What to do when something is not working

December 12, 2020 No Comments

We all know those people that complain day in and day out and do nothing about changing the circumstances in their lives.

No one ever chooses to be in a not-so-ideal situation but the reality of it is that it’ll happen. Whether that situation is something you have to face consistently or if it’s something you only encounter once a year, it doesn’t feel good.

I think it’s important for us to take note of these things that don’t feel good to us and evaluate how you can change the situation in order for it to not be so bad.

I witnessed this exact thing when I enrolled my 4 year old for preschool again in September. I didn’t think I needed to do extensive research because I had him in school prior to Covid and he never really had any problems.

Boy was I wrong though. Although I thought it was harmless separation anxiety at first, I knew that something was off. My intuition was leading me to believe that maybe it wasn’t my son that was the problem but the preschool setting itself. I reevaluated my values and realized that the school didn’t align with them.

I was very clear with what I wanted in a preschool setting for my little one: I wanted a warm, loving, family-like environment that was going to make the time my son spent in school enjoyable rather than trying to avoid going to school everyday.

I remember the horrible feeling that I felt because I didn’t know what the right thing for me to do was.

Should I take him out and start the whole process over again?

What if it wasn’t the setting and it was separation anxiety in which he’d experience anywhere he went?

What if he does this in the new school?

I needed to come up with a plan. Rather than cry and complain about how this situation sucks and I wish I didn’t have to go through it, I decided to ACT.

I made a very specific plan and set a time frame to implement the plan. If it didn’t work and I was still unhappy, then I  would know it was time to start looking for new schools.

I’m so happy I listened to my intuition because I now know I made the right choice. My 4 year old is so happy in his new school which is so much more aligned with out values and I’m so happy that I didn’t wait any longer to implement my plan.

Moral of the story: if something isn’t work, come up with a plan to try something else. Get help from someone if you can’t figure out what it is that you need to do. Talk to people who may have went through something similar to get some ideas as to what you may need to do. Pay attention to your intuition and see where it’s leading to you. Take the necessary steps sooner rather than later.

Andaleeb Hamad

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

I accept the Privacy Policy

I'm an elementary school teacher and a mindset coach specifically working with parents and teachers who want to improve the way that they AND their children and students think. I will help you with strategies on improving mindset for you and the little ones in your life!

Here's how I can help!

Subscribe & Follow

Popular Topics




“I was not sure which direction I should take in my life. I was not sure if Andaleeb’s program was the best fit for me. Throughout this program I found out that I started to know exactly what I need to do to achieve my goals. My favorite part was our weekly meetings when I connect with like minded people who are looking to achieve goals in their lives. I feel like I know exactly what I need to do in order to be successful. I recommended Andaleeb training for anyone who needs guidance and inspiration. “



"The results I've gotten out of this course were ones I never expected and everything I ever needed! I came out of it much more confident and 100% readily equipped with the tools and skills necessary to hit every single one of my goals. In fact, I reached a very specific goal of mine within just one month with the help of this program, and it's something I had been attempting to reach by myself before, but never succeeded. So I can say that this WORKS! It's elevated my thinking, allowed me to learn and implement specific mindset strategies and an action plan to actually achieve said goals, and made me prepared to handle the rest of what comes my way. My favorite part of working with Andaleeb is the constant support she offers both in and outside the program. She is always so willing to help and is available whenever you need her."



“Before I started the coaching program, I was lacking self-fulfillment and I knew that it stemmed from having a weak mindset. I was my own problem and I needed to work with someone to help understand how to strengthen my mindset muscle—so that with discipline, I could work towards a bigger goal for myself. Her program was structured chronologically so that each week we kept building onto our mindset routine, which was perfectly doable for me, given the hectic work and home routine that I have. The thing I was struggling the most was I wasn’t disciplined enough to self-educate and crawl myself out of a self-created cycle of doubt, inconsistency, and vagueness; and step into the world of clarity and sunshine. And the underlying requirement to make this shift happen was to adjust my mindset so it was strong enough to muddle through my multiple mind blocks that were probably in place for the longest of times. I was struggling with OVERWHELM. Anytime I would think about wanting to set a bigger and productive goal for myself, I would have these clouds of overwhelming cast a dark shadow, and all kinds of limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome tendencies would start raining down on me. And I would deflate. I couldn’t convince myself to start because I feared facing failure throughout the process in order to reach the end goal. I knew I had potential but my problem was my mindset, and in specific, I needed clarity to combat the overwhelm that was confuddling my ability to think forward and fearlessly. he biggest takeaway I had hoped to achieve by the end of the program was to develop an awareness of my thoughts and habits that contribute to my internal impediments. I feel equipped in terms of knowledge and confidence in taking the required steps to remove my personal inhibitions revolving around my personal growth — layer by layer. “



"I discovered Andaleeb’s Positive Minded Kids page whilst scrolling on Instagram. This was at a crucial time in my life where I had to decide on a major career decision and decide on whether to move internationally. I didn’t have any hesitations prior to messaging and reaching out, as I felt that Andaleeb’s premise was clear and exactly what I was looking for. I had seen other life coaches and different types of self-help type mentors on social media, but Andaleeb seemed so relatable and personable so I felt very comfortable to communicate with her to learn more about the program. To put it simply, the program has been fantastic. I was at a point in my life where I was stuck in a fixed mindset, and couldn’t decipher my goals clearly. I have gained so much self-awareness, insight and visions for the future. Andaleeb helped me navigate a tricky move (both personally and career-wise) in my life. From gratitude, to overcoming limiting beliefs, the program was easy to follow, engaging and practical. Andaleeb was always available to answer any questions, was kind and sincere, and I’m truly grateful to have met her. I can attest that she has been a key factor in attaining my goals and would completely recommend her to anyone wishing to achieve their goals and invest in a life-changing course to become the best version of one’s self!"



Before I discovered Andaleeb, I was feeling very overwhelmed on so many grounds. I was at a stage where I was confused about what I want for myself. I was constantly thinking of amazing ideas but only to be restricted by my negative thoughts and self doubt. The restrictions I created for myself held me back from enjoying my day to day life. I came across Andaleeb through a friend on Instagram. From my first call with her regarding the program details I was confident that she was the right one. The program is structured in a progressive manner so that we weren’t overwhelmed but rather adding to our learning each week. Right at the start of the program, I set personal goals for myself that I would aim to achieve by the end of the program. I am very proud to have reached so far by improving my mindset. I have gained knowledge and understanding of all the different mindset techniques and how to implement them. I am much more confident with myself resulting in an increase in self-esteem. I am more positive and open towards my surrounding and new situation. Increasing my self awareness has enabled me to make the best and informed decisions on a daily basis. I loved working with Andaleeb because she understood the struggles I was going through. She shared great inspirations and how she overcame similar situations as me. One on one coaching was a wonderful experience knowing I can reach Andaleeb anytime and she was always there to check on my progress. I feel more at peace after working with Andaleeb.I have learned to tackle negative and unexpected situations with a calm and open mind. I am more mindful of my surrounding and learning to enjoy being in the moment. I would recommend you to take the first step of investing in yourself by reaching out to Andaleeb. She is the one on one personal coach whom you can discuss your struggles with and breakdown barriers through guidance. Prioritize whats most important to you and everything else will follow. This is a long term investment that will bring inner contentment which can not be fulfilled by materialistic goods.