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LOE 074 | Recovering from Not Enough w/ Bronwen Sciortino


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074 | Recovering from Not Enough with Bronwen Sciortino and Shannon Bush

Welcome to episode 074 of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with #businessyoda Shannon Bush and recovering perfectionist Bronwen Sciortino!

Bronwen is an internationally renowned Author, Simplicity Expert and Professional Speaker who spent almost two decades as a high-powered, award-winning executive before experiencing a life-changing event that forced her to stop and ask the question “What if there’s a better way to live?”

Bronwen spends every day teaching people there are other ways to live so they can reduce stress, build resilience and easily make changes in their everyday lives – building to a more meaningful life and improved mental and physical health and wellbeing. Bronwen blogs regularly for global platforms, and has been featured in ‘The Book of Amazing People’, ‘Reboot Your Life – Phoenix Edition’, and ‘Successful Women in Business – Winners Edition’. She is regularly invited as a guest interviewee on blogs, podcasts, radio, Facebook Live, YouTube and member sites situated throughout the world.

Bronwen works with people globally through corporate programs, conference platforms, retreats, professional mentoring and in the online environment. She shares her secrets to success and inspires individuals to simplify their lives and embrace the concept of an economy of enough.

Tune into this episode to hear how Bronwen began the process of recovery from “Not Enough” – you’ll hear how for four years she woke every day, exhausted and losing the dexterity in her hands to the extent she couldn’t hold a glass – and the incredibly powerful moments that changed her life and now have her sharing these insights, globally – and knowing and believing in her wholeness, that she is enough.

Shannon and Bronwen have a candid discussion on the idea of “Not Enough” including how it shows up in self-talk, and the sometimes shocking way we can unconsciously refer to ourselves – and of course, the small but practical ways we can take steps to begin the process of change. You’ll also hear about the heartwarming, and heartbreaking process of writing her books and a lively chat on why we need to stop following prescription self-help that doesn’t work, and learning who we are, and what works for us.

Stay tuned to the end to hear about a special give away for Thriving Entrepreneur Circle members!

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“Stop this following business – you’re stressed and exhausted. Don’t follow what someone else has done, because it hasn’t been made for you. Find your own answers.” – Bronwen

“Remember, you have decades of training in talking negatively to yourself. This will take time.” – Bronwen

“It’s tiny little steps that will make big changes in your life.” – Bronwen

Connect with Bronwen in these places

Facebook www.facebook.com/bronwensciortinoauthor

Website www.sheiqlife.com

Instagram @bronwensciortino_author

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!

Shannon Bush | Brionwen Sciortino | The Economy of Enough Book | Business Coaching Mindset Australia

10 Empowering Reasons To Put Yourself First (Bonus Downloadable Wallchart Included)

I am always so inspired by the moment that someone I am meeting for the first time puts their hand up to say

“I’m not going to do this any more – I deserve more for me!”

and decides there and then that they are going to take back control and lead their lives – that’s personal leadership and that’s why I do what I do – for those moments

It makes me believe in the human spirit, in all things Creative Possibility and in myself and my commitment to lead by example

How often have you stopped to reflect on how much you are really giving to yourself that is loving, nurturing and freeing?

Over the past few weeks I have had some really interesting experiences with a number of clients and have seen a big shift in their self commitment.  This has left me feeling elated.  Why?  Just over a week ago I shared the above message on my Facebook page which possibly gives some insight

Today I want to expand on this further by sharing 10 empowering reason’s why I think you need to put yourself first and with that I hope to inspire you to put yourself first (and yes, as always I am committed to leading by example so I am doing my bit and taking my own advice!)

Right at the end of the list you’ll find a wall chart that you can download and print to keep as a reminder of why it’s important to put yourself first.  There’s a few extra spaces so you can add your own reason’s too because there is great inner power in self inspiration

10 Empowering Reasons To Put Yourself First

1. When you do others will too
2. You deserve the very best of everything and putting yourself first is an act of self belief
3. The world deserves the very best, bright, shining, loving version of you today and every day
4. Life is limitless when you put yourself first
5. You get to call the shots and be the leader of your journey
6. Life is what you make it and putting yourself first shows you that you are worth it
7. Choices and the actions that follow speak louder than words (what are you saying?)
8. Being a little selfish is actually healthy for you
9. Doing so shows others how to do the same (so they can benefit from all the positive abundance that comes with doing so too)
10. When you do show yourself unconditional love all that creates more abundance, joy, love and effortless success in your life

Download your free Put Myself First Creative Possibility Wall Chart

It’s written in the first person so if you dare to read it out loud, even really quietly, you are affirming more of you and that’s Creative Possibility in action and that’s limitless!

 

 

Give Up Or Choose To Take Back Control?

