9 Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Starting Now

I completed the Uplevel Your Life mastery program in 2011, and the one thing that profoundly changed my life more than anything else was committing to going complaint-free. It didn’t mean that I never complained again, but that I am more aware and open to SOLUTIONS. 

I’d like to share an article written by Christine Kane, a phenomenal business and life coach who I learned a ton from. Her perspective on going complaint-free is awesome, enjoy!




9 Irresistible Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Starting Nowby Christine Kane

In my Uplevel Your Life Mastery Program, there’s a contract.

It’s a commitment that each participant will go complaint-free, criticism-free, whine-free, and gossip-free as they work with me in the program.  That’s 49 days, baby!

What does that have to do with Upleveling your Life?


First off, let’s get one thing out of the way:

This is not about “being nice.” This is much deeper.

It’s about understanding the power of your Attention.

If you have a big juicy Intention or Dream – then your attention is the daily practice of manifesting that goal or dream.  It is the essence of Creativity.

So, when I’m working with you and coaching you, I want you to experience the power of shifting your attention from the so-called problem, so it can attract the many solutions!

Here are 9 Irresistible Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Today:

1 – When you’re complaint-free, you find solutions rather than staying mucked in the problem.

If you don’t offer yourself the option of complaining, then you train your brain to actually find solutions and get ideas. As Maya Angelou says, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

2 – When you’re complaint-free, you shrink your ego.

Complaining is like weight-training for your ego.

It makes your ego stronger because it makes someone or something else wrong. And it makes YOU right. Your ego gets puffed up.  When you cease the complaining/criticizing/gossiping habit, you tell your ego that your spirit is in charge, not your ego!

3 – After 21-Days, you’ve started a new habit and created a new you.

Research shows that it takes 21-days to form a new habit.  And while it does take some trial and error to get through those 21-days, most of my clients notice that after only 7-days, they tolerate negativity less.  After 2-weeks, they report that when they slip up, they instantly self-correct!

4 – When you’re complaint-free, it’s a conversation starter.

Imaginary scenario:

Hal rushes into your office to gossip.

You get to smile and say, “Gosh Hal, you know, I’d love to join in, but I’m in the middle of Upleveling my Life. I signed a contract to go Gossip-Free. Wanna look at it?”

Hal says, “Huh? What’s that?”

Poof!  The energy of the conversation shifts!  It goes in a different direction, and you experience wildly exciting lightness where gossip would have once existed!

5 – When you’re complaint-free, it’s a conversation deepener.

Hal will listen for a while and then say, “Wow, that’s a great idea. I’ve noticed how easy it is to complain, and I want to be more self-responsible…”

You’ll share a deeper connection when you each admit your authentic dreams and goals.

6 – When you’re complaint-free, you attract new energy.

My clients report this one change so frequently, I barely blink an eye anymore.

When you go complaint free, you simply start attracting more positive people to you. The negative people will walk away and think you’re a complete idiot.  But then, you’ll start noticingpositive curious people entering your life because you’re so much fun to be around.

7 – When you’re complaint-free, you banish lazy thinking.

Think about it.

You can’t get much lazier than complaining and gossiping.  It’s the same well-worn neural pathway you’ve trudged down day after day, along with 99% of the population. When you’re complaint-free, you go a different route. With alertness and alacrity, you find new ways of seeing things. (Plus, you get to use words like alacrity!)

8 – When you’re complaint-free, you create happiness.

It’s challenging at first, yes.

But after a few weeks, the common response I get from my clients is this:  “You know what?  I’m SO much happier!”

That’s because complaining is just a habit, and it does nothing but drag us down. When your attention is forced to find new places to land, your subconscious becomes a “happiness-seeking missile.”  And because you’re so powerful, you find it!

9 – When you’re complaint free with a group, you get to soar on the updraft of the great group energy.

When groups work together, magic happens. This is why Uplevel Your Life™ works.  When you link up with a group of like-minded people, effortlessness is created.

So – create a cool updraft with the 24,000 subscribers to my eZine.  Go complaint-free!


Christine Kane is the Mentor to People Who are Changing the World. She helps women and men Uplevel their lives, their businesses and their success. Her weekly Uplevel You eZine goes out to over 20,000 subscribers. If you are ready to take your life and your world to the next level, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription at http://christinekane.com.


See Christine’s blog at ChristineKane.com/blog.