“How to Overcome Technology Overwhelm So You Will Stop Procrastinating and Get Results” with Emily Levy


“How to Overcome Technology

“Overwhelm So You Will Stop

Procrastinating and Get Results”


With Emily Levy,


June 19th, 2014

You’ll Discover:


  • The #1 Way to Bust through Your Overwhelm with Online Technology Even if You “Don’t Speak Computer”
  • What Procrastination Really Means and What to Do About It
  • How to Get Done in 3 Hours What You Normally Accomplish in a Week


Emily Levy helps therapists, coaches, consultants, holistic health practitioners, and other self-employed professionals use the power of the internet to build their clientele and serve their clients online.


Emily is tech genie for online events (teleseminars and webinars), email lists, online group programs, and WordPress websites. She specializes in working with women whose intelligence is focused on their passions, professions, and personal lives, and who don’t feel comfortable with online technology.


Emily is an expert at explaining complex concepts in “plain English” and encourages clients to be gentle with themselves about not knowing things they simply haven’t learned yet. She offers creative done-for-you and done-with-you options as well as consulting, coaching, and training.


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  1. I’m so looking forward to today’s call! I definitely need every one of these bullet points, especially how to get more done in three hours than I do in a week. Things lately have been quite busy, and the ideas keep flowing!

  2. I am so excited for today’s call!

  3. Marilyn says:

    I’m really looking forward to hearing Emily today. I had a coaching call with her this week and it was hugely helpful.

  4. niki rebin says:

    Hi, everyone!

    So glad to be here sharing and learning with everyone again.



  5. Sally Rubin says:

    Hi Emily and PJ!

  6. Mary T. says:

    Hello Everybody! Mary Thomas, PT here! How is everybody doing?

  7. AnneMary says:

    Hello all!
    My name is AnneMary Schram
    I am a Certified Co-active Life Coach!
    Biggest challenge: Things that should take a few minutes take me forever!

  8. Sally Rubin says:

    My biggest challenge when it comes to technology is planning enough time in my schedule to learn. I am an APPLE, so it’s really hard for me to read all the step-by-step instructions.

    In fact, I dumped TimeTrade.com because their instructions are so lame…for example…having a BIG BOX to download the program and then having in small writing below it (after you’ve clicked) a list of things you need to check first. Aaargh!

  9. Hi everyone!
    So happy to be learning today!
    Thank you Emily and PJ!

  10. I am an Online Business Manager and business owner specializing with authors, speakers and coaches running their day-to-day operations. My website is http://www.mustangonlinemanagement.com – I would love to network with everyone on List-A-Palooza…

    My overwhelm challenge is finding the right person who can keep up with me in using the systems we use or finding the best plug in for an author platform on WordPress!

    I look forward to connecting with each of you and welcome everyone to post their offers and fan pages to my facebook – http://www.facebook.com/mustangobm.


  11. Hello! It’s Andrea Samadi of http://www.achieveIT360.com

    I help parents, teachers and coaches to inspire teens and young adults to think like innovators and create their future!

    I need help, with learning the NEW tools that I need to learn to improve my membership site (that I built) after watching videos over and over again! I have places I go to learn…but always open to new tools!

  12. Gladys says:

    So happy to be on the call. I think this lesson was designed for me.

  13. Hi PJ and Emily, I am the founder of Songs That Give, and song/video sharing project. My tough challenge is positioning YouTube videos to show up as my participants post them on my YouTube Channel and my website.

  14. Barb Klein says:

    I am a professional life coach and my biggest challenge is overwhelm with too many things to learn and keep up with regarding technology. Thanks for the call.

  15. I am a life coach helping people with bipolar disorder or depression lead a fulfilling life.
    My biggest technology challenge is the overwhelm it brings me when learning something new.

  16. Hello All!
    I look forward to getting to know you… I have been on all of these training calls and applaud us all for being committed to our list communities…

    Please tell me about you on my thread to follow PJ’s recommendation of us to network and support one another.

    I am a Soul Purpose expert, healer, and intuitive. I mentor and heal Entrepreneurs who are intuition, Mission, Passion compelled to build their lucrative businesses, heal their nagging obsolete issues, and are committed to uplift our society through their products/services as well as the integrity with which they do business

    Please leave me your business Facebook pages so that I can become a raving fan.

