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MYST 51 Trevitorial: “What Is Success?” and “How to Get Back On Track”

What is “success”? 

You can’t hold it. You can’t take a picture of it. You can get an award for achieving it, but “it” is vague. Success is a state of mind. It is an idea, a goal, a movement. It is growth. And none of those are physical things.

Kara at play
Kara at play

But Kara Counard also suggests that we need to change how we view success. We ALL achieve success, every day, but what Kara calls a success, others might consider a failure, and still others may think it to be an unachievable dream.

So, what do we need to change so that we can all earn our success, and still be happy when we see others who have more, and others who have less? How can everyone be successful when definite boundaries and strata exist in life? Kara suggests and idea and I expand on it.

Kara was our guest in MYST 30, published on July 14, 2014. If you want to hear here complete interview (and her asolutely fascinating life story, you can listen here. That show is the most-listened to show in the past 14 weeks!

Then, Paul from Whitelaw, Wisconsin, sent a message on my Speakpipe message system that everyone can completely understand: “How do you get back on track to your goal, when you experience a complete breakdown, related to poor choices?” Paul is refering to a weightloss goal, and a weekend of excessive consumption, but my answer goes beyond dietary changes and will help everyone regain their footing.


Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods.

He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog.

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You can see more of Kara’s work at her website.

More Information on Kara’s “Day in the Life” sessions.

Information on her Honoring Elders project, and another article about that project is here.

Listen to Kara and her Women Over 90 exhibit on Wisconsin Public Radio and a YouTube video on the same project.

Watch her on WTMJ’s “The Morning Blend”.