ML28 – Take Control of Your Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp is a national speaker and the author of 17 books including Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, and The Husband Project (my wife’s husband certainly is a project). She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.” She is the host of the popular podcast Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp. AND Over the past 10 years, has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching through Communicator Academy. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences. Today, Overcome overwhelm with Kathi Lipp.

Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp


Episode Summary: Take Control of Your Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp

How do you identify the people on your team making the biggest contribution?

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Willing to learn
  • Want to be part of a team

Traditional employment is changing. You now must prove yourself before being employed.

Zone of genius

  • Interest intersects passion and a need.

Causes of Overwhelm

  • Feeling like you don’t have options
    • get a partner to bounce ideas
  • Trying to make the right decision when you lack knowledge
    • take time for thoughtful consideration
  • Too much information
    • Give yourself a hard deadline
  • When you work daily but don’t see any progress
    • Look for consistent growth

How do I take care of future [JAKE]?

  • schedule
  • set myself up for success

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Learning From Leaders: 

Current Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Best Movie Ever: The Shawshank Redemption

Leadership Superpower: Belief

Motivational Mantra:

Leadership Trait to Pass to Next Generation: Steadfastness

Best Book Ever: 

Additional Items Mentioned

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Kathi’s Website

Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity by Kathi Lipp


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Jake Carlson is a popular speaker, accountability partner, and host of the Modern Leadership podcast. Jake built his business while traveling with his family around the world. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Read more about him here.