The Size of Your Success

What size are you? Here’s why I ask.  As a motivational speaker I believe the size of your success is in direct proportion to the size of your belief it is possible. Again, what size are you? Choose from below:

Small – You have a burning desire to transfer departments from accounting to marketing, but every time a job opening pops up, you talk yourself out of even creating a resume, let alone applying by saying, “No one is going to think someone who works with numbers is creative.” Which is funny because we’ve all seen some pretty creative accountants in the past few years in certain industries!

Medium – Your mother-in-law is coming for a two-week visit and you’d really like her to watch your children for one weekend so you can finally have some alone time with your partner. You have everything prepared (meals, clothing, diapers, emergency numbers) in case she says yes. When she walks in the door she says, “Wow, what a long flight. I’m so exhausted I feel like I could sleep for a week.” You decide not to risk and just enjoy her company.

Large – You have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Over the past few years you’ve been setting money aside monthly, showing up at networking events looking for support systems (bookkeepers, vendors, etc.), created a tight business plan and even ordered cards. You start small  and take on a few customers while you still have your current position working weekends. After a few months, you quit your current job and go full-time.

It’s 2012 and time to recognize that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to success. Think BIG. Believe BIG. Mmm, that size looks good on you.



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. So true Colette! As a motivational speaker myself, I finally realized that as long as I dreamed for just enough, just enough was all I got. So I have been retraining my brain to move from a state of desperation (thinking about what I need to get by) to a state of prosperity (dreaming for bigger than I could even imagine). I have finally learned that if I reach for the moon, even if I don’t reach the moon, I will land in the stars. So I guess I should say I’m a “plus sized” dreamer. Now comes the hard part – reprogramming my brain. I can’t just say it once – I have to say it every day – and I have to know exactly what it looks like to dream big – to see beyond what my mind thinks as normal. And then I have to have the courage to ASK for it. Easier said than done. But dreams don’t come easy. That’s why the pay off is so great. Awesome post Colette! I’m going to share it.

  2. So TRUE Colette! Thank you for holding up the mirror for me. I am happy to say that 2012 is the year of Living Large for me!!! I have not only enjoyed the brightness of my dreams being ignited, but am taking solid steps to make it all come together. Thank you for being such a strong and supportive Motivational Role Model:) xt

    • I heard someone say recently that she doesn’t let herself dream too big, because it sets herself up for failure, and creates this big thing she doesn’t know how to get. So she sets the bar a little lower to something more attainable. I see where she’s coming from, and as a motivational speaker, I have certainly been there myself. But I think this sets us up to think small, and makes us victim to the voice inside of us that says to stay in a comfort zone. I subscribe to the school of thought that says “Shoot for the moon. Even if you fail, you’ll land in the stars.” Not sure who said it, but I’m buying into that one. And when I started ASKING for it – I started getting it. Life is cool.

  3. I am relating to your words, Colette, in a Large way! I’m also a motivational speaker but how come it is then, that I picture my clothes closet with an assortment of clothes sizes hanging there?! Here’s how I see it: In my young adult life I definitely was a Small, not feeling worthy or experienced enough for my dreams to happen. For too many years I’ve worn a Medium, making strides towards my goals but still holding back to make room for others to pass. Finally I have the positivity, confidence and motivation I need to wear a Large! 2012 fits in a big way! Big happiness and prosperity for everyone!

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