Creating a Life Aligned with Your Capacity: How I Went from Overwhelmed to Thriving with Boundaries

Creating a Life Aligned with Your Capacity: How I Went from Overwhelmed to Thriving with Boundaries
How I became a planner mixed with spontaneous, which makes no sense, I know! How I created my life to line up with my capacity. How boundaries saved me, physically, mentally, and emotionally (eventually.)

PAST SELF: An extreme planner, like everything was planned out, maxed to capacity (and beyond,) stressed everyday, and simply surviving (if you can call it that.) I was working a full time job (outside the home,) homeschooling my kids, and attempting to live up to everyone's expectations.

See I was also a people pleaser and perfectionist (that was failing miserably.) With so many things going on, I was drowning. Something had to give and it had to happen NOW before I lost my shit...again!

PRESENT SELF: A flexible planner, not maxed to capacity (most times, I'm not perfect,) with room for self-care, and intentional family time. See I'm not only surviving, I'm thriving - AND I'm not done upleveling it! (psssst - I'm here to support you with this desire)

I make every decision with these 2 questions in mind now:
1. Does this serve myself and/or my family?
2. Do I have the capacity for this? (energy, time, mentally, etc)

I've worked on my mindset in all areas, opened my mind to all the possibilities, and really felt into what the hell I truly desired from life. I started working through my trauma (OMG, that's some hard shit.)

What did I truly desire? Well I didn't have the answer for a very long time, because I didn't know who the hell I was. As I started feeling the feelings, as I started giving myself grace, as I started prioritizing myself - I freaked out. My nervous system didn't know what to do, it was panicking.

Throw in an ADHD diagnosis and things got even more interesting. Things started making sense however. Why things were harder for me, why I felt like I had to have everything planned out, why my energy and focus felt ALL over the place. What I realized is that I had been masking all my life to survive. This was one of the pivotal moments in my adult life.

To wrap this up, my past self, unknowingly, was desiring freedom, answers, fun, and it dug itself out with a lot of hard work, one bite sized step at a time.

      • Transforming my mindset
      • Working through the trauma
      • Creating systems that work with my brain
      • Giving myself grace
      • Slowing down - not always being busy
      • Learning to say "no" when things didn't align
      • Implementing boundaries with myself and others
      • Creating a flexible schedule that feels good
      • Having an open mind
      • Surrounding myself with like minded humans
This is a recap of years, just a few snippets of my thoughts and feelings. There are so many ways to get to your desires (which in itself is overwhelming,) and you get to pick which path you'd like to go down based on so many different factors in your life and business.

I'm here to support you as you go on this journey. From feeling in alignment with your desires, to creating a schedule and space that feels good, and creating a plan and systems that work with your brain so you can move forward with the least amount of resistance!

You have to start and starting with one bite sized action step is how you do it, then the next one and so on. Get the accountability you need to take the action you desire and chase after your dreams!

There are a few options on how to work with me, however, here are the 3 most popular.
1. Capacity Club (this is a redesigned program showcasing the most asked for support) - CLICK HERE
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Choose your adventure OR send me an email so we can chat about what makes the most sense - karalee@theproductivityimpact.com

Utilizing ClickUp to Streamline Entrepreneurial Processes

Utilizing ClickUp to Streamline Entrepreneurial Processes
As an entrepreneur, managing multiple tasks can be overwhelming. However, with the right tool, you can streamline your work, making it more manageable and efficient. One such tool is ClickUp, a powerful task and project management system. In this blog, we explore the diverse uses of ClickUp and how it can be a game-changer for entrepreneurs, particularly those who are neurodivergent.

ClickUp offers numerous features, from simple task management to complex project handling. But beyond these basic functionalities, ClickUp can be used for brain dumping, social media organization, lead generation, and much more. This platform's versatility allows entrepreneurs to keep all their information and tasks in one place, making it a central hub for their business operations. With ClickUp, you can store notes, outlines, SOPs, and client information, making it an essential asset for any entrepreneur.

