A few years ago I noticed that I stopped writing and being creative. I'd fallen into a rut. I woke up dreading most of my days. I put on a good front for my family and coworkers, but I just wasn't happy. I was drinking at night to help me relax and drinking coffee to kickstart my lethargic mornings.
Over one holiday my wife gave me a new bluetooth speaker for our home. It wasn't the one I wanted, so I looked at her and said "They didn't have the one I wanted?" Her expression showed me how far I'd fallen with my attitude. I knew that I needed to do something to improve my outlook on life.
I'd fallen into back into bad habits. I struggled with my confidence and I was procrastinating on important actions that I needed to take to become a better leader and grow my career.
That's when I started my gratitude journal, the spark that started this journey. I know keep a Zen Journal to help remind me to keep building my confidence. I now appreciate so much more of my day. It's really the little things like a cup of tea in the morning, which I usually had, but didn't have the ability to enjoy it as much as I do now.
Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha
"I had sessions with other coaches that felt unproductive because they merely revisited personal growth exercises I'd previously learned about in books. Karl focused instead on helping me identify the action steps around my short-term and long-term goals. As someone who thrives on organization and forward momentum, I appreciated working with someone who focuses on results."
Ryan Smith of Chase Smith Photography
"The best thing about working with Karl is the ease in which the conversation flows. It's easy to bounce ideas off of him and get immediate feedback and he always keeps the conversation focused and on target. He plays a great devils advocate and forces you to question your actions/direction. Karl is compassionate, understanding and full of ideas he is willing to share. He helped unlock some hidden potential in my business and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for inspiration."
Tess Marshall of The Bold Life
"I wasn't sure how Karl was going to help my speaking business, but in four short weeks I not only moved forward but had a plan and two speaking contracts with new clients."