Trying to impress will eventually make you a mess! It’s time to learn how to impress without trying…

Kim McMillen shared, “When I loved myself enough I quit trying to impress my brother.”

Wow, this is great. Isn’t it?

Whether it’s your brother, mother, son, sister, or someone you don’t even know…TRYING TO IMPRESS will eventually mess you up!

Let’s talk about IMPRESS.

(This reminds me of the song I wrote for you, “Let’s Not Talk About Ex.”

Remember that?

So, let’s talk about impress, baby.

Let’s talk about you, not he…

Just kidding, but not really.

As dear Kim reminds us, when you really love yourself enough, you stop trying to impress your brother or any other. Period.

Instead, you’re the truest impression of who you really are, and you agree with yourself.

Your opinion of you is the first opinion that matters.

Then, IF you choose to welcome in others’ opinions, that’s your business.

Otherwise, others’ opinions of you are NONE (and I mean none) of your business.

It’s none of your business.

Stop trying to be impressive.

Simply BE.


That’s impressive.


Impress starts with I’M for a reason.

Who are you?

Then PRESS the boundaries of who you think you are, and BE who really are and who you’re becoming.

That’s that.

Give yourself permission to try this one on for size. But not TRYING.

(This is the continuation of our Enough Is Enough Series — based on the profound little book, When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen and Alison McMillen-Givnish. You can order a copy HERE.)

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Where in your life are you trying to impress anyone, including yourself?

Ask yourself WHY?

Then ask, WHO AM I?

Then write out what you think is authentically impressive about you. Genuine. Real. Then live into the fullest expression of her/him.

Thank you!!

If you’ve been feeling like you’re stuck, overwhelmed, or perhaps you still feel like you’re drowning in your life, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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To listen to the song I wrote, you can do so here:, and also cast your vote on your favorite version.

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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…

Intro/Outro done by UNI V. SOL 

Outro music by Jay Man: Mind Over Matter ( 

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