Breaking It Down #4: How To Refocus On What’s Working When It Feels Like Nothing Is

IBreaking It Down Business Coaching Solutionst has been a while since I last shared a ‘breaking it down’ post but this morning I was reminded about them when asked by a valued business owner I know if she could share an earlier post in her upcoming newsletter.

Just prior to this request I received a message from one of my clients who has (to be fair) achieved so much the last few months.  From where I look at things, as her coach, she’s flying and doing so well with her business which is only just into it’s second year.

She was feeling a little disappointed and like it was all too much.  Basically I heard her say she felt like things weren’t working as they should be.

Here’s what I shared with her;

“Don’t worry about the times you feel down – it really does happen to everyone.  I’ve certainly had my fair share of feeling like that over the years and often at times when I least expect it. 
Reach out and ask for support so you can move forward. It is more than ok to share your frustrations.  That’s why they say a problem shared is a problem halved, or something like that!

Here’s how you can refocus on what’s working when it feels like nothing (or very little) is! 

One thing to do is every time you feel overwhelmed, disappointed, like you’re failing, or anything that fits into that sort of list, get a blank piece of paper and write out as many things as you can that you are grateful for.

List everything you can think of until you don’t think there is any more and then write 5 more things!  doesn’t matter how long the list is but when I do this I am always surprised at how many things I can write on my list.”

Until next time, I wish you succulent, effortless success

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Shannon Bush is an award winning business owner, coach, consultant, speaker, workshop leader and international best selling author of Personal Leadership Style: How To Lead Your Life With Effortless Happiness, Confidence And Purpose.  As a Personal Leadership and Right-Brain Leadership expert, Shannon focuses on teaching dynamic go-getters how to think and do differently to create their own succulent, effortless success by actively growing their business or career, wealth, expertise and themselves.  It’s all about doing less to achieve more.  Discover more at

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