Lynn Carnes

Unscientific Evidence That What We Believe Matters

A few years ago, I was helping kids in a local community race. The children had an obstacle course to navigate, and my job was to offer both direction and encouragement as they ran the course. I was not the only one yelling encouragement. There were lots of us cheering them on, with the typical […]

Fire the Sanctioner

Blog Originally Posted Nov. 2019 She said “I really can’t take time for myself until my work is done.” Even though I’ve heard similar statements before – I’ve SAID similar statements myself – this time I heard it differently. “Who says that?” I asked. After all, she is a grown ass woman who really doesn’t […]

Facing the Blank Page

It happened again. The blank sheet of beautiful, white watercolor paper stared me in the face, daring me to transform it into a masterpiece. After going to the Celebration of the Arts in Scottsdale last month, I’ve been looking forward to transitioning my art studio from the winter work of pottery to the summer work […]

Breakdown or Break it Down

A lot of my coaching conversations come around to some form of breakdown. Whether it’s a broken promise, an unexpected decision or correcting a mistake, breakdowns seem like impediments to achieving our goals. Even the word breakdown indicates a breakdown is a problem. It makes me think about being stuck on the side of the […]

Where Money Fits

NOTE: A lot of my writing energy these days is going into finishing Dancing The Tightrope. The book is coming together in its own time. This week, I’m sharing another excerpt from the book. After one of my sessions in a multi-day leadership program, one of the men in the room pulled me aside and […]

Rough Waters Make Good Sailors: 2 Years Later

Two years ago this week, we started going into the first lockdowns of the COVID 19 pandemic. In the ensuing two years, we’ve had plenty of rough waters. I’m reposting the blog I wrote then, because it seems like a good time to reflect. Where are you stronger today than you were because of the “rough […]