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#46: How to Deal with Discouragement

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Summary

We are here today looking at how discouragement affects your business and your personal life. We are going to talk about practical ways on how to deal with discouragement.

We speak about putting in the time and effort to see a project or an event through and not finding the results we were expecting. When we are deprived of courage or confidence, we are experiencing discouragement. You’re trying to get through the “crashing waves of life” and be successful. Today I’m going to tell you three reasons to keep you going!

Tune into the episode to listen to why you should persist and keep going, even through discouragement. Focused intensity over time, multiplied by God, gives you the momentum to keep going, also when we want to throw in the towel. Go to God in prayer, journal, meditate, or one of the eleven items I mention to rebound from discouragement. Make sure to re-evaluate your circumstance when needed. Remember to take a break and get some rest to restore your health and wellness to fill your own cup as you fill the cup of others.

In This Episode

[02:56] - Jevonnah explains what the word discouraged really means.

[03:36] - Jevonnah tells a story which relates to how we feel when we are discouraged.

[04:18] - Jevonnah tells us reason #1 we should keep going, even when we are discouraged.

[05:27] - Changing the key and unlocking a new perspective is Jevonnah’s advice.

[06:20] - Jevonnah tells us we should pray if we are in a season of discouragement and gives us 11 actionable items for when we feel discouraged from Michelle Cushatt.

[07:30] - The key is in practicing your response before discouragement happens.

[09:22] - Jevonnah speaks about having a team to support you throughout your life.

[11:06] - Jevonnah suggests cultivating what matters and choose what you want to focus on.

[11:35] - Jevonnah talks about the premise of the book, The One Thing by Gary Keller 

[11:42] - Jevonnah gives us five reasons to love being a coach.

[14:24] - Jevonnah reassures us when we go back to our why, we can evaluate our situation with clarity.

[15:55] - Jevonnah tells us the advice her mother gave her and her sister when they were little girls.

Memorable Quote or Takeaway

"Don't quit before the whistle blows. Growth takes time. Brighter Days are Ahead for You." - Jevonnah "Lady J" Ellison

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