Tools & Resources

Introduction

Free tools and resources to help you build a better relationship with your business and explore your emotional overdraft.

"When you overcome your business challenges at the expense of your own mental and physical health, you’re effectively subsidising it with an emotional overdraft. You’re dipping into your personal reserves to keep the company going, and if you do it for too long, you eventually run out of credit."

FREE Self Assessment

The first step in addressing a problem is to acknowledge that it exists.

Take the FREE emotional overdraft self-assessment and receive your personalised Emotional Overdraft Profile

Recent Articles

Stories and articles about business leaders struggling to balance running a business and maintaining their mental and physical wellbeing.

Park the ego.

Park the ego.

“You don’t want people saying ‘He makes a great point’, and have them staring at your finger. They need to be looking where you are pointing”. A slightly fudged quote from Michael Neill, but the premise of which I love. You want to inspire people to act, not just think you’re smart. As Michael says […]

“For A Leader” by J. O’Donohue

“For A Leader” by J. O’Donohue

May you have the grace and wisdomTo act kindly, learningTo distinguish between what isPersonal and what is notMay you be hospitable to criticismMay you never put yourself at the center of thingsMay you act not from arrogance but out of serviceMay you work on yourselfBuilding up and refining the ways of your mindMay those who […]

6 D’s Framework – how to prioritise tasks that need you attention (and protect your energy) 

6 D’s Framework – how to prioritise tasks that need you attention (and protect your energy) 

Managing your emotional overdraft has a lot to do with making sure you are prioritising the things that matter paying attention to tasks that feel like they’re moving you closer to important work/life goals. When it comes to productivity, one of the most essential skills to master is prioritisation. It’s not just about managing time, […]

It’s about Energy Management, not Time Management

It’s about Energy Management, not Time Management

Energy acts as the driving force that moves us forward, yet it varies significantly throughout the day. These ebbs and flows in energy significantly impact how efficiently we use our time.

What if you were the only person left on Earth?

What if you were the only person left on Earth?

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Drive to Abundance (@drivetoabundance) What is you woke up one day and you were the only person left on Earth? What would you change?  It’s amazing how much we acquire and want only to impress other people.  A fantastic thought from Derren Brown, and one that […]

Sarah’s Story. Is there an invisible line in your P&L statement?

Sarah’s Story. Is there an invisible line in your P&L statement?

Take a look at your own business. Could there be a hidden cost line in your P&L? One that represents the personal price you paid when you took on the client work yourself? When you knew you needed that new hire but decided to put extra pressure on existing teams instead? 

Bloopers – The Emotional Overdraft Audiobook

Bloopers – The Emotional Overdraft Audiobook

Over the past few months, I’ve spent about 30 hours recording The Emotional Overdraft audiobook. Needless to say, I’ve never recorded a book before, and as part of the process, my audiobook editor provided me with a simple handheld clicker. Every time I made a mistake, wanted to rerecord a sentence, or was rudely interrupted, […]

When the applause dies, who do you remember?

When the applause dies, who do you remember?

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money … or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.

Set up  red team. Here’s why…

Set up red team. Here’s why…

The Concept of a ‘red team’ is essentially a group tasked with a singular, intriguing mission: to design a hypothetical competitor capable of outperforming or even obliterating the current organisation.

The Long Game. Lessons in Leadership from CEO of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Paul Barber’s 

The Long Game. Lessons in Leadership from CEO of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Paul Barber’s 

There’s a ‘touch’ of football chat here but stick with me. As stories go, CEO of Brighton & Hove Albion FC Paul Barber’s is a compelling one. As a leadership coach and author, (and a lifelong Brighton fan) I find Paul’s journey inspiring but also rich with lessons for leaders and founders. His career underscores […]

The Illusion of Success: Success – happiness = success = happiness

The Illusion of Success: Success – happiness = success = happiness

“An extra special type of tragedy, a tragedy that unfolds while everyone cheers.”

As leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs, most of us recognise that we are conditioned to fear insufficiency, driven by societal accolades for success.

Recent Podcasts

Andy Brown’s Exploring Emotional Overdraft – The Podcast

Hosted by Andy Brown, Exploring Emotional Overdraft Podcast is a series of honest, entertaining and thought-provoking conversations with business founders and leaders, exploring their relationship with their own emotional overdraft, the challenges they face in their businesses and valuable lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

Listen to all episodes.

Listen now on Apple Podcast

Listen now on Amazon Music

Listen now on Apple Podcast

Listen now on Amazon Music

Listen now on Apple Podcast

Listen now on Amazon Music

Further Reading and Listening

Tools & resources

Finished the book? Here are a bunch of tools and resources so you can
keep going on your Emotional overfraft Journey

28 Day tracker

Download the FREE Emotional Overdraft 28-Day Tracker

Tracking and measuring your emotional overdraft will allow you to worry less, notice patterns and triggers and it holds the key to unlock the potential of your business.