"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined"
~Henry David Thoreau

The Best You

I know you are tired
I know you are ready to quit
Do your best

I'm not asking you to win
I'm asking you to try
Do your best

This is how you learn
This is how you grow
Do your best

I respect you
Especially when you try
Things you don't know
And you...
Do your best

Imagine if today
Every day
You just did it
Your best

Imagine how many failures
Imagine how many successes
You would experience

You would be the best
The best you
That you could be

~ Ken Carlson 2012

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Life Planning 101

I'm finding that most of my clients have some basic similarities. They want to do something different than the way they have always done it but just aren't sure how. They need someone to tell them the truth about them and tell them the truth about how to get to the next place--and they need the time to do it.

Authentic Development is now offering three day intensive Life Plan 101 sessions in the Chicago or the Boston area. All sessions will be held in a retreat center format with outdoor activities and the extensive use of nature.

Do you want to flip your life on it's head and make an impact on the world? Do you want to walk away from three days of intensive coaching with a plan of action for the next stage of your life? Scheduling for the fall is now starting. Contact me at ken@authenticdevelopment.com right now. 

FROM THE BLOG: Unhinged or Unclipped?



Do you ever feel unhinged? It's an interesting expression isn't it? It's about being unbalanced, especially mentally.

I felt that way recently. I have been on the go—literally seeing the world—and I came back home and slowed down for the first time in over a month. In those moments—I tried to catch my breath. I wondered what was wrong. I have so much to be thankful for and I am living my dream—but I still felt off and I couldn't shake the sense of "unhinged" that permeated my thoughts.

The old me would have frantically found something or someone to hold onto. I would have attached myself to what I believed was solid. I probably would have made some unwise decisions.

The new me did a few things.


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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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