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Story Saturday/Sunday/Monday . . .

I may need a new title for Monday, depending on how this Facebook Live thing goes.  How long has Facebook Live been in existence?

Anyway, I like it, and I intend to do it daily for at least a while.

It was hard for me to think of the best story for Story/Saturday Sunday.  Since today is my birthday, I’d really like to talk about my story.  Have I done that yet?  Well, anyway, here goes:

Start with the end in mind. . .

I am an infinite, divinely connected, highly successful joyedian and coach, enhancing the lives of millions, traveling the world, and generating $1,000,000 a year!

Steps on the journey:

  • wrote for Young Authors in elementary school and the yearbook and poetry contests in middle school
  • took a Creative Writing class in high school (favorite class!)
  • was in chorus, band, and theater (Godspell!) throughout school
  • spiritual upbringing
  • participated in various retreats
  • studied abroad in Mexico for 1 semester
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed. and Spanish; M.S. in Literacy
  • taught for 10 years; tutored for 3 years
  • created the blog “A Moment in Life”
  • began Early Education Enrichment business
  • joined networking groups, including BNI, the Chicagoland Coopvertising Network, and WESOS
  • participated in community theater (Back to the 80’s)
  • participated in a community band and the Joliet Symphony Orchestra
  • sang karaoke
  • traveled to Europe for a Rick Steve’s Tour
  • took a class in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 5 bike trips in Canada (1 in Vancouver, and 4 along the Rockies)
  • traveled “Along the Silk Road” in China
  • took a few improv classes (The Comedy Shrine, and with Alison Henderson)
  • studied, taught, and lectured in the School of Metaphysics for 3 years (and was Dream Awareness Coordinator)
  • attended 2 DreamBuilder Live events
  • became a certified Life Mastery Consultant (and DreamBuilder coach)
  • created Teri Karl, Inc.
  • began swap coaching with another DreamBuilder coach
  • began weekly accountability sessions with fellow Life Mastery Consultant and “partner in believing”
  • took the coaching class “Masks Off”
  • began biweekly Mastermind group
  • enrolled in Brendon Burchard’s Experts Academy
  • began training as a Life Enhancement Coach
  • joined Toastmasters
  • won 2nd place for Tall Tales at the District Level
  • began following Doreen Virtue
  • began monthly Vision Workshops
  • began speaking at different locations, including Tranquility Massage and the Romeoville Rotary
  • began individual DreamBuilder coaching
  • coached Standing Firm
  • began weekly coaching for MLMs “Before You Quit”
  • scheduled a group DreamBuilder class
  • scheduled a Life Mastery gr0up
  • met with BNI power team partner to discuss a trip for next year and future workshop cruises.

What is your story?  What is your dream?  What is your path?

Much love, many blessings. ❤


Tuesday/Wednesday: W’s and W’s

Well, it looks like poor “Truth Tuesday” got the shaft again.  I didn’t realize it until this afternoon.  “Wellness Wednesday” is going to have to take a break, too, because I need to do a check in with myself.  I’m bringing “Win’s and Weaknesses Wednesday” back from the grave today.


Let’s start with the hard stuff.

My self care is suffering. I haven’t gotten good exercise in 2 weeks.  I haven’t swum in 2 weeks (though I’d like to tomorrow or Friday morning — just got my replacement suit! The chlorine resistant suit. . .  not so chlorine resistant as I’d hoped.)  My eating has been here and there.  I’ve been having my protein smoothies and some salads but sometimes I miss the eggs for the morning, and snacks and dinners have been helter skelter.

My excuse is that I’ve got to dive into these other things I’m doing.  I believe exercise is important.  I believe a good diet is important.  I believe I would benefit from journaling and from more “fun.”  I don’t feel like I know it yet.


I’ve started some new trainings that I’m excited about.  I’ve begun training as a Life Enhancement coach, and I’m really excited about the opportunity to make a difference in so many lives.  I’ve also begun training with Felicity Joy to help her out with her Multi-Level-Marketing group calls.  I’ve learned a lot about MLMs already, and I really enjoy learning about business owners and hearing them make progress toward their goals!   I’ve been having some great Vision Workshops, and I’ve set up some new ones beyond my regular monthly one.  I have one at Tranquility Massage, one at the Kirk Center for Healthy Living, a mini one at the Romeoville Rotary, and a pending speaking series for the Darien Chamber.

I’m doing better with follow-ups, and I plan to start a DreamBuilder coaching group soon.  I still have a vision-focused mini-webinar series with my DreamBuilder coach in the works.  I’m also doing a great job of increasing my education through audiobooks in the car and keeping up better with webinars and training calls.  I’m also continuing to learn more and more about myself and slowly embracing vulnerability and self-acceptance.

I would love to hear about how you’re doing. ❤  Much love, many blessings.