    Please ‘like’ my fan page: Your Soul Purpose Brilliance And Healing – https://www.facebook.com/YourSoulPurposeBrillianceWithSashaSabbeth

    My biggest challenge is choosing the most targeted systems to purchase without spreading myself out too thin…

  17. Happy to be here and listen to today’s call!!

    I help overwhelmed working moms who are trying to balance it all, learn how to put on their own oxygen mask and take care of themselves first, without feeling guilty. http://www.greenlightcoaching.com

    My biggest challenge is getting sucked into distracting websites/down rabbit holes in the name of research and going down the quicksand of social media with nothing to show at the end of the time spent. How do I stay focused with so many bright shiny objects that pull me into the computer?

  18. Hello Everyone,

    You increase your well-being and realize wealth through simple lifestyle changes. You may find more information my visiting our website. http://www.jazzyeco.com

  19. Emily, your background is remarkable. Thank you for sharing all of that!

  20. Helaine says:

    I’m Helaine, the Tango Mojo Coach. I specialize in helping “frustrated tango addicts” overcome their feelings of inadequacy on the dance floor, dance Argentine Tango like a dream, and as a result, reclaim their confident masculinity. (I help women in a similar way.)

    My biggest challenge with technology is that there are so many options to reach one’s target audience, in terms of both applications and strategies, often presented by successful and competent entrepreneurs. It’s hard not to have bright, shiny object syndrome, and get stuck in indecision.

  21. So happy Emily is share her knowledge and techniques with all of us. I am SO tech challenged.
    Thank you!!!!

  22. Glad to be with everyone on today’s call and learn from Emily’s wealth of knowledge.

  23. Hi friends! I am excited to learn from Emily! As a leader transformation coach, I realize that I know a lot about the content of my business, but don’t know all of the technical aspects necessary to maximize my systems.

    I invite you to visit my website at http://www.preparedmindcoaching.com


  24. Congratulations Emily!! You soared. Great job.

  25. Can’t wait to here what Emily has to share.

    Felicia Streeter at http://www.feliciastreeter.com

  26. Johnnie says:

    I really need this.

  27. Emily,

    Thank you for your story, I am an OBM and last year working as an OBM/VA I found myself with a client who I invested alot of time and money into – is on the Internet Crimes most Wanted list – after leaving me thousands of dollars in debt. I like yourself had to find my strengths and talents. I love sorting through systems, I love streamlining processes and writing policies and procedures.

    My question is when you find yourself at the cross road of you can’t afford to move forward but you can’t turn back you’ve come to far? – example. A former client is housebound and unable to go out to public events to network for clients..what are your thoughts on advice for her to obtain clients – she is another Online Business Manager in the UK.

    Thank you.

    • Emily Levy says:

      What a scary situation with your former client! I’m so sorry that happened.
      About your client who’s housebound, is she part of List-a-Palooza? Networking here on the blog, and other social media and online networking options, might work best for her. Finding people to create strategic alliance/joint venture partnerships with is also a great way to get clients. Those would be my initial suggestions for her.

  28. Hi there!
    I am a Life Purpose Specialist and I Teach Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Who
    Love the Work They Do but Hate the Sales & Marketing Crap to
    ~Bridge the Gap between Poverty Mindset & Prosperity Consciousness ~

  29. Emily is hitting the nail right on the head. This is exactly what I went through building my online presence!

  30. Sally Rubin says:

    Great hot tip! “If you only need to do something once on your website, get someone else to do it instead of trying to learn it yourself.”

  31. Marilyn says:

    Hi all,

    I’m Marilyn Foreman from http://www.createalifeyoulove.ca I support and encourage women to step outside their mediocre lives and step into their greatness through courses in Mindset, Self Discovery, Vision and Goal Setting.

    I’m building a community of women waking up and doing it together. I call it “Waking up the Sleeping Brilliants.” Create a life you Love is a membership site which also has payable courses. I hope to do a lot of joint ventures with like minded people to share with my growing group. I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in that.


  32. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Here’s the resource Emily mentioned on how to find people that can help:

    • PJ,

      I would like to offer List-A-Palooza members Online Business Manager services or utilize my VA team virtual assistant services at up to 50% off our normal rates if they need one time or on going projects.

      We often work 3 months helping a business writing out all the procedures and video audio training for our clients – we don’t “black box” a client – we give them all the tools to be able to do it themselves if need be.


  33. I just love listening to this call! Emily is so clear about technology. I feel better already.

  34. One thing I tend to do is Google or Youtube “how to……. (whatever I need)” and include the year in my search so that I get the newest way to do it (esp with FB, which changes it’s methods so frequently.)

    Great stuff so far, Emily!

