer. In reality, this is our 'Recent...

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[QW8] “How do I get past client objections?”

[QW8] “How do I get past client objections?”

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     "Heard it all before, yadda, yadda, yadda." Of course. But how many of us paid attention? Writing a post on this topic was the farthest thing from my mind. (Except for the...

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5 Steps to Non-Overwhelm [Redux]

5 Steps to Non-Overwhelm [Redux]

[ Chapter 1 in my book is based on this post. ]   As small business owners suffered through the 'overwhelm' known as 2020 (!), I know some of us used a bit of the shutdown time to re-work company procedures. In that spirit, I've updated the flagship to my...

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A fresh look @ follow-up

A fresh look @ follow-up

When my friend Shawn and I talked about meeting reminders, she gave me another excellent idea to research and share with you: “I’d like to find the best way to follow-up and thank clients. Has the etiquette around thank-you notes changed?” Funny you should ask. When I...

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