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Coaching Corner: The Beauty of Simplicity

Coaching Corner: The Beauty of Simplicity

Oct 27, 2023

Are you one of those people who tend to complicate matters when in fact they could be more simple?  My hand is up, how about yours?  This isn’t something that happens often with me anymore, and yet, it does still happen.

One of the unspoken messages that I absorbed from my family was that life is hard.  Hmm, as I think of the unspoken way I received this message, I also realize that there were some spoken ones as well.  Bringing both together left me with a pattern of thought that had me looking through the lens of life being hard, which would show up in all areas of my life, work, relationships, parenting.  You name it, and I could creatively find ways to make it harder.

While there are countless beliefs that we each hold, today I am focusing only on how we make things hard for ourselves.   How does your body react when you are moving into a space of making things hard?  I notice that mine becomes tight and my breath is no longer full.  Again, we each have our own flavor of this, and the key is to notice what happens and realize this is a clue that we are creating a harder path than necessary.

Once you have identified that you are in “hard” mode, you can find ways to make things easier.  If you noticed your body reacting similarly to what I described above, you might intentionally take some deep breaths and perhaps move your body to loosen things up.  You can ask yourself how this particular action you are encountering could happen more easily. 

There is no magic potion for this, notice and get curious.  This will lead you to answers, and surprisingly, they may be simpler than you could imagine.  Have fun with this one!

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.

Contact Marilou at  to see if coaching is right for you.

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