How not to feel overwhelmed

At some point in your creative career there will come a moment when you realise that you can’t do it all alone. You feel overwhelmed. You find yourself wearing the hat of book keeper, accountant, social media whizz, the photographer, accountant and office cleaner!-At some point in the mix, you are meant to be creating your work as well, but have no time left or feel exhausted.

Does this sound familiar?  When we are building our career or businesses we feel that we have to be in control of every little detail. It is our baby that we are growing and we believe that no-one understands it the way we do. This might be true but what you don’t want to happen is that you are so busy building, that you have no time for creating.

Creating is the life blood of your business. Without it there is nothing to sell, nothing to be passionate about and it generally feels like a depressing place to be.

What we need to be spending most time on, is creating. By creating new work, we can find new clients, get our income and so the circle of life continues. If we are so bogged down with all of the paper work and marketing, that life circle gets squished, and before you know it, there is no new work to sell and we have nothing in the bank.

I’m not suggesting that you have to go and hire a load of people to help you with your work load, or hire staff on a full time basis when there is nothing in the bank. What I am suggesting though, is that you start to think about, and make plans, to get some help for those areas of your business that stops you making creative work. Even working out new ways of time management can help with the small stuff.

We can’t do everything alone.


In this podcast I talk about ways of managing, places you can get help, and even ways to hire people on the cheap or for nothing! (Hint-someone else pays them for you).

To find out all about this click to listen to the latest episode below:

Let me know in the comments below what you are feeling overwhelmed about at the moment. Is there something that we can help you figure out?

You can get support by joining our Facebook group  where every Friday we have a question time, and the group tries to help you out with your problem.

I hope you find some time to be creative this week. Have fun and let me know what you have been up to.