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      So smart! It never even occurred to me to do that on YouTube. :D

    • Emily Levy says:

      For both Google and YouTube there’s actually a part of the search feature that allows you to specify *when* the information was created. In Google, after you do a search, look for the little menu bar and click on “search tools.” Below that click on the arrow next to “any time” and choose “past year.”

      In YouTube, do a search, then click on “filters” in the top left corner, and choose the time period you want.

  35. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Here are the free gifts from Emily:

    #1: “How To Set Up That Whole ‘Opt-In’ Thing Everybody’s Talking About”

    #2: “Golden Checklist for Running a Smooth Teleseminar or Webinar to Build Your Business”

  36. QQQ How would you recommend reaching your target client on shoe string budget?

    • Emily Levy says:

      Great question, Patricia. The first thing I’d suggest is to look at the resources you already have (what’s in your cupboard?) and build from there. Social media is the best way for most people to reach out on a shoestring budget.

  37. QQQ Can you list the Control – Commands again with us?

    • Emily Levy says:

      It’s the “find” command in your browser. On Windows, control-F. Or you can look in the menus for “Find” or “search.” I think on a Mac it’s command-F. This is for finding specific text within a web page.

  38. QQQ weird question… do you have a good system for storing (for future reference) all the cool tech resources and gadgets that people talk about, but I’m not ready to investigate yet. I’ve tried bookmarking pages, putting it in an Excel spreadsheet, storing it on a Word doc… and none of these have worked. I’m generally organized but feel totally incompetent in recalling tools that I hear about (which is practically daily!)

    • Martha,

      I use Evernote/OneNote either one – and I have an “Idea” Notebook….

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      I’m curious to see what Emily says.

      I have an Excel Spreadsheet called “RESOURCES” and I also have a bookmarks folder called “Resources.”

    • I’m open to all ideas. It’s probably a matter of me just picking ONE system and sticking to it. (So, as usual, it’s user error, LOL) :-)

    • Martha– I had the same problem. I keep a small notebook with various tabs on it for these references. In this case, it’s TECH and I just add them in, with the general category, like WORDPRESS in caps, with a month/year date, with the info under it, so I can scan that section and find it quickly. Other sections? Potential JV partners. Blog post ideas. etc. Hope this helps! (I’m a writer so maybe that’s why I prefer paper and pen to a spreadsheet ;-) ). Good luck.

  39. QQQ Hi PJ and Emily, I am the founder of Songs That Give, and song/video sharing project. My tough challenge is positioning YouTube videos to show up as my participants post them on my YouTube Channel and my website.

    • Emily Levy says:

      I’m not sure I understand, Antonius. Where are you trying to get them to show up? If I don’t see your reply, you can ask your question with a little more detail on my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/emilylevy

      • QQQ Hi Emily — great call and wonderful info. I have an YouTube question. If I started a business channel under my book name, and a personal channel, now want a channel under my business name, not the book or my personal name, is there any way to transfer those videos to the new channel? Delete the old? I find YouTube confusing! Thanks again.

  40. Great TIP! We used this system in grad school to write! We would sit together for 3 hours , work and report, then meet again the next day. I love that I can apply this to my business. Thanks Emily and PJ.

  41. niki rebin says:

    QQQ I’m using Aweber because it has excellent delivery rates versus 1 Shopping Cart which I originally used. Now as I move towards Joint Ventures and need affiliate software I’m reconsidering a one solution approach like 1 Shopping Cart, but, worry about the e-mail delivery rates. Any suggestions?

    • Emily Levy says:

      I’m looking at switching over for my own business to the combination of SendPepper (the junior version of Ontraport, which used to be called Office Autopilot) and 1ShoppingCart. They have lots of overlapping features, but they integrate together and each have enough important features for it to seem to be worth having both.
      I have affiliate links for both of these services:

    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Niki, I’m interested in this as well.

      I recently learned of a few outsourcing places that also have affiliate tracking programs – I think Clickbank was one… There are definitely a few other places that link w/Aweber and just use PayPal that do affiliate programs. It probably depends upon what you are selling… Is anyone on here using something like this?


      • niki rebin says:

        Hey, Cynthia:

        I’m part of the Joint Venture Insider’s Circle and the tech expert suggested that if you do an affiliate program that is a WP plug-in with Aweber or on Clickbank you’ll end up having trouble because every time WP updates you’d need to update your plug-in. He really pushed us towards the 1 solution approach of 1 Shopping Cart and said that affiliates expect a more professional approach. Love to hear your ideas. It just seems like there are too many options sometimes!!!

