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The Thing Is July.

Life is a wonderful thing, and the more we live it, the more ups and downs we seem to have. Sometimes life is lifting us to the highest of heights, and sometimes life is taking us to the lowest of lows. It’s kind of like being on a rollercoaster, with twists, turns, the steep climb up to the top, and the screaming rush down where our life is flashing past our eyes and we want to hop off the ride. Then it is the “oh gawd, I wasn’t prepared for this double loop, I didn’t sign up for that when I hopped on the ride”. And we often hop off, shaken, saying we will never ever do that again, or we are elated and so excited and cannot wait to do it all over again, we are on top of the world!

But the thing is, so many of us only want to stay positive in life when life is happy, fun, exciting and going our way. But if you are anything like me, when life is not going the way you want it to, we feel frustrated, rejected, resentful, sad, and a whole heap of other emotions we don’t want to be feeling.

I’d like you to try something with me.

Whenever life is throwing lemons and you are feeling stressed, unhappy, sad or any other emotion that you don’t want to be feeling, give yourself an amount of time to feel that way then literally shake it off.

Some emotions we need to feel, sure, I am not saying to not feel stuff. But feelings like frustration, rejection, resentment etc. are things that we really should shake off.

My team and I do it in the office, and I also do it at home. If I start feeling an emotion I don’t want to feel, I literally think about it, then shift energy and will do something like dance around, be silly, tickle someone, do a funny noise, sing loud and proud in the worst voice I can find; basically anything to change the way I am feeling so that I stop feeling that way.

The thing is, life is too short to be feeling emotions that really are a waste of space. But we always need to remember that life needs ups and downs, it means we are living life to the fullest. If it’s just one straight line, then like a heart monitor, we are walking dead.

So embrace those lows, and enjoy those highs and when you are feeling a way you don’t want to feel, get Taylor Swift in your head and literally Shake It Off!

Have a great month,



  • Bree James

    Bree James, epitomises ‘entrepreneur’. From starting her first official business at the age of eighteen, to running one of Australia’s most successful regional publishing companies, Bree has entrepreneurial DNA in every fibre of her being. The eternal solution finder, Bree’s innate ability to seize opportunity and fill market gaps has attributed to her huge success in the business world. But she’s more than just the driving force behind her own enterprises. Working with organisations around the country, Bree is also an acclaimed presenter, author, podcaster, travel writer, YouTuber, performer, and an inspirational mentor to small business owners everywhere. Her philosophy in life is to be brave, be bold and be brilliant.