5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Unstuck

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Unstuck

Do you find yourself in a situation where it seems like nothing is moving forward or at least the things you want to move forward are not? Do you feel like a certain or the entire part of your life is stagnant? Other than the old routine, there are no new exciting things.  And to make matters worse, you have no clue what your next move should be. Allow me to start by saying that you are not alone, Maven!

According to a recent study, about 69% of any population find themselves trapped and stuck in the same old routine. If this sounds like you or someone you know, the key out of this situation is in asking yourself the right questions. Further down, we’ll be discussing these questions which will open your mind to find the answers to your problems and ultimately, get unstuck. Before we do that, let’s understand what it means to get stuck.

What it Means to Feel Stuck

Feeling stuck could either be in your career or your personal life. This is a feeling that makes you think that you’ve gone too deep on a current path that you can’t make any more changes. It’s a feeling that makes you acknowledge that you need to do something to get yourself out of your current state but are unable to do so.

This feeling if left unbridled could lead to making drastic decisions or completely abandoning one’s goals and dreams. Hence, you need to tackle it head-on by finding out ways to propel yourself out of your current situation and get unstuck. 

Here are five simple questions you should ask yourself to get unstuck.

1. Are you facing an obstacle that’s keeping you stuck or is it fear?

The feeling of being stuck always comes with the conviction that you can’t do anything about your situation. You know you have to do something to get out of it, sometimes you might even know what to do but can’t get yourself to do it because you just believe you can’t. The question you must ask yourself is how true this is? Is it true that you can’t do it? Is there really an obstacle why you can’t do it or are you simply afraid to do it? 

Fear has a sneaky way of disguising itself to look like things we just “accept” as obstacles. Learn how to identify the real deal. Asking yourself this important question will help you identify the real obstacle. If your problem is fear, then you will be ready at this point to face those fears and tackle them.

2. Can you define your goals clearly?

Sometimes people get stuck because they’re not sure exactly what they want to do or achieve. You might think you have something in mind but if it’s too big, you could get stuck because you’re not sure exactly what you have to do or where to start. Clearly define your goals. If it’s too big, break it into smaller actionable steps you can execute. This will help you get clarity.

So, to get unstuck, it is important to understand why clarity has such an impact on what we believe we can do, what we actually do, and the outcomes we reach.

3. Do you have the resource you need already?

Another factor that could keep you stuck is the feeling that you don’t have the resources necessary to navigate out of your situation. Check again, most times, we have all we need to get unstuck without knowing it. In reality, I estimate that 80% of the time, we already have the resources we need.  

Don’t jump to conclusions just because you don’t see it right away. Think about your resources, think about your friends, mentors, and connections on your email, phone, or even on social media. Does anyone have those resources? If you still think they don’t have it, does any of them know someone who has those resources?

Reassess your contacts and you’re most likely to find out that the resources you need to get unstuck have been right in your palm all this while.

4. What’s your why?

One of the most important questions you must ask yourself to either get unstuck or remain unstuck is why you do the things you do each day. For example, before you can enjoy your job and show up to work every day for many years, your “why” has to be deeper than getting money to pay the bills. Finding the reason behind your daily actions can help prepare you even better, inspire and motivate you to make the right choices.

By asking yourself this question, you’ll live an intentional life, especially in today’s busy and distracted world. This will help you get unstuck, remain focused on what’s important, and prevent you from getting stuck again.

5. Who’s in your circle or network?

The feeling or thoughts that you can’t do anything is often louder when we have people who think the same way. It’s impossible to get unstuck when you struggle to believe it’s possible. If you have people around you who cannot speak to you positively about your goals, encourage you, and remind you that it’s possible to achieve anything, then it’s time to change your circle of friends.

Surround yourself with positive people. Learn from them and what they’ve done that inspires you. This will help you believe in the possibility of achieving your goals. It will also inspire you to take a step forward to getting yourself unstuck. Find mentors, read inspiring books and listen to podcasts from people who have achieved similar goals and dreams, and get motivated.

Be gentle with yourself as you move to get unstuck. It probably won’t be a pretty process and you might feel lost during some of it. That’s normal.

Don’t allow negative self-talk to delay you in moving from STUCK TO EXECUTION!

Check out this video on 7 Ways To Add Joy To Your Life that can also support you as you move through your journey of getting to unstuck. I would love to hear your feedback on how you found these questions useful. You can leave a comment on my YouTube (Miara Shaw), blog, or DM me on IG @mavenmiara.

3 Solutions To Help Create Your Balanced Rhythm

3 Solutions To Help Create Your Balanced Rhythm

Busy definitely seems to be the accepted normal. But how are you balancing your busy? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your balanced rhythm and is it negatively impacting your mental and emotional health? Don’t fret…
You’re not the only one! I still have days of feeling off my rhythm.
It is extremely important to create a healthy lifestyle balance between what you love to do and what you have to do. By not harmonizing yourself in valued areas of your life, your personal and professional life will suffer the consequences.
How can you create your balanced rhythm? Well, there are many ways you can adjust your life to find your rhythm. I like to call this finding your balanced rhythm, a place where you prioritize both your work and your well-being.  xoNeCole also shares 5 smart ways to upgrade work work-life balance.
Everyone’s balanced rhythm is unique, so it should be specifically tailored to you and your needs. Down below, I have listed 3 solutions I find work exceptionally well in helping me create my balanced rhythm. I hope they will help you find the lifestyle balance that you need so that you don’t sacrifice your:
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Mental Sanity

“The work is not skippable”™ and you are worth the work!

  • #1 Designate “Me” Time!