  42. I love that they are discussion VIP Days. I too offer VIP Days to my clients. It’s an intensive and big momentum builder, quickly!

    If you’re ready to take your business to the next level want to find out what your numbers mean, let’s have a conversation.

    I give your numbers meaning, help with putting systems in place, automating where possible, and outsourcing so that we can focus on increasing your profits and growing your business to the next level.

    I help in 3 areas:
    Money Meaning Mastery with Bookkeeping
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    Whether you need bookkeeping services or want to bring it full circle for more profits and growth, let’s talk.

    Email me at felicia@feliciastreeter.com.

  43. Erica says:

    Hey Palooza members! I finally made it online I’ve been on the call! How is everyone? Isn’t this call a real eye opener!

  44. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Here’s the link to Emily’s FAB Lab Membership Program:

  45. I’m in, Emily!

  46. niki rebin says:

    QQQ Not a question, Emily, but, just wanted to make sure that you see this: Congratulations on winning the Branding Makeover on the Done-For-You Giveaway. I’ve been following your work for awhile, and have been so impressed with your knowledge and generosity. I was so happy for you when I saw your name on the Winners List. You really deserve this great prize!

  47. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Here are the free gifts from Emily:

    #1: “How To Set Up That Whole ‘Opt-In’ Thing Everybody’s Talking About”

    #2: “Golden Checklist for Running a Smooth Teleseminar or Webinar to Build Your Business”

    Here’s the link to Emily’s FAB Lab Membership Program:

  48. WOOHOO! Yeah Emily! The call was fantastic. :) Your delivery was really stellar. I love your metaphors ~ so helpful for locking in the learning.

  49. Chris Hilbert says:

    LOVE the information on WHY you really procrastinate…help put things in focus for me. Mine are equal parts 2 and 3 — no emotional support and need someone to do it for me…which means I need to overcome #2 to make enought money to do #3!

    Thanks, Emily!

  50. Shelley says:

    Great information it’s exactly what I needed.

  51. QQQ. I’m not sure if someone already asked this, doing it fast! How do you make a stand-alone web page? I didn’t see the answer in your free gift. Because it seems that if I put an opt-in page on one of my website pages it will show all of the other normal links (home, about, programs, etc). This has been a question of mine for a long time! Thank you!!

    • Emily Levy says:

      If your website is in WordPress, what you want to create is called a “full width page.” Then it doesn’t show the sidebar. Some themes are set up to do this. If you ask me on my Facebook page I’ll show you a screen capture of where to find the setting. http://facebook.com/emilylevy

      Another alternative is to use something like OptimizePress (optimizepress.com). Again that’s for if your website is WordPress only.

    • Emily Levy says:

      Hi Kristen,
      There are different ways to do this. One is to hide your menu (web developers call it a “nav bar”) on your opt-in page. Another option is, if you use WordPress, to use OptimizePress to create your opt-in pages. There are other services like LeadPages that you might want to check out as well, plus plug-ins available for WordPress sites designed to make nice opt-in pages. It’s one of those things where there are a lot of choices. If your site is WordPress, I’d recommend doing a web search for “hide nav bar in ___________ theme” and including the name of your WordPress theme. Good luck!

      • Cynthia says:

        Thanks so much, Emily, for giving of your knowledge so generously! I’m so appreciative : )

        And, your personal story is very inspiring. I’m just figuring out how to get out of that place myself and I know if you can do it, so can I. Thank you.

        Much Love and Blessings,

  52. Emily Levy says:

    It looks like there’s ONE more of the first five bonus available. Who wants it? http://tinyurl.com/fabmembership

  53. JEFF says:

    P.J. – Could you please set up your blog so that it opens a new window when we click on a URL or FB that’s in a msg. It’s most annoying and distracting to lose your blog, toggle back, toggle back, etc


    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      Great feedback, Jeff!

      I actually don’t know how to do that. I’ll ask Emily. :)

      • PJ Van Hulle says:

        QQQ: Emily, do you know how I can set up my blog so that it opens a new window when we click on a URL that’s in a message?

  54. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Free gifts from Emily:

    #1: “How To Set Up That Whole ‘Opt-In’ Thing Everybody’s Talking About”

    #2: “Golden Checklist for Running a Smooth Teleseminar or Webinar to Build Your Business”

    Emily’s FAB Lab Membership Program:

  55. Thank you, Emily. The technical issue has been corrected. I received the Welcome autoresponder.

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