Stop trying to create your future. This is why…

Time…we’ve been going about it the WRONG way. Make this one SHIFT and change TIME FOREVER…

Yes, it’s about TIME.

This is today’s S.O.L. Story. This is what happened…

Oh my goodness, it changes everything!!


Stop “trying” to create your future. You can’t.

Here’s what I used to know about time:

1. We never seem to have enough of it.

But isn’t time infinite?

So is your past.

2. It goes way too fast.

But where does it go?

It goes into the past.

3. Most people live in the past.

So why not?

4. You can’t erase your past.

But you can create it, by creating the “rest of the story”…

The only thing you can create is THE PAST. YOUR PAST.

We cannot create the future. We can only create the past.

The only way to live your future is to create your past. In the present.


Most people blame their past for their present, and their present on their past. Who blames the future? Who does the past blame? Who does the future blame?

Perhaps you’ll blame your future on your past or present. So why not create an awesome past in your present?

We can’t create something that’s never happened.

The future hasn’t happened yet, and we can’t create it.

The future will ALWAYS be in the future. Tomorrow is always tomorrow, until it becomes today. Once we’re there it’s no longer “future.” It’s the present, which is the future’s past.

I know, it’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?

The only place we can create, is IN the present. (IN TIME.)

And what we’re creating is the past!

We can rewrite our past!

The future doesn’t actually exist…

The only thing that exists is our “present” creating our “past.”

And guess what, our present reflects our past.

We’re responsible for our past, not our future.

We don’t know what the future holds. BUT…

We DO know what the past holds…because we’re creating it!

WHAT ARE YOU CREATING? Are you creating a past you LOVE? (It’s not too late, my dear!)

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


Take a look at your life. Take a look at your present, and begin to see it as creating an incredible, awesome, new past.

Write down what that would look like for you.

Write down how you feel about it.

I would love to hear what you come up with.

What do you think and feel about this whole new perspective on time?

Join the MOVEMENT.

I’m going to be inviting listeners onto the program. If you have a story you’d like to share — a song to sing (but not a Poor Me Story) — send me an email at: and put SHARE MY STORY in the subject line.

S.O.L.| NOT SOLO. If you haven’t already joined the movement, you’re personally invited to come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT:

I can’t wait to meet you there, and engage with you even more!

Thank you for being here, and allowing me to sip on life with you.

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @doctorshannon! See you there…

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

I’d be more than happy to schedule a Discovery Call with you to see if Healing Life Coaching is a good fit for you. Email me at

Come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT:

By the way, if you haven’t already listened/downloaded my new song (EPISODE 291), you can also listen to it here:, and cast your vote for your favorite version.

Visit for more free resources, including my CHECKLIST FOR CHANGE, Engagement Checklist + Evaluation Rating, Six Sacred S.O.L. DATE Secrets…and a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well. You can also check out my Dr. Shannon Facebook Page for more daily S.O.L. TRAINING.

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 ( 

Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (