Before I go in to record almost every podcast, this is what I say…

I was asked the question this week: “If you’re not all in, does it mean you shouldn’t be doing it?” This is what I say…

A lot of times “should” shows up as a future excuse. It also says, “I’m interested, but not committed.”


“I’m doing this for other reasons besides my true heart’s desire.”

It’s like saying that ALL IN happens by chance, divine intervention, or destiny.


YOU get to decide what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.

So, my answer includes a few questions…

A: Why are you “shoulding” on yourself?

B: Have you ever considered that maybe “ALL IN” didn’t necessarily come as a result of the circumstances, but instead, “ALL IN” CREATES the circumstances.

C: What does ALL IN look like, really…and what are you ALL IN to?

D. Why are you doing IT if you’re NOT ALL IN?

Can you relate to this?

If so, then…

Ask yourself: Is it about circumstance or commitment?

If you’re waiting for circumstance to give you power for your commitment, you’re not going to find it.


Because, your commitment creates your circumstances.

Got it?

In order to be ALL IN to anything, you must…

-Know your WHY.

Why are you doing what you’re doing?

Your WHY must be bigger than your WHY NOT.

FEAR can also play a role in keeping you from doing what you say you desire to do.

– Stay connected to your BIG WHY.

-Identify your FEAR, which can become your big WHY NOT.

– Be honest with yourself and others.

Is your commitment based on a decision, or is your decision based on a commitment?

Decisions based on the commitments to your BIG WHY are the ones that are ALL IN.

What is your heart crying out? What is it saying to you? What is it (are you) yearning for?

– Stop saying you’re ALL IN to what you’re NOT ALL IN to…

– Stop saying you “should be”

– Simply focus in on what your heart is leading and guiding you to.


– Follow it.

Follow it ALL IN to wherever it’s leading you.

This is a DISCOVERY.

It’s an ADVENTURE in discovery.

There’s nothing greater than being ALL IN!


I AM in.


Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage yourself.)


Take a look at your life right now — at anything that you keep saying you want to do…or “I’m gonna do that”…but for whatever reason, you’re NOT ALL IN.

Begin to write in your journal about it.

Allow your heart to show and tell you. To lead you into truth about why you’re not doing it.

And more importantly, WHAT you really desire to do…and WHY.

Hey, are you willing and — right here and now — to go ALL IN?

Make that commitment today, my dear.

I promise you. You’ll have the adventure of a lifetime.

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Thank you for being here, and allowing me to Sip On Life with you.

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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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