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LOE 40 | Staying Motivated | Shannon Bush Solo Show

LOE Podcast 040 Staying Motivated _ Shannon Bush | Business Coach Australia | Marketing Coach Perth

Welcome to Episode 40 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast. Your host, Shannon Bush is back with a solo show on the themes that have been coming up lately in conversations she’s had with clients and her business network; it’s all about staying motivated.

When there are challenges coming up, whether that be on a personal level or a business level, or both, there are often questions that arise like:

Why am I doing what I am doing?

What is this all about?

What’s the purpose of me being in business?

Am I ever going to get any results?

Am I ever going to get any return for all the effort and investment I’ve made?

There are often more questions than answers. Shannon believes business owners want to leave a legacy through their business that makes a difference for others. When you understand what sort of legacy you wish to leave through your business dream big and step outside of your comfort zone. Are you having trouble seeing your accomplishments?

Shannon asks you to consider if you have you actually accomplished and have wanted to achieve?

Take the time to give yourself a reality check about how far you have actually come.

One way you can do the reality check is to keep a gratitude journal and engage in this activity regularly.

Listen in to this episode for tips to staying motivated in your business at every stage.

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect with Shannon

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

‘When there are challenges coming up, whether that be on a personal level or a business level, or both, there are often questions about why am I doing what I am doing? What is this all about? What’s the purpose of me being in business? Am I ever going to get any results? Am I ever going to get any return for all the effort and investment I’ve made? … There is often more questions than answers.’

‘Every business owner has some sort of legacy they want to leave with their business.’

‘Dream big. Step way outside of your comfort zone.’

‘What have you actually accomplished and have achieved. Have a reality check about how far you have actually come.’

The Real You: Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 2

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Last month I shared some key insights into the state of identity confusion.  This included providing a bit of psychological background into the origins of this term as well as some benefits to getting clear on who you are.  Knowing your true self is about having a clear identity (you can read part 1 here)

I promised I’d be back with a second installment in this series as it’s something that I see as a big challenge for many people.   So here it is, part 2 of the Overcoming Identity Confusion series, The Real You

In this post I agreed to share with you key insights into how to create a powerful identity and I plan to do that by sharing 3 things that you are probably doing right now that are potentially leading to increased confusion, growing overwhelm, loss of confidence and a sense of not only “who am I” but “what on earth am I doing?”

3 Actions Destined To Keep You Hiding And Confused

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Visioning Life Resolutions

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 2Visioning Life Resolutions

I have to be honest that as someone who works with people on their goals and achieving them (as effortlessly as possible of course), at this time of year there feels like an expectation that I should write something about goal setting, making new years resolutions, planning, intention setting, reflecting and so on and so on

The problem I have with that is that these activities are something I believe you should do regularly.  They are not just for the new year.  How can you expect to achieve what you want in life if you don’t regularly reflect, plan, take action and celebrate when you get the results you’ve worked for?  I don’t think you can.  Nothing happens by accident.  The outcomes you experience are a direct result of the effort you put in and the intention and planning around that.  It’s a wholistic process and experience in my opinion

Saying all that I noticed one very awesome term in a story I read on-line yesterday.  It was about making and visioning life resolutions, not just saving them for new year each year.  I loved how limitless that was and decided that my resolutions (the intentions I have and the committed action I’m going to take) are going to be life long, not just for the first few weeks of the coming year

My life resolutions are

1. To be a healthy person

2. To fill my days with colour and live

3. To make and sustain meaningful, purposeful, equal connections with dynamic, creative, inspiring people

4. To tell the people I love that I love them as much as possible

5. To release any limitations that are holding me back from living my own innate potential and realising the dreams I have for myself, my family, my clients, my community, my world

If you took 5 minutes right now to create 5 life resolutions what would they be?  Share yours below

Who Are You? Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 1

Who are you?  Is this a question that sends you into a flat spin, leaves you with a blank expression or fills your head with an overwhelming number of possibilities?

Knowing who you are is one of the most interesting journey’s you can take in life.  It has the potential to be filled with discovery and wonder, curiosity and amazement, purpose and potential and yet as a question “Who are you?” or more to the point “Who am I?” is referred to regularly as the one question that leaves a large majority of people feeling confused and challenged on a daily basis

Recently I’ve been working with a new set of clients and while their challenges have been varied, the primary root cause underlying their frustrations and limitations has been confusion.  Specifically self confusion which I see as potential identity crisis.  This topic has come up so often that I wanted to share with you a little about identity, identity confusion and how to overcome it over the course of December

First up let’s take a look at the first question to ask ourselves.  “What is identity?”

Identity is the underlying element of who we are.  It’s how we define ourselves – our sense of self.  It is also how others define us – and may, particularly in relation to business be described using words such as brand or branding, personal brand or reputation

It is also the sum of all of these things – who we are, our sense of self and how others define us

It is all of the different roles we play – partner, parent, business owner, friend, sibling, speaker, creator, marketing manager, author, student, and employer and so on

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Creating Your Best Self In Times Of Adversity

I don’t know about you but this has been a very challenging year for me on many levels.  My recent time away gave me the opportunity to recognise the many Personal Leadership practices – that I call rituals – that I have embraced that I know have helped me to continue to move forward with a significant dose of optimism and to also continue to work towards one of my great passions, creating my best self

EWBE You As A Leader Presentation July 12

Sure there have been times when it’s all felt too hard and I wanted to give up (on relationships, business, commitments, all sorts of random stuff to be honest!) but then I took stock of what I really felt, wanted, trusted and believed in and put that little foot of mine that wanted to turn and run away forward in front of the other one and kept the momentum moving in what some would say is the ‘right direction’.  I know this movement had a sense of being a forward direction

