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5 Life Lessons From Bootcamp

6-week Fitness Bootcamp.

The name itself brings up the image of drill sergeant like training. Getting barked at to “give me 20” just for the fun of it. Pushed to your limits until you collapse like a pile of weeping sweaty jello on the ground as your trainer stands above you with a satisfied grin on their face.

I signed up anyway.

I’m not adverse to hard…


Added by Karen Steele on December 12, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

5 Secrets For Moms Who Are Ready To Turn Your Holidays From Stressed To Success!

That time of year is upon us again! It’s the holiday season.

The leaves have fallen from the trees, decorations are going up, and our mailbox is suddenly full of catalogs….

I have to admit I LOVE this time of the year. Especially now I am a mom. There is nothing better than the joy and wonder of a young child to bring the magic back.

However I also know…


Added by Karen Steele on December 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Are Passion Blockers Running Your Life?

Do you ever dream of making changes in your life but feel like something is holding you back, but you’re just not sure what that is?

We’ve all been in that place. Whether it’s leaving our job, asking for a raise, negotiating more flexible work hours or saying no to an endless request of our time from other people. We dream of changing a situation in our life, we may even make a plan to do it.

But then it happens.

When it comes time to taking action, to make the changes,…


Added by Karen Steele on October 1, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Should Working Moms Have Special Privileges?

A post in a mom online forum recently caught my attention. A mom had left work a number of times during the first week of school when they called to emotional and health concerns relating to her daughter.

Some of her coworkers were not too happy. They reported her to upper management and stated she needed to keep the…


Added by Karen Steele on September 9, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Why the Passion Shift is A Gift

If you're like me, becoming a mom is one of the greatest gifts you've experienced in life.

But with it, comes some difficult decisions.

Having been a career woman whose life once centered around my work, I suddenly found myself dreading going into the office.

Secretly, I started fantasizing about quitting my job and reinventing my life AND my…


Added by Karen Steele on August 7, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Are You Experiencing The Passion Shift?

Can you believe it? Summer's practically half over. And for many working moms it’s a continued juggle of work, family, life, kids out of school and trying to take…


Added by Karen Steele on July 9, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Change the Rules That Drive Your Life

We all live our lives according to many rules.

Some of these rules we are aware of. Many of them we’re not.

Whether or not we are aware of all the rules we live by they can affect us in two ways. They can enhance our life and make it more enriching and fulfilling. Or they can…


Added by Karen Steele on June 24, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Embrace Yourself & Live the Life You Are Meant For

Recently I had a moment of self-discovery. It wasn’t exactly a complete epiphany about who I am. It was more a rediscovery or redefinition of something I already knew about myself.

Something that I had never fully embraced.

Something I had always considered a weakness.

It was empathy.

Yes, that was it. Empathy

If someone shares their story I…


Added by Karen Steele on June 4, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments

What’s Your Brilliant Business Idea?

A dream for many working moms is leaving behind the 9-5 and launching a life and business they dream of for their family.

One of the first obstacles that get’s in our way of moving forward with our dream is “I have no idea of what type of business to launch.”…


Added by Karen Steele on April 24, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

The Secret to Feeling Successful as a Working Mom

One of the hottest topics of the working world in our current times is the plight of the working mom. That often seemingly illusive quest to “have it all.”

Some believe it is possible, others see it simply as a pipe dream.

We watch with interest and scrutinize every comment and decision Marissa Mayer the new mom CEO of Yahoo makes. She has unwillingly become the…


Added by Karen Steele on March 19, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Create a Life You Fall In Love With in 2013

I have to say I am a vision convert. There was a time when I thought creating a vision was a complete waste of time. That it was a fruitless effort in formulating dreams that ended in disappointment when they weren’t fulfilled.

That was until I discovered the magic formula for truly creating and bringing to fruition an inspiring and effective vision. Including the most…


Added by Karen Steele on December 6, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Stress. Manage. Repeat. 3 Steps to Break the Stress Management Cycle this Holiday Season.

I t’s in the air. The sound of Jingle Bells, the smell of cookies baking, the crinkling of paper as presents are wrapped.

Yes that most wonderful time of the year is upon us again.

It’s starting to feel a lot like Stressmas…. oops I mean Christmas.

Don’t get me wrong I love the holiday season. Especially now I am a mom. There is nothing better than the joy…


Added by Karen Steele on November 21, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is It Time to Take the Risk and Ditch Your Boss?

Do you want to spend your life working a job you don’t like? Or are you willing to take the risk to go for your dreams and create the life you truly want for you and your family.

How do you feel when you think about taking risk?

Are you someone that is ready to strap on the harness and bungee jump from the bridge.

Or are you like most people where the idea…


Added by Karen Steele on November 13, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

3 Steps to Ignite a Business and Life you Love

Do you have that spark simmering inside of you? The one telling you it can be different.

The spark that is fueling you to daydream about leaving the 9-5 behind to start your own business. The spark driving you to find a way you can create a more flexible lifestyle.  A life where you feel less overwhelmed and have more time…


Added by Karen Steele on November 6, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

The First Step in Ditching the 9-5 and Starting Your Own Business

  I was posed the question over the weekend “so what is the first step in starting your own business.”  As I sat there and thought about it a number of things immediately popped into my mind. Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the finances, and so on. All those details you think about that go along with starting…


Added by Karen Steele on October 24, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

3 Routes to Ditching the 9-5 to Start Your Own Business

Thinking about starting your own business can be overwhelming - just google "start your own business" and you'll find hundreds of pages telling you a million things you "should" do.  Combine that with the idea of juggling raising your family and your job while starting your business and you can soon find yourself heading into a tailspin where you feel like giving up before you…


Added by Karen Steele on October 15, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Do You Want to Start Your Own Business? 3 Tips to Overcome What Could be Holding You Back

I was having a discussion with a long-time friend and one of my favorite people in the world this week. She was telling me about completing her accreditation as a personal trainer and was in the process of deciding which course to enroll in next. Soon after discussing her ideas and options our conversation turned to the topic of owning your own business.  My friend expressed…


Added by Karen Steele on October 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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