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Overwhelmed? Take A Single Step

Have you ever faced a whopping, great mountain that appeared unsurpassable?

Have you ever looked at a big, hairy goal and thought ‘back away from the insane idea you crazy person’?

That’s a little bit how I feel at the moment.

You see I’ve committed to writing my first ebook.  I’ve mulled over the concept of creating info products, questioning their value and analysing what provides readers with the most benefits.

I was and still am only willing to head down the path if I think I can offer something of real value.

Now I have an idea. A concept I’ve stewed over. The outline and basic structure have been drafted. It’s time to really begin the journey of writing it. A journey that is a little bit nerve wrecking.

Are you attempting something that feels overwhelming?

I am reminded of a quote that we can focus on while working towards our goals.

‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-tzu’

Let’s work together. Let’s attack our goals with great zeal. One step at a time.

Tell me about your goal in the comments. If you’re interested we can even organise a weekly check in to assess our progress and encourage each other.

Would you like me to post more about my ebook writing experience over the coming weeks? Also, if you’ve written an ebook before I’d love to hear any tips, tools or strategies you’d recommend!

Pic Source: Kevin Dooley

18 Responses to Overwhelmed? Take A Single Step

  1. Feeling overwhelmed is one of the hardest things to deal with.

    The world comes at us so fast. We need all the help we can get for getting back on track.

    My goal is to get my blogs back in good shape and help others to benefit from the information I have to share.

    Good luck with your project.


    • Hi Teresa,
      Welcome to my blog! Thank you for commenting!
      Best wishes for getting your blogs back on track. Do you have specific goals relating to this?

  2. This is really good for me to read right now. One baby step at a time. It’s what I teach, but sometimes forget for myself.

    • Hi Linda,
      Amazing how we ‘forget’ these things isn’t it. Can I ask what you are working on at the moment?
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I hope you stop by again soon.
      Cheers, Caylie

  3. I believe once you start writing from your heart, you’ll have no problem writing your ebook.

    Good luck!!! Keep us posted.

    • Hi Rhonda,
      Thank you so much for your comment and suggestion.
      I will definitely keep you up to date on progress.

  4. Congrats Caylie! I know all too well about the overwhelm. I have acquired some skills to help combat it, however, we all are prone to falling back under it’s shadow again. Thanks for sharing this empowering post and a little about your journey.

  5. Caylie,

    I could give you a hundred things I’m overwhelmed with, including getting a post out every day. But I finally settled on the idea for my first e-book and hope to finish my research this weekend. Would love to be part of an accountability group. Keep me posted.

    • Hi Joyce,
      Thank you so much for sharing. How wonderful that we are both starting our first e-books.
      Seeing as there are a few people keen on an accountability group I’m having a think of the best way to do it and then will be in touch for sure.
      So appreciate your being here.

  6. I’m trying to create a website using a new-to-me program. I’m overwhelmed, so I’m not even doing the non-programming part (writing the text, developing the lay-out) or studying the tutorials.

    It definitely feels like I have too much to do, so I’m doing nothing!

    If I had an accountability group, that could help. I could see (and actually make!) progress.

    • Hi Tammy,
      I’d be happy to work with you as an accountability buddy. So, what is your first goal? To read/watch the first tutorial by Tuesday?
      What program are you trying to use? Another reader may be able to help you.
      Thanks for sharing!

  7. sometimes my usual live overwhelms me
    to put all the information i gather during the day, the week together that they become useful tools for me

    my biggest goal is to be independent,

    an ebook … would love to hear more about it … if you need help with layout let me know!

    • Thanks Helen!
      I’m glad you’d love to hear more about the ebook. I will keep you informed and keep you in mind for the layout.
      Tell me more about your goal to be independent. What does independent look like to you?
      Cheers, Caylie

  8. Congratulations Caylie! I can’t wait to learn all about your e-book writing process and read that amazing finished product! I have thought about writing/creating something as well, but haven’t completely wrapped my head around what that will be yet. I would love to hear your experiences.
    For now, my most pressing goal for my site is to create some sort of buzz piece that will be free with my newsletter subscription. I want it to be extremely useful to people, so I’ve been pondering it for a while. I think I have some ideas of where it is going…
    Excited for you!!

    • Thanks Kim!
      Sounds like you have some interesting ideas buzzing around. I’d love to hear more. You can definitely email me if you want to thrash some concepts out.
      In the mean time, I will definitely keep everyone interested up to date on the e-book progress.

    • Hi Jean,
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I must admit I loved that picture when I found it. Just a bit of fun!
      I’ve been busy checking out Delightful Repast and know I will be visiting your blog regularly.
      Can I ask where you came across Better Business Better Life?
      Cheers, Caylie

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