There might be a million things going in your life, but the most important one must be your own mental health. You can’t find success without taking care of your own needs first. If you aren’t happy in your personal life, this can and will affect your professional one! It is crucial you make time for you. Whether that is meditating, reading a book, taking a bath, or exercising, I want you to weave them into your daily tasks. This can change your entire outlook while reducing your stress levels. You’ll feel refreshed, revived, and it will help refocus your goals. A side effect just might be you that you fall in love or rediscover what your purpose is, especially if you lost track of your why.

  • #2 Schedule Your Day

I find scheduling in what I have to do and what I should be doing, is a great way to keep myself balanced and on-track. If I don’t make a schedule including my personal priorities, then I will fully immense myself in my work (because I’m a ‘doer’), neglecting what I need to be doing. Set some alarms on your phone! Remind yourself to step away and to take a break. Designate time during your day to focus on you and your loved ones. When your work is done, sign off completely. Don’t allow yourself to stress over anything within your business/career past the ‘clock out’ time. Set designated work hours and stick to them. Set that boundary maven! This will prevent your work from bleeding into your personal life and help you enjoy your time away from the office to help prevent burnout. If possible, try to unplug from technology by a certain time each day! My calendar has become my secret weapon when looking to balance my own time with my professional time! If you saw my calendar you might say WTH Maven!  But it’s a well-oiled tool at this point!

  • #3 Take On Less

 You are not superwoman (hell her azz isn’t even REAL – SIGH), and no one expects you to be! You are human; you are smart, and you are strong. However, you can’t actually work all 24 hours within the day. Don’t overexert yourself and don’t accept more ‘STUFF’ than you can physically and mentally handle. You have the power to set your boundaries! Make sure what you accept fits into your designated hours of your workday. Learn to say no! No gracias — if you need it in another language! Overwhelm happens when you take on more than you can manage. Allow your brain to recharge, it requires downtime too!

Finding yourself out of balance, where you’re sacrificing your relationships, health, and mental sanity for your business/career, is simply unattainable and unsustainable. I believe you can still become successful at your business or pursuing your dream career, without neglecting your personal life. I actually think it’s necessary!

You will become stronger and more passionate than you were before. I can guarantee you will fall in love with what you do! You won’t feel overworked, overwhelmed, neglected, or that you’re missing out on life.

Sit with yourself maven. Come to know what brings you happiness, which includes people, activities, and the things that help you shine!

Need a little help to create your balanced rhythm? Then schedule a FREE 30 minute clarity session with me and let’s get your rhythm figured out.

Don’t hesitate! Do it for you!

Once you have your BAM Session with me I assure you will will have better clarity on creating and how to execute the rhythm that works for you.
You can leave a comment below or text me at 713-528-8071.

Remember…“The work is not skippable™”.

5 Strategies to Spring Into Execution!

5 Strategies to Spring Into Execution!

I live in Houston so most times we don’t have a “real” winter but nonetheless, I’m always happy to usher in springtime.  I definitely enjoy warmer weather over colder.
Spring is bright and colorful and exciting. It’s new! Yeah, that’s it, we like new!
As we transition from one season to the next, if we are not intentional we can carry the dullness and sense of hibernation right over into spring.
It’s spring so that means it’s time to freshen things up.  Don’t just do spring cleaning in your home and business, do it for YOU also.  Shape Magazine shares 10 healthy reasons to love spring that will also help to energize you.

In this video, I’ve shared 5 Strategies To Help You Spring Into Execution!

In this video, I share my strategies to BAM (Bust a Move) and Spring into Execution this spring!  


1.  Drop the winter weight.

•  I’m so not talking about body pounds! This weight is just as important that we intentionally keep it lean also.


2.  Do a little one, two step.

•  Yep! Now I’m talking about your body, your temple. You only have one.


3.  Freshen & Focus.

•  Give a winterized idea a spring touch and watch it blossom.


4.  Define your goal with an outcome and deadline.

•  Give clarity to your outcomes and reduce your feelings of being overwhelmed.


5.  Connect with an accountability partner.

•  This is such a powerful asset in your growth! Don’t skip this part.

These 5 strategies help you take action in your Spring readiness.  Action, that’s what we call BAM (Bust A Move) here at Maven Nation.  Make sure to watch the video for more ideas and tips.

Are you ready?

Once you view the video I would love to hear what you think your most challenging step might be.  I might have some other resources I can share with you because I want you to BAM!  You can leave a comment on my YouTube or blog, shoot me an email or DM me on social.
Don’t delay!

Do your spring readiness now because “The work is not skippable™”.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Unstuck

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Unstuck

Allow me to start by saying, you are not alone if you are feeling stuck.
A recent study has found that 69% of people feel trapped in the same old routine, and only 3 out of 10 people are happy with their lives.  People are feeling stuck. This article on Lifehack shares even more insight into these stats.
We all experience this feeling at times but the key is what are you going to do about feeling stuck?

In this video I share 3 questions to ask yourself that will help you move from STUCK to EXECUTION:

In the video above, I go over questions in these 3 areas:

1.  Obstacles

•  Fear has a sneaky way of disguising itself to look like things that we just “accept” as obstacles. Learn how to identify the real deal.

2.  Clarity

•  Understand why this ‘c’ word has such an impact on what we believe we can do, what we actually do, and the outcomes we reach.

3.  Resources

•  I estimate that 80% of the time, we already have the resources we need. Guess where it is?

Be gentle with yourself as you move to get unstuck. It probably won’t be a pretty process and you might feel lost during some of it. That’s normal.
Don’t allow negative self-talk to yourself from yourself to be the delay in you moving to execution.
Once you view the video I would love to hear your feedback on how you found these questions useful. You can leave a comment on my YouTube or blog, shoot me an email or DM me on social.