Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
112: Q&A #4: Preventing Overwhelm, Dealing with a Bad Day, and Hiring When You Don’t Have the Cash

112: Q&A #4: Preventing Overwhelm, Dealing with a Bad Day, and Hiring When You Don’t Have the Cash

After seeing how much more fun it was to have Angela with me on the Q&A’s, we’ve decided that it’s the new standard. Today we answer questions people send in about preventing overwhelm when goal-setting, dealing with a bad day and hiring someone when you don’t have the immediate cash to do so. Ready? Let’s do this!

Key Takeaways:

[1:22] Q1 from Cheryl is how to plan out your yearly goals without getting overwhelmed.

[1:58] Q1 Answer — You should aim to break down your annual goals into manageable chunks — quarterly objectives, monthly objectives, weekly projects and daily tasks.

[5:18] The place we get overwhelmed is at the daily task level, all of the small to-do’s that have trickled down from our overarching goals.

[6:25] Charlie touches on the importance of having a prioritized, manageable quantity of yearly goals to reach for.

[17:59] Q2 from Jeremy is about what you can do to get over a bad day.

[18:20] Q2 Answer — We tend not to take advantage of the freedom we have as entrepreneurs: sometimes you need to evaluate if there is anything you can do.

[22:45] When you get into a funk, move around some stagnant things but stay away from big decisions, email conversations and social media.

[25:05] Q3 from Corey is how to scale a team if you don’t have the immediate funds.

[25:40] Q3 Answer — You need a business audit to target the aspects of your workload that people could take on to free you to go out and generate more money.

[37:07] There is a measure of trust you need to have in your business growth potential, a fear of failure will hold you back.

[40:06] Every small business should look at financing options, you might need to leverage your revenue against a line of credit at some point.

[44:00] Thank you to Cheryl, Jeremy and Corey for contributing to this Q&A with their insightful Qs.

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Tuckman Model

12 Simple Ways to be Present

21 Ways to Quickly Short Circuit a Funk

The ONE thing by Gary Keller

The 2017 Momentum Planners Bundle

Creative Giant Campfire Facebook Group

Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.