There’s no such thing as easy, unless you’re willing to go through hard. Today I show you how…

You have to stop running from hard, and run to E.A.S.Y. This is where it starts.

It starts with you.

You have to make a decision to make hard EASY.

We’d like it to be as easy as running to Staples and getting an Easy Button.


Sometimes you have to push your own buttons.

Your own EASY buttons.

Step up.

Step forward.

Keep walking.

Even when it feels hard.

But do you REALLY desire EASY?


If this is the case, then I’m going to challenge you today.

The only way to get to easy is to THROUGH HARD.

Are you willing to do hard to get to easy?

Then you have to go THROUGH HARD.

Now, I didn’t say, STAY IN HARD.

i said you have to got THROUGH HARD to get to easy.

Here are 4 things you can to do to get to E.A.S.Y.

1. Excellence.

The past few podcasts we’ve been talking about about this.

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

What is excellence for you?

The Word says that love is the most excellent way.

Sometimes the most excellent way isn’t the easiest.

It’s a choice.

It’s a commitment.

It’s work.

It’s creative expression.

It’s hard work sometimes.

God is Love.

The true essence of love is the most creative power that we have.

It’s the most excellent way.

Are you willing to commit to EXCELLENCE…not as an act, but a habit?

A consistent habit.

2. And…

Stop thinking about your life with “EITHER/OR THINKING.”

What would your life look like if you were an “AND THINKER?”

If you weren’t thinking that it had to be this way OR that way?…

But instead, you started looking at this AND this…this AND that?

Imagine if you could have it all?

Not EVERYTHING all at once, but NO more compromise. No more give and take.

Instead, you could give and receive…SHARE.

Share is an “AND” way of thinking.

It’s a share word. It’s a care word.

Caring for yourself and the desires of your heart, so you can care for, and share, with others. For those you love.

AND is exponential.

Like the number 11. One and one equalling, not 2, but 11.

3. Successful.

What would that look like for you?

You must be willing to define success for yourself.

Whatever this is for you, you must be willing to define (redefine) and create it.

Living successfully is a lot easier than hard.

Try being unsuccessful.

Try being in a state of lack, poverty, need, disease (dis-ease)…now, that’s hard.

Success is easy.

But in order to get there, you must be willing to do the work.

The hard work.

You must go through HARD.

If success was that easy, everyone would be willing to do it.

4. YOU.

Think of E.A.S.Y. as an Excellent AND Successful YOU.


Are you being YOU?

Stop being everyone else.

Stop TRYING to be like everyone else. Be YOU.

Stop TRYING to be successful. Be SUCCESSFUL.

Stop TRYING to be excellent. Be EXCELLENT.

Be YOU. Fully expressed.

Commit today.

Commit to your E.A.S.Y., and getting THROUGH, going through, growing through the HARD to create your E.A.S.Y.

If you do, your HARD will become EASY.

Stop running from hard, and run to easy.

In order to do that, you must be willing to RUN HARD.

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


1. Take a look at your life and the area that feels most HARD…the area where you desire easy.

2. Focus on E.A.S.Y.

3. Write it down. Commit to it today. Take at least one step.

The first step is always the hardest. TAKE IT AND KEEP GOING.

Take it today, and you’ll get to an EXCELLENT. AND. SUCCESSFUL. YOU.

The only way to get there is through the HARD.

STOP staying IN hard.

Keep GOING through HARD and you will get to E.A.S.Y.

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

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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.

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

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