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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

A Hidden Fear That Could Be Holding You Back

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by

179708480Have you ever had one of those days when you just can’t wait to go to bed? I had one yesterday.

I found out I have mold and termites in my house. EEK!

I had been suspecting something was wrong with our air because we were all having unusual sinus problems that would not go away.

After the initial shock of the price quotes, I decided to have a glass of wine and understand what I needed to learn. There had to be a way to reframe this into something positive.

Here’s what I discovered after my second glass of wine and some good old fashioned introspection….

The mold and termites were silent. We couldn’t see, hear or feel anything until damage had been done.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth

The Power of No: How to Focus for Success

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by

focus1Saying “YES” brings opportunities. Doors open and we fly through them ready to take on the world. YES makes things happen, but if we say yes too much, we get spread too thin.

Many of us suffer from opportunity ADD. We see opportunities all around us. We have great ideas and we want to do all of them. We are creative and we love creating new things.

We focus on one project, hear about what someone else is doing and then change ours before it ever gains traction. Or worse yet, we quit and go in a different direction before we give it a chance to work.

When we chase 2 rabbits, we catch none. Splitting our attention means that we are partially engaged in multiple activities but not fully engaged in any one.… Read the rest

Categories : Personal Growth
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