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How to Stay Motivated

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by

motivatedmotivatedmotivation“I have a really bad habit that is hard to break”… My client told me this last week.

One of her goals for 2015 is to get up 45 minutes early and workout. The first week was great.  The second week was not so great.  She immediately became frustrated.  “Why can’t I make it through 2 weeks?”

Her bad habit is that she doesn’t get enough sleep.  She has a busy life and can’t seem to go to bed at a reasonable hour.  Then she gets up early to take her kids to school and go to work.

Missing sleep robs her of energy, affects her mood and gives her a short fuse with her kids.   She knows sleep is important, and she would have more energy if she exercised, but life just gets in the way.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

How to Manage Your Emotions

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by

can-botox-stunt-your-emotional-expressionMy son got his driver’s license! Woo hoo!! It was so exciting to watch him drive away from the dealership in his brand new car and even more exciting that I have an extra 2 hours in my day.

But as I was following him home, I started crying my eyes out. “Where had the time gone? He is not a baby anymore! How would I live without him when he goes away to college? What if he moves to California and I never get to see him or my grandchildren? (He is only a junior in high school, obviously I was thinking too far ahead).

Emotions are interesting things. Sometimes we can control them and other times they are clearly in charge.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

Crazy Things Happen When You Play Big!

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by

Carrie Charles Tampa FloridaI just got back from LA! It was one of the best trips of my life. So many good things happened that I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming!

I went to a writer’s conference to pitch my new book. When I got off the plane, I felt different. I was excited, energized and bolder than usual. When I walked into the meeting room, I told myself that I was going to play big, take chances and meet every single person there.

My “usual” way of being would be to connect with a few people and build a relationship, to sit back and observe before jumping in. Not this time. I knew I had to do something different to get a BIG result.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

How to Find Clarity When You Feel Confused

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by

woman-making-a-decision-with-arrows-and-question-mark-above-her-headHave you ever struggled with a decision? Been confused or unclear?

Confusion is an illusion. You really know what to do, but there are competing thoughts swirling in your head.

Should I? Shouldn’t I? Can I? Can’t I? What if? How do I know for sure? UGH!

How do you access your answers and move from confusion to clarity?

The first step is to quiet the mental noise and clear a space for your own answers to emerge.

You have this part of you that always knows what to do…. Your wise self. All you have to do is tap into it.

There is mental clutter that covers your wise self. You have to clear it before you can have clarity.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth