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Why I Am Allergic To The Word Hustle & A Business Hustle Antidote

Are you so busy hustling you've lost focus of what is really important and struggling to get clear in the sea of blur you find yourself in?

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Hustle.

Hustle.

Hustle.

Yeah… nah!

Honestly I think I read or heard this word shared a bazillion times last year and for every one of those time I felt a physical reaction. Shivers. Skin crawling. Tightness in my chest like I couldn’t breathe. Frustration. Annoyance. Physical and emotional responses you’d expect in an allergic reaction.

It is not a word that works for me. In fact I avoid it as much as possible and I am going to tell you why.

In a nutshell it is the opposite to every single thing I stand for. It creates an image of working waaaaaaaay to hard. It makes me feel like I have to spend every waking moment taking big, bold action if I am going to get anywhere. It makes me feel like I’m not doing enough…

“Get with the hustle…”
“Hustle your way to success…”
“It is all in the hustle…”

Says who? I’d honestly like to know because I do not subscribe to the word and all it stands for. In fact I think it is discouraging and even patronising as a word to use to motivate any business owner to take action. I am not voting for more business hustle, or life hustle.

With a huge focus on making things easier in business I am a lover of building confidence and resilience, taking action after considered planning, working with the best mentors you can find who will support you, not berate you when they decide what you are doing isn’t enough.

That is not ok.

It happens out there in the business world all the time.

Doesn’t mean it is ever going to be ok.

In all the years I’ve coached, taught and mentored business owners and worked with psychology (decades now) I know from personal experience that setting someone up to work hard can get results. Doing that in a way that implies they are not enough does not get results.

I do not exactly know why, but the use of the word hustle conjures up thoughts and feelings of not enough. Like it is somehow a label dictating you must do more, push more, be more, and keep flogging yourself until you get somewhere awesome. Then do it all again with more effort and more, dare I say, hustle!

Business Hustle Allergy | Shannon Bush Business Coach Perth Australia

To hustle: to push or force ones way!
To hustle: to try to persuade someone, especially to buy something, often illegally

I am true to my #MentorTeacher archetype and love to research to understand. When I googled the word hustle to explore its definition these are the words I found staring back at me;

“push roughly, jostle”

“swindle, fraud”

“obtain by forceful action”

Ok so I clearly see why my response is so allergic in nature each time I hear this word. Everything about those various definitions goes against the grain of who I am as a #LiberatorEngineer and #InspirerBeliever. Those two archetypes are about freedom and lifting others up. They are about doing things easier and celebrating action and success and knowing it is deserved in all its forms. They are also about doing less to achieve more, riding on the waves of excitement and actively using your strengths to create more effortlessness.

I looked for pictures related to the word hustle because I love a visual understanding of things too. All I saw were pics of people racing around, jostling to get ahead, struggling to crack the success ceiling, frustrated faces blurring through rush hour crowds, lost souls seeking connection and recognition.

Yeah more evidence for me to repel from all hustle. Don’t get me wrong. I work my butt off to achieve what I achieve. I put in the hours. I get results. I learn from the challenges I face or the mistakes I make.

I value every single day I get to lead a business.

I value my choices and my actions and know they lead to the results I experience. I get fristrated. I feel overwhelmed just like the rest of you. Yet I refuse to align myself with the business hustle or life hustle.

The daily grind hustle.

The side hustle.

The everyday hustle.

The focused hustle.

The get sh!t done hustle.

Business hustle like all the hustles just scream “too busy”, “too much”, “I don’t have time for me, or you, or anyone”, “I have to push, push, push” and so many more things that are overwhelming my head as I write this article.

I feel tired. Is it time for a nap to escape the business hustle for a moment?

If you listen to the hustle subscribers no naps are allowed. You are too busy!

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If you're not hustling, then what are you doing?
The business hustle antidote exists!

So I’ve gone on a lot about why the whole business hustle, or in fact just hustle doesn’t work for me.

True. But all that had a point.

I hope it got you thinking about what you’re really saying when you’re talking life hustle, family hustle, side hustle, business hustle, any hustle.

In place of this way of referencing your amazing commitment and how hard you might work I’d like to suggest you try using different language.

Language that focuses on the pure simplicity of support, mostly focused on your support of YOU!

Talk about your accomplishments. Start with the little things. Be your own cheerleader. Give credit where credit is due.

Celebrate all the wins.