Wins and Weaknesses Wednesday: Facing Fears

One of the DreamBuilder lessons  focuses on fear. It suggests doing one thing each day that you fear. I don’t know about you,  but when I look at my “to accomplish” list, a lot of the ones that have been on there for a while are still there because of fear. I just had a great conversation with a Shaklee Master Coordinator,  and the last thing he mentioned was how great leaders are the ones who learned to master their fears.

So, who of you  is ready to become a great leader? I am! Some fears I faced this past week:  calling a chamber group about speaking, contacting a connection’s connection about speaking, strategizing for a new program idea, blogging out of town, strategy sessions, a dream/vision session, and giving my first Table Topics speech.  What are you willing to face today? Start with one! Much love, many blessings! 💖

Wins and Weaknesses Wednesday: My Vision


Today I’m making my bold move. I’m sharing my vision statement with the world.

Mary Morrissey says to be careful who you share your dream with.  This makes sense.  It’s so easy to kill a dream; dreams are so fragile.  They require belief.  But it’s also important to claim our dreams.  I’ve reached a critical point in my life; I know it’s time to decide, really decide for my dream.  I’m not saying this is written in stone; as my coach and I say, this is a “living document.”  I may continue to tweak a few things, and I can certainly be more detailed in some areas.  But the core of this dream is true for me, and I’m going for it.  I’m not turning back.  I’m going to be the example, now and in all of my future interactions with clients and anyone that I touch.  I know that by believing in myself, I am able to believe in each and every one of you. Here we go, and here’s to dreaming!

Vision Statement July 2016

I am so happy and grateful now that I have time and money freedom. I feel so much peace, such serenity, knowing that not only are my credit cards clear and paid off every month and my investments paid back in full, but I have $12,000 in savings and am contributing healthily to my retirement fund and other investments.

I have a great schedule. I work Monday through Thursday coaching, and I speak/present on weekends, traveling twice a month and having the other two weekends off. Also, every three months I take at least a full week’s vacation to a destination of my choice, and I plan to see the whole world! I’ve been to many places. I’ve walked El Camino from France to Spain, I’ve visited Mallorca and Barcelona. I’ve been to Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Macchu Picchu. I’ve traveled to the 48 contiguous states, driven up the California coast with Brian, and traveled down the Mississippi with my mom. I also got married to my sweetheart, Brian, in Hawaii. I saw Doreen Virtue and visited with her there. When we came back, we had a huge reception outside our house, with grilling, shared food, and dancing.

My health is great. I enjoy exercise, and every day I spend some loving attention on my body. Sometimes I walk, other times swim, bike, dance, do weights, or do yoga. I eat very well, mostly vegetarian at home, and experiencing the local fair when I travel. (I love food!) My personal chef takes great care of me and helps me stay on track with a tasty, healthy diet.

I’m very connected with the angels. I meditate for at least 15 minutes daily, and I am constantly getting quiet and still, checking in with my inner self and the Divine. I am a clear channel and have been a vessel for healing, insight, and inspiration. I really do feel like the Divine’s eyes, ears, mouth, hands, and feet on Earth.

Brian and I are doing very well. He is a Master Coordinator for Shaklee and feeling very confident and successful.   I am a successful coach and “joyedian.” I speak, I dance, I sing, I heal, and I’m really funny! I am asked to speak all over the world and paid to travel and present. I have earned as much as 1 million dollars in all of this, and it symbolizes the millions I’ve touched through coaching, speaking, entertaining, and healing. I love being a partner in believing for my groups. I “turn the lights on” as individuals begin fulfilling their dreams and really believing in themselves. I’ve been interviewed on ABC, CBS, and WGN, and I’ve been on Dancing with the Stars! I’ve also written many books, some mythological and symbolic of the human journey, others are inspirational nonfiction, and still others are metaphysical stories for children. Some have even been New York Times best sellers!

I am grateful each and every morning that my eyes open once again, knowing I have more fun to experience and joy to share!

I am very grateful for this or something better. ❤

Much love, many blessings.  Remember to believe in yourself, and believe in your dreams! ❤

Wins & Weaknesses Wednesday: Celebrate Yourself


Mary Morrissey says: “We can never out-perform our self-esteem; but the good news is, we CAN change it.”

I went to a Reiki share today, and one of the participants randomly decided to draw cards between healing sessions.   The card for me was “Celebrate Yourself.”  And he told me to make sure I celebrate everything, even the small things.  It was a great reminder.

I received a wonderful outpouring of support for my first Toastmasters speech.  Part of me thought everyone was being overly generous in their comments, but another part said: “Yes!  I really did do a good job!”  All that really matters is what we think, right?  It’s amazing what a difference perspective can make.

I think about that a lot when I think of abundance and my current life situation.  It would be very easy to look at my life either way, as lacking abundance or as very abundant.  And really both can seem true.  It depends on which reality I choose.  I can look at my life as unstable and insecure or as free and bursting with opportunity.  I’ll choose the 2nd, thank you!

