My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-37

it is what it is

Today’s tip for Amazingness:

It is what it is!

or is it?

“Well, it is what it is!” we say!  On the surface it sounds like I’m really coming to terms with things and accepting them for what they are.  This may be true, but often it is really a matter of putting a period where a comma needs to go!  In other words it can be a defeatist attitude that stops us in our tracks.

Maybe I have a hot date with my husband and get all dressed up.  14 outfit choices later I look in the mirror sigh and say to myself “It is what it is!”  usually I quote Babe and say “That’ll do pig, that’ll do” then shrug and say “It is what it is”!  I’m not calling myself a pig, I just like the quote, by the way.  Maybe I’m coming up with ideas for my business and look at what I’ve done and say “it is what it is”.  Another scenario is a relationship that needs some good discussion and healthy boundaries.  It could be any number of things that we look at, access, and then determine we are done and it is as good as it gets.

There are times when we do not have the ability to make change, it is not ours to control and we must move on, move forward, or just deal with the situation and in these cases we insert a period and we accept that “it is what it is”.  Period, the end.  This can be positive, negative, or even neutral and we may need to deal with consequences, but we move on.  Turn the page, start the next chapter… you get the picture.

I’m not talking about this type of situation.  I’m talking about situations where we reach the apathy wall.  We just decided to insert the period even though the situation calls for a comma.  Meaning we should take a pause and then keep on going, but we don’t we just call it “good enough”.  Don’t give up on yourself or a situation where you have the power to affect change! Insert a comma, it means there is more to come!

Let’s look at my above examples:
  • Getting ready for my date, 14 outfits later
    • I could just need some new clothes, maybe mine don’t fit properly or are outdated
    • Maybe it is a reflection on my body image and I need to decide
      • is it justified, meaning do I need to exercise and eat better to lose a little weight
      • is it mental and I need to improve my view of myself
  • I have a project or something with my business and hit the wall
    • Do I have clear direction? Do I know who, what, why etc. ?
    • Do I need to get someone else involved to help me either to brainstorm or because the job was too big?
    • Is it mine to carry?
  • Relationships
    • Do I accept a shallow relationship because I don’t try to go deeper?
    • Do I accept mistreatment because I won’t set boundaries?
    • Do I do my part? Do I invest, nurture, and build my relationship?
    • Do I even own it?  Sometimes instead of it is what is we decide to move forward even at the risk of losing a relationship or letting it stay as it is, but making sure we don’t stay where we are.

These are just some examples, but I hope you see that in these situations the power to make change is in my hand, I just have to get my head into it.

How do we make change or begin to want to make change? How to change from a period to a comma, move from “It is what it is” to “it is just the beginning” or “I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me”:
  • Find your why!  Why are you doing what you are doing, what is your purpose
  • Find out why you feel stuck?  Ask yourself questions, see how you really feel and find out why.
  • Identify the things you can change
  • Get a new perspective, shake things up a little!  Try looking at things from a different angle or do something new.
  • Find a social group that energizes you and encourages you
  • Brainstorm
  • Talk to a friend, get advice
  • Once you have defined the problem areas write out your plan of attack
  • Get some accountability.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Make sure you just hit a bump in the road and that you aren’t depressed.  If you feel apathetic about everything or many things I suggest talking to a counselor just to see where you are and what is really going on.

Today make an amazing choice, choose to make change in at least one situation where you had the attitude of “It is what it is”.  Make it be what it should be…amazing!

My journey to amazing:

My Shaklee Life: I love having a Shaklee business.  I enjoy the income it brings in, but more than that I really love the fact that every day I get to help someone else be healthier and help them be their best version of themselves.  In my journey to amazing I intend to grow my business and help more people and have fun in the process. If you’d like to learn more about Shaklee email me at

“Like” My Shaklee Life Facebook page and learn health and fitness tips as well as more about Shaklee.


My Life of Well Being: It is my determination to be more fit, and develop healthy holistic attitudes towards my health and my body.  I choose to do this through education, exercise, caring for myself, and healthy eating and Shaklee.

Here is my Shaklee 180 fitness plan.  If you you’d like to join me ask me about becoming a member and having access to the 180 fitness plan, meal plans and nutrition guides.

Every morning I drink a Life Shake and take a Life Strip- Strip and Shake!

Monday & Thursday: Upper

Tuesday & Friday: Core

Wednesday & Saturday: Lower

I also add in Yoga and Tai Chi and Dolphin Pushups -oof and walking!

What is 180?  Take a look at this video, but take note that the 180 shake has been upgraded and improved to the new Life Shake.

What motivates you? Reply and share your motivating tricks and tips.

 100 Days to Amazing!  You can do amazing things. I believe you can; you believe you can too!

What the 100 Days is about:

I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried?  I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual!  What could I do in 100 days? This blog is a journey, an exercise in learning ways to be the best me, I can be and to help you be the best you, you can be while I’m at it!

Thanks for joining me on this journey!


All photography is by me. Feel free to share, but I ask that you credit the photo to my Lisa Wright Burbach.  To see more of my photos visit my flickr site and Instagram listed to the right.  I also have some photography on Pinterest.


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