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#CoachingCorner: I’ve Got Nothing!

#CoachingCorner: I’ve Got Nothing!

Jun 7, 2024

Each week I place myself in front of my computer and decide what topics seem the most relevant for my readers.  Today, as I prepare to write, nothing, and I mean nothing, is popping into my head.  I look around my office at my myriad of books up on the selves hoping for some inspiration.  They merely sit in well bound determination, providing not a bit of inspiration.  I ask myself how my lack of direction might be of service.  Surely, others have had a point where they were not able to access desired information in their brain.

Aha! That’s the ticket!  Others have faced moments in their lives when their best efforts have left them without the answer they desperately sought….and, I am here to tell you that this is not the catastrophe you might think it is.

How do you handle hitting a mental wall?  What do you do when the answers you are looking for are eluding you?  Do you hunker down, tighten up and attempt to force your brain into action?  That method has been tried by many, myself included, without much success.

What if you didn’t force or fret?  What if you just let things be, trusting that you will get the information you need, or at least a direction to find it?  Face it, sometimes we do not have the answers that we want and that can, indeed, be frustrating.  Here’s the thing…the more we focus on the fact that we don’t have answers, the less likely they are to show up.  Period.

The next time you find yourself in this position, relax and take some deep breaths.  Get curious.  Or perhaps you distract yourself with something else for a bit.  Be gentle, be kind to yourself and I promise you that your frustration will ease up, allowing your answers to come.


I guess I did have something after all!

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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