with you! This one is about stressful situations. I invite you to watch this EQ Minute and think about how stress plays into your work and personal life. Many of us are quick to respond and react to stress, but what if we also reflected on it and used it to gain insight into ourselves?
In October I had a wonderful experience speaking to the Mile High Chapter Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). In the audience, for the first time ever, there was another Kari Knutson! Although she spelled hers Carrie Knudsen, she pronounced it the same. We met right before my talk and of course complimented each other on having such a fabulous name. I never met another Carrie Knudsen before and neither had she, kind of like meeting a unicorn.
To summarize: my talk was received with cheers, ALA people were amazing, the conference was going well, and then…dinner!
During dinner, ALA had a raffle where they were giving away fabulous prizes. I’m sitting there, enjoying my dinner, listening to the raffle prizes, and clapping for the winners when all of the sudden I hear that the next prize is two tickets to see Janet Jackson in concert! Then I hear the unbelievable… “the winner is Kari Knutson”! I jump from my seat screaming out, “I won, I won!!”
In the same split second that I stood up in front of a packed room of ALA professionals screaming, “I won”, I had the awful realization that, for the first time ever, I am not the only Kari Knutson in the room, neither do I belong to ALA, have my name in their raffle, or am the Carrie they are looking for. Every worse, I am NOT going to see Janet Jackson! Of course the real Carrie Knudsen stood up to claim her prize and all I could manage to say as I sat my sorry self back down was, “I want half”.
Proof that Carrie Knudsen exists!
So excited to announce that my store
is up and running on the website. Thanks to the fabulous creations of Evan Sherlock and Teah Mazzoni you can get bookmarks, stickers, magnets, bracelets and necklaces! There are also 12 free downloads of different quotes that you can use as a screen saver on your computer!