"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
~Alfred D. Souza


I had doubts

I wondered
Will things work out?

I sat with my choices
Considered my options
Thought things through

I asked myself questions

What do I want?
What is important to me?
What am I creating?

For me?
For the world?

I want a full life
Living from my talents
Chasing the adventure

Relationships are what matter

I am creating poetry
I am creating conversation
I am pursuing a passion
A passion for authenticity

I gained confidence

I embraced
It's all working out
Just as intended

I rested in the questions
Life is real

~by Ken Carlson August 2012

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FROM THE BLOG: Am I Deluding Myself?

"Am I deluding myself."

This is a common question. For me. For my clients.

It's a strong voice of doubt in my head.

There is really no way to know about how things are going to turn out. Yet, we try very hard make it turn out exactly how we expect it to.

  • We want to know without a doubt that he or she will love me forever; so we tie the knot. 
  • We want to know that we will always have a place to rest our head; so we sign the paperwork on the thirty year mortgage.
  • We want financial security; so we go to college and get a good job that allows us to save up some money.
Here's the thing:
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What is it that your really want for your own life?

You make it happen.
You're successful.
You have a pretty good life.
You should be thankful.
You want something more though.
You want to move from success to significance.

We've all been there. I've been there. We chase the dreams of our 20s only to find in our 40s that what really mattered to us was something different. There is no judgement here. It's part of the journey we all need to take. Now is the time though. Time to live from here on out a life that excites us. A life of friendship. A life of adventure. 

Authentic Development coaching is all about living a life of meaning--no matter what stage of life we are in.

Coaching changes us because a coach and a client create together a path that resonates so deeply with us that we can't help but live it with passion. Schedule a sample session today. Even this simple step of trying something new will bring change in your life.  Learn more...

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