The saving bliss of slowing down.

I am a very sensitive soul. Sometimes I wish I were thicker -skinned but then I wonder if life would be the same. What I have learned is that this sensitive, energetic creative self is how I am made and learning myself is the most important thing I can do for myself, my family and everyone in my world.

I learned that all my fire passion will serve no one if not tended and banked regularly. Delicious naps (one this afternoon), taking social media off my phone, best food I can find and create, time to sing and write and sing some more…to balance my entire self inside the beat and rhythm and sound.

I learned that the winds of blessing swirl closer and I can do so much more so much better when I do less.

WHEN I DO LESS. WHEN I DO LESS….WHEN YOU DO LESS.

Winter is deep and cold. The natural inclination is the right one. To rest in blanket and drink hot things, to sleep when the light goes down and rise when the sun comes up. And time …acres of time that seems to keep expanding more and more as I do less and say no more often.

I love to love and I love to create.

With those two shining anthems as my guides I am softly and gently and beautifully unstoppable…and so it is for YOU. What do you want?

I invite you to peruse what I have waiting for you…simpler, richer, deeper, softer. And if you would like to talk privately with me cup of tea in hand, well dear one just go here.

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Why Coaching is absolutely STILL one of the best businesses to be in.

I work with women and men around the globe who want freedom and fulfillment that comes from helping people.

They are coaches. They are teachers. They are corporate executives. They are doctors.

They are parents. They are office assistants.

But…the two things they all have in common is Passion for helping people overcome something that they themselves have overcome AND they have a strong desire to turn this offering into a sustainable successful freedom-centered business of their own.

There is a lot of noise on social media now about ‘6 figure months…get rich while you sleep’ etc…and while there is truth to this as a real possibility for anyone…real success starts and ends with helping someone overcome a problem. And your version of that is real and profound…don’t minimize your gifts. They were given to you for a reason.

I love my clients and I get as excited for them as they do. But believe me when I tell you, working closely with people is not for the faint of heart.

Many shy away from it.

It is the work that moves the needle….for real. It is also the work that changes lives…makes a profound impact…and creates opportunity for life changing financial success..freedom.

See, I think the world needs more BRAVE and less brag. That is where the one on one coaching comes into play.

It’s brave and powerful.

It’s lucrative in ways that allows successful coaches to make an even bigger impact and change life for their family.

It’s giving someone a co-pilot, a co-creative mind to work with and can flip the switch. YES!

So…coaches I salute you. You are seen. You are loved. You awe and inspire and please keep …ON.

xo,

Carolan

p.s.

*Free 5 day challenge for coaches starts in a few weeks. Register here.

*Booking now for winter platinum and Rich Hot Free Entrepreneur – we start with a chat here.

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the LIES

I am here to help you successfully create a new source of fulfilling income…a beautiful heart led business of your own.

I believe your heart can pull this vision off.

I believe you have got the chops to back up the vision.

Why do I believe this?

I believe this because I was right where you are now…and now I am in my 5th year of truly successful business growth. Thank you God.

I believe this because I am not for the faint of heart and if you’re here- you’ve got passion in your gut.

Like minds and all that…

So what do you think is holding you back from doing what you REALLY want to do?

I may be stepping out on a limb here but…
I believe what often keeps some of us from really owning our success is the belief of finite space for true leaders. The belief that there is not enough room is Lie #1.

There is always room for true leaders with a servant’s heart.

I believe there is another obstacle for people who keep tucked to themselves the goodness the world so desperately needs.
Lie #2~ I must reach the masses to be truly successful in my own online business.

NOTHING could be further from the truth!
Indeed, if you are going for the masses BEFORE you have successfully served the individual, you will not succeed.
Let me say this again- it’s important.
Your success is birthed from your ability to dial in to a small niche. Your ideal market- the people who desperately need what YOU have to give them. Start with small and close…serve profoundly and then circle up and ripple outward.

So let me ask you this…what change do you want for yourself in 2019?
What feeling do you crave more of in 2019?

Write it out and send back to me here. I read every single one. There is power in claiming it for yourself to another.


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*Next 5 day challenge to share with a coaching friend – here
*True Voice Freedom and Biz Academy – winter session here. Opening in December.

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The Farmlet Kitchen

 

I live on a little farm in the mountains of Virginia and I didn’t really plan to be a farm girl by trade but I do enjoy creating delicious food from local sources and even from what we grow here in our organic garden.

I want to share with YOU what I am creating in this little farmlet.

It is always healthy delicious food, and blogging about it to you…well,  it’s the next best thing to having you right here with me, relaxing with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake.

