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Carl Godlove

Why Be Yourself

Navigating through decades of life experience has revealed the following truth to me. When you strip life bare, when you get to the core, you are here for one reason above all others. To express who you are in all you do. In other words, to be yourself. Some would call this living your truth. This is easy to forget when life presses on you with its demands. But it's important, even life-changing, to remember as you respond. Trading fear for curiosity and gratitude is key to living fearlessly and embarking on the adventure to be who you were born to be. This is the purest form of love you can unconditionally express to yourself. It is not a selfish act. Rather, it is the highest regard you can have for the gift that is your life.

Choosing to make this trade and live fearlessly is a brave act that requires the adoption of a new mindset. This does not mean that fear is totally absent from your life. Eradicating all fear is both unachievable and undesirable. The fear emotion can provide valuable, sometimes life-saving feedback. So living fearlessly is not the total elimination of fear. Rather, it is a learned response that puts curiosity in front of fear during life's challenges. Mastering this art is mastering the art of living fearlessly and eliminating the crippling effects of simply reacting, rather than responding to fear, which blocks your path to the fullest, intentional engagement with your life.

My Hope

My hope is that I may encourage you and help you to find the clarity and courage to follow your purpose, your bliss. To inspire and help you uncover who you were born to be. To wholeheartedly believe it and embrace it. To find the wisdom and courage to live it. And to ultimately share with others your unique expression of this time you call your life.

I am leading by example and I invite you along as you embark on your adventure of discovery and transition to be yourself and live your truth, each and every day.

My Journey

If you aren't familiar with my story, I welcome your visit to my About page. The current chapter of my "Be Yourself" journey has been unfolding since 2014. I moved forward with this site guided only by heart-centered intuition, long before I had a plan or any real means for offering assistance beyond the content of this site. The "My Hope" section above has been on the homepage from the beginning, and I have lived up to "leading by example," driven by two persistent questions. "What feeds me?" and "How can I help?" The result was nearly a year of formal training in ontological coaching and the creation of my coaching business at My market focus is executive and leadership coaching, but I coach individuals as well, many in the midst of, or looking to make changes in their life or career, even when they have no conscious idea what that looks like. In the end, it is about helping the person in front of you find their way to a better future, regardless of the context. "Coaching to the human soul" is the best description of ontological coaching I've heard. That's what I do now. That's what I love.