Suck it up, Buttercup.

There's a phrase that my clients hear often:

"Suck it up."

(Usually said really quickly - suuuckitup. And, Mom, I promise it's not in a mean tone.)

Why? They usually have something they've been putting off, which is why they call me. Then, they try to still put it off while I'm there. The only way to deal with these things that have been put off is to just suck it up and do it and that's why I say it.

(My other most used phrase is "Rip off the Band-Aid.")

I was recently working with this lovely woman. When I did the home consult, she lamented about an old freezer on her back patio. It wasn't a permanent fixture, just broken and needed to be hauled off.

The next week, I returned to her home to start our work together. She again mentioned the freezer and how embarrassed she was about it. Through the course of our work and conversation, I found out that the city will haul it off for free. All she had to do was call.

"Then why haven't you done it?" I asked.

"I don't know," she replied.

"Call."

"What?"

"Call them right now."

"But we're talking."

"Then I'm not saying another word until you do it. Suck it up and call right. now!"

*blank stare*

"GO!"

She found the number and called. Mere moments later the task she'd been putting off for months was complete and a serious weight had been lifted off her shoulders. (and patio!)

Do you have something small that you're putting off for absolutely no reason? Well then, suck it up, Buttercup! Go take care of it right this instant and note how much better you feel once it's done. I assure you that you're putting more energy and time into thinking about it than it will even take to accomplish.

What are you waiting for?? GO!