The Must Give Gift of the Season

Stress-less-speaker-Colette-Carlson"I can't stop and read this article because I'm too busy!" If this sounds like you, stop the insanity, grab a beverage and read my short article originally published in Personal Development magazine putting the season in perspective.

"Look at all the sugar in these cereals," the shrunken, 85-year old man said aloud at my local CVS drugstore. As he reached for the Cheerios off the shelf, our eyes met. "I'm down to one teaspoon in my coffee, instead of three. Heck, during WWII I was happy if the coffee was even hot." His eyes welled with tears. "I never used to cry, but I seem to cry all the time now," said the man I'd soon learn was called Frank. Read More…


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.

Did you enjoy this post? Just jot down your email and we'll keep you up-to-date with all of our motivation and entertainment.

Delivered by FeedBurner


  1. This brings a tear, Colette. I love this encounter that you shared and it comes at a perfect time in the middle of this busy season. I'll not be so quick to "scoot away" next time.

  2. Ahhhh Colette, what a wonderful story. And a huge heartfelt hug to you for taking the time to stop and listen. Stop and listen. Doesn't cost anything and provides SO much to someone else. Thank you thank you thank you. I think I'll go hang around a drug store now and just see who might need my listening. Not kidding. This one is fantastic.

  3. This is a great read Colette.  So you, so beautiful and warm and generous.  Thank you!


Speak Your Mind