Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 6/30/2008


Monday Morning Coach from Carole Billingham for June 30, 2008

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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

June 30, 2008 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
Carole's Wise Women Circle
Watch Carole on YouTube
Carole's Blog
Become Carole's Friend
Recommended Book
June Specials!
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


Years ago, a loving friend said to me, "If you treated your friends like you treat yourself, you wouldn't have any friends."


I remember being stunned and shocked in realization that she was indeed correct. 


Somewhere along the line, I had become cruel and mean to myself. I had become a relentless taskmaster with no tolerance for anything less than excellence. I had allowed my inner tyrant to take over my life and I had lost sight of who I really was. 


The irony was that I had a huge capacity to be kind and loving with everyone else on the planet except myself. In truth, I would have been ashamed and embarrassed if anyone discovered how brutal I could be, and was, with myself. 


I share this with you because I have discovered that most of us have an inner voice or two that if we allow it, can become quite bossy and out of control. Or worse, it can become amplified and can drive out all of the joy in our lives and replace it with FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). Sadly, these voices can be very sneaky and manipulative. And who better to manipulate you than a part of you? Right?


The good news is that by remembering who really is in control of your life (and the voices in your head) you can start to embrace that inner taskmaster, send him/ her love and transform him/her into an ally. Believe it or not, that inner tyrant really does love you (after all, it’s a part of you). It has just gotten a bit out of whack on how it communicates its love to you. By loving rather than judging that part of you, you allow it to become integrated and healed so that the power it possesses can be used for your higher good rather than for self-destruction.


I have found there is freedom in being able to move from shame to a place of honesty and in turn community and connection in knowing that we are all in this together. We all have inner voices that can get us spinning and lost. In naming, loving, and reclaiming them we can finally be whole--complete and at peace--not to mention the world becomes a much nicer place both inside and out.


So, I challenge you this week to look inside and send love, lots of love, to every part of your being. I encourage you to send compassion and forgiveness to where there is judgment and to send joy to where there is rigidity or hardness.  I promise you, you’ll be glad you did.


Have a Compassionate week! 




Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." - Buddha


Question:  How might you be more compassionate towards yourself this week? What might happen in doing so?


Affirmation:   "As I am more gentle and kind with myself, I feel happy and at peace. In turn my world becomes more happy and peaceful!"


Copyright 2008, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"Carole's workshop really got me back on the right track. The track of self-realization and responsibility.
- H.R., Workshop Attendee, Westminster, CO

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- Mahatma Gandhi



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"Being a part of Carole's Women's Coaching Circle showed me that I wasn't out there by myself; other women had similar issues and questions. We explored those questions together and I found that our collective wisdom and experience gave me insight into finding the answers." -- S. Holmberg

"I really enjoyed the tele-gathering and sharing different perspectives."
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 Watch Carole on YouTube

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Read Carole's Blog


Find new articles and words of wisdom from Carole each week on her Blog page.


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 Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


The Best of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship (hardback)
by Sara James (Author), Ginger Mauney (Author)

Two remarkable women share a friendship since they were both 12-year-old girls growing up in Richmond, VA. Although their lives went their separate ways, the two find each other and become close again. They find their paths to be quite parallel as they watch their own children developing friendships with each other. This book is a sweet summer read to the enduring value of female friendship.


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See a list of Carole's other recommended books

June Specials!


Now Available! The 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format!

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Contact Carole

Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires spirited businesspeople to live with Power, Passion and Purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480

Copyright © 2008 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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