Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?


If you are feeling overwhelmed with everything that is offered to you on a daily basis, you are not alone. It seems to be happening to all of us. New and inexpensive technology coupled with the ability to reach anyone at any time on almost any type of technical communication device is driving us all a little nuts.

The technical marvels we use to reach out and do new things allows others the same capacity. The problem with these new abilities is that some people try to push their product onto everybody, whether it fits or not. And, with over 7 billion people in the world today, nobody can build something which is absolutely needed by everyone.

How do we stop this? I am not sure. I know some people who send everything to voicemail and turn off the ringer on their phone. I check the caller ID and do not answer the phone if somebody doesn’t give us their name, or if it’s an apparent undesired call. Many have gone to cell phones, yet these uninvited intrusions on our life also find their way to cell phones, and even into our Internet.

I know of people who feel guilty if they do not listen to these calls or sales pitches. What we need to do is realize that we should pay attention to those things which affect us, or touch our lives and we should not spend time with those things which do not. Remember that for each call or advertisement we spend time on we are giving away something we cannot get back. Our time

At the same time, with modern marvels and a new wave of entrepreneurs being what it is, if the seller is up front, identifies our need and can swiftly prove a real need or true savings in their product that affects me personally, I will listen for a few minutes.

It will have to be something that saves me time and money, and something that I can easily explain to others, especially the kids. Remember, not everything is good or bad. Not everything is for you or against you. And, you, not others have to make that decision. It is okay for others to weigh in, and the ultimate decision is yours. So as the good book says, be gentle as lambs and wary as wolves.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.



Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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