Everything seems to come down to having faith, being willing to take risks, and believing in oneself.  With the steps I’m taking, I’m beginning to see some results.  Since completing my first Toastmasters speech, I now really believe I’m a speaker.  Since taking the new improv class, I really believe that I’m a comedian.  Since the event Saturday, I really believe that I can share about my business and that it’s appealing to strangers. I’m also still eating fairly healthy foods, getting in some exercise each week, and blogging on schedule!

I also realized that I’m actually doing quite a lot of traveling — a very consistent dream of mine!  I traveled to Los Angeles for DreamBuilder Live in January, to the College of Metaphysics for Dream Awareness Weekend in February, to Los Angeles for Life Mastery Consultant training in March, to the College of Metaphysics for National Teacher’s Training in April, to DreamBuilder Live in Baltimore in June, and I’ll be traveling to Florida for the Shaklee conference in August, Los Angeles for followup training in September, South Carolina for a wedding in Fall, and Dallas for DreamBuilder Live in Fall, and Vegas in February with family friends.

Yippee! Celebrate!  Let’s lift ourselves up!  Remember how it goes: when we shine, we allow others to do the same!

Much love, many blessings. ❤

Wins & Weaknesses Wednesday: Looking Back and Forward

I had a great session today with my DreamBuilder coach, Jacque Alderete.  We are nearing the end of our first time through the DreamBuilder program, and we were looking back on the journey.  It’s funny, I know that I’ve changed, but sometimes it’s hard for me to put my finger on it.  Jacque helped me see it a little more clearly.  I came into the coaching wanting to focus on time and money freedom.  I have definitely made some headway in those areas and have also done a lot of internal work, which is where the change really starts!

I also had a really interesting experience last night.  My partners in believing and I continue to share our visions nightly with each other, and last night I felt the need to change mine.  I was feeling the pressure of the time crunch of my vision (3 years!), and so I tamed down my vision a bit to feel more “realistic.”   And it was awful.  I hated the new vision.  It didn’t feel right, and it didn’t feel natural.  After talking with my partners in believing and with my coach, I confirmed that I need to go back to my original dream.  It’s a great life!  And it’s one that I truly love.

Another thing that Jacque and I focused on was celebrating every success (no matter the size!)  So, here we go:

  • I completed a whole cycle of DreamBuilder as a participant
  • I have been coaching multiple clients through the DreamBuilder program
  • I continue to participate in networking groups, including BNI, Chicagoland Coopvertising, and WESOS
  • I am taking steps toward creating a multi-professional monthly newsletter
  • I have completed 6 Vision Workshops!
  • I listen to the power 4 chapters The Science of Getting Rich daily.
  • I listen to audio books daily.
  • I have a steady amount of tutoring clients.
  • I have 3 Early Education Enrichment classes at the Plainfield Library!
  • I have been blogging regularly
  • I have begun journaling more frequently
  • I am allowing myself to read for pleasure!
  • I have kept up with my training calls and Quantum Leap lessons
  • I am incorporated (Teri Karl, Inc)
  • The kitchen, living room, dining room, my bedroom, and the garage are now all fairly organized
  • I have organized my Early Education Enrichment binders
  • I have organized my receipts.
  • I am eating healthy, planned meals.
  • I am exercising a couple times a week.
  • I am occasionally waking at 4:30am (as part of my morning routine plan)
  • I am meditating and praying
  • I continue to push myself onward with the assistance of Marie Di Tullio, my rockstar accountability partner 🙂
  • I share my vision nightly with my partners in believing

Much love and many blessings to you all! ❤

Think About It Thursday: Are You Supporting Yourself?


“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20

There is a knowing among us.  And it becomes more powerful when we access it together. I’ve been thinking about that verse quite a bit.  I’m learning about partners in believing and masterminding through the DreamBuilder course and DreamBuilder Live.   This verse means that we can’t believe in ourselves and go straight to source ourselves.  It just means we have even more opportunity to connect when there are more of us.

For the times when we don’t believe in ourselves, it’s great to have someone else to remind us of who we really are and to get us back on track.  Every single one of us is an amazing creation.  How many of us remember that?  And on a daily basis?  Minute-by-minute?  Imagine a world in which all of us remember how special and important we are.  It would be a whole new world.

It’s great to have extra eyes, extra minds.  The whole “3 heads are better than 1” is making more and more sense to me these days.  I may have access to memories that can help you.  You may have unique ways of perceiving or receiving from the infinite that can help me.

This week I started a wonderful new practice with some partners in believing. We form a vision circle each night, in which we gather and recite our dreams to each other.  Already, I’ve found that I’m gaining clarity on my vision, and I enjoy supporting my partners in believing as their visions come more into focus.

What is your practice?  I encourage you to ask yourself: “Am I supporting myself?” and to make sure you have your own partners in believing.  What is one practice you are doing today that supports you in a life you love living?

Much love and many blessings to you all. ❤

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