Today I’ll show you why only seeking balance can make things worse.

At first sight things can appear to be broken and out of balance. Perhaps they’re not. Instead, it’s our concept of balance that’s broken. Here’s how to fix it…

Could it be that what we need more than anything isn’t balance, but to adjust the way we’re looking at it and our internal gauges?

We’re told that if we want to be balanced that we have to slow down to keep going.

But the truth is…

1- Balance isn’t about speed, it’s about pressure.

Too much pressure affects balance.

2- Balance isn’t about everything being equal. It’s about what’s working.

My question for you today is NOT if your life is balanced.

It’s this…

How’s your life working?

Seriously, how’s it working?

Do you feel like you or something in your life is broken?

Please consider this…

You’re not broken, and neither is your balance.

3- Your gauge is broken, and it’s affecting your balance.

You may be trying to get help for what you think the problem is. Things may look and feel broken.

When the truth is…

What you really need is trust.



We had to help ourselves, and identify the cause of the feeling of “imbalance” and “brokenness.”

Then adjust our gauges.

Maybe it’s time to stop seeking BALANCE, and instead, seek the TRUTH.

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Where in your life have you lost your ability to measure pressure?

Perhaps it’s on the inside.

Identify that for yourself today, then ask yourself this very vital question…

Are you willing to trust your instincts and discover the truth?

Instead of judging everything from the outside, in…and trying to balance everything from the outside in, identify the pressure on the inside and deal with that first.


Thank you for being here, and allowing me to sip on life with you.

Please come over to for some free resources, including my CHECKLIST FOR CHANGE, Engagement Checklist + Evaluation Rating, Six Sacred S.O.L. DATE Secrets…and a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well. You can also check out my Dr. Shannon Facebook Page for more daily S.O.L. TRAINING.

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Please invite your best girlfriends to come and join our S.O.L. PARTY.

xo Dr. Shannon. Inspiring minds that want to grow and hearts that want to know, so you can love you, your life, and your life’s work well. ONE SIP AT A TIME.

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