Academic Women

It’s Time to Be “Just Whelmed”!

  • Do you experience any of the physical and emotional manifestations of stress?
  • Have you ever questioned your decision to enter the academic world?
  • When you say no to a request, ask for an extension, or do anything less than perfectly, do you feel guilty?

Nearly 80% of academic women recently surveyed responded that they are more overwhelmed now than they have ever been in the past.

When you are overwhelmed – you feel angry, resentful, and powerless. If you are tired of being tired and you are ready to re-energize – both personally and professionally – then jump in to claim a spot in the Just Whelmed Workshop Program, a virtual workshop which is delivered right to you, with no traveling involved!
“Meggin targets the exact things that drain away time and make a person feel overwhelmed and fussy, and provides realistic solutions.” ~Reine Bethany, Old Westbury, NY

What is the Just Whelmed Workshop Program?

The popular and practical Just Whelmed “Wee” Workshop program is for academic women who are overwhelmed with demands and expectations – and who are ready to regain a sense of control, peaceful productivity, and joy in what they do.

This specially-designed series is for bright, educated, caring women (like you!) who want to focus their time, energy, and expertise on moving themselves and their projects forward.

Oh, and by the way, they want to accomplish this in a calm and confident manner.

Members will learn in manageable bits – that will not be overwhelming, I promise! The “wee” workshops, mindfully created for super-busy, achieving women who care about what they do and the people around them, comprising written materials plus a brief mp3 recording.

  • Written materials to read, print, write on, underline, carry around, or whatever you like.  They are yours to access whenever you need them for learning and inspiration!
  • A brief recording (downloadable as an mp3) for listening right at your computer or to transfer to your smart phone, tablet, or other portable device.

Access either format in the time frame that works best for you! I have targeted and distilled the content into readily-applicable actions and practices, making these “wee” workshops pertinent and practical.

“It seems so simple – but sometimes a simple, clear, and systematic plan that we do not have to figure out for ourselves is exactly what we need to clean up our messes. It is freeing and reassuring to know that others are in the same boat – and this will work.” ~Rebecca Renfro, Spring, TX

You have a choice.

Being overwhelmed day in and day out, week in and week out, year in and year out is one option.

Or, you have a different option.

The Just Whelmed “Wee” Workshop Program gives you ideas, mindsets, and solutions to move consistently into a life of “whelm” (vs. overwhelm or underwhelm). And here’s a newsflash…

You will be MORE productive when you are “just whelmed.”
It’s all good!!

If you would rather be overjoyed instead of overwhelmed,
then you have found your solution.

“Meggin was personable, and gave us information that is easy to immediately enact/implement! It was most helpful to come to the realization that I have permission to spend my time according to how best *I* see fit, and not spend it based on the priorities and demands of others! Along with this revelation came the sense of empowerment to set and defend boundaries regarding my time and priorities.” ~Wendolyn Vermeer
Meggin McIntosh, PhD

About the Just Whelmed Workshop Creator and Facilitator, Meggin McIntosh

Meggin McIntosh, PhD, known as “The PhD of Productivity®,” was a teacher, graduate student, university professor, and is now a business owner. Meggin says,

“A few years ago, I was doing a ‘Just Whelmed’ workshop at a large Research I university. At the end of the workshop, one of the faculty members announced that he thought all my strategies were great, but that he knew he would not apply them. Without hesitation, I said, ‘Then the pain’s not bad enough yet.’

There was surprise on his face – but it was the looks on others’ faces that let me know I had said something that resonated with them. Clearly, many of them knew the pain of overwhelm had gotten bad enough that they were ready to make a change.”

Here are 2 things you should know about me:

  1. I was put on the earth to help women.  This is something I have known for at least 30 years.  I like men (and even have one I really like who lives in my house).  I also know my teaching has made a difference to many men over the years – and I’m thankful for that.  However, my real calling is supporting bright, committed, educated women.  This project is the first one where I have just put this out there!  Hooray!!
  2. I wake up in the morning looking for learners and as soon as I’ve found some, it’s a great day!  My second core belief about “why I’m here” is to teach.  Frankly, I can’t not teach. Teaching face to face, via teleseminar, through a webinar, by writing, while coaching or consulting is all teaching and it all gives me joy and a deep sense of satisfaction!  I am so glad that you are here to access it.

Why I Created the Just Whelmed Workshop

When I was a doctoral student and mentioned to my major advisor that I was going on a date that weekend, she said, in an accusatory voice, “How do you think you have time to go on a date?”  Naturally, this was after seemingly unending weeks of working on my studies, writing articles, conducting several research projects, teaching my university classes, and preparing various conference presentations.  The guilt I felt after her question was overwhelming.

A couple of years later, after trying to get organized (yet again) as a young assistant professor, adding to the unending to-do list, realizing that no matter how many meals I skipped or how early or late I was at the office it could not all get done, I looked around at my topsy-turvy office space and knew on a profound level, “I can’t live like this anymore.”

Continuing the push from associate to full professor, I still got up at crazy hours to write and work on my classes.  One morning, as I got up at 0 dark:30 (as they say in the military) I knew I had been in bed far too few hours the previous night.  I walked into my dining room, lay down on the floor, feeling nearly crushed by an overwhelming sense that I was shortening my life by the way I was existing.

Why do I tell you this?  Because I want you to know that my quest for being “just whelmed” (vs. overwhelmed or underwhelmed) is not a new one just as I know it is not a new one for you.  Since beginning to study this issue – first for myself and ultimately for my students and those in my workshops – I have learned a massive amount.

I’m blessed to know how to present ideas to people in ways that allow the ideas to be integrated and implemented into their practice.  In this Just Whelmed Wee Workshop Program, you will benefit from my knowledge, experience, and talent for communicating practical and inspiring strategies for you and the other academic women (and a few men).

You will experience my support within the sensible snippets of carefully-crafted written and audio content that is available to you to access anytime. With each wee workshop, you will have a deeper and deeper sense of “I can do this,” that is, you will know that you can be “just whelmed” instead of one of the alternatives.

If you are ready for actionable ideas and strategies that will make an immediate difference for you, then get started with this unique program – designed for academic women like you.

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