It’s time to get addicted to your growth, and this is why…

Today’s S.O.L. Story is inspired by the beginning of my two newest addictions.

1. Bouldering — AKA wall climbing.


2. Letter writing with my new fountain pen, Rosie.

And this is what they have in common.

The desire to IMPROVE. The want to see progress. The need to grow.

Yes, I believe it’s a NEED. Seriously, a basic requirement for life.

Growth is memorable, because we’re geared for it.

It’s when we’re growing that we’re most focused, but also it feels the most unfamiliar.

When I look at the word, IMPROVE…

I think of the desire to PROVE ourselves.

OR to prove something to ourselves.

Let’s face it…this drives a lot of behaviors.

However, if you truly believe in yourself, do you really need to PROVE “it” to anyone else or prove yourself to anyone else — including yourself?


OR, I am proven or I am proof.

What is the evidence that you’re seeing each day that proves you’re growing?

Truly, it’s addicting…because it’s required for LIFE.

That is, if you desire a happy, healthy life.

If you desire a memorable life, then you must have a life full of growth.

It’ll not only be more memorable, but also more fun.

Especially when you change and grow by choice.

Growth by desire, decision, and dedication create DOING that goes beyond “HAVE TOS” into a LIFE OF BEING and HAVING.

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


Where in your life do you feel a strong desire to IMPROVE?

How are you measuring your progress — where you are and where you’re going?

You must locate where you are.

You must clearly define and declare where you’re going.

This is KNOWING.

Then get doing and flowing.


Remember, you cannot expect what you’re not willing to inspect.

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

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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 ( 

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

Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (