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What questions to ask when you feel overwhelmed in your business?

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What questions to ask when you feel overwhelmed in your business?

The weeks before 25 May 2018 I struggled with the GDPR. I had postponed working on it, administrative things and technical tools are not at the top of my fun to-do list.

I thought: I’ll be working on it for 2 weeks and then I’ll be ready on 25 May.

Unfortunately………………………………………………………………..

What happened

After a week, I discovered that there was much more to it than I had expected. There was a great deal of uncertainty about how to interpret the law. In addition, I had 3 websites (one from my previous business Heart and Soul Marketing, one from my current business and a member site) that all had to comply with the GDPR. I had a total of 8 giveaways, many online systems where I store personal data and so on. In my website system certain technology turned out to be outdated, so I had to reimplement a few of the giveaways.

Overwhelm

Suddenly I was in a situation where I had to take a lot of decisions on the basis of unclear legislation and had to reimplement a lot of systems. I temporarily did not have a VA, because I did not yet have a clear profile that person should meet.

I felt overwhelmed, I slept badly, was tired and felt chased by the GDPR. There was also a promotion, which also took some time (fortunately the conversations gave me energy and the promotion was successful).

In short, on the 25th of May, the GDPR compliance was far from complete. Even worse, I was in a negative energy, not in alignment with my purpose and I certainly was not working on the most profit with the least effort.

Questions I asked myself to get out of this overwhelming situation

Exhausted, I asked myself: how can this situation work out for me? How can this serve my higher purpose? How can I turn this situation into a situation that will bring me the most profit with the least possible time investment? These are the questions that I also ask my clients and that are the common thread in my services.

These questions lifted my energy.

I decided to make a 3-month schedule and spend at least one day each week on all the actions to comply with the GDPR.

Once I had done that, I slept well again. I felt calm in my head because I knew that I had made a feasible planning and that I was no longer walking away from the necessary adjustments.

The answers I got

After two weeks I decided this:

I have decided to close my Heart and Soul Marketing website, limit the number of freebies, create a profile for a business partner (that is what I really want, to bring money & time healing into the world together with a business partner) and to simplify my entire lead strategy and, above all, make it much more fun. I will go through all the documents and throw away what I don’t need anymore. And of course, do all the actions needed for the GDPR.

In short, a great declutter action, a simplification of my business, and the first step towards cooperation with a business partner. 

Looking back on it, my procrastination had a lot to do with resistance to the inevitable. Resistance to face the overdue maintenance. Resistance to make decisions about my old website. And, of course, fear. I was afraid of fines if I didn’t finish on 25 May, and because many lawyers and website coaches used 25 May as a sword of Damocles, that fear was fed even more.

Thank you, Universe for GDPR!

Now I am grateful that the GDPR has come my way. It has made me even determined to bring healing into the world and how I can do that with the most profit and with the least effort. Thank you, universe for the GDPR!

What about you?

I’m very curious whether you recognize anything in this story. What did you have a lot of resistance to at first and turned out to be very positive in the end?

And what are the answers you get, when you ask yourself these questions:

  • How can this situation work out for me?
  • How can this serve my higher purpose?
  • How can I turn this situation into a situation that will bring me the most profit with the least possible time investment?

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