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I can't Keep It Super Simple Bronwen Sciortino sheIQlife Simplicity Expert Stress Resilience MindfulnessWe all have them … those stories that we have created around why we can’t be, have or do something in our lives.

It is often easy for us to clearly see the way that the people around us create their own stories and then use them to hold themselves back. It’s often much harder for us to stop and consciously see the ones that we have made up for ourselves and are actively applying in our own lives.

Upon creating them, these works of fiction weave their way into our subconscious mind and become embedded. Once they’re embedded they form the ‘rules’ that we’re allowed to live our lives by; they become the basis for the decisions we make about what we will allow ourselves to do – and what we forbid ourselves from doing as well.

We’re taught from a very young age that stories are a part of our lives.

As children we’re brought up on magical stories called fairy tales. These tales are full of wonder and are a way for us to connect with love, magic, courage and the endless possibilities available to us in the world. We then take the stories that mean the most to us and weave their magic into our play – making up our own tales of spell binding miracles and keeping ourselves entertained through an imagination that runs wild and free.

Then, suddenly, even though we’re still really young and the world is the same place we’ve always lived in, the adults around us start to look at us differently. They demand that we start to grow up, get serious about our lives and begin the slog to our future.  So begins our journey with the ‘rules’ around what we can and can’t do in our lives.

From this point, the stories we start to tell involve less magic and more discipline, less imagination and more ‘soldiering on’. We dedicate less time for play and give our lives over to work. We start to give everything we have to everyone else and quickly silence our inner voice when it asks: ‘what about me?’

As we transition into adulthood, our view of the world becomes clouded with ‘reality’.

Our stories become even less about magic and miracles and much more about the daily grind and the reasons why we can no longer do, be and achieve certain things. They’re still stories, but we’ve just forgotten that we’re allowed to weave magic and possibility into them.  We become afraid to do things – we live in fear that the world will see the truth about who we really are – and we get stuck in a version of ourselves that is small and colourless.

Despite all of these things, the impact of those fairy tales remains imprinted on our soul. We retain a small, hidden part inside of ourselves that yearns for adventure, for courage and for the light at the end of the tunnel. The light that will catapult us into a life full of love, laughter and excitement. That illusive light that will bring meaning back into our lives.

The first step to doing something a little bit differently is almost always to allow ourselves to slightly shift our perception about a particular way of thinking.

When we relate this to the stories we tell in our lives, and shift our perception of them slightly, it becomes possible for us to understand that those stories are actually a very effective distraction that we create so that we can keep ourselves from challenging the things we’ve been taught are right and wrong about the way we live. If we distract ourselves long enough, we can keep everyone around us happy, and when everyone is busy doing what they’re ‘supposed’ to do, everyone is content.

Right?

WRONG!

While we’re all doing what we’re ‘supposed’ to, we are actually making ourselves very busy living a life that someone else has given to us. We pack our lives with things that we often don’t like doing. We work in jobs that are disconnected from our passion. We weigh ourselves down with obligation and generally do far too many things that are stressful, uninspiring and exhausting. This leads us to live highly overwhelmed and unfulfilled lives where we end up totally disconnected from ourselves, desperately unhappy and significantly unwell.

Sometimes the great successes in life are on the other end of a step that we’re really afraid to take.

Applying a simple shift of perception to this, it might mean that all it takes is for us to let go and take that step, no matter the direction. With movement comes energy. With energy comes intent.

Reducing the impact of the ‘I can’t do that because …’ in your life is as simple as taking a deep breath, asking yourself the question ‘how can I look at this a little bit differently?’ and taking one step in any direction.

Which ‘I can’t …’ will you challenge today? The next step is up to you.

You can find more great ideas on thinking and living differently in my free email series that is full of articles and videos that will help you to begin your journey – simply click here to start you on your way. There are also loads of practical and simple tips and activities in my book ‘Keep It Super Simple’ (Reader’s Favourite gave it a 5 Star Review!)– you can buy a copy from my website.

Want to chat? Email me on info@sheiqlife.com or call me on +61 438 624 868 and we’ll set up a time!

Bronwen Sciortino is a Simplicity Expert, Professional Speaker and the internationally renowned author of ‘Keep It Super Simple – Tips from a Recovering Perfectionist’. You can follow her at her website; Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

I love that my business is global ….but I love it more that it doesn’t matter what time of the day I am talking about what I am doing, my whole being comes alive!  This interview was conducted at 2am my time – 10am Californian time and as you can see, when you find synchronicity between yourself and someone else it doesn’t matter whether they’re on the other side of the world!

Tune in to hear me talk all things overcoming overwhelm with Ryan Perry from Simple Biz Solutions.Inc

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Think Biz Show Episode #10 With Bronwen Sciortino

Live tomorrow, I will be joined by Bronwen Sciortino with Sheiq Life. Bronwen works globally to help people overcome the overwhelm that the way we live brings to our lives. She is the author of "Keep It Super Simple", keynote speaker, coach and mentor. Join the conversation live tomorrow at 10:20AM PT and be sure to ask Bronwen a question about removing overwhelm in your life.