However, the journey to mastering ClickUp can be overwhelming, especially for those unfamiliar with project management systems. But with patience and guidance, you can harness the full power of ClickUp to suit your individual needs. The key is customization. ClickUp allows you to adjust its system to match your unique brain, making it a streamlined tool that can simplify your work and make your life easier.

For neurodivergent entrepreneurs, this customization aspect is particularly beneficial. With ClickUp, you can create a system that works for your unique thought processes and workflows. By understanding and leveraging your neurodivergence, you can transform ClickUp into a tool that enhances your productivity and self-awareness.

The benefits of ClickUp are numerous, but its ability to serve as a one-stop hub for all entrepreneurial needs is arguably its greatest strength. With everything stored in one place, you can easily search and find the information you need. This streamlines your operations and can significantly improve your efficiency and productivity.

ClickUp's power lies not just in its features but also in its potential for transformation. By understanding your unique needs and adjusting the system to suit them, you can turn ClickUp into an invaluable asset for your business. Whether you're just starting out or already an established entrepreneur, ClickUp can revolutionize the way you manage your tasks and projects, ultimately transforming your business strategies and driving your success.

In conclusion, ClickUp is a powerful tool that can streamline your entrepreneurial tasks and cater to neurodivergent minds. By harnessing its features and customizing it to your needs, you can improve your productivity, efficiency, and overall business performance. So, if you're feeling overwhelmed with managing your tasks, give ClickUp a try. It might just be the game-changer you've been looking for.

Grab your own ClickUp account and get started today!

AND I've started a Getting Started with ClickUp Series on YouTube. You can get started TODAY with these short, yet action step oriented tutorials.

Want hands on support and accountability to get your ClickUp set up and working for your unique brain, get on the waitlist for the ClickUp course starting in January 2024.

Working From Home Tips for the Neurodivergent Entrepreneur

Working From Home Tips for the Neurodivergent Entrepreneur
Working from home has become the new norm for many entrepreneurs. With the flexibility it offers, it can be a great option for those with neurodivergent traits who may struggle with the traditional office environment. However, working from home also presents its own challenges.

To help neurodivergent entrepreneurs navigate this new way of working, we've put together some valuable tips:
1. Create flexible routines: Neurodivergent humans often thrive on routine and structure. Establishing a consistent daily schedule may be difficult, and it can help you stay organized and focused. Plan out your tasks, set aside time to work, and ensure you take regular breaks.

2. Designate a dedicated workspace: Set up a designated workspace in your home that is specifically meant for work. Ideally, find a quiet area where you can minimize distractions. Customize your workspace to suit your sensory needs, whether it's using noise-cancelling headphones, dim lighting, or adding fidget toys.

3. Establish clear boundaries: It can be easy for work to spill into personal life when working from home. Set boundaries by clearly defining your working hours and communicate them to your colleagues, clients, and family members. Having clear boundaries helps maintain a healthy work-life balance.

4. Utilize technology and productivity tools: Take advantage of technology to enhance your productivity. Utilize project management tools, time-tracking apps, and productivity apps to stay organized and focused on your tasks. These tools can help you break down complex projects into smaller, manageable tasks.

5. Take regular breaks: Neurodivergent humans may need more frequent breaks to recharge their energy and maintain focus. Schedule short breaks throughout the day to engage in activities that help you relax and recharge, such as going for a walk, practicing mindfulness exercises, or engaging in a sensory-friendly hobby.

6. Communicate your needs: Don't hesitate to communicate your needs to your team or clients. If you require specific accommodations or adaptations to improve your work environment, share them openly. This can include requesting written communication over phone calls or providing transparent explanations of your preferred ways of working.

7. Seek support and connect with others: Building a network of like-minded humans can be invaluable. Connect with other neurodivergent entrepreneurs through online communities or professional networks. They can offer insights, support, and understanding that will help you navigate the challenges and celebrate your successes.

