Issues, Stress, and Overwhelm….Oh My! By Livvie Matthews

There is a saying I like: “Some day’s peanuts and some day’s shells.” Which day are you having?

To top it off, it seems when you look on Facebook all you see is Happy, Happy, Happy posts. So am I the only person that has a “shell” of a day sometimes? 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I’d like to see some posts about the real struggles they are having along the way and more importantly….how they overcame them.

I struggle and I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t, or who hasn’t, struggled at one time or another. We have our ups and our downs. Things work and they don’t work. There are successes and there are failures. It’s not always roses.

Some of the issues I deal with:
Hubby is a dialysis patient and on dialysis 3 times a week
I do all the driving now since hubby also has a vision problem
Had to put our 17 year old cat to sleep leaving a big void in our lives
I have arthritis in both knees making walking more difficult at times
With hubby being unable to help, I do 98% of all the house hold tasks
Trying to stay focused on marketing my business

I’m an online marketing business coach and a solutions provider. I love helping my clients and students find a way to overcome overwhelm and frustration associated with online marketing and building their business.

I don’t try to sell them on making 6 figures or even 5 figure incomes. I just like helping them get from where they are right now, to where they would like to be for a better lifestyle a few “notches” beyond where they are now. That IS completely doable.

Do I ever feel like throwing up my hands and quitting? Yes, but it’s normal and is just a fleeting thought, because I really enjoy what I do…even when it’s during those “shell” days 🙂

When you see all those Happy, Happy, Happy posts, just remember: Even though you don’t see them, those people have, or have had, issues of some kind too. They too, go through “shell” days!

So how can you work though them because what works for one person may not work for you.

• Find how and when you work best…and just keep pushing through. Maybe you work better in the afternoons or evenings. Not everyone is a morning person and that’s OK!

• Focus! Tackle one issue or one project at a time. Multitasking is not always the answer and can lead to having too many projects going at one time and some not even getting completed.

• Create your priority list of 3 items for every day. Then put your blinders on and focus!! Set a timer for some specific time you just work on getting the projects done. No emails, no phone, no texting, and no social media. Focus on the task at hand!

Also as you work through your issues, create some blog posts and social media posts, even post in some of the groups you’re in…about the issue and how you worked through the issue. You could even do a webinar or FB LIVE video. This will help keep you visible to your tribe and audience.

I guarantee you there will be others reading your posts that are going through the same issues and will not only relate to your posts but will love seeing how you worked through it. It gives them hope!

Sometimes it seems there are days that are way more shells than peanuts, but let’s look closer at that. Most of the time for every one peanut shell, there are two or three peanuts inside that one shell.

So even on a “shell” day, we might end up with more “peanuts”… if we look close enough.


Livvie Matthews ​​​​​​​is an online marketing business coach and solutions provider. Through online programs and coaching, Livvie teaches her clients how to remove the frustration and overwhelm of online marketing and helps them get from where they are right now, to where they would like to be for a better lifestyle a few “notches” beyond where they are now.

Prior to starting her coaching business, Livvie spent 30+ years working front desk as office manager in the dental profession, 20+ years online marketing experience, and worked monthly social media management in her own business for two years. Livvie’s walked in your shoes and knows the value online marketing can bring to your business.

If you’re ready to start building and expanding your online presence she invites you to schedule a Complimentary Business Strategy Session at . She will get on the phone with you, listen and then discuss your circumstances, and you will usually leave the call with at least one strategy for you to implement when you get off the phone! Just follow the Steps and schedule a time that’s convenient to YOU!

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