BEYOND Podcast Ep. 262: Why Thinking Positive Doesn’t (Always) Work – And What’s Even Better

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The coach for moms called to business and host of the podcast BEYOND. I'm on a mission to help you grow as a person. 

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"Don't worry, be happy." If only it were that easy, right?

Having a positive outlook on life is valuable when it comes to your mental and emotional well-being. The problem?

Life isn't always positive. There are difficult times. There are legitimate problems that can't be overlooked or brushed off with a positive thought. There are times when we are going to want to feel upset, disheartened and angry by the circumstances of life.

In a world that chants the sentiment of "good vibes only" and "be happy" thoughts, it's easy to think there's something wrong with us if we don't feel this way. But there's a difference between thinking on purpose, and choosing thoughts that are helpful and valuable to us, and simply believing you just need to think positive about anything and everything.

On this episode of BEYOND, you'll learn:

• Why thinking positive doesn't (always) work

• How positive thinking can make you feel miserable

• What you're really trying to accomplish with "positive thinking" and what's even better

• The difference between thinking positive and thinking on purpose

• 4 ways positive thinking can actually make you feel worse

If you're ready to continue the conversation beyond the podcast, if you are ready for the combination of life support and business strategy you need in navigating the highs and lows as a mom and entrepreneur, I want to invite you to apply for 1:1 coaching. Working with me privately is kind of like having a business therapist, marketing strategist and personal trainer for your brain all-in-one.

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This is the podcast for moms called to business as creative entrepreneurs and coaches. Through mindset and strategy, I help you leverage your faith and your beliefs to get out of your own way so that you simplify, focus and build a business that serves you, your family and your clients well – a business run with integrity that creates both income and impact. Around here, we go beyond the surface and dive deep into what matters most. We talk about mindset, faith, motherhood, money, marketing, messaging and more. So much of why you were called to business is because of who you’re becoming along the way. As your coach, my job is to help you grow your business. My mission is to help you grow as a person.


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