Do so loudly.

Regularly.

Fiercely even.

Look at welcoming a state of simplicity by welcoming in a state of ease. Of effortlessness. Of flow and momentum. Do this by remembering you have choices to make, choices about your response, your actions, your beliefs.

Choose YOU. Don’t choose hustle.

Business Hustle Allergy | Shannon Bush Business Coach Perth Australia | lost in the hustle | simplicity

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What is the Amazon #1 Best-selling book The Thrive Factor about? The Thrive Factor book includes 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business, providing valuable information for each archetype on its expression of mindset, marketing, money and magnetism. 

LOE 081 | Liberator Engineer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

Law of Effortless Podcast Business Marketing Coach Shannon Bush The Thrive Factor Book Liberator Engineer

Meet the Liberator Engineer

Watch the Video Series Here

Welcome back to a new episode of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast where right now, we’re celebrating the launch of Amazon Bestseller, The Thrive Factor Book by #businessyoda Shannon Bush! If you’ve been tuning in recently you know we’re getting up close and personal with each of the 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business from The Thrive Factor Book and today, we have the pleasure of meeting the Liberator Engineer with guests Helen Hart, Stephanie Powell and Shannon Bush as they share the joys and challenges and strengths this freedom loving archetype presents!

The Liberator Engineer is a lover of engineering systems and processes that result in freedom for herself, her biggest challenge is understanding what freedom means to her in all forms, and when freedom isn’t present she becomes frustrated and can even have something of a volcanic eruption or implosion of anger or illness.

Join Shannon for the inside scoop on the Liberator Engineer from Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuroscience Researcher Helen Hart. Helen shares when she very first discovered The Thrive Factor Archetypes back in 2013 with the launch of Shannon’s first best selling book and the freedom she found in those pages and understanding that came with it. Helen delights in her love of structure and process which gives her the gift of freedom.

Stay tuned to hear from Associate Lawyer, Stephanie Powell who shares her experience of the Liberator Engineer and how for a long time, she felt like her personality kept contradicting itself but when she met Shannon and learned her Archetypes, she felt a huge shift and as if there was an explanation for who she was. Stephanie shares how she has to rein her Liberator Engineer in from time to time and re-frame her natural impulse for frustration or anger and how she uses her Archetypes in her legal work.

You’ll also hear from the Liberator Engineer #businessyoda herself, Shannon Bush as she shares her experiences of being a structure and freedom-loving Liberator Engineer including how she was surprised to discover this side of herself! Shannon shares how as much as systems create freedom for her, that it’s also very easy for it to be confining and frustrating. You’ll hear Shannon talk about what happens when freedom feels like it’s in short supply – eruptions of anger and frustration, or becoming sick or breakdowns in the carefully engineered systems. You’ll also hear an amazing insight into how the Liberator Engineer bumps up against anything egotistical or ego-driven.

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“You are the one individual that can create the freedom you need.” – Shannon Bush

“Having that structure gives me the freedom to create.” – Helen Hart

“If things aren’t working for you it’s ok to rip it down and start from scratch.”   – Helen Hart

“I choose what kind of day I’m going to have. Is it abundant, or wise?” – Stephanie Powell

“You have to love yourself as much as you love everyone else. You have to be as passionate about yourself as you are about everything else.” – Stephanie Powell

“Get clear on what freedom means to you in all the roles that you play.”   – Shannon Bush

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book Here 

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with the Liberator Engineers Here

www.helenhart.com.au – Helen Hart

www.meredithlawyers.com.au – Stephanie Powell

Connect with Shannon in these Cool Places

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!

You Thriving Is My Agenda

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With the recent release of my new book The Thrive Factor, writing has been something I have been doing a lot of lately. A couple of weeks back I felt compelled to share something I felt totally needed sharing. I did so in my awesome Facebook group for women in business, The Thriving Entrepreneur Circle. > you can join here if you like and read the post!

Well what I shared rang true for a lot of the Thrivers in the group and i also had a bit of a realisation. I haven’t been sharing much written work here on my blog so I am planning to do more of that moving forward. I have loads to say. Loads to share and what better place to do so in the written word that right here hey?

So between the numerous podcast episodes and sharing of the amazing business women in my community, you’ll find more mindset, money, marketing and magnetism focused articles from me.

And as I embark on a new manuscript (already underway) I’ll share how that is progressing and what it’s all about.

