In today’s episode, Dr. Shannon teaches you the secret to finishing what you start.

WARNING: This one’s going to require some deeper thinking. Is it possible that the reason you haven’t finished what you started is because you haven’t finished your START? Today I’m going to teach you the secret to finishing what you start. What does it mean to you to “finish your START?” It means you’ll become a starter AND a finisher.

For some it may be easier to start, while for others it may be easier to finish.

However, I think most people find themselves feeing stuck in the “I don’t know where to start” category.

Start something.

This has always been easy for me…but I’ve had to learn the hard way that starting simply for the sake of STARTING or running with an idea doesn’t always work real well.

Perhaps you’re like me and you find it way easier to start, but…

Is this working for you?

For me, I got to a point in my life where I had to finally admit that STARTING wasn’t always the answer…and it simply wasn’t working.

Starting without finishing will wear you out.

Where’s your finish line?

Done gets paid. If you don’t finish it, there’s a lack or loss of value.

When you exchange that value for something of value you keep the circle of life going…the circle of value growing.

If you start, but don’t finish, you won’t get results.

Ideas start things.


An idea doesn’t FINISH it.

Inspiration will take you a long way, no doubt, and staying tapped into the true power of the inspiration will help you finish as well.

HOWEVER, how about finishing your START?

Is it possible that one of the reasons you haven’t finished something is because you…haven’t started?


You haven’t fully finished your START?

What do I mean by this?

To start or finish anything you must START AND FINISH your START.


You must…


Are you showing up?

How are you showing up?

When you show up are you fully AVAILABLE?

Are you showing your TRUE SELF…genuinely and authentically?

2. Be ALL IN.

To FINISH your start you must be ALL IN to the START.

A lot of times, we’re not ALL IN from the very start. We tiptoe, or walk around it – at times sticking our toe in — but we’re never fully diving in.

The truth is, you don’t have to dive in, but you MUST get fully into the pool. Step into it, and begin.

You must begin to WALK.

As the water gets deeper, in no time you’ll be floating and flowing.

And eventually you’re going to need to swim…or you’ll drown.

FINISHING YOUR START means you’re ALL IN, and you’re SWIMMING. 

3. Go ALL OUT.

Fully swim and flow in the deep end of the pool. Be ALL OUT…FULL OUT…so eventually so you can finish up your SHOW UP.


Then take it to the next level.

A lot of times we think about the END result, and think it’s so many miles down the road that we can’t even see the finish line, so we don’t start.

If this is YOU today, START.

Then finish what you start by FINISHING YOUR START.

Focus on simply starting and fully finishing your start. FIRST.

Start and get fully into the deep end, and immersed in your START.

Remembering that in order to get to the ultimate finish line that’s ahead, it’s going to require several finishes.

You must have several FINISHES before you get to the ultimate finish line.

The end of our lives is the ultimate finish line…and the beginning of a new to START.

It’s another ALL IN moment.

The first finish is FINISHING YOUR START.

Are you willing to be ALL IN to the start AND to go to the next FINISH?

And so on…

If you only partially START, by NOT finishing your start, you’ll keep starting…starting…starting and never finish because you haven’t first FINISHED YOUR START. (Got it?)

The key to your finish is FULLY STARTING…finish your start, my dear!

If you don’t fully finish your START, you’ll never finish your FINISH.

Starting and finishing coincide.

Finish your START so you’re able to start your FINISH.


And begin something new to START AGAIN…

This may be YOU today. If you feel as though you need to start over or start again, it’s OKAY.

Step in so you can go ALL IN. Then you can FINISH YOUR START.

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What’s the ONE thing you’ve been meaning to start, but haven’t OR you’ve started something and haven’t finished?

Write it down. Circle it.

Commit by taking a step today in the process of fully FINISHING YOUR START.


I sure hope this helps you. Thanks for tuning in today, and every day…and allowing me to SIP ON LIFE with you.

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