Category Archives: Goal Setting

3rd Edition on sale! Now with a Bonus 50-page Action Guide

book 3rd edition bestsizeI am thrilled to announce that the 3rd edition of my popular book, Harmony from the  Inside Out, is now on sale and comes with a Bonus 50-page Action Guide pdf Download that contains new material and more exercises!   If you purchased an earlier edition of the book, or the Kindle version, you can Click here to get access the Free Action Guide Book Supplement download.  

Read the full Media Release by clicking here.  If you live in Vancouver, BC, Harmony from the Inside Out is now available at Book Warehouse, 632 West Broadway. Order online before Dec. 10th to ensure pre-Christmas delivery in North America!

Happy Holidays!

signatureJan Carley, your Possibility Coach


2012 Goals off track already? Listen to my podcast to make sure you haven’t missed the HAIRY factor

It’s Feb. 14th – how are ya doing with all of those goals you set at the beginning of the year?  hmmmm I thought so  😦     Well, I want to help!

Have a listen to my 3 min. podcast for the one essential ingredient to successful goal setting that you may have missed!

Need more support?  Enroll in my Rock your 2012 6 week online intensive.

To your success!

Jan Carley, your Possibility Coach

My “Do” nothing January

I am not sure what it is about January. I have written about it, talked about it, analyzed it and still, the month gets away from me.  When I came up with the concept of “starting the New Year in February” a couple of years ago, the response from my readers was overwhelmingly positive.  “Oh thank heavens, Jan, now I don’t feel guilty for slacking off in January”,  “Thanks – now I can actually catch my breath after a crazy December”…Yeah, I feel that way too!  

According to my timeline, we still have another couple of weeks to  consciously and strategically plan 2012 before we get into full-blown action.  I, for one, am going to continue Reflecting & Dreaming  – and be really intentional about how I want to set up my ‘official’ New Year. Won’t you chill with me, stay in your own R & D phase,  and release the frantic need to “DO” for the next couple of weeks? 

Is that too “woo-woo”  for you? Do you need some tools to give y our R & D phase some structure?  You may have missed my ROCK YOUR 2012! Teleseminar on Jan. 12th but the good news is, you can still get access to  and download the mp3 replay recording and the 18 page Planning Guide.    Work through the guide while listening to the recording and you will set yourself up for a rockin’ 2012. Click here to get access to the free materials    (oh – and I should mention, there is a super dooper BONUS offer that I announced on the teleseminar – if you sign up for the mp3 and guide download, you will be eligible to get a 2 for 1 price for my upcoming Harmony from the Inside Out Teleboot Camp which begins Jan. 25th.) 

Happy Feb 1st New Year!

Jan Carley, Professional Certified Coach

It’s time to invest in yourself! Why wait for 2012? Tele-Boot Camp starts Nov. 14th

Harmony by the Indian Ocean (photo: Kali Caramia)

Fabulous women from around the world will be gathering on the telephone, on Skype and on the Web on Monday nights from Nov. 14 – Dec 5th to re-boot their lives and set up their best year yet.  My Harmony from the Inside Out Tele-Boot Camp is a super-fun, content-rich, 4 week group tele-course that is guaranteed to kickstart your greatest life possibilities. 

Why wait for January 1st to think about the shifts you want to make in your life? 

Start setting up your brilliant 2012  in Nov. and take the crazy pressure off January!  


(oh – an no worries if you can’t attend a call LIVE…the mp3 recording is made available to you the next day)


Jan Carley, Professional Certified Coach

I Love You, You’re Perfect, DON’T Change!

Let’s start living with a sense of ease by abandoning our constant obsession with fixing our “defects” and instead, focusing  on enhancing our strengths.  Here’s the link to the feature article in my latest e-zine that’ll get you started working from your own place of brilliance!   BTW if you are a woman living in the Vancouver area  I am holding a FABULOUS FALL REBOOT one day workshop intensive on August 27th. It’s a great way to instantly re-focus on your signature strengths, re-align your life, and rejuvenate and supercharge your fall.  EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL JULY 31st.    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

Hope to see you there!

Jan Carley, Professional Certified Coach

Mastering our Life Pentathlon

As Olympic fever grips my home city of Vancouver, BC, I have created a new winter Olympic Event – the Life Pentathlon.  This was the topic for my latest ezine.

To summarize, the 5 sports I chose, which, if mastered could make the greatest difference in helping us achieve our goals were:

 Event # 1    LUGE  – Getting Started      For any project, we know how important the start is. In the Luge, one of the most dangerous sports in the Olympic Games, the start is the most critical part of the race and the only part of the race where the athlete has control over the outcome. A great amount of force is required to get the luger moving at the start of the course and then gravity takes over. How similar is that to life?   Like the luge, it might take a lot to get yourself moving, or your project off the ground, but once you have begun, another energy takes over and will keep you going. You just have to begin!

Event # 2    CURLING – Strategizing 

According to the Canadian Curling Association, strategizing is a decision-making process each team goes through before, during and after a game. This includes setting goals, making game plans, deciding game style, shot selection,and game evaluation.  Described as “chess on ice”, curling embodies extensive planning components. This concept of planning isn’t news to most of us but it is a great reminder that to effectively launch any new project one must strategize and create a specific way to follow-through on those plans.  “A goal without an action plan is just a good idea.”

Event # 3     FIGURE SKATING – Having a Strong Foundation 

 Although we, as observers, get swept away with the breathtaking triple axels and quadruple toe loops of figure skating competitions, each technical element of every program must be rock-solid before even the contemplation of a successful execution of a jump. Technical mastery is at the foundation of every move the skater makes.  What we get to witness at the Olympics is that beautiful moment when the skater transcends technique. How does this apply to your life? You have to have a strong foundation upon which to build innovation and possibility. You must ensure your foundation is in place, that you have done the pre-work before you can even attempt the big jump.

Event # 4   SKI JUMPING- Taking a risk 

Imagine a sport where the goal is to fly as far as possible in the air (and with style).

How big do you want to play? If you want to achieve your greatest success you have to let go of solid ground and be prepared for a little “air time”. The scary bits are the pieces that really pay off.
“The bigger the dream, the bigger the self-doubt”. Now jump!


Event # 5   HOCKEY  – Support  

Like a successful hockey team, in order to achieve any goal you need to have support. A great team supports each other, and anticipates where and how to back each other up.  Good teams become great teams when they trust each other enough to sacrifice the “me for the “we”.  If you are heading out alone  as a “me” on your journey, you will find that you are more vulnerable, and therefore more susceptible to getting knocked down in challenging times.  Enlist support from every possible corner. Line up your fans, keep your focus on the greater “we”.
Which sports would you add?  Please leave your comments!
Jan Carley

I’m Starting my New Year in February!

This is the year I got smart…Okay so it took me several decades.   Instead of loading up my January with sweeping New Year’s resolutions, I have decided to start my New Year in February and spend the month of January dreaming up new ideas, themes and possibilities for my business and personal life for 2010.

Read the article in my ezine on 3 easy steps to get you started and then download my New Year’s gift to you – a chapter from my new book, Harmony from the Inside Out – Creating and Living your Performance Potential, on “DO-ABLE GOAL SETTING – THE POWER OF INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENT”.

If you are located in or around Vancouver, B.C., you may be interested in attending my upcoming Workshop at Le Petit Spa on January 20 and getting some instant support as you “Start your New  Year in February”.  Click here for more details and to register.

Wishing you all an exciting and fulfilling New Year!