overthinking in network marketing

5 Strategies to Stop Overthinking in your Business

‘If you’re overthinking, you’re not doing’.

As entrepreneurs and network marketers, our minds are always going. We’re thinking of new ideas, opportunities, next steps, etc. And while we’re ‘thinking’ of all of these things — think about all of the time that we’re not ‘doing’.

Do you ever feel like you get caught up in making multiple lists of things to do?

Or, do you ever feel like you are totally caught in analysis paralysis?

In this post, I’m going to leave you with 5 strategies that will help you, STOP overthinking and start doing instead!

5 Strategies to Stop Overthinking in your Business

 

Tony Robbins said, “Studies have shown that the most successful people make decisions rapidly because they are clear on their values and what they really want for their lives. The same studies show that they are slow to change their decisions, if at all. On the other hand, people who fail usually make decisions slowly and change their minds quickly, always bouncing back and forth. Just decide!“.

Here’s to making more decisions, quickly!

Consider your next move an experiment.

 

Often, we find ourselves caught in the ‘should I’ stage.

Meaning, we spend (or waste) so much time wondering if we should do something. Instead of spinning your wheels — make a decision to try something out (style of post, new email newsletter, connecting with new prospects, hitting the live button), and see what happens!

Give a new idea a 30, 60 or 90 day run and evaluate from there. Without taking action on your idea, how can you possibly know it if would ever work? You don’t. Get out of your head and into the world!

Pros and Cons of Do’s and Don’ts.

 

We are all very familiar with creating lists weighing the pros and cons of something, right? So, the next time you find yourself with a pros and cons list of DOING something, take a few extra minutes to create a pros and cons list if you DON’T do something.

Use this reasoning to take the next step. Our bias will always fall on the side of uncertainty and the excuses we sell ourselves so, creating the what if I don’t do it will help balance this out and give you a much more informed decision making process.

Ground yourself in your purpose. 

 

Anyone else LOVE cupcakes? Well, Lisa Song Sutton of Sin City Cupcakes was quoted to say; ‘It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of overthinking a process or decision to death. If I find myself in this vicious cycle, I take a step back, remind myself of the overall goal and then reevaluate the situation from that lens. Does this opportunity help the company? Will it increase sales or make our customer service experience better? Will it benefit our staff? Ask yourself those questions and you’ll find it’s easier to make a decision than when you’re feeling inundated’.

I’d love for you to take this into consideration the next time you’re stuck in this overthinking trap and ask yourself those questions;

  1. Does this opportunity serve my goals?
  2. Will this benefit the overall company and industry?
  3. When it comes to sales and customer care, am I taking action to attain those?

 

When you’re stuck, shift to being objective. Remember why you started and get back to work.

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Use your internal parking lot. 

 

An internal parking lot is a place where you can hold all of the thoughts that pass through your head or ideas that you’ve jotted down that require more time to think through than the time you can currently make. Block off time in your calendar, mark it with a post-it-note, throw it on your whiteboard and spend time on it then.

Writing it down AND scheduling time to go back to it, will help alleviate the overthinking process happening inside your head with reassurance that it will get addressed with the time you feel that it requires.

Ask the expert for advice.

 

When you find yourself overthinking a decision, process, idea or otherwise, reach out for help. Someone more experienced can help you think clearly and sometimes they’ll provide you with direct answers or solutions.

It’s possible in many cases that we’re just ‘too close’ to the problem or dilemma and we are unable to see clearly outside of that comfort zone. Reaching out to a mentor and/or coach can almost always provide the objectivity you need and the support you are seeking to move forward.

Fear of success is a REAL thing and it’s often what holds us back from taking action.

Please let me know if I can help you in your network marketing and entrepreneurial journey (I’d LOVE to!)


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