077: How to stop feeling behind all the time – with Amber McCue

By August 6, 2019The Simplifiers Podcast

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Are you rushing around and feeling like you’re on catch-up the whole time? Wait a second… PAUSE! This episode will show you how to stop feeling behind all the time.

Do you feel shame and embarrassment that you haven’t run fast enough or done enough at this age?

What if there was a simpler way–a better way?

What if life was less about the hustle and grind?

Spoiler alert: our guest today has point-blank evidence that it is possible, and shows us how.

If you’re trying to keep it all together but feeling totally, utterly behind in life, consider this episode my personal gift to you.


Amber McCue simplifies how to stop feeling behind all the time

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The first step you could take to help ditch the overwhelm and stop the glorification of BUSY
  • Why we have the tendency to work so hard (as humans) and instead, how to ‘feel like a millionaire’
  • 4 steps in how to stop feeling behind all the time, but rather ‘ask and receive’:
    • Manifest a vision of where you want to head
    • Hold the vision
    • Align with your vision
    • Create a plan and take daily action
  • When it’s better to be open to possibility
  • When it’s better to keep the blinders on so you aren’t distracted in manifesting your vision
  • What to do when life throws you a massive curve ball
  • How to (actually) ‘Make More, Work Less’ in 4 easy steps

I love Amber’s spirit and approach. Like me, she’s NOT subscribing to the ‘Hustle Harder’ mindset that’s being thrown around these days. Instead, she opts for a different way of running her business and living her life.

If you’re feeling worn out, exhausted and a wee bit frazzled, sit back, sip a cup of tea, and enjoy our conversation today. It might be just the thing to spark a new idea in your mind and shift how you structure your work day.


My challenge for you this week:

Follow the 4 steps above (how to stop feeling behind all the time, but rather ‘ask and receive’). Use it as a springboard to take back control of your time, and your life. Share it with me, privately or publicly, by snapping a photo of you doing the thing and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Book: The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

Link: An introduction to the work of Carl Jung – Saul McLeod, Simply Psychology

Book: Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons – Lewis Schiff

Book: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – Dr. Joe Dispenza

Event: The Planathon – Free Planning Event for Entrepreneurs. Get together with 15,000+ entrepreneurs to build plans for a better business and life. Annual event coming fall 2019 – Amber McCue

Favorite quotes from this episode:

[09:36] “You know where you are, and you know where you’re going.” – Amber

[10:42] “We ‘Type A, card-carrying control freaks struggle to detach from every single step of the plan… And so we hold with this iron fist, ‘Oh, it has to be this way’. And it’s hard to surrender when you’re holding with the iron clad fist.” – Mary

[13:39] “Planning is everything, but planning is useless.” – Amber, quoting President Eisenhower

[19:56] “You have a strategy, you have a vision. You hold that, just not quite so tightly.” – Amber

[36:01] “You’ve got to focus on what matters and your zone of genius, how you serve best.” – Amber

[36:24] “You are not any less of a woman by asking for help.” – Mary

About Amber:

Amber McCue, Business Operations Expert, studied Organization Development in Johns Hopkins’ MBA program. She’s the founder of Amber McCue & Co, a modern business management and operations consultancy, which operates globally.

Amber is the creator of several noteworthy programs & courses for busy and first-time business owners.

These include ‘How to Clone Yourself’, and a long-term, hands-on program called ‘Freshly Implemented’.

In addition, ‘CEO School’ offers a new way for smart business owners to stop letting their business run the show (and start running the show for themselves).

Where Amber hangs out online:

Website: ambermccue.com

Instagram: @ambermccue

Podcast: The Modern CEO podcast – Amber McCue

Amber’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Melissa Lanz – founder of the Fresh 20, the popular budget-friendly meal-planning service.

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