Category Archives: Joy

Your Spring Tune Up – in 5 Easy Steps

Spring is here and as we tune up our bikes, it’s a great time to look at tuning up our lives.  Read the feature article in my latest e-newsletter and get your life running smoothly.

Jan being crazy on her bike


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

Say YES to eliminating your personal trash talking

After reading a self-deprecating quote from Nadia Comaneci, wherein she talked about the flaws she still sees in her history-making Perfect 10 Gymnastics performance at the 1976 Olympics, I was prompted to write my article “When a Perfect 10 isn’t Enough”  in my latest e-newsletter.  Click here to download the article.   In the newsletter I challenged my readers to join me in a pact – starting right here, right now – to eliminate our public self put-downs. If you are ready to start living a new paradigm wherein you will consistently stop the personal trash-talking, then leave a comment here and say YES!

To your brilliance!

Jan Carley,  Your Possibility 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

Welcome to the Happy Bathroom

I was recently traveling home to Vancouver from the Delta Airlines South Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport after a blistering high-paced and stunning two weeks of personal and group successes.
As I went into the bathroom before passing through security, feeling rather spent, and with my mind preoccupied with the amount of work I had to do when I got home and the long flight looming ahead of me, I was unexpectedly greeted with a huge grin by the bathroom attendant and an effusive “Welcome to the Happy Bathroom”.  She went on to cheerily say in her sing-songy voice: “This is the Happy Bathroom. Happy when you come in. Happy when you leave. Happy on your flight”. 
I couldn’t help but chuckle – and as I went about my business, I heard her address every single person who came into the bathroom in a similar way. She wasn’t asking for tips, she wasn’t asking for anything. She simply was giving of herself to make people’s days brighter. 
As I washed my hands I observed how the attendant changed, one by one, the outward presence of every single person who entered the bathroom. I marvelled at her joy-filled countenance which she maintained while doing what might possibly be considered one of the worst jobs at the airport. I was blown away by the way she consistently and so very simply was spreading joy. 
I wondered ” How do I show up in this world”?  “How do I walk down the street?”  “How did I walk into the airport bathroom?”  Life is a matter of attitude, and the attitude we adopt daily is our choice.   I started thinking about what attitude I could consistently adopt to have a similar positive impact.
Weeks later, I am still thinking about that woman and about the many lives she touched and turned around in one day by her simple, joyous, heartfelt greeting, “Welcome to the happy bathroom”. 
Thank you to my happy bathroom attendant.  Not only did you set up my positive mood to embrace my 7 hour flight, but you also reminded me of a very simple life lesson:
“Life is an echo: What you send out, you get back. What you give, you receive. When you bring out the best in others, you bring out the best in yourself. “ – Anonymous