Stop should-ing yourself and get on with it!

I haven’t posted in awhile and I apologize. I feel guilty about it and I’m plagued by “shoulds” (as in I should have written on this day, or I should have posted about such and such). Should-ing yourself is tiring so I’m done. I encourage you to be done with the shoulds in your life (and business), too!

This morning I was out the door by 6:30am to attend a networking breakfast I had been invited to. As a newbie here in the Victoria business scene I decided it wasn’t good enough to tell myself that I should go to this event, but that I must go to this event. I kicked some should and got busy doing business, and I have a meeting in the works with a new potential client. SCORE!

So, what are you “shoulding” about in your business life or personal life? What could you start acting on instead? The thought “I should go for a run” popped into my head last night so I put on my sneakers and hit the road. I turned a should into a task I would act on right away.  And I did act on it! I got that shit done, friends!


I attended a Jill Payne ( workshop as a birthday gift to myself back in April, and she mentioned Mel Robbins’ 5 second rule (…roughly translated, she states that if something pops into your head, you must act on it within 5 seconds or it very easily becomes one of those nasty, stinky shoulds. I’ve been trying to do just that more often: the idea to contact someone pops into my head so I pull over if necessary and fire off an email or text; going for a run or doing a yoga video wanders through my mind so I get changed and get moving…get it? What could you stop putting off and start acting on?

I’m here to help fitness and wellness businesses grow by getting out there and by reaching clients in unique and fun ways. Is your business ready to stop shoulding its pants and ready to start growing its impact?



Published by Mindset Events

I have been active in the fitness and wellness industry for almost 20 years and I've combined my love for event planning with my love of fitness! I help other businesses share their talents with the world through custom-built live events. I have Bachelor of Science Honours in Human Kinetics and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Ottawa and I have been a Personal Trainer Specialist with CanFitPro since 2005.

One thought on “Stop should-ing yourself and get on with it!

  1. I love this post Shannon, and thanks for sharing . Very inspiring and so true. My list of shoulds is way too long! I’ll get right on it ! Wish you the best in Victoria. Ros


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