Welcome to Non-Overwhelm

When I started my company, ‘entrepreneur’ was a dirty word.

There was no one to advise me on practical ways to keep business + life working together.

Entrepreneurs were not viewed as being serious about commerce, and solutions for what the clueless called ‘small business’ didn’t … ahem … quite ‘fit’ my scenario.

So, I was on my own.

And I was overwhelmed.
Lucky for you, I didn’t stay that way!

In this small-but-mighty quick read, I

  • Deliver my 7 essential steps to non-overwhelm.
  • Pass my guidelines to you, no strings attached.
  • Provide practical tips for conquering chaos (even tech).
  • Offer my #1 trick to staying on schedule.
  • Present an u.n.d.e.r.s.t.a.n.d.a.b.l.e. mini technology primer.

That last bullet? About the tech primer?
It’s part of a bonus 8th step unique to the book, where you’ll find a Q&A of sorts.

Step 8 even includes a The Day-to-Day section plus tips to non-overwhelming mealtime.

Yep! I’m talking about not cooking for days but eating well (without paying delivery fees). My #2 trick to staying on schedule, really.

Enjoy the occasional humor as I weave the story for you. I’ve learned laughing at ourselves can help our mood. And I don’t mind if you laugh with me. Or at least smile now and then.

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what I’ve packed into these 64 pages of a book/workbook combo.

Let me help you save a bunch of time as you learn tips for getting biz-and-life under control.

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Welcome to non-overwhelm!

Front cover of Non-Overwhelm book

Kathie York has 30+ years of experience as a trainer, tech writer, and software tester all over the U.S.

Her background allows her to reach clients in various disciplines, helping them create their non-overwhelm.

Kathie and her husband Ron share Indianapolis as their hometown but now reside in northwest Indiana (via Shreveport, Louisiana; Jacksonville, Florida; and Albuquerque, New Mexico).

The ‘pet’ squirrel in their backyard loves almonds, pecans, and walnuts … and hopes this family stays put!

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Danielle Hamlet
Danielle Hamlet
June 3, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: So helpfull! I love how Kathie breaks down all the different parts of running a business and structures it in a way that makes sense. Catch-up day!? YES! We need those!
Shelly
Shelly
May 10, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: Great strategies and easy to read and follow! Kathie has given us a roadmap for moving from stressed & overwhelmed to non-overwhelm in just 67 pages! That’s non-overwhelm in itself! This is an easy read with clearly outlined action steps to create more peace and productivity! Great read!
Kate Hamlet
Kate Hamlet
May 10, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: Great book full of helpful tips! I love Kathie’s spirit and humor. This was not only a helpful and inspiring book but it was fun to read too!
Lisa M Charles
Lisa M Charles
May 9, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: Bravo!! 5 Stars for a Book that Brings Peace to Overwhelm and Calm to Chaos! I have a chance to read this book before it's release and I'm so glad I did.Thank you Kathy for providing common sense solutions to the constant challenges business owners and professionals experience daily. From organizing files to structuring your time, this book is full of amazing, easy to execute steps that will allow you to be effective at your job without feeling overly burdened, stressed or overwhelmed.Not only do Kathy's tips set the stage for you to be more creative and productive, you will have time to do the things you truly want to do with the people you love.Her "just do it"advice, along with taking time for yourself, and understanding when to say "no" all place you on the path to increased performance at work.I will be incorporating all of Kathy's gems into my business and I recommend you do the same. They are small changes but small changes consistently done bring big results.
Keith Kuehl
Keith Kuehl
May 9, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: Quick & to the point "staring today" means exactly that! Most self help books are vague and don't offer step by step directions but this one does it so well that I was able to start using the tips even after the first chapter. It also validated methods I was already implementing on my own which honestly feels good to know that I am already on the right track! My fav...."Be still and know that I am God"...because when I remember Who is on my side, well....it gives me Peace in the storm.
Shawn H
Shawn H
May 8, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: This book could save your life!! I am a professional worrier and procrastinator - Kathie’s tips are saving me from so much stress and disorder. Kathie is actually a friend of mine, and she started talking to me about embracing the “non-overwhelm” a few months before she finished this book. Her tips are so time saving and worry reducing and non-overwhelming!! The power of “no”; the strength in backing up your work; the ease in getting your taxes ready; and the tips for making every day life so much less overwhelming!! Because of Kathie’s lessons I bought a day planner for the first time in years - it’s used daily now. These steps in “Welcome To Non-Overwhelm” are the real deal and can provide you with freedom to relax and enjoy your professional and personal life balance. Cheers, Kathie!!
Stacey
Stacey
May 8, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: Quick read for busy professionals! As a college professor, entrepreneur, and Mom, I appreciated Kathie’s direct writing to make for a quick read. I often coach my business mentees on many of these same strategies, and love that I now have a short, but incredibly useful resource to pass along to them. The link between feelings of stress and lack of productivity is well supported. Welcome to Non-Overwhelm gives readers a tool to decrease the stress and increase your productive time. If you balance many hats in life, this is a great read to help you successfully manage it all!
Amazon Customer
Amazon Customer
May 8, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: A 7-Step Formula for Work-Life Balance This enjoyable and easy read contains a proven 7-step formula, as well as other really good solutions and strategies for creating "non-overwhelm" (a term the author coined) in every area of your life, whether it's office work, house work, paying taxes, meal planning or even TV watching.For decades and decades here in the United States, to call yourself a workaholic has not only been socially acceptable/respectable, it's been a form of self-boasting. The unspoken message is that if you aren't working more than 40, 50 or 60 hours a week, you're just not working hard enough. Winners work. Losers take vacations and weekends off.It's refreshing to see the beginnings of a paradigm shift in our country's culturally warped, unbalanced work-work ethics and values by reading authors like Kathie York who advocate for a healthier, calmer, and overall better quality of life, work-life balance.In Welcome to Non-Overwhelm, York writes of her own "journey of calm" and how she learned the burnout lesson the hard way. After years of professionally working her fingers to the bone, her mind and body began to break down. She underwent a series of invasive medical tests, then was prescribed three weeks of forced bed rest.From practical time-saving and peace-of-mind-producing tips for things like record keeping and weekly scheduling, to permission not to load the dishwasher at night when you'd rather be reading, York's delightful personality on the page, combined with her encouraging and validating words for those of us who strive for more"non-overwhelm" in our lives makes this book a resource to turn to again and again.Katrinna CherieSheffield, Alabama
Mr Jason Foss
Mr Jason Foss
May 6, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: A collection of gold nuggets One of the most obvious benefits of this book is that it lives up to its title - it's not an overwhelming read. Brief, yet filled with practical tips and advice.I have tried time blocking my calendar many times in the past without much success - but I like Kathie's tip of sticking with your calendar for a week no matter what, and instead of changing it midstream or ignoring it, make notes as to what didn't work. Then for next week, adjust your blocking based on your notes. Then rinse and repeat until you get a schedule that works for you.Lots of other topics in here as well mind you. Something for everyone!
Kenneth W. Brayton
Kenneth W. Brayton
May 6, 2022.
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Welcome to Non-Overwhelm!: Conquering biz and life chaos, starting today: My Journey to Non-Overwhelmed Begins Today As the author states, setting up your business and life to achieve a state of not being totally overwhelmed by everything takes time. It's a process and Kathie carefully and clearly lays out a path you can follow to get to that state of peaceful harmony with yourself. The author's experience and expertise in project management are put to good use in this easy-to-read ebook. Sprinkled with humor and her own personal trials and struggles in achieving a non-overwhelmed life, Kathie seems more like a personal friend guiding your forward and not like a demanding coach barking out orders. She leads by example - do as I do not do as I say. I highly recommend this easy-to-read yet very practical guide to structuring your life and business so that you don't feel constantly overwhelmed.

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