Take Your Own Advice

Have you ever noticed how easy it is for you to give advice to others? But then when the exact situation comes up in your life...you find yourself in complete breakdown mode and have no clue what to do? How is it that we can dish it out but not utilize it for ourselves?

One word: FEAR. AKA False Evidence Appearing Real.

I find myself in this situation more times than I would like to admit. Even right down to writing this very blog. For example, people ask me all the time "what is the first thing I should do when getting started in a online coaching business?" I tell them to start putting out content in text and video form. Aka start with a blog. Think I should have taken my own advice on that years ago? Yes. Is it ok that I didn't? Yes. It's ok because I'm starting now. Today. I'm committing to myself and any of you beautiful souls that take valuable time out of your day to read these words I'm writing.

I read a quote once that I am sure many of you have heard before…"Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear” and this couldn’t be more true! Every time I have pushed past fear, new doors of opportunity have opened that I never thought were possible. So let's start taking action. No excuses! Just do it! 

Speaking of…did you think I was going to leave you hanging? I knew I couldn’t just say…TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE and leave it at that because it isn’t that easy. I wanted to give you some tools to help you take action for the next time you find yourself in breakdown over an issue you’ve helped someone get through in the past.

Step 1: Awareness. When you find yourself stuck in a certain situation, map out your next steps simply by using the previous advice you've given to others (it was probably really good).  When you become aware of your external dialog (spoken advice), make that your internal action (your plan of action). 

Step 2: Be proactive vs reactive - instead of allowing your current circumstance to control you...leave the current space you are in and try any of the following options - this is usually when the answer comes back to me because remember it is already within you!

1. Take a walk
2. Go workout
3. Meditate
4. Pray
5. Grab a book and open it up to any page and read for 10 minutes 

Alright, let’s wrap this thing up like a burrito! We know life isn’t always positive and we have to stick together in this world to make it a better place. Even at your lowest point, try and find something you’re grateful for, even if it’s a shred of free advice you find in a blog by someone who cares about you. I care about you! Thanks for reading and I hope you come back for next week’s Tip of the Week!

With gratitude,

Lauren

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