3 years ago, my father – full of life, a man who loved his work – suddenly stopped working.
The turn of events was dramatic and shocking. He was 78 at the time and although physically strong and healthy, he was starting to forget things.
We mobilized quickly to understand what was happening and figure out the best treatment. It was one doctor’s visit after another for several months but the diagnosis was consistent. He had dementia.
My mom became a full time care giver and I took over the family business (we own and manage several small buildings in Brooklyn). The learning curve was steep. This was all on top of my already busy schedule with AKorganizing and my responsibilities on the Board of NAPO-NY. In addition, my siblings, parents and I went through a complex estate planning process that took over a year.
My dad, the family business – the legacy my dad would be leaving behind, all of it was very important to me and I was all in. Nonetheless, I was drowning in endless projects, to do’s and responsibilities. I suddenly had a backlog of work that seemed insurmountable. Things were starting to slip through the cracks.
Like many of my clients, I didn’t want to let go of the multiple projects I was juggling, I simply wanted to learn how to manage it all – better. That’s when I immersed myself in the field of time management and productivity. I culled the best tools and theories out there and used them to successfully move through the overwhelm, reconfigure my schedule in order to accommodate everything that was important to me and finally, to get back on track with my big picture goals.
From this incredibly challenging experience, was born the very concrete, step by step methodology in my Overcoming Overwhelm™ program. I believe it is revolutionary.
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