It seems like I have been in this situation too much lately. I know it's a seasonal thing often times. At the same time, it has felt like for the last few months or so I have been spinning, spinning and spinning some more. This is not to be whining. After all, it's what I have set up for myself. But maybe it's time to take a look at what I am doing? I mean, when you are self-employed and work for yourself you have no one else to blame right? No one but little ole me.

I talk all the time about how I want to keep my online coaching business 'simple & elegant'. I love that term and it's what I strive for. I just feel like I have gotten off track. I think the first thing I need to look for is where I fell off the track and once I figure that out then I will know how to fix it. Or maybe that's not important and I just need to move onwards and make every effort to keep things 'simple & elegant'.

I do believe that one of the things that I do to myself is that I hear from so many people about how to do things. Do it this way, do it that way. Well, in the 6th decade of my life, I want to do things differently than I did in my 20's, 30's or even 40's. I truly want to work my business around my life and I think that is where I got off track.

I was so excited that my best friend and I were going to get back to tennis after being off for 10 years or so. Wonderful. We were playing 3-4-5 times a week! Definitely put my life first!! Then I hurt myself. Guess I just jumped in too fast, too hard and was too gung ho. So, now I have way too much time to sit at my desk and get myself into overwhelm. Yikes!

Breathe. Breathe. Regroup.

So, instead of looking at the new 'things' I can put into my business I must look at what I can take out. I need to make a deal with myself.

For every new 'idea' I want to add on to my business because I think it's something you would love, I need to take something away. In my head I believe this will help me balance my business and my life. My life being the most important. Sure, making great money is high on the list, but it's not worth my sanity. Although I often worry about being a 'bag lady' in reality I know that is not going to happen.

So, let's all take a deep breath together... this is the time of our life we have been waiting for and we deserve to have great businesses and a great and wonderful life.

Action Step: This is only for those of you who have felt in overwhelm recently. The rest of you just keep doing what you're doing since it seems to be working!

For the rest of you, what can you take off your plate? What can you delegate or simply 'delete'?

Author's Bio: 

Do you have the Moxie it takes to start and sustain a thriving coaching business? Find out at Kim Kirmmse Toth transitioned from 23 years as Licensed Clinical Social Worker to building a high 5 to 6 figure coaching business while enjoying her free time doing the things she loves. If you are a savvy woman (or even gentleman) and a heart-centered solopreneur who wishes to grow an exceptional, heart based on-line business, let Kim show you the way at