Does it have to be HARD?

I asked her, “When is it going to stop being so HARD?” She responded, “When you’re ready for it to stop being hard.”

What?! Was she saying that the “hard” I was experiencing was a choice?

I was SO MAD, but somehow I knew she was right. She was my best friend, and I trusted that she was telling me the truth.

“Okay,” I replied. “But I don’t know how to NOT do hard. Can you tell me how to not do hard?”

“Yes, you have to do the work.”

I wasn’t quite sure what “work” she was referring to. Work is all I had been doing. In fact, I was working myself to the bone, and it wasn’t working.

What I found out was that the “work” she was referring to was that of the “inner work.”

When my inside begins working with my outside.

When every aspect of me and my life begin to work together.

What I soon discovered was that this took a lot of work, but a different type of work.

The type of work that brings a change in perspective, progress, and process versus problems that seem to require everyone else to change.

Kim McMillen discovered that when she loved herself enough, “When I gave up the belief that life is hard.”

When we give up the hard we once knew and became accustomed to, it frees us to be a new version of LIGHT and EASE, not hard.

She said, “I gave up…”

What are you willing to give up?

What are you willing to lay down?

Are you willing to “try on” a new belief?

Are you willing to give up hard by redefining it?


Health plan.

Inside and out

Abundance purpose.

Moving movement.

Radical perspective.

Summit vision and experience.

Decision. Declaration. Doing.

Yes, DOING. The. Work.

It works, I promise. It’s not hard…it’s E.A.S.Y.

An Excellent And Successful You.

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Where are you experiencing HARD in your life right now?

How can you redefine it and find your EASE-Y?

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

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