The Beliefs that Keep You Overworking and Overwhelmed

Jun 19, 2023

Your mind is powerful and your beliefs (the common thoughts that run through your head) are either helping you or holding you back.

This is a big part of the work I do with clients, helping them to shift their thinking and behaviors to keep stronger boundaries, say no with more ease and step out of overworking and feeling overwhelmed.

To get back to feeling more like themselves and be their best self at work AND at home.

I share below some of the most common beliefs that hold you back and keep you overworking and overwhelmed.

But first, if you're a professional woman and you've been curious about working together, I invite you book a call within the next week to see if The Balanced Leader™ coaching program is right for YOU.

I am currently enrolling clients to start in September. What if you decided now to make a plan so that, after your summer vacation fun, you can finally figure out how to get your workload under control and be more balanced so you can show up as your best self at work and home?

The Balanced Leader™ is a 4-month proven and personalized program that offers a mix of self-reflection, small group coaching, and 1:1 coaching.

(Keep in mind that being a leader is not about your title or position).

We get started in September, but when you secure your spot with a deposit by June 28th, you will get early access to the modules and a bonus 1:1 coaching session with me to use in August.

After June 28th, I'll be on vacation for a few weeks. So this is the reason I am inviting you now to have a call before we all get into summer mode!

If your intuition is telling you to go for it, book a 'right fit' call here for some time in the next week.

Now, back to the beliefs that will hold you back . . .

Have you noticed that somewhere along the line you stopped listening to what YOUR intuition or common sense was trying to tell you?

You tried the traditional ways that everyone said would lead to success, but none of them felt like YOU or aligned with what you really want.

Maybe you can relate?

You were told or led to believe that . . .

“You have to do it all to have it all.”

So you scrambled to juggle all the big projects at work, getting your kids off to school and in all the activities, and leaving very little time for yourself.

“You need to be busy to be productive (and you’re lazy if you’re not).”

So you spent months (maybe years) going, going, going, and always on, only to leave yourself run down and spread thin, and not feeling very productive even though you’re putting in a lot of effort.

“You have to work hard and put in long hours to be successful.”

So you continue to sacrifice your happiness, well-being and personal time with your family. Even though it is hurting your performance, leading to burning out and you’re missing out on enjoying your life.

“You can't take a day off to rest and care for yourself, or everything will fall behind (or you think it's selfish).”

So you don't listen to what your mind and body are telling you when you need a break, even though when you don't take care of yourself, it ends up hurting your overall performance and everything feels harder than it needs to be.

“You can do it all on your own and don’t feel okay asking for help.”

This is sometimes the biggest culprit of all, especially for driven and ambitious women. Because you believe you have to do it all yourself, you continue to take on more, go it alone and not leverage the help that is here for you.

But these are the very beliefs and actions that are keeping you from what YOU really want.

Which one sounds most like you? This is a clue to pay attention and shift that story in your mind to a more empowering belief!

You CAN work less and accomplish more, have time and energy for what really matters to you, and feel more calm, happier and present in your life.

Whatever your personal reason for being here and reading this blog.

This is why I created The Balanced Leader™ to help you shift beliefs, learn life-changing skills and tools, and to support you on your journey to take control of your workload, balance your life and be your best at work and home.

So you don’t have to go it alone.

So you can finally make yourself a priority too.

So you can get back to feeling like yourself and be the leader, parent and person you want to be.

If your intuition is telling you to go for it, book a call here for the next week to see if it’s right for you!

All my best,

What Next?


Wherever you are on your journey, I'm here to support you in the way that works best for you!

1. Discover how professionals who have it all - great life balance AND high performance - operate behind the scenes. Hint, to have it all you have to stop doing it all! Click here to access this free training.

2. If you are a professional woman who wants to take control of your workload, balance your life and be your best at work and at home (even with all the demands and messiness of everyday life), book a complimentary call and we can see if The Balanced Leader™️ is right for YOU. 

3. I also offer speaking presentations, workshops and coaching programs to support leaders and teams in creating more balance, less stress and high performance. Book a complimentary call or contact me here to discuss bringing this in for your organization.

4. Follow me on your favorite social media platform whether it's LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook for ideas, inspiration and real-life lessons.  I hang out mostly on LinkedIn!


Stacey L. Olson is a Leadership and Certified Positive Psychology Coach, has 15 years of corporate experience and has gone through her own transformational change from burning out to balanced in life while performing at a high level (both in her corporate career and own business). She works with professionals who want to work less, live more and be their best even with all the demands, high expectations and messiness of everyday life. Stacey is the founder of The Balanced Leader™ program and offers executive and leadership coaching, workshops, and speaking. 


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