"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance."
~Bruce Barton

For Me

What does it look like
To live
Fully
Me
One Hundred
Percent?

To drop my masks
To eliminate manipulation
To stop the games
To be totally vulnerable

For them
And therefore
For me

For me
And therefore
For them

What does it look like
To be true to me
To love myself
Without condition
Without shame
Without wrong-making?

How do I be
With me
Fully
In love
With me?

by Ken Carlson 
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Join Us This Week Thursday to Discuss and Learn about Moving Beyond Our Co-Dependent Roles

Authentic Autumn

Authentic Development's 9-Workshop Series at Lucky Monk in South Barrington

Authentic Autumn is a series of workshops on living your life to the absolute fullest.


Workshops will be held on the followingThursdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM

November 17th

Your View is Your Reality: Perspective Shifting 101: Come learn the basics of improving your life by simply shifting your perspective and embracing the full range of truth available to you. 

December 1st

Embracing the Mystery of the Season: The Winter Holiday season offers a time to reflect with thanks and also to embrace what is available during a season of extreme cold, a time of hibernation and death, and a time of strengthening.

Details Here!

From the Blog: Surrendering to Imperfection


Things are rarely as they seem.

As I looked across the table from this amazing woman just a few days ago—that is the thought that kept knocking around in my head. Her co-workers surely believe that she is on top of things and her supervisors definitely think so as they promote her again and again. There is no doubt that she makes an impact. No doubt that she is worth every penny they are paying her.

On the flip side though—the stuff that matters to her. The stuff for which she would give up her salary and lifestyle to make safe and get in order—is far from perfect. How do we get here? How do we end the insanity.

She offered her strategy during this time—her strategy is to "surrender to imperfection."

Hmmm! That's awesome!

Sorta like the opposite of Lexus' "The relentless pursuit of perfection." 

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What is it that your really want for your own life?

You're ambitious.
You're successful.
It seems you have a pretty good life.
You know though--that everything isn't what it seems.

We tend to do the same things over and over again in our lives expecting different results. We chase the dreams of our 20s only to find in our 40s that none of those things really mattered. What we really wanted was a life of joy. A life of friendship. A life of adventure. 

Instead, we find ourselves living for someone else's idea of a perfect life.

Try coaching.

Coaching changes lives. Coaching will bring you new discoveries. Coaching works! Give us a call or drop us a line. We'd like to provide a kick-ass, fighting for your heart, no holds barred coaching session. We guarantee that you will be called to action on something critical in your life and that call will come directly from inside you.  Learn more...


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