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Overcome Keep It Super Simple Bronwen Sciortino sheIQlife Simplicity Expert Stress Reduction Resilience Mindfulness Profess

First published on mywellbeingmagazine.com 26/02/2018

Does your life make you feel like you need three more of you?

I remember spending my days with a feeling of foreboding and helplessness washing over my body. I was always running around after everyone else – putting out bushfires, solving their problems and being their counsellor. It was like I was always ‘rescuing’ someone and trying to smooth their lives out for them.

I had to wear multiple hats, all at the same time – and be an expert in everyone else’s life. I was stretched so thinly it felt like everything got done at half measure … and nothing lived up to my high standards.

I ignored all the warning signs: that my physical and mental health were suffering, that my life wasn’t working for me.

I pushed myself to work harder and be more supportive of everyone … until I couldn’t stand it any longer. I crashed and burned in a big way – a way that took me 2 years of hard and confronting recovery before I could heal at a basic level.

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Looking back on my journey, I realised that I was so stressed and exhausted all the time that I lived my life in complete overwhelm, and a lot of my recovery was focused on learning how to overcome that overwhelm.

My life now is very different. I know how to manage my energy, I know the things that I am passionate about and I know how to make sure that there are loads of those things in my life.

I’m often asked by people to articulate the biggest lesson that I learned through my recovery. I always tell them that it was discovering that there is nothing that I have in my life now that wasn’t readily and easily available to me BEFORE I collapsed and couldn’t get back up.

Significantly, the things I have now are so simple, and so easily attainable … and yet so supportive and rewarding that it seems ridiculous that I didn’t have them before. The fact is, I had access to all of them, but was blinded to their existence by fear of failure and conditioning.

Overcoming overwhelm is as easy as implementing some of these steps, one at a time:

Start listening to yourself. We’ve been taught that following exactly what others tell us to do is the best way for us to live. But … we’re all unique individuals, so you’re the only one who knows what is best for you.

 

Learn to say ‘No!’ When you learn to say ‘No!’, you learn to take back control of your time and energy. Saying ‘No!’ to the things that you really don’t want to do is one of the most liberating things you can do.

 

Grow self-compassion for yourself. We’re often the most supportive, caring and loving people to everyone but ourselves. Give yourself a break and give yourself the same level of support and love that you would give to your best friend. Keep It Super Simple: Tips from a Recovering Perfectionist Average Rating: total customer reviews…

I know from experience how hard it is to rebuild your life after a breakdown. Because I know how hard it is, I spend every day teaching others how easily they can do things a little bit differently, so they don’t need to reach the point I did.

Once you get going, you’ll find that overcoming overwhelm will be easy – in fact, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to avoid overwhelm forever.

If you want some help working out how to start asking the questions that might make it easier for you to live your life differently, check out my free email series that is full of articles and videos that will help you to begin your journey – simply click here to start you on your way. There are also loads of tips and tricks on living and thinking differently in my book ‘Keep It Super Simple’ – you can buy a copy from my website.

Want to chat? Email me on info@sheiqlife.com or call me on +61 438 624 868 and we’ll set up a time!

Bronwen Sciortino is a Simplicity Expert, Professional Speaker and the author of ‘Keep It Super Simple – Tips from a Recovering Perfectionist’. Join the conversation by subscribing to the tribe at her website; Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

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You’ll fall in love with how easy your marketing will be once you’ve completed the module on creating, developing and implementing your expert status in the ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ program …. And you won’t need more staff or cloned versions of yourself to fit it into your everyday activities.

 

Want to know how to access this program?

Register at the early-bird investment before 18th January 2018, and you save $50 per month off your program investment.  A great incentive to make some small, yet significant changes that can last a lifetime.

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Expert Keep It Super Simple Bronwen Sciortino sheIQlife Simplicity Expert Stress Reduction Resilience Mindfulness Professional Speaker

You brought a lot of skills and wisdom to your business when you first started it, but things move so quickly now that you find it hard to keep up with changing trends, be an industry disruptor, wear the creative hat, keep on top of everything and find time to have the life you thought you could create for yourself when you decided to become a business owner.

To top it off, you have to compete against the big players in your industry to be seen, and that can seem impossible because as a small business you simply don’t have the same marketing budget, or the people to implement it, that they do.

There are loads of things we cover in the ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ program, but one of them will help you to combat the feeling of being the ‘small’ player in your industry and let you in on a few secrets to playing above your weight.

This module of the program will show you how to create, document and implement your own expert status, and support you so that you have the confidence to use it to leverage free publicity and media coverage that will assist you in gaining exposure directly to your target market.

