A Few Tips on How to Handle Discouragement
Here’s a funny fact, you can’t act in a great way against a negative feeling until you first admit you have one. If you’re like the rest of us, you probably have experienced how discouragement has a way of popping up whether it be at our worst and yes even at our best of times!
In episode #11 of “Raw and Unscripted”, we learn how Christopher found himself discouraged at a time he thought he was at his best while being a Life Coach and Keynote Speaker.
Below we invite you to listen to how Christopher identified his role in his discouragement and how he chose to handle it.
“Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? “
– Christopher Rausch
I Thought I Had Done Everything Right
The name Christopher Rausch was finding itself more popular in the personal development circles as a Keynote Speaker and Life Coach. After working with one of the top motivational influencers in the World (Les Brown), Christopher was ready to put all his knowledge and passion on to the stage where it all will finally pay off figuratively and literally! But then something happens, here is Christopher sharing how he thought he had done everything right, but it went all wrong and why. (audio) 1:02
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Get A Rubber Band
As we listened to Christopher’s own experience, we learned how discouragement can lead to the floor dropping out from under us, One thing that is clear in his story is that negative self-talk can be a catalyst to self-destruction and sabotage. Yeah, I know we both are picturing that chemistry experiment that went all wrong. You know the one where you put the wrong ingredient in by mistake! Before you knew it you had an overflowing problem! Christopher knows firsthand how negative self-talk can spiral into a lot of what we don’t need or want. Take a listen to how he uses a simple rubber band to help him (audio) 5:20
Something For You – Here’s a link to an article on the benefits of positive self-talk we believe can be helpful – https://www.healthline.com/health/positive-self-talk
Why It Is Better to Focus on the Process and Not Just the Result
How many times have you found yourself where things are going fine, maybe even progressing but then you have a roadblock of sorts? Maybe it was a mistake on your part or maybe it was just life’s circumstances that had you say never mind or it can’t be done. Let’s face it life is not an ideal scenario. I mean there are any number of factors that can dart into your perfect plan and send you down just like the board game “Chutes and Ladders” This is why Christopher believes it is better to keep your focus on the process more than just the result. Take a listen (audio) 12:03
What I like about this episode is the authentic way Christopher displays how discouragement can be like. I mean he makes no bones about it, he quit! At a time where he was kicking ass and taking names as his brand was on fire, he had about with discouragement that made him question just about everything. So, what better representative to show what you can do to battle through discouragement than someone who has been there and done that? I also like the practical tips that Christopher mentions to keep us focused on the process and not just the result and yeah he’s not the first that uses a rubber band to snap someone back to reality but at least he is walking the walk instead of just the same old self-help talk.