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IT STARTS WITH ME:

IT STARTS WITH ME:

IT STARTS WITH ME:

It really does.

It starts with me.

It starts with you.

It starts when you are willing to take a courageous step into the unknown. To follow what you know is right.

For yourself.

For others.

For the planet.

One little step in the direction you had told yourself you aren’t allowed to dream about any more.

What is one tiny action you can take, today, in this moment, toward exactly how you would love it to be?

#itstartswhenyounotice

#recalculatingrocks

#itisnevertoolatetorecalculate

Noise

NOISE:
 
The worry.
 
The to do list.
 
The shoulds.
 
They are all noise.
 
The expectations.
 
The overcommitments.
 
Your lack of energy.
 
Noise. Noise. Noise.
 
You know what is important.
 
You know what there is to do.
 
Refuse to engage with the noise in your life and get back to what really counts.
 
#lovetdreamspeopleexperiences
 
#noiseisjustadistraction
 
#recalculateanytime

You Are In Better Shape Than You Think

 
We are so hard on ourselves. Critical. Judgmental.
 
Never ever ever ever good enough.
 
Even when we have managed our way through another day, dressed ourselves, fed ourselves, made it from a to b and back again, kept it together enough to be considered a functioning human being, maybe even sharing a kind word or two along the way.
 
And yet, it is never ever ever ever enough.
 
You are in much better shape than you are giving yourself credit for.
 
Even on the bad days.
 
Give yourself a break.
 
#youhavealwaysbeengoodenough
 
#timeout
 
#giveyourselfabreakbecausenooneelsecandothatforyou
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.

Keeping Your Cool

 
You have not had enough sleep.
 
There is a deadline.
 
A delay was just announced.
 
Life happens and it can take everything we have got not to lose it.
 
How do you keep your cool?
 
Or do you just take it out on whoever is right in front of you?
 
We can have the best of intentions but when the rubber meets the road, can we keep it together?
 
Keeping your cool is the ultimate in cool.
 
#keepingittogether
 
#recalculatenomatterwhat
 
#workingonthiseverydarnday
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.

Breaking New Ground

 

Perhaps no one has done it the way you want to.

There is no path.

No road map.

No guarantee.

Take a step anyway.

You are the one who has had this fantastic idea so it must be in you to bring it to life.

@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.

Daydream

 
Let your mind drift away. To happy memories. To how you would love it to be in the future. To what you are grateful for.
 
Daydreaming is one of the healthiest pastimes imaginable.
 
The more we feel good, the more we feel good, and daydreaming feels really good.
 
If you daydream often, you might just allow yourself to get closer to knowing exactly what you want, and how to make a plan to get there.
 
#takemeaway
 
#whatadayforadaydream
 
#itisnevertoolatetogoforwhatyouwant
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.

Ease

 
There is a time for hard work; a time for dedicated, concentrated effort.
 
But does it feel like a struggle more of the time than not?
 
Easy does it.
 
Notice how you are approaching something you aren’t that excited about doing. Do you add a big weight to it? Are you adding unnecessary drama?
 
Ease is truly possible.
 
Ease and flow as if it is the natural way of things.
 
Ease, the greatest of ease, is available to you anytime.
 
#easeondown
 
#wegetwhatwefocuson
 
#itisnevertoolatetorecalculate
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.
 

It May Not Be As Scary As You Think

 
Have you wanted to take a leap?
 
Make a change?
 
Do something you may even know you really want to do but it is super scary?
 
Then you take that step and – wow – the sun is still shining, the trees are still standing and you made it to the other side.
 
Only now, you know yourself as someone who can face those small and big fears.
 
You know yourself as a person with courage.
 
You may find that step was not as scary as you thought it might be.
 
Sometimes it is not even the big things that seem like a big deal.
 
Giving challenging news, apologizing or finding out at your annual physical you need to get a shot might all bring a sense of dread.
 
Until we get on with it.
 
And remember, it may not actually be as scary as you think.
 
#gettingonwithitisalmostalwaysbetter
 
#taketheleap
 
#itisnevertoolatetorecalculate
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.
 

The Path

 
It can seem like life is a random, uncertain series of disconnected events taking us to an unknown destination.
 
Or it can seem like a divinely guided, wow-that-was-meant-to-be and who-could-ever-have- imagined-it-would-turn-out-this-way ride.
 
The path ahead is brimming –
 
With opportunity.
With beauty.
With adventure.
 
If I had a magic wand, I would ask you what you REALLY want.
 
Then I would listen intently while you thought about it, told me “I don’t know,” then thought about it a little longer and answered with something tangible.
 
The path is waiting.
 
You are the one who gets to walk it your way.
 
#thepathiswaiting
 
#whocouldeverhaveimagineditwouldturnoutthisway
 
#itisnevertoolatetorecalculate
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.

Time

 
The one resource we cannot replenish.
 
We can feel like we do not have enough of it, we are racing against it or beaten by it.
 
Time really can be our friend.
 
When we relate to the time we have as precious:
 
We make different choices.
We see what is important.
We become aware of what matters most.
 
We have a lot of time until we don’t.
 
You are the one who gets to decide what you do with it.
 
#timeismoney
 
#givemejustalittlemoretime
 
#weallhavethesamenumberofhoursintheday
@thegpsgirl
 Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of  “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the globe. A professional speaker, singer and voice-over artist, Karen travels the world speaking and performing concert-style keynotes to groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Karen has enjoyed wide media coverage, but she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.  Sharing the bill with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka and Christopher Cross, she has performed national anthems at many major sporting events including the New York Jets game at Giants Stadium. Karen Jacobsen is the Immediate Past President of the National Speakers Association-New York City, and with an eight year old son has plenty of opportunity to Recalculate on a daily basis. Her new book RECALCULATE – Directions for Driving Performance Success is now available.