With the support and encouragement of your program buddies, you can find yourself stepping forward and reaping the benefits that not even the big players in your industry know how to leverage.

The next round of ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ starts in February 2018, and is limited to 6 participants.

Ready to join? Apply now by requesting an application form: http://sheiqlife.com/contact/

You started your business because you wanted to make a difference in the world …. but then you discovered what it’s like to be in business for yourself!

It often feels like you either need another day (or three!) in the week, or you need to clone at least two more versions of yourself for everything to get done.

In short – it’s lonely on your own – and without the stimulation of your peers you can find creativity and motivation waning, and your desire to create in freefall.

 

 

Getting to the Heart of Business’ will enable you to connect and create long-term relationships with a unique group of like-minded business owners so you can keep your motivation high and your creativity switched on.

Want to know how to join?

Register at the early-bird investment before 18th January 2018, and save $50 per month.  A great incentive to make some small, yet significant changes that can actually last a lifetime.

Click below to request your application form to join me for the 12 month ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ program:

https://sheiqlife.com/contact/

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the effortless flow of success in your business ….

Discover EXACTLY how simple it is to take a few simple steps that make sure you’re doing the things aligned with who you are through this business program.

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Girl Stressed Keep It Super Simple Bronwen Sciortino sheIQlife Simplicity Expert Stress Reduction Resilience Mindfulness Professional Speaker

A lot of us become entrepreneurs and/or small business owners by accident. Something happens in our lives and suddenly we need more flexibility, or we need a product or service that simply isn’t available, and it falls to us to make it happen.

We’re suddenly thrust into the world of business ownership and we need to be efficient, effective and competent in all sorts of areas of business that someone else had always looked after before.

We have to make decisions on the fly, we’ve got to be connected, conscious and thinking ahead of the game at the same time as having our sleeves rolled up and our hands dirty at the coal face getting everything done.

Even if we have a few staff members, we don’t have the peer circle readily available that we can bounce our ideas off, pick their brain and be challenged at an ‘eye-to-eye’ level anymore.

In short – it can get really lonely out on our own – and without the stimulation of our peers, we can sometimes find our creativity dampened and our desire to create in a freefall.

That’s where the ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ program steps in and creates an environment where like-minded, heart centred business owners come together to create a support network that assists you in combatting this sense of loneliness.

Spending time with, and creating long term relationships with a unique group of people enables each individual to draw on the collective wisdom of the group.

The next round of ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ starts in February 2018, and is limited to 6 participants.

Ready to join? Apply now by requesting an application form: https://sheiqlife.com/contact

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It’s time to talk pricing.

But not in the way you may be thinking!

There are layers of considerations when it comes to understanding the true cost of what you are selling:

 

 

Want to know how to access the Getting to the Heart of Business program?

The early-bird investment is open until the 18th January 2018, and you will save $50 per month off the program.  Imagine what you could do with that and ALL the profit you’ll understand how to generate?

Click below to request your application form to join me for the 12 month ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ program:

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If you’ve ever wanted to experience the effortless flow of success in your business ….

Discover EXACTLY how simple it is to take a few simple steps that make sure you’re doing the things aligned with who you are through this business program.

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There are so many things that can get in the way of putting the real value on the products and services that you are selling.

When it comes to talking dollars we can get an ‘icky’ feeling inside, and often it seems like there are a million other things that are more important and get done first.

Pricing things you are selling, can seem like a really complex process and therefore most people shy away from doing it at all. In addition, a lot of us just don’t believe we have the right ‘maths brain’ wiring to be able to do it …. And therefore, it doesn’t get done.

I hear you – it wasn’t my favourite thing either …. That is until I created a really simple process that allows you to easily learn how to do the sums to work out exactly what it costs you to provide the products and services in your business in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand.

There are layers of considerations when it comes to understanding the true cost of your products and services so you’ll not only be looking at the dollar component of pricing but also the other cost layers – the ones that rarely get considered but have just as big an impact.

Doing business doesn’t have to be difficult and the ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ profit clarity process is a perfect example of how easily you can be empowered to make great decisions in your business.

The next round of ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ starts in February 2018, and is limited to 6 participants.

Ready to join? Apply now by requesting an application form: https://sheiqlife.com/contact

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Tired of not having the ability to tap into $1000’s worth of business support?  This may be your solution

Tired of not having the ability to tap into $1,00’s worth of business support? This may be your solution ….

 

 

 

Want to know how to access this program?

Register before 18th January 2018, saving you $50 per month off the program.  So much more cost effective than hiring all those individuals you know could provide the answers you’re looking for to move your business and yourself forward.

Click below to request your application form to join me for the 12 month ‘Getting to the Heart of Business’ program:

https://sheiqlife.com/contact/

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the effortless flow of success in your business ….

Discover EXACTLY how simple it is to take a few simple steps that make sure you’re doing the things aligned with who you are through this business program.

https://sheiqlife.com/contact/

 

 

 

 

 

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