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Coaching Corner: K.I.S.S.

Jul 11, 2019

By Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach

Yes, we have all heard a version of this acronym-- Keep It Simple Sweetheart is my preference. And yet, how many of us hear and see these words, and continue down the merry little path of overcomplicating most everything.

Sometimes its about the drama, sometimes it is due to not knowing what you really want, sometimes its because you cannot seem to mutter the word “no,” and other times we are merely lacking the systems to alleviate the complications. There are countless more reasons that we are not going to go into at this time -- yep...I’m keeping it simple!

So, this week, please pay attention to when you are feeling overwhelmed, discouraged or just out of sorts and ask yourself one of my favorite questions -- “what wants to happen here?” Notice the italicized word “wants.” Not what “should” happen here. This is very important distinction. When you can tune yourself in this direction, you will get a more solid answer of your best direction. When you get tangled up in your “shoulds,” you may quickly find yourself in the quicksand of overcomplication, and that is never a fun place to be!

 Keep this awareness with you throughout the week, endeavoring to bring the beauty of simplicity into all areas of your life! Enjoy!


Marilou Butcher Roth

Marilou Butcher Roth

Marilou Butcher Roth is the owner of The MBR Group, a coaching and training company working primarily with REALTORS who have a desire to work and live from a more inspired place. She is also the Broker/Owner of Group REALTORS in Cincinnati.

Marilou is a member of the Ohio REALTORS Board of Directors and past chairman of the organization’s Communications Committee. Feel free to contact Marilou to see if coaching is right for you.

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