Stay tuned. For now, I hope what you read below inspires you to get out of your own darn way and get on with thriving.

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You Thriving Is My Agenda...
It always has been!

You know what… when you get out of your own darn way and simply allow yourself to be MORE of who you are incredible things happen

when I first began pulling the pieces of the puzzle together to create what is now known as The Thrive Factor archetypal profiling framework in 2010 I had a very clear vision of my intention

I was determined to change women’s lives for the better

I wanted you to have more confidence
I wanted you to have more joy
I wanted you to know your purpose and to express it without needing permission from anyone
I wanted you to be more creative
To be more connected
I wanted you to love who you are
I wanted more curiousity, play and acceptance for you
I wanted you to connect with your innate potential and show it to the world
I wanted you to celebrate more
I wanted you to celebrate YOU more
I wanted you to know your effortless success zone and to choose to be in that space as much as you wanted and needed to
I wanted the world for you, and the stars and every cosmos beyond
I wanted friendship and connection for you
I wanted you to totally thrive

What do I want for you (and every woman in business – in fact on this planet) now?

All of the above personified. I want all of that for you but on a much bigger, bolder scale.

How can you create this and more for yourself?

Get out of your own darn way.

Choose effortlessness.

Choose to totally thrive.

Choose to discover your Thrive Factor

You do not need anyone’s permission
Make the commitment and make it happen

Big love

#BusinessYoda

p.s. photo credit Tanita Seton – Tanita Seton Photography

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What is The Thrive Factor all about? 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business and how they impact your mindset, marketing, money and magnetism!

LOE 080 | Inspirer Believer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

Inspirer Believer Archetypes The Thrive Factor Book Coach Mentor Shannon Bush Perth

Meet the Inspirer Believer

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Welcome to episode 080, and the third Archetype the Inspirer Believer with your #businessyoda and now Amazon #1 Bestselling Author for the second time with a solo book – The Thrive Factor, Shannon Bush!

The Thrive Factor features 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business. Today we meet the Inspirer Believer, you know her as the cheerleader and champion of optimism. She throws herself into things she is passionate about but can become burned out quickly. Her greatest lesson is to be inspired by herself and to share that with the world. Join Shannon as she chats with three very real Inspirer Believers – Sheryl, Kimberly and Pavitra.

You’ll hear how Kimberlie has been inspired many times and is now onto her fifth business iteration which began with Tai Chi and is now in textiles. Kimberlie shares how one of her greatest joys with this archetype, is championing and cheerleading her mentees in her work, and being able to see the potential in others. On the flip side, you’ll also hear the challenges she faced in not being able to take off her rose-coloured glasses.

Stay tuned to hear from Transition Mentor, Pavitra who describes the transformation and clarity that discovering her archetypes as overly joyous, and how she has fully embraced this aspect of herself to believe in the unknown more than what is known and in surrendering to the flow of life and creating from there. Pavitra also shares her challenges – acknowledging how easy it is for her to be inspired and to inspire others, and not having healthy boundaries to support it. Pavitra also shares how she is challenged by the logical mind trying to fathom many of the qualities, ideas and creativity of the Inspirer Believer as they are so intangible.

Keep listening to hear from Graphic Designer Sheryl Young, who shares the joy of being so excited in the beginning of new projects, and the challenge of that huge amount of energy burning up so quickly and burning out fast. Sheryl also shares how she’s embraced a side of herself to cheer on her clients and using it to grow her own confidence and having permission to be authentic to herself.  

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“The energy of the Inspirer Believer is about balance, about what’s best for everyone not just ourselves.” – Kimberlie

“The inspiration is in everything in life it’s all around us and in the air we breathe.” – Pavitra

“Allow yourself to be authentically you.” – Sheryl

Connect with our Inspirer Believer’s Here

www.brightcrafts.com.au Kimberlie Clare-Campbell

www.pavitraguru.com – Pavitra Guru

www.nevertheless.com.au – Sheryl Young

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book and Profiling

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!

LOE 079 | Heroine Adventurer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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Meet The Heroine Adventurer

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Welcome to the second installment of The Thrive Factor book series with your host, Shannon Bush, today joined by Emma Halyer, Tanita Seton, Kelly Weaver – three women with the Heroine Adventurer Archetypes! The Thrive Factor book featues 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business.

