You heard me right, trying IS trying. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things you can consistently do. Here’s what you can do to STOP!

Triers are triers…not doers. IF you desire to stop making your life so hard, STOP TRYING.


That’s right. Do. And do. YOU.

D.O. IT.


Own it.


Not, “JUST DO IT” as Nike says. But simply, powerfully, profoundly, DO IT.

Which at times means simply NOT trying so hard.

Stop thinking so much.

Stop trying so hard.

Stop pushing yourself…and let yourself go.

To BE.



Please stop TRYING so hard. Please stop making your life hard.

Growth is natural. But then why does it feel so hard sometimes?

Plants don’t TRY to grow. They simply grow.

Growth is natural. If it feels hard, chances are you’re TRYING to grow and you’re not actually growing.

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


Is it possible that you’re making your life hard?

Would you be open to changing the way you THINK about it?

Change the way you think about it. Stop thinking about it, and do. Make a decision and own it. Own what you’re doing, specifically being YOU.

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

By the way, if you haven’t already listened/downloaded my new song (EPISODE 291), you can also listen to it here:, and cast your vote for your favorite version.

S.O.L.| NOT SOLO. If you haven’t already joined the movement, you’re personally invited to come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT:

I can’t wait to meet you there, and engage with you even more!

I’m also going to be inviting listeners onto the program. If you have a story you’d like to share — a song to sing (but not a Poor Me Story) — send me an email at: and put SHARE MY STORY in the subject line.

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

Visit for more 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.

A special thanks to the following souls for helping me launch our WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE podcast…

Intro/Outro done by UNI V. SOL 

Outro music by Jay Man: Mind Over Matter ( 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (