Allison Carmen

As a business coach, consultant and author, Allison Carmen has developed the simple life philosophy called “Maybe” to help people deal with the uncertainty of life. She has successfully applied the philosophy to help her clients, who range from entrepreneurs and owners of multi-million dollar companies to artists, actors, writers, fashion designers, attorneys, health care workers, doormen, garage attendants, parents, nannies and the homeless. Allison has witnessed hundreds of people, regardless of present circumstances, who had the courage to step into the realm of Maybe improve their lives.

The reason the philosophy of Maybe is so effective is because it continuously offers us more than the one possibility that is causing us stress and keeping us up at night. We all have a choice. We can stew in uncertainty of life, escalating our stress, anxiety and despair. Or we can realize that there may be a way out of the situation, a way forward, or just another way for us to exist in all that lies before us.

Maybe is just one change of perspective, but it’s one that changes everything.

Choosing Love Over Anger

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An Untold Story About James Gandolfini: Giving Up the Roles We Play

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” Amelia Earheart...more

Insanity is Hereditary; You Get It From Your Children

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
 Sam Levenson A few months ago, my daughter came down with a sore throat and cold, 
but she really pushed herself to keep going to school. She kept pushing 
until one morning I forbade her to go to school and took her to the 
doctor. All that pushing of hers had resulted in a case of bronchitis....more

The Game Is Not About Becoming Somebody, It's About Becoming Nobody.

“The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.” Ram Dass I remember reading this quote a long time ago and having absolutely no idea what it meant. I had just gotten a job at a large law firm, I was making great money and I thought I had finally arrived at a place in my life where I had finally become “SOMEBODY.” However, after fifteen years of practicing law, I felt unfulfilled and I decided to abandon the profession and focus on a career in consulting and coaching. I was really starting over....more

Get Off Your Cell Phone!!! Teaching Our Children That Every Moment Matters!!!!

I recently moved to a rental building in New York City on a temporary basis. The building is filled with young professionals, mostly in their mid-twenties to early thirties. I am the only person with children in the building.
 In the elevator and lobby, everyone is always on the phone or listening to music. I say hello and goodbye
 to people, and if there is nothing loud in their ears they will smile back at me. Once in a while, I get a hello back. ...more