How many times have you missed opportunities by waiting on the sidelines for “perfect conditions”? To be the right weight, have the right job, or meet the perfect partner. Today Vicki is joined by writer, author, and motivational speaker Kara Richardson Whitely, who at 300 pounds climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the third time, documented in her new book Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds.

Now that we are well into the new year… how are you doing on your resolutions? Back in January, TimeFinder founder and It’s About Time! Transforming Chaos Into Calm, A to Z author Mitzi Weinman joined Vicki to share her secrets to making a New Year’s resolution stick. Today, she is back to follow up on how we are all doing with our resolutions… plus clearing clutter and creating time to make space for new things in your life.

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At more than three hundred pounds, in 2011, Kara Richardson Whitely climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the third time. Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds is the raw and inspiring story of her ascent from the depths of self-doubt to the top of the world. Her difficult trek speaks to everyone who has struggled with negative self-image. Honest and unforgettable, Kara’s journey is fraught with intense passion, endurance, and ultimately self-acceptance. A motivational speaker, Kara has written for SELF, Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine, and Runner’s World, among others. She was recently featured on Oprah’s Lifeclass and was one of Outside Magazine’s “127 Definining Moments” finalists.

New Year’s resolutions are the time honored tradition that nearly every one of us fails to uphold. There are many reasons why a resolution falls by the wayside, and Mitzi Weinman has advice to help you stay strong in your resolve with It’s About Time! Transforming Chaos Into Calm, A to Z. Some of her advice includes critical points such as is your resolution realistic, are you really dedicated to making it happen, and are you willing to refocus your current priorities and take the time neccessary to see it through. Mitzi is a coach, workshop leader, professional speaker and founder of TimeFinder, which offers practical approaches to personal productivity.

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