Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep19 - Embracing Uncertainty: Allison Carmen

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How living a life of “maybe” can stop worrying and negative thoughts in their tracks, how it can get you into the moment, and why we need to embrace uncertainty with author Allison Carmen.
Air Date: 12/15/16
Duration: 28:49
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Allison Carmen
Allison CarmenAllison Carmen spent many years fighting a powerful addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol or fame. It was an addiction to certainty. If she didn’t know what the future would bring – and who does? – she felt anxious and afraid. This decades-long struggle followed her through college, marriage, parenthood, and a successful law career.

While everything seemed fine from the outside, Allison was in a constant battle that was unwinnable, sapping her energy, attention, and spirit. Until the day she discovered the power of Maybe.

Maybe is a simple yet powerful philosophy that has transformed Allison’s life, and the life of her many clients (now that she has ditched her legal career and has become a successful business consultant and life coach). The message is this: In the face of uncertainty, Maybe opens your mind and heart. It creates a little space for hope. It allows you to take a deep breath, stay in the present, and forge your own path.

Today, Allison works as an author, life coach, business consultant and blogger. Allison Carmen is the author of The Gift of Maybe, a book offering hope and possibility in the face of uncertainty. She works with a vast array of people, from entrepreneurs and owners of multi-million dollar companies to artists, attorneys and parents. Due to her popular blog, and online presence, Allison has tens of thousands of international followers all who are embracing the mindset of Maybe to deal with the fast-paced, changing economic and political landscape all over the world. Allison also writes a blog for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Allison has made several television appearances and is a guest lecturer at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Allison Carmen holds a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Most of the time we suffer because we think we know or we project a negative outcome. “Maybe” cuts that negative projection and allows you to live in the moment.
  • The beauty of uncertainty and why you need to embrace it.
  • Why “not knowing” is the most liberating place we can live.
  • Why you can’t live your best life when you’re complacent.

High Five Highlights:

  • Can “maybe” be used at any age? Yes, making your kids “maybe” thinkers will help them to be more aware and open to solutions.
  • Advice she would give her younger self: stop worrying so much, and live a life of gratitude.
  • Book she would share: Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness.
  • Favorite quote: Maybe everything’s okay.
  • Best advice she was given: Her uncle that would say, “When worrying helps, call me and then I’ll worry about it, but until then I’m not going to worry about anything.”

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