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Coaching Corner: Boo!

Oct 30, 2020

By Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach

Tomorrow is Halloween, albeit a weird Halloween, as each county is participating differently to accommodate COVID-19. I know, I am over it too! Many of my clients are currently experiencing a state of underlying discontent, due to our circumstances right now. Seriously, is this the year of the biblical plagues?? Virus, fires, hurricanes, killer hornets -- oh my gosh! And…we have had snakes at our house!!!!

Each of us handle and experience these events differently. The key here is to be aware of how you personally move through these challenges. Having the awareness of being angry or that nagging fear that may bubble up.

If you read Coaching Corner regularly, you will not find any of this information terribly new. However, whether you have heard this from me before, or this is your first time, it bears repeating. Paying attention to what is happening for you is at the heart of being an emotionally intelligent human, and is extremely important.

If you notice that you are snapping at your loved ones, or feeling like you are on edge, please pay attention. It may appear that you are edgy and angry, and I invite you to delve just a bit deeper to uncover either sadness or fear, which hides nicely behind anger. And, here is the cool part. You do not have to do anything with what you discover. When you can acknowledge your emotional state, the grip it had on you loosens, even if only a little.

Don’t be afraid to look! No tricks here!


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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