Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living

Life Lessons

Holding Light

I was as proud as a new parent, when I saw the email in my inbox. The subject line, “Big Announcement! (You will definitely want to read this)” said it all.  This past week, my client, Tim Wise, launched his new business, Fishing for the Good Life.    Photo by Priyambada Nath This milestone was…
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Mother’s Day 2015: A Seismic Shift in Small Moments

Twenty plus years ago, I was imprinted with the label, MOTHER, when my first child was born.  A couple of years later, my second child was born. Two sons. Photo by Clever Cupcakes. Chip and I took on the role of parents with enthusiasm.  After a 7-month maternity leave, I arranged with my employer to…
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What I Know Now About Networking

Six years ago, I presented a teleseminar series on networking, called Networking Naturally.  My alma mater, Northwestern University agreed to sponsor the series. 350 professionals signed up in two weeks.  To be honest, I made it up as I went along. While I was successful at networking and had written about it, I had never…
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Re-Purposing Yourself

Photo by encore.org On the shuttle to the Phoenix airport, I turned to my fellow passenger. We both had just attended a multi-day conference. Because of her late flight into Phoenix and her earlier than usual flight out of Phoenix, she was at the conference for less than 48 hours. I was curious.  I asked her, “What…
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The Trapeze

This is a popular post I wrote many years ago, as I was starting my coaching business. It applies not just to starting a business but any change in your life that you’ve been wanting for a long time.  Enjoy!–Carol  There’s a beautiful metaphor for change. It’s a trapeze.  The trapeze artist knows that in…
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Not Getting What We Want

While reading the book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo, I came across a chapter titled, “Not Getting What We Want”. An internal dialogue ensued. Me: Oh my, I need to read this.  Book:  “We are taught early on that to have an ambition and to work toward it is how we contribute to the…
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