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Do you choose to swim?

Power Thought: Do you choose to swim?

Listen to the audio version here or on Spreaker! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”http://www.carmaspence.com/carmaspence/audio/powerthoughts/2015/20150506.mp3″] “We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.” ~ Yehuda Berg What this quote means to women entrepreneurs: This past Sunday, […]

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Lao Tzu

Power Thought: Step into your best self

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Lao Tzu

“If you want to awaken all of humanity,
then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is
that of your own self-transformation.”
~ Lao Tzu

What this quote means to entrepreneurs:
As I see it, there are two ways you can interpret this quote:

  1. You teach that which you most need to learn, and
  2. Only when you are your best self, can you give the best service to your clients.

Have you ever noticed that those who are coaching, teaching or helping others more often than not once walked the path that their students are now on?


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Day 16: Be a breath of beauty fluttering by

NOTE: I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because I have ADD, dyslexia and am a little tired today. Besides, I wanted to check out this cool software and see if it would be useful to me. I’m glad I did … it caught a few things that I never would have!


Yesterday I witnessed a mini miracle and that was my main celebration for the day.

I was walking down the alley behind my apartment, on the way to the grocery store for the week’s grocery shopping. The road is in dire need of resurfacing, with pot-holes and mis-matched cement and asphalt lining the way. The smell of trash floats about in the breeze and flies buzz around.

Suddenly, I saw (and felt) movement by my left shoulder. I turned to look and found a black and yellow butterfly flitting by. I believe it was some kind of swallowtail, as pictured above. It looked as if it was course-correcting, making an effort not to fly directly into me. It flew up and away and I had but a moment to appreciate its delicate beauty.

Kristen D’Angelo, a freelance writer and photographer, once said, “Butterflies are a breath of beauty fluttering by, they are mystery chronicled upon wing, they bring forth the grace and wonder of this world to our eyes every day.”

That’s how I felt in that one, brief and brilliant moment. Even in the dingy alley (aren’t all alleys pretty darn yucky to look at?), I was able to find beauty.

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