Carl's Coaching Tips


Posted on November 28, 2014



  1. The neck or mouth of a bottle.
  2. A point of congestion or blockage in particular.


We all recognize the shape of a bottle.  There is the base, which is the widest, fullest part of the bottle where the largest amount of volume can be found.  And then there is the top, which is smaller than the base and holds much less.  The narrow section between the two, of course, is the neck.

Often, organizations are like bottles.  The majority of employees make up the base, busy making significant contributions to the organization.  Quite often, however, before their work is complete, someone at the top of the organization wants to see it, touch it, review it or tweak it.  This could create a "bottleneck" effect, potentially slowing down the "flow" of work.  Or, a final "look" by a fresh set of eyes could enhance the final output.

The neck of the bottle is always at the top of the bottle.   The person at the top of the organization can be a gateway or a barrier.  

Are you helping or hindering the flow?  

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Posted on October 31, 2014

“Clarity affords focus.”


- Thomas Leonard



We often hear people extol the virtues of staying focused.  But what does focus really mean?  


Here is a quick and easy way to remember:







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Stuck On Pause?

Posted on September 30, 2014

Action is the foundational key to all success.”

- Pablo Picasso


Do you sometimes feel as though your life, career, relationships or dreams are stuck on pause?  Why it that?

What is happening inside of you that is derailing, diffusing or distracting you from your goals?

Why are you allowing this to happen?

How can you push the resume button?

When will you regain control of your life

Don’t stay stuck on “pause.” Take action today!




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Posted on August 29, 2014

"Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins." 

- Charles Stanley


    What’s holding you back?
    What is it that hinders you from becoming all you are capable of being?
    It is fear?
    Here is a quick and simple way of looking at fear:
    Deal with it!


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