Carl's Coaching Tips


Posted on April 29, 2016

Happiness is something you design; it is a practice, an art.”

–Jim Rohn

I have not yet concluded my thinking on the topic of “happiness.” 

Is happiness something we pursue, or is it something that we attract?

Does happiness manifest itself from the inside out or from the outside in?

Is happiness something we realize because we desire it, or because we deserve it—or both?  Or neither?

Is being happy the same as a happy being?

Regardless of whether it is natural or cultivated, happiness is essential to a well-balanced, successful life.  In fact, your level of happiness can have a profound effect on the happiness of those around you, too.  

So, make a point to be happy.  It matters. 


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What's On Top?

Posted on March 31, 2016
What's On Top?

What’s not top of mind often gets left behind.” 

-Carl Hicks


Focusing on important tasks and goals helps to channel energy toward execution. 

If it were that easy, however, why do these important tasks and goals go unachieved?

The simple answer is, we allow other items, activities, distractions, and “noise” to blur our focus.  Once this happens, our priorities drift, our sense of urgency diminishes, and our energy fades.

Consider the important tasks and goals you'd like to achieve.  Are they on the top of your mind . . . or are they being left behind?




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The Best You

Posted on February 29, 2016
The Best You

Do what you can.  Do the best you can.”

–Jim Rohn

Our uniqueness is our blessing.

What we love to do and what we do really well defines our unique ability—that zone where progress can be perpetual and results rewarding.

Start with what you can do, not with what you can’t do.  Then do your best every day.  Be great at what you do.  You are the guardian of your uniqueness.

Being your best is being you!


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Get Your Feet Wet

Posted on February 1, 2016
Get Your Feet Wet

"The beach is never closed."

- Fanta Caroline Bah (Carl's six-year-old grandaughter)


This may seem like an obvious statement, and, of course, it is.  But it is also a simple and profound reminder that not everything is subject to “business hours.”

For instance, are great opportunities restricted by an “opening” or “closing” time?

Is a new skill acquired only during “hours of operation”?

Does a time clock dictate when you can broaden your horizon or enhance your perspective on greatness?


There are no time constraints on these things.  They’re always open.  The question is . . . are you ready to get your feet wet?

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