How to Fight Overwhelm in 5 Simple Steps

Here’s what happens…

You have some grand plan to accomplish a ton of work today, or this week, or even this month.

All you have to do is “start”, and follow the directions that may have been given to you in order to accomplish these tasks.

Easy, right?

Well.. for some, yes.

For others, impossible.

Because once you start, there are a thousand distractions, you feel the pull from every direction, and after a while it seems like you’ve ventured down a completely different path than you originally planned.



Too much information, otherwise known as “information overload”.

We’ve all experienced it at one time or another.

So how do we get around this?

How do we get through it?

How do we make it go away?

Here are 5 helpful steps to get you over this time-management hurdle..

  • 1. Get it out of your head and down on paper (or onto your screen).

Grab a pen, or use an online task manager, and just start writing notes on what you have to do. No particular order, just get it out of your head and you won’t have to worry about it taking up space in your brain anymore.

  • 2. Prioritize and group your tasks

Look at your tasks, decide what’s important and what you “want” to do first. Prioritize based on what you LIKE doing and what you’d most enjoy getting off your plate.

  • 3. Take action and do the easy stuff first.

Dig in. Since you prioritized your tasks based on what you WANT to do first, those should be the easiest to get done. It’s much easier finishing tasks you enjoy doing as opposed to the tougher ones (even if they’re more important). As long as you’re taking action you’re on the right track.

  • 4. Stay focused (on the current task) until complete

Do it, complete it. Don’t do half of one task while doing half of another task, otherwise you’d end up back in the world of overwhelm. Don’t do another task until you’ve completed (and checked off) the previous task.

  • 5. Celebrate.

Check that sh*t off your list. Give yourself a pat on the back. Being able to check your tasks off a list is the reason task lists exist. Every completed task deserves a small reward. Celebrate the fact that you’re moving forward, and that you know how to KEEP moving forward.

Repeat the above steps until your tasks have been checked off your list.

Easy, right? Kind of. You just have to do it – and keep doing it.

The tool I use on a daily basis to keep all my task management on task, is called the TomorrowList, and it’s part of GlobalNPN‘s suite of marketing tools.

I use it because it’s a simple, non-complicated, task manager that is super quick to set up, create tasks, make notes, and get stuff done.. which is what we want, right?


You can get access to this tool from your GlobalNPN backoffice.

Let me know if this article helped you out by clicking “LIKE” and leaving me a comment below..

– Geoff Stephen

Global NPN – Wow, this is going to be cool!

Hello NPN’ers,

I hope everyone is having a great start to this month. School’s back in session, the leaves will be falling soon… which can only mean one thing! Sales will soar and we will all be making more money – this is the ‘best’ time of year to be an internet marketer (at least in my experience:) so let’s all make the most of it, shall we?!? Christmas is coming..

I have a couple things to bring to your attention in this update:

Well, she's excited, ain't she?

First off, I am sooo excited to be bringing in 2 more fantastic products to your NPN backoffice! Some of you may have noticed that it seems I’ve been hiding out under a rock for the past month (sorry ’bout that).. well, that’s what I call going into “programming mode”. Every so often I do that… hold the phones, hide out in my office, pour some crazy coffee.. and write code. I know, sounds exciting, huh? It’s how I get stuff done and I’ve been getting a lot done.

So, what are these great new products?? Well.. I can’t tell you, until they’re done. lol. Sorry, but I’ve been working REALLY HARD on these new integrations and I’m busting at the seams trying to keep them to myself.

One of the products ties in with the (soon to be completed) “Goal Setting” training in your dm training modules. The other product will enable you to get your messages out in a way that we have NEVER done before in GlobalNPN.

These are both “from the ground up” systems, which means they are created by me and are completely integrated into your NPN backoffice. They’re also very “sticky“, which means they will improve long term retention rates.

[note]There is one thing I CAN tell you for certain, these products will easily DOUBLE the current ‘value’ of your NPN membership. Which, of course, means you will make more sales as these new products are being pushed out there. More money for you. Sound good?[/note]

I’ve looked at the other programs out there that are similar to GlobalNPN, and NONE of them have these products. Stick around…

So… when?? Well, one of the products I was going to roll out tomorrow (and I probably still could) but there’s a few key features that I need to add before I’d call it ‘complete’. (Beta testers, anyone?) So look for these happening over the next week!

Did I say it’s a GREAT time to be in NPN?? If you’re NOT currently a member, now is the right time my friend..

Okay, now that I’ve got that off my chest..

One more thing. A few of you have noted that there was a bit of a mix-up in the carryover calculations this month. Admittedly I believe I carried over the wrong month, doh!. Don’t worry, I’m aware of it and any discrepencies will be cleared up before payday (by the 15th). Thanks for your patience.

Have a great week!

Please comment below..

– Geoff Stephen