Knowing you or anyone else requires asking questions. Or as I like to say, becoming masterful at the art of THE ASK. Are you willing to practice this powerful skill?

Questionable? The word “sketchy” comes to mind…

Usually a lot of judgment and fear are involved. As well as dishonesty.

Question-Able? The ability to question…

No judgment or fear. Total honesty and truth required.

Today’s S.O.L. STORY is inspired by something I’ve been going through lately…

Oh Em Gee…I have a teenager living with me!

We’ve been working on discovering her core beliefs and uncovering beliefs that no longer serve her or her desires.

As we all do, she has a lot of past stories that have guided her to the present.

They’ve become second nature.

No one, including herself, has ever questioned them.

We are questioning everything.

Not as a way of debating, but discovering.

Being open to a new way of seeing truth, and trying on new beliefs.

This requires a lot of attention, soul-searching, and knowing that comes from the process of ASKING.

The Art Of The A.S.K.

Attention — Ask yourself out and give yourself your attention.

Date Yourself.

Soul-Searching — Looking for what’s there. Not to judge or get something from it.

But to simply SEE IT.

Knowledge — Once we see it. Then we can begin to know and understand it.

Knowing the truth allows FREEDOM.

In Chapter 7: Engagement Two — Know You (Page 59) I ask these vital questions that you must be willing to ask and answer for yourself to truly KNOW YOU.

Are you willing to ask, answer, and know?

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


Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Am I willing to spend some time getting to know me?



“Calendar It.”

That’s right, schedule it. No different than a very important meeting or a hot date with someone you want to know at a deeper level, and are beginning to fall in love with…

2. Am I willing to wake up and dream again?

3. When was the last time I was fully engaged with me and my life?

4. What happened that caused me to disengage?

5. What am I afraid of?

6. What do I believe about myself, my fears, and the desires of my heart?

I would love to hear what happens for 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. YOU ARE NOT ALONE…

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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.

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