Only time will tell if it was right or not

What I do know for certain though is that I’ve had some amazing opportunities come my way during this time (like speaking at the Every Woman Business Events You As A Leader Seminar in June – image courtesy New Work Photography) and each and every one has been a reminder that taking one step at a time whichever way you move is better than staying still and waiting for life to come to you

What did I do to keep moving forward?  Today I share 3 of my favourite mindset attributes that feed into my Personal Leadership Rituals

1. Self- Reflection

When things are challenging do you look outwards and wonder what’s happening to everyone else or do you look within to see if there is something in yourself you can reflect on with the intention of doing things differently? Reflection provides a powerful opportunity for change and when something’s not working out like you want or need it to then it’s time to make some changes.  I’m sure you’ve heard this before – the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  So how do you prevent yourself from feeling like you are going mad?  Self-reflect.  Look in the mirror and be honest about what you see and then take action to make things different

2. Self- Flexibility

It’s so common to want to take control when life deals you less than fantastic experiences.  In fact in my experience I’ve noticed that the bigger the issue or challenge the more likely that we want to take control.  I know this all too well as it’s been one of my default behaviours for a long time.  Guess what?  Rigidity and control won’t really get you very far.  Instead work towards adopting self-flexibiity.  I see this as filled with resilience and big picture perspective.  When you can be flexible you are more readily able to go with the flow and respond optimistically to experiences, including thoughts and feelings, that might otherwise knock you off course

3.  Self-Trust

Ok this is one I know I’ve gone on about a lot.  In fact self-trust features as a common opportunity for learning in many of the archetypes that feature as unique leadership styles in my Personal Leadership model.  Self-trust is one of the key corner stones when it comes to creating your best self.  How can you expect to be the best version of you if you don’t trust who you are and what you are doing.  A good way to get acquainted with what it means to trust yourself is to define the term trust.  For me it’s closely linked to self belief, belief and trust go hand in hand.  It also means listening to and following my intuition and taking full responsibility for my part in my experiences

I’d love to know what you rely on or turn to when things are challenging in your world.  Please share your comments below

Until next time, I wish you succulent, effortless success

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Artful Business Conference Wisdom #1 – Busting Pricing Myths

I’m currently in sunny Brisbane on Australia’s East Coast attending The Artful Business Conference.  This first ever event for creative business owners has at Artful Biz Conference the end of day 1 offered an incredible array of inspiring and wisdom filled insights from the speakers from both Australia and the US.  I will in time attempt to process everything I have learnt and been reminded of so as to share my take-aways with you from this ground-breaking event.  Today I wanted to share what I believe was the first profound moment for me from today

This little bit of magic came courtesy of awesome jewellery designer and profit goddess Megan Auman (find out more about Megan’s business support here: http://designinganmba.com/pricing-for-profit/)

You are not your customers so don’t worry if you can’t afford your prices!

Why did this call out to me?

Because I’ve heard it as an excuse from many clients.  I’ve heard it from people I meet at networking events.  I have even heard myself say it when it comes to pricing goods and services.  I think it’s safe to say that for many business owners, particularly those who make creative products or those who are doing what they love and something that comes easy to them, find it challenging to ask and expect to be paid well for what they do or sell!

Why is it such a challenge to price something?  Why shouldn’t you value what you create enough to ask and expect to be rewarded well for it financially?  You should!

Megan shared a lot of wonderful content focused around her great passion of pricing for profit and even though she shared many different formulas that could have had the potential to leave the real right brainers in the room today feeling very puzzled I found her presentation fresh and empowering.  It’s simple really.  When it comes to pricing there are lots of myths to bust, potentially a lot of limiting beliefs to eliminate, but most of all it comes down to ensuring you factor profit into all your pricing!  that’s right…. PROFIT!

So my challenge to you this week is to look at your prices for everything you sell – all goods and services – and starting one at a time check to see how you’ve factored in profit.  Bet you haven’t.  Don’t worry… I’m off to review mine too (as soon as I get home)

Signing off from The Artful Business Conference with a promise to share more soon

Wishing you succulent, effortless success,

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Innovation Challenge 1: Defining Your Vision

visionDo you have a clear description of what your vision for your life is? If so when did you last review it and check in to see it is still aligned to your current ‘vision’? If not then why not?

To kick start the month long Innovation Challenge I invite you to get creative by defining your vision. Now you can go ahead and create a vision board or vision book if you like. I personally love them and am so behind the power of images but I also believe that you need to add words to those images to give them a powerful boost

So I’d like you to either get out your written or picture version of your vision for your future and see what’s relevant and then bring it up to date. Make it more exciting, more inviting, more energizing any way you like. Remember we are all about innovation this month and a big part of being innovative is seeing things differently, opening your mind and your eyes wider and letting the magic of Creative Possibility flow to you freely and easily

Go on, get defining! Here’s an awesome reflection question a friend shared with me recently that might just help the process…

“It is now the day of your 85th birthday and you are about to celebrate with a great big party with people coming from all over the place to honor and celebrate your life. Who would be there and what would they have to share about you? your accomplishments, what sort of person you are, how you have inspired them?”

Define, using as much detail as possible what that looks, feels and sounds like. Then you will have a clearly defined vision. Dare to be amazing!

I’d love you to share what you create so please let us know more about your vision by adding a comment below

Wishing you succulent, effortless success,

Shannon