Right now I’m a Leader in a Mastermind group with Networking Superstars. I love it. I am learning skills in how to facilitate a group, how to motivate and inspire others. At the same time helping them with their goals, including my own…
In the beginning, I was nervous, uneasy, uncomfortable, doubting my abilities to lead a group. Would I be able to generate motivation, inspire them, help them with their goals in learning and implementing the Newtworking Superstars way of marketing?
To be a Leader, one must be able to lead oneself. I had to learn the culture of Networking Superstars and go through the trainings created by Gavin Mountford before I could become a Mastermind Leader.
Oh my gosh, I thought. What does he mean “create a funnel” and how do I create the perfect customer – create an avatar. What? And then there were the teaching modules of looking at the “big picture” then breaking it down. Learning SEO, Target marketing, traffic solutions, blogging and so much more.
More importantly, shifting a way of thinking – Putting people first Instead of slaming them with my opportunities first….
The shift in thinking and behaving was this – focusing on building relationships before the pitch.
It was overwhelming. I felt I couldn’t keep up. My head was swelling with information, and moments of what seemed to be hours of pondering what to do first, and then getting sidetraked by new income earning programs, and what tools to use to build my own business …. and working my day job … and … and ….
I was all over the place.
But that’s part of growing. This is all part of learning something new. Then the magic happens. Questions appear out of nowhere to guide you through confusion and overwhelm ….
- is this important enough to do the work
- what will I learn from it
- how will I reign myself in to focus on what’s important
- what can I say “no” to
- what can I say “yes” to and commit to
- how can I rearrange my schedule
- what do I need to do to manage my time better
Feeling overwhelmed is a good thing.
It means you’re stretching your brain and expanding your life. Taking on something new that will generate new learning experiences.
It’s not the “thing” you’re doing or learning. It’s how you approach it, view it, respond to it, retain it.
Tony Robbins will be the first one to tell you that no matter the challenge in life, pushing through it will yield a result. What kind? It totally depends on your way of thinking and your beliefs about yourself and your life.
I have learned through personal experience that something good will always come from any challenge or life upset. No matter what the challenge is….
If you are willing to look for it …
My overwhelm and doubt generated a new felt sense of strength and confidence. When the next life challenge comes along I’ll remember how I handled this one, and this one, and that one …
We are meant to be challenged in life. We have all been challenged in some way – it’s what we do with it that can be enlightening.
As Robin Sharma says, become comfortable with being uncomfortable …..
And that’s where the new growth in your life happens…
So. Are you overwhelmed? Push through it, look for the learnings of it, and celebrate…
Tell me, what overwhelms you and what you’re learning from it! Like, share , and comment below.