8. Practice self-care: Prioritize self-care to maintain your overall well-being. Engage in activities that help you relax and destress, such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies you enjoy. Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for long-term success.

By implementing these tips, neurodivergent entrepreneurs can thrive in a remote work environment. Embrace your unique strengths, adapt your work style to suit your needs, and remember that success comes in many different forms. Working from home can provide the freedom and flexibility to excel in your business while honoring your neurodivergent strengths.

If you'd like to join us for coworking sessions, Level 02 or 03 of the Hyperfocus Treehouse is perfect for you because there's coworking and so much more to support you in this entrepreneurial journey.

How to Thrive in Business with These Productivity Tips

How to Thrive in Business with These Productivity Tips
As a fellow entrepreneur, I understand how challenging it can be to balance your work and personal life while also dealing with the unique challenges that come with being neurodivergent. Fortunately, there are many strategies and productivity tips that have been proven to work for people like us. 

Here are some of my top recommendations:
1. Embrace Your Strengths: whether you have ADHD, dyslexia, or another neurodivergent condition, it's important to recognize your strengths and build upon them. For example, if you are highly creative or excel at visual thinking, find ways to incorporate these skills into your work and use them to your advantage.

2. Set Clear Goals & Expectations: establishing clear, achievable goals is crucial for anyone looking to boost their productivity. Be sure to break down larger goals into specific, smaller tasks to make them more manageable.

3. Manage Distractions: distractions can be a major challenge for neurodivergent entrepreneurs, so it's important to find strategies that work for you. This might include using noise-cancelling headphones, setting specific times for checking email or social media, or using apps that block distracting websites.

4. Prioritize Self-Care: taking care of yourself is critical for maintaining high levels of productivity and managing any accompanying stress or anxiety. Make sure to prioritize sleep, movement, and down time to recharge your batteries.

5. Find Support: finally, don't hesitate to seek out support from other entrepreneurs who understand the unique challenges you face. Joining neurodivergent entrepreneur groups or working with a coach or mentor can provide the encouragement and accountability you need to stay on track.

Remember, being neurodivergent doesn't need to hold you back in business. By implementing these productivity tips, you can achieve your goals and build a successful business.

If you're looking for a community, join us in the Hyperfocus Treehouse, where there's community, accountability, trainings, focus, and so much more!


Neurodivergent: Embracing the Beautiful Diversity of the Human Mind

Neurodivergent: Embracing the Beautiful Diversity of the Human Mind
In recent years, the concept of neurodiversity has become more widely understood and accepted, encouraging society to embrace the beautiful mosaic of the human mind. One term that often arises in discussions surrounding neurodiversity is "neurodivergent." But what does neurodivergent really mean?

Neurodivergent refers to people whose neurological development and processing differ from what is considered typical or neurotypical. It encompasses a wide range of conditions such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and more. Essentially, it recognizes that the human brain is diverse, and neurological differences are a natural and intrinsic part of our society.

However, it's important to note that being neurodivergent is not a disorder or deficit; it is simply a different way of experiencing and navigating the world. Neurodivergent humans often possess unique strengths, perspectives, and abilities that can contribute greatly to society when embraced and supported.

The concept of neurodiversity promotes the understanding that all minds are valuable and should be respected, whether they align with societal norms or not. It encourages a shift from a deficit-based approach to a strengths-based approach, acknowledging and fostering the talents and skills that neurodivergent humans can bring to the table.

I have ADHD and my whole home is neurodivergent. I specialize in supporting neurodivergent entrepreneurs to use these unique skills they possess by putting in place systems that work for their brain so they can be that multi-passionate entrepreneur without losing their mind...completely.

There are so many ways to work with me that fit every budget. From self-paced courses, to group membership, to virtual assistant services.  -CLICK HERE and I'll be in touch soon. Let's chat.
 
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