Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't cross a chasm in two steps. --Rashi Fein

Born to Make a Difference

I'm scared
Did I do this?
Did I leave myself vulnerable?
Wasn't this what I wanted?

I took the leap
I left safety
Now I'm out on the ocean
Wondering when I'm gonna hit shore
Or if I ever will

It's like they say:
Sink or swim
Well, I'm swimming

Isn't this what we dream about?
As kids?
As adults?
Living a wild adventure
Discovering our calling
Making an impact on the world

I want you to join me
Try out this way of living
Beyond safety
Beyond financial security
Beyond knowing
How it will turn out

'Cause you can't know anyway

Join me
In this life
Full of adventure
Full of excitement
With bubbling fear
But joy
Deep joy

by Ken Carlson More poetry here

We're Presenting All Over the City

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You asked for it! Our First Downtown Chicago Event

June 2nd
Danger High Voltage Living Your Most Powerful Life
Nia Mediterranean
803 W Randolph
11:30 to 1:00 PM

Details and sign up here!


Authentic Development Workshop Series

June 16th

Gusty Winds on Bridge

The Only Way to the Life You Want is Through the Dangerous Winds of Change

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June 30th

Steep Grade Ahead
Grow Fast by Focusing on Your Strengths

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Lucky Monk Restaurant

South Barrington

11:30 AM -1:00 PM

$20 Includes Lunch &
60 minute workshop

From the Blog: What is the Universe Saying to You?

Have you ever felt like the universe was trying to tell you something?

Several years ago I decided to go to motorcycle safety school so I could buy a harley and hang out with my best buddy on Saturday afternoons in the summer. My plans were changed when I fell off my bike during the training and although I wasn't hurt physically, I ended up with a concussion and amnesia. It was probably the scariest day of my life as I couldn't remember anything in the last several months of my life--including going to see the team of my childhood in a playoff game.

My memory mostly came back (I still don't remember the fall) and a few months later I started considering going back to the class and going after my dream of having a motorcycle. My buddy was headed to the Bike Expo and I decided to come along. On my way into the building I was walking through the parking garage--just minding my own business--and I rammed my head into a pipe that was hanging down. I hit it so hard I saw stars.

It was in that moment that I decided that the universe was saying as loudly as it could: DON'T DO IT.
Read More Here!

Have You Seen Us in Action? Workshops All Over the City!

Authentic Development is being asked to do workshops all over the city. We have five events on our schedule for June. The next one is tomorrow at lunchtime in the city as Shannie Russell Smith and Ken Carlson present Danger High Voltage: Living Your Most Powerful Life  Please check out our website for details and come join us. We believe in interactive learning and non-stop fun! Details here!
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