The Heroine Adventurer is a great lover of the outdoors and nature, she loves to get out there and fiercely defend the underdog and is grounded by being in nature. Heroine Archetypes are also the most competitive of all the archetypes and become incredibly focussed when they have a challenge or goal in mind.

Join Shannon in a delicious discussion with Emma, and what is was like getting to know this side of herself. Emma shares how she always knew she had a wild side, but never understood how she fit in. You’ll hear Emma talk about how she now embraces this part of herself to fight fiercely for her clients and drive her passion – and the challenge of keeping her in balance and not all-consuming.

Stay tuned to learn from Kelly Weaver from Bridal Bling’s experience of getting to know her inner Heroine Adventurer, including being involved with sports, and the fearlessness and loyalty that is fiercely present. You’ll hear Kelly share how the Heroine Adventurer drives action for her, and how rather than looking at a problem she looks to her archetypes to understand where any angst could be coming from.

Keep listening to hear from photographer, Tanita Seton shares how the Heroine Adventurer is one of her favorite archetypes. You’ll hear how Tanita is expressing her Heroine Adventurer by getting outdoors with her dog, enjoying being out in nature to enjoy the headspace it brings her. You’ll also hear the challenges Tanita faces in competing with herself and developing more self-compassion and care so she doesn’t fall victim not-enoughness. You’ll also hear some simple, practical tips from Tanita that will support you to embrace your inner Heroine Adventurer.

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“She was my strength, the passion for more and the reason I left working in a bank.” – Emma Halyer

“Self-love helps to eradicate the competitiveness.” – Emma Halyer

“I look to my ladies to work out which one is making me feel like there’s a problem to figure out which one isn’t happy and from there, it’s much easier to solve a problem.” – Kelly Weaver

“Jump in, enjoy the adventure, and enjoy the ride!” – Kelly Weaver

“It really clicked things in place for me – why I hate being inside the house all day.” – TanitaSeton

“Don’t let it get so full on that you forget to give yourself space. You need to get out in nature.” – Tanita Seton

Connect with Our Heroine Adventurer’s Here

Emma Halyer Financial Architects www.finarc.com.au

Kelly Weaver Bridal Bling www.bridalbling.com.au

Tanita Seton Photography www.tanitasetonphotography.com.au

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!

LOE 078 | Advocate Rescuer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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LOE 078 | Meet the Advocate Rescuer Archetype

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Welcome to the first installment of The Thrive Factor book series of Law of Effortlessness Podcast – last week, you heard Business Coach Shannon Bush talk briefly about each of the twelve archetypes, and today you get to meet just a few of the amazing women Shannon has profiled as an Advocate Rescuer. These women have bravely put their hands up to share their experiences and wisdom after uncovering their archetype as the Advocate Rescuer.

In this powerhouse episode, you’ll meet Yvonne Atkinson, Angelique Bavich, Kylie-Jo Barker who share their stories and insights post-profiling and what it means to them, their strengths and challenges, and how they use the knowledge and insight to create thriving businesses.

Tune in to hear Shannon chat to Yvonne about her Advocate Rescuer as Yvonne describes her first encounters as being hard, frustrating and heavy – and how she now uses the archetype to be the balancing factor to the other archetypes that are present, and how she came to embrace this side of herself.

Keep listening for Angelique’s take on the Advocate Rescuer archetype including her experiences of learning to say no to things, in order to say yes to herself, and how that, in turn, teaches her family, friends, and clients to care for themselves and put themselves first. You’ll also here Angelique speak about the challenges she faces in knowing the difference between helping and rescuing someone.

Shannon finishes this episode with one very special guest, Kylie-Jo Barker who had been part of the Creative Possibility team for a long time. Kylie-Jo shares how learning that she has a voice, and it is valuable and valid has been the biggest blessing, and challenge and how she has learned to recognize when she is and is not using her voice effectively. 

What is the Amazon #1 Best selling book The Thrive Factor about? The Thrive Factor book featues 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business, providing valuable information for each archetype on its expression of mindset, marketing, money and magnetism.

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“I have learned to love my Advocate Rescuer. She is an advocate for me.” – Yvonne

“When she’s in her advocate role, when she says NO – that’s when she shows my clients, friends and family it’s ok to look after myself first.” – Angelique

“I have a voice and I can be respected for it.” – Kylie-Jo

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

http://bit.ly/tecircle

LOE 077 | Meet the Thrive Factor Archetypes | The Thrive Factor Book Series w/ Shannon Bush

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The Thrive Factor Book is Almost Here… and it’s Time to Meet the Archetypes!

