Are you a Brain Candy Addict?

Communication-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonAlthough I’ll eat dark chocolate in any form, my biggest indulgence as a motivational speaker is brain candy. Crave it. Can’t live without it. If too much time passes between a tasty bite, I’ll start searching the internet, order a new book from Amazon, watch a Netflix documentary, or sign up for another seminar. Why?

Perhaps it’s because I was raised by a mother who not only was a teacher, but an addict. At almost 77 years old she continues to take classes or challenge herself to learn new skills. Maybe it’s because when I worked for sales legends Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy I heard over and over again, “School is never out for the pro.” All I know is I can’t live without my brain candy. And unlike other addictions, this one is chock full of benefits.

Brain candy not only lowers your risk for Alzheimer’s, but often results in being more open-minded. After all, the more you learn about a subject, person or philosophy, the more you challenge your current beliefs.  Relationships are all about building rapport. Brain candy allows you to connect with more people on a variety of topics. You stay challenged, engaged, and passionate which leads to incredible opportunities.

Recently I overdosed while attending the National Speaker’s Association Conference. I’m still drooling from the experience.   How about you? Any candy you’d like to share?


Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Great post Colette! I’m a fan of brain candy – or rather some kinds of candy. I like challenging myself creatively too and pushing myself beyond my limits. I too believe that knowledge is power. But I believe there lies even more power in how you use that knowledge. Knowing facts is one thing – applying them to life is where real wisdom comes in. 

  2. The older I get, the more I realize I don’t know!  I love the way knowledge feeds the brain and expands our understanding of each other and the world.  NSA definitely did that for me!  And Kelly, you’re absolutely right about applying all that knowledge to our lives.

  3. I can relate. Totally relate.  And my addiction is so ridiculous that I keep buying books before I’ve finished the one I’m on.  I’ve got a stack a flippin’ mile high waiting to be opened!  

  4. Brain candy!  While I was reading your post, I couldn’t get Skittles and peanut M&M’s out of my head!  But, yes, I can relate – so many good ideas or new twists on old ideas – it is addicting!  The NSA convention was amazing and I even bought books and CD’s and Peter Sheahans’ dvd.  It was such a good keynote, I wanted to see it again.  Yes, my brain is on fire!

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