Not just any date…”D.A.T.E.?” What comes up for you when you read this? We look to our lives to entertain, support, and romance us. But are YOU doing it for YOUR LIFE? YOUR DATE called TODAY? Today I’ll uncover three (3) ways you may be cheating on YOU!


Besides death of a loved one, I don’t think there’s anything worse than being cheated on. Except being the one who’s cheating.

Today we’re talking about another type of cheating.

Are you cheating on your life? The DATE called TODAY. The DATE called your LIFE.

If you’re the one cheating on your DATE…you have my deepest condolences, because you’re robbing yourself of such an incredible life, and experience. You’re missing out on a life of love in ALL areas of your life.

If you’re cheating on your DATE, you’re not going to experience a true love in your life.

As I’ve said, we look to our lives to entertain, support, and romance us. But are YOU doing it for YOUR LIFE? YOUR DATE called TODAY?

Are you willing to entertain, support, and romance the fullest expression of your life?

Do you believe that your life, or someone in it “should” romance you? But are you doing it for your DATE called TODAY?

If you want joy and happiness in your life, you must be willing to bring the joy and happiness.

Here are 3 ways in which you may be cheating your life:

1. Romancing, spending time with, and/or focusing on the DATE called, “PAST.”

How much time are spending each day romancing, feeling sorry for, blaming, or living in your PAST?

This is no different than sitting across the table from someone you’re on a date with, and he/she is on the phone speaking with someone else the entire time. Distracted and not present.

We’ve all experienced it, or perhaps been the one doing it.

Are you willing to STOP, get out the PAST, and start dating your PRESENT?

2. Spending a lot of time in the FUTURE, and romancing it.

Like “if it could only be this way”…”it should be this way”…”why isn’t it that way?”

This is no different than being with someone, and they’re wishing that you were better, bigger, bolder, brighter, more beautiful, or a billionaire! Instead of being with the person in front of them.

Are you doing this to your DATE, my dear?

Are you spending a lot of time wishing your life was something better? Something in the future? Instead of being committed to today?

Be present. Be focused on, and give attention to TODAY.

There’s nothing wrong with looking into the future, and saying, “Yes, that’s where we’re headed.” But if you’re not IN your DATE, with your DATE…TODAY…you’re cheating.

3. Being in your day, but not fully engaging or connecting with it. Going through the motions. You show up, but aren’t really into it. You complain. You expect your DATE to entertain or romance you, but you’re not fully there.

If you’re doing any of these three, you’re cheating your DATE…YOUR LIFE. Stop cheating. And start winning in your life.

Start loving and being loved.

When all of US love our lives, commit, and be present to our DATE…until death do us part, guess what? Our DATE will love us back, and we’ll experience a love like we’ve never experienced before.


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

For today’s SACRED S.O.L. STEP, plan a DATE for yourself TODAY. How would you like to romance, entertain, and be present with the DATE OF TODAY? Then do it. TODAY.

Be present with it today.


You’re only one date away from the life that you desire. The one you’re seeking. The one you’d love to love. Love it now. Love the DATE that’s in front of you. The DATE you’re in today.


Thanks for being here. I’d love to hear from you. Please stop by and let me know how you’re doing.

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

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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