Watch this episode as a video also and see Shannon share this awesome info here.

Welcome to a very special episode of Law of Effortlessness Podcast with #businessyoda Shannon Bush! In this special episode, Shannon shares with us the announcement of her new book, The Thrive Factor – with a juicy behind-the-scenes peek at how this book came to be!

In 2013 Shannon published her first book, The Personal Leadership Style after two and half years of research and study in psychology, transpersonal art therapy, and archetypes and the patterns of behaviors and challenges she saw in her clients – her first book introduced the world to the twelve archetypes Shannon uncovered and developed and now, The Thrive Factor Book is here and has superseded it!

The Thrive factor Book is here to help you meet different, or forgotten parts of yourself and to understand challenges and strengths – and to give you permission to own your strengths, challenges, to be more of who you are and want to be, bringing a fierce determination and confidence. Shannon has invited many of the women she has worked with over the years to share their experience of working with their archetypes and the difference it’s made in their lives and businesses – over 48 women sent in their stories and is featured in the book – and you’ll hear from some of them soon.

After publishing the high-level first book, The Thrive Factor is a very in-depth look at each of these archetypes and how they interact with your Effortless Success Zone, focusing on your personal magnetism and inspiration which filter into your business – how people are drawn to you and inspired by you – a little different for each archetype!

Shannon shares how growing up, she realized that in spite of being told to work hard and put in lots of effort for success, she found it difficult and the hard, overwhelming work prevented the beliefs, mindset, and creation of our unique effortless success zone: enter, the beginnings of what Shannon stands for. Standing up for your strengths, acknowledging your challenges, choosing effortlessness – because when you give yourself permission to be in your effortless success zone, even when you do have days where things get de-railed you will have the resilience to “bounce forward.”

Stay tuned to hear an introduction to the twelve Archetypes:

  • Advocate Rescuer
  • Heroine Adventurer
  • Inspirer Believer
  • Liberator Engineer
  • Mediator Diplomat
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Mother Nurturer
  • Networker Connector
  • Pioneer Seeker
  • Queen Ruler
  • Shapeshifter Alchemist
  • Visionary Creator

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“When you give yourself permission to be more of who you are, enormous confidence follows.” – Shannon Bush

“When you give yourself permission to be in your effortless success zone, even when you do have days where things get de-railed you will have the resilience to ‘bounce forward’.” – Shannon Bush

“The Effortless Success Zone is about being who you are – your most naturally magnetic self.” – Shannon Bush

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!

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What is the Amazon #1 Best selling book The Thrive Factor about? The Thrive Factor book featues 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business, providing valuable information for each archetype on its expression of mindset, marketing, money and magnetism.

The Thrive Factor Book Launch is happening soon!

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Super excited to let you know about something very cool that is happening very soon. In fact in the next week or two…

My new book is launching!

After what seems like forever, this book is finally coming to life and the date my team and I are working towards is a Kindle launch for end of January 2019 swiftly followed by the launch of the paperback version.

The best way to be the first to hear how you can get your copy is to register your interest at www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au. We will send an email out as soon as we have more information, which should be very soon.

What’s the book about?  Well if you have followed me for any length of time you will know about the archetypal personal leadership framework I created in 2010 and 2011. It was featured in my Amazon best selling book in 2013, Personal Leadership Style.

Back then I was working with the archetypes with my female clients and focusing on their personal attributes, strengths and challenges. However I was nearly solely working with women in business and so began to map the things I was seeing repeated for each archetype in relation to mindset, marketing, money and magnetism. The information was consistently well received when I shared it with clients and participants in programs like Market To Thrive.

So in 2017 I began taking the dream of writing a new book and started to put the words together. It’s been a mamoth task that has involved many people and it is now so close to being no longer a dream, but a reality.

Over the last couple of years my fascination with thriving has also evolved and deepened/ It seemed only right to me to review what the framework was previously christened. So the archetypes are now referred to as the Thrive Factor Archetypes and this new book is all about you, as a business woman, getting to know yourself, unlocking your effortless success zone and totally thriving.

Cannot wait to hear what you think about it when you get to read it.

For now, though, head to www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au and register your interest.

Let’s get excited about thriving! Totally thriving!