Some Tough Love for You and Your Business

It’s time for a little tough love today.

This came about because sometimes I need a little tough love reminder myself and I like to come on and share messages that I personally need to hear myself. So, let’s get on with it then!

Did you know that you literally have five seconds to act on a thought, idea, inspiration before your brain goes to work to shut it down?

It’s true! There’s a book by Mel Robbins called The Five Second Rule. Mel explains how your brain is literally wired to shut down any idea that will cause discomfort. When I was a Pilates instructor, I used to always say “feel how your body is trying to avoid the stretch?” Well, turns out your brain can’t differentiate good pain from bad pain, so it tries to shut down any form of pain or discomfort. Whether it’s going on Facebook LIVE, heading to the gym, or reaching out to people on your list, it doesn’t matter what it is. Your brain is wired to stop you from acting. You have LITERALLY five seconds to act.

Why does this matter to me and my business?

Because it stops people from going after their dreams. Voices start to flood your brain with reasons or excuses not to go after what you want. I almost didn’t go LIVE because my little man woke up from his nap moments from me going LIVE. But I told myself if I don’t do it now, it’s not going to happen. Or take the fact that I have a baby who still isn’t quite sleeping through the night. I think about what my excuse to not do some work is and, “I’m too tired” is what I come up with, but I know that if I am to succeed, I need to push through the excuses.

You’re not alone.

The most successful people in the world don’t always feel like doing this and that or the other thing. They don’t always feel like working on their business. Think about Simon Chan, MLM Nation podcast creator. He interviews the TOP people in the industry and even he mentioned once how he doesn’t always feel like doing this stuff, but instead would rather take a nap.

So you must ask yourself, where do you want to go?

If you saw last week’s blog post, I had a LIVE Q/A with my mentor Julie Burke, who is a seven-figure earner. I’m sure she doesn’t wake up every day with this immense energy to focus on her work daily. It happens. But to make a seven-figure income, you gotta swallow the bitter pill, and keep on going.

That’s where that five-second rule can come in and be so powerful to help you move forward in your business. When you find yourself coming up with reasons or excuses that you don’t want to do this, that or the other for your business, then ask yourself what would whoever you admire do. What would they do? What would Julie Burke do?  And dare I say, what would Alison Schlicht do?

If you’re ready to work through the mindset blocks that are holding you back from exploding in your business, click here to join Elite Marketing Pro and enter the Ignition Coaching program with my personal mentor Ferny Ceballos.



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Alison is a wife, mom to 3 boys, and Mompreneur. She is a both a business coach, and a health and wellness coach. She believes that true success comes from having a positive mindset, a healthy body, and a clear plan of action in order to achieve your goals!