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to spend some time with a client of mine who is in a big space of struggle right now.  The premises where his business is based have been sold and he has less than 2 months to move

Now the fact that the premises were to be sold didn’t come out of the blue.  He knew about it a short time ago and we’d been working together to take control and get decisions made and actions taken to support a move to a new home.  In fact just last week during coaching we’d set up a moving file and started a list of all the things he’d have to do when moving time came

He’d voiced many mixed feelings about the incredible uncertainty that comes when the place you lease for work is going to sooner than later be owned by someone else who may not want you to stay.  Everything he shared were what I’d call usual responses to uncertainty.  In fact I knew many of them myself from when we sold our home last year and I had to find somewhere to work from quite quickly

The thing is, when the call came to say there was to be a new owner and that he was going to have to move it was like he was hearing it out of the blue, for the first time.  He was devastated and struggled with what to do.  He felt powerless, helpless, like all the decisions had been taken away from him and he just didn’t know what to do

Luckily I found out what head and heart space he was in and was able to drop in and visit him in person with little notice after another client I visit just 10 mins from his business wrapped up their session significantly earlier than expected

Within just 2 hours we were able to work together to turn things around and go from “I am thinking of closing the business down completely “ to genuine positivity and action.  The key thing I want to highlight here is ‘work together’!

(as a side thing I love the image above that my assistant found for the Creative Possibility Facebook page just the end of last week!  it’s perfect)

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Limits: Real or Imagined?

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Yesterday I asked you to help me to answer a question I am fascinated in at the moment (well to be honest it’s fascinated me for some time) and that was to define what it means to live a limitless life.  I look forward to sharing all the responses with you in the near future but in the meantime I got to thinking about the opposite of being and experiencing limitless.  That is a life filled with or bound by limits; a life in the box perhaps?

In particular I began thinking about whether the limits that we can experience are real or imagined.  These thoughts came after a great conversation I recorded with my friend Jennifer Lee, founder of Artizen Coaching and award winning author or The Right-Brain Business Plan

During our chat which will air in the next couple of weeks on Creative Possibility – The Limitless Life on Web Talk Radio, Jenn and I talked about many things that would be limits as examples of the things that get in the way of us living an empowered, confident, more joyous and abundant life

Where do these limits we experience come from?  Are they real or imagined?

How often have you got yourself in such a mess that you just can’t seem to find a way out.  What sort of limit does this place on you and what impact does that have?  Most importantly how does it make you feel?

When it comes to busting through limits one of the first things I like to do is challenge whatever it is that I see as a limit.  I take the approach that it’s not real until proven and most of the time I end up deciding that what I got myself so bound up by isn’t really that real or that big of a deal after all.  I’ve become entangled in the emotion and perception or belief that it’s real and when that happens it’s time to challenge it big-time!

Here’s a quick exercise to help you to see things from a different perspective

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What Are You Saying This Year?

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In light of yesterday’s message about discovering and using your own voice I wanted to share with you a little exercise to help you get clear on what you’re saying this year

Last year I started the year off with lots of reflection on the previous year (it’s something I do every year to be honest) and one of the most important things I did was to create a set of statements that captured my intentions, my beliefs, my passions, my creativity and my own limitlessness.  I stuck them on the wall next to my desk in my office and I glance at them every day

When it came to doing this year’s reflection this little image with all of it’s statements really stuck out to me as one of the most profound tools I used during Creative Possibility Year Intention Statmentsthe previous year.  I love the messages as much today as when I created them and while I’ll create new ones for this year that’s not to replace those of 2012 but to add to them!  As an added bonus it was fun and simple to create and probably most importantly it was creative so I got to have some right brain fun (you can see my statements for 2012 to the right)

Why not create some empowering statements of intention for yourself, decorate them and place them somewhere they can nurture your year

Until next time I wish you a limitless life filled with succulent, effortless success

Shannon

p.s. Have you subscribed to our monthly free on-line magazine?  Limitlessly You! is out the first Monday of every month and it’s full of resources to help you create a truly limitless life and business.  Subscribe here

Embracing The Real You: 3 Questions To Help You Discover And Speak With Your Own Voice

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In today’s post I promised to share the first of 3 Counter-Actions To Take To Show Up As The Real You a genuine effortless success creating strategy that’ll support you to address any challenges that have arisen from your personal identity confusion, a theme we’re expanding on currently

So what to do to combat comparison, one of the biggest contributors to identity confusion and block to you being and sharing the real you?

Use Your VoiceSpeak with your own voice!

Now some may tell you this should be child’s play.  In my experience speaking with your own voice can be a real challenge.  That’s compounded by the degree of comparison you’re wrapped up or trapped in.  Here’s 3 steps to help you discover and speak with your own voice

1. Ask yourself “What will it take for me to stop comparing myself to others?”

This is an extension of what I shared yesterday and I do have a tendency to bang on about this topic as it’s something I’m passionate about.  Comparison is something you have to shed if you’re to discover and speak from your own voice.  This question may seem simple but it’s very powerful so ask away, allow yourself the space and some quiet time to hear the answer and then take action and follow what you hear

2. Ask yourself “When I share with others (with my spoken or written voice) what am I most passionate about, what makes my heart sing?”

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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

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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