How did you spend Leap Year?

Communication-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonHappy Leap Year.  OK, OK, it’s the day after (or two days after by the time you are reading this!)  How did you celebrate a day that only comes once every four years?

This motivational speaker spent Leap Year at California State University – Chico teaching 120 staff to be more assertive, improve their communication skills and stress less.  I cheesily leaped  onto the stage in my effort to be funny while helping them leap their skills, career, and lives forward.

This week was also National Pancake Day, National Pig Day, Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and Old Stuff Day.  No, I’m not trying to promote more Macy’s One Day Sales, Hallmark cards or excuses to pig out on pancakes, bacon, and peanut butter or guilt you into purging your closets.  The point is, every day is special, a celebration, an opportunity to leap forward, to set new goals, soar to new heights.  Are you celebrating life’s joys and triumphs as they come, or are you just going through the motions?  Every day is an opportunity to leap forward and get rid of old “stuff” we no longer want in our lives whether it is getting rid of old habits, behaviors, or items that no longer serve us.

So don’t wait another 4 years to leap forward, or a year to eat pancakes.



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. Dag nab it. I missed it. I didn’t even realize it was leap year. Story of my life.

  2. Great advice. Leap day is arbitrarily established – no different from any other day. Thanks for the reminder to treat every day as important. Peanut Butter Lover’s Day – really? I can just see the celebration in a modern public school cafeteria. Get out the EpiPens and the heart paddles.

  3. I always wondered what it would be like to be born on Leap Day.  Would this be a good thing – or a bad thing.  Well, nothing is EITHER…..but thinking makes it so, right Mr. Shakespeare?  Methinks it would be fun because it would be different. 

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