Oh, just so you know~ I have only make foods that are fun and easy to create.

Dive in my dear one!

It is that time of year and we picked these apples at a nearby orchard.

Apple Spice Cake

3 cups unbleached flour

3 cups diced apples

1 cup oil

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp each baking soda and baking powder

1/2 cup raisins and cranberries

1/2 cup toasted pecans

3 eggs

Mix and bake at 350 in tube pan- glaze with powdered sugar and cream cheese icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream.

For this I doubled the batch and baked some in little cauldron pots with the cream cheese icing with a drop of red food color.

 

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Girl, you are AWESOME just like that.

I have WANDERLUST.

I feel most alive in motion and by that I absolutely don’t mean exercising. I mean moving and living in motion between different places. For many years, I half believed I must have been a circus baby that somehow ended up with the family of homebody’s that I call my own.

I love them – and I am so so very different from them.

I grew up in a log home in the mountains and my dad was a veterinarian and outdoorsman and my mom was a stay at home mom. They all loved the outdoors and quiet spaces …and wooden things. While I spent most of my childhood dreaming I was in the city and holding a hairbrush for a microphone and giving concerts to the stuffed deer heads on the wall across from my loft bedroom balcony (which was my stage).As long as I can remember, I have always felt a need to see new places and people and feel it ALL. My parents and even my husband – they just don’t have that need. I grew up thinking there must be something wrong with me- why can’t I just be content to stay here? Live here? Sit. STILL?

When I married my husband and moved into a little farm I tried to be like him because I thought I needed to quell that wanderlust in me and just be content staying around the farm, performing music locally and working nearby at a spa. But I was fooling myself.

I finally realized that God did not make me that way and to pretend I am anyone else is a lie.

To me, thinking of staying home for the majority of my life with a week or two of travel each year felt like a prison sentence. Sort of like when I was working in an office and had to dress the part of corporate sales director (i.e. business suit) I felt like I had been forcibly shoved into a straightjacket. I could not move.To me, my need for motion is the same as my need for air and music.

When I tell myself to ignore that need, what I am really doing is ignoring what God has put in my heart. And when I do that, I get frustrated, the people I love don’t get the best of me and the pesky anxiety rears up. Because motion can take many forms and if we dont give our essence an outlet things go south.Finally, in my forties I now give myself permission to be who I really am and even more to LOVE who I really am.

I love movement- and brownies- and pretty teacups- and celebrating Dia De Los Muertos like in Coco.

I love Disney (that may be an understatement) and my daughter’s hair smell on a sweaty day and my little mini dachshunds yawn breath when he first wakes up.I love that I am a Traveling GypsyHeart made to move and sing and dance and see and eat and love and MOVE again.

And I am glad you are here with me because all of this brings me to you. I hope and intend that reading this lets you pause and question how you can live your life in alignment with who you REALLY are. As someone who has made a business out of coaching women to successfully monetize their passion- I have been blogging about that…and business…and being true to yourself.

But I realize now there is a different way to do that from my heart even more deeply…maybe even more profoundly.

I think we are all just a little bit tired of the PUSH and the Perfect Shiny Happy People syndrome.

SO I’m going to write about everything I may have been omitting in my own shiny happy posts. Life- as it happens– why we all are in this together and why YOU matter…my latest trip or maybe what I make for dinner as all things Kitchen is also a passion of mine- I read cookbooks and travel books like a juicy novel….I digress.

Just let me say this to you: You being here matters.

Just like I matter. And Heck yes lets have goals and dreams and lets go for them – and still enjoy where we are right now…together.

xo,

Carolan

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Are You Too Much?

Are You Too Much to?

Too much..not enough…a nuance..insinuation..point blank disdain…and that precious part of you feels under attack…threatened and shrinks deep down, hiding.

But she is not lost..she is still there waiting for the thaw.

Is this you? I know it’s been me many times.

I can remember when and where and with who…I shut down.

I shut down. I shut down.

And I learned this: we tend to judge ourselves for the very qualities that make us magnificent.

I implore you to notice where someone may have insinuated you were ‘too much of this’ or ‘ not enough of that’.

Did a piece of you wither? Mine did. I remember the shrinking flower feeling from a young girl to just about 6 years ago.

Now I am made of stronger stuff…I have a warrior queen in me and she does not wither…for anyone.

My dear friend…your life is your life is YOUR LIFE.

Put some bubble wrap around those very parts you catch yourself wondering about…”am I too much of this? not enough of that?

Put a chenille throw on to protect it.

That very “too much” “not enough” piece of you is your superpower. Unleash it. true voice sets you free.

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