Ep #11 A Few Tips to Handle Discouragement

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.

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“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

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

CONCLUSION:

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.

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Ep #10 | How to Turn Fear Into Your Opportunity

Do you have a fear of success?

 Can you handle failures, or are you afraid to make mistakes? Are you afraid of succeeding or fear what might happen when you don’t? The fear of success might sound crazy to many but it’s real. In episode #10 of “Raw and Unscripted,” the master motivational coach Christopher Rausch talks to us about the many ways we sabotage ourselves when it comes to success.

 

Fear of success is a semblance of fear that happens when people fail to perform at their best because they fear success will lead to disappointment.

Most of us are going to feel this way because of the way we were raised, or we just give up on the first try. Listen here as Christopher talks about the many ways, we sabotage ourselves that keep us from achieving success. – (audio) 2:02

 

The most important thing we need to do is reframe our mindset.

Think of all the things you could accomplish if you weren’t scared of the outcome. As Christopher says, “We stay in our short-term gratifications again versus the long-term results”. Changing your perception is key to moving forward to get out of our comfort zone. – (audio) 5:29

 

Think about the legacy you want to live.

Where do you want to be? What is your life going to look like years from now? If you don’t face your fears you might not be happy with the situation your in and may never be successful at anything you truly want. This is where Christopher tells us why we need to get out of this mindset. – (audio) 12:11

 

“Feel the fear and do it anyway” – Author: Susan Jeffers

  • Listening to Christopher break down all the steps we can take to get over our fear of success was my take away from episode # 10.As a matter of fact he makes it a point to tell you that If you want true success, if you want to get out of the situation your in, you’re going to have to face your fears.(audio)  Christopher Rausch uses some of his own experiences as an example and tells you how he got through it to move forward with confidence.

 

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1.When you think about it, our parents and our teachers and society tell us to be careful and not risk things. – (audio) 2:02

2.We always think about all the bad things that can happen when we take risks. Keep in mind that falling isn’t part the of failure: it’s the staying down. – (audio) 6:08

3.If you fail will you survive? Will you learn something, or be successful? Because of all these failures and mistakes, if you look at them as bad, and if you look at them as things to avoid you will never reach your goal. – (audio) 8:06

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