Develop healthy self talk

To achieve success we need to have a positive attitude. We can achieve this by using positive thinking and self-talk. People who succeed need to think positive and tell themselves that they can do it.

Thinking “you can” acheive that big dream you have for the future will change your attitude and make those dreams come true. Tell yourself that you can do it instead of thinking negative.  Allow yourself to think that the dream is big because you are not going to do it alone.

If we think about negative things, our mind will talk us right out of doing something especially if it seems too big. Don’t pay attention to those negative thoughts; feed yourself a different thought by thinking, “I can do this.”

Our attitudes depend on how we are thinking.  If we think negative thoughts, we will be unhappy. When we are happy, thinking positive things, our attitude will be happy and we in turn can be happier around others as well as ourselves.  We have to be happy with our self in order to have a good attitude on life.

When things are not going well for us we can seek to find out why. Think about how you developed this attitude and what can you do to change how you feel. Make a list of all the things that made you angry and what made you angry with yourself. Now prioritize the list with the worst one on top and work your way down until the bottom.

Develop strategies for facing whatever bothers you in life. One way is to develop a positive attitude and it starts with positive thinking and speaking. In our next blog we will share other tips you can use to change your situation and develop healthy self talk.

Carla Armstrong is a speaker, consultant and life coach for women and teens. She develops training programs for college students, single mothers and HR professionals. She may be contacted at

You must be willing to go deep

Your best shines when you go deep. Surface living is no longer an option if you want to be authentic.

Going deep requires your willingness to take the path that leads to authenticity.

Here are a few helpful steps to lead the way:

Learn to love yourself
Speak the truth about who you are
Embrace your unique gifts and abilities
Walk in Faith and Love

Going deep is part of the process of life.


Carla Armstrong is a speaker, consultant and life coach for women and teens. She develops training programs for college students, single mothers and HR professionals.  She may be contacted at

Inspiration in Return

Over the last thirty plus days I have been sending out early morning inspirational text to inspire others. It was a thought I decided to follow through on with no particular expected outcome. Sometimes life will give you a desire to do something that is easy for you to do, so you can be an encouragement to someone else. It’s an act of kindness.

It did not require a lot of time from me and personally I like a little morning inspiration. What I didn’t know was that this inspiration would turn into a space for me to look for and receive my own personal encouragement. I decided that my texts would not just be quotes from others, but something I put some thought and energy into. What I have found is that the energy I used to inspire others has in return become energy that is now inspiring me. I feel invigorated, energized,  and renewed in my own personal quest to follow through on some of my dreams. The power of 160 charcters is much greater than I had imagined  It is not always how much you say, but it’s the quality of what you are saying. that matters

What can you do to help someone else and at the same time create an energy source for yourself? Take it from me it will be well worth the return in the long run..