028 Information Overload

Got too much going on in your head as you’re trying to master a new process? Here’s a simple approach to ending information overload.

information overload

Information Overload

Anytime you start a new process you work on learning/mastering the steps. But that’s the problem there are steps and there are multiple instructors with multiple methods.

Chances are high that if you decide to to do something like… “start an email marketing list for my blog” that you will… 1. Buy a course or several to help you. 2. Get confused with all the technology and steps.

All of that will hit your brain, which will see no linear process, so it will shut down and block you from moving forward because “I don’t know where to start.”

Here’s how you ease information overload and start moving forward in peace.

#1 What do you want to accomplish?

#2 What can be done later?

#3 What’s the ONE thing to be done now? (First step.)

#4 What are the instructions for getting from where you are to that ONE thing?

#5 Can that be simplified even further?


To “start an email marketing list for my blog” you need an autoresponder service that allows you to capture, store and market using their system. There are about 20 steps to get up and running completely. BUT the ONLY step to do first is open an account. You do NOT need to worry about a widget when you don’t even have an account, right?

I can’t tell you the number of people I work with on something like this who ask, “How do I get my signup form in my sidebar on my blog?”

Me “What autoresponder service are you using?”

Them “I don’t have an autoresponder service yet.”

Me “Then why are you concerned about something that’s an impossibility right now?”

Here’s how it might look…

#1 What do you want to accomplish? (Set up a opt-in funnel based on 20 steps.)

#2 What needs to be done later? (Steps 2-20)

#3 What’s the ONE thing to be done now? (First step.)

#4 What are the instructions for getting from where you are to that ONE thing? (Open an account)

That’s it. Is there more to be done? Yes, but you do the pressing and ignore the stressing until those things enter the process.

Success is NOT an Accident!


Make Every Day Count

Today is a NEW day. The good news is that tomorrow will be new too! So our question is how do we get the most from each day?Make Each day Count Done By Zac Young @ Bod.ModX

Personally, I feel it’s important to be able to say, “This was a valuable day” right before closing my eyes. (Note: That’s not the same as a “good” day. Our days can be rough, but still be valuable.)

Value simply means a contribution took place. Someone was helped or served. The contribution can also be to ourselves when we take the time to grow as individuals.

While I don’t believe we can make EVERY moment count, I do think we can make every day count. Here are a few ways…

#1 Serve.

Make a deliberate, conscious, intentional effort to make another’s life better.

Maybe that’s leaving a larger tip at lunch or taking a prayer request from the cashier that looks down and out.

#2 Grow.

Become a better human being.

Where are your gaps as a person? What “issues” do you have that need to change? Work on those.

Of course, one of the greatest ways to do this is by having a daily Bible study time. You’ll be challenged, convicted and changed all at the same time! ☺

#3 Produce.

Don’t drift through the day. Make a list of what you need to do and do it. Even if you’re at the same old boring job each day, make your list. Check things off. Look at it at the end of the day and KNOW you’ve accomplished what you set out to accomplish.

Being productive is within our design. Adam and Eve were placed in the garden to work it, not just to enjoy it.

#4 Reflect.

Review your day. Accept your achievements. Give yourself some credit.

Now review where you blew it. Think about how to improve.

#5 Procrastinate.


There are times when you NEED to procrastinate. When you’re not firing on all cylinders and you know you’ll do a bad job, and you can wait, then wait.

If your children drive you crazy and you’re about to punish out of pure exasperation… procrastinate. Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.

How do you make sure every day counts? Leave your comments below.

Webinar Intro Tip

20 minutes into a webinar the host says, “I’m about to get started with the good stuff.”

Start with the GREAT stuff then if you need to validate yourself to the audience do that around 15 minutes in and never make it more than 2 minutes.