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Adventures... I'd have to say my adventures began at the age of 12, when I told my grandmother I was dissapointed with my normal and perfect life, and secretly wished for a little drama.  She scolded me for my ungratefulness and warned me to be careful about what I wished for. But while I felt a little guilty, deep down I was longing for more.  And from that moment on, as if spoken into existence by my confession, my life has been a complete adventure. I'll spare you the details of my parent's divorce, or meeting my husband in high school... and then having my first child in high school, much to the dismay of my church community,  and skip right on to after I was married and living as a suburban housewife at the ripe old age of 18. After letting go of my former ideas about how my life would look, I was determined to be the perfect mom. But I struggled. I missed my parents and couldn't keep a clean house or cook a decent meal. I'd never taken care of a [Read more...]

Startup Life – When The Rubber Meets The Road 


"When the rubber meets the road," is a common enough term, but it is more relevant in my life at this moment than ever before. I like to think of the phrase as describing the tires of an airplane's landing gear on it's first test flight. It was assembled according to factory specifications, all the tests were positive, all the inspections approved, but in the back of the pilot's mind he knows they haven't actually been tested in use yet.  In theory, they should work, but he won't know for sure until the rubber meets the road, the plane bounces safely on the tires, and he can roll onto the runway to stop the plane.  That's what I feel like in this very moment with YouCoached. We've run tests, created a product that lines up with market need, used proven technology, and built great content, but we don't know if it will really work until we launch and see how the market reacts. Launch is approaching, and I have to admit I'm nervous as hell.  -Tara

Introducing “You Coached” My Something Big

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If you follow my Facebook page, you know that my mantra for 2016 is "Think Bigger". This past year I've gone back and forth on my blog struggling with what content to share. Should it be inspirational, practical, poetic, humorous, visually focused, full of thoughtful words? Should I talk about the every day obstacles in life like cooking and style, or the philosophical under layer that affects all we do? I couldn't decide. I wanted to do everything.  Well there's a quote that I absolutely hate (probably because it applies so accurately to me) that kept cropping up in my mind: This is true... sort of. It's a quote that I think is meant to help someone deal with their own boundaries, but I also think it's a bit defeating. Because while there are actual physical and mental limits, it is rare that we reach them. More accurately, we reach the end of what we think is our limit based on how we're currently framing the problem in our mind [Read more...]