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Game Changer

I can remember a time when I was alone, in my office, feeling isolated and frustrated.  For the first time in many years, for a variety of circumstances, too long to go into, I was not surrounded by anyone else vested in my goals. Not a good feeling. Whether you are...

Win From Within!

Did you know that year after year weight loss is the number one New Year’s Resolution? Year after year people commit to weight loss, and unfortunately, for all too many they fail and worse yet, they fail by the third week of January. If you look at your calendar, that...

Ready, Aim, Reboot!

We are into week two of 2016 and unfortunately, one quarter of you have already given up on your New Year’s Resolution. It got too hard, you lost your focus, work got busy, or the kids got sick. Whatever the reason, you quit. Perhaps you rationalized with yourself...

Kick Your “Buts” Out The Window This Year

Every year at about this time, thousands of people, just like you, make a New Year’s Resolution. A resolution is a commitment to achieve something BIG that has been weighing on their heart and mind. They tell themselves a story of success that this is the time they...

The Myth of Balance

Can you have it all? For years I searched for the perfect balance in my life between my career and my family. I pictured my life split, somewhat evenly with 50% work and 50% family.  I’d heard it was possible and yet I struggled. When I was at work, I would find...

Greatness is a Choice

I’m an Iowa State sports fan and many have said throughout the years that we are loyal fans, fans that stick by our teams when we are winning and when we are losing. Unfortunately, in the area of football, losing is more often the norm than not. We are in a tough...

The Truth About Being Busy

"How are you?" "Oh, I'm so busy!" "Could you help me with this project?” "Sorry, I can't, too busy!" "Did you get that project done yet?" "Sorry, didn’t get that done…I’m too busy.” I started to hear myself saying these phrases in my own personal conversation, and it...

Let Positivity Fuel Your Change

In today’s world, it can be hard to focus on things we are thankful for.  It seems that every time we turn on the TV, open the newspaper, or tune into social media, we are bombarded with bad news.  We hear stories of war, terrorism, and negative politics.  Our world...

Could You Be Afraid of Success?

Seriously, fear of success? I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say, “I sure am afraid of success!” It sounds crazy, right? As a life and business coach, I hear it all the time. Now, I am not saying that my clients come right out and say, “Carrie, I am so afraid of...